Small flight departments, which have two aircraft or fewer, account for about 80 percent of flight departments and have their own set of unique rewards and challenges. “Sometimes there is a challenge with resources and having enough resources to do what we need to do.” said James Stone, CAM, AFLAC, director of aviation. “The onus is really on me and my team to plan ahead and ask for what we need, and we regularly work with leadership to communicate what is needed to accomplish what they’re looking for.”
This week, NBAA Flight Plan host Pete Combs speaks with:
David Keys, Peace River Citrus Products, chief pilot, chair of Small Flight Department Subcommittee of the NBAA Domestic Operations Committee
Jeffrey Long, University of Kansas, director of aviation services and chief pilot
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.
NBAA, with input from its Emerging Technologies Committee, Access Committee and Advanced Air Mobility Roundtable, recently joined with other industry partners to declare there are good reasons for the FAA not to use the term advanced air mobility in the agency's proposed revised definition of aeronautical activity.