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
With the New Year quickly approaching, we look back on the most popular episodes of NBAA’s Flight Plan podcast over the past 12 months, which featured discussions about professionalism and safety, the relationship between sustainability and emerging technologies in business aviation and how NBAA works with the FAA to keep pilots flying safely through areas of convective weather.
Vigilance, patience and training are the essential tools that will elevate business aviation’s runway safety record and ensure that the industry will grow, experts said during an NBAA News Hour webinar.
NBAA members can now access the 2023 Small Operator Symposium in a newly released recording of the popular half-day event held this year in Las Vegas, NV, in conjunction with the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE).