Florida Aviation Business Association
Serving the General Aviation and Business Aviation Community Since 1946

Last year’s Toys for Tots toy drive was so successful that this year we’re expanding our drop off locations. We’re trying to collect more toys than ever, which in turn will help more kids than ever.

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association expressed optimism about the industry’s prospects for 2019 as it announced increased third-quarter 2018 aircraft delivery figures across all aircraft segments. Estimated billings registered a modest decline.

Dimor Group Inc. located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has acquired WACO Aircraft Corporation, established in 1983 and located Battle Creek, MI, on November 9, 2018. The acquisition includes Centennial Aircraft Services, Inc., an FBO and FAA Part 145 maintenance facility also located in Battle Creek, MI.

General aviation, including business aviation, is a vital contributor to the economy in every state, and in November, the governor of Texas officially recognized the industry for the important role it plays.

FAA rebates are quickly being claimed by general aviation owners equipping their aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast avionics.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Researchers describe an autonomous system for a fleet of drones to collaboratively search under dense forest canopies. The drones use only onboard computation and wireless communication -- no GPS required.

On Sunday, November 11th, the Boca Raton Airport Authority (BRAA) and the City of Boca Raton Recreation Services department are hosting a number of Veterans Day events in honor of those who served.

Anyone who has ever traveled on a plane can tell you about that first time they looked out the window and back down onto the Earth. It is truly a sight to see.

Since the presidential election of 2016, much has happened in Washington, D.C., that affects general aviation. At the forefront was a nearly two-year battle against the airlines, which were seeking to control our nation’s air traffic system.

Have you ever sold an airplane? If so, you know it is a remarkably loose transaction. In the days before the internet, you got hold of the carbonless three-part form, wrote down a precious few details including the names of the buyer and seller, the buyer’s address, and the selling price (or $1.00 and OVC, which everyone knows means other valuable considerations). The seller signs it, and off it goes to the FAA via U.S. mail.

A group of new smart materials discovered by researchers at Texas A&M University and their colleagues has the potential to significantly improve the efficiency of fuel burn in jet engines, cutting the cost of flying. The materials, which could also reduce airplane noise over residential areas, have additional applications in a variety of other industries.

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and its Illegal Charter Task Force are continuing efforts to increase awareness of the dangers posed by illegal activity and educate aircraft owners, consumers and operators on the importance of compliance with safety regulations.

Engineers are developing a cooled, radial gas turbine for a small generator that provides thousands of hours of electricity to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a significant improvement to current UAV turbines that only operate a few hundred hours before wearing out.

From airplane wings to overhead power lines to the giant blades of wind turbines, a buildup of ice can cause problems ranging from impaired performance all the way to catastrophic failure.

AOPA has released the 2019 editions of its comprehensive AOPA Pilot Guides for the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The publications have been an indispensable trusted source of flight planning information for the islands for more than 35 years.

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