As business aviation companies embrace efforts to be more open and inclusive, have you considered the benefits of expanding and diversifying your own professional network to include people with different backgrounds and insights? “You have to be able to add value to other people’s lives, and by adding value, you start to understand what interests that other person,” said Kelvin Mensah, co-founder and CEO of PJKev Approved and Approved Jets. “Once you see that, you start to diversify your network because you realize that you can learn so much from other people.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Miguel Gallardo, founder and president, MAG Aviation Group and member of NBAA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group
Kelvin Mensah, co-founder and CEO, PJKev Approved and Approved Jets
Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.
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.
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.
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.