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.
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen expressed optimism regarding the future of business aviation during a virtual event sponsored by Aviation Week. There are reasons to believe we have opportunity to seize in 2021.
Starting Jan. 26, all air passengers arriving in the U.S. must be tested no more than three days prior to their departure and must provide proof of the negative result or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 to the aircraft operator.
Pre-owned business aircraft sales through the first 11 months of 2020 were down just 4% over the previous year, according to JetNet’s data, compared to a 25% decrease in new business aircraft deliveries.