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NBAA commends rejection of ATC privatization bill

NBAA commends rejection of ATC privatization bill

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today commended the Senate Appropriations Committee for rejecting privatization of the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system in an annual federal spending bill. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen thanked committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT), as well as Transportation Subcommittee Chair Susan Collins… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 10-Aug-17

Lawmakers push Israel to buy Connecticut made Sikorsky helicopters

Lawmakers push Israel to buy Connecticut made Sikorsky helicopters

A group of Connecticut and New England lawmakers are trying to persuade Israel to buy Stratford-based Sikorsky helicopters as they work to modernize their military. U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME) along with Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Jim Himes (D-CT), John Larson (D-CT), and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) sent a letter… Read more »

Source: US Senate, 05-May-17

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Two Connecticut Senators urge Germany to buy CH-53K

Two Connecticut Senators urge Germany to buy CH-53K

Today, ahead of Germany’s planned procurement of up to 70 heavy-lift helicopters, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen urging the country to replace their existing fleet with the new, Sikorsky-made CH-53K King Stallion aircraft. Murphy and Blumenthal emphasized that… Read more »

Source: Chris Murphy, 22-Feb-16

Senator questions Army chief on Apache transfers

Senator questions Army chief on Apache transfers

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today questioned Gen. Mark Milley, nominee to be Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, about reports that the Army intends to implement the Aviation Restructure Initiative (ARI) as early as October 1, 2015. The plan would begin the transfer of Apache helicopters from the National Guard to the Army… Read more »

Source: Roger Wicker, 23-Jul-15

Eliminate 3rd Class Medicals for Pilots!

Eliminate 3rd Class Medicals for Pilots!

Did you know there is legislation pending in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate (H.R. 3708 and S. 2103) that would expand the FAA’s current and successful Sport Pilot standard by not requiring pilots to obtain a third-class medical certificate? Have you weighed in with your elected House member and your two senators?… Read more »

Source: HAI, 16-Sep-14

Senator calls on FAA to make Long Island “North Shore Route” permanent

Senator calls on FAA to make Long Island “North Shore Route” permanent

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Tim Bishop urged the Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta to not only renew the North Shore over-the-water helicopter route that is set to expire at the beginning of August, but to make it permanent. They are also urging that the… Read more »

Source: Senator Schumer, 29-May-14

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