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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.

Today, I’m responsible for compliance with aeronautical regulations issued by all international and national agencies. I also support the Director of Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering in managing maintenance operations and am responsible for continuous aircraft improvement through various dedicated programmes and initiatives.

What motivates me is the continuous search for the latest technology.

Working in Business Aviation is very challenging – it is completely different to military aviation and even more sophisticated. In fact, business aircraft are “the reference” in aviation.

What motivates me is the continuous search for the latest technology and the opportunity to improve my knowledge of aircraft avionics. This is why Business Aviation is the best fit for me. It is a fast-paced and dynamic industry with complex and demanding technologies, and there are always new models in the pipeline. 

I am proud that we have a very high level of compliance and integrity, delivering the highest safety levels in every area.

In the Business Aviation sector we need to constantly learn and adapt to new European, FAA and other regulations. We fly around the world, meaning that we need to know the regulations for each country where we fly. This requires a lot of coordination between flight operations and maintenance engineering, as well as constant learning.

I am proud that we have a very high level of compliance and integrity, delivering the highest safety levels in every area of the operation and always keeping our aircraft in top condition. 

If you are passionate about aviation, Business Aviation is the best place to be.

The most important skills that I have learned in Business Aviation are time management, prioritisation, how to manage stressful situations, and – most importantly – how to deliver the best possible travel experience on every flight – anytime and anywhere – for our clients. 

Our profession is driven by passion. If you are passionate about aviation, Business Aviation is the best place to be, as it provides the most interesting challenges and opportunities to grow and develop professionally.

About NetJets Europe

NetJets Europe was founded in 1996 and is the largest business jet company in Europe. As the only pan-European Business Aviation company with its own fleet, NetJets Europe, through NetJets Transportes Aéreos S.A. (NTA), is uniquely capable of delivering a consistent, world-class service with an unparalleled commitment to safety and security. NTA was the first business jet operator to be awarded the IOSA certificate, the highest safety accreditation in the world. NetJets Europe employs a total workforce of more than 1,200 and has over 100 aircraft.