DHS Gives Cybersecurity Warning to Small Aircraft Owners

Aug. 12, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a recommendation that aircraft owners restrict access to their aircraft and manufacturers review security around the CAN bus data distribution system. “There’s been a whole host of measures that the industry has voluntarily adopted, including things like airport watch programs, hardened ID checks, and security procedures at general aviation facilities at airports, that make access to the aircraft very difficult from a threat factor perspective,” said Doug Carr, NBAA vice president, regulatory and international affairs. “When we look at the totality of these measures, I think we set out a difficult pathway for anybody trying to do anything bad to an airplane.”

This week, NBAA Flight Plan host Pete Combs speaks with:

  • Doug Carr, NBAA vice president, regulatory and international affairs
  • Jens Henning, General Aviation Manufacturers Association vice president, operations
  • Ric Peri, Aircraft Electronics Association vice president, government and industry affairs
Podcast Episode

July 19, 2021

Podcast: Discussing Safety With Your Aircraft Principal

Managers of small flight operations often work closely with their aircraft principal, which can be helpful when discussing matters affecting operational safety, especially when that means postponing a trip or arranging travel alternatives. Communication and trust are key to that relationship.
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July/August 2021

Security in Uncertain Times

All the usual threats to people and planes are still here, along with some new ones.
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July 12, 2021

NBAA Updates Top Safety Focus Areas

The NBAA Safety Committee updated the association’s Top Safety Focus Areas for 2021-2022, which are intended to help promote safety initiatives within business aviation organizations and among owner-piloted operations.
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July 9, 2021

New FAA Policy on Certain Flight Training Raises NBAA Concerns

An FAA policy, which goes into effect July 12, 2021, provides clarification on flight training for compensation in aircraft that hold special airworthiness certificates, including limited, experimental and primary category aircraft, and NBAA is concerned it could impact other types of flight instruction.
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