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Succession planning is a challenge across most industries today, and business aviation is no exception. The NBAA Business and Collegiate Aviation Pipeline Program Guide is an exciting new resource for the aviation community to use in developing the next generation of business aviation leaders.
The NBAA Business and Collegiate Aviation Pipeline Program Guide provides basic guidance on how NBAA Member Companies, regional business aviation associations, collegiate aviation degree programs and governance bodies can work together to provide mentoring and hands-on learning opportunities for aviation students, creating a pipeline of career opportunity that benefits the entire business aviation industry.
After learning foundational concepts in the university classroom, students can bring those ideas to life within the context of an actual business aviation workplace, through internships and mentorships with NBAA Member Companies or other industry organizations. Through regionally based pipeline programs, students can gain the necessary tools to succeed in business aviation careers and become future leaders in the industry.
This resource was produced with significant input from the NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee (CAMC) Professional Development Subcommittee, and it reflects their combined knowledge and experience when addressing important issues and challenges. Direct questions about this effort to NBAA Corporate Aviation Management Committee liaison Jay Evans at (202) 783-9353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- View NBAA's introduction on how to get started with business aviation internship programs.
- Review the NBAA Management Guide section on Flight Department Internships.
- View other NBAA professional development resources, including scholarship programs, for students and working professionals alike.
Faced With Workforce Shortages, Industry Must Attract New Talent
April 29, 2013
As the workforce in the industry grows older, attracting new talent has also become more difficult at a time when most analysts agree business aviation will enjoy double-digit growth over the next couple of decades. The combination of fewer pilot starts and fewer ways to offset time-building costs, combined with the coming increase in minimum flight times required for air transport pilot qualification, are indeed barriers to finding qualified pilots. Read more about the ways to attract new talent to the business aviation workforce in the years to come. NBAA interviewed three university professors to find out what steps the industry may take in order to attract the people it needs to thrive. Listen to the NBAA Flight Plan podcast.