The Importance of Supplemental Oxygen

While there are regulations that govern when pilots should use supplemental oxygen, experts say it’s more important to focus on how you feel in the cockpit, rather than the altitude. “Everyone is different and some people need oxygen [at a lower altitude] and some people can tolerate a little bit higher,” said Dr. Brent Blue, a senior aviation medical examiner, in this May 2017 edition of NBAA Flight Plan.

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July/August 2024

Experts: FMS-Guided Visual Approach Technology Enhances Safety

Developments in flight management systems-guided visual approach (FGV) technology can help pilots avoid overbanking and speed excursions, experts say, providing passengers with a safe and comfortable landing experience.
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May/June 2024

Ground and Ramp Safety Can Make or Break Operations

Experts caution that airport ramp activities come with potential safety risks, including dangers surrounding fueling and servicing aircraft, as well as taxiing and towing. Industry experts offer ideas on ways to improve the ramp environment and ultimately elevate airport safety.
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May/June 2024

Experts: AI Promises Safety Role in Business Aviation

Despite some skepticism in the business aviation community, experts are expressing optimism that artificial intelligence can serve several valuable roles contributing to safety as the technology matures.
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June 5, 2024

NBAA Survey: Small Flight Departments See Workforce, Safety Challenges

A survey conducted by NBAA’s Small Flight Department Subcommittee found workforce management, training, safety and maintenance as the areas where small flight departments face their most pressing concerns.
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