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ADS-B Final Prep, NOTAM Improvement Bill Status and Response to UK Restricting Airport Access to BizAv

FAA Finalizing Items for ADS-B Implementation Operational Rollout of ADS-B Baseline Services Complete The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced earlier that it has completed the implementation of the ADS-B Baseline Services on schedule and ready for the Jan. 1, 2020 ADS-B aircraft equipage deadline. ADS-B is now operational at 155 airports, terminal radar approach control…

The Importance of Fully Implementing NextGen and Canada’s ATC User Fees Increase

NBAA’s Bolen Speaks to Senate Committee regarding NextGen The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently released that President and CEO Ed Bolen told members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation’s Subcommittee on Aviation and Space that full implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) is critical to maintaining America’s lead…

New FAA Admin, PLANE Act Support and International Flight Plan Format Adopted

New FAA Admin, PLANE Act Support and International Flight Plan Format Adopted

Steve Dickson New FAA Administrator On August 12, 2019 Steve Dickson was sworn in as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator after being confirmed for a five-year term by the U.S. Senate July 24. Dickson recently retired from Delta Air Lines as the senior vice president of Flight Operations where he was responsible for the…

Canada has New Fuel Tax, Welcome to House GA Caucus Launch and Sharing Safety Data

New Fuel Tax in Canada Authorized through the Green­house Gas Pollution Pricing Act, Canada is implementing a new fuel surcharge for aircraft. Operators, including those that are international, who fly or do business in Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan must register with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), which will extend to including Nunavut and…

ADS-B News and Alcohol Testing During Ramp Inspections Has Started in Some Countries

ADS-B News and Alcohol Testing During Ramp Inspections Has Started in Some Countries

Aviation Groups Worry a Recent FAA Policy Statement on Actions for Non-equipped ADS-B Out Operators Caused Confusion On April 1, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a Statement of Policy establishing its course of action for issuing air traffic control (ATC) authorization to those operating aircraft that are not equipped with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B)…

FAA Admin Nomination, New Contingency Procedures for NAT, Canada Decommissions VOR/NDBs, FAA/NBAA Issue Reminder on ADS-B, New CBP in D.C. Area

FAA Admin Nomination, New Contingency Procedures for NAT, Canada Decommissions VOR/NDBs, FAA/NBAA Issue Reminder on ADS-B, New CBP in D.C. Area

FAA Administrator Nomination On March 19, the White House nominated longtime Delta Airlines executive Steve Dickson to the position of administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Dickson was with Delta for 27 years, retiring in 2018 as senior vice president of global flight operations. During his tenure with the airline, he was responsible for…

Canadian King Air Summit, VNY Offers Sustainable Alternative Fuel, Reduced Separation Trial Coming to NAT and EASA Issues Runway Safety NPA

Canadian King Air Summit, VNY Offers Sustainable Alternative Fuel, Reduced Separation Trial Coming to NAT and EASA Issues Runway Safety NPA

Canadian King Air Summit Scheduled for April 25 FastAir Executive Aviation Services is hosting what they say is the largest event for Beechcraft King Air owners and operators in Canada – the 2019 King Air Summit held April 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The one-day event focuses on education and…

FAA Bill, U.S. Airport News and a New Nall Report

FAA Bill, U.S. Airport News and a New Nall Report

Another Extension on the FAA Bill? It looks like it. Congress has yet to come to an agreement on a long-term FAA reauthorization bill. The agency is operating under it’s fifth short-term extension set to expire Sept. 30 and will likely see its sixth. The Airlines for America (A4A) president and CEO Nicholas Calio stressed…