Business aviation is the use of any “general aviation” aircraft for a business purpose. The Federal Aviation Administration defines general aviation as all flights that are not conducted by the military or the scheduled airlines. As such, business aviation is a part of general aviation that focuses on the business use of airplanes and helicopters.

The business aviation community consists of companies of all sizes that rely on many different types of aircraft – from single-pilot airplanes, to turbine aircraft that fly internationally, to helicopters that survey rush-hour traffic – and the fixed-base operations and many other services that support flight operations at the nation’s 5,000 public-use airports. The vast majority of businesses in this community – 97 percent – are small- to mid-size businesses and other entities including nonprofit organizations. The tens of thousands of businesses in the business aviation community are:


Business aviation is a diverse composite of entrepreneurs and organizations – nonprofits and companies of all sizes – located in all parts of the United States, often in small towns and rural areas. Business aircraft can range from helicopters to fixed-wing turbine or propeller airplanes, with the prop- and turboprop-driven categories composing the majority of America’s business aviation fleet.
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The business aviation community and the federal government have adopted many security measures to harden the industry against terrorist threats. NBAA works to ensure that the businesses in its membership have secure and reliable access to airspace and airports across the country.


Contributing significantly to the national economy, state and local economies, business aviation is often an economic lifeline for areas with limited options for business transportation. Business aviation also provides vital air transportation in times of public need, including fire and rescue and medical evacuation services, and represents an essential transportation link for communities without scheduled airline service.



2015 年 11 月更新, 商务航空的商业领袖 该出版物收集了来自该国一些最具活力和知名度的公司的 25 位 CEO 的声音,肯定了公务航空如何为他们的公司服务。


NBAA的 公务航空实况手册 是对行业的广泛概述——专为专业人士和倡导者以及新来者、公众和公民领袖设计的可共享资源。


NBAA的 机场手册 为通用航空机场的重要性及其对周边社区和国家的经济和社会贡献提供了令人信服的理由。


公务航空的真实世界:2018 年通用航空飞机公司调查

This 2018 Harris Poll survey demonstrates that business aviation is a vital tool for companies of all sizes, enabling passengers to use their travel time more effectively and efficiently than alternatives, while also providing critical lift to smaller communities and areas in need of emergency relief.

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2017 年公务航空和表现最佳的公司

This 2017 NEXA Advisors study shows that whether in today’s growing economic environment or during the nation’s most challenging economic conditions, business aviation contributes meaningfully to a company’s enterprise value and continues to be a powerful tool of the best-managed companies in America.
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公务航空的真实世界:2015 年通用航空飞机公司调查

The 2015 edition of this study conducted by Harris Poll confirms that business aviation continues to provide the same benefits that have traditionally been associated with its use, including – but not limited to – greater efficiency and flexibility in travel scheduling; heightened employee productivity while en route; access from secondary cities to larger metropolitan areas for exploring business opportunities; and a means of business transport to augment airline travel, as needed.
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Conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and funded by eight general aviation associations, including NBAA, this 2015 study determined that general aviation supports 1.1 million total jobs and supplies $219 billion in total economic output in the United States. These numbers include direct, indirect, induced and enabled impacts. A related narrative report, titled “The Wide Wings and Rotors of General Aviation,” captures some of the stories behind the industry’s significant economic and community impact throughout the United States.


Part V in the NEXA Advisors series found that on a global level, companies using business aviation overwhelmingly take top honors in revenue growth, innovation, employee satisfaction, and market share, confirming that business aircraft are a mark of a well-managed global company.
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Part IV in the NEXA Advisors series examined the performance of S&P 500 companies during the Great Recession between 2007 and 2012 and determined that companies that utilize business aviation consistently outperform organizations that don’t, even in tough economic times.
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NEXA 顾问系列的第三部分表明,地方、州和联邦政府对公务机的使用提高了机构或部门的效率,并为纳税人提供了重要的价值。
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Part II in the NEXA Advisors series examined whether the use of business aircraft provided benefits to small and medium businesses, measured in terms of shareholder and enterprise value. The analysis showed that small and medium companies in America that used business aviation consistently outperformed nonusers.
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公务航空:企业价值视角——标准普尔 500 指数

Part I in a series of studies conducted by NEXA Advisors, this study examined the performance of S&P 500 companies between 2003 and 2009 and determined that business aircraft users outperformed nonusers in several important financial measures.
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