July 29, 2020

Over the past several months, NBAA has unveiled a wide-ranging roster of new products and services to members – so many that keeping track of them all may be difficult. A recent NBAA News Hour webinar highlighted how these new offerings work together to keep members informed and educated about the latest developments in the industry.

“Recognizing the urgency of this moment, NBAA made the determination to be the definitive source for everything related to business aviation and COVID-19,” said moderator Patrick Haller, NBAA senior director for membership and member services. “We needed new distribution channels to engage and inform all members like never before.”

In addition to biweekly News Hour webinars, NBAA Senior Vice President, Communications Dan Hubbard also highlighted the new NBAA Insider Daily, featuring the latest headlines from across the industry. He noted that, over time, the product’s algorithm learns the reader’s specific areas of interest and tailors articles for them. Learn more about NBAA Insider Daily.

NBAA also recently announced a new, digital version of its flagship publication Business Aviation Insider that functions as a continually updated news hub on a wide range of industry issues and trends. “We want people to have information immediately, whenever they want it and on whatever device they want it on,” Hubbard said. Learn more about Business Aviation Insider.

Jo Damato, CAM, NBAA’s vice president of educational strategy and workforce development, noted these offerings also complement resources such as NBAA’s established Professional Development Program courses, the Six Months to CAM program and the well-received NBAA GO series of on-demand virtual professional development programming. Learn more about NBAA’s professional development offerings.

“What they all have in common is how you’re making deposits to invest in your industry by getting smart on what’s happening,” she said. “These offerings take that to the next level [by enabling you to] invest in yourself. It’s always a good time to invest in your professional development.” NBAA’s upcoming Virtual Career Fair on Aug. 12 provides another opportunity for business aviation professionals to find new opportunities in the industry, Damato added. Learn more about the Virtual Career Fair.

NBAA’s longstanding network of regional representatives covering the U.S. has become even more important in the COVID-19 era, said Steve Hadley, NBAA’s regional program director and Southwest regional representative. “Over the years we have developed a network of how we communicate with our members,” he said. “With COVID-19 it is critical to provide information on a real-time basis as well as we can.” Learn more about NBAA’s regional representative program.

As one example, Hadley pointed to members’ questions about state-by-state travel restrictions. “These restrictions can change on a moment’s notice, which sometimes means a conversation between an operator and their regional representative about the particulars of the proposed trip can help them make an informed decision,” he said. NBAA members may also find the latest information specifically related to COVID-19 on a special section of the association website. Review NBAA’s COVID-19 resources.