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General Aviation Groups Urge DOT to Reopen Aircraft Registry for Essential Functions


In a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao, six general aviation leaders today called for reopening the FAA's United States Aircraft Registry. Despite the current government shutdown, NBAA and fellow GA groups argued that the U.S. Registry performs essential functions for safety, security and fulfilling international aviation treaties. Read more here:: General Aviation Groups Urge DOT to Reopen Aircraft Registry for Essential Functions… Read more ...

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NBAA: Government Shutdown Impacts a Vital U.S. Industry


NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen warned Washington policymakers that the government shutdown, which took effect Jan. 20, 2018, could have serious repercussions for a vital American industry: general aviation Read more here:: NBAA: Government Shutdown Impacts a Vital U.S. Industry… Read more ...

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NBAA Resource: The Government Shutdown and Business Aviation


n Jan. 20 2018, a government-wide shutdown went into effect, leading to work furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal employees, and impacting services provided by nearly all government agencies. While the shutdown has not impacted basic aviation safety services, it has had a particularly intense impact on many aspects of business aviation, because it is an industry that is more regulated than other industries. NBAA's government shutdown information page has up-to-the-minute details on how the government shutdown impacts business aviation, the actions NBAA is taking and a resource for NBAA members to contact congress about the issue. Read more here:: NBAA Resource: The Government Shutdown and Business Aviation… Read more ...

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FAA Operations During Funding Lapse


Due to a lapse in funding, the FAA will only continue exempt activities such as air traffic control and safety inspections. There will be no impact to safety or safety oversight for the traveling public. Read more here:: FAA Operations During Funding Lapse… Read more ...

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1 Millionth Drone Registered as Safety Team Works to Refine Sighting Reports


Work continues on methods to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System, as the U.S. Department of Transportation announced earlier this month that more than 1 million drones have been registered with the FAA. That figure includes 878,000 recreational operators, who are each assigned a single identification number for all UAS they fly, as well as 122,000 individually-registered drones flown by public and commercial entities, including many NBAA members. "Without question, UAS are here to stay, and their numbers will only increase in coming years," noted Heidi Williams, NBAA's director of air traffic services and infrastructure. "That makes it imperative for all stakeholders to work together to ensure the safety of UAS operations." Read more here:: 1 Millionth Drone Registered as Safety Team Works to Refine Sighting Reports… Read more ...

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New mount, kneeboard options for the iPad Pro 10.5″


By John Zimmerman There are a number of options available, but not every iPad Air or iPad Pro 9.7" accessory works with the larger 10.5" size so you'll want to pay attention when you're shopping. Fortunately, some new... ... Read more here:: New mount, kneeboard options for the iPad Pro 10.5″… Read more ...

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NBAA Supports Inaugural Women in General Aviation Workforce Event


Attracting, retaining and promoting women in general aviation has always been a challenge, as females compose only about 5 percent of the industry workforce. However, NBAA is supporting a new event that organizers hope will lead to improvements in this area. The International Aviation Women's Association will hold its first General Aviation Women's Leadership Forum Jan. 25 at Boca Raton Airport (BCT). Read more here:: NBAA Supports Inaugural Women in General Aviation Workforce Event… Read more ...

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Business Aircraft Flight Attendant School Opens In Florida


‘Coffee, tea or a pancetta-wrapped pork tenderloin with caramelized red onion confit, and a nice glass of Grenache?' The making of a corporate flight attendant. read more Read more here:: Business Aircraft Flight Attendant School Opens In Florida… Read more ...

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ForeFlight logbook tips – 7 ways to get organized


By John Zimmerman Digital logbooks have been around for many years, but ForeFlight's introduction of this feature in late 2015 seems to have turbocharged adoption. More and more pilots are using the app to log flights... ... Read more here:: ForeFlight logbook tips – 7 ways to get organized… Read more ...

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Reach New Markets and Increase Brand Exposure


Since 2002, MGT specializes in the sales and distribution of landing gear and hydraulic components replacements parts for the commercial and regional aviation. Open In New Window: No read more Read more here:: Reach New Markets and Increase Brand Exposure… Read more ...

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Landing Gear & Hydraulic Spares


Since 2002, MGT specializes in the sales and distribution of landing gear and hydraulic components replacements parts for the commercial and regional aviation. Open In New Window: No read more Read more here:: Landing Gear & Hydraulic Spares… Read more ...

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TSA Withdraws Large Aircraft Security Rule Proposal


The Transportation Security Administration recently officially withdrew a proposed rule that would have imposed new, onerous and largely unworkable security regulations on general aviation. It would have added requirements for all operators of aircraft weighing more than 12,500 pounds, as well as for airports that serve those operators. "NBAA has a long history of working effectively to identify ways to facilitate and enhance both security and access for general aviation, but it's clear that the LASP proposal was not a workable program," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. . Read more here:: TSA Withdraws Large Aircraft Security Rule Proposal… Read more ...

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Fast Five: Richard Aarons, Safety Editor for B&CA


Fast Five with Richard N. "Dick" Aarons, Safety editor of Business & Commercial Aviation. read more Read more here:: Fast Five: Richard Aarons, Safety Editor for B&CA… Read more ...

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At CES, Air Taxis Stake A Claim On The Skies Of Tomorrow


Urban air mobility generated headlines with air taxi debuts and demonstrations at the largest U.S. consumer electronics show. read more Read more here:: At CES, Air Taxis Stake A Claim On The Skies Of Tomorrow… Read more ...

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At CES, Air Taxis Stake A Claim On The Skies Of Tomorrow


Urban air mobility generated headlines with air taxi debuts and demonstrations at the largest U.S. consumer electronics show. read more Read more here:: At CES, Air Taxis Stake A Claim On The Skies Of Tomorrow… Read more ...

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Use iPad audio to make your flying safer


By Bret Koebbe The iPad is an engaging visual tool, but many pilots forget about its many audio uses. Especially for those pilots who worry about spending too much "heads-down" time with the iPad, it's worth... ... Read more here:: Use iPad audio to make your flying safer… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 18-03


CORSIA Looming, but Many Business Aircraft Operators Exempted 3 Things to Know About NBAA's Ethics Statement NBAA Announces 400th Certified Aviation Manager Read more here:: NBAA Update, 18-03… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Business Aviation Makes Financial Sense


Those who use business aviation can easily articulate the reasons why they utilize general aviation aircraft to support their enterprises. But skeptics - which may include shareholders or other decision-makers within a company - may need more proof. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Business Aviation Makes Financial Sense… Read more ...

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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents


about Enhanced Vision Systems in Brushing Back the Dark: A Look at the Latest in Night Vision Technology. FAA Safety Briefing Jan/Feb 2014, p. 20. FAAsAdvisory Circular 90-106, Enhanced Flight Vision Systems, has valuable information. T=Terrain Avoidance: What does it Take to Use NVGs? FAA Safety Briefing Nov/Dec 2015, p. 28 You can learn more about Enhanced Vision Systems in this GA Safety Enhancement fact sheet TheFAASafety.govwebsite has Notices, FAAST Blasts, online courses, webinars and more on key general aviation safety topics. Check out GA Safety Enhancements fact sheets on the mainFAA Safety Briefingwebsite, including Flight Risk Assessment Tools. TheWINGS Pilot Proficiency Programhelps pilots build an educational curriculum suitable for their unique flight requirements. It is based on the premise that pilots who maintain currency and proficiency in the basics of flight will enjoy a safer and more stress-free flying experience. TheGeneral Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC)is comprised of government and industry experts who work together to use data to identify risk, pinpoint trends through root cause analysis, and develop safety strategies to reduce the risk of GA accidents. The GAJSC combines the expertise of many key decision makers in the FAA, several government agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and stakeholder groups. Industry participants include the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association, National Business Aviation Association, National Air Transportation Association, National Association of Flight Instructors, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, and the aviation insurance industry. The National Transportation Safety Board and the European Aviation Safety Agency participate as observers. Read more here:: Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents… Read more ...

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Updated LiveATC app makes it easy to get your aviation fix anywhere


By John Zimmerman Whether you're listening to the Fisk arrival at Oshkosh, enjoying the local flavor at Beijing Tower, or just learning proper phraseology from your nearest center frequency, LiveATC.net makes it easy... ... Read more here:: Updated LiveATC app makes it easy to get your aviation fix anywhere… Read more ...

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