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Resources: Workforce Development

NBAA has developed numerous resources to help business aviation meet its current and future workforce challenges.

Internship/Externship guide

Developed by NBAA’s Business Aviation Management Committee, the Internship and Career Guide provides guidance on how companies, collegiate aviation programs, regional business aviation groups and government entities can work together to build business aviation career programs that support the next generation of industry leaders.

Mentoring Network

NBAA’s national mentoring network matches qualified industry veterans with rising stars to foster a collaborative environment for professional growth. Mentors and mentees are paired based on location, industry objectives and other factors to provide fulfilling professional development experiences.

Young Professionals in Business Aviation

NBAA’s Young Professionals in Business
Aviation (YoPro) group is dedicated to building relationships among emerging industry leaders through various networking opportunities.

NextTech for NextGen

This initiative is designed to enable maintenance technicians to service aircraft with new technology systems through:

  • Creation of a new industry standard for those in the aviation maintenance profession
  • Ensuring educational and training standards are in place to develop a qualified workforce
  • Engaging regulatory authorities to amend outdated regulations
  • Promoting business aviation maintenance to the next generation

13% of the pay of the average pilot is given in the form of a bonus. (Source: NBAA Compensation Survey)

By the Numbers: Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act late last year will pay dividends in terms of upgrading general aviation infrastructure across the United States and allocating funds to help address aviation’s workforce challenges.

Funding for the Airport Improvement Program: $500 million per year for the next 5 years for GA airports $5 billion to FAA over next 5 years for towers and other ATC facilities Funding for Promoting Service in Transportation Act: $5 million per year from 2022 to 2026 for public service campaigns to promote a broad array of transportation careers, including pilots, mechanics, and engineers

NBAA Connect

This is the new online marketplace and community for business aviation. Buyers can browse more than 200 products and service categories, and companies can share brochures, white papers, videos and more.

Compensation Survey

NBAA’s annual compensation survey will be starting soon. Those who did not participate in the 2021 survey but would like to purchase the results should email

Nov/Dec 2023

Resources: 2023 NBAA-BACE

NBAA’s annual convention offers attendees an opportunity to immerse themselves in all things business aviation.
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Sept/Oct 2023

Resources: Management

These valuable NBAA tools and guidelines are designed to enhance and improve your business aviation management skills.
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July/August 2023

Resources: Technology

Here are just a few resources that NBAA offers to help members stay current on new developments and to safely apply them to their businesses.
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May/June 2023

Resources: Safety

NBAA offers valuable guidance on several safety-related topics including inflight safety, hangar and ground safety, small-flight operators, single-pilot operations and the association’s Safety Manager Certificate Program.
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