Winter weather is just around the corner, and business aircraft operators know firsthand how freezing temperatures, strong winds, snow and ice can wreak havoc with their aircraft and the airports they fly into. To mitigate the impacts of winter weather requires a team effort, notes Dan Ramirez, general manager of the Air Shuttle Group at XOJet Aviation. “Treat your airports as partners; treat your service providers as partners. It’s going to make your whole winter operations easier.”
In today’s episode of NBAA’s Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Rich Boll, chair of the NBAA Access Committee’s Airspace, Air Traffic and Flight Technologies Working Group
Carlton Braley, assistant director of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) in New Hampshire
Michael Lawrence, operations manager, Premier Jet Center at Flying Cloud Airport (FCM) near Minneapolis, MN
Dan Ramirez, general manager, Air Shuttle Group, XOJet Aviation
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