NBAA’s Strategic Engagement article series looks at how flight department managers can help ensure a positive, effective relationship with the company’s headquarters. It provides management tips and tools for Part 91 operators both large and small.

Summary of articles in the series:

  • Part 1: Closing the Gap Between Hangar and Headquarters – Flight department managers are finding that participating in a company’s activities and planning are essential. Read this story (PDF).
  • Part 2: The New-Generation Aviation Director – It takes a strong flight department leader who is attuned to the business needs of the company to bridge the gap between hangar and headquarters. Read this story.
  • Part 3: Becoming Strategic Partners With Company Headquarters – This five-step plan can strengthen your flight department’s relationship with company headquarters “downtown.” Read this story.
  • Part 4: Managing Your Flight Department Like a Business – Flight departments usually are not considered revenue-generating organizations, but they still should be managed as a business unit. Read this story.

Only NBAA members can download the complete Strategic Engagement series in PDF format.

This series of articles was originally published in Business Aviation Insider, the official magazine of NBAA, between May/June 2015 and November/December 2015. Learn more about Business Aviation Insider and download the mobile app for iOS and Android tablets.