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Ebola Update Webinar Slated for Jan. 14

Dec. 31, 2014

While the immediate Ebola threat in the United States may have subsided, several countries in West Africa are still struggling to cope with the deadly disease, and flight departments conducting operations in that region must still take precautions.

For those who missed the informative Ebola education session held at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014) last October, NBAA will be offering an Ebola update webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 14, starting at noon (EST).

The one-hour session is titled "Best Practices: Ebola and Business Aviation." Presenters are scheduled to include Dr. Paulo M. Alves, vice president of aviation and maritime health for MedAire; Dr. Quay Snyder, president & CEO of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service; and Michael Ott, aviation safety manager at Phoenix Air Group, the company whose specially-equipped Gulfstream transported Ebola-infected Americans back to the U.S. for treatment. The cost to participate in the webinar is $49.

This session, which will include time for questions and answers, will help address Ebola health concerns for all business aircraft operations personnel and managers involved with company and customer safety. Specific issues to be covered include:

  • Current status of Ebola situation
  • Government restrictions and required practices operators should know about
  • What passengers should expect from customs authorities when flying internationally
  • Considerations for implementing company flight restrictions to the high-risk areas of Africa
  • Practices for minimizing exposure risk, dealing with suspected cases inflight and managing the disinfection process
  • An overview of Ebola resources for aircraft operators

At the standing-room-only session at NBAA2014, which included the same panel of experts who will present at the webinar, attendees learned the facts about Ebola and how to stay safe as business aviation operators. The session was aimed at allaying fears about the deadly disease and discussing the facts, including how unlikely it is to contract it. However, Ott cautioned during the session, Ebola isn't going away any time soon. "You're going to have to deal with this for a while," he said.

Register for the Ebola webinar.