February 4, 2011

Senate Approves Laser-Pointer Ban in FAA Reauthorization Bill

Due to a sharp increase in laser pointers aimed at aircraft, the Senate approved an amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill to make the act a federal crime.
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February 4, 2011

Senate Approves Laser-Pointer Restrictions to Reauthorization Bill

The U.S. Senate last week approved an amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill that would make aiming laser pointers at aircraft a federal crime. The measure passed by a vote of 96-1 on February 3, as the Senate continues to debating approval of long-awaited reauthorization legislation.
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February 4, 2011

NBAA Welcomes FAA Advisory Committee on Unleaded Fuel

NBAA welcomed a new FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committee on the proposed phase-out of 100 low lead (100LL) aviation gasoline (avgas), the fuel that powers almost all 150,000 piston-engine aircraft in the U.S.
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February 2, 2011

Congressional Newspaper Ad Reminds Policymakers: ‘No Plane, No Gain’

As a new Congressional session gets underway, NBAA is again making sure that policymakers understand the importance of business aviation.
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February 1, 2011

Texas ‘Smackdown’ Mobilizes Local Safety Expertise

San Antonio-based Partnership for Corporate Aviation Training (PCAT) holds its Safety
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February 1, 2011

NBAA Advocates For Business Aviation With Company Travel Managers

NBAA's Mike Nichols has fostered a key partnership with the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) by becoming a member a serving on NBTA's Aviation Committee.
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January 31, 2011

At SMO, A Local Ruling, A National Impact

The 2011 federal court ruling that the City of Santa Monica’s arbitrary ban on selected aircraft is not justified by safety concerns and violates grant assurances serves notice to airport authorities across the U.S.
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January 31, 2011

House, Senate Leaders Say FAA Reauthorization A Top Priority

As the 112th Congress stakes out its priorities for the coming weeks, it is clear that completion of an FAA reauthorization bill is near the top of the to-do list.
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January 31, 2011

FAA Report Shows Sharp Increase in Laser-pointing Incidents

Reports of pointer-type lasers aimed at aircraft almost doubled in 2010 from the previous year to more than 2,800, with business-type aircraft accounting for an estimated 25 percent of the incidents involved, according to the FAA..
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January 31, 2011

FAA Report Shows Sharp Increase in Laser-pointing Incidents

Reports of pointer-type lasers aimed at aircraft almost doubled in 2010 from the previous year to more than 2,800, with business-type aircraft accounting for an estimated 25 percent of the incidents involved, the FAA recently reported.
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January 27, 2011

Business Aviation Lends a Hand in Savannah

NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Advisory Council is organizing a clothing drive called 'Pay It Forward,' and asks each S&D Conference attendee to bring to the event one professionally cleaned business outfit to donate to Assisting Working Women in Need (AWWIN).
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January 26, 2011

NBAA’s Damato Helps Women in Industry Manage Life’s Juggling Act

Life as an aviation professional, wife and mother often includes unique challenges - just ask Jo Damato, a long-time business aviation professional, who draws from her own experiences to provide helpful guidance to other women in business aviation.
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January 25, 2011

Life-Saving Missions: Business Aviation Transports Organs

It’s usually in the dark of night, on just a few minute’s notice and sometimes in the worst flying weather that business aircraft take off to collect transplantable human organs. NBAA Member company Venture Aviation in Greenville, SC is one of the leaders among organ transportation companies.
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January 24, 2011

Addison Airport Uses Online Radio For Effective Advocacy

Addison Airport creates 'Addison Airport Radio' podcasts to educate the public about what business aviation encompasses, how it's used and how it contributes to the local economy and quality of life.
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January 21, 2011

Video Promotes Business Aviation’s Lift For Veterans

A heart-warming video released this month helps companies with business airplanes support disabled American veterans, even as it educates viewers about the broader benefits of business aircraft to citizens, companies and communities nationwide.
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January 14, 2011

North Dakota Operators Organize Advocacy Group

Companies in North Dakota have one thing in common: they all know that doing business in the state can mean that lots of ground must be covered between cities and communities. And, often, the best way to ensure that business is done most efficiently is through the use of an airplane.
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January 14, 2011

Fostering Effective Airport Advocacy

Airports should do all they can to counter the sense of foreboding people might perceive as they view the facility from street level. The airport is an economic engine for the entire community, creating jobs and opportunity. The airport is a vital tool for the community in times of trouble or even disaster.
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January 14, 2011

Business Aviation Insurance Cycles: What You Should Know for 2011

For much of the past decade, business aviation operators have enjoyed a buyer's market for aviation insurance. In 2011, that cycle is ending and prices are likely to rise.
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January 14, 2011

FAA’s 2011 GA Awards Spotlight Aviation Professionals

Four aviation professionals were recently acknowledged for their diverse contributions to the industry, through the 2011 General Aviation Awards. The annual awards program is a collaborative effort with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and over a dozen aviation organizations, including NBAA.
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January 14, 2011

2011 Industry Forecasts Turn More Positive

Thanks largely to an improved outlook for U.S. economic growth, those watching the business aviation industry also are revising their forecasts, giving them a slightly more positive outlook. They say a turn-around already has started and will accelerate later this year and into 2012.
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