More than ever, people want timely access to experts and authorities to help them make decisions about their business aviation operations and other plans. This is especially the case as the business aviation community grapples with the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and that’s the idea behind the NBAA News Hour webinar series – an interactive platform that allows participants to get answers to their pressing operational, legal, medical and other questions from people in the know.

These webinars touch on considerations including crew scheduling, catering, aircraft cleaning and maintenance, airport and airspace operations, medical advice and more. Each webinar features a host and panelists, all available for an interactive question-and-answer session with participants. All webinars are free and recorded for replay, usually by the next business day.

NBAA News Hour Archives

High Demand During Low Tide – Business Aviation’s Capacity Issues
Date/Time: Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT
This webinar will help instruct participants of the absolute necessity of using patience and smart thinking to overcome the fear of being left behind in a market created by the lack of industry-wide capacity. Currently, we’re going through the waning moon phase. It’s a time when Lady Luna decreases in her size and slowly disappears from the night sky. As this occurs and the industry capacity tide is lower, we will discuss all the relevant effects on our industry. It is almost a perfect storm. Our guests this morning will discuss just a few of the areas working to shape our industry given the high demand and pointing out the inelasticity of their respective industry segments.
Managing Fatigue Through Trip Execution
Date/Time: Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT
As vaccine distribution increases and COVID risk becomes manageable, many operators are restarting long haul trips. Be sure your fatigue management program is set up to proactively prevent fatigue using practical planning tools and protocols. Join us for a conversation with fatigue and trip planning experts.
Business Aviation’s Elephant in the Room – Buying Aircraft
Date/Time: Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT
Sponsored Thought Leadership edition by: Mesinger Jet Sales
In every “room” either wedged in the corner, hiding in an adjacent closet, or perhaps under the rug, there is an elephant. In our industry, the elephant centers on the pricing of aircraft, the true availability of inventory, the causes of the seemingly lower supply, and when availability will balance out. Among the many areas to be covered, along with live Q&A, this episode will answer:
  • Is the scarcity of available inventory causing price hikes?
  • How are supply chain delays hampering transaction timing?
  • Does the pre-owned market follow suit with other inflationary products affected by supply chain issues?
  • This webinar will allow our attendees to become engaged on this matter and give them the confidence to join in the evolving market space.
Your Post-Pandemic Promotion – Experts Help You Make the Case
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT
COVID-19 introduced severe disruption to the business aviation employment market, but it also provided opportunities for professionals to innovate, and provide value as never before. If it’s time to move up, this edition of NBAA News Hour will feature three professionals who will explain how they successfully made the case for career advancement in the COVID era.
Pilot Records Database Compliance is Weeks Away – What Should You Know?
Date/Time: Thursday, July 15, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT
On August 8, the FAA will begin requiring compliance for certain flight operations with the agency’s new Pilot Records Database (PRD). NBAA and its members were able to remove the most onerous provisions from the FAA’s original PRD plan – what criteria remain, and how can you ensure compliance, if needed? A panel of experts has your PRD-compliance briefing.
We’re Off to the Races – An Industry Roaring Back
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT
Sponsored Thought Leadership edition by: Mesinger Jet Sales
The Pulse Live – Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! With each passing week, it’s clear that business aviation is ready to take to the skies and soar once again. All the metrics – flight hours, fueling, maintenance, staffing – point to a bright horizon. Does your flight department have the right considerations in view? Join moderator, Jay Mesinger and veteran panelists for this exclusive discussion to ensure your company knows you’ve thought about much more than just a return to “normal.”
Improved Tools and Resources for Thunderstorm and Hurricane Activity – Are You Ready?
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT
Thunderstorm and hurricane seasons have arrived. The National Hurricane Center has increased the number of named storms considered an “average” season after they updated the 30-year data, just in time to forecast this as an “above-average” season. Both the FAA and the NWS have updated their thunderstorm tools, making them easier for operators to interpret, and to use them to try and mitigate some delays. This News Hour will highlight the enhancements made and how you can best be prepared for hurricane and thunderstorm season.
Flying Internationally in the New Norm is Anything But Routine – Are You Prepared?
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT
From operational guidelines, to manuals and authorizations, to training and aircraft equipment, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on business aviation, including for international missions. In this important discussion, sponsored by Aviation Manuals, you’ll hear from panelists with the expertise to ensure you’re prepared.
Returning to the ‘New Normal’ – Is Your Flight Department Team in Sync?
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT
Week after week, travel and vaccination statistics make one central fact clear: with each passing day, we are continually emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. As we roll up our sleeves to return to the skies, it is crucial we maintain the same level of safety, service, and efficiency we enjoyed pre-COVID, while also adapting to the drastic changes our industry has experienced.
GPS Interference Remains an Operational Challenge
Date/Time: Friday, May 14, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT
Have you experienced a loss of GPS signal or an anomaly during arrival or departure from a GPS-based instrument approach procedure? If so, there is a good chance the GPS signal in your operating area was jammed and you were unaware. Join industry experts as they share more on how they are working to ensure you receive the most relevant and up-to-date information on GPS jamming events and resources you can tap into to ensure your safety of flight and operations are minimally impacted.
Business Aviation’s Sustainability Focus: An Earth Day Discussion
Date/Time: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 11 a.m. EDT
Aviation professionals: It’s clear you and your company are laser-focused on sustainability. What are today’s aviation leaders doing to reflect that goal, and how to get started? This Earth Day edition of the NBAA News Hour will gather your peers from leading companies, who are meeting these challenges head on. Join us for a candid conversation and live audience Q&A.
Virtual Business Aviation Town Hall
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 1 p.m. EST
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will welcome FAA Administrator Steve Dickson to this Birtual Business Aviation Town Hall to discuss these critical topics:
  • The latest developments affecting the industry stemming from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
  • Greater adoption of safety management systems (SMS) within business aviation
  • FAA’s ongoing work toward its NextGen air traffic control network
  • The industry’s move toward greater sustainability and continued innovation in areas including supersonic flight and advanced air mobility (AAM)
In addition, there will also be time at the end for live Q&A from the audience. Don’t miss this chance to hear from and get your questions answered by the FAA Administrator.
Does Your 2021 Compensation Plan Reflect COVID-Moment Realities?
Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, 11 a.m. EST
The pandemic has upended a host of considerations for the business aviation workforce, with regard to hiring, compensation and other benefits. What are the emerging trends, and how might those impact hiring and benefit considerations for your flight operation, today and in the months to come? NBAA’s latest Compensation Survey, and our panel of experts, can help you make data-driven decisions for 2021.
COVID and New Orders from the CDC
Date/Time: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, 11 a.m. EST
The CDC recently implemented new mask and testing mandates for travelers. Join medical and operations experts to help you navigate the most recent policies enacted by the CDC, including compliance protocols, exemptions and experiences from operators coming back into the US.
Final IRS Excise Tax Rule – Implications for Aircraft Owners and Operators
Date/Time: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, 11 a.m. EST
NBAA’s successful advocacy efforts led to a new final rule from the IRS that provides certainty to aircraft management companies and owners on their federal excise tax (FET) obligations. Under the rule, the 7.5% FET on commercial air transportation is not due when owners conduct flights on their own aircraft with a management company’s assistance. This positive change has broad implications for the entire business aviation industry, from aircraft operators to brokers and aviation attorneys. Join members of NBAA’s Tax Committee to analyze the changes and learn best practices for your business.
COVID-19 Vaccine in Aviation – All Your Questions Answered
Date/Time: Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, 11 a.m. EST
The FAA’s recent decision allowing pilots to be vaccinated against COVID-19 without risk to their medical certificates comes as welcome news, but many people still have questions. This episode will look behind the news, to explain what the approval means for our industry, how the vaccine works and what to expect, while also covering live audience Q&A.
The Challenge of Diversity
Date/Time: Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, 11 a.m. EST
We all recognize that a diverse workforce is the key to building an amazing industry. However, in a career field such as aircraft maintenance, it’s difficult to achieve that when the majority of our talent pool is dominated by men. In this News Hour, Stewart D’Leon, NBAA’s Director of Technical Operations brings together some of our female colleagues for an honest discussion on what a male-dominated career field can do to attract a more diverse student population.
Making Tough Calls in the Interest of Safety
Date/Time: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Even when safety is involved, it can be very difficult to tell a passenger that their flight is delayed or canceled, especially when that passenger is a VIP or an executive at the company you work for. This episode will discuss:
  • How to break the difficult news effectively
  • Tips for managing expectations throughout the flight
  • The value of finding other options for your principals
Runway Performance and Winter Operations
Date/Time: Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) is providing pilots with more accurate and complete situational awareness of information about runway surface conditions. However, business aircraft operators are still facing challenges in assessing conditions at some airports. Join our panelists as they share more about Runway Condition Assessment Matrix (RCAM) and how to better assess braking action and performance during all season operations.
What is Deferred Maintenance and the Role of the MEL, CDL and NEF?
Date/Time: Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Picking up from last month’s Flight Plan Podcast: Minimum Equipment Lists 101, the NBAA Maintenance Committee joins members from the Small Flight Department Group and other industry colleagues to discuss Deferred Maintenance items. In this News Hour, we’ll further discuss how MELs are used, as well as bring Configuration Deviation Lists (CDL) and Non-Essential Furnishing (NEF) lists into the discussion.
Flight Planning Tips and Tricks
Date/Time: Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Ever wonder why your clearance looks nothing like your filed route or why you received a reroute when you don’t see weather or obstacles impacting your flight? Join us this Friday as we discuss the tips and tricks of pre-flight planning and those “gotchas” when it comes to operating in the National Airspace System that could potentially be avoided with some additional resources and planning.
Manufacturers in a New Normal – A Discussion on Emerging Tech and Product Delivery
Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Engine and airframe manufacturers are facing tremendous uncertainty, which is affecting their near term and strategic decision making. We will discuss how these companies are addressing the following challenges and finding opportunities within them.
  • Developing new business models for product and service delivery
  • Attracting and retaining a talented workforce
  • Prioritizing investments in emerging technology
Women in BizAv – Being Bold
Date/Time: Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Join moderator Kali Hague for a candid conversation with dynamic women in business aviation as they discuss the influence being bold women can have on personal career success, the business aviation industry, and the world we live in today. This influential panel most recently spoke on this topic at the 2020 Women in Aviation Conference to great acclaim!
Sustainability Summit Takeaway Talk
Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
NBAA’s Director of Technical Ops, Stewart D’Leon, brings back the moderators from the recent Sustainability Summit to talk about the big moments and get their perspective on the key takeaways. As always, we’ll be taking your comments and questions live, so join us and share your thoughts on the summit.
Ensuring Insurance Success
Date/Time: Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
At a time when it can be difficult to secure any insurance coverage, this webinar will explore the evolving state of the insurance industry and best practices for obtaining coverage. Brokers and underwriters will join us to discuss recent changes that lead to the hard market. We’ll also ask them to share tips for communicating with your broker and underwriter that ensure you convey a clear picture of your operation to secure coverage at the best possible rates.
Ski-Country Airports – Plan Now So You’re Prepared Later
Date/Time: Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
As winter quickly approaches, the need to prepare passengers and remind crews and staff about the challenges and threats related to winter operations is vital to maintain a strong safety culture. This episode will discuss:
  • Challenging approaches – like Aspen
  • Braking action, de-icing and hold times (oh my!)
  • How might COVID-19 affect winter ops?
Battle for Airport Access: Protecting and Advocating for Business Aviation Infrastructure
Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
We all recognize that protecting access to airports and airspace is essential in order for business aviation to thrive. Efforts to preserve airports like Santa Monica and East Hampton are vital to our industry and require tireless advocates for general aviation airports throughout the country. This webinar will share frontline intel on airport matters, valuable insights on how to advocate for your home airport, other airports that you and your company depend on, as well as:
  • Updates on SMO and HTO’s national precedent-setting battles
  • Tips to leverage important regulations to protect your airport
  • Tools and techniques you can apply right away to become a strong airport
Up to the Task: Gaining Trust in Advanced Air Mobility
Date/Time: Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
At first glance, the prospects of having readily available, convenient, and affordable air transportation as a substitute for traditional ground-based mobility is exciting to many, but concerns remain about public acceptance of this technology. This webinar includes a panel of experts in advanced air mobility (AAM) to discuss some of the technical and social issues that may hinder the growth of this exciting new industry.
A COVID Conversation: Reimagining Your Flight Department’s Value With Company Leadership
Date/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
The pandemic has had a sweeping impact on companies in every way, including travel for key employees. Some are reluctant to travel. Some may want to travel, but may not be knowledgeable about the flight department. This webinar will feature experts, with practical ways you can engage your company’s leadership, help them think in new ways about your flight operation’s value, and lead the way in getting your company flying again. You’ll have access to:
  • Ways to start a company-wide conversation about your flight department’s value, especially in an unpredictable travel environment
  • Real-world innovations flight departments have used to get leadership buy-in for resuming business aviation operations
  • Providing value in helping your company think through a new normal in travel planning
NOTAM and Aeronautical Information Modernization: What You Need to Know
Date/Time: Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Tired of sifting through 70 pages of NOTAMs to figure out what’s pertinent to your flight? Want to learn what is being done to help modernize Aeronautical Information while ensuring you have access to all up to date route information? Join us to hear from experts who are working this challenge collaboratively and the progress made to date as well as the changes planned moving forward.
Real-World Perspectives on Sustainable Aviation Fuels – Sponsored by Dassault Aviation
Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Ahead of a virtual industry sustainability summit this September, and just after the rollout of a new resource promoting the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels, NBAA will bring together operators and industry experts to have a candid conversation about the future role of SAF in business aviation. This episode, featuring your questions, will focus on:
  • Common myths about Sustainable Aviation Fuel
  • How SAF can help flight departments reflect corporate sustainability objectives
  • How companies are using SAF in their flight operations, today
Preparing Business Aviation For an Uptick in First-Time Passengers
Date/Time: Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Whether it’s to reach destinations with reduced airline service, or for other reasons, it’s clear that charter flights are getting a new look, in some cases, from new clients. This expert-guided webinar, including charter representation, will focus on:
  • Going behind the data: What’s really happening with charter traffic and other trends?
  • Are expectations from business-traveling newcomers changing, and if so, how?
  • What’s new to the charter experience, regarding in-flight connectivity and other considerations?
New Thinking About Safety Cultures
Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
For every flight operation, of any size, safety must be a core value. NBAA has a very special opportunity, with a combination of panelists who will bring unique perspectives from in and outside the industry, on continually building a safety culture. In this webinar, participants will discuss the following:
  • How can your organization use storytelling to effect change and improve safety?
  • How do psychology professionals view the way we internalize safety?
  • Are third-party safety audits valuable to me?
  • What are some practical tips for avoiding complacency?
  • How can a small operator make SMS practical for their operation?
Federal Excise Tax Update for Aircraft Management Companies and Clients
Date/Time: Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
For aircraft management companies, Federal Excise Taxes (FET) have presented long-standing challenges, and the IRS recently released a key Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). Learn about how this NPRM interprets the Tax Reform provision that makes clear FET is not due when aircraft owners fly on their aircraft with the assistance of a management company.
  • The background behind the tax reform management company provision and its impact on business aviation
  • Details on the IRS interpretation of this provision in the recently released NPRM
  • Next steps in the 60-day comment period and actions for NBAA members
Simplified Vehicle Operations: The Flight Deck of the Future
Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
As we explore emerging technologies and the opportunities that abound, the panel will explore how simplified vehicle operations (SVO) will alter the cockpit, impact aircraft certification and training as we embark on this new frontier.
Transporting Candidates for Election
Date/Time: Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
With election season well underway, you may be asked to fly a candidate running for public office. The FAA allows Part 91 to receive payment for the carriage of election candidates, but that’s only the start of the inquiry. Find out who can be onboard, who can provide payment, what are the tax implications, what documentation should be kept, and how this all intersects with FEC rules.
Virtual Business Aviation Town Hall
Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, 1 p.m. EDT
Join NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen as he welcomes FAA Administrator Steve Dickson to virtual Business Aviation Town Hall. During this hour-long event, these critical topics will be discussed:
  • Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on aviation, including pilot medical and proficiency extensions beyond September 2020
  • FAA’s rulemaking on the Pilot Records Database
  • Advancing FAA/industry collaboration on performance-based and data-driven safety enhancements
  • The ongoing NextGen transition, including future aviation workforce needs
  • Integration of advanced air mobility technologies into the National Airspace System
In addition to these important topics being covered, there will also be time at the end for questions from the audience. So, don’t miss this chance to hear from and get your questions answered by the FAA Administrator.
How eVTOL Technology Will Impact the Future of First Response
Date/Time: Friday, July 31, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Our society relies so heavily on well-equipped first responders, and the role that eVTOL technology will play in the future is evolving daily when it comes to medical emergencies and special missions applications. Our panel will discuss:
  • Potential applications for various eVTOL aircraft in first response
  • Timeline expectations for its emergence in our daily lives
  • Challenges our industry faces as we seek to introduce this emerging technology
New NBAA Resources to Support Members During COVID-19
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
As the COVID crisis continues, NBAA is committed to being the definitive voice and primary source for everything related to business aviation and COVID-19. Make sure you’re aware of the new products and services the association is providing for you, so you have the information you need, at a time you need it most. Equally important, take this moment to offer your perspectives on the ways NBAA’s services can better meet your needs. This webinar will cover:
  • The many forms of access and benefits your NBAA membership provides
  • How you can remain connected and informed with our digital content suite
  • Resources for ensuring your professional success in this turbulent job market
  • How NBAA’s regional representatives can help you address local COVID-related challenges
BizAv Back to Work Edition – LIVE LinkedIn Profile Review
Date/Time: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 12 p.m. EDT
Join ProResource’s lead social media coach, Ann Marie Beebout as she reviews three volunteer job seekers’ LinkedIn profiles LIVE on NBAA News Hour. In this episode, you’ll learn:
  • How to create a strong, professional brand online
  • High impact changes that can enhance your LinkedIn presence
  • Strategies for driving traffic to your profile
Beebout is a social media executive coach with ProResource, Inc. She works with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and executives to enhance their online presence. She often speaks to groups about the power of social media, detailing how social media can amplify their message, expand their audience, and help them reach their goals faster.
Ask Aviation Reporters What the Future Holds
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Be a part of this extraordinary opportunity with three veteran aviation journalists to discuss the industry’s outlook, in the pandemic and beyond. The reporters’ coverage has been published by The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNN, and others. Send your questions ahead, and NBAA will try to include them in this news-making conversation. We’ll also be accepting questions throughout the webinar using live Q&A.
COVID-19 Changing Aviation Noise Expectations: New ‘Fly-Quiet’ Info You Need
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
The thinning of aircraft traffic nationwide during the pandemic has heightened noise awareness in communities surrounding airports. In this episode, we’ll discuss:
  • Airport case studies, and innovative, new “fly-quiet” initiatives
  • Voluntary vs. mandatory noise-abatement programs
  • Potential regulatory changes on the horizon
  • The latest NBAA “fly-quiet” resources
Evolving Flight Disruptions and Restrictions During COVID-19
Date/Time: Friday, July 10, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
As cases of COVID-19 are spiking in some areas of the country, air traffic control towers and centers are seeing temporary closures, airports are constrained and many states are instituting a variety of travel restrictions on people coming and going. This episode will discuss:
  • Interruptions we are seeing in the National Airspace System
  • Recent and evolving state travel restrictions
  • Questions provided by our audience
Mentorship During COVID-19: Why It’s More Important Than Ever
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Working from home or socially distant environments makes interpersonal interaction difficult but that does not remove the need for strong mentorship networks! On the contrary, this is a great time to build relationships and develop mutual growth by working together through these challenging times. This episode will discuss:
  • The crucial need for mentorship during COVID-19
  • Virtual mentorship options and unique challenges to plan ahead for
  • Why everyone should not only be a mentor but also be mentored
Leadership During Change: 3 Ways to ‘Manage Up’ As a Leader In Tough Times
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
For all the challenges that exist during a crisis, it is also an opportunity for leaders to emerge and carry their peers into better days. Some might question, is it out-of-turn for people to speak up to address the problems they see? How does someone take the initiative to become a leader? What can you do to get others to listen and follow your example? To answer these questions and more, Former Air Force Officer and President & CEO of InSight Performance Group, LLC, Bernie Bradley, will join us to share her top 3 tactics for “managing-up” in these times of need.
Why the FAA’s NPRM on Pilot Reporting Is a Concern for Our Industry
Date/Time: Friday, June 23, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
The FAA is seeking feedback on a proposed rule that amounts to a complete overhaul in the way hiring air carriers access information about pilot candidates and places burdensome record-keeping and reporting requirements on Part 91 operators. This episode will unpack the contents of this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), why it is concerning, and how your voice can be heard.
Ligado’s GPS Threat and NBAA’s Work To Oppose It: An Advocacy Update
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
GPS reliability is more important for business aviation than ever before, especially in a NextGen air traffic system. NBAA has joined other industry stakeholders in expressing renewed alarm over a cellular provider’s long-running attempt to capture spectrum that might compromise GPS and aviation safety. What could their plan mean for your operations, and what’s being done to stop it?
From Commercial to Corporate: Hiring Tips & Considerations
Date/Time: Friday, June 19, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
With airline furloughs potentially on the horizon, business aviation will continue to see an uptick of resumes and incoming talent for various roles across the industry. Our panel of recruiters and HR professionals will discuss:
  • How to help pilots stand out in the crowd and transition to business aviation
  • What decisions flight departments should make for planning their own staffing
  • How hiring professionals can sift through the pile of resumes to locate the best candidates
Sanitizing Your Business Aircraft During COVID-19, Part 3
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
NBAA revisits aircraft desensitization to continue the high-demand discussion and to review unanswered questions from previous episodes during the fluid and evolving COVID-19 environment.
Preparedness and Expectations for this Hurricane Season During COVID-19
Date/Time: Friday, June 12, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
The hurricane season is upon us, and aside from being ready for the typical unknowns of major weather threats, COVID-19 has added yet another layer of concern that brings its own variables into the equation. This episode will discuss: expected hurricane activity for this season; preparation best practices for FBOs and operators; and additional challenges COVID-19 presents.
Employment Law Issues in the COVID-19 Environment
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Many states are beginning to ease restrictions and stay at home orders, allowing more employees to return to the workplace. As on-site operations resume, it is likely to spur a variety of novel employment law issues unique to these unprecedented times. On this News Hour episode, a group of legal experts from NBAA’s Regulatory Issues Advisory Group are prepared to answer questions related to employee leave, employee health monitoring, safety requirements and more.
Flight Operations Best Practices As We Emerge From COVID-19
Date/Time: Friday, June 5, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
As states around the nation begin to slowly emerge from stay-at-home orders, different forms of flight operations are making decisions about what the “next normal” will look like. This episode will discuss the challenges, ideas and best practices for dealing with FBOs, charter operations, and flight school during and after COVID-19.
Advancing Your Professional Development During COVID-19
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Staying at home during the pandemic and preparing for our post-COVID world means that this is the perfect time to increase your value and keep your skills sharp! This episode will discuss different options and paths for online certifications, education, and training so that your professional growth doesn’t stop.
What You Need To Know About Metroplex and Other Airspace Changes
Date/Time: Friday, May 29, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Join FAA’s subject matter experts along with NBAA to discuss recent and future changes in the national airspace system. Over the past few years we’ve seen several changes implemented while a number of other route changes, airway amendments and new arrival and departure flows will be updated and worked along the Atlantic coast and down into Florida airports. All of this work is related to the Florida Metroplex initiative and you will want to hear what is new as well as what is up and coming so you and your flight crew are prepared.
Video Engagement During & After COVID-19
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Whether we were prepared for it or not, COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders have forced our industry into an all-digital world. More than ever, the need for people to connect on a personal level has put video at the forefront of both internal and external communications. This episode will explain why the use of video is crucial for engagement and success, the best tactics for development and implementation, and why mastering video communication will still be necessary post-COVID-19.
How to Avoid Illegal Charters as We Emerge From COVID-19
Date/Time: Friday, May 22, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
As the nation fights to recover from the global pandemic, members of the traveling public may turn to business aviation for the first time. While this could reduce their exposure to COVID-19, it also introduces new risks. Join our panel of regulatory experts to find out how to determine what constitutes a legal charter, what makes a charter flight illegal, and how to tell the difference. Operators will learn legal options for cost-sharing and common pitfalls.
How to Recover Professionally from a Crisis
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
The COVID-19 pandemic has and continues to impact professionals across every industry. For the majority of young professionals, this is their first encounter with a worldwide crisis in their career and they are left facing these unprecedented times with little to no point of reference. During this News Hour episode, we’ve gathered industry veterans who have weathered the storm of various crises and sustained their careers while keeping their morale high. We will uncover lessons learned and provide strategies to navigate these uncertain times.
The Unprecedented Insurance Market & the Impact of COVID-19
Date/Time: Monday, May 18, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
COVID-19 has forced most of the aviation industry to come to a halt. The insurance market has been in a state nearly as unprecedented as the health of our nation. Premiums are increasing anywhere from 30% to as much as 300% due to accidents, natural disasters, and a shrinking pool of underwriters. We’re bringing together a panel of underwriters, brokers, and insurance experts to answer your questions on both manned and unmanned aviation insurance.
COVID 19 & Federal Excise Tax Suspension: Does it Apply to Your Business?
Date/Time: Friday, May 15, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) suspended federal excise taxes (FET) for commercial aviation operations until Dec. 31, 2020. While the suspension offers significant benefits to commercial operators, including Part 135 air carriers, it has also generated many questions. NBAA has been working directly with the IRS to understand how the suspension applies to business aviation and our panel of experts will answer your questions. If you have questions on how to apply the suspension to charter invoices, payments for trips before the passage of the CARES Act, need details on fuel tax credits and refunds, or have other concerns, join us this Friday for our NBAA News Hour webinar.
Sanitizing Your Business Aircraft During COVID-19, Part 2
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
NBAA revisits aircraft sanitization to continue the high-demand discussion and to review technologies not previously mentioned during the fluid and evolving COVID-19 environment.
Remote ID: Paving the Way Forward for UAS Integration
Date/Time: Monday, May 11, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
Join NBAA and our emerging technology member companies to discuss the FAA’s Remote ID proposed rulemaking and the recent announcement to collaborate with 8 companies to develop technology requirements for future Remote ID UAS Service Suppliers. Remote ID will enable drones to provide identification and location information while operating in the national airspace. Hear from industry experts on what the path forward looks like and how the industry-government collaboration will enable integration.
SFAR 118: Dissecting FAA’s COVID-19 GA Relief Package
Date/Time: Friday, May 8, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
The FAA just released a large package of specific relief measures for a variety of GA and BA operational needs in Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 118, which provides regulatory relief to persons who have been unable to comply with certain training, recent experience, testing, and checking requirements due to the COVID-19 outbreak. NBAA regulatory leaders will join FAA experts to examine the regulations that make relief available and the steps involved in their implementation.
Aviation Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
With a reduced presence of personnel at flight departments and airports during the COVID-19 crisis, maintaining consistent security can be a challenge. This panel of security experts will address:
  • Facility and aircraft security
  • Insider threat concerns
  • Passenger and baggage screenings
Additional discussion will cover broad security concerns given the current pandemic environment, fielded questions from the audience, and more.
Engagement at the Regional Level Despite COVID-19
Date/Time: Friday, May 1, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
The new “normal” looks different for everyone. Whether you’re adjusting to working from a home office, are pushing through a company halt, or are still flying the skies with new precautions, physical isolation does not mean an end to professional engagement. Local and regional groups and NBAA Regional Representatives are your go-to resource to remain engaged and active wherever you might be based. This episode will discuss the following and more:
  • How to participate in and remain up-to-date in local legislative issues
  • Why and how to virtually network within your region during COVID-19
  • Opportunities for students to engage with industry professionals
  • Concepts for virtual regional events
Innovation During COVID-19: Halted or Full Steam Ahead?
Recorded Wednesday, April 29, 2020
A hallmark of the business aviation industry is technological advancement, which comes from extensive research and development investment. How will COVID-19 impact investments in the aerospace industry? This NBAA News Hour webinar examines topics such as: How has our industry managed innovation during previous economic downturns? Have investors pulled back or are they doubling down? Will stay-at-home orders delay product launches, and if so, to what extent? Read a review of the April 29 webinar.
The Value of Virtual Audits During and After COVID-19
Recorded Monday, April 27, 2020
With social distancing and travel restrictions becoming our current normal, the need for audits continues. Several groups have stepped into the realm of remote and virtual auditing as a way of maintaining the structured focus in safety. This webinar answers questions such as: What are the current options and processes for virtual audits? How will virtual auditing evolve post-COVID? Is the FAA embracing virtual solutions? Read a review of the April 27 webinar.
Managing Workforce Challenges During COVID-19
Recorded Friday, April 24, 2020
The workforce environment has changed drastically since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies have shifted from an employee shortage to quickly needing to develop a management strategy of existing staff and financial stability. This webinar answers questions of interest to business aircraft operators regarding recruiting, employee engagement, employment benefits and more. Read a review of the April 24 webinar.
Humanitarian Operations and the NBAA HERO Database
Recorded April 22, 2020
Though business aviation is a tremendous asset to the economy and businesses, times like the COVID-19 environment emphasizes the value and opportunity for us to use business aircraft to help those in need. This webinar will tell the stories of companies involved in humanitarian operations from the perspectives of both a charitable organization and a Part 91 operator. It also will explain what the NBAA Humanitarian Emergency Response Operator (HERO) Database is, how the HERO initiative aids communities and citizens in times of crisis, and how NBAA member companies can get involved in humanitarian aid efforts. Learn more about NBAA’s HERO Database.
YoPro Legislative Update
Recorded April 20, 2020
The legislative environment is constantly evolving around COVID-19 and it’s important that young professionals have a grasp on how legislation is affecting them and what they can do to enGAge and drive positive change for business aviation. In this episode, the NBAA legislative team unpacks the most recent information and fields questions from the live audience. Read a review of the April 20 webinar.
Airports in the COVID-19 Environment and What You Should Expect
Recorded April 17, 2020
Our general aviation (GA) airports have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pavement will survive the health crisis; however, it takes people for this critical aviation infrastructure to continue to operate safely and to keep it ready for the recovery. In this interactive webinar representatives from GA airports across the country will share their perspectives on how they are tackling these challenges, and our panelist from the FAA will talk about the CARES Act funding to airports and what it means to business aviation. Read a review of the April 17 webinar.
Keeping Your Crew Fit for Duty in the Downtime
Recorded April 15, 2020
Fitness for duty – which encompasses medical health, mental health and fatigue mitigation – is essential to safety for personnel performing safety-sensitive functions. COVID-19 presents a particular challenge to preserving the routine policies, practices and processes that ensure fitness-for-duty standards are maintained. What steps should business aviation organizations be taking to support fitness for duty in their workforce? What are common mental health considerations for people in business aviation specific to COVID-19, and response? Read a review of the April 15 webinar.
FAA Transaction Guidance During the COVID-19 Crisis
Recorded April 13, 2020
The FAA Civil Aviation Registry has implemented a policy to quarantine for 72 hours all documents submitted to the registry for filing. This quarantine can complicate closings on aircraft transactions, and create a series of complications. What is the FAA doing to address this situation? What lessons have been learned from those who have needed to conduct aircraft transactions during this challenging moment? Read a review of the April 13 webinar.
Fleet Readiness: Maintenance Considerations Amidst COVID-19
Recorded April 9, 2020
COVID-19 has idled a number of flight crews and aircraft, prompting questions about maintenance best practices, so that aircraft are ready to return to service as needed. For example, is it best to place an aircraft in “preservation mode”, or take steps to preserve its airworthiness? What preparations should be made for returning to full operation? Read a review of the April 9 webinar.
COVID-19 and Catering Best Practices
Recorded April 7, 2020, 11 a.m. EDT
If you must conduct a mission in the current COVID-19 environment, you want to ensure that food-service standards are maintained on the aircraft and on the ground. What are operators doing to ensure such standards are preserved? Read a review of the April 7 webinar.
Does the CARES Act Apply to Your Company?
Recorded April 3, 2020
On March 25, 2020, Congress passed and President Trump signed sweeping legislation to provide COVID-19 relief to a host of industries, including companies in the aviation sector. This webinar features knowledgeable sources who will unpack the recently passed CARES Act, which provides relief for the business aviation community. What are the bill’s major provisions? Does the legislation apply to your aviation business? If so, what are the considerations related to tax conformity and other types of compliance? Read a review of the April 3 webinar.
Maintaining Flight Department Readiness Amidst the COVID-19 Spread
Recorded March 31, 2020
The unprecedented COVID-19 environment has raised a host of challenges for business aviation, including how can flight department managers ensure that their flight operations are ready for a mission on a moment’s notice? How can managers ensure that crews are safe, fit for duty and ready to fly on a continuing basis? And how can they effectively create a decision tree, or a crew-scheduling plan, in the current situation? Read a review of the March 31 webinar.
Best Practices for Cleaning and Disinfecting Business Aircraft in a COVID-19 Environment
Recorded March 27, 2020
NBAA recently produced an Aircraft Disinfection and Cleaning Procedures Guide with best practices for sanitizing business aircraft, a topic particularly in focus given the spread of COVID-19. This webinar will discuss disinfection and cleaning best practices, including COVID-19-specific sanitation practices, as well as broad recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read a review of the March 27 webinar.
When COVID-19 Causes ‘ATC-Zero’ Disruptions – Planning Considerations
Recorded March 24, 2020
In light of recent temporary, COVID-driven ATC zero moments, there is some chance that more of them will occur. What are the lessons already learned from those experiences? What do the experts recommend in the way of alternate planning? What resources does NBAA offer to provide real-time information on ATC developments? Read a review of the March 24 webinar.
Updated COVID-19 Guidance From Medical, International Ops Experts
Recorded March 20, 2020
On March 12, the FAA released a safety alert for operators (SAFO) outlining guidance for the aviation community – informed in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization – for limiting exposure and reducing the risk of transmission of COVID-19 onboard aircraft. Although the SAFO has been primarily developed for air carriers, the guidance has implications for passengers and crews in business aviation. Read a review of the March 20 webinar.