Hackathons have been around since the 1990s, having started in the technology sector in Silicon Valley, but since that time have popped up in companies and organizations of all types interested in encouraging creative, out-of-the-box thinking and new ideas. NBAA has held hackathons for two years, and the 2018 version led to the creation of the successful unmanned aircraft systems/urban air mobility zone at this year’s convention. Learn more about how hackathons can help any business aviation company innovate and problem solve.
In this episode of NBAA Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Mike Nichols, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, NBAA
Jo Damato, Vice President of Educational Strategy and Workforce Development, 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.