Business aviation contributes to a plethora of values in our society. First, it is a driving force behind global economic development and productive employment. In Europe alone, it transports more than one million passengers annually and is responsible for creating an aggregate of 374 000 jobs. It not only connects metropolitan cities but also binds distant local regions together to propel socio-economic growth among different cultures and communities. Second, Business aviation has always been a lifeline for society, and this aspect was proven again during the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether it is flying patients, running repatriation flights to escort people home, or transporting medical equipment, Business aviation professionals are always available for support.
Moreover, it is leading society to build a modern and innovative future. One of the initiatives of EBAA – S.T.A.R.S. – is setting an excellent example of providing guidance and standards to help companies build a responsible and sustainable business. With its agility and smart-sense, Business aviation proves to be a necessary part of our society.
Young professionals can have a tremendous impact on realising EBAA’s mission to enhance connectivity and enable sustainable, responsible growth for Business aviation. In the short term, I believe that young brains can innovate and prepare company cultures for change management and evolve more agile methods to adapt to new technologies in this ever-changing industry. This will also lead to form a constructive carrier for other stakeholders to help Business aviation recover from the Covid-19 situation soon.
In the long term, young professionals can create more opportunities to improve safety standards, challenge industry know-how to share knowledge, and make business travel more sustainable.
At One Young World 2021, it will be helpful to receive information directly from peers and leaders on the different kinds of challenges in other segments of industries. Meeting global leaders will strengthen my ideas on how to collaborate and coordinate better across countries and business sectors. I am very interested to learn more from a diverse panel of leaders and delegates through plenary sessions and workshops to help align Business aviation with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
My colleague and S.T.A.R.S. Ambassador, Angel Nikolov, shared great stories about his experience of listening to world leaders and making Business aviation part of the solution for major problems the world currently faces. I would like to contribute to the S.T.A.R.S. initiative to help companies build more sustainable Business aviation practices.”
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.