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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.