Products Unveiled To Enhance Safety for VLJ Pilots

April 16, 2007, 12:20 PM

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and NBAA have released two new products designed to enhance safety for pilots of very light jets “and other technically advanced aircraft.” IBAC and NBAA have produced a new supplement to the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) that provides guidance for applying a set of best practices to the VLJ and single-pilot environment, with particular attention to safety management systems, flight operations procedures and training. The two organizations have also developed a generic operations manual explicitly for single-pilot operation of VLJs that provides a template for operators to apply IS-BAO to various types of operation, from a small owner-flown structure to a large corporate flight department. The IS-BAO supplement and operations manual are designed to complement a new NBAA resource for pilots–“Flight Department Essentials: Helping Your Business Take Flight.” According to NBAA, “The full suite of resources will provide operators of VLJs and other technically advanced aircraft with guidance materials, sample programs, systems and procedures to establish and maintain a safe and efficient operation.”

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