Determining Fitness for Duty

Increasingly there are scientific ways to evaluate if someone is able to perform their job satisfactorily. “We’re trying to make sure that operators and other people in the aviation industry understand the science of fitness for duty, and that’s fatigue, mental health and medical concerns; provide them with the tools to measure; and then how to develop operations that reflect this science and operate safely,” said Greg Farley, pilot and safety manager at John Deere. Learn more in the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.

Podcast Episode

Sept/Oct 2020

Handle With Care

Operators that use the International Standard International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling have a systematic way to help avoid aircraft damage on the ground.
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September 3, 2020

Industry Webinar Highlights Vital Role of Flight Data Monitoring in Improving Safety

NBAA Safety Committee Chairman Tom Huff headlined a Sept. 2, 2020, web discussion hosted by Wyvern Ltd. about flight data monitoring systems increasingly utilized by both OEMs and business aviation flight departments.
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August 24, 2020

Podcast: Emotional Intelligence Can Enhance Aviation Safety

Leaders need to have the five elements of "emotional intelligence" – self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills -- to develop the best possible safety culture.
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August 17, 2020

NBAA Encourages More DEF Training to Avoid Fuel Contamination

NBAA has submitted comments on a FAA draft advisory circular, emphasizing training for the handling of diesel exhaust fuel (DEF), which, when misfueled in turbine-powered aircraft, can cause catastrophic engine failure.
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