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Lauren Miller / Marketing Assistant

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Business Aviation Survey: The Results are In!


Roanoke, TX (October 16, 2018) JSfirm.com, 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 JSfirm.com 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

 

JSfirm.com Business Aviation Survey Results:                                                                                          Copyright 2018

Q1 - Which of the following best describes your title?

Answers

2018

2017

Owner

14.86%

18.61%

Chief Pilot

17.75%

26.64%

Pilot

13.77%

8.76%

Flight Department Manager

19.93%

20.44%

Director of Aviation

12.32%

13.87%

Vice President of Flight Operations

1.81%

4.38%

Other

19.57%

7.3%

Q2 - What FAR Part do you operate under?

 

 

Answers

2018

2017

Part 91

55.27%

75.09%

Part 135

11.64%

5.49%

Both

21.09%

16.48%

Other

12%

2.93%

Q3 - How many employees support your flight department?

Answers

2018

2017

1 - 10

53.26%

71.17%

11 - 30

24.64%

16.06%

31 - 50

5.8%

4.38%

51 - 100

5.8%

5.47%

101 -200

3.99%

.73%

201 +

6.52%

2.19%

Q4 - How many aircraft does your company operate?

 

 

Answers

2018

2017

1

31.27%

42.65%

2

11.27%

22.06%

3 - 5

25.45%

17.65%

6 - 10

12%

7.35%

11 - 20

6.91%

6.99%

21 +

13.09%

3.31%

Q5 - What types of aircraft do you operate?

Answers

2018

2017

Helicopter

13.65%

6.57%

Turboprop

19.42%

22.73%

Light Jets (< 20,000 lbs.)

17.59%

18.43%

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

25.46%

30.56%

Heavy Jets (> 40,000 lbs.)

23.88%

21.72%

Q6 - Are you seeing increased flight hours in 2018?

 

 

Answers

2018

2017

Yes

67.39%

55.51%

No

32.61%

44.49%

Q7 - What is the estimated increase in flight hours?

 

 

Answers

2018

2017

No Increase

30.26%

43.17%

0 - 10%

28.41%

29.89%

11 - 20%

25.83%

20.3%

21 - 30%

11.07%

5.17%

31 - 40%

1.11%

0.37%

41 - 50%

1.85%

0.74%

50% +

1.48%

0.37%

 

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

 

 

Answers

2018

2017

Refurb Existing Aircraft

30.94%

29.43%

Acquire New Aircraft

23.78%

17.36%

Acquire Pre-Owned Aircraft

30.62%

25.66%

Other

14.66%

27.55%

Q9 - Is the reported pilot shortage impacting your operations?

 

 

Answers

2018

2017

Yes

61.68%

35.4%

No

38.32%

64.6%

 


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