Monday, June 7 is World Food Safety Day, a World Health Organization initiative to increase awareness of food safety and the need to manage and mitigate foodborne risks worldwide. Ensuring fresh and sanitary meal options is a priority for business aircraft operators, and the increasing number of available on-aircraft food and catering options makes it even more important to thoroughly research potential vendors. “There’s a lot of things [to check] just to make sure they’re a legitimate operation,” notes Paula Kraft, founding partner at DaVinci Inflight Training Institute.
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Paula Kraft, founding partner, DaVinci Inflight Training Institute; Catering and Food Safety Subject Matter Expert, International Standard for Business Aircraft Handlers (IS-BAH)
Shannon Weidekamp, director of client services and lead flight attendant, Crew Aviation
The June 12, 2021, deadline is nearing for operators to apply for revised FAA Operations Specifications demonstrating compliance with revised Advisory Circular (AC) 120-27F, which provides an avenue for certificated operators to calculate weight and balance using average passenger and baggage weights, rather than weighing every passenger or bag.
NBAA congratulated Garmin International on earning the prestigious 2020 Robert J. Collier Trophy for Garmin Autoland, the world's first certified emergency autonomous system to safely fly and land an aircraft without human intervention.