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The Path to a Business Aviation Career
Business aviation needs talented young professionals like you. That's why NBAA is giving you the tools to go farther, faster.
As an undergraduate or high school student interested in aviation, you have plenty of options for your career path. Business aviation offers the greatest diversity of roles, aircraft and missions, as well as outstanding mentoring and networking opportunities.
Explore a Career Path
Business aviation is the use of any general aviation (GA) aircraft for a business purpose. GA includes all flights that are not conducted by the military or the scheduled airlines. The business aviation community consists of companies of all sizes that rely on many different types of aircraft, as well as the services that support flight operations. Learn more about business aviation.
NBAA provides resources for pursuing a variety of careers in business aviation, including:
- Aircraft and crew schedulers or dispatchers
- Flight attendants
- Safety and security specialists
- Ground support specialists
- Aircraft manufacturing and design specialists
- Specialists in aviation law
- Specialists in aviation finance
- Charter sales professionals
Ways to Get Started
Apply for one of NBAA's growing number of scholarships, offering more than $100,000 each year for tuition reimbursement and other education opportunities.
Take advantage of NBAA's robust syllabus of On-Demand Education resources, which offer live webinars led by subject matter experts on the most current industry topics.
Build your network and find career mentors at NBAA's many event-based networking opportunities, including the Careers in Business Aviation Day, held annually at NBAA's flagship Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. Use the Regional Groups Directory to find a business aviation group close to you. And when graduation looms large, use the NBAA Jobs Board to help you take the first step into the professional world of business aviation.
If your school is an NBAA Member or UAA member, you have access to exclusive Members-only pricing for NBAA events and education sessions, as well as Members-only sections of this website. Call (866) 363-4650 or email [email protected] to get set up with a password.
NBAA offers a growing number of scholarships to support students in various segments of business aviation. Scholarships are available both to those seeking to enter the industry and those looking to advance their careers. Learn more.
NBAA’s On-Demand Education offerings provide web-based access to the information you need to navigate entry into the business aviation workplace and succeed in your career. Many webinars are complimentary for NBAA Members. Learn more.
NBAA provides a comprehensive program of industry events each year, which serve as effective career-networking venues. Student discounts are often available. View events.
During the annual NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, NBAA hosts the Careers in Business Aviation Day for middle school, high school and college students, including an NBAA/UAA Career Seminar for college students. Special admission pricing is available for students. Check the agenda and registration pages for more information. Learn more.
Use the NBAA Regional Groups Directory to find a regional business aviation group in your area, attend their events, and build your network close to home. Learn more.
For those who are completing their education and nearing entry into the professional world, the NBAA Jobs Board allows you to post your resume and access business aviation employment listings for the U.S. and abroad. View jobs.
For More Information
If your question isn't answered here, you can call (202) 783-9250 or email [email protected] for further information about the opportunities NBAA offers students.
UAA promotes and fosters excellence in collegiate aviation education by providing a forum for students, faculty, staff and practitioners to share ideas, enhance the quality of education and develop stronger programs and curricula. Learn more.
AABI offers accreditation of aviation educational degree programs to assure students and prospective employers that the programs have met the industry’s stringent standards of quality. Learn more.
NCAE represents government, industry and labor groups to promote aviation education resources and support educational initiatives at the local, state and national levels. Learn more.