Navigating the Gray Area in Evaluating Fitness for Duty

Flight departments often must deal with the gray area in fitness for duty, and it can be challenging, especially when it comes to personal issues. If the conversations about what’s happening outside the aircraft, such as divorce or financial difficulties, are intruding into the aircraft, “then we’ve lost our ability to compartmentalize those safety-sensitive responsibilities that we have,” said Dr. Quay Snyder, president, CEO and co-founder of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service.

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July/August 2022

FRATs Offer Added Level of Safety

An effective flight risk assessment tool provides an objective means for pilots to assess risk and then determine possible mitigations by outlining several potential risk factors for a given flight.
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July 13, 2022

NBAA’s Congressional Testimony Highlights Business Aviation’s Focus on Sustainability, Safety and Innovation

NBAA detailed for Congress a policy roadmap for strengthening the general aviation sector in the U.S. and around the world, today and in the years to come.
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July/August 2022

Recognizing Flight Attendants as Trained Professionals

Susan C. Friedenberg has long been a champion of cabin crew members.
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May/June 2022

Lessons Learned from Business Aviation Accidents

Business aviation professionals need to learn from accidents in order to avoid repeating the same mistakes.
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