New NBAA National Airspace System Status Briefing Gives Users Valuable Information to Make Flight Planning More Manageable, Efficient

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or

WASHINGTON, DC, September 12, 2005 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the release of the NBAA National Airspace System Status Briefing (NASSB), a user-friendly, web-based product that provides valuable, real-time information for anyone involved in flight operations.

The NASSB, which is available to all Members for a subscription fee, was developed by the NBAA GA Desk at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center. The product gives Members an instant snapshot of domestic ATC traffic management initiatives and restrictions, providing Members the ability to quickly generate bulletins that can assist in making operations in the national airspace more manageable and efficient.

Feedback from NBAA Members and fixed based operators (FBOs) who tested the NASSB prototype over the past year has been overwhelmingly supportive. Users report that the NASSB is an excellent way to assist FBOs and flight department personnel with general ATC and delay information.

The National Airspace System Status Briefing provides up-to-date information about:

  • Ground delay programs
  • Ground stops
  • Arrival and departure delays
  • Enroute constraints
  • Reroutes presently in effect
  • Departure restrictions (for your specific departure center)
  • Collaborative convective forecast product (two separate forecasts, four hours apart)

After completing the initial subscription and registration process, Members select an ATC departure point from the ATC Center overlay screen (e.g., ZHU – Houston Center). The query then produces a center-specific National Airspace System Status Briefing containing the information detailed in the above list. The following web pages provide sample briefings for review:

Each bulletin can be posted in a visible area, such as a crew lounge or flight plan area. An update feature allows users to refresh a bulletin each time it is selected.

The first two months are available for an introductory price of $40 per month. For more information, contact NBAA GA Desk Manager Jo Damato at

To activate and start using the NASSB product immediately, visit the NASSB Subscription web page at

# # #

Founded in 1947, NBAA serves more than 7,000 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of organizations utilizing business aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at