Business aviation leads by example - EBAA


Business aviation leads by example

“Young professionals already impact the industry in many ways,” says Rene Sattelmaier, Attorney at HSP Schaefer and one of the 10 delegates to represent the business aviation industry at One Young World 2021.

In today’s world, Business aviation contributes to many things to modern society. People, as well as industries, rely on a continuous exchange of ideas, values and resources. The current Covid-19 pandemic has clearly shown us that personal interaction is an integral part of our daily lives. Business aviation has allowed companies and business leaders to continue essential discussions that ensure the survival, stability, or even growth of various markets. It offers safety in essential travel – whether for business, leisure or ensuring the right medical treatment. Even more, the industry has helped increase the effectiveness of humanitarian projects around the world, which would have been impossible with the cancellation of most of the commercial flight operations.

Why Young Professionals Matter in Business Aviation

Young professionals in Business aviation can, and already do impact the industry in many ways. We are proactive in environmental matters, like increasing sustainability and fighting climate change, and voice concerns to our business leaders and beyond. In the short term, we promote innovation, contribute a broad understanding of the digitalised world and encourage open-mindedness towards somewhat unconventional approaches.

We are proactive in environmental matters, like increasing sustainability and fighting climate change

In the long term, young professionals will maintain the idea of sustainable and forward-looking management for future generations. We give higher regard to situations and needs that are both entwined and independent of those that focus on business and economic growth since long-term goals entail questions far beyond the yearly revenue.

Now, industry leaders have broadened their respective enterprise’s objectives to widespread stakes that go beyond local interest(s) that merely affect their business. The most valuable lesson for our younger generation is how to collaborate in a globalised, homogenous world, where industries are connected and lead by examples in authentic leadership.

As leadership goes beyond expertise, skill and education, our generation needs to learn how to approach challenges to realise ambitious projects despite doubts and difficulties that may lie within ourselves, our companies, industries, or countries. I hope to gain insights into this during my time at One Young World 2021 to become a leader for future generations in Business aviation and the world.


One Young World is a global charity that gathers together young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections and create positive change. The annual Summit stages talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations as well as world leaders, who debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. This year’s Summit will host exceptional young leaders from 190+ countries, with 10 delegates from the business aviation industry attending, providing an opportunity to showcase the sector’s commitment to being a progressive and responsible corporate citizen.