Despite the recent shutdown of supersonic business jet developer Aerion, industry and government R&D efforts continue to facilitate a new generation of quieter supersonic aircraft. That includes NASA’s Low Boom Flight Demonstrator (LBFD) project, which aims to conduct the first flight of the X-59 QueSST test bed in 2022. “All of this is related to changing the [noise] standards to open up the market for future commercial supersonic flight,” said LBFD Project Manager Cathy Baum, “which will then transition to likely business jets first and then large transport aircraft.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Cathy Bahm, NASA’s LBFD project manager
Larry Cliatt, NASA’s LBFD acoustic validation tech lead
Gautam Shah, NASA’s LBFD community testing sub-project Manager
As workforce concerns continue to be front-and-center in business aviation, three young professionals share how they discovered their career pathways and offer advice and encouragement to others looking to enter and advance in the industry.
As winter takes hold across most of the country, and those in chillier climes head to sunny Florida, business aircraft flight crews may face additional delays in what is already some of the busiest airspace in the country.
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.
Two recipients of NBAA's 2022 Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award share how they strive to demonstrate professionalism and leadership in their roles supporting business aviation safety, including their willingness to learn and share their expertise and experiences with others.