Gates Aviation have developed and written the Emergency Response Planning Guidance Manual for the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA). This manual is available to all European Business Aviation Operators.
“Thanks to excellent work by Association member Gates Aviation, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is offering all Europe-based business aircraft operators comprehensive guidance material on Emergency Response Planning. Produced in the form of a digital Emergency Response Planning Guidance Manual on CD-Rom, it is available to order via the EBAA website(www.ebaa.org).
The aim of the manual is to assist business aircraft operators in meeting the November 2010 mandatory compliance deadline for a Safety Management System – which includes an Emergency Response Plan – set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).”
“The EBAA conducted a survey at the end of last year, which indicated that just under one-third of business aircraft operators do not possess an Emergency Response Plan; many do not have an incident alert process in place; less than half have departmental response procedures; most have not provided emergency response training and just under half have never tested or exercised their response plans,” explains Brian Humphries, EBAA President and CEO. “In order to mitigate reputational damage and minimize the impact of an incident or accident on a company’s bottom line, it is vital that business aviation operators are equipped with a competent and fitting emergency response.”
The manual was developed by Gates Aviation, together with members of an ERP Steering Group led by EBAA and comprising representatives from the following companies: Bombardier Inc.; ExecuJet Aviation Group; IBAC; Dassault Aviation; Flight Safety International; British Helicopter Association; Tyrolean Jet Services; and VistaJet. “This significant contribution to safety would not have been possible without the excellent work done by Gates, illustrating their commitment to the industry and our Association” said President and CEO, Brian Humphries