Compensation Survey

How do I submit Flying Safety Awards applications?

During the award application period, NBAA members may use the secure, online applications.

Any NBAA member company employees submitting applications must attest to the accuracy of the information submitted, and the data will be shared with the company’s member representative or designated company officer for review. Member representatives or designated alternates should notify NBAA at if there is inaccurate application data submitted by their flight department personnel.

An NBAA member website password is required to use the online applications. If you have forgotten your website password, visit the password reset form. If you not not have a website password, apply for a password now.

What is the time frame for the Flying Safety Awards?

The 12-month period commencing Jan. 1, 2023, and ending Dec. 31, 2023, will be used for calculating years and yearly hours.

What is the Flying Safety Awards application deadline?

All award applications must be submitted by May 15, 2024.

What do Flying Safety Award recipients receive?

NBAA Flying Safety Award certificates are now in print and digital form.

The printed certificates will be mailed to the company member representative in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Digital certificates will be disseminated to recipients via email through Accredible. Recipients will have the ability to post their safety recognition to their social media accounts.

What is the process for the NBAA member representative authorizing online applications submitted by their company’s employees through the website?

When an employee submits a secure online Flying Safety Award application via the NBAA website, the NBAA member representative will receive an email requesting that they verify the accuracy of the application. Member representatives or designated alternates should notify NBAA at if there is inaccurate application data submitted by their flight department personnel.

Can the NBAA member representative review their own application?

Yes, the member representative can review their own application. The integrity of the member representative is a key part of the entire program.

Can the NBAA member representative or a designated company officer apply on behalf of other employees?

Yes, NBAA member representatives or designated alternates may apply for individual safety awards on behalf of their flight department personnel.

Please ensure all employees for which you are applying are listed on your organization’s member roster. Include total times through year end 2023.

Can commuter flight time for a Part 135 operation be counted toward the Commercial Business Flying Award or the Pilot Safety Award?

No, only non-scheduled revenue-producing flights will be considered.

If members operate under both Part 91 and Part 135, can they apply for both the Corporate Business Flying and Commercial Business Flying awards?

Yes, members may apply for both the Corporate Business Flying and Commercial Business Flying awards.

Can previous flight hours from a non-member company be applied toward an award?

Yes, as long as the flight hours are in accordance with Corporate Business Flying or Commercial Business Flying rules as outlined in the Flying Safety Awards Rules.

Can the chief pilot, who also is the aviation department manager, apply for a Support Service Award as well as a Pilot Award?

Yes, but only one award application may be submitted per year.

Can a contract pilot, technician or flight attendant apply for an NBAA Flying Safety Award?

No, applicants must be employees of the NBAA member company. If the contract flight attendant holds a membership in NBAA, he or she is eligible to apply for the Support Services Award.

When there are company mergers, how should hours/years be counted?

Total up the hours from both companies as a cumulative total. The number of years would be taken from the flight department that has been in operation the longest without a disqualifying accident. If there were an accident in either company, only the years from the date of the accident to the present would be counted.

Does simulator time count?

Yes, as long as it is in support of the company.

Can we count the charter time that we purchase for company use?

No. Charter time may not be included in the applications for Corporate Business Flying awards.

Do partial years count toward the Avionics/Maintenance Technician, Scheduler/Licensed Dispatcher and Support Services awards?

Yes, if you have at least six months of service within a year, round up to the next year.

Are Unmanned Aircraft Pilots Eligible for a Pilot Safety Award?

Yes, unmanned aircraft pilots are eligible to apply for a Pilot Safety Award. Rather than tracking flight hours, only years of accident-free flying need to be reported on a Pilot Safety Award application for an unmanned aircraft pilot.