This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, AviationManuals, a provider of aviation manual development services and safety management system software for business aviation, has developed a free, downloadable white paper for flight departments to update their flight operations and general operations manuals so they are prepared for travel health concerns. It plans to also develop one for FBOs.
“Formalized procedures in the form of quality operations manuals and an emergency response plan [ERP] can really help with preparedness and planning in times like these,” said AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier. "To prevent the spread of the disease, authorities stepped up precautionary measures, so it's good for everyone in an operation to be on the same page."
In addition to covering flight and general operations manuals, the eight-page white paper addresses updating safety management systems and ERP. It not only addresses concerns and planning specific to Covid-19 and other infectious diseases, but also procedures for addressing in-flight medical emergencies.