Effective July 1, 2019

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 Member dues include a base of $225 and an additional amount per aircraft operated.

Base Fee $225
For each UAS add $50
For each Piston Aircraft add $55
For each Turbine Aircraft 12,500 lbs. or less add $225
For each Turbine Aircraft over 12,500 lbs. add $385
Maximum $5,900

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 $580
More than $3 million and up to $20 million $825
More than $20 million and up to $100 million $1,235
More than $100 million and up to $500 million $1,875
More than $500 million $2,850
Airport $305 (flat rate)

Airport Membership

Airports that serve the business aviation community may join for a flat rate of $305. 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 person with a pervasive interest in business aviation.

Any person with a pervasive interest in business aviation who independently contracts with the business aviation community, including: contract pilots, flight attendants, maintenance personnel and similar functions.
Aspiring Professional
Recent graduates, current and former military, persons not currently employed.
Retired Professional
Any person previously employed in business aviation.
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. They are not eligible to exhibit, sponsor or advertise with NBAA, or access the NBAA Compensation Survey.

Join by Mail or Fax

Download the Operating and Business Member Application (PDF)

Download the Professional Member Application (PDF)

To join by fax, complete the application, including credit card information, and send it to 202-540-9249.

To join by mail, send completed application and check (payable to NBAA in U.S. Dollars) to:

Attn: Membership
P.O. Box 55481
Boston, MA 02205-9981