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

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).

A team of mathematicians has determined the ideal wing shape for fast flapping flight, a discovery that offers promise for better methods for harvesting energy from water as well as for enhancing air speed.

The FAA is undertaking a research initiative with partners including Harris Corporation, the University of North Dakota and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site to explore the implementation and operation of unmanned traffic management (UTM) systems in the National Airspace System.

President Trump and Congress late last week announced an agreement to end the partial government shutdown, with affected portions scheduled to be reopened through Feb. 15. During this period, House and Senate negotiators will continue work on border security issues and a 2019 Homeland Security spending bill.

You’ve taken the big step and decided to launch the flight training program you have longed to commence. Now comes the big question: Who should you trust with your training?

The FltPlan Pilots’ Choice winners are in and several FABA members have been recognized.

Once you’ve flown a general aviation airplane to the Bahamas, you start counting down the days until you can return.

The structures zipping together the barbs in bird feathers could provide a model for new adhesives and new aerospace materials, according to a new study. Researchers 3D printed models of the structures to better understand their properties.

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