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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.

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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July/August 2023

Resources: Technology

Here are just a few resources that NBAA offers to help members stay current on new developments and to safely apply them to their businesses.
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May/June 2023

Resources: Safety

NBAA offers valuable guidance on several safety-related topics including inflight safety, hangar and ground safety, small-flight operators, single-pilot operations and the association’s Safety Manager Certificate Program.
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March/April 2023

Resources: International Operations

NBAA offers updated guidance and resources critical to effective international operations regarding ever-changing topics such as customs checklists, safety inspections, oceanic flight and security risk assessments.
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