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

The Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA) was pleased to present Martin (Marty) Hiller with his recognition as the 2019 FABA Hall of Fame Inductee at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

On October 24th, students from the Boynton Aerospace Science Academy (BASA) visited the Boca Raton Airport to tour the facilities and to learn about the diverse career opportunities available in the aviation field.

ProJet Aviation leader Shye Gilad told a hangar packed with young people how a cadre of college friends pooled $400 to help him pursue flight training when he was working in a restaurant and scraping coins together to make ends meet. “That was my first scholarship,” Gilad told them as he paid it forward and helped award $354,441 during the fourteenth annual Aviation Education and Career Expo in Leesburg, Virginia, November 1.

After two days of brutal, back-to-back grilling in Washington that, among other things, focused on the size of CEO Dennis Muilenburg’s compensation, the Boeing boss told the board of directors he would not be taking a bonus this year. But, then, neither are Boeing’s other managers. 

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published in the Federal Register a notice on a Diabetes Protocol for Applicants Seeking to Exercise Air Transport, Commercial, or Private Pilot Privileges. The innovative new protocol makes it possible for airline transport or commercial pilots with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to potentially receive a special-issuance medical certification.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today applauded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for developing a plan to allow a real-time flight-tracking opt-out for operators that have equipped their aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment, which will be required to operate in most U.S. airspace effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Turtles Fly Too, a volunteer-led charity that arranges transportation for cold-stunned turtles, has strengthened its partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and will provide flights on both the East and West Coasts of the U.S.

A sensor about the size of a large briefcase weighing less than 30 pounds might soon make near-zero-visibility landings routine at just about any airport. Vision enhancement systems are not new to aviation. Most rely on measuring infrared light, enhancing the available visible light, and often a combination of these. In each case, pilot vision improves, but clouds and fog remain a problem.

Millennials are making their presence felt across business aviation, not only influencing new ways to charter business aircraft, but also bringing a new perspective on the decision-making process around aircraft ownership.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a safety risk assessment report on jet fuel contamination with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). The assessment was based on the risk matrix and severity and likelihood definitions from the FAA Order 8040.4B, Safety Risk Management Policy.

Looking for aviation-related grants and scholarships? With unprecedented demand for pilots, technicians, and crew members, now is a great time to enter aviation. There are many organizations across the country that offer aviation-related scholarships.

LCPA was the recipient of the 2019 Florida Airports Council Environmental Award for its RSW Hazardous Wildlife Remediation Project. This award is given annually to a Florida airport that undertakes initiatives having a positive impact on the environment and the Florida airport system.

The leading edges of aircraft wings have to meet a very demanding set of characteristics. New research shows that a combination of steel composite metal foam and epoxy resin has more desirable characteristics for use as a leading-edge material than the aluminum currently in widespread use.

During the BACE convention in Las Vegas, the aviation business industry’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Coalition announced the creation of a summit, to be held in March of next year in Washington, DC, aimed at accelerating the availability and use of SAF.

By January 1, 2020, you must be equipped with ADS-B Out to fly in most controlled airspace. Federal Regulations 14 CFR 91.225 and 14 CFR 91.227 contain the details.

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