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JSfirm MEMBER NEWS - 10/09/2017
2017 Business Aviation Survey

 

Abbey Hutter / Marketing Coordinator

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Business Aviation Survey: The Results Are In!


Roanoke, TX (October 10, 2017) JSfirm.com, the leading aviation job advertisement website, has completed its annual Business Aviation Survey.  275 Part 91 and 135 operators participated this year.  Compared to 2016, flight hours have increased (+4%) and fewer companies report being impacted by the pilot shortage (-8%).  Jeff Richards, operations manager for JSfirm.com said, "Overwhelmingly, those surveyed reported that business is good due to the improving economy." He continued, "The majority of operators reported expansion of staff and/or fleet and an increased business demand in 2017.”

 

2017 Business Aviation Survey Results:

 

·       275 companies were surveyed

·       57% are experiencing an increase in flight hours

·       55% will acquire pre-owned or refurb existing aircraft in the next 12-24 months

·       65% report operations are not being impacted by the pilot shortage

 

JSfirm.com Business Aviation Survey Results:                                                                                  Copyright 2017

Q1 - Which of the following best describes your title?

Answers

2017

2016

Owner

18.61%

15.91%

Chief Pilot

26.64%

28.64%

Pilot

8.76%

10.00%

Flight Department Manager

20.44%

18.64%

Director of Aviation

13.87%

13.64%

Vice President of Flight Operations

4.38%

5.91%

Other

7.3%

7.27%

Q2 - What FAR Part do you operate under?

 

 

Answers

2017

2016

Part 91

75.09%

65.30%

Part 135

5.49%

8.68%

Both

16.48%

22.83%

Other

2.93%

3.20%

Q3 - How many employees support your flight department?

Answers

2017

2016

1 - 10

71.17%

68.04%

11 - 30

16.06%

16.89%

31 - 50

4.38%

5.94%

51 - 100

5.47%

6.39%

101 -200

.73%

.91%

201 +

2.19%

1.83%

Q4 - How many aircraft does your company operate?

 

 

Answers

2017

2016

1

42.65%

38.71%

2

22.06%

18.89%

3 - 5

17.65%

20.74%

6 - 10

7.35%

11.98%

11 - 20

6.99%

4.61%

21 +

3.31%

5.07%

Q5 - What types of aircraft do you operate?

Answers

2017

2016

Helicopter

6.57%

3.77%

Turboprop

22.73%

19.42%

Light Jets (< 20,000 lbs.)

18.43%

24.35%

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

30.56%

28.41%

Heavy Jets (> 40,000 lbs.)

21.72%

24.06%

Q6 - Are you seeing increased flight hours in 2017?

 

 

Answers

2017

2016

Yes

55.51%

51.36%

No

44.49%

48.64%

Q7 - What is the estimated increase in flight hours?

 

 

Answers

2017

2016

No Increase

43.17%

46.54%

0 - 10%

29.89%

28.57%

11 - 20%

20.3%

17.97%

21 - 30%

5.17%

4.61%

31 - 40%

0.37%

1.38%

41 - 50%

0.74%

0.46%

50% +

0.37%

0.46%

 

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

 

 

Answers

2017

2016

Refurb Existing Aircraft

29.43%

30.63%

Acquire New Aircraft

17.36%

15.32%

Acquire Pre-Owned Aircraft

25.66%

27.93%

Other

27.55%

26.13%

Q9 - Is the reported pilot shortage impacting your operations?

 

 

Answers

2017

2016

Yes

35.4%

43.12%

No

64.6%

56.88%


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