Podcast: Promoting Runway Safety and Situational Awareness

Aug. 21, 2023

Runway incursions and wrong surface events continue to challenge the aviation community, as seen in the NTSB’s recently issued final report on a February 2023 incident in Boston in which a business jet departed without clearance and passed in front of an airliner approaching to land on an intersecting runway. In this episode of Flight Plan, learn how the FAA, NTSB and NBAA are working together to mitigate these issues. “I would implore pilots and flight crews to not just remain vigilant,” said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy, “but [to] actively listen to instructions and communications from ATC, repeat them and never hesitate to perform a go-around if you are concerned about safety.”

In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
  • Jennifer Homendy, chair, NTSB
  • Scott Proudfoot, headquarters team manager for the FAA Runway Safety Group
  • Alex Gertsen, NBAA director, airports and ground infrastructure

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Podcast: Using Standardized Performance Metrics to Enhance the Charter Industry, Part 2

Some charter operators are making public their key performance indicators, or KPIs, to provide greater transparency for customers. In Part 2 of this two-part episode, industry advocates discuss why tracking and publishing such data can not only benefit those companies, but the entire charter market.
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Podcast: Using Standardized Performance Metrics to Enhance the Charter Industry, Part 1

There is a growing trend among charter operators, fractional companies and jet card providers to track and publish key performance indicators, or KPIs, to assist clients in finding the right company for their needs.
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New SMS Mandate in Focus at Business Aviation Safety Symposium

The FAA’s new mandate for safety management systems, which was in focus at the Flight Safety Foundation’s Business Aviation Safety Symposium, expands the existing Part 5 SMS requirements to apply to all Part 135 operators, certain Part 21 certificate holders and §91.147 air tour operators.
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May/June 2024

Experts Share Tips on Mitigating Flight Crew Fatigue

Mitigating risk from flight crew fatigue is among the most challenging tasks for any business aviation flight department – especially Part 91 operations. Three experts shared their ideas on guidance and best practices.
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