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

The Florida Airports Council serves as the voice for Florida’s airports now and into the future. Our airports accommodate more than 176 million passengers annually from all over the globe, generating significant economic impact while creating more than 1.4 million jobs across the state.

Ice formed on airplanes can cause aircraft defects and accidents. On days with snow and at an altitude of 10,000 m, where the temperature falls below 40? below zero, ice forms on aircraft wings. When ice crystals are formed abnormally, the wing shape changes, degrading the lift. Thus, control of the growth rate and form of ice crystals greatly affects the safety and operation efficiency of aircraft.

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $495 million in airport infrastructure grants, the second allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States.

Mentors give first flights to 83 youngsters. The food, fun, flying, and fellowship were amped up for an estimated 500 young and “young at heart” aviators who attended the Young Aviators Fly-In at Triple Tree Aerodrome June 21 to 23. The event was created by young pilots as part of aviation’s youth movement.

Single-pilot operators can adopt the same level of attention to detail and planning done by much larger flight departments.

What’s more thrilling than finding the field at night by activating the airport lights from the air? Answer: Not seeing the lights.

The FAA recently published a long-awaited advisory circular (AC) to help operators develop their weight and balance (W&B) control programs, but the document may lead to additional headaches for business aviation.

A new tool in the AOPA Airport Directory is the first step toward a one-stop portal for pilots and fixed-base operators in the quest for fee transparency at airports.

Researchers have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide they demonstrate the entire thermochemical process chain under real field conditions.

As it officially marks its first year of operation , the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility at the Boca Raton Airport is clearly demonstrating its positive impact on both the local aviation and marine communities, and on the environment, and economy of southern Palm Beach County.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today, in conjunction with an industry-led working group, has released recommendations for aircraft operators, fixed-base operators (FBOs), fuel suppliers and other stakeholders to mitigate the possibility of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) contamination in jet fuel.

June is packed with flight advisories about scheduled GPS outages in some parts of the country, a reminder to general aviation pilots that no digital-age flight planning session is complete without checking for GPS “interference events.” And more GPS jamming lies ahead.

The House Appropriations Committee has voted to recommend full funding of two workforce development grant programs supported by AOPA and the aerospace industry to develop high school aviation science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum and support aviation maintenance technician initiatives to meet growing demand for aviation workers.

In my January column I wrote that not all 100 octane fuels are the same. Now it has been reported that the 100UL avgas program has been more or less put on hold. The reasons given were technical problems and the change in administrations in Washington.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about how to avoid loss of control (LOC) accidents.

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