Operator Training Leads to Increased Safety

To assist in the development of superior airmanship skills, the NBAA Safety Committee’s Training Advisory Subcommittee is developing an online Training Management Systems Tool. It’s an effort to incorporate training concepts and the sort of organization flight departments have become familiar with, thanks to the safety management system concept put forth by the International Standard for Business Aviation Operations. “The idea is to show flight operators how to incorporate training as a tool to mitigate risk,” said Steve Charbonneau, deputy chairman of the NBAA Safety Committee and the senior manager of aviation training and standards at Altria Client Services. “It will help operators identify training needs, develop training plans, then evaluate those plans to gauge their effectiveness.”

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