NBAA introduces single pilot operations manual template


Association publish a manual for light business airplane operators

As part of NBAA’s continuing commitment to
support Light Business Airplane (LBA) operators, the Association unveiled its
newLight Business Airplane Flight Operations Manual Template at NBAA/Cessna Single-Pilot Safety

The 18-page template includes six sections
that deal with the basic operational requirements: Organisation and
Accountabilities, Safety Management System, Standard Operating Procedures,
Qualifications and Training, Maintenance Procedures, and Security Procedures.
In addition, the document has five appendices: Risk Assessment Tool,
Airworthiness Checklist, Weight and Balance Form, Emergency Response Plan and
Trip Debrief Sheet (Hazard/Incident Report).

“Recognizing that LBA operators are an
important part of the NBAA Membership, the Safety Committee has produced a
resource for single-person, single-aircraft flight operations that would adapt
the operational best practices used by larger flight departments,”
explained Doug Carr, NBAA’s vice president, safety, security & regulation.
“Using this template will enable owner-operators to create a very simple,
yet very effective operations manual. And enhancing safety for all business
aircraft operators, regardless of size, helps everyone.”