A business aviation flight department when managed efficiently provides the corporation it serves with both tangible and intangible benefits. Tangible in the sense of measurable offsets of airline travel costs, savings in executive time, the flexibility to respond to any request with minimum notice, and the added benefit of access to more than 5,000 airports throughout the United States. Intangible benefits include increased levels of security, the ability to conduct important business meetings while aboard the aircraft, and departures when the passengers wish leave, not when the schedule dictates.
The term “corporate aircraft” is often used to describe a business aviation department’s aircraft that is used exclusively for company business and operates under the guidelines of FAR Part 91. This term also applies to the vast majority of private aircraft that are owned by high-net-worth individuals, but are managed and flown by professional aviators.
The use of corporate/business aircraft greatly enhances the productivity of company executives and managers by reducing the non-productive time spent traveling on the airlines and the inability of commercial aviation’s schedule and city pairs to be able to accommodate the requisite business itineraries in a reasonable amount of time.
Business aircraft are often referred to as “time machines”; the capability to reduce non-productive time coupled with the ability to reach a variety of destinations in a single day. Sundog Aviation understands the unique demands placed upon the men and women who are responsible for the effective and efficient management of these time machines. Managing the many and varied aspects of a business aviation organization requires a certain skill set.
Sundog Aviation offers the client the flexibility to confer with professionals who have extensive aviation management expertise. While enrolled in the PhD in Aviation curriculum at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jim Cannon, Principal Consultant for Sundog Aviation, co-authored, Practical Applications in Business Aviation Management; published in 2012. Should you require Business Aviation Management support, please contact us.