Business aviation is an ever-changing, fast-paced, and multipurpose industry enabling business professionals to make meaningful and important connections worldwide at a high level of flexibility and comfort. Reports by EBAA and ThinkYoung have found that 62% of Millennials believe the main benefit of Business aviation is its ability to take people where they need, when they need, on-demand. Not only is it about the freedom to travel and economic growth, but also community wellbeing when you consider medical flights and humanitarian missions.
In the future, it is expected that Business aviation will make an industry-wide change to become more accessible and eco-friendlier in an effort to attract young professionals – and perhaps potential customers – to the industry. Personal air transport will drastically change society as we know it for the better, although sustainability, engineering, and digitalisation are key areas to focus on before making this a reality.
As we transition into the next age of aviation, integrating the Next Generation is critical. Research shows that Millennials have an intrinsic motivation to preserve our planet, contribute to technological advancement, and provide equal opportunities. I believe that the future of mobility can be both environmentally friendly and effective, and that we all have a role to play in making this a better world for us and future generations.
In the short term, engaged young professionals can learn and influence. Listening and learning from experts in the Business aviation industry to better understand the current situation will allow myself and my peers to get a bigger picture of the industry and spur new opinions and innovative ideas for the future. Young professionals also inspire current industry leaders with out-of-the-box thinking, specifically from a technological standpoint, as they are inclined to provide different perspectives thanks to their fresh eyes on the industry.
The Leaders of Tomorrow
In the long run, today’s Millennials will determine the industry of tomorrow. It is what the young professionals learn from experts today, and how they envision tomorrow to be, that will impact Business aviation’s outlook.
As a future leader in the Business aviation industry, it is my responsibility to learn from others by listening to their experiences and advice so that I forge my own opinions to become capable of making a change. By attending One Young World 2021 in Munich and taking part in workshops, lectures, and discussion panels, I am most interested in hearing perspectives on how we can make this industry more socially and environmentally sustainable. Hearing industry leaders speak about the research they have done, challenges they have overcome, and visions they have for the future will allow me to further discover how I can make a real change in Business aviation and beyond.
Cooperation from all industries, including Business aviation, is necessary to face the upcoming challenges of the 21st century. Attending One Young World 2021 and meeting experts along with other young professionals who are well informed on social and environmental matters will be a life-changing experience.
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.