nbaa advocacy achieves historic win for bizav privacy, security

November 14, 2019

Thanks to advocacy on Capitol Hill and with the FAA, NBAA members are no longer forced to give up their right to privacy and security when boarding a business aircraft. It’s been a long effort, but we’ve reached a turning point in our work to protect privacy and security, with a recent announcement from the FAA.

Under the FAA’s new “Privacy ICAO Address Program,” operators wishing to block their real-time flight tracking information will soon be able to submit requests, for an alternative temporary ICAO aircraft address not connected to publicly available aircraft registration details, via an FAA web portal.

The FAA has established enhanced agreements with aircraft-tracking providers to limit public data sharing. Previously known as the Block Aircraft Registry Request (BARR), that program has been replaced by the Limiting Aircraft Data Displayed (LADD) program and operators will submit blocking requests through a dedicated web page.

NBAA has developed an online resource – nbaa.org/privacy – with information, frequently asked questions and staff contacts to help you understand and utilize these new privacy and security tools.