Podcast: Experts Discuss the Ukraine Crisis’ Impact on Business Aviation

March 14, 2022

While the effects on business aviation from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine pale in comparison to the situation on the ground for those directly impacted by the fighting, the crisis has nevertheless touched the industry in many ways. “From a business aviation perspective, when you talk about worst case scenario, we’re at a point now where I don’t see the airspace restrictions getting worse,” said Steve Thorpe, an international captain and director of standards and training at Merck. “It’s going to be the cost to the economy, and will that take time to sort itself out.”

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

  • Pawel Laban, team lead, Jeppesen International Trip Support, AEG Flight Support Services
  • Steve Thorpe, senior captain and director, standards and training, Merck

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February 20, 2024

Podcast: Enhancing Privacy for Business Aircraft Operators

The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
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February 12, 2024

Podcast: How Data Collection, Monitoring and Sharing Improves Safety

Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.
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February 7, 2024

NBAA Flight Plan Extra: A Start-of-Year Reminder of Business Aviation’s Value

In this special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, podcast host Rob Finfrock gets a few moments in between conference sessions with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the latest efforts by the association to highlight business aviation's societal benefits.
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February 5, 2024

Podcast: Should Aeronautical Activity Be Redefined?

NBAA, with input from its Emerging Technologies Committee, Access Committee and Advanced Air Mobility Roundtable, recently joined with other industry partners to declare there are good reasons for the FAA not to use the term advanced air mobility in the agency's proposed revised definition of aeronautical activity.
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