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New EBAA report surveys Millennials on the
future of flying

Environmentally-friendly aircraft, ride-sharing and the ability to fly when and where you want: these are the expectations of Millennials when it comes to flying, according to a new survey published by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).

About

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

Championing clean tech
to transform aviation

Millennials, more than any other generation, have made sustainability issues a priority. They have identified climate change as a threat to the planet and have urged the aviation sector to focus on sustainable technology, an area that spans biofuels to electrification.

Accessible

Rethink
the way you travel

Crowded airports, long security checks, chaotic boardings and long waits. There is a more efficient, time-saving and flexible way to fly.

Desirable

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.

Desirable

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.

Desirable

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.

Desirable

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.

Desirable

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.

Desirable

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.

Desirable

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.

Desirable

Business Aviation is a career enabler

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

Indispensable

Business Aviation’s
offer to the
next generation

Those of us who work in Business Aviation consider the industry to be accessible, pioneering, desirable and indispensable. Our survey of Millennials shows that they only have a partial sense of what we do.
87.000.000.000
(that's billion!) euros in output
5
hrs saved per flight (in 20% of flights)
12.000
medical flights in 2007

Facts

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.