Brian Delauter, most recently the federal security director at Savannah (Ga.) International Airport, has been selected to serve as the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) acting general manager for the General Aviation Branch.
AINalerts » July 16, 2009
NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen said the association’s 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention–to be held October 20 to 22 in Orlando, Fla.–will be a strong show, “despite stiff economic headwinds.” According to Bolen, “We are currently tracking at about 80 percent of where we were at this point last year, which is outstanding since last year’s show set all-time records for the number of exhibitors and booth sales.” NBAA is aggressively reaching
Business aircraft flight activity continued a near straight line trend last month, according to TRAQPak data from specialized aviation services company Aviation Research Group/U.S. (ARG/US). Flight activity last month closely followed May’s levels, though with a slight decline of 1.45 percent. Business aircraft flight activity last month dropped 16.8 percent year-over-year, with large-cabin aircraft leading the losses at -31.7 percent.
Yesterday, at a hearing held by the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, general aviation proponents had an opportunity to express their concerns about Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rules proposals and security directives.
A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday introduced a two-year FAA reauthorization bill that speeds up the timetable for implementation of the NextGen ATC system but does not call for user fees. That means, at least for now, general aviation will continue to pay its share of FAA programs and ATC modernization through modestly higher fuel taxes, as opposed to a new system of user fees that the Obama Administration wants in Fiscal Year 2011.