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2018 Business Aviation Survey



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Business Aviation Survey: The Results are In!

Roanoke, TX (October 16, 2018), the leading aviation job website, has completed its annual Business Aviation Survey.  279 Part 91 and 135 operators participated this year.  Compared to 2017, flight hours have increased (+12%) and more companies report being impacted by the pilot shortage (+26%).  Jeff Richards, Operations Manager for said, “There has never been a better time to join the aviation industry.” He added, “Over half of the companies surveyed reported a continuous increase in flight hours, while the shortage of pilots is impacting their operations.  The pilot hiring demand will continue to trend upwards for years to come.”


2018 Business Aviation Survey Results:


·         279 companies were surveyed

·         67% are experiencing an increase in flight hours

·         62% report operations are being impacted by the pilot shortage Business Aviation Survey Results:                                                                                          Copyright 2018

Q1 - Which of the following best describes your title?







Chief Pilot






Flight Department Manager



Director of Aviation



Vice President of Flight Operations






Q2 - What FAR Part do you operate under?






Part 91



Part 135









Q3 - How many employees support your flight department?




1 - 10



11 - 30



31 - 50



51 - 100



101 -200



201 +



Q4 - How many aircraft does your company operate?












3 - 5



6 - 10



11 - 20



21 +



Q5 - What types of aircraft do you operate?










Light Jets (< 20,000 lbs.)



Medium Jets (20,000 - 40,000 lbs.)



Heavy Jets (> 40,000 lbs.)



Q6 - Are you seeing increased flight hours in 2018?












Q7 - What is the estimated increase in flight hours?






No Increase



0 - 10%



11 - 20%



21 - 30%



31 - 40%



41 - 50%



50% +




Q8 - In the next 12-24 months, my company will:






Refurb Existing Aircraft



Acquire New Aircraft



Acquire Pre-Owned Aircraft






Q9 - Is the reported pilot shortage impacting your operations?













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