The annual NBAA corporate flight attendants conference has grown steadily, and on June 24 through 26 celebrated its 15th year and a new name and focus as the NBAA flight attendants/flight technicians conference.
Surrounded by historic aircraft tracing the history of manned flight, NBAA received the prestigious National Aviation Hall of Fame 2010 Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight Award” on July 16 in Dayton, Ohio, honoring the association for its significant contribution to America’s aviation heritage.
With the swearing in of Mark Rosekind and Earl Weener as members of the NTSB on June 30, the investigative body reached its full complement of five for the first time since President Obama took office in January 2009.
In AIN’s first survey of smartphone use by aviators, 82 readers participated. The top three most popular platforms are RIM’s BlackBerry, with 41 respondents, followed by Apple’s iPhone at 36 and Android phones at nine. The greatest daily use of smartphones for flying jobs is e-mail (89.9 percent), checking weather (82.3 percent) Web access (54.4 percent) and flight planning and dispatching (both at 49 percent).
Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) opened its new European headquarters at the London-area Farnborough Airport last month. The operation will be led by JSSI president and CEO Louis Seno, who has relocated to the UK from the group’s Chicago headquarters.
As news outlets picked up on ProPublica’s story on blocked aircraft registrations, NBAA stepped up to make a case for its Block Aircraft Registration Request (Barr) program.
The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) is reporting strong turnout on the opening day of its annual convention at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. About 1,500 people have registered for the show, which features 135 exhibitors and dozens of new product introductions.
A federal judge for the District of Columbia has ruled that aircraft tail numbers submitted for blockage under NBAA’s Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program must be made available in response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). But the ruling does not permit the disclosure of real-time flight data, historical data or operator names.
NBAA has added six courses to its professional development program (PDP). The new offerings in the program’s educational lineup satisfy specific module requirements in the association’s certified aircraft manager program and can be completed in three different ways, according to Jay Evans, NBAA’s director of operations.
John Winant, NBAA’s first president, died on January 13 at the age of 85. Elected to the association’s board of directors in 1957, he became its first full-time head in 1971. During his 15-year leadership, NBAA’s membership tripled to almost 3,000 companies, and its annual meeting and convention became one of the world’s largest aviation events.