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
The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation unanimously approved this week amendments proposed by NBAA and industry stakeholders on legislation to improve the nation's Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM) system.
NBAA's PREFLIGHT flyer campaign aims to promote professionalism across our industry, with the nine letters in the acronym "PREFLIGHT" each representing an attitude or behavior vital to being a true business aviation professional.
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen emphasized business aviation's steadfast focus on safety and the importance of collaboration between all stakeholders in the National Airspace System during a plenary panel that led off a March 15, 2023, FAA Safety Summit.