In an effort to help foster the future industry workforce, the Air Charter Association (ACA) formed a new group, the “Next Generation,” comprising industry professionals under the age of 35. The group will showcase and support the industry’s varied career opportunities, including air charter brokers, flight dispatchers, and sales and marketing professionals, as well as pilots, engineers, cabin crew, and air traffic controllers.
The NextGen group, which met virtually for the first time on October 22, includes representatives from ACA’s broader membership such as Air Charter Scotland, Air Partner, Avinode, Business Air News, Signum Aviation, Simply Jet, and Volanteus.
“The ACA team is really excited about this new initiative—we are looking to the future industry leaders to start making their impact now,” said ACA chairman Kevin Ducksbury. “Members will get the opportunity to have their voices heard, and to shape future policies based on their understanding of today’s world, the career opportunities, society’s demands, and user behaviors. Our industry is led by highly professional people of all ages and we hope this new group will be able to add tangible value and fresh thought leadership to the association.”