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NBAA Continues Focus on Safety With Release of New Training Aid for Approach-and-Landing Accident Reduction (ALAR)

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or [email protected]

WASHINGTON, DC, April 9, 2007 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the release of an entirely new Member benefit in the form of an interactive, 90-minute training aid designed to reduce approach-and-landing accidents. Produced for NBAA Members in partnership with Flight Safety Foundation (FSF), the NBAA ALAR Training Aid customizes the FSF Approach-and-Landing Accident Reduction (ALAR) Tool Kit materials for business aviation users.

This training aid utilizes select publications and presentations found in the FSF Tool Kit, augmented by newly developed visual aids and a discussion leader's guide for the aviation industry.

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization, 50 percent of air transport accidents occur during approach and landing, making the issue critical for aviation safety. "This new benefit for NBAA Members addresses these safety issues for the business aviation community. It is a continuation of NBAA's commitment to promote safety among our membership and the aviation community," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

Although business aviation has compiled an excellent safety record, NBAA maintains that even one accident is too many. In addition to the ALAR Training Aid, NBAA promotes business aviation safety by providing a host of accident-prevention resources, including several regular publications and safety awards, and by maintaining and promoting the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). NBAA also plays a leading role in two major business aviation safety events: the Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS), co-sponsored by NBAA and FSF annually, and the Safety Standdown, which is held by NBAA each fall in partnership with the FAA and Bombardier Aerospace.

The NBAA ALAR Training Aid is available to all NBAA Operating Members as a membership premium. The product will be automatically sent to new Operating Members as they join and to existing Operating Members after they renew membership. Additionally, the CD will be included in the course materials for those registered at select NBAA safety-training events (see list below). Non-Members can purchase the CD for a fee of $200 per copy by contacting NBAA at (202) 783-9286 or [email protected].

NBAA first distributed the ALAR Training Aid to registered Attendees at the Association's 34th International Operators Conference, held March 26 to 29 in San Diego, CA. Other events where this product will be included in the course materials are:
  • FSF/NBAA 52nd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar, May 8 to 10, Tucson, AZ
  • NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention, September 25 to 27, Atlanta, GA
  • Bombardier/NBAA 11th Annual Safety Standdown, October 22 to 25, Wichita, KS

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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