The global supply chain crisis has hit business aviation just when the industry is experiencing a resurgence in flight activity. How can operators and support providers adapt to mounting shortages of critical parts and materials? “We’re trying to do a better job of forecasting [and] encouraging our customers to schedule further in advance,” says Duncan Aviation COO Mike Minchow, “not only to secure the labor capacity and hangar spot, but also so that we can get some of these long-lead-time parts on order so that the overall maintenance schedule isn’t disrupted by some of these supply chain issues.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Jens Hennig, Vice-President, Operations, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
Mike Minchow, Chief Operating Officer, Duncan Aviation
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.