NBAA Announces Convention Safety Programs

 - October 22, 2012, 2:40 PM

NBAA plans numerous safety presentations at this year’s Orlando convention beginning with Cessna’s single-pilot safety standdown meeting on October 29 at 10:30 a.m. The standdown runs until 5 p.m. that day and focuses on cockpit information technologies and systems designed to support the decision-making process for aviators flying alone, in addition to best practices for ground operations and international flight planning. All presentations will be integrated with pilots’ actual experiences.

A town hall meeting called “Safety on the Horizon: Evolution or Revolution?” runs on October 30 from 10:30 a.m. until noon. While acknowledging business aviation’s solid safety record, this session asks what is really necessary to prevent the next accident. It also questions whether business aviation is ready for advances in technology, aircraft capability and pilot demands.

That same afternoon, NBAA attendees can meet the FAA’s associate administrator for aviation safety, Peggy Gilligan, who will discuss how the industry can best leverage business aviation’s safety expertise to reduce regulatory burdens, while improving safety.

The final safety session, called “Business Aviation Pilot Training for the 21st Century,” begins at 2:30 p.m. on October 31. At this session NBAA’s safety committee project team will present the results of its analysis of pilot training focused on improving the value proposition of training at FAA Part 142 centers.