The NBAA Safety Committee recently published its 2021-2022 list of the Top Safety Focus Areas for business aviation. This comprehensive look at the factors affecting operational safety is designed to drive safety-enhancing discussions and initiatives within flight departments and owner-flown operations across the industry. “You have to be completely open and honest about your strengths and weaknesses,” said Mike Ott, communications team lead for the NBAA Safety Committee. “These Top Safety Focus Areas give [flight] departments specific areas in which to look, and then give them assistance in developing solutions.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Mike Ott, NBAA Safety Committee communications team lead, director of government contracting and captain, Phoenix Air
Paul “BJ” Ransbury, NBAA Safety Committee vice-chair, CEO of Aviation Performance Solutions
Jeff Wofford, NBAA Safety Committee chair, director of aviation at CommScope
NBAA welcomed an NTSB recommendation that business aircraft pilots familiarize themselves with traffic display and warning equipment in their aircraft; supplement those systems, when necessary, with devices capable of supplying both visual and aural alerts to collision risk; and incorporate those systems into their normal visual traffic scans.
The FAA has responded to industry concerns over a recent policy notice regarding flight training in certain aircraft that hold special airworthiness certificates saying the notice will not impact flight instruction in other types of aircraft
Former National Transportation Safety Board Chair Robert Sumwalt headlined the monthly Aeroclub Luncheon July 28 in Washington, DC. The event focused on his extensive career in the industry and examined his success as head of the NTSB, where he served as chair for nearly 15 years.