Every day, aircraft take off and land on runways or taxiways they’re not supposed to use. NBAA, the FAA and the National Air Traffic Controller Association (NATCA), are among the stakeholders working to reduce the number of wrong surface incidents across the country. The most important thing a pilot can do to avoid a wrong surface incident is gain familiarity with the airport they are flying into, understanding conditions may differ day in and day out. “There are a lot of tools that are available to enhance situational awareness,” said Jim Fee, manager, FAA Runway Safety Group.
This week, NBAA Flight Plan host Pete Combs speaks with:
Jim Fee, manager, FAA Runway Safety Group
Alex Gertsen, NBAA, director, airports and ground infrastructure
Bridget Singratanakul, NATCA, head of runway safety
Since 1998, NBAA’s regional representatives have provided a vital link between the association and local and regional business aviation stakeholders on matters affecting the industry. Recently, NBAA rebranded their role as regional directors to better reflect how their jobs have evolved.
Changing weather patterns are affecting aviation, and among the greatest resulting risks to air safety is clear air turbulence (CAT). A study by scientist Dr. Paul Williams has led him to predict that severe CAT will increase in the future.
The outlook for business aviation hiring remains strong, despite a number of challenges weighing on the global economy. However, job seekers must carefully consider multiple factors when making their employment decision.