Podcast: Data Points to Increasing SMS Interest

April 8, 2024

Increasing numbers of business aviation flight departments are realizing the advantages of implementing safety management systems (SMS). While developing an SMS may not be a simple or quick process, such programs, when properly utilized, can yield tangible safety benefits for a diverse range of operators. “SMS works well because it’s scalable,” notes FlexJet’s Tim Wade. “It doesn’t matter who is utilizing it. If you implement it correctly, audit it properly and you hold true to the continuous improvement aspect of SMS, it’s going to work well.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
  • Amanda Ferraro, CAM, CEO of Aviation Safety Solutions
  • Charles Tresky, senior customer success manager with AviationManuals
  • Tim Wade, director of safety at FlexJet
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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