NBAA gives pointers on how to use your aircraft for business

Caught up in the hoopla surrounding Airventure (and deservedly so) we slightly delayed posting this news from the NBAA, which recently placed a feature on its web site giving tips on how an aircraft owner can better use a plane for business.

A couple of weeks ago, the NBAA issued a press release highlighting some of the aspects on the page:

Owner-flown aircraft can provide companies with all of the efficiency, productivity and financial benefits that can be realized with business aviation. To best serve company employees who are considering whether an airplane can help them in the conduct of businesses, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today released a new primer, titled How to Use Your Airplane for Business, which provides practical guidance on how and why companies should consider allowing the use of personal, employee-flown aircraft for business purposes.

“NBAA has always promoted the use of aircraft in the conduct of business, but companies sometimes overlook the idea of putting an employee’s aircraft to work to make business travel efficient and productive,” said Mike Nichols, NBAA vice president of operations, education & economics. “How to Use Your Airplane for Business provides companies and employee-pilots with the guidance they need to formulate a policy that will encourage use of personally operated aircraft in the course of their business.”

The resource outlines key advantages for both employees and employers when utilizing owner-flown aircraft for their business, and offers advice for employees seeking to convince their employers of the benefits of using owner-flown aircraft.

The primer also provides guidance on how to proceed even after the decision to make use of owner-flown aircraft has been made. Specifically, this includes direction on how to create a company policy covering the use of the owner-flown aircraft, and ideas on how to determine policy goals.

The topics covered in this new NBAA resource will also be the subject of several education sessions at the upcoming Light Business Airplane Conference, produced in conjunction with the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010), to be held in Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 19-21, and again later in the year, in conjunction with the AOPA Aviation Summit in Long Beach, Calif., Nov. 11-13.

View the complete feature on the NBAA web site here.