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
NBAA Safety Committee Chairman Tom Huff headlined a Sept. 2, 2020, web discussion hosted by Wyvern Ltd. about flight data monitoring systems increasingly utilized by both OEMs and business aviation flight departments.
Our industry continues to seek ways to improve upon its already noteworthy record of environmental responsibility, and chief among those efforts is promoting the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) that burn cleaner than straight Jet A.