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.

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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