NBAA Releases Tips for Using Owner-Flown Aircraft for Business

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Washington, DC, July 26, 2010 ) – Owner-flown aircraft can provide companies with all of the efficiency, productivity and financial benefits that can be realized with business aviation. To best serve company employees who are considering whether an airplane can help them in the conduct of businesses, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today released a new primer, titled How to Use Your Airplane for Business, which provides practical guidance on how and why companies should consider allowing the use of personal, employee-flown aircraft for business purposes.

“NBAA has always promoted the use of aircraft in the conduct of business, but companies sometimes overlook the idea of putting an employee’s aircraft to work to make business travel efficient and productive,” said Mike Nichols, NBAA vice president of operations, education & economics. “How to Use Your Airplane for Business provides companies and employee-pilots with the guidance they need to formulate a policy that will encourage use of personally operated aircraft in the course of their business.”

The resource outlines key advantages for both employees and employers when utilizing owner-flown aircraft for their business, and offers advice for employees seeking to convince their employers of the benefits of using owner-flown aircraft.

The primer also provides guidance on how to proceed even after the decision to make use of owner-flown aircraft has been made. Specifically, this includes direction on how to create a company policy covering the use of the owner-flown aircraft, and ideas on how to determine policy goals.

The topics covered in this new NBAA resource will also be the subject of several education sessions at the upcoming Light Business Airplane Conference, produced in conjunction with the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010), to be held in Atlanta, GA, from October 19 to 21, and again later in the year, in conjunction with the AOPA Aviation Summit in Long Beach, CA, from November 11 to 13.

Hard copies of the primer are available now at NBAA’s big white tent, #465 on the flight line, at the 2010 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI.

To view and download an electronic copy of How to Use Your Airplane for Business, visit

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 8,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at

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