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NBAA Asks Members to Take Part in FAA General Aviation Survey

NBAA Asks Members to Take Part in FAA General Aviation Survey

The FAA’s annual General Aviation (GA) and Part 135 Activity Survey, which will collect data on GA operations in 2016, is underway. NBAA is encouraging members that have been invited to participate in the confidential poll to do so in order to provide the agency with a clear picture of business aviation activity. The FAA’s… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 06-Feb-17

Elected Officials Stand Against ATC Privatization at NBAA-BACE

Elected Officials Stand Against ATC Privatization at NBAA-BACE

Three current members of Congress spoke at the 2016 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) this week in Orlando, FL, and all three emphasized business aviation’s essential role in America. They also declared their strong opposition to creating a private ATC system funded by user fees. “We all know that our airspace is a… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 12-Nov-16

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FAA Teams Working to Improve Quality of Available Weather Information to Pilots

FAA Teams Working to Improve Quality of Available Weather Information to Pilots

Advanced in-cockpit weather technologies have served as both blessing and, arguably, curse to pilots, with the possibility of being overwhelmed by the sheer abundance of information at their fingertips. Helping pilots determine the right data to use was one of the goals of an NBAA-BACE education session titled “Advancing Avionics Weather Information.” “We reach out… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 10-Nov-16

NBAA Lauds Court Decision on East Hampton Airport Restrictions

NBAA Lauds Court Decision on East Hampton Airport Restrictions

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) applauds today’s decision by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which agreed with the argument made on appeal by NBAA and other aviation interests that the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 (ANCA) continues to apply to New York’s East Hampton Airport (HTO) – making the… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 08-Nov-16

HAI aims to prevent US states setting local aviation rules

HAI aims to prevent US states setting local aviation rules

HAI and five other general aviation associations yesterday wrote to key congressional committee leaders to prevent a move to amend a federal bar to states issuing laws or regulations related to air carrier prices, routes, or services. The move was contained in a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochrane (R-Miss.) and the panel’s… Read more »

Source: HAI, 19-May-16

NBAA thanks Tom Hendricks from NATA

NBAA thanks Tom Hendricks from NATA

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today issued the statement below following news that National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Tom Hendricks would step down from his post later this year. “Tom has been a tireless champion for general aviation, with an unyielding commitment to protecting and promoting the… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 09-Mar-16

NBAA Calls FAA UAS Detection Work Good First Step

NBAA Calls FAA UAS Detection Work Good First Step

The FAA-led effort to develop and test a detection system that identifies unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operating on and near airports is a good first step, said Sarah Wolf, NBAA’s senior manager of security and facilitation. As this technology matures, it will contribute to the safety of NBAA members that operate both manned and unmanned… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 09-Mar-16

NBAA Supports Aviation Tax Exemption in Maryland

NBAA Supports Aviation Tax Exemption in Maryland

NBAA strongly supports a Maryland bill that would exempt aircraft repair and upgrade parts from sales tax, saying that without the repair exemption, the state is at a competitive disadvantage to other neighboring states. NBAA Supports Aviation Tax Exemption in Maryland “The exemption proposed in SB14 is sound tax policy that will lead to increased… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 10-Feb-16

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JetNet to announce new features at NBAA even

JetNet to announce new features at NBAA even

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, is announcing two new features for its Evolution Aerodex service at this year’s NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Booth 400A, from January 19-22 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. A new Airport/FBO View provides an analysis tool for companies providing (or looking to provide)… Read more »

Source: Jetnet, 12-Jan-16

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Five Questions for Incoming NBAA Chairman

Five Questions for Incoming NBAA Chairman

Paul Anderson, vice president of UTC Flight, the United Technologies Corp. flight department, is the incoming chair of NBAA’s Board of Directors. He recently shared his thoughts on the association and its objectives going forward. Tell us about your career in business aviation, and how your experience will influence your work as NBAA’s chairman. My… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 19-Nov-15

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HAI fights to preserve veteran benefits

HAI fights to preserve veteran benefits

On Monday, May 18, HAI and six other aviation associations sent a strongly worded letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee of Veterans Affairs, urging their committee to reject a bill (H.R. 476) that would impose a detrimentally low cap on Veterans Administration (VA) funding for college flight training degree programs… Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-May-15

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Conklin & de Decker Announce Aircraft Cost Evaluator Release 15.1

Conklin & de Decker Announce Aircraft Cost Evaluator Release 15.1

Conklin & de Decker has announced the Aircraft Cost Evaluator Release 15.1, the industry’s most innovative tool for benchmarking operating and ownership costs for more than 585 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft.Aircraft Cost Evaluator has been the flagship product from Conklin & de Decker’s family of aircraft operating and acquisition data products for more… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 23-Apr-15

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Sabreliner Aviation Names Director of Engineering

Sabreliner Aviation Names Director of Engineering

James Clifford has been named director of Engineering for Sabreliner Aviation, a growing, customer-focused provider of flight support for civil and military fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. Clifford, who joined the diversified aerospace company March 31, is responsible for Sabreliner Aviation’s overall engineering efforts and will spearhead Sabreliner Aviation’s aircraft renewals program. He brings to Sabreliner… Read more »

Source: Sabreliner, 07-Apr-15

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5th Annual JETNET iQ Business Aviation Summit to be held in New York

5th Annual JETNET iQ Business Aviation Summit to be held in New York

JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, will host its 5th annual JETNET iQ Global Business Aviation Summit in New York City on June 23-24, 2015. The JETNET iQ Summit is a fast-paced, data-rich gathering of industry thought leaders to discuss, deliberate, and predict the state of business aviation markets. Industry veteran Susan… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 20-Mar-15

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Conklin & De Decker Announces 3rd Annual Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs Seminar

Conklin & De Decker Announces 3rd Annual Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs Seminar

Conklin & de Decker has opened registration for its newest Seminar, Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs. The program will be presented on April 14-15, 2015 in Grapevine, Texas, near the DFW International airport.As a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accepted program, attendees can receive CAM credit for participating in this seminar. The… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 04-Mar-15

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Dallas Airmotive Showcases Global Rotorcraft Authorizations at Heli-Expo 2015

Dallas Airmotive Showcases Global Rotorcraft Authorizations at Heli-Expo 2015

Join us at the Orlando Convention Center from March 2-5, at booth 3700. Learn more about our new Rotorcraft Centers of Excellence and our vision to become the world’s leading, independent, rotorcraft engine service company and your trusted engine provider. Your first choice for all your turbine engine needs… anywhere… anytime. We will also be… Read more »

Source: Dallas, 03-Mar-15

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Bell delivers first Bell 429WLG in North America

Bell delivers first Bell 429WLG in North America

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has made the first delivery of the Bell 429 Wheeled Landing Gear (WLG) in North America. The aircraft has been delivered to professional NASCAR driver and founder and CEO of SunEnergy1, Kenny Habul. SunEnergy1 is a vertically integrated solar energy performance certificate (EPC) company… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-15

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General Aviation supports $219B of US economic output and 1.1M jobs

General Aviation supports $219B of US economic output and 1.1M jobs

Eight general aviation associations on Wednesday unveiled a new industry-wide study detailing the economic contributions of general aviation to the U.S. economy at a press conference at the Newseum. The study, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, determined that general aviation supports 1.1 million total jobs and supplies $219 billion in total economic output in the United States…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 18-Feb-15

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Safe Flight’s Powerline Detector Now Dual Frequency

Safe Flight’s Powerline Detector Now Dual Frequency

Providing demonstration flights in Orlando immediately prior to NBAA, Safe Flight continues the roll-out of their new Dual Frequency Powerline Detection System (DPDS). The important advancement (first announced in April of 2014 at HeliExpo in Anaheim, CA.), the new DPDS is based on a state of the art Digital Signal Processor receiver that detects both… Read more »

Source: Safe Flight, 28-Oct-14

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Safe Flight announces new Icing Conditions Detector

Safe Flight announces new Icing Conditions Detector

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY announced today their new Icing Conditions Detector (ICD) available for all aircraft types. The company highlighted the importance of this new development in avionic safety equipment by choosing Minus 5o Ice Bar located at Pointe Orlando as the venue to introduce the new product. Ice accretion is… Read more »

Source: Safe Flight, 28-Oct-14

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NBAA2014 – Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

NBAA2014 – Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

“Make no doubt about it: unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are coming, and they will offer an amazing opportunity for flight departments to expand their responsibilities and become more relevant to their companies,” said Brad Hayden, president and CEO of Robotic Skies, in an Oct. 22 panel at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014). As… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 24-Oct-14

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Bill de Decker is selected for John P “Jack” Doswell Award

Bill de Decker is selected for John P “Jack” Doswell Award

Conklin & de Decker announced that the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has selected Bill de Decker for the prestigious John P “Jack” Doswell award, honoring him for lifelong individual achievement on behalf and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. For more than 40 years, Bill de Decker has been… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 23-Oct-14

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Conklin & de Decker Announce 15th Annual Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar

Conklin & de Decker Announce 15th Annual Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar

Conklin & de Decker will host their 15thAnnual Aircraft Acquisition Planning Seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 9-10, 2014 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort. NBAA attendees that register for this seminar at the Conklin & de Decker booth (#3231) will receive an autographed copy of the Aircraft Acquisition Planning book, by co-author, Bill de Decker…. Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 23-Oct-14

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Blue Sky Network to Unveil New SATCOM Solution in October

Blue Sky Network to Unveil New SATCOM Solution in October

Blue Sky Network (BSN), a leading global provider of satellite tracking and fleet management solutions for land mobile, maritime, and aviation assets, is excited to announce that it will be unveiling a new SATCOM technology solution, at both Helitech International and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) – two key aviation industry events – this… Read more »

Source: Blue Sky Network, 30-Sep-14

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Bill de Decker is selected for John P “Jack” Doswell Award

Bill de Decker is selected for John P “Jack” Doswell Award

Orleans, Massachusetts–Conklin & de Decker announced that the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has selected Bill de Decker for the prestigious John P “Jack” Doswell award, honoring him for lifelong individual achievement on behalf and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. For more than 40 years, Bill de Decker has… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 08-Aug-14

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FAA’s ‘Got Weather?’ resource improves understanding of thunderstorms

FAA’s ‘Got Weather?’ resource improves understanding of thunderstorms

Because unique weather conditions are associated with summer, now is a good time for a reminder about a new online FAA safety resource that provides tips for pilots dealing with the season’s thunderstorm activity. Launched by the agency in May 2014 with the support of aviation groups, including NBAA, the Got Weather? initiative offers information… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 02-Jul-14

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NBAA responds to uninformed article “How to hide a corporate aircraft”

NBAA responds to uninformed article “How to hide a corporate aircraft”

Listen to the NPR Marketplace interview with Bethany McLean, contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Your recently published opinion piece on business aviation (“How corporate jets fly under shareholder radar”) appears uninformed about the widespread practice of leasing business equipment and the common reporting rules regardless of equipment type – including aircraft – and equally misinformed… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 19-Jun-14

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Aviation Groups Fighting for New York’s East Hampton Airport

Aviation Groups Fighting for New York’s East Hampton Airport

The Eastern Region Helicopter Council (ERHC) is among the aviation organizations fighting to maintain access to New York’s East Hampton Airport (HTO), even in the face of adverse court rulings and ongoing pressure from local residents who complain about noise from helicopters, jets and seaplanes. “They’ve already increased landing fees 20 percent for jets and… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 29-May-14

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NBAA’s Free Webinar Will Help Operators Manage Weather Risk

NBAA’s Free Webinar Will Help Operators Manage Weather Risk

New weather forecasting technologies and probabilistic weather information, which can help operators determine the risk of flying into thousands of airports worldwide, will be the topic of an upcoming free NBAA webinar. “Managing Weather Risk” takes place at 1 p.m. (EDT), on April 29, and NBAA Members can register for the session right up until… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 27-Apr-14

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NBAA welcomes move to renew US tax incentive on business aircraft purchase

NBAA welcomes move to renew US tax incentive on business aircraft purchase

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed the Senate Finance Committee’s completion of work on legislation that would restore for two more years a host of tax incentives that expired in 2013, including a commonly recognized incentive – “bonus depreciation” – on the purchase of aircraft and other assets used by businesses. “NBAA is… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 07-Apr-14

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NBAA Lands in Anaheim for Heli-Expo 2014

NBAA Lands in Anaheim for Heli-Expo 2014

The attention of the global rotorcraft community will be on Anaheim, CA next week, as Helicopter Association International (HAI) presents its annual Heli-Expo convention from Feb. 24 to 27. As in years past, NBAA staff will be on hand throughout the show to meet with Members and attendees to discuss matters affecting the business aviation… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 22-Feb-14

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Streamlined IS-BAO Certification under consideration

Streamlined IS-BAO Certification under consideration

For many business aviation operations, the prospect of applying for registration in the International Standard for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) program is an intimidating prospect. So, to counter that perception, the International Business Aviation Council (BAC) is considering streamlining the IS-BAO standard to make it more accessible to smaller flight departments, particularly for “single-plane, single-pilot”… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 04-Feb-14

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NBAA Headquarters Relocates to New Address in Washington, DC

NBAA Headquarters Relocates to New Address in Washington, DC

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that the location of its Washington, DC headquarters has moved to a new address in the nation’s capital. All postal correspondence and shipments should be immediately redirected to the new address: National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 1200 G Street NW Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20005 The Association’s… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 27-Aug-13

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Aviation association leaders stand united at Oshkosh

Aviation association leaders stand united at Oshkosh

HAI President Matt Zuccaro and six other general aviation (GA) association presidents sat together at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., and discussed both the challenges facing the GA industry and the successes the industry has had over the past year. Zuccaro joined Experimental Aircraft Association Chairman Jack Pelton, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President… Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-Aug-13

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Could Technology Be a Hindrance to Your Operation?

Could Technology Be a Hindrance to Your Operation?

Hear a Flight Plan podcast about how the steep learning curve for constantly evolving avionics and ATC technologies can have safety implications When Jim Lara had a new up-to-date avionics suite installed in his Baron last December, he faced a task even more daunting than selecting, installing and paying for the glass cockpit components: learning how to… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 04-Jul-13

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Planned Vertiport Promises Easier Access to Downtown Chicago

Planned Vertiport Promises Easier Access to Downtown Chicago

Developers of a new vertiport near Chicago’s downtown business center hope to break ground on the 10-acre project later this summer and begin operations next year. The vertiport, which differs from a heliport by being designed for use by tiltrotors as well as helicopters, will be constructed at Wood and 15th streets on land owned… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 03-Jul-13

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NBAA Welcomes US Senate Legislation to Simplify Certification for GA Aircraft

NBAA Welcomes US Senate Legislation to Simplify Certification for GA Aircraft

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed the introduction of the Small Aircraft Revitalization Act of 2013 (S.1072) by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). The bill is similar to the Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013, which was introduced earlier this month in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Mike… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 05-Jun-13

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NBAA Welcomes Legislation to Smooth Certification for GA Aircraft

NBAA Welcomes Legislation to Smooth Certification for GA Aircraft

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed new legislation that would dramatically enhance the certification process for new light general aviation aircraft. Sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-4-KS), a stalwart of general aviation, the “Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013” (H.R. 1848) calls on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to implement recommendations from the… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 09-May-13

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EBACE Student Day Panel to Promote Careers in Business Aviation

EBACE Student Day Panel to Promote Careers in Business Aviation

Student Day at the 2013 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2013) will feature a panel of industry leaders who will speak about career opportunities in business aviation. Students from aviation schools around Europe have been invited to attend “Business Aviation as a Career: Build Your Future Now,” set for 9:30 a.m. on May 23…. Read more »

Source: NBAA, 08-Apr-13

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Conklin & de Decker Exhibiting and Speaking at MMC

Conklin & de Decker Exhibiting and Speaking at MMC

Conklin & de Decker recently announced they will be exhibiting at this year’s National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Maintenance Management Conference to be held on April 30-May 2, 2013 in Ft. Worth, Texas.In addition, David Wyndham, President and co-owner at Conklin & de Decker, will be a hosting a session during the conference, titled, Maintenance… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 26-Mar-13

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NBAA’s Bolen Responds to FAA Decision to Close ATC Towers

NBAA’s Bolen Responds to FAA Decision to Close ATC Towers

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today released the following statement in response to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) decision to proceed with the closure of 149 contract air traffic control towers and other facilities across the United States, to comply with “sequestration,” or mandatory budget curtailments required of federal agencies:… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 25-Mar-13

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HAI asks court to invalidate Long Island flight corridor

HAI asks court to invalidate Long Island flight corridor

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) is continuing its legal challenge of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) authority to restrict helicopter flights due to noise complaints as concerns grow that more and more communities will seek legislative solutions to resolve local helicopter noise issues. HAI’s actions come as Congress considers two bills, introduced in February, seeking… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 22-Mar-13

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NBAA announces mobile app for Business Aviation Insider

NBAA announces mobile app for Business Aviation Insider

A new mobile app for Business Aviation Insider magazine has been released by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and is available free to NBAA Members with iPhone, iPad and Android devices. “Business aviation professionals have been enthusiastic adopters of mobile technology, and NBAA is pleased to offer this new communications format to our readers,… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 15-Mar-13

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NBAA Supports Moran Amendment to Preserve Control Towers Under Sequester

NBAA Supports Moran Amendment to Preserve Control Towers Under Sequester

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) supports an amendment from Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS), which would halt the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) plan to close a host of air traffic control towers and other facilities. Noting the integral role of the towers in the nation’s aviation system, and the economic boost that airports with towers… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 15-Mar-13

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NBAA’s first BACE is 2013 Convention renamed

NBAA’s first BACE is 2013 Convention renamed

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that the name for its largest annual U.S. event has been changed from “Annual Meeting & Convention” to “Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition” (“BACE”). In announcing the change, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen noted that, given the global nature of business aviation, the Association co-hosts dedicated,… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 05-Feb-13

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GA groups oppose White House fees proposal

GA groups oppose White House fees proposal

The nation’s leading general aviation (GA) associations today forcefully opposed user fees for GA flights proposed in President Barack Obama’s proposal for addressing the nation’s deficit and job crises. The Aircraft Electronics Association, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Helicopter Association International, the International Council… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 20-Sep-11

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HAI co-sponsors NBAA North East Safety Symposium

HAI co-sponsors NBAA North East Safety Symposium

HAI is co-sponsoring the NBAA North East Safety Symposium Thurs., May 19 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at TAC Air in Windsor Locks, Conn. The safety program is geared toward Airports, FBOs and Helicopter crews. Hear professionals discuss: WILDLIFE STRIKE AVOIDANCE and WILDLIFE MITIGATION RAMP and FBO SAFETY MISSION SAFETY AIRCRAFT INTERDICTION Presentations will be made… Read more »

Source: HAI, 21-Apr-11

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Avfuel offers rewards at NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference

Avfuel offers rewards at NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference

From Feb. 9-11, Avfuel Corporation will be exhibiting with over three dozen of its Avfuel-branded FBOs at the 2011 NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers Convention (S&D) at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The FBOs and Avfuel will be conducting promotions and activities that will result in 50 lucky visitors receiving an Apple iPad, and… Read more »

Source: Avfuel, 07-Feb-11

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Conklin & de Decker and NBAA announce scholarship winner

Conklin & de Decker and NBAA announce scholarship winner

Conklin & de Decker, in association with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), announced the third annual Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management scholarship winner is Richard Valentine. This award is being presented at the 2010 NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando, Florida. Richard Valentine is a senior at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU)… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 20-Oct-10

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