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March Corporate News Bites

February 26, 2019

March Corporate News Bites

These are shorter stories about some of AsMA's Corporate & Sustaining Members.

SAA: South African Airways (SAA) has launched a check card in partnership with Nedbank. The card allows customers
to earn air miles per transaction. This is different than the traditional airline reward programs where air miles earned is based on different criteria. In addition, two South African lifestyle bloggers, the chosen ambassadors for the credit card, will be embarking on a trip around South Africa, Africa, and the world and will be blogging about their experiences and the benefits of the card. To read more, please visit https://www.flysaa.com/about-us/leading-carrier/media-center/media-releases/newsroom.

NKI: NeuroKintetics’ (NKI’s) CEO and President, was featured on “Our Region’s Business,” a business affairs program produced by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development and WPXI-TV. Howison Schroeder appeared alongside Dr. Edward Snell, Director of Primary Sports Medicine at Allegheny Health Network (AHN), to discuss a recent study conducted by NKI and AHN that explored the use of video-oculography for diagnosing and managing concussions. To see the episode, please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I406n_CaDpc&feature=youtu.be.

APA: The Allied Pilots Association (APA) is one of four pilots’ unions that support H.R. 1108, the “Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019,” sponsored by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Rick Larsen (D-WA). This bill would give the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) the authority to
access the Airport and Aviation Trust Fund (AATF) to continue operations during a federal government shutdown. This legislation would ensure FAA employees would be able to continue working with pay and would avoid a collapse of the U.S.’s aviation system, which would endanger air travelers. For more on this, please visit https://www.alliedpilots.org/News/ID/6671/Four-Transportation-Unions-Voice-Support-for-HR-1108.

ALPA: The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), also support Congressmen Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rick Larsen (D-WA) for introducing legislation (H.R. 1108) that would authorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to draw funding from the Airport and Aviation Trust Fund (AATF) in the event of a government shutdown. For the full press release, please see http://www.alpa.org/news-and-events/news-room/2019-02-08-alpa-applauds-legislation-keep-faa-funded-in-shutdowns.

AOPA: The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) applauded the inclusion of a provision in the latest spending package that allows airports affected by Presidential temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) to be reimbursed for lost income. TFRs have left airports financially drained as many businesses remain inoperable during the restrictions—from fixed-based operators to skydiving operations, flight schools, maintenance shops, and other aviation activities. The recent legislation allows up to 3.5 million in reimbursement. To read more about this, please visit https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2019/february/15/president-signs-spending-package.