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

On behalf of Signature Flight Support, the BBA Aviation Charitable Giving Committee selected Dreams Soar Inc. to be the recipient of a BBA Aviation parent company donation of $7,500.00 towards inspiring and empowering girls and young women to consider pursue of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Aviation careers. 

The Florida Aviation Business Association met with legislators on February 19th and 20th push for changes in Florida law. FABA was joined by representatives of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), and the South Florida Business Aviation Association (SFBAA). Our focus this year is a reduction in the Florida Sales Tax on aircraft sales and changes to laws affecting mechanic’s liens on aircraft.

NASCAR’s Daytona 500, a national celebration of automotive speed, engineering and driver derring-do, will once again be supported by one of the most respected providers of aviation services, Sheltair Aviation, as the company welcomes General Aviation aircraft arriving at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), in the days and hours leading up to the February 17th event.  

The effects from the recent federal shutdown are still being felt throughout the entire aviation industry and the impending threat of another round is fast approaching. During the longest shutdown in U.S. history, essential government workers, including air traffic controllers and TSA agents, were required to work without pay.

The FAA should pull back its proposed airworthiness directive calling for logbook reviews and possible wing-spar inspections of up to 20,000 Piper PA–28 and PA–32 series airplanes and instead gather safety data through alternative, readily available, and less onerous means, AOPA said in a regulatory filing.

A team of Nottingham scientists is using drones to survey woody climbing plants and better understand how they may affect the carbon balance of tropical rainforests.

Western Michigan University is closing its Punta Gorda location in Florida, according to a press release. The university’s Florida campus, which offered programs for music therapy and aviation students, will be closed effective Aug. 31, the release said.

Calling for “a targeted solution to providing the FAA with funding certainty” during federal government shutdowns, NBAA highlighted several negative impacts from the recent 35-day partial shutdown to the business aviation community in a hearing before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure.

January 23rd was an exciting day at the Boca Raton Airport as hundreds of students from Palm Beach and Broward County schools joined area veterans and local dignitaries for the Wings of Freedom Tour “Student Day” festivities.

A new report focuses on where best to find the next generation of aviation maintenance workers.

The FAA has issued a “Deviation to FAA Orders and Policy,” which extends the due dates for “recurrent training, oversight, and renewal” for aircraft certification service and flight service designees affected by the lapse in FAA funding, due to the partial government shutdown that ended Jan. 25.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced the “2019-2020 Most Wanted List of Transportation and Safety Improvements” during a Feb. 4 press conference in Washington, D.C.

The Florida Aviation Business Association is meeting with legislators and the executive branch this month to push for changes in Florida law.

The Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA) was pleased to present Maria Sastre, President and Chief Operating Officer of Signature Flight Support, with her recognition as the 2018 FABA Hall of Fame Inductee at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

The compassion, hope, and healing that Trustbridge Hospice provides will take flight during the inaugural Uptown 5K on the Runway, set for Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE).

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