Business Aviation Insider, March/April 2024
Cover photo of the TBM 960 courtesy of Daher.

March/April 2024

The March/April 2024 International Issue of Business Aviation Insider explores the threat posed by GPS spoofing attacks as well as the challenges presented by airspace restrictions amid increasing regional conflicts. Also included in this edition: Effective security planning strategies to protect flight crews, passengers and aircraft in the air and on the ground.


Sterile Flight Deck Operations Are More Important Than Ever

Business aviation experts warn that sterile cockpit procedures are becoming more critical as pilots transition from stick-and-rudder flying to increased monitoring of the aircraft through automation.
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International Airspace Restrictions in an Increasingly Complex World

For many international operators, flight planning near regional conflicts has changed quickly and significantly. More airspace restrictions creates increased uncertainty and, in some cases, forces planners to relearn how to safely get from point A to point B.
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Making a Plan for Business Aviation Security

In today’s world, security threats are as much a product of cyberspace and AI, as they are of physical threats, such as an attack on an aircraft or office. Experts shared valuable strategies with Business Aviation Insider about security preparedness in the air and on the ground.
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GPS Spoofing: Should Operators Be Concerned?

Operators should be aware that these sophisticated new attacks against civilian aircraft can lead to serious trouble and could potentially take place anywhere.
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Dentist Leverages Aircraft for Business and Humanitarian Airlift

For Dr. Jordan Harper, business aviation means transporting new dental technology to better serve his patients, traveling to expand his business partnerships and providing humanitarian airlift to hurricane victims.
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A Stabilized Approach to Sustainable Pilot Salaries

As pilot salaries go up, up and up, experts explain what’s driving this trend and how some operators are finding that compensation is often about more than just money.
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Family-Friendly Policies in Business Aviation

Amid an increasingly tough workforce environment, a business aviation executive, a base manager and a top recruiter discuss the value of offering employees family-friendly time-off policies and what it means for the future of the industry.
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How Bizav Pilots Can Mitigate Altitude Deviations at Non-US Airports

Non-U.S. airports may introduce different risks for operators, resulting in pilot altitude deviations from ATC flight clearance – also known as level busts. Experts share their views on what makes some airports so challenging – and how pilots can mitigate the risk.
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Protecting Aviation Maintenance Technicians From ‘Poachers’

One-third of nearly 300 flight departments surveyed reported they lost aviation maintenance technicians to other employers. Experts suggest ways business aviation operators can mitigate the practice of “poaching” AMTs.
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President’s Perspective

Advocating for an Increasingly Global Industry

As the business marketplace and business aviation become ever-more globally integrated, NBAA’s work involves policy matters not just with implications for operations in the U.S., but for missions in other countries as well.
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Flight Bag

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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Capital View

FAA’s Top Airport Official Discusses Safety, AAM and Vertiports

With runway safety and electric aircraft platforms on the minds of so many business aviators, FAA Associate Administrator of Airports Shannetta R. Griffin, P.E. answers questions about recent close calls and the transformation toward advanced air mobility.
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Regional Representation

International Bizav Groups Address Shared Challenges

International advocacy is key to ensuring business aviation’s benefits and priorities are understood and appreciated in the face of many common challenges. Business aviation leaders offer their perspectives on harnessing the power of collaboration across the global stage.
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Regulatory Hot Topics

New EU, UK Passenger-Entry Registration Requirements Are Coming

NBAA is coordinating closely with the European Business Aviation Association, the Canadian Business Aviation Association and relevant EU agencies to ensure smooth implementation of the eu-LISA programs. In the UK, NBAA is working with the British Business and General Aviation Association to monitor the rollout of the ETA program.
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Pro Tips

Young Professionals Offer Tips for Navigating Career Slumps

What should young professionals do when their career hits a slow patch, and they suddenly find themselves in a frustrating sort of job limbo? Five seasoned business aviation pros offer their perspectives and possible solutions.
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Flight Crews: Tips for Getting Started With CPDLC

Now that initial trials for Controller Pilot Datalink Communications (CPDLC) – the basic equivalent of pilot-to-ATC texting – have ended, the system is available for business aviation aircraft in many parts of U.S. domestic enroute airspace.
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Flight Crews: Mexico Launches New Entry Authorization Process

Mexican officials believe a new entry authorization process, along with an increased focus on ramp checks, will help mitigate instances of illegal charter and cabotage operations. Starting in January 2024, U.S. operators entering Mexico were met with new requirements.
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Member Central

Earn Your Scheduler Certificate on Your Schedule

Take your career to the next level. Earn your Business Aviation Scheduler Certificate on your own time with an online course provided by NBAA.
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New Horizons

Boom Supersonic Aims for Net-Zero Carbon by 2025

Boom Supersonic’s Overture aircraft, now under development, will be manufactured using renewable energy from production through flight and end-of-life recycling, the company’s president says. The aircraft is also designed to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel.
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