It’s been a year unlike any before: The industry has rebounded from COVID-19 with strong flight demand, including from new entrants. New aircraft have been introduced. The push continued for advanced air mobility vehicles. Live events, including NBAA’s convention, resumed. What were the biggest stories along these lines, and what do they portend for the coming year? In this week’s podcast, two veteran aviation journalists discuss the headlines from 2021, and what’s in store for 2022.
Today, NBAA’s “Flight Plan” features perspectives on these topics and analysis of other top business aviation stories of the past year from two acclaimed aviation journalists:
Kerry Lynch, senior editor, Aviation International News
Molly McMillin, managing editor, Business Aviation, Aviation Week
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.