June 9, 2011

June Is GA Appreciation Month in the Sunshine State

Florida Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed June, 2011 as General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month.
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June 8, 2011

A New Airport Opens, Deep in the Heart of Texas

NBAA and others were on hand to mark the June 8 grand opening of Austin Executive Airport.
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June 8, 2011

Conflicting Flight Data Recorder Standards May Confuse Operators

Key differences between ICAO and FAA standards for FDRs cause confusion among some operators.
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June 6, 2011

Industry Groups Ask TSA to Help Minimize Losses Due to TFRs

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and five other association leaders sent a letter June 2 asking the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop ways to minimize the economic impact of Presidential Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) on general aviation (GA) operators.
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June 6, 2011

LightSquared Tests Reveal Potential Interference with GPS

Trials in the southwestern United States show that new wireless broadband technologies used by LightSquared, a potential cellular provider, may interfere with GPS signals.
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June 1, 2011

Chicago to Joplin: Business Aviation Tornado-Relief Flights Continue

Attorney Robert McKenzie says that use of business aircraft to deliver medical and other supplies to tornado-stricken Joplin, MO over the past week is “an excellent example of corporate citizenship.”
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May 26, 2011

Brunswick Executive Airport Fly-In Celebrates Historic Facility’s Return to Civilian Use

Following its conversion from a military air station to a general aviation airport, Brunswick Executive Airport (BMX) is celebrating with a fly-in event on June 4, 2011.
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May 22, 2011

Dan Hubbard, Senior Vice President, Communications

Dan Hubbard joined the NBAA staff on Dec. 1, 2004, as its new vice president, communications, and he was promoted to senior vice president in 2008.
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May 22, 2011

Todd J. Wormington, Director, Information Technology

Todd Wormington serves as director, information technology (IT) for the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). In this position, he is responsible for the Association's IT operations and strategy.
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May 16, 2011

NBAA Watching FAA Proposal to Increase Single-Pilot Proficiency Requirements

NBAA is closely monitoring the progress of a proposed FAA rule that would require annual proficiency checks for single-piloted, turbine-powered aircraft.
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May 16, 2011

NBAA Joins Large Coalition to Protect GPS in Wake of Recent FCC Decision

The Federal Communications Commission's recent decision to grant a waiver to wireless broadband company LightSquared to build 40,000 ground stations threatens massive interference with GPS signals.
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May 12, 2011

New Jersey Joins Host of States With GA Month Proclamation

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) has declared May 2011 as General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month in the state. The GA Appreciation Month proclamation marks the second year that New Jersey has officially recognized the positive impact of GA in the state.
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May 11, 2011

Webinar Navigates Complexities of Charter, Broker Regulations

Given the complexities of the regulatory environment for charter companies and brokers, a small slip in business practices, even if unintentional, might generate a huge fine for charter brokers and operators.
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May 9, 2011

Aircraft Purchase Market Can Be Challenging, But Not Impossible

Although there is cautious optimism that the market for business aircraft sales may be slowly rebounding, buyers still face a very challenging environment compared to the one that existed in the years prior to September 2008.
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May 9, 2011

Babbitt Discusses Need For Final FAA Reauthorization Bill

In remarks before the Atlanta Aero Club on May 5, FAA chief Randy Babbitt said a final FAA reauthorization bill would help the agency’s planning and management NextGen.
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May 6, 2011

Colorado Group: June To Be Declared ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month’

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) last week issued a proclamation declaring that June 2011 will be 'General Aviation Appreciation Month' in the state. The action comes just over a month ahead of the Colorado Aviation Business Association's (CABA) second annual 'Aviation Saves' open house, which runs June 10-11 at Centennial Airport in Englewood, CO, near Denver.
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May 6, 2011

Advocacy Succeeds in Keeping Tax Increases Out of Connecticut Budget

After three months of focused advocacy, the Connecticut business aviation community has succeeded in stopping two devastating tax increases. The state legislature last week passed a budget that did not contain two tax proposals opposed by the industry: a new personal property tax on all aircraft and the elimination of the sales tax exemption for maintenance and repair of light aircraft.
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April 29, 2011

Kansas GA Economic Summit, Proclamation Highlight GA Value

A series of economic summits designed by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (R-KS) to grow the state's economy kicked off on Monday, April 25, focusing on general aviation (GA). Later summits will ask other industry leaders for input, with ideas from all summit meetings used to formulate an action plan for creating jobs.
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April 25, 2011

Los Angeles Officials Try to Snuff Out SMO Flight Schools

Los Angeles City Council officials have passed a resolution supporting efforts to close six flight schools operating at Santa Monica Airport (SMO), based on the patently false and politically motivated allegation that they are a safety hazard.
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April 21, 2011

Letter to Falcon Operators from the NBAA Dassault Falcon Jet Technical Committee

In the past ten years, the NBAA Falcon Technical Committee has worked with Dassault Falcon to identify ways to improve the service and support they provide. During this time, open lines of communication developed, and the representatives of Falcon have been receptive to new ideas and have implemented new procedures when possible and appropriate.
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