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

A President of the United States (POTUS) TFR for Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and the surrounding area will be in effect any time President Donald Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, FL. The TFR will be activated via NOTAM.

The family that has owned and published Trade-A-Plane since Cosby Harrison launched the publication from a kitchen table in 1937 has pulled the plug on print to focus on a digital future.

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that it has submitted proposed changes to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 409: Standard on Aircraft Hangars addressing the issue of foam fire suppression systems in aircraft hangars. NATA’s comments were developed through a collaboration with its members and the aviation industry. The Association’s comments were also based on the University of Maryland’s research report, "Review of Foam Fire Suppression System Discharges in Aircraft Hangars," written by Dr. James Milke and undergraduate students from the Department of Fire Protection Engineering, of which Dr. Milke serves as Chair.

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today congratulated Joan Sullivan Garrett – a former NBAA Board member and NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award recipient – as an inductee to the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) Class of 2020, in recognition of her visionary work as the founder of MedAire, the first aviation global medical emergency response company. Garrett will be formally enshrined at a September 2020, ceremony in Dayton, OH.

United hosts AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium. Young people can do anything they set out to do as long as they have encouragement and a good support team, said former U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron commander Kevin Robbins in a keynote during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium November 10 through 12 in Denver.

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.

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