As business aviation flight departments continue to adapt to the COVID-19 environment, many have reduced staffing levels to minimize the risk of exposing other employees and spreading the virus. Operators must also determine how to best handle the resulting safety and security implications of having fewer employees on a given shift, especially overnight.
In this episode of NBAA’s Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Don Chupp, president and CEO of Fireside Partners
Greg Hamelink, chair of the NBAA Maintenance Committee and senior manager of flight operations and maintenance at Stryker Corp.
Economic activity in America’s business aviation market has slowly rebounded, but still remains significantly off from where it stood at pre-COVID-19 levels, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said during the Central Florida Business Aviation Association’s Safety Standdown on Sept. 24, 2020.
NBAA’s Christa Lucas and Alex Gertsen shared with state aviation officials the lessons business aircraft operators and owners learned from COVID-19 during the 2020 National Aviation State Aviation Officials (NASAO) Virtual Conference and Exposition.
As a direct result of COVID-19, business closures and travel restrictions, aircraft purchased in 2020 could be ineligible for bonus depreciation, and depreciation recapture could be triggered on aircraft purchased in prior years.