The 1st Quarterly of 2015 is Next week - are you attending?
The snow is finally melting and we can see the taxiway lights again! It is time to get together tell some winter war stories and receive some important updates from MassDOT, the FAA,and MAMA

We will also have two important sessions. The 1st session has been resurrected from the Conference. We received a ton of requests to understand the ever changing NOTAM system and the need to integrate to the new eNOTAM. Assistant Airport Manager of KEWB, Matt Elia will guide us through the changes and show us how to easily move to the digital eNOTAM system.  .
For airports that have upcoming projects, Nik Ippolito a Senior
Project Engineer from Gal e Associates. Nik has three major runway reconstruction projects that he has managed and will discuss how social media can play a role with
getting the information out to people interested in the project as well as telling the airport's side of the story.

Have you marked you calendars with these upcoming MAMA events? 

May 12, 2015
MAMA On The Hill Day
State House, Boston, MA

June 10, 2015
MAMA Quarterly Meeting
Marshfield Airport KGHG

August 5, 2015
MAMA Golf Tournament
Juniper Hills Golf Course
Northborough, MA

December 4, 2015
MAMA Quarterly Meeting
[East Boston, MA KBOS

MAMA's Executive Director, Dave Dinneen has been appointed to NBAA's Local and Regional Group Committee. Dave is one of two members representing the Northeast and is the only New England representative. The 13 member committee 
have been tasked 
to provide local and regional groups a means to network and share resources as they advocate for business aviation and the businesses they support.
Dave stated,"  One of MAMA's missions has been to reach out to other aviation associations around New England and communicate about issues that affect aviation not just in Massachusetts, but the entire New England Region. The economic impact that aviation is having is evident with the recently completed Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Study update. The numbers continue to tell a great story. Total output of $16.6B, total payroll of $6.1B, and total jobs in the Commonwealth related to aviation are 162,256. Aviation needs to share these facts and numbers with the decision makers locally and regionally.This study can also provide aviation in New England the leverage to make sure that we are receiving our fair share of federal funds as a region.  I am pleased to be a part of this important group."

2015 Conference
MAMA President Kelley Dinneen will announce the date and location of the 42 Annual MAMA Conference Wednesday at the Quarterly.

And sadly...
Butch Lisenby's longtime girlfriend Sue Avila has passed away after a long illness. Sue attended many MAMA events with Butch and became a good friend. She was a huge Patriots fan and had a great time when we held the 40th annual conference at Gillette Stadium.
MAMA sends its condolences to our friend and their families.