As hurricane season begins, now is the time for business aircraft operators to ensure that they have a plan to deal with these natural disasters, keeping personnel safety in mind. “We take those products that the National Hurricane Center produces, and we use those to craft together briefings and messages that directly speak to the impact from that event so we know and we understand what the thresholds and limitations are as a result of that,” said David Beiger, who manages the national aviation meteorologists at the FAA’s ATC System Command Center in Warrenton, VA. Learn more about hurricane season preparedness in this week’s NBAA Flight Plan podcast.
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.