January 2017

Reading Between the Logbook Lines

Reading Between the Logbook Lines

The real meaning behind the words “Maintenance,” “Inspection” and “Repair.” Three Airworthiness Responsibilities Maintenance is something actively done to maintain airworthiness before something breaks. Maintenance cannot usually be put off until the next annual inspection (although some maintenance functions are routinely re-done as part of an annual). Inspection is done to confirm that the maintenance Read More

Guppy School Learning the B737-800 NG

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. – C. S. Lewis We needn’t climb the 268 steps to the majestic Big Buddha (Tian Tan), at the Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong, China, to learn that embracing change is Read More

Inaugural NBAA Security Conference to Raise Bar on Business Aviation Security

Inaugural NBAA Security Conference to Raise Bar on Business Aviation Security

With security threats at home and abroad among the concerns for industry professionals, NBAA recently announced a new educational opportunity focusing on business aviation security. The inaugural NBAA Security Conference – to be held Jan. 24-25, prior to the first 2017 NBAA Regional Forum in West Palm Beach, FL – promises to help attendees raise Read More

NBAA Focus: NTSB Most-Wanted List Highlights Control Loss, Other Risks

The NTSB’s 2017-18 “Most Wanted” safety improvements list features 10 transportation-related priorities, including several that align with key risks identified by NBAA and other general aviation stakeholders. The list includes one item – loss of control in-flight (LOC-I) – dedicated specifically to general aviation. LOC-I is both on NBAA’s list of Top Safety Focus Areas, Read More

NBAA Focus: BAI Special Feature:  Training Your Passengers for Emergencies

NBAA Focus: BAI Special Feature: Training Your Passengers for Emergencies

(The following is adapted from an article published in the Nov/Dec. 2016 issue of NBAA’s member publication, Business Aviation Insider.) How alert are you when flying as a passenger in a business aircraft? Do you pay attention to the pre-flight safety briefing? What would you do if your phone or computer overheated and caught fire, Read More