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NBAA report shows benefits of employee-owned aircraft

July 27, 2011, Washington, D.C. - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the availability of the publication How to Use Your Airplane for Business at the AirVenture Oshkosh show in Wisconsin this week.


July 27, 2011
Carey Fredericks

First released in 2010, this NBAA white paper details the benefits of using personal aircraft for business, and the steps an employee needs to take to begin using an airplane to pursue the company's objectives.

Specifically, the report identifies steps for gaining approval with company decision-makers for using a personal airplane for company business, and details considerations for developing a company policy covering such use.

Employers continually look for ways to increase productivity, become more nimble and gain a competitive advantage, especially in today's highly challenging economy.

The use of a general aviation aircraft for business can give companies that competitive edge, while optimizing the efficiency of an employee's time and helping companies meet transportation challenges that can't be met with the airlines. For example, business aircraft allow companies to increase response times, visit multiple locations in one day and transport products that don't meet airline luggage restrictions.

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Equally important, the costs involved for an employee to use his or her own airplane on business can be competitive with those for travel via the airlines or an automobile, especially since time savings and enhanced productivity are part of the equation.

The white paper includes recommendations on determining whether or not employees should use their aircraft for business travel; how to make the best use of the asset; what should be considered in a company's policy on employee aircraft use; and how to get an employer interested in the concept.