GULFSTREAM OFFERS CARBON OFFSETS TO OPERATORS

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SAVANNAH, Georgia, October 20, 2019 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced a new service that reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability and provides Gulfstream operators with the opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint associated with their flights. Participants pay an annual fee based on aircraft utilization to fund activities that generate an equal reduction in carbon...

Stephen M. Dickson Sworn in as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration

WASHINGTON – Stephen M. Dickson was sworn in today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao as the 18th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An aviation industry professional with nearly 40 years of experience, Dickson is widely respected and assumes the role of Administrator of the agency during a critical moment for aviation safety. Recognizing Acting Administrator...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $779 Million in Funding for Airport Infrastructure

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the intent to award $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.  “This supplemental funding allows us to invest in important infrastructure needs at the nation’s airports, especially those serving smaller and rural communities,” said...

Trump privately pushing personal pilot to run FAA

The president’s personal pilot is on the administration’s short list to head the Federal Aviation Administration. Trump has told a host of administration officials and associates that he wants John Dunkin — his longtime personal pilot, who flew him around the country on Trump Force One during the campaign — to helm the agency, which has a budget in the billions and which oversees all civil...

Shuster drops push to privatize air traffic control

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) is dropping his effort to separate air traffic control from the federal government. “Despite an unprecedented level of support for this legislation – from bipartisan lawmakers, industry, and conservative groups and labor groups alike – some of my own colleagues refused to support shrinking the federal government...

NATA Statement on Trump Administration FY2019 Budget Blueprint

Budget Request Calls for Exploration of Corporatizing Air Traffic Control Today, the Trump Administration released a budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2019, providing high level detail about the Administration’s proposals related to federal discretionary funding. The budget proposal calls for investment into rural America, but also includes language outlining support for creating an air traffic control...

Trump budget continues to support air-traffic control privatization

“Similar to successful efforts in many other developed countries, the goal is to create a system that can respond to changing air travel demand by deploying cutting-edge technology and giving airlines, general aviation users and passengers a system that is a good steward of their financial resources,” the budget said. Full Article

NBAA Opposes ATC-Giveaway Component of President’s Budget Proposal

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today stated the organization’s strong opposition to the Trump administration’s budget proposal, which appears to endorse an air traffic control (ATC) giveaway to the big airlines. Bolen noted that legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives containing a similar proposal has been met with objections from a large, diverse...

Trump Tax Plan Expected to Boost Private Jet Sector

“We have a number of forces coming together to drive the market forward, including growing optimism about the global economy, a US President that owns his own private aircraft and is pro the industry, and a range of new aircraft that have recently come on to the market enticing owners to sell their jets and upgrade to new models. The sector has been in the doldrums in recent years but it definitely...