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  • August 14, 2019 2:50 PM | Jeff Fontaine

    Kurt Haukohl, NDOT State Aviation Manger, will share the history of general aviation in Nevada and the Nevada Airport Update as part of the Frances Humphrey Lecture Series at the Nevada State Museum in Carson City on Thursday August 22nd beginning at 6:30 pm.  

    Cost: Admission is $8 for adults; Free for members and children age 17 and under.

    Seating is limited. Click HERE for more information and to make a reservation.

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    Nevada has a long history in aviation. From early exhibition flying in Carson City and Reno to WWII Army Air Corp pilot training all over the state to the present day Reno Air Races. Today in Nevada there is a wide variety of aviation happening every day. Our skies are full of commercial, military, general and glider aviation. Kurt Haukohl, NDOT State Aviation Manger, will share the history of general aviation in Nevada and the Nevada Airport Update.

    Kurt Haukohl has been a pilot for 50 years and has over 9,900-hours of flight time. He has been working in the aviation industry since he was 19 years of age. He has degrees from Florida Institute of Technology in Air Commerce and Flight Technology. In addition to working as a pilot, flight instructor, and aerobatic competitor he has also worked for the FAA, California Department of Transportation, and as a private consultant. Kurt is on the Board of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) and is currently the Director of the Western Pacific Region.


  • June 25, 2019 12:49 PM | Jeff Fontaine

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. The Nevada grants include awards to:

    • Austin
    • Battle Mountain
    • Fallon Municipal Airport
    • Ely Yelland Field
    • Hawthorne Industrial
    • Reno/Tahoe International Airport 
    • Reno Stead
    • Silver Springs
    • Minden-Tahoe Airport
    • Winnemucca Municipal Airport
    • Henderson Executive
    • McCarran International
    • Beatty
    • Tonopah
    • Elko Regional

    A listing and project summaries of all AIP awards can be found at: https://www.faa.gov/airports/aip/grantapportion_data/media/FY19-AIP-Grants-Announced.pdf


  • June 13, 2019 10:50 AM | Jeff Fontaine

    The 80th (2019) Session of the Nevada Legislature adjourned sine die on June 4, 2019.  Despite widespread recognition of the importance of Nevada's General Aviation Airports and support from many legislators throughout the Session no funding was appropriated for the Nevada Aviation Trust Fund for the 2019-2021 Biennium.  We have already begun working with our aviation partners and other stakeholders in business and public safety to pursue dedicated funding for Nevada's airports during the interim. 

    Aviation related bills that were enacted during the 2019 Session include:

    AB 242 which creates the Nevada Air Service Development Commission and the Nevada Air Service Development Fund.  

    AB 400 which prohibits the approval of abatements of the taxes imposed for local schools under certain circumstances.

    AB 406 which revises provisions relating to the Carson City Airport Authority.

    SB 421 which appropriates $1 million to establish and carry out a program relating to certain unmanned aircraft systems.



    provides that the Commission may accept monetary gifts,
    bequests,
    grants
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    appropriations
    and donations from any source for deposit in the Fundrequires the Commission to establish a program for the award of grants of money from the Fund to air carriers who will serve, or enhance service to, small airports, nonhub airports or certain large hub airports in this State for the – 2 – - 80th Session (2019) purpose of recruiting, retaining, stabilizing and expanding regional air service in this State. Section 14 of this bill establishes criteria for awarding grants of money from the Fund to certain air carriers. Section 14 provides that a grant of money from the Fund must be used to pay the costs associated with an agreement entered into between the Commission and an air carrier for the air carrier to commence or continue air service to a certain airport in exchange for a guarantee of receiving certain revenue or subsidies from the Commission. 
    may accept monetary gifts,
    bequests,
    grants
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    and donations from any source for deposit in the Fund
  • March 24, 2019 6:36 PM | Jeff Fontaine

    Nevada Aviation - Aerospace - Airports Day at the Nevada Legislature in Carson City will be held on Monday April 22nd.  This is a great opportunity for NvAA Members to network with aviation and aerospace industry professionals and tell legislators about the important role that airports have in serving our communities and State.  For more information please visit the Nevada Business Aviation Association website at: http://nvbaa.org/ or contact NvAA Executive Director, Jeff Fontaine at: ccjfontaine@gmail.com or 775-443-7667.

  • March 24, 2019 6:06 PM | Jeff Fontaine



    Thanks to our sponsors, presenters and attendees for making NvAA's 20th Annual Conference a great success!  NvAA's 2020 Annual Conference will be held in Tonopah.     

  • April 06, 2018 9:20 AM | Marissa Adou (Administrator)

    The Federal Aviation Administration is looking for a few good suppliers – for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), that is.

     

    In October 2017, the FAA deployed LAANC (pronounced “LANCE”) at several air traffic facilities to evaluate how well the prototype system functioned for drone operators who want to fly in controlled airspace and for the facilities themselves.

     

    The FAA is now considering agreements with additional entities to provide LAANC services. The period for new entities to apply will run from April 16 to May 16, 2018. Interested parties can find information on the application process here. This is not a standard government acquisition; there is no Screening Information Request (SIR) or Request for Proposal (RFP) 

    related to this effort.

     

    “We want to enable technology and remove barriers so that’s why we’re simplifying the authorization process,” said FAA Acting Administrator Dan Elwell. “If you’re in the drone business, this is a great opportunity for you.”

     

    The agency is also planning a nationwide beta test that will roll out from April to September of this year, which will incrementally activate LAANC at nearly 300 air traffic facilities covering almost 500 airports.

     

    LAANC uses airspace data including UAS facility maps that show the maximum altitude around airports where the FAA may automatically authorize operations under Part 107. LAANC gives drone operators the ability to interact with industry developed applications and obtain near real-time authorization from the FAA. LAANC is a foundation for developing the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management System (UTM).
     

    The FAA expects LAANC will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization and notification requests for Part 107 drone operators nationwide. The system is designed to automatically approve most requests to operate in specific areas of airspace below designated altitudes.


  • January 24, 2018 6:49 AM | Marissa Adou (Administrator)

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