Personnel Considerations

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Personnel Considerations

There are a variety of factors to consider when assembling a staff for supporting business aircraft operations, and the needs for each business are as diverse as the industry itself. Because each operation is unique, this portion of NBAA's web site is intended to provide guidance on some of the factors worth taking into consideration when making decisions about the personnel required for a given company's business aviation needs.

  • Qualifications

    Qualifications

    Requirements and qualifications for crewmembers vary depending on the nature of the flight operation. Learn more.

  • Staffing Levels

    Staffing Levels

    The number of staff needed for a given flight operation varies from one business to the next, but there are some rules of thumb to consider. Learn more.

  • Medical Issues

    Medical Issues

    The type of pilot medical certificate required depends on the nature of the flight operation being conducted. Learn more.

  • Age 60

    Age 60

    The "Age 60" rule refers to the retirement age for airline pilots, which was recently raised to 65 years of age. While this isn't binding for domestic business aviation operations there are implications for international flights. Learn more.

  • Internship Programs

    Internship Programs

    Employers in business aviation know that graduates with internship experiences are highly attractive candidates for employment. There are a number of important factors to consider in developing an effective internship program. Learn more.