Business Aviation Insider nameplate
Flight Bag

Resources: International Operations

Anyone flying globally should review NBAA’s international operations web pages for resources and news, including ever-changing requirements and restrictions.

NBAA Customs Checklists

NBAA’s Domestic Operations Committee has created a resource to provide operators with a handy guide to some of the most common logistical considerations involved in international flight. This resource contains customs checklists for inbound and outbound flights, as well as a list of considerations for customs and international operations.

Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft

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

Oceanic Flight Information

Review NBAA’s resources for conducting flight operations in oceanic airspace, including guidance for operating in the North Atlantic, West Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Pacific.

Security Risk Assessment For Business Aviation

This security risk assessment process, developed by the NBAA Security Council, provides a simple product for assessing risk in a variety of business aviation-related areas. This assessment does not require significant security training or background, making it a useful tool for any organization.

19.3% more international business jet flights were reported in 2022 compared with 2021.


NBAA Federal Excise Taxes Guide

Updated to reflect the tax rates for calendar year 2023, the guide provides the latest information on how federal excise taxes (FET) apply to business aircraft activity, including details on how FET applies to commercial air transportation of passengers.

Departure/Arrival Runway Safety Briefing Card

This checklist consolidates critical threats, considerations and planning points in a one-page format ready for use on the flight deck.

By the Numbers: Used Business Aircraft Sales Transactions

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) said sales closings for pre-owned business aircraft increased for a third consecutive year in 2022 as conditions for the resale market showed signs of normalizing.

2022 – 1,399 2021 – 1,370 2020 – 1,135

Source: International Aircraft Dealers Association Market Report, Q4 2022.

FAA Issues NPRM to Expand SMS Mandate

The FAA has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would update and expand requirements for Safety Management Systems (SMS) beyond the airlines to include all Part 135 certificate holders, Part 91.147 air tour operators and certain Part 21 Type Certificate (TC) and Production Certificate (PC) holders.

NBAA is encouraging its members to review its SMS resources as well as the FAA’s NPRM and provide comments about how the proposed rule would affect your organization. The FAA deadline to provide comments is April 11, 2023.

Review NBAA’s SMS resources at

May/June 2024

Resources: Safety

Get access to the latest NBAA information and support aimed at improving business aviation safety, including data collection and sharing, single-pilot operations and the association’s Safety Manager Certificate Program.
Read More

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.
Read More

Jan/Feb 2024

Resources: Workforce Development

NBAA has numerous resources and programs to help industry professionals meet current and future workforce challenges.
Read More

Nov/Dec 2023

Resources: 2023 NBAA-BACE

NBAA’s annual convention offers attendees an opportunity to immerse themselves in all things business aviation.
Read More