When you fly privately, for charter, with a jet card or private jet membership program, you are making a big impact on the economy from the smallest U.S. towns to the largest cities. Private aviation employment plays an important role in regional and state economies, according to industry statistics. Directly through aircraft manufacturing and airport-related jobs, and indirectly through the purchase of goods and services by firms involved in the manufacture, operation, and maintenance of business aircraft, business aviation is a major employer in the United States
Despite often being criticized by the mainstream business and being a target of government officials private aviation comes through int times of crisis. Groups such as Angel Flight, Air Care Alliance, and Corporate Aircraft Responding in Emergencies, corporate flight departments, operators, and pilots regularly provide life-saving services to people in hard-to-reach communities around the globe.
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) gave a positive review to the just concluded Asia Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition. “ABACE appears to have met or exceeded everyone’s expectations,” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said in a press release, adding “The industry continues to see opportunities in the region, as illustrated in part by the introduction of two aircraft models displayed for the first time in China. We were also pleased with the strong support for general aviation shown by government leaders here. Clearly, there continues to be enormous potential for business aviation in China, and across Asia.”
If you are planning to fly for personal reasons flying privately is an easy decision. It is a much better experience than flying commercially, particularly at the airport. Flying privately can easily save two hours per flight segment or more. Of course, if flying privately is going to be a business expense, you need to justify it, and luckily, there are many excellent reasons to fly by private airplane for business.
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) publishes some key questions you will want to ask when buying a jet card via a broker or provider that will be sourcing third-party planes to fulfill your travel needs.
The joint initiative of the National Business Aviation Association and General Aviation Manufacturers Association is getting more corner office support for the benefits of private aviation.
Flexjet LLC will be the first fleet operator to fly the next generation of supersonic private jets with a firm order for 20 planes, it was announced during a press conference at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas.