America’s general aviation airports bring jobs to local communities, assist in humanitarian efforts and serve as a vital link in our national air transportation system. However, too often airport neighbors and local officials look for ways to limit access or close airports completely. The NBAA Access Committee works to preserve business aviation access to airports across the country, and the committee needs your help. “We must all do our part to help those airports that are seeing challenges, even if we don’t live in the local area,” said Alex Gertsen, NBAA’s director of airports and ground infrastructure.
In this episode of NBAA Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Jeff Smith, chair of NBAA’s Access Committee
Gabe Andino, chair of the Access Committee’s Airport Working Group
Alex Gertsen, director of airports and ground infrastructure, NBAA
Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.
In this special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, podcast host Rob Finfrock gets a few moments in between conference sessions with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the latest efforts by the association to highlight business aviation's societal benefits.