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NBAA Flight Plan provides a weekly overview of important developments affecting NBAA members and the association's work to advocate for their interests. These informative podcasts help members stay connected with operational trends and key industry issues. Subscribe to NBAA Flight Plan on iTunes or Google Play Music, or listen to past reports by clicking on the links below.

Recent Issues

October 1, 2018
Podcast: With 15 Months to ADS-B Compliance Deadline, It’s Time to Take Action
With the FAA’s Equip 2020 deadline only 15 months away, maintenance shops are finding their schedules quickly filling up as owners/operators make arrangements for ADS-B installations. NBAA recently spoke with the Aircraft Electronics Association’s Ric Peri and Southeastern Aerospace’s Luke Gomoll, who said that whether operators go for out-of-the-box solutions or custom ADS-B installations, they need to come into the process prepared – and they need to schedule their service soon. Hear more insights from Peri and Gomoll in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
September 24, 2018
Podcast: Assembling the Right Sales Team for Your Aircraft Transaction
Business aircraft sales transactions have becoming more complex than ever, often necessitating the creation of a specialized team of not only sales people but also technical and financial advisors to ensure a successful outcome. What roles are needed for each area of the transaction, and how do you select people with the right areas of expertise to support the various aspects of the sale? NBAA spoke with Janine Iannarelli, president of Par Avion, to discuss how to assemble a team of experts to maximize an aircraft transaction, in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
September 10, 2018
Podcast: Innovative Solutions Necessary to Meet ADS-B 2020 Deadline
With the January 2020 deadline for ADS-B installation quickly approaching, the high demand for installations has led some companies to create innovative programs to make turn times shorter and get planes back in the air as quickly as possible. SoCal Jets is just one of them. “Definitely more companies will have to do this in order to complete this by 2020,” said Debi Carpenter, executive director of the Southern California Aviation Association. She and others describe the challenges of achieving ADS-B compliance in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
August 27, 2018
Podcast: How Professionalism Supports the Five Foundations of Safety
The business aviation industry emphasizes safety, but do you know how decisions about safety priorities are made? “We have five foundations of safety focused around professionalism, and if you’re acting as a professional in all aspects, safety is a byproduct of that,” said Marty Grier, senior manager, aviation at The Home Depot. “We do an annual safety survey to the NBAA membership to get their feedback, and that information is all brought into the annual risk assessment.” Grier describes the importance of professionalism as the core of the five foundations of safety in business aviation in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
August 20, 2018
Podcast: Spotlight on Fitness for Duty Following CitationJet Incident
As authorities continue to investigate the recent CitationJet incident, conversations surrounding fitness for duty are increasing in the industry, and beyond. “When you look at the massive scale of aircraft operations that we have in the United States and abroad, it’s really quite impressive, we stand at a pinnacle of aviation safety unlike we’ve ever seen before,” said Phil Derner, NBAA’s Western regional representative. “It’s about helping each other to assess your colleagues’ level of wellness. We’ve got to look around and help each other out.” Derner describes some of the steps individuals in business aviation can do to promote mental wellness and overall safety culture in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
August 13, 2018
Podcast: Gain a Competitive Edge Though Certification
NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program, which focuses on leadership, human resources, operations and business management, has become an impactful workforce development tool in the business aviation industry over the last 15 years. “A need was recognized to provide an actual certification for business aviation managers,” said Jim Buchanan, outgoing chairman of the NBAA CAM Governing Board. “The way it helps the next generation is that it identifies the individuals who understand business aviation.” Hear more in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
August 6, 2018
Podcast: Tips for Upgrading Your Aircraft Cabin
Looking to upgrade the interior of your aircraft? The process can take months of planning before the work even begins, said Jon Haag, CAM, former chair of NBAA’s Maintenance Committee. “Communication is huge and it starts the day that the principal says, ‘You know, I’d like to update the airplane’,” he added. Haag also recommended making sure there’s no “gray areas” in the work order, to minimize mistakes. NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
July 30, 2018
Considerations for Selecting a Maintenance Vendor
With ADS-B and new NextGen mandates quickly approaching, many companies are working with maintenance partners to make sure that they are on track to remain compliant with all regulations moving forward. “The best thing an aircraft owner or operator can do is start planning a year in advance and working a couple of MROs to get proposals going,” said Nathan Winkle, chairman of NBAA’s Maintenance Committee. “Our whole business is all about relationships…it’s important to know who the actual technicians that are going to be managing and working on your project. Who they are, what they do, what their work ethic is.” Winkle explains what you should and shouldn’t consider when choosing an MRO in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
July 16, 2018
Podcast: Aircraft Marketplace Now ‘Balanced’ Says Industry Veteran
Due to a growing global economy, there has been a major turnaround in worldwide jet sales and the aircraft market is balanced for the first time in years, creating a healthy, sustainable marketplace, according to a veteran broker. “The days of an airplane losing 20, 25 percent a year, which is of course, not sustainable, are gone,” said Jay Mesinger, CEO of Mesinger Jet Sales, adding demand is now outpacing supply. ‘It’s the first time that my industry has been so bold to use words like ‘half full.’ or ‘optimistic’ or ‘enthusiastic’ in years, and those are the words that are universally being used by all of us engaged in aviation.” Mesinger shares his perspective in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
July 9, 2018
Podcast: Tips for Flying to Mexico
Cabotage rules in Mexico are different from those in other countries, but if operators keep some simple regulations in mind, their trips should go smoothly. “The two basic rules to always remember is that a charter or non-scheduled operator cannot make more than two stops within the country,” said Juan Muniz, manager of global regulatory services at Universal Weather and Aviation. “And the second part is that a passenger that is transported into Mexico on one charter or non-scheduled commercial operator cannot be transported out of the country by a different one.” Juan Muniz explains Mexican cabotage rules in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
July 2, 2018
Podcast: NBAA-BACE to Put Workforce Challenges and Solutions in Spotlight
Though the 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is still months away from arriving in Orlando this October, an exciting program of education sessions is already in the works. Hot topics will include new technologies, cybersecurity and regulatory issues. Additionally, multiple sessions will address workforce retention challenges to highlight what managers can do to keep experienced talent within business aviation, said Tyler Austin, NBAA’s manager of professional development. Learn more about plans for NBAA-BACE education sessions in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
June 25, 2018
Podcast: Corporate Shuttle Best Practices
Corporate shuttles are becoming a more popular travel option for companies that need to send employees to sites far from major airports. Passengers appreciate the predictability and the time savings that allow them to have better work-life balance, said Lee Blake, chief pilot of shuttle operations at Cummins Inc. Corporate shuttles also can have a huge financial impact on the business, as well, said Matthew Grudenwald, chair of NBAA’s Shuttle Working Group. “There is an economic value of time, and the U.S. government uses a formula for calculating economic value for time for all transportation-related projects,” he said. Learn more in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
June 18, 2018
Podcast: The Benefits of a Regional Group Executive Director
Many local industry groups don’t have an executive director, but having that person to lead an organization can help it grow. “Managing 500 or 600 members, and trying to grow it, it becomes a job,” Debi Carpenter, executive director of the Southern California Aviation Association. Also, having a single point of contact for industry and media is crucial to the success of many groups, noted Debbie Bowman, executive director of the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania. Learn more in the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
June 11, 2018
Podcast: Aviation Manager Talks Benefits of NBAA Scholarships
Kellie Rittenhouse, director of aviation at Hangar Aviation Management, received an NBAA scholarship more than 20 years ago, and it changed the direction of her career. She was working as a receptionist at a flight school, while studying to be an English teacher, when she realized that she wanted to pursue a career in aviation. “It definitely was a catalyst for my career because it also opened up other opportunities and it was important for me to give back to the industry, so I set my sights on additional education. I would later pursue my CAM credentials, so I am a Certified Aviation Manager,” said Rittenhouse, who shares her story in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
June 4, 2018
Podcast: Tips for Hurricane Season Preparedness
Hurricane season started on June 1, so now is a good time to make sure you and your company are prepared. “We have access to all the information that’s coming in from throughout the National Airspace System and all the surrounding airspace systems that the United States interacts with,” said NBAA Air Traffic Services Program Manager John Kosak. NBAA communicates hurricane updates to members via the NBAA Airspace Alerts subscriber email list and social media. Kosak shares his hurricane preparedness tips in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
May 21, 2018
Podcast: What Should You Consider When Looking for a New FBO?
When flying to a new destination there are many factors to consider when choosing an FBO. “I want to check fuel costs, make sure the FBO has the amenities the pilots need, check their hours of operation and things like that,” said NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Committee member Lori Montgomery. For Benjamin Fuller, with International Trip Planning Services, it all comes down to trust. “Our first thought is who can we trust on the ground in any certain location that can get everything done from A to Z,” he said. Hear more tips on what to look for in an FBO in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
May 14, 2018
Podcast: Upcoming NBAA Regional Roundtable Allows Leaders to Share Ideas
On May 23, industry leaders will meet in San Diego, CA for NBAA’s Local and Regional Group Leadership Roundtable where they’ll discuss issues challenging groups across the country, such as workforce development. “It gives everyone an opportunity to come and network with each other and learn best practices that they can then take back to their individual associations,” said Iver Retrum, chair of the Local and Regional Group Committee. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
May 7, 2018
Podcast: 5 Tips for Successful Collaboration Between Airports and Tenants
Airports and the businesses they host must work together to create a net benefit for both. “Ongoing dialogue is really critical because issues come up every day in an airport environment. General aviation airports are important community assets that contribute to our local community, as well as to the transportation system,” but they are often not well understood, said Clara Bennett, executive director of the Boca Raton Airport Authority. “It’s critical for airport managers and airport tenants and users to continually get that message out that there’s value in general aviation in our communities.” Bennett shares five tips for successful collaboration in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
April 30, 2018
Podcast: Michigan Groups Share Proven Tips for Attracting Youth in Aviation
The Michigan Business Aviation Association and Western Michigan Business Aviation Association have been working together for more than 30 years to reach students and pique their interest in the industry. Dean Walters, director of aviation for Jackson National Life, works with both groups, and said roughly one-third of business aviation pilots of come through the scholarship program. The goal, he said, is to reach kids while they are still in high school. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
April 23, 2018
Podcast: Tips for Getting the Most Out of NBAA Events
If you're headed to any of the association's events this spring, NBAA has tips for attendees and exhibitors to get the most out of their experience, starting with registering via social media. "This is a really great way to reach out to your own contacts, to your own network, and your colleagues and friends within the industry, and invite them to join you," said Aimee Kaufman, NBAA's senior director of marketing. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
April 16, 2018
Podcast: NBAA Resource Provides Real-Time Education on Runway Conditions
It's been 18 months since the FAA implemented significant changes to the reporting of runway conditions and contamination. The biggest challenge of the new system, referred to as Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA), has been getting the word out to operators, said Rich Boll, chair of the Airspace, ATC and Flight Technologies Working Group of the NBAA Access Committee. To that end, NBAA has created a six-part video series that explains TALPA and how pilots should apply the field condition reports they receive. Learn more about the new TALPA videos in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
April 9, 2018
Podcast: What Does it Take to Fly a 'Climb Via' SID?
Last week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast looked at the phraseology "climb via," which has caused some confusion since it was introduced in 2014. This week, the podcast examines the practical implications of flying a climb via departure. "NextGen is all about fitting more aircraft in a smaller airspace and the intent of the procedure designers, both SIDs and STARs, is that they be auto flown," said NBAA Access Committee member Keith Gordon, who participated on the team that led to climb via implementation. "However, we have to be trained, we have to be skilled enough that when something happens. whether a controller has to intervene, that we have the ability to do it." Learn more in the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
April 2, 2018
Podcast: The Problem With Clearances That Begin 'Climb Via'
The phraseology "climb via" was instituted as part of a larger effort to enact RNAV SIDs, but since it was introduced in 2014, there's been some confusion on its correct usage. "I've come across pilots who very recently failed to adequately understand the difference between flying and climbing directly to the top altitude, and honoring the various altitude constraints along the way to that altitude," said Dave Belastock, assistant chief pilot at Dassault Falcon Jet and president of the Teterboro Users Group. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
March 26, 2018
Podcast: New Items on NBAA's List of Top Safety Focus Areas
NBAA's Safety Committee annually examines the top safety issues facing business aviation and compiles resources for operators and flight departments to use in combating these problems. In 2018, there were several new items added to the list, including workforce competency and staffing. "This is an area that is of great concern," said Safety Committee Chair Dave Ryan. "From a safety standpoint, it certainly increases distractions for management, it puts a lot of pressure on the existing pilots who lose teammates, maintenance personnel are also being lost and even scheduling has the burden of doing more with less." The list also includes some familiar issues, including runway excursions, single-pilot operations and loss of control in flight. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
March 19, 2018
Podcast: Tips to Start Flying Internationally
International operations can differ widely from domestic operations, particularly if a mission involves an operator's first time flying outside the U.S. "If they've never done it before they may not know the sheer scale of differences that they'll be facing," said Craig Hanlon, chair of the NBAA International Operators Committee. Hanlon offers tips for first-time international operators including: using an international service provider and handling agent and taking formal international procedures training. Also, he said, the NBAA International Feedback Database can be a valuable source of information. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
March 12, 2018
Podcast: How Have CBP Changes Supported Flights to Mexico?
If a business trip requires flying south of the border, operators can expect helpful changes in their interactions with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other improvements, said Laura Everington, senior manager for government and industry affairs at Universal Weather and Aviation and chair of the NBAA Security Council. Everington provides a quick list of the changes, several developed between NBAA and government officials – learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
March 5, 2018
Podcast: 3 Tips For Preparing For a SAFA Inspection
Operators traveling to Europe need to be prepared for a Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) inspection. "It's geared toward foreign aircraft operators, so if you are based outside the European Union, and you're flying into the EU, that's their method for ensuring that you're safe while operating in their airspace," said NBAA Operations Manager Brian Koester, adding that advanced preparation is key in making the process as smooth as possible. In this edition of NBAA Flight Plan, Koester shares three tips for getting ready for a SAFA inspection.
Feb. 26, 2018
Podcast: Kentucky Recognizes Importance of Rural General Aviation Airports
When Kentucky's Aviation Commissioner Steve Parker met with Gov. Matt Bevin, and was asked what he needed, Parker said he told the governor he needed money to fix "crumbling" general aviation airports. Bevin delivered on his promise by adding $10 million for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 into the budget. "We did 47 projects in our 53 GA airports," Parker said. Deputy Aviation Commissioner Todd Bloch added, "Before Gov. Bevin gave us the additional $10 million for each year, the jet-fuel tax money was only able to do band-aid fixes. instead of doing a total runway overlay or reconstruction we could only address the major cracks, but we never could get a complete project done." Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Feb. 12, 2018
Podcast: Industry Voices Explain Value of NBAA's Ethics Statement
NBAA recently published an "Ethical Business Aviation Transactions" resource outlining best practices for ethical transactions between buyers and sellers of business aircraft products and services. "I was very impressed by what NBAA put together," said Brian Proctor, chairman of the National Aircraft Resale Association. "It really ties well into what we believe and what we espouse as an organization, so it was a natural course for us to endorse what NBAA is doing." Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Feb. 5, 2018
Podcast: Hear From NBAA's Two New Regional Representatives
As NBAA's membership grows, the association continually looks for ways to best support its members, and collaborate with them in a face-to-face manner. It's with that in mind that NBAA recently expanded its regional representative program – in this week's edition of NBAA Flight Plan podcast, hear what two new regional reps, Paige Kroner and Brittany Davies, have planned. Listen now.
Jan. 29, 2018
Podcast: What You Need to Know About VIP TFRs
TFRs are a fact of life for flight operators nationwide, said John Kosak, of NBAA's Air Traffic Services. "Of course, the ones that our members are most concerned with are the VIP TFRs," he said. "These are the TFRs that we see for the president and the vice president." The dimensions, timing and level of restriction for each TFR vary. For VIP TFR's, these determinations are made by the Secret Service, in coordination with the FAA. Learn more about VIP TFRs in this week's edition of NBAA Flight Plan.
Jan. 22, 2018
Podcast: Examining IBAC's 2018 Goals
The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has a number of objectives for 2018, with increased communications and growth high on that list, according to Kurt Edwards, the council's director general. There's a new outreach plan, he said, adding, "part of that will be a focus on where there are not currently associations for business aviation trying to work in those countries with the industry to develop associations." For example, the African Business Aviation Association recently joined IBAC. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on what to expect from IBAC in 2018.
Jan. 8, 2018
Podcast: The Importance of Supplemental Oxygen
While there are regulations that govern when pilots should use supplemental oxygen, experts say it's more important to focus on how you feel in the cockpit, rather than the altitude. "Everyone is different and some people need oxygen [at a lower altitude] and some people can tolerate a little bit higher," said Dr. Brent Blue, a senior aviation medical examiner, in this May 2017 edition of NBAA Flight Plan.
Dec. 18, 2017
Encore Podcast: What Should Your Company Know Before Starting Drone Operations?
Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are increasingly being added to the stable of technology that companies use to better serve their customers. For American Family Insurance, for example, drones are used for assessment, underwriting assistance, for security and more. "It's amazing the breadth of touchpoints across the company that this technology has," said Steve Dunai, the company's UAS program manager. "It could potentially benefit most every facet of the organization." Learn more in this encore edition of NBAA Flight Plan – which was one of our most popular of 2017.
Dec. 11, 2017
Encore Podcast: Navigating the Tricky Waters of State Taxes
As we near the end of 2017, NBAA takes a look back at some of the most popular Flight Plan podcasts of the year. Discussing the complexity of state taxes in the purchase, sale or license of an aircraft, Jordan Miller, of CenterPoint Aviation Law, noted it's important to be aware that each state has its own tax laws regarding aviation. "Each of those may impose a number of different types of taxes on the ownership of the aircraft, the use of the aircraft or even the value of the aircraft," he said. Miller recommended making sure the aircraft is appropriately registered in the owner's home state, investigating places the aircraft regularly flies and the types of taxes those states imposes and keeping detailed documentation of tripsNBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Dec. 4, 2017
Podcast: NBAA Pocket Guide Answers Common Flight Planning Questions
NBAA's "Pocket Reference for Flight Planning in the U.S. National Airspace System" provides tips for filing flight plans, overcoming departure delays and more, including a section of web links for finding information on weather and route selection. The downloadable document was put together from a pilot's point of view, as well as the view of those at NBAA's Air Traffic Services (NBAA ATS), said John Kosak, of NBAA ATS. "There's a whole lot of helpful hints on this." Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Nov. 20, 2017
Podcast: Embracing Diversity is a Gateway to the Future
A diverse workforce is key to the business aviation industry being able to attract top talent in the future. "I do believe that diversity is something that can be achieved in this industry," said Vanessa Jamison, board chair of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals, who recommended meeting with students of all backgrounds as early as middle school to help them develop an interest in the industry. Learn more about creating a diverse workplace in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Nov. 13, 2017
Podcast: Business Pilot Retention in Focus
NBAA's Business Aviation Management Committee recently conducted research to determine why some business pilots have left the industry for the airlines, and they found the reason was because "the airlines are hiring like crazy," said the committee's Chris Broyhill, CAM, vice president of consulting at The Mente Group. The good news is that the business aviation industry has many good reasons for workers to stay, and there are several steps companies can take to retain their seasoned talent. Learn more in this edition of NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Nov. 6, 2017
Podcast: Prepare Your Flight Department Now For Tax Filing
Fortune favors those who are prepared – especially for filing taxes. And now, according to experts, is the time for flight departments to work on their tax liability. "Maybe you need to have some more business flights in order to make sure you qualify for accelerated depreciation for example," said CPA Sue Folkringa. "Now is the perfect time to look through those flight logs and do some planning for the next month and a half." Also, there are new tax provisions if your aircraft was damaged by Hurricanes Harvey or Irma, said CPA Angel Houck, and out-of-pocket expenses may be deductible. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan.
Oct. 30, 2017
Podcast: Learn Top Tips for Highlighting a Flight Department's Value
NEXA Advisors' "Business Aviation and Top-Performing Companies 2017 study," "confirmed that the flight department's value to the corporation is through the roof," said NEXA representative Mike Dyment. The challenge now is to communicate this to company stakeholders. Dyment suggested putting the information directly in the hands of passengers, through materials in the seat back pockets of the business aircraft. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more tips on highlighting a flight department's value.
Oct. 23, 2017
Podcast: Efforts to Fight ATC Privatization In Focus at NBAA-BACE
General aviation groups are working to get out a message of opposition to ATC, and that effort continued to be in focus at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). “At NBAA-BACE we had a team of representatives from, which is the grassroots effort by the entire general aviation community to oppose this legislation,” said Scott O’Brien, NBAA’s senior director for government affairs. “During show we had tens of thousands of people sending letters from ipads directly to their members of Congress.” Learn more in the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Oct. 9, 2017
Podcast: New, Old Technology on Display at NBAA-BACE
NBAA-BACE attendees wanting to learn about the latest technology for use in the industry should attend an education session titled, "Technology-Driven Trends in Business Aviation," taking place on Oct. 10. The session will "look at what's going on in technology today, and bring those pieces to business aviation and how it will influence or impact it in the future," said Jeppesen's Rhonda Larance. For those interested in older technology, head out to the static display of aircraft to view a DC-3 on display as part of NBAA’s 70th anniversary celebration. This D-model DC-3 was built by Douglas Aircraft, and was one of the first aircraft used strictly for business aviation. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Oct. 2, 2017
New Study Proves Business Aviation’s Value; NBAA-BACE Education Session Looks Deeper at Results
A recent study from NEXA Advisors shows that America’s best companies rely on business aviation to succeed. The study found that S&P 500 companies using business aviation outperformed non-users by 70 percent. “I believe that there is greater and more significant confidence on the part of these companies and the individuals who sit on boards and the top executives, such as the CEO and CFO, that business aviation really works,” said Michael Dyment, of NEXA. Dyment will discuss the study in detail during an education session at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), at 2 p.m. on Oct. 11. Learn more.
Sept. 25, 2017
Podcast: Aviation Advocate Ron Rapp Debunks Myths About ATC System
Advocates for a privatized ATC system say the system is mired in the past, but long-time aviation blogger Ron Rapp, an experienced Part 91 and 135 operator, recently debunked this myth in his recent blog titled "The Big Lie: ATC Stuck in the 1960s." He asserts, "what's being used today by air traffic control is light years ahead of what they had in the 80s, let alone the 1960s." Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast to hear NBAA's interview with Rapp.
Sept. 18, 2017
Podcast: Business Aviation Teams Up to Help with Hurricane Recovery Efforts
In August, Sky Hope Founder Robin Eissler and Patient AirLift Services Executive Director Eileen Minogue combined their efforts in using business aviation to help those in need. "Shortly after we did that merger, we were faced with Hurricane Harvey, and it was our first opportunity to respond," noted Eissler. "We're always open to figuring out how we can better serve and use aviation as an opportunity to open up access to those in need," added Minogue. Listen now.
Sept. 11, 2017
Podcast: NBAA Offers Event to Meet Needs of Single-Pilot Operators
The NBAA Single Pilot Safety Standdown is set for Oct. 9, one day before the opening of NBAA-BACE, and the event promises to address the specific needs of single-pilot business aircraft operators. "We know that there's some uniqueness to the single-pilot business aviation operations, and so we have this event geared for that audience specifically," said Mark Larsen, NBAA senior manager of safety and flight operations. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on the event.
Aug. 28, 2017
When Flying to Europe, Be Prepared for SAFA Checks
In recent months, NBAA has heard from U.S.-based members traveling overseas about their encounters with SAFA ramp inspectors at European airports. Due to differences in interpretation of ICAO rules, operators of U.S.-registered business aircraft may be questioned by an inspector about their knowledge of the aircraft’s maintenance and operations procedures. The most serious repercussion for operators who aren’t prepared for these checks is receiving a safety finding, which can ground the aircraft. Learn how to be fully compliant before flying to Europe in the latest NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Aug. 21, 2017
The Nation's Newest Business Aviation Group Forms in Vermont
The Vermont Aviation Management Association (VAMA) – founded this year by former state Aeronautics Administrator Guy Rouelle – is off to a fast start supporting aviation around Vermont. "Everybody wants to have a collective voice," said the group's Executive Director Elizabeth Deringer. First up on VAMA's agenda: forming a state aviation caucus and supporting national efforts to fight against ATC privatization. Learn more about VAMA.
Aug. 14, 2017
Doctors Among 100 Business Leaders Saying No To ATC Privatization
Dr. Ed Schweitzer, president of Pullman, WA-based Schweitzer Engineering Labs, and Dr. Lance Ferguson, a Kentucky-based eye surgeon, have joined the fight against ATC privatization, as two of the more than 100 business leaders who have written to Congress opposing H.R. 2997. “We need to make sure that these [lawmakers] understand that without that ability to fly, these industries are going to wither and die.” Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan to hear more from Schweitzer and Ferguson.
Aug. 7, 2017
Podcast: Business Aviation’s Past is the Key to Its Future
Jay Mesinger, president and CEO of Mesinger Jet Sales and a past NBAA board member, has been in the industry for four decades. He remembers the years of prosperity until the dot-com bubble burst, followed by the impact 9/11 had on aviation and the Great Recession of 2008. At the Sept. 7 NBAA Regional Forum in Morristown, NJ, Mesinger will look back at the industry’s past and provide a forecast. Learn more in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
July 31, 2017
Podcast: Data Link Benefits Include Speedier Clearances at More Airports
With the right equipment onboard a business aircraft, pilots can get a complete flight plan clearance prior to departure without ever saying a word. "This comes in handy when there’s a major weather event rolling through a really congested airport," said Chris Collings of Harris Corp. Currently, controller-pilot data link communications, or CPDLC, is available at 55 of the nation's airports, including Teterboro (TEB) in New Jersey and Westchester County (HPN) in New York, and it will roll out to seven more airports next year. Hear more about data link in the latest NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
July 24, 2017
Podcast: Why Your Flight Department Needs an ERP
How prepared is your flight department for an emergency? Pete Agur, founder and chairman of safety consulting firm VanAllen Group, said it’s important for flight departments to have emergency response plans (ERPs), not only in case of accidents involving fatalities, but any unusual situations. These could include, severe turbulence, losing a wheel in the mud or a bird strike, Agur said, adding it’s important to be prepared for any scenario. Listen now to learn more.
July 17, 2017
Podcast: Hear From Two of the 100 CEOs Telling Congress 'No' to Privatized ATC
Recently, 100 business leaders from around the country sent letters to congressional transportation leaders asking them to vote against H.R. 2997. "A privatized ATC system would make it prohibitive for our company to be able to do the face-to-face interactions that are necessary," said Brad Pierce, CEO of Restaurant Equipment World. He and Shelly deZevallos, founder of Independent Mortgage Co., urged other CEOs to contact Congress as well." Talking to your pubic officials makes a huge difference," she said. "We can't quit, we've got to keep talking to our officials." Hear more from CEO's who are saying 'No' to Privatized ATC in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
July 10, 2017
Bolen Sounds Urgent Call to Action to Stop ATC Privatization Bill
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen is urging association members and other industry stakeholders to contact Congress now and speak out against H.R.2997, which would privatize ATC and minimize general aviation’s access to airspace. “This is a clear and a present danger, and the only way to repel that is for our community to stand up, speak out and get active,” Bolen said. Learn how NBAA can help you Contact Congress is this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
June 30, 2017
Mayors Across the Country Oppose ATC Privatization
Smaller airports are lifeline of the communities they serve, serving as gateways to the community for businesses and residents. For that reason, Pullman, WA Mayor Glenn Johnson is one of many mayors across the country who oppose ATC privatization. “We don’t have a freeway here, we also don’t have a waterway, air transportation is our key to get out,” he said. “Under the Federal Aviation Administration everybody does get treated equally, under a privatized system, I don’t see that happening. We have reliable service, safe service as it is right now. It’s fair to all concerned.” Hear what mayors are saying about ATC privatization in this week’s NBAA Flight plan.
June 26, 2017
Taking a Closer Look at Preventing Loss of Control Inflight Accidents
One of most pervasive issues before NBAA’s Safety Committee is the issue of loss of control inflight (LOC-I) accidents and how to prevent them. Paul “BJ” Ransbury, the committee’s lead for the Loss of Control Working Group, said traditionally the focus in preventing these accidents has been on distraction and automation management, pilot monitoring and situational awareness – but those lines of defense are great until they don’t work. Ransbury said the focus should also be on recovery training, and specifically stall threats, as nearly 50 percent of LOC-I accident are related to a stall in some way. Learn more in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
June 19, 2017
Scholarship Winner Gets First-Hand Look at NBAA Air Traffic Services
Deb Prosinski, head of Fortune 100 company's scheduling department, recently spent time in Washington, DC taking advantage of a scholarship she won from NBAA's Air Traffic Services (ATS). "It's just mind boggling to me what goes on behind the scenes of our whole air traffic system," she said. "Now I've got a bigger picture of what's involved." Prosinki said she plans to encourage others who work with her to apply for NBAA scholarships, so they too can see first-hand the work of NBAA's ATS. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
June 12, 2017
A Look at Integrating Drones Into Your Flight Department
As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) become more prevalent, companies are looking at how to best integrate them into overall operations and their flight department. Steve Dunai, UAS program manager for American Family Insurance, said his company started looking at areas where drones could be useful about two years ago, including in roof inspections, underwriting, security and more. Brian Wynne, president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, said there is an alignment in pilot and drone operation skills, but training is key. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan.
June 5, 2017
What Are the Top Three Priorities for Flight Attendants/Technicians?
As technology becomes increasingly complex, it’s no surprise that connectivity in the cabin is one of the chief priorities for flight crews. "These days, everyone on board wants to stay connected, so the challenge is being able to troubleshoot where needed," noted Elaine Lapotosky, chairwoman of NBAA's Flight Attendants Committee. Crew safety, as well as fatigue, are the other main issues impacting flight attendants and technicians, she said. These topics, and more, will be discussed at the upcoming NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more.
May 22, 2017
The Importance of Monitoring Your Oxygen in Unpressurized Aircraft
Do you spent a lot of time flying unpressurized aircraft at high altitudes? If so, it’s important to monitor your oxygen levels. Alex Gertsen, NBAA’s director of airports and ground infrastructure, is also a pilot, and said he uses supplemental oxygen in flight and counts on a pulse oximeter to measure his oxygen levels. “It’s your health, your life on the line when you’re at those high-altitude levels,” Gertsen said. Dr. Brent Blue, a senior aviation medical examiner, agreed, “It’s not about the altitude, it’s about how you feel. You can’t use too much oxygen.” Look or an article on the topic in the July/August issue of Business Aviation Insider magazine and listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
May 15, 2017
Kentucky Business Owner Says ATC Privatization Would Hurt U.S. Companies
Ted Ogle, owner and president of Ogle Equipment Sales in Louisville, KY, said a privatized ATC system – such as the one used in Canada or England – would be harmful to small U.S. businesses that depend on aircraft, and would cause operating costs to skyrocket. "[Privatization] gets the cost up so high that a lot of people just won't handle it. I don’t know why you want to change the system when it’s working fine." Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more from Ogle.
May 8, 2017
NBAA Has Resources Members Need for Success
Whether looking for operational assistance, use-policy tips or risk management solutions, NBAA has the resources to help members with their needs in running their company or operating aircraft. Some of the association’s most popular resources include: Reducing Business Aviation Runway Excursions, the Business Aircraft Use Policy Guide and the Risk Management Guide for Single-Pilot Light Business Aircraft. Learn more about NBAA's resources.
May 1, 2017
New Business Aviation Advocacy Group Forms in Kentucky
The industry has a new advocate in the Bluegrass State – the Kentucky Business Aviation Association (KBAA). The idea for the group started a few years ago, but with a looming threat of ATC privatization, it was the right time to mobilize said KBAA President Joe Marthaler, an aviation instructor at Eastern Kentucky University. "It's another venue to get everyone involved and speak as one voice." Learn more about KBAA in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
April 24, 2017
Navigating State Tax Considerations When Purchasing Business Aircraft
Due to the complex interrelationship between federal tax planning, state tax planning and planning for regulatory compliance, "considering the state tax early in the transaction allows the buyer to make the most informed decisions about their ultimate tax cost," said Jordan Miller, tax attorney at CenterPoint Aviation Law PLLC in Seattle, WA. Learn more about state aviation tax planning considerations, as well as NBAA state tax resources for members, in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
April 17, 2017
Business Owner Says ATC Privatization Would Hurt His Company
Scott Stevens, president of Glenville, NY-based Dimension Fabricators Inc., uses business aviation whenever practical to help customers quickly and efficiently. He is against privatizing the ATC system, noting that, "There are just some things that industry does well, and things that government does well. I think our current ATC system is incredibly effective [and] remarkably well managed." Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
April 10, 2017
A Different Way for Business Aviators to Manage Risk
Bob Gould, of Bravo Golf Aviation, has developed a practical way to look at risk management, and it starts with a simple question: "What would happen if...?" In other words, he said, aviation personnel can ask themselves if they did or didn’t perform a certain function, what would the outcome be? Gould will speak on this topic next month at a Professional Development Program course on risk management. Learn more.
April 3, 2017
NBAA Committee Issues New List of Business Aviation Safety Priorities
The way we think about business aviation safety continues to evolve, and the NBAA Safety Committee has again put together its list of Top Safety Focus Areas. For 2017, there are eight items on list, including loss of control inflight, runway excursions, distractions and risk-based training. "This is the list of things that really, truly challenge the industry from a safety perspective," said Safety Committee Chairman David Ryan. The committee also created "five foundations of safety," to complement the Top Safety Focus Areas. These include: professionalism, risk management and fitness for duty. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
March 27, 2017
Preparing for the Next Generation of Aircraft Maintenance Specialists
The NBAA Maintenance Committee wants to develop the next generation business aircraft technician, and its scholarship program is an important part of that process, said committee member Steve King. Though the Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) program, the committee awards dozens of training opportunities each year to help business aviation maintenance technicians enhance their careers. Learn more in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
March 20, 2017
Podcast: Regional Business Aviation Safety Events Growing in Popularity
Increasingly, local and regional business aviation groups are staging safety events as a service to members and stakeholders in the area. The Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association (PNBAA), for example, is hosting its 2017 Safety and Security Day on April 6. The key to success, said PNBAA Director Brett Palmiero, is appealing to a diverse audience with topics of current interest in the industry. Learn more in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
March 13, 2017
Podcast: NBAA Maintenance Conference Offers Prime Networking Opportunities
With more than 900 attendees expected at this year's NBAA Maintenance Conference, set for May 2-4 in West Palm Beach, FL, there will be ample opportunities for networking, which industry leaders say is vital for those who work in maintenance of business aircraft. When looking for aircraft parts, or needing assistance with new techniques, the people one meets at the NBAA Maintenance Conference are often the first to help, said Maintenance Committee member Steve King. Learn more in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
March 6, 2017
Podcast: NBAA's PDP Courses Help Industry Professionals Ascend in Their Careers
NBAA hosts more than a dozen Professional Development Program (PDP) courses each year, with the next one set for March 17 in Atlanta, GA, focusing on aviation security. The workshops are a must for anyone looking to attain management roles, said NBAA PDP Project Manager Tyler Austin. "To attend a face-to-face course, that's invaluable," he said. "When you're face-to-face you can ask those important questions, and get incredible feedback right then and there." Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Feb. 27, 2017
Podcast: NBAA Members – Ask Lawmakers to Join the Congressional GA Caucuses
A new congressional session is underway, and with it, efforts will be underway to reform or add new members to the House and Senate Caucuses. That’s where NBAA members can help, by using the association’s online Contact Congress resource to send a message to their lawmakers asking them to join the caucus, which is critical for educating policy leaders about the importance of general aviation to citizens, companies and communities across America. “The General Aviation Caucus provides the building blocks for educating members of Congress about our industry’s concerns and policy priorities,” said NBAA Vice President of Government Affairs Dick Doubrava. NBAA members can use the association’s online Contact Congress tool to send an automated letter to their legislator about joining the caucus. Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast for more on the GA Caucus.
Feb. 16, 2017
Podcast: Majority of Voters Against ATC Privatization, Survey Shows
A majority of registered voters are against privatizing the ATC system, according to a new survey conducted for the Alliance for Aviation Across America, the Air Care Alliance and the League of Rural Voters. The survey of 800 registered voters found that 62 percent are against privatization, noted Selena Shilad, executive director of Alliance. "People generally feel that the FAA should be running air traffic control," Shilad said. "That's a public government function, and that should reside within the FAA." Lean more about the survey in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Feb. 6, 2017
Podcast: What Does the Situation at Santa Monica Airport Mean for NBAA Members?
NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown was in Santa Monica, CA last week to talk with stakeholders about the recent agreement to close Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) in 2028, and shorten the runway in the near future. "Everyone's concerned about the future of the airport," he said, adding that the runway shortening would impact NBAA members with larger to mid-sized turbine aircraft. The association, Brown said, is examining legal options with regard to SMO. "We're looking at it as a unique case. We don't think it has any spillover effects to any other airports around the country, but we are very focused on making sure that this airport is as available, open and accessible to the aviation community as possible in the future," he said. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Jan. 30, 2017
Podcast: NBAA Celebrates 70 Years Advocating for Business Aviation
NBAA's 70th anniversary provides the business aviation community with an opportunity to celebrate the past, and recognize the industry's responsibility to continue advocating for business aviation in the years ahead, said President and CEO Ed Bolen. "The 70th anniversary of NBAA is an opportunity to look back at the wisdom and foresight of those 19 members that met together when NBAA was incorporated in 1947, Bolen noted, adding that NBAA and its members will continue to "take the torch and carry it forward to new generations." Listen to more of Bolen's comments in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Jan. 23, 2017
Podcast: NBAA Access Committee Looks to Update Airports Handbook
NBAA's Access Committee works to ensure that members have access to the National Airspace System, airports and to political processes at the local level that impact business aviation. Committee Chairman Gabe Andino said updating the popular NBAA Airports Handbook is one of the committee's main goals for 2017. For example, he said, "What we'll be updating is some of those case studies to make them a little more current." Learn more about the NBAA Access Committee in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Jan. 9, 2017
Podcast: Battle Over ATC Privatization, User Fees Expected in 2017, Says Bolen
A new administration takes over in Washington, DC this month, but NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said business aviation leaders are expecting another push for ATC privatization funded by user fees, and are preparing to once again fight against it. "What really is at stake here is a fundamental question about who's going to control the public's air space," Bolen said. "Is it going to be the public's elected representatives or are we going to turn our air traffic control monopoly over to a private board dominated by airlines who may not have business aviation's best interest at heart?" Other NBAA priorities for 2017 include support of certification reform and a push to move forward with NextGen implementation. Hear more of Bolen's comments in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Dec. 19, 2016
Podcast: NBAA Continued Advocacy Efforts in 2016
This year was one that saw a battle over proposals for creating a privatized ATC system funded by user fees – a concept that NBAA opposed, given the potential impact on the towns and communities that rely on business aviation. NBAA also continued its work to keep airports such as California's Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) and New York's East Hampton Airport (HTO) open to the entrepreneurs and companies relying on business aviation. The industry also paid tribute to Bob Hoover, Arnold Palmer and John Glenn, for their many contributions to aviation. Relive more moments from 2016 in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Dec. 12, 2016
Podcast: Updated NBAA CAM Exam Will Increase Leadership, Safety Emphasis
NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program improves careers of business aviation professionals and, in turn, the companies they work for. In 2017, an updated version of the CAM certification exam, which places additional emphasis on leadership and safety, will be introduced, said CAM Governing Board Chairman Jim Buchanan. Learn more about coming changes to NBAA’s CAM exam, and how you can start preparing for it, in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Dec. 5, 2016
A New Leader for the NBAA Safety Committee
The NBAA Safety Committee will continue to focus on its goal of continually enhancing business aviation safety, said new committee Chairman Dave Ryan. Two areas that will receive special focus are single-pilot safety and reducing loss-of-control accidents, he said. The group also is looking at many multi-year projects, such as developing a safety manager micro certificate. Learn more in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Nov. 21, 2016
NBAA Scholarships Assist the Next Generation of Industry Professionals
One of NBAA’s top priorities is bringing people into industry, and scholarships are a part of that process. With about a quarter of a million dollars awarded each year to students and working professionals, NBAA’s Tyler Austin said, "There’s no age limit, at any point in your career you can apply for any of these awards." Applications for several scholarships are due Nov. 30. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast to learn more.
Nov. 14, 2016
SDC2017 Continues the Show's Tradition of Giving Back
Attendees of NBAA's annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC) have a tradition of supporting a charity in the event's host city, and Feb. 7-10 in Fort Worth, TX, they will be raise money for, and pack "Ana's Baskets," to benefit Safe Haven of Tarrant County, said committee Chairwoman Danielle Gordon. The baskets are filled with cleaning supplies to help survivors of domestic abuse begin new lives. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast to learn more.
Nov. 7, 2016
ICAO’s Aviation-Carbon Plan Exempts ‘Small Emitters’ In Business Aviation
The International Civil Aviation Association (ICAO) recently formalized a new international framework for regulating global aircraft emissions, known as Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or CORSIA. The regulation is voluntary for about the first six years, said NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown, adding that if it is implemented as currently proposed, the plan recognizes “that it’s not efficient or necessary to include all operators, so there’s an exemption for small emitters,” including most NBAA members. Learn more in this week’s NBAA's Flight Plan podcast.
Oct. 31, 2016
UAS Sessions Take Center Stage at NBAA-BACE
At its annual convention, NBAA is offering three education sessions on the policies and regulations surrounding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including a session on protecting airport traffic from errant drones at 4:30 on Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the Innovation Zone, sponsored by Business Aviation Insider magazine. Bob Lamond, NBAA’s director of air traffic services and infrastructure, said the industry can expect a 'rapid acceleration' in the use of the technology in the coming years, and these sessions address some of the major issues surrounding UAS use. Learn more about the UAS sessions held this week at NBAA-BACE in this edition of NBAA's Flight Plan podcast.
Oct. 24, 2016
Meet the Future of Business Aviation at NBAA-BACE
Careers in Business Aviation Day is an annual highlight of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), and this year is no exception. Held on Thursday, Nov. 3, this year’s event which is free to students, teachers and chaperones – features Lyndse Constabile and Shaesta Waiz from Dreams Soar, an organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation of aviation professionals, as well as Taylor Butterfield, an unmanned aircraft pilot and co-founder of SkyTap. The speakers hope to show aspiring industry professionals that through educational scholarships, internships, mentorships and other means, a career in business aviation can be theirs. Learn more about Career Day in this week's edition of NBAA's Flight Plan podcast.
Oct. 17, 2016
Business Aviation Champion Arnold Palmer: In His Own Words
Arnold Palmer was the quintessential golfer, bringing the game to the masses. And he did the same for business aviation – championing the industry since he began flying in the 1950s. Palmer took his first lesson in 1956 in Latrobe, PA, and a short time later flew to an exhibition in Akron, OH. "When I went to the exhibition, I was thinking golf and flying, and when I came back home, I was thinking flying," Palmer told NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen shortly before his passing on Sept. 25 at age 87. NBAA is dedicating its 2016 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) to Palmer, and paying tribute to his lasting legacy to the industry. For more of Palmer’s thoughts on business aviation, listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Sept. 26, 2016
Antaya Counts on Business Aviation to Keep High-Tech Equipment Safe
Antaya Science & Technology is developing a particle accelerator for proton beam therapy that delivers targeted doses of radiation to cancer cells. This work requires transporting a delicate electromagnet to vendors that make specialty components. This equipment can’t just travel by truck or commercial airline – only business aviation can ensure it gets to where it needs to go, said Dr. Timothy Antaya. Learn more about Antaya Science & Technology in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Sept. 19, 2016
Filing PIREPs Can Improve Safety
Pilot reports – or PIREPs – are vital for safe operations, said John Kosak, program manager, weather, NBAA Air Traffic Services. The real-time weather updates are, “A fantastic way to get weather [information] out,” he said. “It really is the best way while we’re in the air to communicate information.” The NTSB has said improving PIREPs is on its list of most wanted safety improvements, and “it really is potentially a matter of life or death,” Kosak said. Learn more about the importance of PIREPs in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Sept. 12, 2016
Clearing Up Misconceptions About Flying to Cuba
Though U.S.-Cuba relations have improved, there is still much for business aviation operators to take into account before planning a flight. "There is a misnomer that Cuba is wide open," said Kathy Self, director of corporate compliance at Universal Weather and Aviation. "It is still an embargoed country, and making sure that you have a proper license to travel to Cuba is important." Attorney Jonathan Epstein said the rules of who can fly to Cuba can be complex. For example, if an aircraft is leased, financed or owned by third party, it may be prohibited from operating to Cuba even if it's not a violation of law. "The concern of a financer may go beyond what the law requires," he said. For more information on flying to Cuba, listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
Aug. 29, 2016
Part 107 UAS Regulations Take Effect Aug. 29
Following years of collaboration between regulators and industry representatives, including NBAA, the FAA's rules for the commercial operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) will take effect on Aug. 29. "The implementation of Part 107 is a milestone toward the sensible introduction of small UAS into the national airspace system," said Bob Lamond, NBAA director of air traffic services and infrastructure. Learn more about the rules for sUAS in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast, sponsored by Jet Quest.
Aug. 22, 2016
RWSL Designed to Eliminate Runway Confusion, Improve Safety
The Runway Status Lights (RWSL) system is likely coming to an airport near you soon, with 17 airports across the country scheduled to have RWSL by the end of 2017. RWSL is a fully automatic advisory safety system designed to reduce the number and severity of runway incursions, and prevent runway accidents while not interfering with airport operations. “This whole system runs in the background as an additional layer of safety,” noted Bridget Gee, from the National Air Traffic Controllers Association. But it can also lead to confusion for pilots, who may receive instructions from ATC that are inconsistent with the lighting system. Gee advises, “If the lights are in conflict with ATC instruction, just don’t go.” Learn more about RWSL in NBAA Flight Plan podcast, sponsored by Jet Quest.
Aug. 15, 2016
NBAA Highlights Election-Related TFR Information
As the presidential race comes down to a November finish, NBAA has made it easier to find information members need on election-related temporary flight restrictions (TFRs). “The information we present comes directly from FAA security, and we think it gives our members a much clearer and concise picture of the situation,” said Dean Snell, NBAA manager of air traffic services. Read more about presidential TFRs.
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Aug. 8, 2016
NBAA Young Professionals Group Introduces New Advisory Council
NBAA’s Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro) announced the formation of its inaugural YoPro Council, a leadership team tasked with overseeing the group’s efforts to build relationships between emerging leaders in the industry. The 25 young professionals on the council will be responsible for planning YoPro events and initiatives. “Our goal with YoPro is to provide a community for young professionals looking to make their mark on business aviation, and the experience and enthusiasm our new council members bring will be crucial to that effort,” said Sierra Grimes, YoPro founder and NBAA’s manager of registration. Learn more about the new leadership team in this week's NBAA Flight Plan.
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Aug. 1, 2016
Tips for Flying Into Rio During the Olympics
Brazil has instituted special rules for aviators flying to Rio de Janeiro during the Olympic Games, to be held from Aug. 5 to 21. Cynthia Oliveira, director of operations at Lider Aviation, discusses the hot topics that will affect business aircraft operators during the games, including visa requirements, airport slot systems, hours of operation and what you should know about the Zika virus. Learn more about preparing to fly to Rio in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast, sponsored by Jet Quest.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
July 25, 2016
NBAA Safety Committee Cultivates Safety Leadership
With more than 60 members and an industry-wide reputation for leadership in promoting safe operations, the NBAA Safety Committee plans to step up its efforts to identify individuals who will serve on the front-line in supporting safety in the years to come. Anyone can be a safety leader, noted committee Vice Chairman David Ryan. “Safety transcends an entire organization,” he said. “Our values for our Safety Committee, and the ones that we promote in future safety leaders, are values such as professionalism, leadership, engagement. These individuals need to be innovative, they need to be progressive thinkers and we always need to try to stay ahead in developing pools for these people to succeed.” Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast, sponsored by Jet Quest, for more on developing safety leaders.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
July 18, 2016
What’s the Latest on Drone Policies?
New regulations that apply to small unmanned aircraft systems (s-UAS) weighing less than 55 pounds will go into effect Aug. 27. However, rules that apply to the operation of UAS weighing more than 55 pounds will generally be covered under FAR Part 91-57A, according to Bob Lamond, NBAA's director of air traffic services and infrastructure. "While s-UAS rules go into effect at the end of next month, rules governing standard UAS – those weighing more than 55 pounds – really won't differ from those covering manned aircraft," said Lamond, who serves on the FAA's UAS Aviation Rulemaking Committee. Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast, sponsored by Jet Quest, for more on new s-UAS regulations.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
July 11, 2016
NBAA Keeps Connected With Local, Regional Groups
In 2014, NBAA created the Local and Regional Group Committee to act as a conduit of information between local groups and NBAA, and provide these groups an opportunity to work together and share best practices. This week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast, sponsored by jet Quest, examines the committee and its work. .NBAA Flight Plan podcast
June 27, 2016
Meet Alex Gertsen, NBAA's Expert on Airports and Access
Since Jeff Gilley retired from NBAA in 2015, Alex Gertsen has served as the association's director of airports and ground infrastructure. He comes to NBAA from the American Association of Airport Executives, and his love of aviation goes back to standing on the flight line with his grandfather, an Air Force veteran. A pilot himself, Gertsen works with the NBAA Access Committee to ensure access at airports across the country. "Alex's role is to monitor the situation [at important airports such as] Santa Monica Municipal (SMO) and East Hampton (HTO)," said Access Committee Chairman Gabriel Andino, "to keep an eye on the situation and provide feedback."
Learn more about Gertsen and the Access Committee in this week's NBAA Flight Plan, sponsored by Jet Quest.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
June 20, 2016
Three Takeaways From Recent Mental-Fitness Recommendations for Pilots
The FAA has released recommendations from an aviation rulemaking committee (ARC) tasked with providing the agency input on how to assess and improve flight crew members' mental fitness for duty. The committee's recommendations include enhanced aviation medical examiner (AME) training and pilot assistance programs designed to help pilots who are experiencing emotional issues that could affect flight deck performance. "There has to be trust between the pilot; the FAA, and its designated representative, the AME; and the pilot's employer," said Dr. Quay Snyder, ARC member and president and CEO of the Aviation Medicine Advisory Service. Learn more about the recommendations.
Learn more about this topic in this week's NBAA Flight Plan, sponsored by Jet Quest.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
June 13, 2016
Keep Your Data Secure in the Air and on the Ground
It's easy these days for even cyber-savvy people to fall victim to internet security threats, noted Josh Wheeler, manager, training operations with Satcom Direct. For example, he said, an FBO advertises free wifi, and you connect – without a password – to what looks like a network with a name similar to the FBOs. But the unprotected network isn't connected with the FBO, and the user's data is compromised.
Wheeler shares three tips for keeping data secure in the air and on the ground in this week's NBAA Flight Plan, sponsored by Jet Quest.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
June 6, 2016
Breaking Patterns is Key to Preventing Pilot Human Error
In business aviation, pilots have to be smart, so how could two trained instructors flying together run out of gas mid-flight? Pat Daily, from Convergent Performance, attributes it to a person's "error fingerprint," something he says we all have. "Sometimes, even if they have that sense of unease, they will kind of bluster their way through it saying it's never going to happen, because it hasn't happened to them before." Daily will address this issue at an NBAA Professional Development Program course, Sept. 12 and 13 in Washington, DC.
Learn more about FET in this week's NBAA Flight Plan, sponsored by Jet Quest.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
May 23, 2016
NBAA Has Answers to Your Federal Excise Tax Questions
For Part 135 air charter operators, and some Part 91 flight departments, federal excise tax (FET) on commercial transportation of passengers generates challenging questions on an almost daily basis. "I see people getting tripped up on the international flights where they're stopping someplace before they travel on," said Mark Dennen, chief financial officer at Solairus Aviation and a member of NBAA's Tax Committee. "If you're flying the 48 [continental] states, which is the majority of charter trips, it's a pretty straight forward calculation. But it's when you're going different places outside the country, or Alaska and Hawaii, where most people have issues."
Learn more about FET in this week's NBAA Flight Plan, sponsored by Jet Quest.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
May 16, 2016
Meet CAN's New Executive Director, Gina Russo
Gina Russo recently took over as executive director of the Corporate Angel Network (CAN), which provides flights for cancer patients and their families on business aircraft – free of charge. Russo comes to CAN from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, where she ran its patient services programs. "I think we've got the right person here. I think she knows what she's doing and she's going to be a natural for this," said Peter Fleiss, CAN's executive director emeritus. "CAN is going to move forward as a result."
Learn more about Gina Russo and CAN in this week's NBAA Flight Plan, sponsored by Jet Quest.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
May 9, 2016
Flight Management Systems Can Help, or Challenge Single-Pilot Operators
While a flight management system (FMS) is designed to make things easier for a pilot, it can also make flying more difficult. An FMS helps a pilot keep track of where they are, fuel burn, weather and traffic conditions and more, but, "if you're so overly focused on how to do the FMS, it takes away a lot of your time from flying the airplane and managing it," said pilot Long Nguyen. Also, he said, FMS can vary from airplane to airplane, so pilots must take the time to familiarize themselves with a system before take-off.
Learn more about FMS in this week's NBAA Flight Plan, sponsored by Jet Quest.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
May 2, 2016
Training Critical to Avoiding Runway Excursions
Disaster can strike quickly in an aircraft, and solid training can be the key to avoiding disaster – especially when it comes to takeoffs. "The decision to go is almost always the correct decision to make versus the abort decision," said Dann Runik, executive director of Advanced Training Programs at FlightSafety International. "The survivability data is on the side of those who decide to go." NBAA Safety Committee member Ben Kohler, who heads up the Technical Excellence Working Group, added that most emergencies will happens so fast there's no time to think. "When you do make the decision to continue the take off or reject, muscle memory is critical, and that comes from good training," he said.
Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast, sponsored by JetQuest, for more on avoiding runway excursions.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
April 25, 2016
New Study Documents Substantial Business Aviation Benefits for Europe
European business aviation employs 371,000 Europeans either directly or indirectly, contributing a total of €146 billion ($165 billion) to the European Union economy, according to a new study about the benefits the industry brings to Europe. The study, conducted by Booz Allen Hamilton in collaboration with Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt (DLR), was commissioned by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA). The study also confirmed that business aviation has a significant induced effect on the EU economy, said Arthur Thomas, EBAA’s liaison with Booz Allen Hamilton.
Listen to this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast, sponsored by Jet Quest, for more on the study.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
April 18, 2016
Podcast: Ensure You Are Mentally Fit to Fly
Being "fit to fly" is more than just a physical condition, it's also a mental one. "We're talking about having both the cognitive ability to process information, as well as the emotional stability," said Dr. Dan Danzyck, a fellow in aerospace medicine at the Mayo Clinic. Danzyck said issues such as inability to sleep and difficulty concentrating on day-to-day tasks could be two signs that help is needed.
This week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast, sponsored by Jet Quest, looks at the issue of mental fitness, and provides suggestions on where to turn for help.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
April 11, 2016
Podcast: AsBAA Working to Grow Business Aviation in Asia
As ABACE2016 kicks off this week in Shanghai, China, Charlie Mularski, chairman of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) discusses opportunities for the industry in Asia. Though China may be experiencing challenges, other countries in the region "are helping out with diversification of the market and a lot more activity that we didn't see in the past," he said.
Listen to the NBAA Flight Plan podcast, sponsored by Jet Quest.NBAA Flight Plan podcast
April 4, 2016
Local Aviation Groups Answer NBAA’s Call to Support Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill
Local and regional aviation groups have answered NBAA’s Call to Action in support the Senate’s version of FAA reauthorization legislation, which does not include provisions for a privatized ATC system, and that support is making a difference. “We support the Senate version of the FAA reauthorization bill,” said Jeff Smith, vice president for operations at the Eastern Regional Helicopter Council. “I can easily imagine that if we didn’t own the airspace through the FAA, and had to go hat-in-hand to the managers of a privately run ATC system, helicopter operations in the Northeast wouldn’t be taken into consideration at all.” Read more about groups that have answered the Call to Action and listen to an NBAA Flight Plan podcast, sponsored by jet Quest, about the issue.
March 28, 2016
Contact Congress Tool Gets NBAA Members' Voices Heard in FAA Reauthorization
With the full Senate expected to vote on its version of the FAA reauthorization bill in early April, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said now is the time for NBAA members to contact senators in the support of the legislation. "We have an opportunity to let all of the senators know before they vote on the legislation that this is a good bill and it deserves to be passed," he said. NBAA's Contact Congress tool is an easy and effective way to contact the Senate, he added, and since NBAA issued it's first call to action – asking members to oppose the House version of the bill – "we have seen a response from our members that has been off the charts."
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March 14, 2016
Podcast: Let Congress Know ATC Privatization Would be a Mistake
The Alliance for Aviation Across America has posted a petition on asking for support in the fight against ATC privatization. "It is basically telling people join us in sending a message to Congress that we do not want to privatize our air traffic control system," Executive Director Selena Shilad said. Listen to this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast and learn how to join the fight against ATC privatization.
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March 7, 2016
Podcast: Court Battle Over SMO Continues This Week
It's a big week in ongoing battle over Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), as the decades-old fight between airport users and city leaders heads to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on March 11 for oral arguments on the city's claim that the document transferring SMO from federal hands to the city was faulty. Alex Gertsen, NBAA's director of airports and ground infrastructure said, "The court has already ruled, the city appealed and we're continuing to argue about this." NBAA's Western Regional Representatives Stacy Howard said the city continues to make it difficult for association members and holders of master leases at the airport to stay in business. However, NBAA remains steadfast in its support for SMO, and will continue to fight to keep SMO open. Get the latest on SMO in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
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Feb. 29, 2016
The Battle Against Privatized ATC Continues: Get Involved
Although U.S. House and Senate leaders will consider a short-term extension for FAA funding authority beyond the existing March 31 deadline, the reality is that the industry must remain vigilant against FAA reauthorization proposals for privatizing air traffic control, as contained in H.R. 4441. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said there's still a critical need for industry stakeholders to let their representatives know that such a scenario would hurt business aviation. "The House is still working to find a path to the floor for H.R. 4441, and the Senate is expected to introduce its own FAA reauthorization measure soon," noted Bolen. Hear Bolen explain how people can take action today in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
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Feb. 22, 2016
Taking a Look at ICAO's Effort to Reduce Aircraft Carbon Emissions
For the first time, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has come up with proposed standards to reduce aircraft carbon emissions worldwide. "The very smallest of the business aviation aircraft would be exempt, so that would be generally aircraft under 12,500 pounds," noted NBAA's Chief Operating Office Steve Brown. "It's only when you get to larger aircraft, where you have larger fuel burns and therefore more emissions, that its useful to try and measure emissions and apply technology to make significant reductions in the future that are beneficial." ICAO will vote on the plan later this year, and Browns said he is "cautiously optimistic" it will pass. Learn more about the ICAO proposal in this week's NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
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Feb. 8, 2016
Leadership in a Time of Crisis
Every day could be a day when your leadership skills could be tested to the limit, said leadership expert Dr. Tony Kern, who is speaking at NBAA's Leadership Conference, Feb. 22 to 24 in San Antonio, TX. "Aviation is dynamic, and it can quickly evolve from simple decisions to incredible complexity," he said. "When it seems overwhelming, Kern suggested, find the one thing you do understand, deal with that and then look at the problem again. Learn more on Kern's thoughts on leadership in this week's NBAA Flight Plan.
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Feb. 1, 2016
FAA Reauthorization Battle Intensifies
The most significant change in U.S. aviation history is being proposed – a privatized ATC system funded by user fees – and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen urges members to act now and make their voices heard. "We have seen privatized systems in other parts of the world that have restricted access, that have given priority to commercial operations over non-commercial operations, that have effectively eroded small-town access to major finance centers," Bolen said, adding that such a system in this country, "has the potential to be devastating for business aviation." Bolen again urged stakeholders to use NBAA's Contact Congress online resource and ask lawmakers to oppose any proposal for privatization. Get more information about the threat of ATC privatization in this week's NBAA Flight Plan.
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Jan. 25, 2016
Engaged Employees Lead to Satisfied Customers
Fostering employee engagement represents a revolution in corporate philosophy, according to Mark Fernandes, chief leadership officer at Luck Companies, who oversees the flight department. It used to be "customers first." But now, he said, it is "employees first." "Engage them and they in turn will treat the customer well," said Fernandes, who will present on this topic at NBAA's 2016 Leadership Conference, Feb. 22 to 24 in San Antonio, TX. Learn more about engagement in this week's NBAA Flight Plan.
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Jan. 11, 2016
Discussions with CBP Key to Alleviating Customs Issues for Members
Sarah Wolf, NBAA's senior manager for security and facilitation said, "The dialogue that has been going on between CBP and NBAA has opened up new lines of communication. Having more access to [CBP's General Aviation Program Manager] Eric [Rodriguez] at events, working with the GA working group that CBP has put together to try and focus on specific GA and business aviation products to help the members have a more seamless inbound/outbound experience when they're dealing with customs" are all examples of how keeping the lines of communication open can help members. Learn more on NBAA's efforts to form a closer relationship with CBP in this week's NBAA Flight Plan.
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Jan. 4, 2016
Contact Congress To Tell Lawmakers No To Privatized ATC Funded With User Fees
With a fight against ATC privatization funded through user fees looming in Washington, DC, NBAA members are encouraged to use the online Contact Congress tool to let lawmakers know the detrimental impact such a plan would have on the industry. "Our community is politically aware and understands that we may need to reach out to elected officials on a sustained, continuous basis to make sure before they vote they know how it will effect their constituents," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Learn more about the upcoming fight against ATC privatization in this week's NBAA Flight Plan.
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Archived Issues

Dec. 28, 2015
FAA Reauthorization, UAS and Maintaining Access Dominated Headlines in 2015
Dec. 21, 2015
Industry Stakeholders Urged to Contact Congress About Opposing Privatized ATC Funded Through User Fees
Dec. 14, 2015
SDC2016 a Must-Attend Event for Schedulers, Dispatchers
Dec. 7, 2015
Experts Discuss Importance of Aircraft Use Policies
Nov. 23, 2015
Schedulers and Dispatchers Give Back at SDC2016
Nov. 16, 2015
NBAA2015 Has Landed in Las Vegas
Nov. 9, 2015
Networking Session at NBAA2015 to Highlight Grassroots Advocacy
Nov. 2, 2015
NBAA2015 Looks to the Future of Unmanned Flight
Oct. 26, 2015
Eye-Opening Information About Sleep
Oct. 19, 2015
Why Should Your Company Help Corporate Angel Network?
Oct. 5, 2015
At NBAA2015: A Soiree to Save Lives
Sept. 28, 2015
Local, Regional Groups Gear Up for NBAA2015
Sept. 21, 2015
NBAA Subcommittee to Address Needs of Smaller Operations
Sept. 14, 2015
NBAA's Strategic Focus Teams Boost Effectiveness of Association Committees
Aug. 31, 2015
NBAA Scholarships: Easier Than Ever to Apply
Aug. 24, 2015
NBAA Members Active in Support of SoCal Metroplex
Aug. 17, 2015
Ask Your Legislator to Join the GA Caucus
Aug. 10, 2015
NBAA Advocates for Airport Access On Both Coasts
Aug. 3, 2015
Personal Stories Best Illustrate Business Aviation's Importance
July 27, 2015
Interested in Weather? Join NBAA's Weather Subcommittee
July 20, 2015
NBAA Member Benefits Abound This Week at AirVenture
July 13, 2015
Regional, Local Business Aviation Groups Answer NBAA's 'Call to Action'
July 6, 2015
New AsBAA Chair Hopes to Address Hot Spots in Region
June 25, 2015
Use NBAA's Contact Congress Tools, Make Your Voice Heard
June 22, 2015
Sources of Global Security Information to be Discussed at NBAA2015
June 15, 2015
Cultural, Procedural Differences Need to be Considered in International Flying
June 8, 2015
NBAA Offering PDP Courses in Washington, DC
June 1, 2015
NBAA Keeps Members Informed During Hurricanes
May 18, 2015
Chicago Vertiport Has Budding Partnership With DuPage Airport
May 11, 2015
NBAA Tailors Safety Program to Meet Needs of Alaskan Operators
May 4, 2015
Fitness for Duty, Safety Trends, Among Topics at BASS
April 27, 2015
Auburn University to Operate First UAS School in the Country
April 20, 2015
NBAA's Maintenance Conference Offers Leadership, Technical Training
April 13, 2015
NBAA Supports FAA Proposal for Scenario-Based Go-Around Training
April 6, 2015
NBAA to Lead Campaign Against Proposed Slot Restrictions at NY-Area Airports
March 30, 2015
NBAA Gathers Regional Leaders Together to Discuss Issues
March 23, 2015
Kathy Perfetti rejoins IBAC
March 16, 2015
There's a New Way to Spot Troublesome Aviation Weather
March 9, 2015
New Business Aviation Group Forms in Alabama
March 2, 2015
Tip: Talk With A Doctor Before Flying to These Three Places
Feb. 19, 2015
NBAA Cautions: FAA's Final UAS Rules Still Some Time Off
Feb. 9, 2015
NBAA Continues to Monitor Updates on Use of UAS
Feb. 2, 2015
FAA, NBAA Remind Operators to File Correct Flight Plans
Jan. 26, 2015
NBAA Represents Members in NextGen Planning Meetings
Jan. 19, 2015
NBAA Supports Business Aviation Safety Summit
Jan. 12, 2015
CAN Continues Its Life-Saving Missions in 2015
Dec. 29, 2014
Podcast Looks to Year Ahead For Business Aviation
Dec. 22, 2014
NBAA Advocacy Efforts Took Center Stage in 2014
Dec. 15, 2014
NBAA's New Connectivity Subcommittee Begins Work on Standards
Dec. 8, 2014
NBAA Offers More Resources to Help With Winter-Weather Flying
Nov. 24, 2014
NBAA Continues Work on ADS-B Mandate
Nov. 17, 2014
Aviation Security Summit Offers Glimpse at New, High-Tech Solutions
Nov. 10, 2014
Operators Need to Be Aware of Coming Airspace Changes
Nov. 3, 2014
New Weather-Related Tools Will Allow for Greater Accuracy in Forecasts
Oct. 20, 2014
Events Geared Toward Future of Business Aviation at NBAA2014
Oct. 13, 2014
Earhart Hopes More Women Will Aim for Careers in Aviation
Oct. 6, 2014
NBAA Has Resources to Assist Single-Pilots’ Operations
Sept. 29, 2014
‘Climb Via’ Causing Confusion
Sept. 22, 2014
Industry Needs to Be Competitive to Keep Talented Employees
Sept. 15, 2014
5China Planning All-General Aviation Town
Sept. 8, 2014
More Airports Seeing Need for General Aviation Customs Facilities
Sept. 1, 2014
Business Aviation Has a Voice in North Carolina
Aug. 25, 2014
Engaging with Lawmakers is Key to Resolving Safety Issues
Aug. 18, 2014
IS-BAO Improved Annually Through Operator Input
Aug. 11, 2014
Operator Training Leads to Increased Safety
Aug. 4, 2014
NBAA Members Assist in Fight to Save Aviation Program in Massachusetts
July 28, 2014
NBAA Takes Weather Planning to the Next Level
July 21, 2014
NBAA Takes Part in GA Issues, Security Conference
July 14, 2014
Risk Assessment of Airports an Important Tool in Safe Operations
July 7, 2014
New Aircraft Transactions Guide a Useful Tool for Smaller Operations
June 30, 2014
Regional Business Aviation Leaders Learn From Peers at Second Annual Roundtable
June 23, 2014
NBAA Keeps Members Up-to-Date on Sleep-Apnea Proposals
June 16, 2014
Instruction Needed to Master New Cockpit Technology
June 9, 2014
NBAA, Regional Groups Work Together on Business Aviation Issues
June 2, 2014
NBAA Conducting Flight Department Manager Job Analysis Review Process
May 26, 2014
The Fight to Keep East Hampton Airport Open Escalates
May 19, 2014
Trust Is Key in Developing a Positive Safety Culture
May 12, 2014
NBAA Can Help Graduates Get Ahead in Business Aviation
May 5, 2014
Annual Roundtable Promotes Networking Among Regional Leaders
April 28, 2014
Professionalism Among NBAA Committee's Top Safety Focus Areas
April 21, 2014
New 'Climb Via,' 'Descend Via' Phraseology Makes Communication Easier
April 14, 2014
Education Is Key to Ensuring Pilots' Fitness for Duty
April 7, 2014
Optimism Prevails for Growth of Business Aviation in India
March 31, 2014
Podcast Series to Focus on Safety Areas
March 24, 2014
IBAC Looks to Continue Forging Relationships with Asian Operators
March 17, 2014
More Safety Programs Lead to Increased Cooperation
March 10, 2014
Administration Again Attempts to Impose Aviation User Fees
March 3, 2014
Challenges Remain Before Viable Supersonic Jet Comes to Market
Feb. 24, 2014
Air Traffic Services Subscribers to Benefit From New App
Feb. 12, 2014
All Pilots Should Become Familiar With AOA Indicator
Feb. 10, 2014
European Officials Hope to Open Up More Airport Slots to Business Aviation
Feb. 3, 2014
IBAC Looking at Refining IS-BAO for Single-Plane, Single-Pilot Operations
Jan. 27, 2014
Flying to Sochi During the Olympics? NBAA Has Six Tips for Successful Travel
Jan. 20, 2014
Boca Raton Forum to Feature Session on Networking in the Cabin
Jan. 13, 2014
Global Entry Program Highlighted at SDC2014
Jan. 6, 2014
Getting to Tokyo Gradually Getting Easier