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Updated Statement on SpaceShipTwo Incident


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Statement on SpaceShipTwo Incident


Update on today's SpaceShip Two incident over the Mojave Desert. Read more here:: Statement on SpaceShipTwo Incident… Read more ...

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NBAA Supporting SkyKids Event Coming to Scottsdale Airport Nov. 8


On Nov. 8, Arizonaâ??s Scottsdale Airport (SDL) will host a fun-filled day of flights, food and festivities for an expected 150 children, who all have physical or mental disabilities, or serious illnesses. "It's a very special day and a great event," said Ken Casey, chairman of the Scottsdale SkyKids day, and vice president of the Arizona Business Aviation Association (AZBAA), the primary sponsor of the event. â??Itâ??s very exciting for the kids to go out and fly. For many of them, itâ??s their first exposure to aviation.â?? NBAA also is a sponsor of the event. Read more here:: NBAA Supporting SkyKids Event Coming to Scottsdale Airport Nov. 8… Read more ...

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NBAA's Fornarotto Addresses Airport Group's Sustainability Forum


Every industry is considering the impact of its activities on the environment, , and business aviation has always had a solid record in this area. Although aviation emissions are only a tiny fraction of all transportation emissions, and business aircraft emissions are a small portion of those, the industry has continually leveraged technology to minimize emissions, while improving safety and efficiency. That record was highlighted by Christa Fornarotto, NBAAâ??s vice president, government affairs at the 7th annual Airports Going Green Conference in Chicago on Nov. 3. Read more here:: NBAA's Fornarotto Addresses Airport Group's Sustainability Forum… Read more ...

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FAA Announces New NOTAM Header Format for Conflict Zones, Crisis Situations


The FAA recently announced new notice to airmen (NOTAM) header formats for conflict zones and international crisis situations. New NOTAMs will be shown as an advisory, a prohibition, or a pointer NOTAM that direct the reader to a related special federal aviation regulation. "These new header formats will help pilots more easily glean the most importation information from the NOTAM," said John Kosak, an air traffic management specialist at NBAA. "Is the NOTAM advisory in nature or is the NOTAM a new prohibition? Pilots will be able to quickly determine the critical nature of a NOTAM based on the new header system." Read more here:: FAA Announces New NOTAM Header Format for Conflict Zones, Crisis Situations… Read more ...

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CBP Mandates Screening Procedures to Prevent Spread of Ebola


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently published a notice of arrival travel restrictions applicable to flights carrying people who have recently traveled to, from or through certain Ebola-stricken countries. The affected countries are Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. "We encourage all Member Companies to be conscientious when carrying persons from abroad, but especially from countries identified by CBP," said Doug Carr, NBAA's vice president of international and regulatory affairs. "Our Member Companies know their passengers and their recent travel itineraries, but we encourage the community to be smart about flying anyone who looks or act ill, regardless of the departure or destination country." Read more here:: CBP Mandates Screening Procedures to Prevent Spread of Ebola… Read more ...

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New iPad app for flight instructors


By Bret Koebbe A new iPad app recently hit the app store designed specifically for CFIs, that provides helpful resources to keep your student's training organized and provide the content needed to effectively teach... ... Read more here:: New iPad app for flight instructors… Read more ...

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Garmin Introduces Low-cost ADS-B OUT Solution for Aircraft


By Chad Trautvetter Garmin announced the GDL 84 ADS-B datalink, which provides an all-inclusive, minimally intrusive ADS-B OUT solution without the need to significantly modify the aircraft panel or the need for a multifunction display. When paired with Garmin's Flight Stream Bluetooth wireless gateway, the system also provides ADS-B IN benefits, including access to advanced traffic and subscription-free weather information, within the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device. The GDL 84 is expected to receive FAA Approved Model List supplemental type certification in the first quarter. The GDL 84 system with the Flight Stream 110 wireless gateway is expected to be available at that time starting at $3,995, Garmin said. October 30, 2014, 3:25 PM Read more here:: Garmin Introduces Low-cost ADS-B OUT Solution for Aircraft… Read more ...

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Garmin Expands Coverage Area for European FliteCharts


By Chad Trautvetter Garmin expanded its global aviation chart coverage with the latest release of European terminal charts, including instrument approach charts, SIDs, STARs and airport diagrams. Ground movement charts and airport diagrams are also available as part of the European FliteCharts database, Garmin said. The latest release extends coverage to following countries: Czech Republic; Denmark; Finland; Hungary; Ireland; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; and Ukraine. Aircraft overlays of current aircraft position are available on Garmin's FliteCharts. October 30, 2014, 3:10 PM Read more here:: Garmin Expands Coverage Area for European FliteCharts… Read more ...

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FAA and Industry Meet To Address ADS-B Issues, Fixes


By Chad Trautvetter The FAA and U.S. aviation industry have formed an “Equip 2020” working group to rally aircraft operators behind automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology. The FAA announced the plan following an invitation-only “call to action” meeting held on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Under a May 2010 final FAA rule, operators in the U.S. must equip their aircraft with ADS-B OUT to broadcast their precise position in space to ground controllers and other equipped aircraft by Jan. 1, 2020. The agency has installed a nationwide network of ADS-B ground stations, but aircraft operators are lagging in installing the necessary avionics. In fact, a DOT Inspector General report issued last month found that only 3 percent of airliners and 10 percent of general aviation aircraft are equipped with ADS-B thus far. At Tuesday's meeting, which was not open to the press, industry representatives identified “key barriers” to ADS-B equipage. NBAA vice president of regulatory and international affairs Doug Carr attended the meeting and told AIN that he outlined three main problems: ADS-B avionics price, to include low-cost loans for equipage; ensuring ADS-B avionics also meet requirements in countries outside the U.S.; and privacy, since blocked aircraft can be tracked via a network of ADS-B receivers hosted by aviation enthusiasts. Carr also offered several solutions to these problems. October 30, 2014, 3:30 PM Read more here:: FAA and Industry Meet To Address ADS-B Issues, Fixes… Read more ...

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FAA and Industry Meet To Address ADS-B Issues, Fixes


By Chad Trautvetter The FAA and U.S. aviation industry have formed an “Equip 2020” working group to rally aircraft operators behind automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology. The FAA announced the plan following an invitation-only “call to action” meeting held on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Under a May 2010 final FAA rule, operators in the U.S. must equip their aircraft with ADS-B OUT to broadcast their precise position in space to ground controllers and other equipped aircraft by Jan. 1, 2020. The agency has installed a nationwide network of ADS-B ground stations, but aircraft operators are lagging in installing the necessary avionics. In fact, a DOT Inspector General report issued last month found that only 3 percent of airliners and 10 percent of general aviation aircraft are equipped with ADS-B thus far. At Tuesday's meeting, which was not open to the press, industry representatives identified “key barriers” to ADS-B equipage. NBAA vice president of regulatory and international affairs Doug Carr attended the meeting and told AIN that he outlined three main problems: ADS-B avionics price, to include low-cost loans for equipage; ensuring ADS-B avionics also meet requirements in countries outside the U.S.; and privacy, since blocked aircraft can be tracked via a network of ADS-B receivers hosted by aviation enthusiasts. Carr also offered several solutions to these problems. October 30, 2014, 3:30 PM Read more here:: FAA and Industry Meet To Address ADS-B Issues, Fixes… Read more ...

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Garmin Introduces Low-cost ADS-B OUT Solution for Aircraft


By Chad Trautvetter Garmin announced the GDL 84 ADS-B datalink, which provides an all-inclusive, minimally intrusive ADS-B OUT solution without the need to significantly modify the aircraft panel or the need for a multifunction display. When paired with Garmin's Flight Stream Bluetooth wireless gateway, the system also provides ADS-B IN benefits, including access to advanced traffic and subscription-free weather information, within the Garmin Pilot app on a mobile device. The GDL 84 is expected to receive FAA Approved Model List supplemental type certification in the first quarter. The GDL 84 system with the Flight Stream 110 wireless gateway is expected to be available at that time starting at $3,995, Garmin said. October 30, 2014, 3:25 PM Read more here:: Garmin Introduces Low-cost ADS-B OUT Solution for Aircraft… Read more ...

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Garmin Expands Coverage Area for European FliteCharts


By Chad Trautvetter Garmin expanded its global aviation chart coverage with the latest release of European terminal charts, including instrument approach charts, SIDs, STARs and airport diagrams. Ground movement charts and airport diagrams are also available as part of the European FliteCharts database, Garmin said. The latest release extends coverage to following countries: Czech Republic; Denmark; Finland; Hungary; Ireland; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; and Ukraine. Aircraft overlays of current aircraft position are available on Garmin's FliteCharts. October 30, 2014, 3:10 PM Read more here:: Garmin Expands Coverage Area for European FliteCharts… Read more ...

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Statement on MITRE'S Independent Assessment and Recommendations for NextGen


Study of NextGen validates that the FAA has made substantial progress to date. Read more here:: Statement on MITRE'S Independent Assessment and Recommendations for NextGen… Read more ...

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African Trade Mission Visits NBAA for Discussions on Improving General Aviation


Seeking information about how to better support aviation in Africa, and make it more efficient, productive and economical, a 20-member delegation visited NBAA's Washington, DC headquarters on Oct. 28, after spending three days in Orlando, FL at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014). NBAA's Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown said he spoke to the delegates about "how the United States regulates business aviation and how NBAA engages with all levels of government â?" local, state, and federal â?" and the media to improve the safety, security and efficiency of our members' operations" Sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, the group was scheduled for a 12-day visit to the U.S. Read more here:: African Trade Mission Visits NBAA for Discussions on Improving General Aviation… Read more ...

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NBAA Airs Member Concerns at FAA's ADS-B "Call to Action" Summit


Doug Carr, NBAA's vice president of regulatory and international affairs, shared Member Companies' concerns about the Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) system at the FAAâ??s "Call to Action" summit, held last week in Washington, DC. The FAA's goal for the summit was to work with industry representatives to identify and overcome the barriers to operators equipping with ADS-B Out avionics by the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline. "The ADS-B summit was a worthwhile effort to identify and share industry challenges to meeting the Jan. 1, 2020 deadline," said Carr. "Over the course of the day we identified a number of obstacles and offered potential solutions across a number of broad areas, including the implementation timeline, pilot and operator education, greater benefits of ADS-B and harmonization with the international community." Read more here:: NBAA Airs Member Concerns at FAA's ADS-B "Call to Action" Summit… Read more ...

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FAA Launches New Safety Information Video Series for Airports


October 29The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a new safety information video series for airport operators and airport employees. The videos will provide the airport community with information that will help them continue to operate the nations airports safely and efficiently. The FAA is committed to working with airports and the videos are just another tool to broaden that partnership. Through the web-based video series, the FAAs dedicated and knowledgeable airports staff will share new information, safety reminders, best practices, and lessons learned that can benefit airport operators. The first video, entitled Airport Winter Safety Operations, addresses the steps that airport operators should take during inclement weather to operate safely. The video also updates airport operators on some important changes the industry can expect to see over the next few years. The FAA is standardizing the terminology for airport contaminants, such as snow and ice, and is developing new ways to assess and report airport field conditions. The FAA recently updated Order 7930.2, which establishes the list of contaminants that industry should use to report surface conditions. A few examples include ice, slush, wet snow, or dry snow over ice. Please go to faa.gov/airports and sign up to receive an e-mail alert when FAA releases a new safety video and the topic. Read more here:: FAA Launches New Safety Information Video Series for Airports… Read more ...

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FAA Launches New Safety Information Video Series for Airports


October 29The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a new safety information video series for airport operators and airport employees. The videos will provide the airport community with information that will help them continue to operate the nations airports safely and efficiently. The FAA is committed to working with airports and the videos are just another tool to broaden that partnership. Through the web-based video series, the FAAs dedicated and knowledgeable airports staff will share new information, safety reminders, best practices, and lessons learned that can benefit airport operators. The first video, entitled Airport Winter Safety Operations, addresses the steps that airport operators should take during inclement weather to operate safely. The video also updates airport operators on some important changes the industry can expect to see over the next few years. The FAA is standardizing the terminology for airport contaminants, such as snow and ice, and is developing new ways to assess and report airport field conditions. The FAA recently updated Order 7930.2, which establishes the list of contaminants that industry should use to report surface conditions. A few examples include ice, slush, wet snow, or dry snow over ice. Please go to faa.gov/airports and sign up to receive an e-mail alert when FAA releases a new safety video and the topic. Read more here:: FAA Launches New Safety Information Video Series for Airports… Read more ...

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NBAA Responds to USA Today's Latest Distortions About General Aviation Safety


NBAA responded swiftly last week to a "biased [and] sensationalist" article published in USA Today, alleging that general aviation (GA) manufacturers and federal regulators have deliberately withheld safety improvements to reduce the risk of post-impact aircraft fires. "On behalf of the more than 10,000 Member Companies of the National Business Aviation Association using general aviation as a safe mode of transportation across the country and around the globe, I find it unfortunate that USA Today has again published what seems to be a biased, sensationalist opinion piece [that] paints an unfair and inaccurate portrait of our industry," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen wrote in his letter to the editor. Add to: Read more here:: NBAA Responds to USA Today's Latest Distortions About General Aviation Safety… Read more ...

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Certified Aviation Manager Credit Available for SDC2015 Education Sessions


Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program credit will again be available to people who attend education sessions at NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2015), set for Feb. 3 to 6, 2015, in San Jose, CA. "We are thrilled to provide attendees of the 2015 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference with this opportunity to earn Certified Aviation Manager credit," said Jo Damato, NBAA's director of educational development and strategy and the staff liaison to the Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee. "I continue to be impressed by the high caliber of professionals attending the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference each year. Many individuals who attend this event are performing leadership functions and would be great candidates for CAM certification." Read more here:: Certified Aviation Manager Credit Available for SDC2015 Education Sessions… Read more ...

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