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NBAA Responds to Appeals Court’s May 4 Order in SMO Petition Case

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May 12, 2017

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today responded to a May 4 order from the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, delivered in connection with recent actions taken by the association to challenge an agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the City of Santa Monica, which would restrict or ultimately prohibit… Read More ›

NBAA: Appropriations Bill Boosts Aviation Investment, Highlights ATC Privatization Concerns

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed congressional passage of annual appropriations legislation that increases funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and reaffirms concerns over privatization of air traffic control (ATC). Specifically, the budgeting legislation provides robust funding for the FAA’s operational, capital and research programs: $16.41 billion in budgetary resources, totaling $127… Read More ›

NBAA Releases 2017 Top Safety Focus Areas

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today 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. The 2017 NBAA Top Safety Focus Areas are: Loss of control inflight (LOC-I) Runway excursions Single-pilot accident rate Procedural non-compliance Ground handling collisions… Read More ›

NBAA Mourns the Passing of Astronaut, Aviation Advocate Gene Cernan

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today reflected on the passing of Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, a frequent participant in NBAA events and programs and a long-standing advocate for business aviation. “Gene Cernan is an American legend whose life will long be a source of… Read More ›

FSF Chairman Selected to Lead Aviation Safety Assurance Committee

Kenneth J. Hylander, chairman of Flight Safety Foundation’s Board of Governors, has been selected to chair a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee on aviation safety assurance. The ad hoc committee is being convened to create a national research agenda for the development of a suite of tools needed to support a prototype… Read More ›

Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29.8 billion. On forecast total revenues of $736 billion, that represents a 4.1% net profit margin. This will be the third consecutive year (and the third year in the industry’s history) in which… Read More ›

Hajime Yoshimura of Japan appointed new president of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission

The Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has unanimously appointed Commissioner Hajime Yoshimura to a one-year term as President of the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC), the UN civil aviation Organization’s main technical body. Mr. Yoshimura was nominated for the appointment by Japan and his mandate begins on 1 January 2017. He has… Read More ›

Pratt & Whitney’s Connecticut IAM-Represented Employees Ratify New Labor Contract

Members of Locals 700 and 1746, District 26 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), representing approximately 2,600 employees at Pratt & Whitney in Middletown and East Hartford, Connecticut, ratified a new labor agreement today. The contract takes effect on Dec. 5 and runs through May 2022. Pratt & Whitney is a… Read More ›

EUROCONTROL and the European Defence Agency consolidate their cooperation

Following the agreement between EUROCONTROL and the European Defence Agency (EDA) signed in 2013, both organisations have started a close cooperation on the SESAR programme. In compliance with the initial agreement, the cooperative work has been updated by the two organisations for the years 2017-2018 in order to accommodate the tasks as defined in the… Read More ›

Lockheed Martin Delivers C-5M Super Galaxy

The newest C-5M Super Galaxy was ferried from the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) facility here on Oct. 28. This C 5M will be assigned to the 433rd Airlift Wing, the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command unit at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The aircraft, formerly assigned to Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts, was flown to… Read More ›

Focus on Critical Safety Issues, Maintenance and Engineering Track Highlight IASS Agenda

Lithium batteries, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), automation and safety information protection are among the safety critical issues to be discussed at Flight Safety Foundation’s 69th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS 2016) scheduled for Nov. 14–16 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “We are very excited about this year’s agenda and about the experts from across… Read More ›

Principles to Manage Aviation’s Security Challenges

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on industry and governments to work together in an even stronger partnership to provide durable solutions to aviation’s security challenges. These efforts, which must be based on common principles, include such areas as overflying conflict zones, landside security at airports, insider threats, cyber security, harmonization of PNR (passenger… Read More ›

NBAA/CAN Soiree to Feature Political Duo James Carville, Mary Matalin

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is pleased to announce that political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin will be special guests at the 2016 NBAA/Corporate Angel Network (CAN) Soiree, a charity fundraising event to be held on Nov. 2, during NBAA’s annual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, FL. The political power… Read More ›

American Airlines Flight Simulator Engineers Approve Five-Year Contract

The Transport Workers Union and the International Association of Machinists (TWU-IAM Association), representing the more than 140 Flight Simulator Engineers at American Airlines, announced today that their members approved a new five-year contract, including significant pay raises, to take effect Nov. 7. “Our highly specialized, well-trained flight sim engineers are an integral part of American’s… Read More ›

CAA statement on Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2 Airworthiness Directive.

The UK CAA’s existing restriction, prohibiting all commercial flying of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2, remains in place. Following the release today by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of proposals to allow the return to service of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has confirmed that its… Read More ›

UN: ICAO signs landmark framework to curb aviation emissions

The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has agreed on a new emissions standard to control global greenhouse gas emissions from international airline flights. In a statement, obtained by PANA in New York on Friday, ICAO President, Mr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, said: “It has taken a great deal of effort and understanding to reach this… Read More ›

European aviation industry meets in Madrid for the ERA General Assembly

Up to 400 industry CEOs and key representatives are expected to attend the assembly This prestigious event will provide in-depth insight on the sector, covering the latest developments on current issues facing the industry and identifying common opportunities. The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is the voice of the European regional aviation industry, representing the… Read More ›

Federal Aviation Administration Dedicates New Tucson Control Tower.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today joined federal and local officials in dedicating the new, environmentally friendly air traffic control tower at Tucson International Airport. The new tower is 252 feet tall – about double the height of the old tower, which served the airport for 58 years. It provides air traffic controllers with better airfield… Read More ›

FAA Orders Suspension of Western Air Express Air Carrier Certificate.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an emergency order suspending the air carrier certificate of Western Air Express, based in Midland, Texas. Western Air Express operates one twin-engine Beechcraft Queen Air model BE-70-70 certificated for passenger operations. An FAA inspection on April 28, 2016, revealed that Western Air Express had not complied with engine… Read More ›

NBAA Report Calls for Renewed Emphasis on Pre-Takeoff Flight-Control Checks

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today issued a report, regarding a fatal 2014 Gulfstream G-IV accident at Hanscom Field Airport in Bedford, MA, which calls for a renewed emphasis on the importance of compliance with the pre-takeoff flight-control checks required by aircraft manufacturers. Following the Bedford accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined… Read More ›

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