Congress shows support for federal contract towers

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate recently sent letters to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta reiterating congressional support for the preservation of 252 federal contract towers.

Fifty-five senators signed a July 31 letter imploring Huerta to consider “all perspectives” in what appears to be an effort to streamline tower operations as the agency continues to deal with budget pressures, according to a report on the National Business Aviation Association website.

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US House Committee fuels future of unleaded avgas

The U.S. House Appropriations Committee last week approved funding to support continued research into the transition to unleaded avgas for piston-engine aircraft.

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Call put out for recognition of GA’s importance

Representing the business aviation community on a panel with fellow aviation advocates, National Business Aviation Association President Ed Bolen repeated his call for federal policies that support the industry as a primary source for America’s competitive leadership in the world.

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New York bill would exempt GA aircraft tax

The National Business Aviation Association is encouraging pilots and aircraft owners in New York to support Assembly Bill 3677 and Senate Bill 273, which would exempt general aviation aircraft purchased in the state from sales and use tax.

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#NBAA13: Honeywell forecasts slight uptick in bizav over next decade

LAS VEGAS — In its 22nd annual Business Aviation Outlook, released opening day of the National Business Aviation Association Convention, Honeywell is forecasting up to 9,250 new business jet deliveries worth over $250 billion from 2013 to 2022.

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Landmark Aviation to present donation to Able Flight at NBAA

Landmark Aviation will present a donation check to nonprofit organization Able Flight during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2013 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas.

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Harrison Ford to receive humanitarian award at NBAA2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will present actor and pilot Harrison Ford with the NBAA’s Al Ueltschi Award for Humanitarian Leadership at the Opening General Session of the association’s 2013 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013) in Las Vegas on Oct. 22.

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Going to NBAA? There’s an app for that

The NBAA2013 Mobile App is now available for the iPad, iPhone and Android smartphones.

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Build A Plane to present Teachers’ Day at NBAA

For the first time, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will host a Build A Plane Teachers’ Day at its annual convention next month in Las Vegas.

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Apparently we do need this tower

The “Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013” (H.R. 1765) was introduced on Friday, April 26, by Rep. Tom Latham (R-Iowa). It was signed by President Obama on Wednesday, May 1.

You see, Congress and the President can get things done…when they want to.

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