As more companies resume or increase international travel, how should aircraft operators prepare for such trips in a rapidly changing environment, which includes not only COVID-19-mitigation measures, but also changes to the North Atlantic tracks system and implementation of Brexit? “Plan, plan, plan – early and often,” said John Tuten, chief pilot for Honeywell International. “Look at every scenario and really spend the time to work through all the details that are involved with the trip, whether you do it in-house or have an external trip-planning company.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Shawn Scott, co-founder and principal, Scott IPC
Steve Thorpe, senior captain and director of standards and training, Merck
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.
With so many changes to pilot procedures for oceanic and international flights taking place in the wake of the pandemic, the time is now for flight crews to familiarize themselves before their next trip overseas.
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.