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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.
Requirements and qualifications for crewmembers vary depending on the nature of the flight operation. Learn more.
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.
The type of pilot medical certificate required depends on the nature of the flight operation being conducted. Learn more.
The FAA has established requirements for Second In Command (SIC) type ratings for pilots. Learn more.
Best practices for utilizing and properly classifying independent contractors. Learn more.
Information on complying with PRIA requests and maintaining required pilot records. Learn more.
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.
Breaking Down the Barriers: Ensuring Collaboration Is Key
Sept. 14, 2015
While shifts in workplace culture and industry initiatives like the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) have driven more collaboration between pilots, schedulers, maintenance technicians and flight attendants, there's still a need to focus on working together. "When it comes to breaking down silos, I don't think you're ever really done," said Pat Cunningham, CAM, director of aviation for PepsiCo. "It's something you work on every day and every year, by emphasizing that we're all in this together." Read more about breaking down barriers in the September/October 2015 issue of Business Aviation Insider.