A VBACE panel of executives from VistaJet, Bombardier and the National Business Aviation Association said customers, particularly big companies, can help drive private jet sustainability
A panel during VBACE, a virtual rendition of business aviation’s annual conference canceled due to COVID-19, concluded that the industry’s drive for sustainability has multiple facets. However, sustainable aviation fuel has the opportunity to make the biggest impact fastest.
Magellan Jets VP of services and support says new jets aren’t necessarily better than old for reliability, and big isn’t necessarily better than small when it comes to private jet operators.
One of the more robust private aviation provider blogs is at the Magellan Jets website. The seller of jet cards and on-demand charter has a regular flow of interesting content as well as publishing some good guides about different aspects of private jet flying. Recently we read a piece by Todd Weeber, the vice president of services and support titled, “5 Questions Everyone Should Ask About Aircraft Maintenance.”
Flying by private jet has never been safer, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
For the first time in half a century, the 2016 accident rate in general aviation dropped below one fatal accident per 100,000 flight hours. General aviation deaths decreased slightly, from 416 in 2015 to 412 in 2016, according to the NTSB. Some 94 percent of the 379 deaths occurred in general aviation accidents. Twenty-five people died in accidents in commuter and on-demand aircraft, including charter, air taxi, air tours, and medical services, operating under Part 135. The General Aviation decrease occurred while other forms of transport — cars, trains, and boats — all showed increases.
IS-BAO promotes “high quality operating practices” for private aviation. Below is the list of over 700 IS-BAO registered business aircraft operators updated October 2017
International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) is designed to promote use of high quality operating practices for international business aircraft operations by establishing a framework for effective safety and operational processes, providing tools to perform gap analyses to facilitate the implementation of best practices and delivering a Safety Management System appropriate to the profile of the particular private aviation operator.