Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-2239
2008-08-19

Ensuring VLJ Operational Safety: Learning to Ask the Right Questions 2008-01-2239

Very Light Jets (VLJ)1 could very well revolutionize regional air travel around the world for both business and pleasure by providing an affordable alternative for thousands of owner/pilots, small companies, and potential customers of on-demand air services. Unfortunately, there are also concerns that the VLJ may experience a surge of early deliveries and rapid growth followed by a series of tragic and preventable human-caused accidents. Many international aviation professionals feel that, in order to ensure VLJ operational safety, stakeholders must cause manufacturers, insurers, and regulators to address key questions about proposed VLJ training programs and their related human factors issues.

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