Cover photo of the PC-12 NGX is courtesy of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.

May/June 2021

Business Aviation Insider’s 2021 Safety Issue has articles on safety management systems, the importance of professionalism and the value of sharing safety data. The member profile examines how a small Midwestern technology company was able to improve customer support and substantially expand its territory by acquiring an airplane.

Features

An SMS Mandate Is Coming

Part 135 and 145 operators will need to comply with an anticipated FAA rule.
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Professionalism is the Key to Safety

For people in business aviation, safety and professionalism are synonymous.
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The Value of Data Sharing

Disseminating information benefits operators, along with the entire industry.
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Above and Beyond: IS-BAO’s Plan for Continuous Improvement

Progressive IS-BAO Stage 3 helps operators take safety to the next level.
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ElectroMedia Says ‘We Can Be There Today’ Thanks to Business Aviation

Using a business aircraft has helped ElectroMedia provide better tech support.
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Emotional Intelligence Enhances Team Dynamics

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Kern Award Winner Jeff Duncan: A Lifetime of Experience in a Relatively Short Time

As one of the recipients of the 2020 Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award, Jeff Duncan exemplifies many of the award criteria, including continuous improvement and vocational excellence.
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Build Safety Culture by Embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

If team members can’t be their authentic selves on the job, then the workplace isn’t as safe as it could be.
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For Kern Award Winner Nick Treglia Instructing is Gratifying

As one of the recipients of the 2020 Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award, Nick Treglia has nearly 10,000 hours of flight time, a distinguished military career in naval aviation, and a stint as Flight Safety International director of safety.
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Mentoring Benefits Mentors As Well As Mentees

By sharing experiences and seeking advice, both mentors and mentees can learn and grow.
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Kern Award Winner Terry Ickes: Making Data Analytics Understandable to Fellow Pilots

During his 20 years with The Home Depot flight department, Terry Ickes has risen from line pilot to assistant chief pilot, and his data analytics skills have had a lot to do with that.
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Avoid ‘Going Viral’ for the Wrong Reasons

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Departments

President’s Perspective

Safety Lessons for Beyond the COVID Era

Safety has always been a core value for business aviation, and the industry’s commitment to safety has never wavered, not even during the darkest days of COVID-19.
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Flight Bag

Resources: Safety

NBAA offers numerous safety resources, including news, information related to the safe operation of business aircraft and safety education, along with annual Flying Safety Awards, which recognize excellence in safe operations.
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Capital View

Navigating the Current Aeromedical Environment

NBAA speaks with Dr. Susan Northrup is the U.S. Federal Air Surgeon, she leads strategic management of the FAA's aviation medical programs
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Regional Representation

Regional Groups Maintain Momentum Despite Pandemic

Regional groups continue to make lemonade out of lemons and move forward.
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Regulatory Hot Topics

Improving the Commuting Disallowance Rule

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Pro Tips

Industry Professionals: The Benefits of Joining a Group

Joining a group can have a positive impact on your career.
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Operations

Flight Crews: Brushing Up on Piloting Skills

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Operations

Flight Crews: Health Self-Assessments and Safety

Determining fitness for duty begins with an honest self-appraisal.
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Member Central

Digital Membership Certificates Offer Several Advantages

NBAA members now receive digital member certificates, which can be downloaded, printed, shared on social media and embedded in email signatures – all directly through a dedicated link.
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New Horizons

Be Bold and Authentic to Achieve Your Goals

Stephanie Chung has blazed a trail in aviation for young women of color.
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