I grew up a reader, entranced by the cities, countries, continents – and even worlds – that books opened to this suburban dweller. 

That love of reading has stood me well at work, too, given the amount of information we’ve had to read, digest, and distill over the past seven years so that BAA can continue to  deliver the information you need to safely and cost effectively own and use turbine aircraft. 

In 2018 we added the BAA “Above & Beyond” podcasts, so you could hear more from industry experts discussing the topics most important to you, available at your fingertips.

And now, in 2021, rapidly evolving technology and current events require that we take another step, and deliver that information more frequently – and in a wider variety of easily-accessible formats to meet your ever-changing needs.

Welcome to BAA 2.1! 

It’s Business Aviation Advisor, the same magazine you know and trust, restructured. No longer will you have to wait for the next issue – rather, you’ll have access to BAA articles and broadcasted podcasts as they are written and recorded, featuring the aviation professionals best suited to deliver the information you need, when you need it – so critical as economic and travel conditions evolve throughout the year. 

The changes in business aviation – and travel in general – that we’ve seen in 2020 are continuing into 2021, and likely beyond. 

You – the world’s 37,000 aircraft owners and users – are adapting your work environments and travel priorities in response to those changes. There’s increased pressure on you – as well as on aircraft manufacturers – to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint and its dependency on fossil fuel. The new U.S. administration surely will have an impact on energy consumption both in the air and on the ground. Aircraft and engine manufacturers, as well as Fixed Base Operators and maintenance service providers, have made “going green” a priority during the next decade, adapting the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel to power their aircraft, and solar and wind generation to support their facilities. The Centers for Disease Control just issued new regulations for international travel – regulations that will change as international health organizations respond to the evolving pandemic. Both will affect aviation economics in ways we may not know… until they happen.

This month, Flying Colours’ Eric Gillespie describes how to increase the value of older aircraft models. Our Washington columnist, Dave Collogan, tells you why President-Elect Biden’s choice for Transportation Secretary may be unwise. Travel professional Andy Menkes discusses how to integrate your business aircraft travel with commercial airlines flying. And Gulfstream’s Charles Etter explains how to take aviation’s commitment to “going green” to the ground. 

BAA 2.1 will continue to bring you the most up-to-date information on these and many other issues – now more immediately and more frequently, throughout 2021, so you can make the best use of your investments in business aviation.

Stay tuned – and thanks for reading and listening!!

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