Effective Dec. 1, 2018

There are three NBAA member categories:

The qualifications and dues structure for each member category are detailed below. The online membership application will ask a few simple questions to identify your member category, then will calculate your dues based on the information you provide.

In addition, a Leadership Council member level is available to provide greater support to the association’s mission to promote an environment that fosters business aviation in the U.S. and around the world. Along with the full suite of NBAA member benefits, Leadership Council membership includes regular detailed political briefings, recognition on the NBAA website, exclusive invitations to functions at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition and more. Leadership Council members must qualify for membership in one of the categories listed above. Learn more about the NBAA Leadership Council.

Operating Members

An Operating Member can be any person or entity that owns or operates aircraft, primarily not for hire, as a transportation aid in the conduct of its business or activities, if it meets both of the the following criteria:

  • it uses pilots holding the qualifications required by the appropriate regulatory authority
  • less than 50 percent of its total sales volume, including that of all subsidiaries and affiliates, is from products or services sold to business aviation clients

Operating Members dues include a base of $215 and an additional amount per aircraft operated.

Base Fee $215
For each UAS add $50
For each Piston Aircraft add $50
For each Turbine Aircraft 12,500 lbs. or less add $205
For each Turbine Aircraft over 12,500 lbs. add $350
Maximum $5,500


Business Members

A Business Member can be any person or entity that has a commercial interest in business aviation and does not qualify for membership as an Operating Member. Applicants for Business membership must be engaged in a field of endeavor whose aims are consistent with the principles and interests of the association.

Business Member dues are based upon the company’s gross annual revenue.

Gross Annual Revenue Annual Dues
Up to $3 million $545
More than $3 million and up to $20 million $780
More than $20 million and up to $100 million $1,175
More than $100 million and up to $500 million $1,785
More than $500 million $2,750
Airport $295 (flat rate)


Airport Membership

Airports that serve the business aviation community may join for a flat rate of $295. To join as an Airport Member, please call NBAA at 866-363-4650. For the latest on airport issues or to learn about how NBAA is working to support airports every day, visit nbaa.org/airports.

Professional Members

NBAA’s Professional Member category is for any individual with a pervasive interest in business aviation.


Individuals who independently contract with the business aviation community to include: contract pilots, flight attendants, maintenance personnel and similar functions.
Aspiring Professional
Recent graduates, retirees, current and former military, individuals not currently employed by a company eligible for NBAA membership.
Anyone currently enrolled in a high school, college or vocational program.


Professional members are restricted to participation by only one individual per membership and are allowed only one listing in the Products & Services section of the member directory and website. Professional members are not eligible to exhibit, sponsor or advertise with NBAA, or access the NBAA Compensation Survey.