Airline furloughs resulting from COVID-19 have led to a rise in the number of air carrier pilots now seeking new opportunities in business aviation. How should flight department managers prepare to bring them onboard? “In addition to flying proficiency and quantitative experience, it’s also important to look at the applicant from a holistic approach,” noted NBAA Domestic Operations Committee Chairman Jason Herman. “What type of experience and skills do they have, both inside and potentially also outside of the cockpit?”
In this episode of NBAA’s “Flight Plan,” host Rob Finfrock speaks with:
Lisa Archibald, CAM, Delta Air Lines first officer and a volunteer on Delta’s Master Executive Council
Jason Herman, CAM, chair of NBAA’s Domestic Operations Committee
Jennifer Pickerel, vice president at Aviation Personnel International
Among the ways that NBAA is celebrating Black History Month is by highlighting individuals who've found their careers in business aviation and who now are working to ensure similar opportunities are available to anyone seeking a place in the industry.
Despite the enormous challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, business aviation has once again proved to be nimble and adaptable. What impact might today's social, economic, environmental and geopolitical issues have on the health of the industry for the remainder of this year?
Many business aircraft operators have questions about their obligations under the numerous international regulations governing aviation carbon emissions. That's why it's important for operators to start measuring and managing their emissions and fuel burns.