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  • 24 Sep 2020 9:13 AM | Delaney Johnston (Administrator)

    First Officer Courtland Savage was boarding a United Express flight to Bentonville, Arkansas, and heading towards the cockpit when a passenger handed him bags to put in the overhead locker.

    "I immediately felt angry, but I knew I couldn't be angry. I knew I had to just smile and say: 'Hey, I'm not the flight attendant, I'm the pilot' and then proceed to the cockpit to fly the plane.'"

    For Savage, who is Black, changing preconceptions about being a pilot is key to diversifying the aviation industry.

    See article here.

  • 15 Sep 2020 1:43 PM | Wendy Quandahl (Administrator)

    Where Are You Going Next?

    You know how important it is to properly transport people and products toward their destination. But what about yourself? You should have a flight plan mapped out for your career path as well. A great way to launch your advancement is with a Master of Science in Aviation and Transportation from Lewis University. Are you currently working in either the aviation or transportation industries? This program, designed for individuals who would like to expand their careers into management roles, may be for you! Our program capitalizes on coursework, research, and industry partnerships to provide a comprehensive education and global awareness for professional and personal success.

    This includes:

    • Developing an appreciation for critical thinking, problem-solving, and the value of unbiased, informed decision-making through ethical research practices
    • Expanding skills in written and oral communication, human resource management, strategic project planning, and safety management systems for aviation and transportation
    • Analyzing the implications of industry practices and regulation, maximizing the effectiveness of a highly skilled human workforce, and thoughtfully integrating beneficial technology

    Learn more at our: AVIATION AND TRANSPORTATION VIRTUAL INFORMATION SESSION

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2020 4-5 p.m.

    Register now:   lewisu.edu/msat-vis

    We have chosen to host our virtual information session during National Aviation History month as a way to honor our industry and to celebrate those of you who aspire to contribute great things within the industries of aviation and transportation.

    Unable to attend but interested in learning more? Contact Rhonda Richter at (815) 836-5811 or richterh@lewisu.edu.

    The program director and graduate admission counselor will tell you about the program and answer any questions you have.


  • 26 Aug 2020 12:12 PM | Delaney Johnston (Administrator)

    This year's Women in Corporate Aviation scholarships are open for applications until September 15th! Note you must be a member of WCA by September 5th to qualify for this year's scholarships. Both men and women can apply! For more information, visit: https://www.wca-intl.org/scholarship-opportunities/

  • 27 Jul 2020 9:01 AM | Delaney Johnston (Administrator)

    Register for NBAA's Virtual Career Fair here! NBAA's Virtual Career Fair uses a simple online platform to connect you directly with employers from the comfort of your home, office, smartphone or tablet.  

    After signing in, you'll be able to explore the available opportunities and upload your resume.  Be sure to upload your resume before the event so that employers will have your information readily available. 

    On the day of the career fair, you'll engage in 1-on-1 chats with the employers of your choosing, share your background and experience, and ask questions of as many employers as you’d like until the career fair ends.

    Whether you’re looking to break into the industry or are an established professional, the NBAA Virtual Career Fair will have something for everyone:

    • Professionals in the field seeking new career opportunities
    •  Students ready to begin their careers.
    • Professionals who want to learn more about opportunities for advancement.
  • 16 Jul 2020 8:07 AM | Delaney Johnston (Administrator)

    On July 10th, CABAA, in partnership with the Boeing Corporation and Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative hosted the inaugural Gary STEM Signing Day to celebrate high school seniors who are committing to continue their education at technical schools, colleges and universities. These students will be applying their talents in pursuit of careers in STEM fields and putting themselves on the fast track for success. STEM Signing Days, modeled after signing days for athletes, recognize students who commit to pursuing STEM degrees after high school. 

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's event was hosted as a virtual event, with students signing STEM letters of intent virtually during a ceremony attended by family members and elected officials - including Gary Mayor Jerome Prince. Thirteen students from Gary were selected to take part in the event.

    A recap of the event can be found here: STEM Signing Day Recap.pdf

  • 15 Jul 2020 7:51 AM | Delaney Johnston (Administrator)

    Dear Members and Partners,

    The Chicago Area Business Aviation Association is deeply saddened by recent tragic events taking place across the nation.  It’s clear that systemic racism is ever-present in countless industries throughout our country, and we are a long way from the “justice for all” our nation once envisioned. We must do more and better. 

    CABAA believes in racial equity and the American Dream’s viability depends on the eradication of racism.  We believe everyone deserves equal recognition and representation. We must recognize our common humanity and the distinct qualities making us unique, as it is through these unique qualities we draw strength as an association.  With a renewed sense of purpose and urgency, we will work to improve the diversity, inclusion, fairness and equality within our association, and the Chicago business aviation community.

    CABAA Board of Directors and Executive Council

  • 7 Jul 2020 9:54 AM | Delaney Johnston (Administrator)

    NBAA wants to help the business aviation community get back to work as we navigate the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by making it easier for job seekers and employers to connect and by providing content to help prepare business aviation professionals to safely get back in the air.

    Job seekers, whether an NBAA member or not, can post a resume to NBAA’s jobs board at no cost. And, now through the end of August, employers can also post openings to NBAA’s jobs board for free.

    Also, On Aug. 12, 2020, NBAA will host its first ever Virtual Career Fair. Details to be released as soon as they become available!

    See NBAA post for more information: https://nbaa.org/professional-development/workforce-initiatives/bizav-back-to-work/?_zs=njxQV1&_zl=wlau6

  • 1 Jul 2020 5:10 PM | Wendy Quandahl (Administrator)

    Washington, DC, July 1, 2020 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced the cancellation of its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which was scheduled to take place in Orlando, FL, Oct. 6-8. 

    The cancellation is based on clear guidance from public health officials at all levels of government addressing the unique, complex COVID-19 related challenges associated with large indoor venues. For example, the Florida Department of Health has recently issued an advisory recommending that individuals avoid participation in gatherings of more than 50 people.

    In addition, numerous states, including Florida, have onerous travel restrictions in place, and flights to and from many international countries are banned. These restrictions make it not only difficult, but in many cases impossible, for individuals and companies to participate in the world’s largest business aviation event. 

    “The promotion of safety is a primary reason NBAA was founded in 1947, and safety is at the foundation of all we are today,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “As COVID-19 has emerged as a pandemic, NBAA has consistently looked to local, state, federal and global health officials to inform our decisions and guide our actions with regard to live events.”

    According to Bolen, “NBAA has always advised its members to conduct a thorough risk evaluation before every flight to determine whether or not the mission can be safely conducted. We have brought that same discipline to the upcoming NBAA-BACE, and we regret that this year’s event must be grounded. We will immediately begin working with exhibitors and others as we wind down this year’s event and begin preparations for next year’s NBAA-BACE.

    “On behalf of the NBAA Board of Directors, Advisory Council and association staff, we thank our convention exhibitors, attendees and other participants for their patience, loyalty and partnership as we move through these unprecedented and challenging times,” Bolen concluded.  

    The 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition will take place from Oct. 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV.    

    # # #

    Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 company and professional members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community. Learn more about NBAA at nbaa.org.

    Members of the media may receive NBAA Press Releases immediately via email. To subscribe to the NBAA Press Release email list, submit the online form.


  • 30 Jun 2020 10:12 PM | Eric Warning (Administrator)

    Here's a link to the aviation jobs on the NBAA website for anyone looking during these challenging times.  Good luck!

    NBAA Jobs

  • 25 Jun 2020 1:06 PM | Mark Quandahl (Administrator)

    The FAA is threatening corporate flight departments with burdensome recordkeeping and reporting requirements via a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) creating a Pilot Records Database.

    To learn more about this issue, Jason Herman, Paul Lange, Doug Carr, and Brian Koester will be answering member questions on this Friday's 11:00am ET NBAA News Hour Webinar.

    https://www.bigmarker.com/nbaa/NBAA-News-Hour-Why-the-FAA-s-NPRM-Is-A-Concern-For-Our-Industry

    Make your voice heard on this issue and submit comments to the FAA by the 11:59 ET June 29 deadline to let them know how this proposal will impact your operation. 

    https://www.votervoice.net/NBAA/campaigns/75316/respond


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