Supersonic travel over the continental U.S. has been banned for more than 50 years. However, NASA’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology (QueSST) test aircraft, which should fly for the first time later this year, aims to change that through a host of advanced technologies to make supersonic booms much quieter and less disruptive. “When this mission is successful and we change this ban,” says NASA’s Cathy Bahm, “it will be transformative for the aviation community and it will change what it means for business travel.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Although business aviation is not a cause of aviation system delays, weather and other factors can pose unexpected travel challenges. If business aviation is in your planning this holiday season, it's best to prepare for potential delays.
Attracting the next generation of business aviation professionals is a top priority throughout the industry, and local and regional groups are often the first point-of-contact for students and young people seeking information about the industry and its potential opportunities.
The end of the year is often a stressful time for business aircraft operators that are grappling with tax issues, particularly if they've purchased an airplane hoping to take advantage of higher bonus depreciation rates. Aviation managers shouldn’t wait until the final weeks of the year to develop their tax strategy.
In the second part of our conversation about mental wellness, experts offer advice on what pilots should do when disclosing a condition such as depression or anxiety to their AME and how to ensure their case is addressed in a timely manner.