Podcast: Navigating Supply Chain Challenges

Nov. 15, 2021

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
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November 22, 2021

Podcast: Planning for Holiday Season Flying

If your business travel plans involve flights during the winter holidays, be aware of the anticipated surge in passengers flying this season after last year’s COVID lockdowns. The situation may mean added congestion across the national airspace system, and while business aviation has never been a congestion driver, delays may impact your planning.
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Maintenance: Top Traits for Technicians

While the resumes of many candidates may indicate they have the experience and credentials to do the work, the personal qualities of the candidates may be just as important.
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Podcast: Kern Award Winners Share Insights on Safety, Professionalism

Four of this year's NBAA Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award winners discuss how demonstrating professionalism, leadership and a drive for continuous improvement every day makes business aviation a safer industry.
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Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges

The pandemic’s ripple effects are making it harder to obtain aircraft parts quickly.
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