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NBAA Unveils Flight Department Essentials: Helping Your Business Take Flight

New Product Outlines the Basics of Flight Department Operations

ORLANDO, FL, November 9, 2005 – At its 58th Annual Meeting & Convention, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today unveiled a new product titled Flight Department Essentials: Helping Your Business Take Flight. NBAA produced the entry-level resource to take the confusion out of setting up a business aviation operation and bring rigor to the safety and management processes for individuals and companies planning to utilize business aircraft.

While Flight Department Essentials is specifically designed for existing and potential consumers of new single-pilot aircraft (including very light jets, or VLJs), the product is also a useful tool for those considering or recently entering into the owner-flown market with traditional single-pilot aircraft.

"The introduction of single-pilot and technically advanced aircraft into the business aviation marketplace marks the beginning of an exciting era in business travel," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. "Flight Department Essentials will serve as a fingertip resource that covers the basics of flight department operations, and we are pleased to make this tool available to our Members."

Topics explored in Flight Department Essentials include the following:
  • Is Business Aviation Right for You?
  • Business Aviation Safety
  • Aircraft Acquisition Planning
  • Business Aircraft and the FAA
  • Staffing the Flight Department, Developing Passenger Travel Policies
  • Flight Operations
  • Aircrew Training
  • Airports and Facilities
  • Tax and Budgeting Issues
  • Aviation Insurance Issues
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Business Aviation Security
  • Terms and Acronyms
  • Supplemental Lift
  • International Operations
  • Technological Advances
A CD-ROM resource, including information from many additional NBAA publications, is included with Flight Department Essentials. NBAA Members can purchase the product by contacting NBAA's Washington, DC offices at 1-800-FYI-NBAA or publications@nbaa.org.

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Founded in 1947, NBAA serves more than 7,000 Member Companies by promoting the aviation interests of organizations utilizing business aircraft in the United States and worldwide. The association 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 www.nbaa.org.