NBAA and its member companies are committed to making business aviation as safe as possible, and in most years, the industry enjoys a safety record comparable to that for the commercial airlines. Nevertheless, NBAA recognizes that one accident is too many, which is why the association provides several safety education resources as well as its annual Flying Safety Awards, which recognize excellence in safe operations.

Breiling Business Aircraft Accident Analysis

Robert E. Breiling Associates’ annual review has become the industry’s guide to aviation safety, with detailed narrative accounts of fixed- and rotary-wing turbine aircraft accidents and incidents reported worldwide. A summary of each accident is included, identifying aircraft model, operator type, phase of operation, conditions and a factual description of all reported circumstances. NBAA members will receive a discount when purchasing the review. For more information, contact Breiling Associates at 561-338-6900 or, or

Annual Bombardier Safety Standdown

Joining with Bombardier, NBAA sponsors this multi-day event focused on improving business aviation safety. The Safety Standdown brings aircraft operators together with safety experts in the industry and government for a series of seminars that integrate knowledge-based and skill-based training, and focus on a variety of safety-related topics, including medical training, in-flight fire fighting, aircraft evacuations on land and in water, high-altitude physiology (hypoxia), fatigue countermeasures, runway incursions, icing and use of airborne weather radar. All participants receive a completion certificate, and are eligible to receive continuing education credits from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, National Test Pilot School and NBAA’s Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) Program. The Safety Standdown is provided to the industry at no charge for participants. Learn more about Safety Standdown.

Regional Safety Days

Because safety is paramount in business aviation and demands that professionals continually improve their skills through shared best practices, NBAA actively supports regional groups that hold safety seminars in their local communities. These events promote the best thinking about safety, and augment the information provided at NBAA’s national safety events like the annual National Safety Forum and Single Pilot Safety Standdown.

NBAA Flying Safety Awards

NBAA’s Flying Safety Awards have brought worldwide attention to the business aviation community’s outstanding safety record, and have been endorsed and approved by the National Safety Council. Awarded annually, the Flying Safety Awards recognize the individuals and organizations that have achieved superior safety records. The Flying Safety Award recipients exemplify the careful and conscientious way that business aviation operators fly and maintain their aircraft. Learn more about the Flying Safety Awards.

Safety Best Practices

In order to assist the membership in developing or refining a formal safety program, the NBAA Safety Committee has compiled this Prototypical Business Aviation Safety Manual. Learn more.