NBAA has announced its 2021 Business Aviation Top 40 Under 40, a select group of young professionals recognized by their peers for their contributions to our industry. In this episode, three of these dynamic individuals share their personal stories. “To be a 40 Under 40 means that somebody has looked at our passion, our drive [and] our achievements,” said Timothy Wade, director of health and safety at Constant Aviation and one of this year’s honorees, who added the award serves “to motivate us to continue the elevation of the industry.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with Top 40 Under 40 recipients:
Danielle Booth, sales director, AVEX Aviation
Timothy Wade, director, health and safety, Constant Aviation
Kellie Young, international captain, The Coca-Cola Company
Unstabilized approaches, get-there-itis, flight-plan continuation bias and not fully understanding aircraft runway performance are reasons why runway excursions continue to be one of the most common safety challenges facing Part 91 operators. Training on how to effectively deal with such events can help reduce the threat, but having a backup plan may be most important.
Smaller Part 91 operators face the same challenges as their larger counterparts, but they do so with fewer resources. That makes it important for the aviation manager to not only set the right example, but for everyone in the department to lead from their respective positions to create a safe and professional operation.
Aircraft refurbishments continue to be in high demand, with new paint, cabin refreshes and connectivity solutions just a few of the popular upgrades available for business aircraft. Many times, it's ideal to combine this work with scheduled maintenance or overhauls, so planning ahead and scheduling refurbishment during maintenance downtime is as important as ever.
NBAA joined with five industry associations in submitting comments on the FAA's notice of proposed rulemaking on the operation of advanced air mobility vehicles in the National Airspace System. While the NPRM represents significant progress toward the start of commercial AAM operations as soon as 2025, industry stakeholders noted a few concerns.