Can your employer require you to be vaccinated against COVID-19? What has proven to be a divisive issue among the general population has extended to business aviation, with reports that a few flight operations have mandated vaccination as a condition of employment. While these companies have instituted vaccination requirements, others are weighing their options. “What I can tell you is that I think a very thin percentage – certainly less than 10% – of our [Part 91] organizations today are requiring proof of a vaccine for their flight crews or their passengers,” noted Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of business aviation recruiting firm Aviation Personnel International.
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Sheryl Barden, CAM, president and CEO of Aviation Personnel International
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.
NBAA, with input from its Emerging Technologies Committee, Access Committee and Advanced Air Mobility Roundtable, recently joined with other industry partners to declare there are good reasons for the FAA not to use the term advanced air mobility in the agency's proposed revised definition of aeronautical activity.