Emergencies onboard business aircraft are thankfully rare, so passengers may often tune out preflight briefings, despite the vital information provided in them. If an emergency occurs, “it’s important to have passengers know how to use the doors, how to pull out fire extinguishers, where they’re located, what to do in a medical emergency, where the first aid kit is,” notes Christina Depew, a flight attendant for a Part 91 operation.
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Christina Depew, flight attendant for a Part 91 operation based in Washington, DC
Pilots and air traffic controllers can minimize the likelihood of an aviation incident by working together in challenging situations, such as when an aircraft is navigating a complicated taxi route, according to Alex Gertsen, a pilot and NBAA’s director of airports and ground infrastructure.
Smaller Part 91 operators face the same challenges as their larger counterparts, but they do so with fewer resources. That makes it important for the aviation manager to not only set the right example, but for everyone in the department to lead from their respective positions to create a safe and professional operation.
Aviation is a safe mode of transportation – one of the safest many say – but it’s not only important to be safe – we must be perceived to be safe, said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen during a panel discussion at the U.S Chamber of Commerce’s Global Aerospace Summit.