Business aviation has never faced a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s no secret that both U.S. domestic and international business aviation operations have fallen dramatically over the past few months. How long should we expect these challenges to last, and what lies ahead for our industry? “We’ve been trained as a society to stay away from other people in a very short time,” notes industry analyst Brian Foley. “So I could make the case that business aviation will come back a little sooner than the airlines, and certainly those in the industry will take the demand as it comes and do what they can with it.”
In this episode of NBAA Flight Plan, host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Brian Foley, president of aerospace research and guidance firm Brian Foley Associates and contributor to Forbes.com
Doug Gollan, Forbes.com contributor and editor in chief of PrivateJetCardComparisons.com
We often think of mentorship as an older or more experienced person offering their wisdom to someone younger. While that is certainly important, consider also what you can learn from those who are closer to your own age or experience level.
Managers of small flight operations often work closely with their aircraft principal, which can be helpful when discussing matters affecting operational safety, especially when that means postponing a trip or arranging travel alternatives. Communication and trust are key to that relationship.
As demand soars for business aviation services, the industry must ensure a smooth and safe transition back to a new normal, said a panel of industry experts in the latest NBAA News Hour Thought Leadership webinar We’re Off to the Races – An Industry Roaring Back, sponsored by Mesinger Jet Sales.