The following PDP objectives were adopted on March 12, 2010. NBAA’s PDP curriculum objectives are guides to assist educational providers in the development of courses relating to the management of a business aviation flight department. Within a curriculum a given course may cover several objectives or only one objective. Each objective must be substantially covered in the course.

This list of objectives is not intended to cover everything that needs to be taught in flight department management. Rather, it is meant to provide guidance on the practical aspects of dealing with flight department management that should be included in the curriculum. NBAA will periodically revise this outline to keep curriculum providers abreast of relevant issues and changes to be addressed when developing PDP courses.

Download the comprehensive list of all PDP course objectives (1.6 MB, PDF)

Any questions regarding these objectives should be directed to the NBAA staff at 202-783-9000 or