With COVID-19 affecting nearly every aspect of our lives, what is it really like to be flying right now – and, how soon can we expect our industry to rebound from the drastic downturn of the past few months? “I don’t know necessarily that general aviation will bounce back faster than the airlines, but bizav has always seemed to be heavily involved in the recovery and rebuild portion of major events like earthquakes and hurricanes,” said John Kosak, program manager weather at NBAA Air Traffic Services. “So it wouldn’t surprise me, just because of the inherent flexibility and drive of business aviation, to see us leading the way.”
In this episode of NBAA’s Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Alex Gertsen, NBAA’s director for airports and ground infrastructure
Steve Hadley, NBAA’s regional program director and the association’s Southwest Central regional representative
John Kosak, Project Manager for Weather at NBAA Air Traffic Services.
Russ Arena, line pilot for Boston Scientific and Executive Director for the Massachusetts Business Aviation Association
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.