NBAA announced the rebranding of its GA Desk today, calling it Air Traffic Services (ATS). “The name change is designed to place greater emphasis on the services that NBAA ATS provides in helping member-company aircraft avoid delays caused by air traffic issues,” the association said. In conjunction with the rebranding, NBAA has launched a new Twitter feed managed by its ATS specialists that will communicate airspace alerts, news and links with the broader business aviation community.
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David “Bruce” Johnson has been appointed director of the FAA’s Air Traffic Service (ATS) division, with Linda Schuessler as his deputy director. Johnson replaces Bill Peacock, who retired May 2 after 30 years with the FAA. Schuessler takes over from Jeff Griffith, who retired late last year.
The FAA has begun redesigning high-altitude airspace above FL390, and among the first beneficiaries will be Rnav- and RNP-equipped business jets that routinely operate at those altitudes.
The FAA is proposing numerous revisions to instrument flight rules and procedures to reflect technological advances intended to “facilitate the transition from ground-based navigation to new reference sources,” principally GPS and enhanced vision systems. The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) cuts a 60-page swath through the Federal Register, affecting Parts 1, 71, 91, 95, 97, 121, 125, 129 and 135.