Business Aviation is an essential part of the air transport ecosystem. The number of passengers it transports each year (slightly more than 3m) may represent a fraction of the total number of passengers flying with scheduled airlines (network and low-cost carriers); but with a fleet of 3,500 aircraft (both twin-engine turboprop and jets), its positive impact on European business should not be overlooked.
Business Aviation, as with many niche segments, faces specific operating challenges, and often does not fit the mould when it comes to the regulatory environment. But the EBAA maintains that what is good for Business Aviation is good for the air transport ecosystem as a whole.
This position paper outlines the current issues and proposed remedies for Business Aviation in the framework of the European Union.