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Raising Awareness to Assure System Safety

Marshalling Signals and the Need to Look Beyond the Aircraft As the next installment in the series on Assuring System Safety, we will examine the age-old topic of aircraft marshalling….

Posted on July 5, 2019
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Which Way Are The (Cultural) Winds Blowing?

It has been disturbing to read about the rash of general and business aviation accidents in recent months. I try to follow up on all of them by reading online…

Posted on July 5, 2019
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Assistance and the Holistic Approach to Aviation Security

Aviation threats and risks don’t only affect high-profile commercial operations. In fact, in some instances the threats may be more acute for smaller aviation organisations, which can operate in more…

Posted on April 1, 2019
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Is Your Flight Department Stuck? Create an Operating Plan in 12 Steps

Your flight department is likely very successful, having advanced through the stages of the IS-BAO registration process to Stage 2 or 3. Your safety record is outstanding and you seem…

Posted on March 4, 2019
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Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? How About Prioritizing More Sleep!

The New Year is a time to revisit old habits and kickoff new ones. There has never been a better time to listen to the sage advice of our moms…

Posted on January 14, 2019
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One Simple Truth to Guide Your 2019

A striking number of people – myself being one of them – begin each New Year with a list of things they personally hope to accomplish over the next 12…

Posted on January 14, 2019
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Change Management: What is it? When Should I Use it?

We are asked quite often for a detailed explanation of how to “manage change” and why we must do so in an aviation organization. The simplest answer is that changes…

Posted on July 12, 2018
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Developing a Safety Culture Through an Internal Pilot Qualification Program

As the small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) industry continues to grow rapidly, large organizations are latching on to this industry‐altering technology and creating various models to scale and implement unmanned…

Posted on June 1, 2018
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Key to Success: Business Aviation Performance Benchmarking

No doubt you’ve heard the buzz phrase “best in class” a thousand times. It sounds a bit over-the-top to hear an organization refer to itself as the best at something….

Posted on March 30, 2018