Podcast: Avoiding Wrong Surface Incidents

May 16, 2022

Since 2017, the FAA has recorded more than 1,300 times when an aircraft has landed on the wrong runway or at the wrong airport, or even on a taxiway. Even more sobering, more than 80% of those incidents involved general aviation aircraft, with a similarly high percentage occurring in daytime visual meteorological conditions. Working with industry stakeholders and air traffic controllers, the FAA will soon provide new tools to help pilots understand what the airport view will look like from the flight deck as they approach and where the risks for selecting the wrong surface exist.

In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:

  • Giovanni DiPierro, Runway Safety Group manager, FAA
  • Alex Gertsen, director, airports and ground infrastructure, NBAA
  • Bridget Singratanakul, national runway safety representative, NATCA

Podcast Episode

May 20, 2024

Podcast: Using Standardized Performance Metrics to Enhance the Charter Industry, Part 2

Some charter operators are making public their key performance indicators, or KPIs, to provide greater transparency for customers. In Part 2 of this two-part episode, industry advocates discuss why tracking and publishing such data can not only benefit those companies, but the entire charter market.
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May 13, 2024

Podcast: Using Standardized Performance Metrics to Enhance the Charter Industry, Part 1

There is a growing trend among charter operators, fractional companies and jet card providers to track and publish key performance indicators, or KPIs, to assist clients in finding the right company for their needs.
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May 9, 2024

New SMS Mandate in Focus at Business Aviation Safety Symposium

The FAA’s new mandate for safety management systems, which was in focus at the Flight Safety Foundation’s Business Aviation Safety Symposium, expands the existing Part 5 SMS requirements to apply to all Part 135 operators, certain Part 21 certificate holders and §91.147 air tour operators.
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May/June 2024

Experts Share Tips on Mitigating Flight Crew Fatigue

Mitigating risk from flight crew fatigue is among the most challenging tasks for any business aviation flight department – especially Part 91 operations. Three experts shared their ideas on guidance and best practices.
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