NBAA Update – Feb. 10, 2020

In This Issue: NBAA cancels ABACE 2020 and more.

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ABACE2020 Canceled Amidst Coronavirus Complications

NBAA Cancels ABACE2020
NBAA last week announced the decision to cancel this year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2020), given health concerns and other special challenges for event participants, which have arisen in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. ABACE2020 was scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China from April 16-18. “While the Chinese government is taking commendable steps to address the coronavirus outbreak, the current situation has presented a very challenging environment for decision-making and action for ABACE participants to fully prepare for the event,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more.

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NBAA Refines Top Safety Areas to Mitigate Risk
The principal hazards identified in NBAA’s Top Safety Focus Areas have changed little over time, said NBAA Safety Committee Chair Tom Huff, and starting this year, the committee will review the top safety areas biennially, so operators and the committee can more efficiently address the hazards and causes, and develop resources to reduce risk. “Safety is an endless effort, and the NBAA Safety Committee is dedicated to discrete actions that measurably mitigate operational risk,” said Mark Larsen, CAM, NBAA senior manager of safety and flight operations. Learn more.

Banyan Air Becomes Latest Location Offering SAF
Michigan-based Avfuel Corp. has added Banyan Air Service to a growing list of FBOs offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a limited basis. The delivery of 7,000 gallons of SAF to Fort Lauderdale, FL-based Banyan Air Service accounts for a 2-metric-ton reduction in lifecycle CO2 emissions, furthering the organization’s sustainability goals. In March, NBAA and industry stakeholders will cohost a Business Aviation Global Sustainability Summit, which will focus on how to accelerate SAF’s wide-spread adoption. Read more.

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NBAA Rallies Members to Oppose Elimination of New York’s Aviation Jobs Act
NBAA encourages its New York members to make their voices heard against proposals that, if enacted, would eliminate the Aviation Jobs Act, which has driven key aviation investment across the Empire State. “NBAA worked for many years to secure passage of this pro-growth legislation, and the time for our industry to make our voices heard to preserve it is now,” said Scott O’Brien, NBAA senior director for government affairs.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for NBAA’s Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40
The future is now for business aviation, as the next generation of leaders continues to place its distinctive stamp on the industry. For the third year, NBAA’s Young Professionals, or YoPros, will honor the top 40 under 40 young leaders who are making a difference in the business aviation community. Nominations are being accepted through June 12.

Podcast: Sustaining and Engaging Today’s Industry Leaders
Among the challenges faced by the business aviation industry are that of retaining current talent and attracting new professionals to the workforce. Leaders must rally employees together to create a positive working environment and culture – one that is welcoming to all. These are among the issues that will be addressed at the 2020 NBAA Leadership Conference, taking place Feb. 24-26 in Orlando. FL.

New NBAA Member Benefit: EVO B2B Payment Processing
NBAA is excited to announce its new partnership with EVO B2B to provide members with payment solutions tailored to meet their business needs. EVO B2B specializes in merchant processing and is the only provider dedicated solely to the business-to-business market. Sign up for a Feb. 19 webinar to learn more.

NBAA Welcomes Elevation of NATA’s Obitts to President and CEO
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen today welcomed the announcement from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) that association COO Tim Obitts has been elevated to President and CEO. “Tim Obitts has been a proven leader at NATA – we congratulate him on his selection as association president and CEO, and we look forward to working with Tim and NATA’s team of aviation professionals to further enhance what is already an outstanding relationship between the two associations,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

Working to Decrease Wrong-Surface IncidentsBusiness Aviation Insider 
Working to Decrease Wrong-Surface Incidents

The FAA and industry are working together to reduce wrong-surface incidents, which occur when an aircraft takes off from or lands on an incorrect runway or taxiway, or even at a wrong airport. GA operations make up 85% of wrong-surface incidents, and the FAA says they occur about once a day in the U.S. Learn more in Business Aviation Insider.

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