Business aircraft operators flying overseas continue to face virus-related challenges that can vary greatly from country to country and require careful planning and continuous monitoring to overcome. “Passenger testing is probably one of the biggest hurdles and challenges – trying to figure out who needs to be tested, when they need to be tested,” said John Tuten, chief pilot for Honeywell International. “Then, as far as tech stops are concerned, the biggest challenge is deciding which country will allow you to enter from another country.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Russell Bunger, Lead Mission Advisor, Universal Weather & Aviation
Brandon Sladecek, Master Trip Support Specialist, Universal Weather & Aviation
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.
NBAA, with input from its Emerging Technologies Committee, Access Committee and Advanced Air Mobility Roundtable, recently joined with other industry partners to declare there are good reasons for the FAA not to use the term advanced air mobility in the agency's proposed revised definition of aeronautical activity.