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News and resources related to the safe operation of business aircraft while in flight.

  • Aircraft Icing

    Aircraft Icing

    Read news about aircraft icing and learn more about free icing training courses. Review.

  • Loss of Control In-Flight

    Loss of Control Inflight

    Find resources and safety information about how to prevent loss of control inflight incidents. Learn more.

  • Runway Safety

    Runway Safety

    Provides the FAA a single focus for all the aspects of runway safety, with the goal of decreasing surface incidents, runway incursions, and accidents. Learn more.

  • Laser Strikes

    Laser Strikes

    Intentional laser strikes are a growing threat to business aviation. Review the best strategies for maintaing safe operations immediately following a laser strike. Learn more.

  • Aircraft Climb Performance

    Aircraft Climb Performance

    Guidance on expected aircraft performance on TERPS-based Standard Instrument Departure Procedures (SIDs) and Obstacle Departure Procedures (ODPs). Read more.

  • Handling of Hazardous Materials

    Handling of Hazardous Materials

    Learn more about regulations for hazardous waste and find guidance for safely handling hazardous materials. Read more.

  • Night Takeoff and Landing Currency

    Night Takeoff and Landing Currency

    The FAA published a final rule entitled “Alternative Means of Compliance for the Pilot-In-Command Night Takeoff and Landing Recent Flight Experience Requirements.” Learn more.

  • Wildlife Strike

    Wildlife Strikes

    Learn how to reduce the risk of bird and wildlife collisions and report strikes when they occur. Learn more.

In Flight Safety News

Podcast: NBAA Resource Provides Real-Time Education on Runway Conditions
April 16, 2018
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.

NTSB: General Aviation Fatal Accidents on the Decline
Nov. 17, 2017
Accident rates among general aviation pilots are on the decline, as noted by the NTSB at a meeting to review progress made in addressing the agency’s 2017-18 Most Wanted List. Loss of Control In-Flight, the most significant category of fatal accidents, has been the focus of several government and industry collaboration efforts and remains on the NBAA Safety Committee's list of Top Safety Focus Areas for business aviation. "We've made some real progress in reducing GA fatality rates," said NBAA Operations Manager Peter Korns. "There’s more work to be done, but the downward trend is reassuring and we're hopeful that ongoing work will continuing to prevent these accidents among GA operators." Read more on the NTSB's latest update.