NBAA has launched a new coalition that aims to bring together leaders of business aircraft owner-pilot organizations to tackle top concerns for business aviators and explore opportunities to grow the owner-operator community. Dubbed the NBAA Owner Pilot Association Coalition (NBAA OPAC), the new group’s priorities include enhancing operator safety, finding ways to address insurance coverage and costs, developing initiatives to drive owner-pilot associations’ member acquisition and retention, and redoubling NBAA’s focus on the value of its events for owner-operators.
“NBAA is about serving all entrepreneurs and companies using an aircraft for business, including owner-pilots,” said NBAA senior v-p of strategy, marketing, and innovation Andrew Broom. “This grassroots coalition will connect the best thinking to concrete action to address owner-operators’ unique challenges, and also optimize the many ways aviation can support their business needs.”
A starter group of representatives from several owner-pilot groups are advising the association on NBAA OPAC, including leaders from Cirrus Vision Pilots and Owners, Citation Jet Pilots Association, Embraer Jet Operators Association, Malibu M-Class Owner and Pilot Association, and TBM Owner Pilot Association.