Since 1972, operators of small aircraft for business purposes have relied on NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption to carry passengers and property, and charge for a flight, enter into timesharing, interchange or joint ownership agreements, or to conduct demonstration flights and receive compensation. Those covered by NBAA’s Small Aircraft Exemption include all piston aircraft, helicopter and turbine aircraft (single-engine or under 12,500 lbs.) operators, provided they are NBAA members.
The NBAA Small Flight Department Subcommittee created this members-only resource to help fellow small flight department managers keep their aircraft airworthy, preserve residual value of these assets, and resolve unscheduled maintenance events as quickly and safely as possible.
The NBAA Small Flight Department Subcommittee of the Domestic Operations Committee has developed a members-only resource, a series of webinars and several podcasts to help small flight department managers better communicate with the principal or senior management. Topics covered include budgeting, insurance, time sharing best practices, human resources, regulatory compliance and more.
NBAA-BACE is the world’s largest civil aviation trade show, serving as the premier event and annual meeting place for the business aviation community. Each year, NBAA-BACE offers education sessions tailored to small business aircraft owners and entrepreneurs who may be considering using business aircraft to help their business.
Small flight departments also benefit from NBAA’s extensive access to peers and industry experts, as well as industry guidance from the Management Guide and Compensation & Benchmark Survey, among NBAA’s other operational and management resources.