January 8, 2009

Testimony of Doug Carr Before TSA’s Large Aircraft Security Program Public Hearing

NBAA's Doug Carr gave a testimony before the TSA’s Large Aircraft Security Program Public Hearing in Atlanta emphasizing the general aviation community commitment to security.
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January 6, 2009

Testimony of Ed Bolen Before TSA’s Large Aircraft Security Program Public Hearing

Ed Bolen's testimony before the TSA imploring them to immediately establish an 'Aviation Rulemaking Committee' to allow the industry and the TSA to work together on regulations that can simultaneously enhance general aviation security and facilitate general aviation operations.
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January 5, 2009

Applying for Relief from FAA Regulations

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December 29, 2008

TSA Large Aircraft Security Program: Public Meeting Schedule

The TSA has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that seeks to amend the Twelve Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) and Private Charter Standard Security Program (PCSSP) and apply new security requirements to all aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds.
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December 28, 2008

Letter to Denver’s “The Denver Post”

Your recent story about business airplane use presents an inaccurate and misleading picture of business aviation in the United States. Every day, tens of thousands of well-managed and cost-conscious U.S. companies use aircraft to help them survive and compete in an intensely unforgiving marketplace. Eighty-five percent of companies that use business aircraft are small and mid-size, and passengers are usually mid-level employees.
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December 4, 2008

Help NBAA Respond to Negative News Reports

Like everyone else in our industry, NBAA has been frustrated by the mischaracterizations of business aviation that have been put forward, and we've been responding forcefully.
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December 2, 2008

Why Companies Utilize Business Aviation

Business experts, civic leaders from small and mid-sized towns and others have long known that business aviation is fundamental to the economic development of communities that lack robust commercial service. It is also a key part of our nation’s manufacturing base. Business aviation is a vital link in the nation’s transportation system and a primary engine of our economy.
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November 14, 2008

NBAA Silk Scarf Awards Given to Pape, Keltner and Clow

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently awarded the Silk Scarf Award to Michael Pape, Richard Keltner and Gene Clow. These three individuals were recognized by NBAA because of their special contributions to the business aviation community.
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November 10, 2008

TSA Grants Joint NBAA and AOPA Request for LASP Comment Extension

Acting on a joint request from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), the Transportation Security Administration today extended the time period for public comment on the agency’s Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) proposal by an additional 60 days.
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November 5, 2008

Detailed Analysis of the Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP) NPRM

Under TSA’s current regulatory structure, each of TSA’s aircraft security programs, such as the Aircraft Operator Standard Security Program (AOSSP) for the scheduled airlines, the Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) for on-demand charter operators and the Private Charter Standard Security Program (PCSSP) for aircraft over 100, 309 pounds occupies its own set of regulatory requirements.
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November 5, 2008

Major Concerns With the TSA’s Proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP)

NBAA has listed several of the major concerns with the TSA's LASP, and Members may wish to reference these in their comments to the public docket.
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October 14, 2008

Tips on Adding Aircraft to a Part 135 Certificate

Adding your Aircraft to a 14 CFR 135 Operating Certificate (PDF) gives operators planning to add an additional aircraft to their Part 135 certificate an outline of best practices. It discusses the regulations involved, gives guidance regarding this issue and stresses the importance of having a good relationship with local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO). 
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October 6, 2008

NBAA Honors Business Aviation Leaders, Industry Philanthropy

ORLANDO, FL, October 6, 2008 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today recognized the efforts of several leaders in business aviation for their efforts … Continued
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September 1, 2008

Reach New Heights: Water Valley

With a vision for smart growth designed to integrate mixed-use communities into the fabric of the region, Water Valley Land Company has more than 4,500 acres of master-planned commercial and residential communities.
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August 28, 2008

Letter to San Diego’s Daily Transcript

Your article on charter flights ("Business Jet Crashes Show Rise of Rule-Breaking Charter Brokers," Aug. 26) negatively portrayed the entire charter industry, despite a historically strong safety record and stringent regulatory oversight of charter operators from the Federal Aviation Administration.
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August 8, 2008

Letter to National Review

It’s ironic that the National Review abandoned its limited-government philosophy with an article touting support for the creation of a new bureaucracy ­ a “Sky-R-S,” if you will ­ for Federal Aviation Administration funding through user fees (Hell on a Tarmac, August 4).
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August 1, 2008

Business Aviation a Key Ingredient: Schwan Food

As the old saying goes, “You can’t get there from here.” For the people who live in the small southwestern Minnesota town of Marshall (pop. 13,000), the challenge of getting from here to there is a fact of life.
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July 24, 2008

Medical Certification Issues For International Flights

Many States have different requirements from those of the U.S. when it comes to medical certificates. According to ICAO Annex 1 - Personnel Licensing, holders of commercial pilot licenses and airline transport licenses are required to hold a class 1 medical.
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July 24, 2008

FAA Lengthens Validity of Medical Certificates

Effective July 24, 2008, the FAA extended the duration of first class medicals from six calendar months to 12 calendar months for pilots under the age of 40 conducting operations that require an airline transport pilot (ATP) certificate.
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