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Resources: International Operations

Whether you’re an experienced international operator or are traveling overseas for the first time, anyone flying outside the U.S. should review NBAA’s international operations web page for resources and news, especially in light of ever-changing pandemic-related requirements and restrictions. nbaa.org/intl

Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft

U.S.-registered business aircraft flying in Europe are subject to Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) ramp inspections when operating in European Union member states. To ensure a successful ramp inspection, NBAA recommends operators review the rules and procedures regarding SAFA compliance.
nbaa.org/safa

Customs Checklist

NBAA’s Domestic Operations Committee created this resource to help operators simplify the customs process. NBAA’s Customs Checklists provides checklists for inbound and outbound flights, as well as a list of considerations for customs and international operations.
nbaa.org/customs-checklists

Oceanic Flight Information

Review NBAA’s resources for conducting flight operations in oceanic airspace, including the FAA’s most recent quarterly guidance for operating in the North Atlantic, West Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, and Pacific.
nbaa.org/oceanic

Overseas Ground Transportation Tips

Ensuring the safety of passengers and crews doesn’t end when an aircraft reaches its destination airport. Their safety must be assured throughout the entire international trip. Read NBAA’s tips on how to secure safe ground transportation at destinations worldwide.
nbaa.org/ground-security

Source: Courtesy of FlightAware

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Speaking With Your Principal

This members-only resource offers advice to aviation managers on how to speak to their company executives regarding crucial topics such as safety and budgeting.
nbaa.org/speaking-with-principal

Web-based Operation Safety System

This resource provides operators with the information necessary to access the FAA’s digital platform in order to submit letter of authorization (LOA) applications.
nbaa.org/webopss

By the Numbers: GA Fleet by Aircraft Type

The FAA’s annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey is underway, seeking data on calendar year 2020. This survey is the only federal source of information on the U.S. fleet, the number of hours flown and the ways GA aircraft are used. NBAA urges operators, if asked, to provide relevant data so that business aviation activity is properly represented. Below are figures from the last survey that show the number of piston-powered airplanes, turboprops, jets and rotorcraft in the fleet during 2019.

Source: FAA 2019 General Aviation and Part 135 Survey

Jan/Feb 2021

Resources: Workforce Development

Learn more about NBAA's resources related to workforce development, as well as long-term industry employment trends.
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Nov/Dec 2020

Resources: Future Technologies

Learn more about NBAA's resources related to future technologies and look at trends in inflight connectivity.
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Sept/Oct 2020

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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July/Aug 2020

Resources: Technology

Technology is an ever-evolving resource for business aviation. Review some of the resources NBAA offers members to help them stay on top of developments in technology and learn how to safely apply new technologies to their businesses.
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