It’s been a tough year for the European business aviation community. Like its U.S. counterpart, the industry took a hit as a result of the economic downturn, leading to a loss of business in all sectors. In addition, new rules and regulations have many in the industry on edge.
CharterX Wyvern has endorsed the NBAA’s recently published NBAA Best Practices for Air Charter Brokering. The NBAA’s best-practices protocols include operational guidelines and safety oversight procedures.
Among programs new to NBAA this year is the Cessna-sponsored Single Pilot Safety Standdown. Part of the slate of educational programs intended for NBAA’s cancelled Light Business Airplane show originally scheduled for last March, the standdown, which takes place on Thursday, aims to provide single-pilot owner/operators with the same quality of safety education available to other segments of
Flight-tracking and data provider Passur Aerospace is here at NBAA promoting its full line of flight information products, anchored by a database of decision-making software powered by a growing international network of passive radars at more than 110 airports worldwide.
One of the areas that has felt the pinch in the economic downturn has been corporate philanthropy, as charities find themselves needing to do more with less. The Corporate Angel Network (CAN), the nonprofit organization that arranges free flights for cancer patients to treatment using empty seats on business aircraft, is no exception.
As NBAA returns to Orlando for its annual gathering, there seem to be reasons for optimism but not outright giddiness. There is no doubt that the economy is the number-one topic for delegates at the 62nd Annual Meeting and Convention.
This year’s 62nd National Business Aviation Association Annual Meeting & Convention (October 20 to 22) probably won’t exceed previous records, but later this month the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., will definitely bustle with exhibitors setting up booths, aircraft arriving at nearby airports and thousands of attendees gathering for a week’s worth of learning, sharing and, hopefully, selling.
NBAA will again host the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) next January 18 and 19. The recession prompted the association to cancel the ABACE show that was to have been held earlier this year in February.
NBAA has partnered with Arinc Direct to offer a new online tool to help members comply with U.S. Customs’ electronic Advance Passenger Information System (eApis) requirements. Customs requires aircraft operators to electronically submit passenger manifest and aircraft information before departure for all international flights to or from the U.S.
Alliance for Aviation Across America, a Washington, D.C.-based general aviation advocacy organization, has released an economic impact study detailing general aviation’s value across the nation.