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NBAA Welcomes Bipartisan Senate Committee Letter Opposing Privatized ATC


NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen welcomed a bipartisan letter from Senate Appropriations Committee leaders opposing plans for creating a privatized air traffic control (ATC) system. Read more here:: NBAA Welcomes Bipartisan Senate Committee Letter Opposing Privatized ATC… Read more ...

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FAA to Hold Airspace Workshops in Denver


February 28 -The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold 11 public information workshops in April and May 2017 on proposed airspace improvements in the Denver Metro Area. The improvements are part of the Denver Metroplex project, which proposes to use streamlined satellite navigation to move air traffic more safely and efficiently through the Metro Area. Existing air routes may be modified with new satellite-based routes. Satellite technology enables the FAA to create more direct air routes as well as routes that are automatically separated from one another. It also enables the FAA to build highly efficient climbs and descents into departure and arrival routes, which has yielded significant environmental benefits in a number of locations throughout the country. The Denver Metroplex project includes Denver International Airport, Centennial Airport, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, Buckley Air Force Base, Northern Colorado Regional Airport, Front Range Airport and Greeley-Weld County Airport. It is one of 12 Metroplex projects nationwide. All of the upcoming workshops will occur in the evenings. The FAA is holding the workshops in an Open House format, so people can attend any time during the publicized time range to learn about the proposed improvements. FAA representatives will provide information on the project and be available to answer questions, one-on -one. The preliminary route designs also will be displayed on poster boards and iPads. Free parking, street parking, or paid parking will be available at all locations. The FAA will make Spanish interpreters available if city officials request them at least one week prior to the event. The community feedback the FAA receives from these workshops will help the agency determine whether it should make changes to the preliminary designs before beginning the projects draft Environmental Assessment (EA). When the FAA completes the Draft EA, it will hold additional public workshops where people can review and comment on the proposed route designs analyzed in that document.… Read more ...

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Altitude Deviations Reported by ATC on Teterboro Airport's ILS Runway 6 Approach


New York TRACON has reported several instances of pilot deviations for aircraft on New Jersey's Teterboro Airport (TEB) ILS Runway 6 approach. The approach has a required altitude of 1,500 feet at DANDY. Air traffic control typically will call 5 miles from DANDY, cross at 1,500 feet, cleared for the ILS 6 approach. Read more here:: Altitude Deviations Reported by ATC on Teterboro Airport's ILS Runway 6 Approach… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: NBAA's Tribute to the Inspiring Gene Cernan


Though he was known as the last man on the moon, the late astronaut Gene Cernan also made his mark on business aviation. His steadfast advocacy and commitment to safety left an indelible mark on generations of aspiring aviators, including untold thousands within the business aviation community. To learn more about Cernan, who was a familiar presence at association events and gave unselfishly of his time across the industry, read NBAA's tribute in Business Aviation Insider. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: NBAA's Tribute to the Inspiring Gene Cernan… Read more ...

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New Beijing Airport Opening To Help Bizav, Dassault Says


The opening of Beijing's new airport in 2019 should offer some relief for Chinese business aviation as operators struggle for runway access amid healthy growth of commercial traffic, Dassault Aviation said at the Avalon Australian International Airshow. read more Read more here:: New Beijing Airport Opening To Help Bizav, Dassault Says… Read more ...

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Guide to ForeFlight alerts and notifications


By Bret Koebbe ForeFlight offers the ability to continuously monitor your position, altitude and flight profile to provide a number of in-app audio and visual alerts. Here we'll go through each alert type to show... ... Read more here:: Guide to ForeFlight alerts and notifications… Read more ...

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NBAA Welcomes Virginia's New, Pro-Growth Aviation Tax Policy


NBAA applauded a measure passed by the Virginia legislature to exempt aircraft parts and maintenance from sales and use tax. Read more here:: NBAA Welcomes Virginia's New, Pro-Growth Aviation Tax Policy… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 17-09


Podcast: NBAA Members - Ask Lawmakers to Join the Congressional GA Caucuses Have Questions About Flight Time, Duty, Rest Regs? FAA Now Has Answers, Online Bolen to Highlight Business Aviation's Continued Commitment to NextGen at U.S. Chamber Event Read more here:: NBAA Update, 17-09… Read more ...

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Bolen to Highlight Business Aviation's Continued Commitment to NextGen at U.S. Chamber Event


The theme for the 16th annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Aviation Summit in Washington, D.C., is "technology, innovation and the future of aviation," and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will use his time at the March 2 forum to highlight the value of business aviation to America's economy and transportation system, and underscore the industry's continuing commitment to continuing the progress being made for ATC modernization. "The focus needs to be on how the U.S. transforms its air transportation system, including the adoption of new technology, to allow everyone to participate," Bolen noted, when discussing aviation system modernization and FAA reauthorization at the chamber's 2015 summit. Read more here:: Bolen to Highlight Business Aviation's Continued Commitment to NextGen at U.S. Chamber Event… Read more ...

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NBAA's Lucas to American Bar Association: ATC Privatization is Not the Answer


Last week, NBAA Vice President of Government Affairs Christa Lucas told attendees of the American Bar Association's Forum on Air & Space Law Update Conference that "ATC privatization is not the answer" to aviation system challenges. "We do not support legislation that would allow the airlines to tell us where and when we could fly and how much it was going to cost," she said. Read more here:: NBAA's Lucas to American Bar Association: ATC Privatization is Not the Answer… Read more ...

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NBAA Members - Ask Lawmakers to Join the Congressional GA Caucuses


A new congressional session is underway, and with it, efforts will be underway to reform or add new members to the House and Senate Caucuses. That's where NBAA members can help, by using the association's online Contact Congress resource to send a message to their lawmakers asking them to join the caucus, which is critical for educating policy leaders about the importance of general aviation to citizens, companies and communities across America. "The General Aviation Caucus provides the building blocks for educating members of Congress about our industry's concerns and policy priorities," said NBAA Vice President of Government Affairs Dick Doubrava. NBAA members can use the association's online [Contact Congress] tool to send an automated letter to their legislator about joining the caucus. Read more here:: NBAA Members - Ask Lawmakers to Join the Congressional GA Caucuses… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Updated PBN Roadmap Brings Benefits


The FAA recently issued its updated 15-year roadmap showing how and when performance based navigation (PBN) procedures will be deployed across the National Airspace System (NAS), as the agency moves toward full implementation of the NextGen ATC network. The upcoming air traffic management transition offers many benefits to controllers and operators alike, including greater efficiency and flexibility. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Updated PBN Roadmap Brings Benefits… Read more ...

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Bulletin: March 2nd Data Updates


By twdaugherty Data updates are now available to download for the March 2, 2017 – March 30, 2017 period: Airport and Navigation Database Documents VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts IFR High and Low Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams ForeFlight Airport Diagrams, including new diagrams and updates for the following airports: 02A 17N 1G4 1H2 64PN 74P 94K 9G2 9L2 C29 C65 C80 C81 C89 CSY3 CYCG CYDQ CYEE CYGE CYHS CYPA CYQV CYSE CZBB E01 EFHF GA62 I17 I73 KABQ KAFJ KAGC KASD KASH KAXH KBOI KBQR KEPM KEUG KEVW KGRN KIEN KMCZ KPCD KRAW KREG KTKC L71 MDCY MO8 MROC MRPV MUBR MUSC MYAM MYBS NFFN NTTO ORSU PAVA SACO SAWG SBKP SC99 SCDA SELT SOCA SPTU TJRV TQPF UUBW W29 Y31 Data updates are also available for our Military Flight Bag customers: Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams PAA High Enroutes, Area Charts CSA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts D-FLIP Publications such as Planning Change Notices, Area Planning Documents, Chart Supplements, Enroute Change Notices, and Terminal Change Notices. Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams Airport/Facility Directory All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. Read more here:: Bulletin: March 2nd Data Updates… Read more ...

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Quiz: Are you an ADS-B weather expert?


By Bret Koebbe The free datalink weather component of the ADS-B network has been a big hit with iPad pilots flying with portable ADS-B receivers. But how well do you really know the system? Test your knowledge here... ... Read more here:: Quiz: Are you an ADS-B weather expert?… Read more ...

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Have Questions About Flight Time, Duty, Rest Regs? FAA Now Has Answers, Online


Some NBAA members operating under FAR Part 135 have found the regulations surrounding rest and duty to be a point of contention, but operators seeking the FAA's formal responses to questions about these regulations can now find them online. The information is available under a searchable link in the Publications section of the online Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS). "This is a welcome addition to the FSIMS," said Brian Koester, NBAA manager of operations. "Not only will it help inform members about the rules and their interpretation of them, it will clarify their impact on members who may not be fully aware of their how the requirements affect their operation." Read more here:: Have Questions About Flight Time, Duty, Rest Regs? FAA Now Has Answers, Online… Read more ...

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Cessna Pilot Center Grows


The Cessna Pilot Center network grew substantially in 2016, adding 24 flight centers as partners. Those include five international flight schools in Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Germany and Poland. read more Read more here:: Cessna Pilot Center Grows… Read more ...

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UK Leads Demand For Mid-to-Heavy Business Jets


Across Europe, deliveries for mid-to-heavy business jets are projected to total 959 between now and 2025, according to a new forecast by Global Jet Capital. The largest demand is expected to be from the UK. read more Read more here:: UK Leads Demand For Mid-to-Heavy Business Jets… Read more ...

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McGill University Study: Pilot CEOs Different From Other People


A recent article in The Wall Street Journal cited a study by a McGill University accounting professor that found companies whose chief executives were also pilots are more likely to inspire original thinking than CEOs of other businesses. The study, co-authored by Jingling Zhang, surveyed more than 1,200 men and women who held the top job between 1993 and 2003. The results appeared in the January issue of the Journal of Financial Economics. It quoted Ms. read more Read more here:: McGill University Study: Pilot CEOs Different From Other People… Read more ...

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G650 And G650ER Certified For China Registration


The Gulfstream G650 and G650ER have received type certificate validation from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The validation confirms the type certificate issued by the FAA. read more Read more here:: G650 And G650ER Certified For China Registration… Read more ...

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Bell Completes First Customized Aircraft In Prague


Bell Helicopter has completed its first fully customized aircraft at its new European customization and delivery center in Prague. read more Read more here:: Bell Completes First Customized Aircraft In Prague… Read more ...

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