|NBAA update briefs|
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NBAA Calls for FAA to Step Up Efforts to Halt ‘Strangulation Strategy’ for SMO
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen last week cited "an urgent need for further, stricter action" by the FAA to halt actions by city officials in Santa Monica, CA to drive local businesses from Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO). Last month, the FAA issued a notice of investigation requiring the city to explain its rationale for attempts to evict two longstanding aviation service providers at SMO. Unfortunately, in the interim, “The city has not stopped – and indeed, has accelerated – its efforts to restrict aeronautical uses of SMO," Bolen wrote in his Oct. 14 letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta.
FAA Working on Advanced Applications for Performance Based Navigation
From now through 2020, the FAA hopes to increase the utilization of existing RNAV and required navigation performance procedures, and develop new criteria, policies and standards, to enable more advanced applications of performance based navigation (PBN) throughout the National Airspace System. These initiatives, along with others, are embodied in the FAA’s “PBN NAS Navigation Strategy 2016,” the agency’s updated plan for implementing PBN over the next 15 years. The document includes input from the Performance-based Operations Aviation Rulemaking Committee, which includes NBAA.
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|Worldwide weather report|
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There is one tropical system at this time. Typhoon Haima is about 200 miles northeast of Manila, Philippines moving towards the northwest at 16 knots with sustained winds of 120 knots.
Turrialba, Costa Rica has an ash cloud from 15,000 feet to the surface moving toward the east at 15 knots. Sabancaya, Peru has an ash cloud from 20,000 feet to 18,000 feet moving toward the west at 05 knots. Klyuchevskoy, Russia has an ash cloud from 20,000 feet to the surface moving toward the southeast at 10 knots. Colima, Mexico has an ash cloud from 22,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northwest at 10 knots. Fuego, Guatemala has an ash cloud from16, 000 feet to the surface moving toward the west at 15 knots. Ulawun, New Britain, SW Pacific has an ash cloud from 9,000 feet to the surface moving toward the northwest at 10 knots.
Thunderstorms are likely over western, central and eastern-central Africa. Thunderstorms associated with daytime heating can be expected over Madagascar. A cold front pushing through South Africa could produce rain showers across the area. Patchy morning fog is likely over portions of the Ivory Coast southeastward into Angola.
A cold front pushing through central Russia should produce snow across the area. A cold front pushing through Mongolia and western China should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the area. A cold front pushing through the Korean Peninsula should produce rain showers across the area. A stationary frontal boundary over southern Japan should produce rain showers and thunderstorms across the region through tomorrow. Low pressure over the Sakhalin Peninsula and northeastern Russia should keep snow showers in the forecast through the weekend.
SOUTHEAST ASIA/NORTH PACIFIC
Thunderstorm activity across Indonesia and Indo-China has become less frequent as we transition away from the summer monsoon. A cold front over the western North Pacific should produce rain showers across the area. A cold front over the central North Pacific should produce rain showers across the region. Low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska should produce rain showers and gusty winds across the region through Saturday.
Rain showers and isolated thunderstorms may be possible across southwestern Australia as a cold front pushes through the region. Lingering showers should persist through tomorrow across northern North Island, New Zealand as a slow moving cold front moves across the area.
Low pressure east of the tip of Greenland should produce rain showers across the region over the next few days. A cold front in the central North Atlantic should produce rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the region. Low pressure over northern Europe should keep rain showers in the forecast through tomorrow. Daytime heating may trigger afternoon thunderstorms for central and southern Italy.
A cold front approaching the Pacific Northwest should produce rain showers across the area beginning late this evening. Unsettled conditions in the northern Rockies could produce snow across the higher elevations and rain showers at lower elevations. A cold front pushing through the central U.S. could produce rain showers across the area. A cold front pushing through northern Quebec, Canada and the Canadian Maritimes should produce rain showers across the area.
Showers and thunderstorms should persist across the northern tier of South America associated with deep tropical moisture. A cold front pushing through southern Argentina/Chile should produce rain showers across the area. A stationary frontal boundary over southeastern Brazil should produce mainly afternoon thunderstorms.
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