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Ten Business Aviation professionals selected for
One Young World

For the third year in a row, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is sending ten carefully selected inspired young leaders to represent the industry at the 2021 One Young World Summit in Munich.

COVID-19 Support

Business aviation
on the front line

Business aviation has always been a lifeline for communities, be it for medical transport or as a tool to help governments and businesses generate local economic development. As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads worldwide, business aviation professionals are once again jumping into action to fly stranded citizens back to their home countries, transport medical teams, airlift patients and ship medical supplies. In the face of heightened challenges such as airspace and airport closures, the industry is rallying forces to support this global crisis. Here are a few of their stories...

COVID-19 Support

Around the world in 100 hours:
Jetflite

With a brand-new Bombardier Challenger 650 added to their ambulance fleet, Finnish charter operator Jetflite didn’t waste a single second to get it airborne to help out COVID-19 victims. Jan Lindholm, Sales Director at Jetflite, gives the full story on how the company has been supporting the global pandemic.

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What is Business Aviation?

We all use many names: private jets, corporate aviation, air taxi, and, most recently, flying cars! One thing’s for sure: Business Aviation is flying smart.

By providing safe, secure, flexible and tailored, door-to-door air transport options that connect and empower people, Business Aviation really is a means for Expanding Horizons. Learn more at ebaa.org.

Pioneering

Why become a S.T.A.R.S. ambassador?

The importance of sustainability and social responsibility is gaining staggering value in our daily lives. Many industries are redirecting their resources towards building a concrete roadmap for sustainability policies - and business aviation's stakeholders are following suit.

Accessible

Business Aviation
A safe and healthy travel solution

Business Aviation makes business sense. It's a fast and flexible air transport mode that enables companies to provide a healthier, more productive, secure and stress-free travel solution to their employees.

Desirable

The United Nation’s 5th Sustainable Development Goal is Gender Equality, an issue that has come under intense scrutiny in recent years. A basic human right, the UN emphasises the need for gender parity on all fronts, including education and the workplace. Despite increasing efforts, discrimination and low female representation remain prevalent, inciting many countries and companies to commit themselves to full inclusivity and equal opportunity by 2030; a pledge the business aviation sector takes seriously. Read more

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Special missions and sustainable management

“The most important aspects to business aviation are often underestimated,” says Natascha Benner, Sales and Operations Associate at AirGO Private Airline and one of the 10 delegates to represent the business aviation industry at One Young World 2019. Read more

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YoPros are uniquely positioned to advance the industry

“I am particularly interested to learn from my peers and from young leaders from other parts of the world. I want to understand the different business challenges faced in other regions and how they might be met by future thought leaders,” says James Stirzaker, Marketing and PR Associate at Hadid International Services and one of the 10 delegates to represent the business aviation industry at One Young World 2019. Read more

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Reshaping the future of mobility with today’s young leaders

“There is so much more to business aviation than the jet-set, luxury lifestyle that is widely portrayed online,” says Laura Casati, Online Marketing Manager at GlobeAir and one of the 10 delegates to represent the business aviation industry at One Young World 2019. Read more

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Business aviation is innovative, forward-thinking and disruptive

“Business aviation offers the rare opportunity to acquire your time back,” says Dan Cook, Vice President, Sales at Victor and one of the 10 delegates to represent the business aviation industry at One Young World 2019. Read more

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Embracing and driving change as a young professional in aviation

“I can see the positive impact of business aviation every day, and nothing boosts business more than happy customers,” says Emilie Stüve, Operations Control Center at DC Aviation and one of the 10 delegates to represent the business aviation industry at One Young World 2019. Read more

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We can always do more together

“With its agility and openness, business aviation proves to be an important factor for the overall progress of the world,” says Angel Nikolov, Sales Developer at Web Manuals and one of the 10 delegates to represent the business aviation industry at One Young World 2019. Read more

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YoPros will accelerate the sustainability movement in business aviation

“Young leaders will help to accelerate sustainable operations within business aviation and the optimisation of schedules to reduce empty flights,” says Pauline Aguettant, Events & Communications at Griffon Aero and one of the 10 delegates to represent that business aviation industry at One Young World 2019. Read more

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YoPros are ready to
further improve the industry

“Business aviation is a constantly evolving industry, and I am very excited be a part of its future,” says Callum Cooper, Executive Broker at Hunt & Palmer PLC and one of the 10 delegates to represent the business aviation industry at One Young World 2019. Read more

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Business aviation
can win back time

“Business aviation is misunderstood and should rather be seen as a logical business decision,” says Niobe Derksen, Service Sales Associate at Textron Aviation and one of the 10 delegates to represent the business aviation industry at One Young World 2019. Read more

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Passion and Expertise
Can Not Be Replaced

“Business aviation is a creative and innovative industry that pushes the boundaries of progress,” says Anna Yaudzemis, Flight Advisor (Europe and Russia) at PrivateFly and one of the 10 delegates to represent the business aviation industry at One Young World 2019. Read more

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Aircraft electrification is the next chapter
of business aviation

Dr. Kolja Kindler is the head of Aeronautics Program Strategy for the German Aerospace Center (DLR; Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt). As the industry prepares for electrification, it needs to position itself to take full advantage of the opportunities that cleaner air travel will bring to the industry. How does Dr. Kindler see this happening in the near future? Read more

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Business aviation and
the future of blockchain

Florian Eggenschwiler, head of innovation at Swissport, knows that blockchain will affect the industry's most important processes and will be able to add real value in the near future. Read more

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Saving young lives
with The Children’s Air Ambulance

Richard Clayton is the director of operations for The Children’s Air Ambulance and its umbrella organization, The Air Ambulance Service, bringing focus to the impact that special mission services have on public health. Read more

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Business Aviation needs strong
communicators too!

Luciano Luffarelli, head of external communications and government affairs at Piaggio Aerospace, is also an adjunct professor in crisis communications at the Università di Lingue e Comunicazione (IULM University) in Milan. How does he apply his crisis preparedness expertise to business aviation? Read more

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The Varied Aspects
of Business Aviation

“Aviation is seen as a prestigious industry and as one of the most advanced sectors,” says Elodie Joussaume, Chief Operating Officer of FLYOPS, and one of the 10 delegates who represented the Business Aviation industry at One Young World 2018. Read more

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Seamless travel

“The benefits offered by business aviation are substantial for improved transnational engagement and collaboration,” says Stacey Choi, a Cranfield University Graduate, and one of the 10 delegates who represented the Business Aviation industry at One Young World 2018. Read more

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The Importance of
Business Aviation in Today’s Environment

“It is hard to overstate the importance of Business Aviation in today’s globalised and dynamic environment,” says Magdalena Korpal, Group Aviation Security Coordinator for Luxaviation Group, and one of the 10 delegates who represented the Business Aviation industry at One Young World 2018. Read more

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There is so much
more to Business Aviation

“Since joining Luxaviation Belgium almost three years ago, my view on Business Aviation has evolved quite significantly,” says Nicolas Kroll, Project Manager at Luxaviation Belgium, and one of the 10 delegates who represented the Business Aviation industry at One Young World 2018. Read more

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Business Aviation is opening to
diverse types of users

“My experience in the industry has made me most passionate about the service itself, used both as a travel solution and an investment strategy through time-saving and work efficiency on board,” says Maureen Gautier, Associate at The Air Law Firm, and one of the 10 delegates who represented the Business Aviation industry at One Young World 2018. Read more

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An industry supporting
flexibility and diversity of careers

“Working in the Business Aviation industry is really fascinating. The industry is so unpredictable that you need to adapt every day,” says Julie Audouit, Chief Operating Officer for Time 2 Fly, and one of the 10 delegates who represented the Business Aviation industry at One Young World 2018. Read more

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Shaping the
future of Business Aviation

“Working in Business Aviation has allowed me to develop various skills in a dynamic and innovative environment while expanding my knowledge about private aviation,” says Charlotte de Beaumont, Marketing Manager Europe at PrivateFly, and one of the 10 delegates who represented the Business Aviation industry at One Young World 2018. Read more

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BLUER SKIES FOR
BETTER FLYING

"Making an industry-wide effort for change would not only inspire younger generations to work for the aviation industry, but also attract potential customers as well," says Patrick Müry, Dispatcher and Charter Sales Executive at Cat Aviation AG Zurich, and one of the Business Aviation industry’s 10 Delegates to One Young World 2018. Read more

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Showing the world what Business
Aviation can do

"Business Aviation should be known – and appreciated – for its accessibility, flexibility, and innovation that it provides its users," says Laura Gambell, Marketing Communications Manager for Air Service Basel, and one of the Business Aviation industry’s 10 Delegates to One Young World 2018. Read more

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Helping Young Professionals
Break into Business Aviation

“To attract more young professionals to Business Aviation, we need to show more students what we are doing and what this unique industry has to offer,” suggests Mathijs Marttin, Maintenance Controller and Deputy Duty Manager at JetSupport, and one of the Business Aviation industry’s 10 Delegates to One Young World 2018. Read more

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Business Aviation
is the perfect solution

“My first step into the aviation world was back in 1989 when I first joined the Danish Air Force. It was the best decision I ever made,” says Charlotte Pedersen, CEO of Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group. Read more

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Providing Special Mission Services
To Support Those In Need

‘The challenging part of this business is that we do not know where our aircraft will be flying the day after tomorrow,’ says Siegried Axtmann, Chairman of FAI Aviation Group. Read more

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Time is money: that
represents Business Aviation

‘I love this job because every day is something different. I need challenges in my work, and I can find that in Business Aviation, because every day is a surprise,’ says Jean-David Lanckneus, Operation Control Center Flight Dispatcher with ASL Group. Read more

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Every day is
different

I’ve been interested in working for an airline since I was a child. Taking large groups of people from A to B, seeing new destinations; I want to see the world, says Charlotte Dielman, Certified Independent Flight Instructor. Read more

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It's exciting and ever-changing

I always dreamt of being a pilot, but my career path didn’t take me there directly, says Cecilie Oyas, Head of US Operations and Pilot at Stratajet. Read more

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My business depends on access

When I started with Channel IT in 2003, I was using commercial aviation. Four years later I switched to Business Aviation, and it has now become indispensable to my business. Here’s why, explains Bassim Haidar, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Channel IT Group. Read more

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Combining a passion for flying and a desire to save lives

An intensive care anaesthetist in a hospital, I am also incredibly lucky to work in an air ambulance team. I have done this for nearly 40 years, starting out as a young medical student and now I am Medical Director, responsible for medical evacuations. My job allows me to combine the best of both worlds: a passion for flying and a desire to save lives, explains Dr. Hamida Chaouky, Medical Director at Airlec Médical. Read more

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I get to work with the most advanced aircraft on the market

I’ve always had a strong interest in aviation and started working in that field when I was 17. I spent 23 years in military aviation before joining NetJets in 2008 as an avionics manager. In 2015, I became the head of engineering, explains Paulo Pestana, Head of Engineering, NetJets. Read more

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Passengers are my priority

I’ve been working in Business Aviation for the past 10 years. I started off as a Customer Service Agent (CSR) with Universal Aviation, and since 2014 I’ve been with Signature Flight Support, based at Dublin Airport, says Fiona Madden, Customer Service Agent at Signature Flight Support. Read more

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Every mission is special

I’ve been working in aviation for 10 years. After managing a major flight school in Belgium, I joined Business Aviation in 2013 both as a pilot and as a safety manager for ASL / JetNetherlands – and I’ve never regretted that decision, explains Maxime Wauters, Pilot and Safety Manager at ASL/JetNetherlands. Read more

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Business Aviation is a career enabler

Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit Read more

Indispensable

BUSINESS AVIATION PROPELS EMPLOYMENT AND GROWTH

The United Nation’s 8th Sustainable Development Goal is Decent Work and Economic Growth, an issue that features prominently on the organisation’s agenda. With this goal, the UN emphasizes the need for a sustained and inclusive economy that guarantees progress, work and decent living standards for all. Business aviation champions economic growth on a local and global scale, and is fully committed to creating a sustainable working environment for its employees.
87.000.000.000
(that's billion!) euros in output
5
hrs saved per flight (in 20% of flights)
12.000
medical flights in 2017

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Why Business
Aviation Matters

A symbol of European excellence, Business Aviation is a dynamic sector which fosters technical innovation and environmental stewardship across the full value chain, from manufacturers to operators. It provides highly skilled jobs and increases economic growth both within the industry and the local communities around the airports.