The Wuhan Coronavirus has impacted tens of thousands of people, and led to hundreds of deaths – most of those in China, but in other areas of the world too, including the U.S. The outbreak led NBAA and its organizing partner for the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) to cancel this year’s event to protect the health and safety of exhibitors and attendees. Medical experts say the risk of becoming infected is low if you have not traveled to that part of the world or come in contact with someone who has. Worth noting, in the U.S. this season there have so far been 19 million cases of influenza and 10,000 deaths from the flu, said Dr. Robert Haddon from the Mayo Clinic.
In this episode of NBAA Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Dr. Robert Haddon, specialist in aerospace medicine at Mayo Clinic
Dr. David Farnie, medical director for the Global Response Center at MedAire Worldwide
Mike Ott, communications and events team leader for the NBAA Safety Committee, captain for Phoenix Air Group
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen expressed optimism regarding the future of business aviation during a virtual event sponsored by Aviation Week. There are reasons to believe we have opportunity to seize in 2021.
Starting Jan. 26, all air passengers arriving in the U.S. must be tested no more than three days prior to their departure and must provide proof of the negative result or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 to the aircraft operator.
Pre-owned business aircraft sales through the first 11 months of 2020 were down just 4% over the previous year, according to JetNet’s data, compared to a 25% decrease in new business aircraft deliveries.
Recipients of the NBAA Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award epitomize professionalism and leadership in ways that support safety. Hear how three members of the Kern Award Class of 2020 apply these principles.