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NBAA Scholarship Award Truly a Life-Changing Event


When recipients of NBAA's scholarships are chosen, it can lead the recipients down career paths where new opportunities await. But when Aleesa (Kurtz) Radoncic, aircraft operations and logistics manager at Orbis International, received a Schedulers & Dispatchers Training Scholarship it did far more than just fund training for her to pursue an FAA dispatcher's license. It was an event that changed her life professionally, as well as personally. Read more here:: NBAA Scholarship Award Truly a Life-Changing Event… Read more ...

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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control Accidents


Importance of Placards and Lockout/Tagout ProceduresGrab the keys and go! In aviation, we know thats not quite the case when piloting an aircraft. In addition to your other pre-check procedures, have you considered the aircrafts current maintenance status? The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) has identified a number of fatal general aviation accidents caused by flying in an aircraft that is undergoing maintenance and has not yet returned to service. Yikes! How do you know your aircraft is safe? We suggest you consider adopting an informal lockout/tagout procedure to ensure that you, and other pilots, are aware that the aircraft youre about to fly may not have been returned to service. Why Placard?Placards are common in many general aviation aircraft, and for good reason: the message they display is mandatory. In fact, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) section 91.9 (a) says, in part, that no person may operate a civil aircraft without complying with the operation limitations specified inthe approved Airplane or Rotorcraft Flight Manual, markings, and placards. Placards also alert us to non-working equipment or instruments. You may operate most types of light aircraft with inoperative instruments, as long as they are not part of the VFR day type certification. In addition, the aircraft must have a placard that says inoperative. If the instrument is removed from the aircraft, a placard must provide the status. In all cases, the pilot or mechanic must determine that the inoperative instrument does not pose a hazard to flight safety. There are a lot more requirements to this part, so please read 14 CFR section 91.213 in its entirety, if this situation applies to you. Shared ResponsibilityPilots and mechanics share a responsibility to indicate properly inoperative instruments or equipment. Look at 14 CFR section 91.405; it requires owners or operators to have inoperative instruments or equipment repaired, replaced, removed, or inspected at the next required inspection with placards installed, as required.… Read more ...

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Operators Urged to Take Closer Look at Teterboro, Henderson Executive SID Procedures


It's been nearly four years since the FAA first implemented "climb via" phraseology intended to simplify assignment of SID and RNAV SID procedures with speed and altitude restrictions. Persistent issues with those clearances at two busy airports - Teterboro and Henderson Executive - utilized by business aircraft operators have spurred actions to remind pilots of the correct procedures. Heidi Williams, NBAA director for air traffic services and infrastructure, emphasized the need for business aircraft flight crews to apply proper due diligence to all departures. "We're seeing far too many deviations on these procedures, which points to a lack of full understanding of climb via terminology," she said. Read more here:: Operators Urged to Take Closer Look at Teterboro, Henderson Executive SID Procedures… Read more ...

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How to file, open and close a VFR Flight Plan from your iPad


By Bret Koebbe Did you know you can file, open and close VFR Flight Plans through Flight Service right from your iPhone or iPad? Here's how to do it from 4 of aviation's top EFB apps. ... Read more here:: How to file, open and close a VFR Flight Plan from your iPad… Read more ...

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iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 11.2.6


By Bret Koebbe Apple recently released iOS 11.2.6, which fixes an issue where using certain character sequences (Telugu) could cause apps to crash, and an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to... ... Read more here:: iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 11.2.6… Read more ...

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France Faces Key Questions As It Shapes Future Airport Strategy


As the government prepares to privatize Paris's airports, the broader French airport sector is working out how to adapt to a rapidly evolving environment. read more Read more here:: France Faces Key Questions As It Shapes Future Airport Strategy… Read more ...

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Apple iOS 11.2.6 and ForeFlight


By ForeFlight We are performing compatibility testing between ForeFlight and the newly released iOS 11.2.6 to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We will update this post with an “all-clear” when testing is completed. Please also stay tuned to our Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates. Follow this link to learn how you can check which Apple iOS version you are currently running. Read more here:: Apple iOS 11.2.6 and ForeFlight… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 18-08


NBAA: Wall Street Journal Misses Key Facts in Supporting ATC Airline Giveaway Plan NBAA Identifies Top Safety Focus Areas for 2018 Canada Border Services Exemption Benefits Charter Operators Read more here:: NBAA Update, 18-08… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: A Very Special Mission - TeamSupport, Texas-based B2B software company


Following Hurricane Harvey, TeamSupport CEO Robert C. Johnson loaded up his Cessna 421 and took off from his home base of Addison Airport bound to answer a call for aid in Conroe, TX. It was just one example of the value of business aviation in providing support to victims of Harvey and subsequent hurricanes in 2017. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: A Very Special Mission - TeamSupport, Texas-based B2B software company… Read more ...

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The Week In Technology, February 19-23, 2018


A look inside NASA's fiscal 2019 aeronautics budget: low-boom supersonics; electric propulsion; urban air mobility. read more Read more here:: The Week In Technology, February 19-23, 2018… Read more ...

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NBAA: Wall Street Journal Misses Key Facts in Supporting ATC Airline Giveaway Plan


After The Wall Street Journal published an inaccurate editorial attacking NBAA for its effective work in stopping airline-backed efforts to privatize ATC, the general aviation community quickly and forcefully responded on multiple fronts. A point-by-point rebuttal to the editorial takes aim at each of the recycled, big airline talking points, providing the truth about how ATC privatization will harm small towns and communities while impeding ATC modernization. Read more here:: NBAA: Wall Street Journal Misses Key Facts in Supporting ATC Airline Giveaway Plan… Read more ...

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FlashPash eAPIS filing app adds passport scanning capability


By Bret Koebbe FlashPass makes it easy to file eAPIS passenger manifests with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol right from your iPhone or iPad. The latest update allows you to scan crew or passenger passports to save... ... Read more here:: FlashPash eAPIS filing app adds passport scanning capability… Read more ...

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NBAA Identifies Top Safety Focus Areas for 2018


NBAA released its annual list of Top Safety Focus Areas, topics identified by the NBAA Safety Committee as primary risk-mitigation targets for all business aircraft operators. Read more here:: NBAA Identifies Top Safety Focus Areas for 2018… Read more ...

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Airline Shortage Is Drawing Aviators From Business Aviation


The challenge is keeping what you've got A special target for the airlines' appeals to experienced pilots are the ones who fly business aircraft. read more Read more here:: Airline Shortage Is Drawing Aviators From Business Aviation… Read more ...

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Trump Budget Revives ATC Restructuring Plan


In its fiscal 2019 federal budget submission, the Trump administration proposes laying the groundwork to separate the FAA from its responsibility for ATC.ssiles. read more Read more here:: Trump Budget Revives ATC Restructuring Plan… Read more ...

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We’re Sorry For The Inconvenience


We experienced technical difficulties with some Aviation Week Network websites this week. We apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused to our users. Our team is now working to update the latest content on AviationWeek.com. read more Read more here:: We’re Sorry For The Inconvenience… Read more ...

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Canada Border Services Exemption Benefits Charter Operators


On-demand business aircraft operators are exempt from a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) program that requires air carriers to post security, up to $25,000 per passenger, for the removal costs of these individuals at the conclusion of immigration appeals. William Clark, a member of NBAA's Regulatory Issues Advisory Group and owner of YYZ Law, represented business aircraft operators in correspondence with the CBSA, when the agency recently began sending letters to foreign business aviation operators for compliance with this program. Read more here:: Canada Border Services Exemption Benefits Charter Operators… Read more ...

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CAM Spotlight: Certification Benefits Add Up for Charter CFO


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NBAA Announces Recipients of 2018 Leadership Conference Scholarships


NBAA announced that the association's Business Aviation Management Committee has selected five individuals as recipients of 2018 Leadership Conference Scholarships. Read more here:: NBAA Announces Recipients of 2018 Leadership Conference Scholarships… Read more ...

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Seattle Avionics FlyQ EFB 3.0 adds flight recording and augmented reality


By Bret Koebbe Seattle Avionics released a major update to their FlyQ EFB app earlier in the week, which adds new flight recording and augmented reality (AR) functionality. Here's a quick look at these new features... ... Read more here:: Seattle Avionics FlyQ EFB 3.0 adds flight recording and augmented reality… Read more ...

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