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Resources: Safety

NBAA’s mission is to foster an environment that enables business aviation to thrive. A key to achieving that goal is making safety a core value, so NBAA offers a myriad of safety resources for all types of operators.

NBAA Top Safety Focus Areas

The Safety Committee has identified NBAA’s Top Safety Focus Areas, setting priorities that support a greater commitment to business aviation safety.


This resource provides information on how to promote safety and support professional behavior.

Hangar and Ground Safety

This resource has information on aircraft ground damage prevention, the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handlers, OSHA compliance and fuel contamination.

Human Factors

This resource examines the interactions among aviation personnel, their environments and equipment.

Single-Pilot Operations

This resource includes various tools to help pilots learn to safely fly alone.

Safety Manager Certificate Program

This assessment-based certificate program provides introductory-level training on safety in business aviation operations.

Airport Audit Tool

This resource helps operators identify potential airport hazards that are not readily apparent during a crew’s routine preflight preparations.

Small Flight Department Safety Guide

This resource helps small operators develop customized safety management systems by identifying risks, developing mitigations, promoting the consistent use of safe procedures and continually evaluating their effectiveness.

Small Aircraft Exemption

NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption allows operators of piston airplanes, small turbine-powered airplanes and all helicopters to utilize the limited options for cost reimbursement permitted under FAR Part 91 Subpart F.

81% of runway incursions in fiscal 2021 involved GA aircraft. 86% of these incursions happened at smaller airports.

Source: FAA

By the Numbers: Runway Incursion Causes

Runway incursions – airport events that involve the incorrect presence of an aircraft, vehicle or person on the protected area of a surface designated for the landing and takeoff of aircraft – continue to be an operational challenge. Below were the causes of runway incursion in fiscal year 2021.

66% Pilot Deviations, 17% Vehicle/Pedestrian Deviations, 15% Controller Actions, 2% Other

Source: FAA

Participate in the FAA Annual GA Survey

FAAThe FAA is in the midst of conducting its annual General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey, the only source of information for the agency to determine the ways people use recreational and business aircraft. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete, so if you have been invited to participate, please fill it out so the FAA can better understand the economic impact of the GA industry and determine how best to invest in aviation infrastructure.

As always, participation in the GA Survey is confidential, with data aggregated into categories by a third party. Individually-identifiable responses are never shared with the FAA or any other organization. For more information, call 800-826-1797 or email

Help NBAA Celebrate 75 YEARS

NBAA 75th AnniversaryNBAA’s 75th anniversary celebration is not only about recognizing the milestones of the industry’s pioneering spirit, but is designed to inspire the next generation of leaders.

Visit to share your ideas and be a part of the celebration.

March/April 2024

Resources: International Operations

For those who fly globally for business, NBAA offers resources and news, including updates on ever-changing requirements and more. Get information about customs checklists, inspection procedures in Europe, oceanic flights and security risk assessments.
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Jan/Feb 2024

Resources: Workforce Development

NBAA has numerous resources and programs to help industry professionals meet current and future workforce challenges.
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Nov/Dec 2023

Resources: 2023 NBAA-BACE

NBAA’s annual convention offers attendees an opportunity to immerse themselves in all things business aviation.
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Sept/Oct 2023

Resources: Management

These valuable NBAA tools and guidelines are designed to enhance and improve your business aviation management skills.
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