Sept/Oct 2020

NBAA’s 2020 Management Issue features articles on flying in the COVID-19 era, mitigating security risks by vetting vendors, ways to prevent ground handling incidents, plus a member profile of American Electric Power, which is in the process of converting its fleet to a new aircraft type.

Features

How COVID-19 Is Changing Business Aircraft Cabins

Aircraft manufacturers and interior completions specialists have responded to the COVID-19 crisis by rethinking cabin designs and materials and developing various ways to combat pathogens.
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Seeing the Big Picture: Balancing Automation and Pilot Skills

Avoiding overreliance on automation and loss of situational awareness are among the risks of flying technologically advanced aircraft.
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Examining the Benefits, Challenges of Remote Work

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employers and employees to adapt overnight to new work conditions and schedules, as states enacted stay-at-home orders and companies tried to keep their employees safe and healthy. How were remote work and alternative work schedules implemented in business aviation?
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Strategic Communication Skills Vital for Aviation Leaders

As businesses begin to focus on the future, chief pilots and aviation directors must employ their communications skills to ensure that business aviation remains an essential tool for companies seeking to move forward.
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Connectivity Solutions Priorities for Business Aircraft

As demand continues to grow for connectivity solutions onboard business aircraft, so too has the expectation among passengers that those systems meet their demands as seamlessly as possible.
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Flying in the COVID-19 Era

To mitigate the risk of coronavirus, business aircraft operators may need to alter some protocols and document those changes in their operations manuals.
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Vetting Vendors

Business aviation security is only as strong as the weakest link among service and support providers, which makes screening and monitoring essential.
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Handle With Care

Operators that use the International Standard International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling have a systematic way to help avoid aircraft damage on the ground.
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American Electric Power: Maximizing Utility

To enhance safety and efficiency while reducing costs, this Columbus, OH-based operator is moving to a single type of jet.
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Departments

President’s Perspective

Business Aviation: Always Evolving, Never Irreplaceable

While video conferencing has become a primary means of communication during the pandemic, not even the best online platforms can completely replace face-to-face interactions with customers and business associates.
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Flight Bag

Resources: Management

Business aircraft are vital strategic assets. Review some of the resources NBAA offers to help members manage them well.
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Capital View

Ensuring the Continuity and Efficiency of the ATC System

Teri Bristol, COO of the FAA’s Air Traffic Organization, explains how the agency has adapted during the pandemic and thus ensured the continuing smooth operation of the ATC system.
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Regional Representation

The Time Has Come for Digital Engagement

Online tools can facilitate communications among regional group members when in-person meetings simply are not possible.
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Regulatory Hot Topics

New Standardized Training Curriculum for Part 135 Operators

A new training curriculum will provide safety benefits and administrative efficiencies by streamlining relationships between Part 142 training centers and on-demand air carriers.
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Pro Tips

Retirees Are Ideal Industry Ambassadors

With all their knowledge and enthusiasm, former business aviation workers are ideally suited to advocate for the industry and promote its career opportunities.
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Operations

Tips for Maintaining Hangar Security

As companies cope with added stresses to their finances, home lives and the reality of furloughs and layoffs, operators must be prepared to mitigate these security risks.
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Operations

Pandemic Heightens Need to Fly Neighborly

Residents living near airports have grown accustomed to their quieter-than-normal environment as a result of COVID-19-induced decreases in air traffic. So operators need to be especially conscientious in following noise abatement procedures.
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Operations

Airspace Changes Coming to Numerous Metroplexes

The pandemic may have temporarily slowed the rollout of reconfigured airspace, but the FAA is planning to make changes to several metroplexes, from Las Vegas to Florida and the Northeast Corridor.
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Operations

Airspace: How to Plan for Ski Country Winter Operations

Flying to Colorado this winter? It’s not too early to prepare for the ground-delay programs, airspace flow programs and structured routings in and out of the region during peak periods.
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Operations

Prepare Now for Winter Operations

Being ready to fly in wintry conditions means accomplishing a series of tasks now, before the snow falls and runways get slippery.
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Member Central

Annual Compensation Survey Reflects COVID’s Impact on Industry

NBAA has enhanced its salary and benefits poll with new data that reflects the impact that COVID-19 has had on the industry.
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New Horizons

Business Aviation Will Embrace Larger, More Complex UAS

Brad Hayden, president and CEO of Robotic Skies, sees a bright future for unmanned aircraft in business aviation.
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