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Help Stop Harmful Tax Proposals

Please tell Congress TODAY to stand up for business aviation and the economy!

If you weren’t paying careful attention, you may have missed it in his State of the Union address, President Biden referenced troubling new tax proposals for business aviation.

The president has followed through on those comments with onerous proposals in his annual budget plan that single out the industry for punitive tax treatment, including a five-fold fuel tax increase on business aviation, to $1.06 per gallon, and a change to the depreciation schedule for a purchased business aircraft, from 5 years to 7 years.

The budget proposal follows a recent plan unveiled by the IRS for audits on companies using business aircraft, to ensure that “everyone is playing by the same rules.”

NBAA and MBAA are always working for you. As the Biden administration ramps up its rhetoric and regulatory focus on business aviation, the associations have been quick to push back. But there is power in numbers and we need Congress to hear your voice today!

Go to the NBAA website via the following link or call your member of Congress and both Minnesota Senators TODAY to urge Congress to oppose anti-business aviation tax policies from the administration. Remind Congress that business aviation powers the economy with 1.2 million jobs and $250 billion in economic activity each year.

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Proposed Schedule of Events for 2024

DATE EVENT TIME LOCATION
 ~ 12 JUN
TBD Based on OEM Availability 1100-1400
TBD
~ 17 JUL
TBD Based on OEM Availability

 1100-1400

TBD
 26 AUG
52nd Annual MBAA Golf Classic
0900-2000
Brackett's Crossing Country Club
21 SEP
Girls In Aviation Day 2024
All Day
Flying Cloud Airport
 26 SEP
MBAA SAFETY DAY
0700-1430
TBD
17-19 OCT
NBAA - BACE
All Day
Las Vegas Convention Center
~ 13 NOV/?DEC
 YoPro Event
 TBD  TBD
 11 DEC
Annual Membership Meeting
1100-1400
TBD

MN Aviation events hosted by other aviation organizations.

MBAA members are encouraged to participate and support.

MBAA events are normally scheduled on the second Wednesday of the Month.  Unless confirmed, events scheduled are based on experience and discussions with sponsors.  Once confirmed, event details are posted in the EVENTS tab. Send suggestions for a program, speaker, vendor, or topic to ADMIN@mbaa-mn.org


Mark your calendar for MBAA SAFETY DAY 2024

TUESDAY 24 September 2024

Reducing Runway Excursions

A runway excursion is defined by the FAA as an aircraft departing the end (overrun) or side (veer-off) of the runway surface. This can and does occur during takeoff, but the vast majority of runway excursions occur during landing.

Runway excursions continue to be the leading cause of accidents in business aviation. In its 2022 Safety Report, the Flight Safety Foundation stated, “Runway excursions were, by far, the most common accident type in corporate jet operations in 2022 and throughout the period under review.” According to their statistics, in a review of accident types between 2017 and 2022, there were 79 runway excursions worldwide, which accounted for more than the next two accident types combined and nearly 41% of all accidents during that period. Of those 79 accidents, six were fatal, resulting in 18 total deaths.

Runway excursions cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries, substantially damage or destroy airplanes, lead to time-consuming and costly litigation, negatively impact the image and reputation of the owner/operator and invite more regulatory scrutiny. Furthermore, if a pilot survives the excursion, they can expect to find future employment far more difficult with such an accident on their record.

As a segment of professional aviation, business aviation can and must do better.

Improvement begins with knowledge of the risks and how to mitigate them. There already exists a wealth of knowledge and data, compiled by some of the most respected organizations and regulators in the world. It is incumbent upon all business aviation operators to become familiar with this material, incorporate it into their SOPs as appropriate, and contribute to reducing the frequency of runway excursions in the sector. NBAA has published this guide in an attempt to bring this information to light and provide references to the expertly compiled data for those who wish to explore it.

NBAA-Reducing-Runway-Excursions-in-Business-Aviation-2023.pdf


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