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NBAA Introduces Single-Pilot Operations Manual Template

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Las Vegas, NV, October 9, 2011 – As part of NBAA's continuing commitment to support Light Business Airplane (LBA) operators, the Association is unveiling its new Light Business Airplane Flight Operations Manual Template at today's NBAA/Cessna Single-Pilot Safety Standdown.

The 18-page template includes six sections that deal with the basic operational requirements: Organization and Accountabilities, Safety Management System, Standard Operating Procedures, Qualifications and Training, Maintenance Procedures, and Security Procedures. In addition, the document has five appendices: Risk Assessment Tool, Airworthiness Checklist, Weight and Balance Form, Emergency Response Plan and Trip Debrief Sheet (Hazard/Incident Report).

Besides being handed out during the Safety Standdown, which is being held today from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Room N234 of the Las Vegas Convention Center, copies of the LBA template are available at the NBAA Headquarters Booth #N2504 (near the entrance of the North Hall) during the remainder of the Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) or can be downloaded from the Association’s web site (NBAA.org).

"Recognizing that LBA operators are an important part of the NBAA Membership, the Safety Committee has produced a resource for single-person, single-aircraft flight operations that would adapt the operational best practices used by larger flight departments," explained Doug Carr, NBAA's vice president, safety, security & regulation. "Using this template will enable owner-operators to create a very simple, yet very effective operations manual. And enhancing safety for all business aircraft operators, regardless of size, helps everyone."

NBAA also is supporting LBA operators during the Annual Meeting & Convention by presenting the Single-Pilot Safety Standdown, which is sponsored by Cessna Aircraft Company. This event draws upon the actual experiences of pilots, providing an emphasis on peer-to-peer information sharing. This year's session includes presentations on Positive Flight Attitude, Runway Excursions, Single-Pilot Safety Management, Tactical Weather Flying and Human Factors in the Single-Pilot Environment.

All materials and meals at the Cessna/NBAA Single-Pilot Safety Standdown will be provided compliments of Cessna. The Standdown is free of charge to registered Attendees at NBAA2011.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (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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