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SM4 Safety Resource Bulletin
JUly 2017 | A Safety Investment Initiative of Global Aerospace
SM4 Partner Feature
Why Angle of Attack (AoA)?
In order to take on the #1 cause of fatalities in aviation today we have to acknowledge that a broad deficiency exists in AoA awareness and AoA management. The reason is that most of us don’t have visibility of our actual AoA during flight—it is simply not displayed. And if it is displayed, it is not always effectively trained to or interpreted... Read More
SM4 Partner Feature
Crew Resource Management: Two Critical Mask Donning Checklist Items
By incorporating these two key steps into an emergency descent procedure, you can further reduce the potential for an incapacitation to the crew... Read More
UAS Insurance
Unmanned Aviation Risk Management, Accident Prevention, and Insurance
The topic of drones has gained much media attention and is surrounded by both controversy and uncertainty. Many are intrigued by the technology but wonder about its long-term merits, uses, and risks. In this article, Global Aerospace's Chris Proudlove describes recent developments in the drones industry and explores risk management and insurance options for those operating in and serving this commercial space... Read More
Space Travel Risk
Space Tourism: A New Exposure
How is the insurance community responding to this new and exciting frontier of Space Tourism? Is this an aviation risk or a space risk? Space insurance is very technical and most underwriters employ space engineers to provide expert knowledge on the launch vehicles and the payloads/satellites. However, this knowledge does not extend to passenger liability for space tourists, which many brokers/underwriters argue is more akin to aircraft passenger liability... Read More
Safety Culture
Torqued: Professionalism, Integrity, and Videotape
As aviation professionals, it is important in this age of ubiquitous video recording to be professional and demonstrate integrity. It used to be taught to all aspiring aviation workers—from the cockpit to the hangar to the ticket counter—that it is always important to do the right thing even when no one is looking... Read More
Human Factors
Managing Flight Department Personalities
An essential area of managing a flight department is to develop clear guidelines and goals for the team to know the expectations. Empowerment, creative problem solving, team- and self-growth, attention to detail and customer service are all core skills to be encouraged and worked into the operational mindset... Read More
News & EVENts

July 24 – 30, 2017: EAA AIRVENTURE
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Global Aerospace in Attendance
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Aug. 9 – 11, 2017: CBAA 2017 Convention and Expo (Canadian Business Aviation Association)
Abbotsford Tradex Centre – Abbotsford, BC
Global Aerospace in Attendance
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Aug. 15 – 17, 2017: Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition – LABACE 2017
Congonhas Airport – São Paulo, Brazil
Global Aerospace – Attending and Presenting: Diego Suarez
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Sept. 24 – 27, 2017: RIMS Canada Conference 2017
Metro Toronto Convention Centre – Toronto, Canada
Global Aerospace in Attendance
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Oct. 10 – 12, 2017: NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE)
Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport – Las Vegas, NV
Global Aerospace Attending – Booth C8725
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