Podcast: Flight Data Monitoring Benefits

Nov. 14, 2022

Flight data monitoring (FDM) can help identify potential issues with your aircraft and pilots before they become bigger problems. To be fully effective, however, FDM requires commitment and buy-in from across your flight operation. “You have to understand why you want that [FDM] program,” emphasizes pilot and aviation safety manager Morgan Bonde. “It has to be rooted in continuous improvement, and that needs to be from a leadership perspective, from a safety program perspective and from the flight deck and pilot perspective.”

In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
  • Morgan Bonde, international captain and aviation safety manager, and recipient of NBAA’s 2022 Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award
  • Jason Greenleaf, director of safety, Jet It

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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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