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February 2-4, 2021

Our Breaking News Scenario –“We have reports that a Boeing 767 aircraft has run off the end of the runway at a German airport after an aborted takeoff. There are reports of injuries, and possibly fatalities, among the crew and passengers. First responders are on the scene.

We also have reports that the cargo included a significant amount of COVID-19 vaccine, packed in dry ice.

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NOW FULLY VIRTUAL!

Save the date for our 15th annual Aviation Symposium!

February 2-4, 2021

“An Airplane Is Down…”
Emergency Preparation and Response in the Pandemic Era (and Beyond)

Our fully virtual 2021 symposium features panels and presentations on cutting-edge issues, as well as our annual full-scale emergency drill.

This year’s drill will respond to a fact-driven “accident” and will address the company GO team, corporate command center, family assistance, accident investigation and media, as well as the host of issues arising from any aviation accident or incident.

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An AERO Webinar on Emergency Preparedness and Response for Corporate and Business Aviation, Hosted by Go Crisis

November 17, 2020 – 11:00 to 12:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

In today’s world, corporate and business aviation has taken on an even greater importance.  One of the worst nightmares any corporate operator can have is the phone call that the aircraft carrying your employees has had an accident. … Read More

The impact of the pandemic has been felt by all individuals and businesses worldwide, and the aviation industry is no exception.

As airlines, cargo operators, charter and fractional operators have attempted to overcome operational challenges and recover financially, the industry has also adapted to different ways of doing business, including emergency response.

Join Mark Dombroff and Morgan Campbell for a discussion on how the aviation industry has adjusted and a look to the future.

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On March 16, 2020, the White House declared a national emergency, retroactive to March 1, 2020.  The resultant “shutdown” of our county has impacted every phase of life in America, with the aviation industry among the hardest hit.

It is not just private industry that is affected.  Both the FAA and the NTSB are also under “stay at home” orders. What this means, at least relative to the NTSB, is that accidents which have occurred during this period of shutdown have generally not involved a field investigation. … Read More

Each NTSB investigation poses unique problems for the parties involved.  Like a key entering a lock, each move a company makes needs to be just the right fit.  Nevertheless, in our collective 100+ years of experience guiding companies through the investigation process, we have found the list below to encompass the master keys.  They are, quite simply, the “Do’s and Don’ts.”.… Read More

On March 9, 2020, the Interim Investigation Report (“Report”) into the March 10, 2019, crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737-8 (MAX) was issued.  The Ethiopian Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau’s (“Bureau”)138 page Report devotes approximately two pages to a description of the pilot’s/copilot’s experience, hours, etc., and one page to Ethiopian Airlines training program.  There is virtually no analysis anywhere in the 138 pages of the crew’s performance. … Read More

Politico recently published the results of its investigation of the gaps in government agencies’ legal authorities to investigate space tourism accidents and impose safety protections for space launch participants. Politico’s article detailing the results of its investigation is comprehensive and sobering (A “Wild Environment’: Uncertain safety rules await space tourists,” December 25, 2019, https://www.politico.com/news/2019/12/25/space-tourists-safety-rules-089681). There is one particular aspect of the article, however, that calls for clarification – the authority of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to investigate commercial space law accidents.… Read More

In a recent post, we discussed the Safe Landings Act (H.R. 4166), pending legislation introduced in August of this year. In this post, we discuss another piece of pending legislation – the Safe and Quiet Skies Act of 2019.

The Safe and Quiet Skies Act of 2019 (H.R. 4547) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 27, 2019, by Representative Ed Case of Hawaii’s First Congressional District (located entirely on the Island of Oahu, including the City and County of Honolulu).… Read More