A customized online training tool that provides pilots flying into and out of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) free access to safety information about the airport, including its location, layout, operations, regulations, and safety and security procedures has been launched by he National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) Safety 1st program together with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
With the extensive use of interactive graphics, NATA’s Safety 1st Flight Crew Briefing presents pilots with views of runway incursion hot spots, scenarios representing common pilot errors, security procedures, and other information that is critical to safe aircraft operations, according to association officials.
The training tool is available to any interested person at no charge by clicking here.
NATA launched NATA’s Safety 1st Flight Crew Briefing for Teterboro Airport (TEB) in June 2008. Since the training tool’s inception, more than 250,000 “hits” have been recorded. “We are thrilled at the industry’s acceptance, use and promotion of this effective educational and safety tool,” remarked NATA President James Coyne. “The Newark Liberty International Airport module is a critical addition to this aviation safety initiative because the airport sees such varied types of aircraft traffic. We are also confident the Newark briefing will make great strides to prove the airport’s commitment to safety to flight crews and members of the surrounding community as the Teterboro module has done.”
Several aircraft operators require their flight crewmembers to complete the Teterboro Airport course as part of their pilot training, NATA officials note.