American Airlines Donates 10 Million AAdvantage Miles to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Thanks to generous AAdvantage® program members, American Airlines is donating 10 million loyalty miles to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to support its mission to help patient families as it leads the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The gift was made possible by AAdvantage members who purchased […]

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GAMA Publishes First Quarter 2020 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report

Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its report of general aviation aircraft shipments and billings for the first quarter of 2020. Piston, turboprop, business jet and rotorcraft deliveries declined across all segments during the first quarter of 2020 as compared to the first quarter of 2019. “While the year started off strong, the health […]

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CBP Extends Temporary Closure of Trusted Traveler Program Enrollment Centers Until July 6

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended the temporary closure of Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers until at least July 6, 2020. CBP is taking this precautionary measure to minimize the exposure of the public and CBP personnel to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The temporary closure applies to all public access Global Entry enrollment centers, […]

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NBAA, Coalition Petition FCC to Reconsider Approval of Ligado 5G Network

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) joined with industry stakeholders in a petition filed May 22 requesting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reconsider its approval of Ligado Networks’ proposed high-speed broadband cellular network operating near frequency bands currently used by GPS and satellite communications (satcom) networks. The petition identifies several concerns with the FCC’s April […]

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NBAA, Aviation Groups Balk at Increased Fees for CBP’s User Fee Airports

Responding to notification of significant fee increases for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) services at several U.S. airports, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and other aviation associations are urging the acting CBP commissioner to consider alternatives in addressing possible budget shortfalls. Last week, many airports that support international operations with CBP inspection facilities funded […]

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A Message From the FAA Office of Airport Safety and Standards

The FAA’s Office of Airports (ARP) has surveyed private-use facilities every year to assist in the collection, verification and validation of a site’s published Airport Master Record (5010) data and Operational Status.  Stemming from an FAA internal audit and policy published within the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization (ATO) for handling Operational Status reviews, an initiative […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Appoints Industry Leaders to Women in Aviation Advisory Board

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the appointment of 30 board members to the newly-formed Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB). Former U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson will serve as chair of the board. “The Department welcomes Dr. Heather Wilson and these accomplished advisory board members, who share a commitment and passion […]

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NATA Congressional Statement Highlights State of Aviation Businesses and Recommendations for Relief

Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) submitted a statement to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the impacts of COVID-19 discussing the business aviation industry and outlining policy recommendations. Committee Chairman U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) convened a hearing today titled, “The State of the Aviation Industry: Examining the Impact of […]

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