A new round of airspace changes implemented across Florida in mid-August brought dozens of new procedures intended to improve safety and efficiency at airports frequently utilized by business aircraft operators, and the rollout appears to be flowing smoothly. “From what we’ve seen so far, it’s been really positive,” said Sandy Showalter, director of aviation at Six Star Inc. “Orlando Executive (ORL) put two new RNAV departures in … and we’ve seen much more efficient climbs. That’s a big difference.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Sandy Showalter, director of aviation, Six Star Inc.
Ernie Stellings, senior manager, NBAA Air Traffic Services
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.