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  • 7 Jul 2020 9:54 AM | Delaney Johnston (Administrator)

    NBAA wants to help the business aviation community get back to work as we navigate the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by making it easier for job seekers and employers to connect and by providing content to help prepare business aviation professionals to safely get back in the air.

    Job seekers, whether an NBAA member or not, can post a resume to NBAA’s jobs board at no cost. And, now through the end of August, employers can also post openings to NBAA’s jobs board for free.

    Also, On Aug. 12, 2020, NBAA will host its first ever Virtual Career Fair. Details to be released as soon as they become available!

    See NBAA post for more information: https://nbaa.org/professional-development/workforce-initiatives/bizav-back-to-work/?_zs=njxQV1&_zl=wlau6

  • 1 Jul 2020 5:10 PM | Wendy Quandahl (Administrator)

    Washington, DC, July 1, 2020 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the cancellation of its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which was scheduled to take place in Orlando, FL, Oct. 6-8. 

    The cancellation is based on clear guidance from public health officials at all levels of government addressing the unique, complex COVID-19 related challenges associated with large indoor venues. For example, the Florida Department of Health has recently issued an advisory recommending that individuals avoid participation in gatherings of more than 50 people.

    In addition, numerous states, including Florida, have onerous travel restrictions in place, and flights to and from many international countries are banned. These restrictions make it not only difficult, but in many cases impossible, for individuals and companies to participate in the world’s largest business aviation event. 

    “The promotion of safety is a primary reason NBAA was founded in 1947, and safety is at the foundation of all we are today,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “As COVID-19 has emerged as a pandemic, NBAA has consistently looked to local, state, federal and global health officials to inform our decisions and guide our actions with regard to live events.”

    According to Bolen, “NBAA has always advised its members to conduct a thorough risk evaluation before every flight to determine whether or not the mission can be safely conducted. We have brought that same discipline to the upcoming NBAA-BACE, and we regret that this year’s event must be grounded. We will immediately begin working with exhibitors and others as we wind down this year’s event and begin preparations for next year’s NBAA-BACE.

    “On behalf of the NBAA Board of Directors, Advisory Council and association staff, we thank our convention exhibitors, attendees and other participants for their patience, loyalty and partnership as we move through these unprecedented and challenging times,” Bolen concluded.  

    The 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition will take place from Oct. 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV.    

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    Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community. Learn more about NBAA at nbaa.org.

    Members of the media may receive NBAA Press Releases immediately via email. To subscribe to the NBAA Press Release email list, submit the online form.

  • 30 Jun 2020 10:12 PM | Eric Warning (Administrator)

    Here's a link to the aviation jobs on the NBAA website for anyone looking during these challenging times.  Good luck!

    NBAA Jobs

  • 25 Jun 2020 1:06 PM | Mark Quandahl (Administrator)

    The FAA is threatening corporate flight departments with burdensome recordkeeping and reporting requirements via a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) creating a Pilot Records Database.

    To learn more about this issue, Jason Herman, Paul Lange, Doug Carr, and Brian Koester will be answering member questions on this Friday's 11:00am ET NBAA News Hour Webinar.


    Make your voice heard on this issue and submit comments to the FAA by the 11:59 ET June 29 deadline to let them know how this proposal will impact your operation. 


  • 24 Jun 2020 2:57 PM | Delaney Johnston (Administrator)

    The FAA’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) calling for sweeping new changes to pilot-data reporting requirements has alarmed the business aviation community, and in response to NBAA’s Regulatory Alert, local and regional business aviation groups are reaching out to their members with a call to immediate action.

    The proposal will require certain Part 91 operators and others to submit a raft of additional pilot data to the agency, through the use of an electronic database. The FAA published the NPRM on March 30, 2020 – if adopted, it would have a substantial impact on a large portion of the business aviation community, much of which already complies with certain reporting requirements.

    The comment period closes June 29, 2020, so action is needed quickly.

    “Despite the sweeping nature of the proposal and the challenges presented to the aviation industry by COVID-19, the FAA has chosen to move forward with changes to pilot data reporting regulations,” noted the Delaware Valley Business Aviation Association (DVBAA) in a communication to its members. “The proposal extends provisions in the Pilot Records Improvement Act to Part 91 operators – administrative mandates that have until now only impacted commercial airlines. DVBAA and many other industry organizations are concerned that this broadening of government regulation will add a significant and unnecessary burden to many owner-operators and flight departments.”

    The Greater St. Louis Business Aviation Association (GSLBAA) emailed more than 800 of its contacts about its concerns with the FAA proposal. “GSLBAA is proud to support NBAA in their efforts to promote business aviation and with advocacy issues,” said group president Timothy Long.  “We encourage our members to support NBAA because doing so benefits not only our members but the business aviation community overall.”

    GSLBAA also shared NBAA’s alert about the NPRM on its website and social media platforms.

    Members of the Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA) contacted the association about the proposal back in March. “Members have expressed their concern that the proposed rule as currently written will impact operators in a negative way,” said Tim Cossalter, MBAA executive director. “We continue to encourage members as well as our aviation community through social media to provide comments to the FAA. We will continue to do so.”

    Steve Hadley, NBAA regional programs director and Southwest Central regional representative, noted that even during this time of COVID-19 challenges, “local and regional groups remain very engaged in advocating for the business aviation industry, and their network of business aviation partners is stronger than ever.”

    To make a comment to the FAA: https://www.votervoice.net/NBAA/campaigns/75316/respond

    For more information, visit https://nbaa.org/flight-department-administration/personnel/pria/regional-groups-answer-call-to-contact-faa-on-alarming-pilot-records-database-proposal/?fbclid=IwAR1_AWlbtekDvPdwr3U5pVtxiw8Bu2y6C6pEWQPlHFDgfKaF_Agtpq5qkf4

  • 5 Jun 2020 1:09 PM | Wendy Quandahl (Administrator)

    "As members of CABAA, we can all recognize that the aviation industry offers endless opportunity, even during uncertain times. The corporate aviation sector is especially full of interesting, dynamic job opportunities. However, there's no doubt the sector could benefit from more women in corporate aviation roles, which is why we decided to highlight six female CABAA members in this questionnaire! The initial purpose of this questionnaire was to inspire and encourage women to pursue positions in corporate aviation, but it quickly became an excellent way for those already involved in the sector to learn more about their community. We'd love to interview other CABAA members down the line, so if you are interested, please reach out to CABAA's communications team, communications@cabaa.com. Please also visit CABAA's Instagram (@CABAAChicago) to see weekly highlights of the six interviewees!"

    CABAA Q_A_June2020.pdf

  • 19 Mar 2020 5:29 PM | Wendy Quandahl (Administrator)

    I know you all are getting inundated during these trying times. I don't want to overwhelm you, but I do want to share information as quickly as I know it. I appreciate your time and help sharing this information with your membership. 

    Amid all the chaos and disruption the coronavirus is causing, NBAA is here working for you. Ed Bolen and our Government Affairs team are working tirelessly to be sure our industry is a part of the government relief package. They are in constant communications with the Hill, the FAA Administrator, and other stakeholders. Yesterday NBAA sent a letter along with other general aviation associations to the Hill addressing relief. To read the letter and view other resources, please visit  https://nbaa.org/uncategorized/relief-package-must-preserve-general-aviations-vital-role-nbaa-tells-congressional-leaders/  

    In addition, we have set up a special Contact Congress page to help you reach your legislators regarding relief during this pandemic. We need your help to make sure air carriers that provide charter services under Part 135, and fractional providers operating under Part 91 subpart K continue to connect communities.  Please visit  https://nbaa.org/advocacy/contact-congress/  to contact your legislators today. 

    Ed Bolen is also hosting a free webinar tomorrow March 20th that addresses the FAA’s Safety Alerts for Operators (SAFOs) outlining guidance for the aviation community for limiting exposure and reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 onboard aircraft. Visit https://nbaa.org/aircraft-operations/safety/coronavirus/video-ed-bolen-invites-you-to-a-covid-19-update-webinar/ to sign up for this free webinar. 

    If there is anything I or NBAA can do to help, please let me know. 

    Take care and stay healthy, 


    Paige Kroner
    Central Eastern Regional Representative


    National Business Aviation Association
    1200 G St., NW

    Suite 1100

    Washington, DC 20005


    Email: pkroner@nbaa.org

    Twitter: PaigeKronerNBAA

  • 15 Jan 2020 2:46 PM | Wendy Quandahl (Administrator)

    Pictured in Photo (Left to Right)

    Mark Doles (Executive Director, DuPage Airport), Ed Bolen (CEO, NBAA) and Roger Gates (President of CABAA)

    The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association welcomed Ed Bolen - President and CEO - National Business Aviation Association, to its Annual Meeting at Drury Lane.

    Mr. Bolen opened his keynote address by highlighting the importance of Business Aviation to the local economy in Chicago. “It’s not merely a luxury item for the rich, it’s an effective tool of capitalism and a ‘time machine’ for those looking to optimize opportunities and resources.  In business, victory goes to the one who makes the best use of their time.  Victory goes to the ones who utilize business aviation.”

    Bolen highlighted key issues facing the business aviation community in 2020:


    “After 10 years in the making, the ADS-B deadline came and went on January 1 as a relatively seamless transition,” Bolen noted.  With the new technology has come added privacy options such as the Privacy ICAO Address (PIA) program, which allows operators to use alternate, temporary ICAO aircraft addresses that aren’t tied to an operator in the Civil Aviation Registry (CAR) and the LAD program which allows aircraft owners to dictate which specific parties can have access to their location.  “ADSB is one of the early building blocks of NextGen,” Bolen added “It will increase safety and decrease the carbon footprint of business aviation by providing more precise spacing of aircraft.  It’s a significant next step into the future.”



    NBAA hosted its largest gathering of unmanned systems at the 2019 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas. Bolen commented, “There is vision, passion, brilliant people and a lot of money in the unmanned space. When a bunch of smart people get together, something usually happens.” Bolen mentioned Supersonic aircraft and commercial space launches as other examples of the remarkable advances in aviation in the last decade. “The key now is to harness this technology to make aviation safer and better in the future.” 

    Workforce is still an issue

    The NBAA has stepped up its efforts to recruit its next generation workforce. “We are actively developing career days and looking for talent in places we haven’t looked before.  The advancement of sustainability, using biofuels in business aviation, is also an important element to attracting new talent. “Young people want to work in an industry that supports their values.”

    Urge Your Representative to Join the General Aviation Caucus 

    Bolen thanked members for their active engagement and encouraged ongoing communication.  “No matter who wins the White House in 2020, we will have to work with them.  Let’s start reaching out now.”  General Aviation had a major impact on user fees; Bolen urged the crowd to keep that momentum going.  “They know If you care enough to write, you care enough to vote. Reach out to your representative and urge him or her to join the GA conference.”


    Katy Glynn is Director of Sales for Jet Linx Chicago, the Chairman of the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association’s Communications Committee (www.cabaa.com) and a regular contributor to CABAA web content. Contact her at Katy.Glynn@JetLinx.com

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