In recent years, there have been several incidents of fuel contaminated with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) being uplifted to business aircraft, causing damage to airplanes and a safety risk to passengers and crews. While NBAA, other industry groups, FBOs and fuel suppliers are looking at ways to mitigate the risk and develop a way to test for DEF, “the best course of action, for now, is prevention,” said Bob Schick, director of safety and risk management, TAC Air. Alex Beringer, COO of Fair Wind Air Charter, advised: never let an aircraft get fuel without direct supervision and train staff on what to look out for.
This week, NBAA Flight Plan host Pete Combs speaks with:
Alex Beringer, COO, Fair Wind Air Charter
Terry Yeomans, IS-BAH program director, IBAC
Bob Schick, director of safety and risk management, TAC Air
Mark Larsen, senior manager for safety and flight operations, NBAA
As workforce concerns continue to be front-and-center in business aviation, three young professionals share how they discovered their career pathways and offer advice and encouragement to others looking to enter and advance in the industry.
As winter takes hold across most of the country, and those in chillier climes head to sunny Florida, business aircraft flight crews may face additional delays in what is already some of the busiest airspace in the country.
Flight data monitoring (FDM) can help identify potential issues with your aircraft and pilots before they become bigger problems. To be fully effective, however, FDM requires commitment and buy-in from across your flight operation.