Signature Flight Support's owner's purchase of Landmark Aviation, the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 and the effect of a possible government shutdown on business aviation are covered by the Sept. 28 issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation.

BBA Aviation To Buy Landmark Aviation In $2 Billion Deal

London-based BBA Aviation – the largest executive jet service provider in the U.S. – has reached an agreement to purchase Landmark Aviation from the Carlyle Group for $2.065 billion.

It is a deal that will create the world’s largest network of fixed base operators (FBOs), the company said.

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Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 Gains Senate Support

The Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 has gained supermajority support in the U.S. Senate. It has more than 60 Senate co-sponsors. That boosts hopes that the bill will become law this year or next, according to the National Business Aviation Association.

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NBAA Urges Planning For Worst As Government Shutdown Looms

A government shutdown is looming on Oct. 1 if Congress does not approve a spending bill by Sept. 30, and the National Business Aviation Association is urging its members to plan for the worst.

The last government shutdown in 2013 virtually halted all business aircraft transactions and threatened to shut down the country’s contract airport towers.

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