It’s been 18 months since the FAA implemented significant changes to the reporting of runway conditions and contamination. The biggest challenge of the new system, referred to as Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA), has been getting the word out to operators, said Rich Boll, chair of the Airspace, ATC and Flight Technologies Working Group of the NBAA Access Committee. To that end, NBAA has created a six-part video series that explains TALPA and how pilots should apply the field condition reports they receive.
The International Business Aviation Council offers a webinar series in conjunction with nearly 20 qualified program support affiliates to provide safety information in a pre-recorded or live webinar format.
Lessons learned over the past 20 months should carry forward to continuously improve the safety of business aircraft operations, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen told attendees at the 2021 Bombardier Safety Standdown in Wichita, KS.