Here's helpful advice for choosing the corporate aircraft that will maximize efficiency, profits and productivity.
For companies that are looking to transport employees safely and efficiently, business aviation can’t be beat.
“Business aviation is simply a tool that does work for an organization,” said Anthony Norejko, President & CEO of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA). “There is a duty of care obligation there with how your folks travel and ensuring that what they undertake on the organization’s behalf is done as safely and securely as possible.”
Industry leader Anthony Norejko, president and CEO of CBAA, shares his insight into business aviation in Canada.
Why does business aviation make sense in Canada?
The population of Canada is effectively the same as the state of California. We are blessed with a lot of geography and we are spread out. Because of COVID-19, commercial airlines are consolidating some routes and eliminating others. It’s a simple math exercise: Time is the only thing you can’t renew. To a savvy individual conducting a time/cost-benefit analysis right now, it’s clear that business aviation makes sense.
How does business aviation contribute to the Canadian economy?
The importance of Canadian aerospace and aviation is clear. We have aircraft OEMs, simulator manufacturers, engine manufacturers – a long list of known and respected names. Business aviation represents $12 billion of total annual economic output for Canada and about 50,000 high-paying jobs. Every day, business aviation generates $33 million in GDP.
What is the role of business aviation in an increasingly globalized world?
It’s clear that for the things that matter, business aviation will get you there safely, reliably and efficiently. The pace of change is relentless. The video conference may destroy the airline business model – but for the meetings that matter, business aviation is the way to get there.
Let’s talk about sustainability. Where is business aviation in the quest to be green?
The reality is that civil aviation overall is responsible for two per cent of global emissions – and of that, business aviation represents 0.04 per cent. Part of CBAA’s role is to educate the government about business aircraft, which often employ the very latest technologies. We were the first to use fuel-saving winglets and composite design, along with engines that become cleaner and greener every year. In fact, new aircraft are 80 per cent more fuel efficient than the first jets made in the 1950s. The technology business aviation invests in these areas is second to none. I think you will see our sector lead in leveraging machine learning for smart routing and we will play a big role in the electrification of regional aircraft. I think we will also see a net zero business aviation commitment and we will lead by example.