Cover photo of a Pilatus PC-24 by Mike Fizer, courtesy of Pilatus Aircraft.

Sept/Oct 2023

Business Aviation Insider’s 2023 Management Issue offers operators insightful strategies for re-evaluating their pilot hiring criteria amid workforce challenges, a feature article examining ways to increase the number of aviation maintenance technicians entering the job market and guidance on how to win support for your operation by touting its value, successes and accomplishments.


Looking at Pilot Hiring Through a New Lens

Now more than ever, it's time to consider “the complete pilot” instead of simply looking at their logbook, experts say. Succeeding in this competitive and dynamic workforce environment requires new approaches and considerations.
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Widening the Technician Hiring Pipeline

The industry is trying new ways to increase the number of available business aviation maintenance technicians including communication, cooperation and regulatory overhauls regarding technical schools.
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Toot Your Own Horn: Bizav Operators Tell Their Own Stories

Advocates say it’s important to help remove the mystery of business aviation by showing its value, whether that means describing humanitarian and charitable activities or sharing its positive economic impact on the community.
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Corning Aviation: A ‘Self-Dispatch’ Operation

Winner of NBAA’s 75-year Flying Safety Award in 2022, Corning has relied on business aviation for decades to connect executives and employees to their global headquarters and research hub in one of the most remote areas of the Eastern U.S.
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Effective Tax Tips for Small Business Aircraft Operators

Three experts share tips on how small businesses and owner-operators can avoid potential tax pitfalls related to their aircraft.
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Aviation Maintenance Technicians Can Aspire to Lead Flight Departments

No single path – pilot, maintenance or scheduling/dispatch – provides all the needed experience to lead a flight operation, say experts. AMTs aspiring to reach that goal should identify and address their knowledge gaps.
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SAF Use Gaining Traction, Advocates Say

Sustainable aviation fuel – a cornerstone of business aviation’s plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 – is gaining momentum, users say, but cost and availability remain challenging.
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Measuring the Value of Business Aircraft Shuttles

Operators say business aviation shuttles significantly reduce overall travel costs year after year while serving as cost-effective tools that save untold amounts of valuable time.
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President’s Perspective

Helping You Manage the Quickening Pace of Change

In today’s world, business aviation flight operations must reflect company priorities, report measurable results against annual objectives, and adapt to changes in the workforce and workplace.
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Flight Bag

Resources: Management

These valuable NBAA tools and guidelines are designed to enhance and improve your business aviation management skills.
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Capital View

NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy Talks Safety and Myth-Busting

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board discusses safety management system scalability, runway incursions and introducing advanced aviation mobility into the National Airspace System.
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Regional Representation

NBAA Hosts First In-Person Local, Regional Roundtable Since 2019

Focusing on helping business aviation to grow and thrive, leaders of local and regional bizav groups from across the nation gathered to discuss advocacy, workforce development and member engagement.
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Regulatory Hot Topics

Dry Leasing Do’s and Don’ts

Dry leasing can be a very useful tool in business aviation, but it’s also complex. Here are 10 tips for avoiding potential pitfalls as an aircraft dry lease lessor or lessee.
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Pro Tips

Young Professionals: Are You Management Material?

For people thinking about climbing the business aviation management ladder, NBAA YoPros offer ideas for evaluating potential and improving leadership skills.
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Management: Are Your Business Aviation Assumptions Creating Problems?

Sometimes in business aviation, when flight operations over-deliver, things backfire. Experts reveal ways to protect yourself from assumptions that may create inefficiencies and miscommunications.
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Management: Policies for Personal Use of Business Aircraft

Does your operation have policies for personal use of business aircraft? Flight operation managers and aviation tax experts share their ideas for best practices.
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Member Central

NBAA Members Save on Southwest Airlines Flights

NBAA has partnered with Southwest Airlines® to offer members an exclusive 3% discount on Anytime and Business Select® fares, where eligible.
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New Horizons

Robert Duncan on the Future of MRO

In addition to sharing his thoughts on workforce development and emerging AAM platforms, the MRO pioneer singles out what he believes is Duncan Aviation’s greatest accomplishment.
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