Our industry thrives on person-to-person connections, and we haven’t been able to enjoy those experiences quite as much throughout this COVID year. That has compelled local and regional advocacy groups to explore new options to engage their memberships. “We don’t have an option but to go online because we can’t meet in person like we normally do,” said NBAA Local and Regional Group Committee Member Jessica Belcher. “This is something we have to embrace in order to keep those connections, networking and groups going.”
In today’s episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Jessica Belcher, member of NBAA’s Local and Regional Group Committee
Marj Rose, chair of the NBAA Local and Regional Group Committee
Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.
In this special edition of NBAA Flight Plan, podcast host Rob Finfrock gets a few moments in between conference sessions with NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen to discuss the latest efforts by the association to highlight business aviation's societal benefits.