Business aviation has a long-term commitment to make the industry more sustainable. While many flight operations already have implemented programs to reduce their carbon emissions and other waste products, the process can seem daunting for those that haven’t yet started. Three members of NBAA’s Environmental Sustainability Subcommittee offer tips on how to begin the journey toward sustainability. “No. 1: There’s no magic bullet,” advises Scott Cutshall with Clay Lacy Aviation. “No. 2: You don’t have to do everything tomorrow. If everybody in the industry starts doing something, the collective impact is going to be enormous.”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Nancy Bsales, COO, 4AIR
Scott Cutshall, CAM, senior vice president, development and sustainability, Clay Lacy Aviation
Scott Evans, director of demonstration, airborne customer support and corporate flight operations, Gulfstream Aerospace
Although business aviation is not a cause of aviation system delays, weather and other factors can pose unexpected travel challenges. If business aviation is in your planning this holiday season, it's best to prepare for potential delays.
Attracting the next generation of business aviation professionals is a top priority throughout the industry, and local and regional groups are often the first point-of-contact for students and young people seeking information about the industry and its potential opportunities.
The end of the year is often a stressful time for business aircraft operators that are grappling with tax issues, particularly if they've purchased an airplane hoping to take advantage of higher bonus depreciation rates. Aviation managers shouldn’t wait until the final weeks of the year to develop their tax strategy.