NBAA heads to congress to discuss the shortage of private jet pilots and technicians
There has been a trend in not only the private jet industry but the aviation industry in general. The pilot and technician population is increasing in age while having a shortage of new pilots joining the industry. We are getting to the point where experienced workers are hitting the mandatory retiring age of 65, but this leaves the industry a shortage of workers. NBAA noted to congress that Boeing will need 645,000 new commercial pilots and nearly 100,000 new business aircraft pilots worldwide over the next 20 years, and that is just one company. There is a projected worldwide demand for almost 770,000 new aviation technicians over the next 20 years. Private jet pilots and technicians needs to be in demand.
The supply of pilots has decreased by 30% because the average age of currently employed pilots is 51, and new potential candidates are no longer choosing aviation as a career path. This becomes an issue since the aviation industry keeps increasing, particularly private jet travel. There needs to be an increase in these employees to keep the U.S as the leader in air travel. NBAA praised the committee for helping to pass the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which includes several workforce development initiatives, including grant programs to support the education of future aircraft pilots and the recruitment of aviation maintenance technicians.
Private Jet Airports
Private Jet Airports and FBO’s are designed to make private flyer’s trips as easy as possible. These airports are generally smaller with less traffic than normal commercial airports. So this means no lines or headaches for private flyers. Also, transportation can drive right on the tarmac to deliver you right to your private jet. Here are some of the top Private Jet Airports:
Teterboro Airport (TEB)
Teterboro is one of the most used private jet airports on the east coast. It is an exclusive hub for the New York City region located only 12miles away from Manhattan. This airport has five distinct FBO’s for private flyers to choose from. Many business professionals, athletes, and celebrities to choose Teterboro when traveling to New York City.
Palm Beach International Airport (PBI)
PBI is an extremely popular hub for private flyers who are trying to get to luxurious towns in Florida. The airport is located only 3 miles from downtown Palm Beach, and only 20 miles away from Boca Raton. PBI includes three luxurious FBO’s which include comfortable lounges, catering, and activities.
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
SNA is a private flyer’s choice when traveling to LA or other popular cities in the area. Located in Orange County, John Wayne Airport is extremely popular with celebrities and wealthy moguls. Also, the airport is only 35 miles from LA, and only a few miles from Newport, Laguna, and Disneyland. SNA offers two FBO’s including top amenities for private flyers.
Van Nuys Airport is just 30 minutes by car from downtown Los Angeles, making it one of the busiest private jet airports in the world. The premiere choice for those looking to get in and out of LA all while maintaining convenience and anonymity; it also provides customs which allows passengers to fly internationally.
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These unlikely services are examples of how the sharing economy is transforming travel. (article written by Mark Stachiew of the Calgary Herald. Tap the button at the bottom of the page to see original article):
When it comes to hotels, Airbnb has become a major competitor as has Uber for taxis. but not only have those businesses spawned imitators like Vrbo and Lyft. but every facet of the travel industry is now being disrupted by the sharing economy.
To give you an idea of just how diverse the options are for today’s tech-savvy traveller, we’ve collected a wide selection of services below that offer modern alternatives to the ways we’ve always traditionally travelled.
You don’t have to own your own private jet or be friends with a rock star in order to fly on one. Jetapp, PrivateFly, XO and Jettly are just a few of a multitude of services that connect travellers with private-jet owners. In order to travel from point A to point B with speed and comfort. Even Uber is getting in on this action with Uberjets. (UberJets is not affiliated with Uber). It’s the perfect solution if you are in a hurry or if you are travelling somewhere obscure that would normally take so many connections that you’ll spend days in transit. Private Charter News.
The internet has turned a lot of people into their own travel agents. Giving them the ability to not only book their own flights, hotels, rental cars, but manage just about every facet of their voyage online. Still, there are many folks who would rather offload that work to a travel agent. With FareFetch, people can book their flights by enlisting a community of “farefetchers” who will track down the cheapest fares and collect a commission for doing so.
Private Jet Types and their Amenities
There is a lot that goes into choosing a private jet type for your particular trip. There are many factors to consider, including seating capacity, how much luggage your bringing, how far your trip is, desired amenities, size, and height of the cabin. After considering what your needs are, you can then decide which private jet type suits your trip. Generally, there are eight types of private jets, but we will focus on lights, mids, super mids, and heavies. private jet types.
A light jet is considered a small cabin plane that can handle short trips at a very cost-effective price. Light jets are ideal for business travel. This type can usually seat up to 8 passengers but have fewer amenities than the larger jet types. Some examples of popular light jets are Hawker 400xp, Citation Ultra, Phenom 300, CJ3, Falcon 10. private jet types.
Mid-size jets have plenty of options and varieties which can suit most trips. These jets are great for both short and long-distance flights and are more fuel-efficient than larger aircraft. Some models also offer the same amenities as large jets. Depending on which mid-size jet you choose, some do offer a flight attendant on board as well. Popular mid-size jets are Hawker 800xp, Lear 55/60, Legacy 500, Citation Excel, G150.
Super Mid Jets
These are bigger and more luxurious than the mid-size jets. They offer seating up to 12 passengers and are faster/ can travel longer distances than mids. Even at their larger size, they still provide excellent fuel economy. Super Mids are an excellent option for a large group of people going on a luxurious vacation, but yet more cost-effective than a large jet. Popular super mids are Citation Sovereign, Citation X, Hawker 1000, Falcon 50, Challenger 300.
Heavy Jets are the largest type and can travel the farthest distances. Heavy jets can seat up to 10 passengers very comfortably with high-end luxury seating. Some of these jets even have sleep options for overnight flights. They have the most amenities and usually include a crew of flight attendants. A heavy aircraft is an excellent option for cross country or international travel. Some of the most popular heavy jets are GIV, Falcon 2000, Legacy 600, Challenger 601, Global 5000.
2020 Travel Destinations: Start the new year on the right foot and book your vacations and getaways. 2020 has a jam-packed schedule full of events that you and your circle of people need to attend!
Diving right in there is the College Football Championship Game in New Orleans on January 13th. The Superbowl is right on its heels just weeks later in Miami on February 2nd. Make sure to get your football fix before the season ends!
2020 Travel Destinations:
Escape the cold and head down to the Daytona 500 on February 16th. Rev yourself up for spring!
Basketball season is in full swing for the ACC Tournament on March 10th in Greensboro, North Carolina. Don’t miss the finale with March Madness March 26-29. Let UberJets be your transportation from city to city.
Need a break from sports? Don’t miss Coachella the weekend of April 11th in Indio, California.
A true classic, the Kentucky Derby is set to start at 6:50 pm on May 2nd in the legendary Churchill Downs. Let us get you there on time.
If you want to go, we can get you there. We will customize your flight experience in whatever way you want. We are just as excited here at UberJets as you are for the year ahead of us. Live. Fly. Repeat.