The need for air travel has never been as high as in today’s globalized world, with businesses operating internationally and people working and living far from their home countries. Business aviation provides the perfect solution for time savings. It makes it possible to sidestep all the inefficiencies, like irregularities affecting scheduled flights, boarding processes and time-wasting flight connections.
Business aviation also has a positive economic effect on business activity. Not only is time saved getting to and from locations, but onboard time can also serve a work-based purpose, where travellers can work and focus without any distractions.
But it is the life-saving aspect of the industry that I think is most often overlooked. Many operators specialise in medical evacuations and air ambulance flights using specially equipped aircraft. For the transport of organs, which is a highly time-sensitive operation, jets and helicopters have proven to be the most reliable means of transport. Other special missions include responses to natural disasters and humanitarian crises. Operators can mobilize aircraft on short notice, provide aircraft types suited for these missions and fly into airports that are inaccessible to larger aircraft.
As young professionals grow even more into their roles within the industry, we will have a significant impact as we set our focus on the above and other important issues, using our unique, digital-native abilities to further our work.
Especially important to our generation is the environmental impact that aviation has. We feel a strong need to sustainably manage our planet’s resources and ecosystems. As there are already industry-wide initiatives to combat emissions from aviation, it’s imperative that young people get involved and add new ideas and innovative thinking to take this even further.
At One Young World 2019, I look forward to learning about initiatives that representatives from other industries have been a part of, especially if they are at a more advanced level than business aviation. Through the exchange of knowledge and cooperation, we can move forward with more actively fighting global carbon emissions, and combating climate change.
ABOUT ONE YOUNG WORLD AND BUSINESS AVIATION
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.