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  • August 21, 2023 3:08 PM | Desirae Barquin (Administrator)

    Scholarships are available through Women in Corporate Aviation. Scholarships are available for Pilot & Maintenance Training, Flight Attendants and Regulatory & Professional Development. Please see the link below for additional details. Please note that the scholarship deadline is September 8.

  • August 16, 2023 3:54 PM | Desirae Barquin (Administrator)

    Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. was recently selected to complete an update of the State of Nevada airport pavement management system (APMS) for twenty-two project airports.

    A virtual meeting will be conducted on August 31st from 1pm to 2pm PDT. This meeting will provide background information on the project, the collection of pavement construction records for related work completed since the last update in 2018, what to expect during the condition inspections at each airport, and a summary of the project deliverables.

    Please join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

    You can also dial in using your phone.

    United States: +1 (646) 749-3112 

    Access Code: 248-268-157

  • June 29, 2023 10:32 AM | Deleted user

    Dear Members,

    Beginning in June 2022, the NvAA went through an RFP process to hire a lobbyist to carry out that task of obtaining an appropriation for the Nevada Fund for Aviation. The NvAA Board appointed a panel (Ken Moen, Phil Derner, Bob Switzer, and Dave Dietz) to review RFP submittals and create a short list for an interview. Following the interviews, the selection panel agreed unanimously to hire Susan Fisher of the McDonald Carano.  In addition to the appropriation, the NvAA lobbied for supporting Elko’s need for air service support. Ultimately, politics played a big role in the Legislature pulling an appropriation for air service development but did approve amendments to the Air Service Development Commission. I am working with Kurt Haukohl to schedule a NATAC meeting and ultimately approve a plan for funding local matching funds at the full 6.25% . This is a big accomplishment for the NvAA and its membership. This support from the legislature for Nevada NPIAS airports (Clark and Washoe County airports are not able to participate in the Nevada Fund for Aviation). NvAA is already planning for the 2025 legislative session. But let’s celebrate this one by thanking our state representatives who approved its passage by a vote of 41-0 (with 1 member excused). The Senate approved AB58 13-8 (last minute wrangling removed the appropriation for air service development commission). Governor Lombardo signed AB58 into law on June 15th.  Please take time to email thank the legislators and the Governor for supporting Nevada airports. I want to thank all of you who reached out to your local representatives and encouraging their support.

    Below is the press release drafted for submittal to statewide media.

    The Nevada Aviation Association (NvAA) and its membership encouraged Nevada’s 82nd legislature to appropriate $2 Million for the Nevada Fund for Aviation.  Assemblyman Bert Gurr, representing parts of Elko, Eureka, Lincoln, Nye, and White Pine Counties introduced legislation appropriating money for the Fund.  The Nevada Fund for Aviation helps rural counties meet local match requirements for Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration. AIP grants are awarded to airports to maintain and improve facilities and infrastructure. The $2 Million in appropriated funds will leverage over $32 Million in FAA AIP grants for local airport projects with funding available July 1, 2023.

    The legislation also amended existing law regarding the Air Service Development Commission (ASDC). Changes include moving the ASDC from the Department of Tourism to the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED).  ASDC members are appointed by the Governor and include representatives from the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, a representative from a county with a population of 700,000 or more (currently Clark County), Nevada Association of Counties (NACO), the Nevada League of Cities, Nevada Resort Association, Nevada Aviation Association (NvAA), and a representative from a county with a population of less than 100,000. ASDC will develop a strategic plan for connecting the three economic hubs of the state (Elko, Reno, and Las Vegas) and opportunities to expand commercial air service to support communities and industry.

    Best Regards,


  • August 09, 2022 9:31 AM | Desirae Barquin (Administrator)

    Please see the NASAO Legislative Alert from August 8, 2022 below.

    NASAO Legislative Alert | August 8, 2022

    Yesterday, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act (H.R.5376) along party lines with a vote of 50 to 50 with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie. This is the largest investment in combating climate change in the United States and is projected to help cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent from 2005 levels by the end of the decade. The bill will now go to the House, which will reconvene on Friday to consider the bill.

    The bill includes more than $300 billion to address climate change and promote clean energy, a new minimum tax on large corporations, and provisions to lower prescription drug prices. Specifically, the bill includes a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blenders tax credit (BTC) for SAF producers and an enhanced value for SAF under the Clean Fuel Production Credit (CFPC) for a total of five years combined. It also includes $297 million for the U.S. Department of Transportation to provide grants to state and local governments, airport sponsors, air carriers, nonprofits, and others to support SAF and low-emission aviation technology projects. View below for more details of the SAF BTC and the new U.S. DOT grant program.

    View bill text, one-page bill summary, and summary of energy/climate change investments


    The SAF BTC would be in place from 2023 to 2024 only (2 years) at $1.25-$1.75 gallon. The CFPC, applicable to all transportation fuel and providing an enhanced value for SAF relative to ground transportation would apply from 2025 to 2027 (3 years) at up to $1.75.

    The SAF BTC provision was originally introduced as the Sustainable Skies Act by Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL-10), Dan Kildee (D-MI-5) and Julia Brownley (D-CA-26) and Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Patty Murray (D-WA). NASAO worked as part of a broad coalition of stakeholders to encourage inclusion of this provision in a reconciliation package.

    ·     View the full list of SAF BTC Coalition

    ·     View Coalition Letter of Support for SAF BTC – April 2022

    U.S. DOT Alternative Fuel and Low-Emission Aviation Technology Program

    The bill provides $297 million for a competitive grant program carried out by the U.S. Department of Transportation for projects that produce, transport, blend, or store SAF, or develop, demonstrate, or apply low-emission aviation technologies. Of the $297 million:

    ·     $244.5 million is for projects related to the production, transportation, blending, or storage of SAF;

    ·     $46.5 is for projects related to low-emission aviation technologies; and

    ·     $5.9 is to administer and oversee the program.

    In carrying out the program, the U.S. Department of Transportation must consider:

    ·     The capacity for the eligible entity to increase the domestic production and deployment of SAF or the use of low-emission aviation technologies among the U.S. commercial aviation/aerospace industry;

    ·     Projected GHG emissions from a project, including emissions resulting from the development of the project, and the potential the project has to reduce or displace on a lifecycle basis U.S. GHG associated with travel;

    ·     The capacity to create new jobs and develop supply chain partnerships in the United States;

    ·     For projects related to the production of SAF, the projected lifecycle GHG emissions benefits from the proposed project, which must include feedstock and fuel production and potential direct and indirect GHG emissions, including resulting from changes in land use; and

    ·     Benefits of ensuring a diversity of feedstocks for SAF, including the use of carbon oxides and direct air capture.

    Entities eligible to apply for the program are state and local governments, air carriers, airport sponsors, higher education institutions, research institutions, and nonprofits, among others. The federal share is 75 percent of the proposed project but increases to 90 percent if the eligible entity is a small hub airport or nonhub airport. 

  • July 08, 2022 2:39 PM | Desirae Barquin (Administrator)

    Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine announced the State Infrastructure Bank is now accepting applications for qualified infrastructure projects. Please use the document linked here for full details and a link to the application to apply for low interest or no interest loan from the state infrastructure bank. This might be a great avenue to acquire the installation of revenue generating or vital infrastructure project. Some examples might include installation of a water line or other utilities, airport road access, fuel systems, etc.

  • June 02, 2022 7:34 AM | Desirae Barquin (Administrator)

    Please see the document linked below for Bipartisan Infrastructure Law frequently asked questions.

    Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Frequently Asked Questions

  • April 27, 2021 5:40 PM | Anonymous

    The Nevada Department of Transportation's  Nevada Airport and Heliport System Plan (NAHSP) and Airport Economic Impact Study (AEIS) will establish a new basis for future decision making on aviation needs. The state of Nevada last completed an aviation system plan study in 2004, and there have been many changes to the national, state, and local aviation and economic environments over the past 15 or more years.

    NAHSP Goals and Performance Measures were recently completed.  You can read a status update of the NAHSP project by clicking here.

  • October 30, 2020 5:03 PM | Anonymous

    The Nevada Airports Association, an association of airport executives, policy-makers, and corporate supporters announced today that it has changed its name to the Nevada Aviation Association.  Click here to read the press release.

  • October 29, 2020 2:22 PM | Anonymous

    The Nevada Tax Commission will hold a public hearing on December 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to receive testimony from all interested persons and consider and take action on proposed adoption of amendments, additions and deletions to the Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 361, regarding determination of taxable situs and allocation of value of locally assessed aircraft.

    The need and purpose of the proposed regulation is to provide necessary guidance to assessors for the determination of the taxable situs of aircraft. In the event that an aircraft has more than one taxable situs, the regulation provides a standardized formula for the allocation of value between Nevada and other locations. Click here for more information.

  • October 12, 2020 8:42 AM | Anonymous

    The Nevada Business Aviation Association (NVBAA) provides 

    free FAA Part 107 Drone Pilot Certification training for young Nevadans (16-25 yo), high school educators, and military veterans. NVBAA provides a professional self-paced online learning management system, with full access to all the training materials, and also holds weekly training calls every Saturday from 9-10 am PDT.

    NVBAA Part 107 learners have a 100% passing rate for the FAA Drone Pilot Certificate, and some have already obtained paid work. There are opportunities all across Nevada for drone pilots.

     Click here for more information and the enrollment application. 

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