The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has approved six new Professional Development Program (PDP) Courses offered by five different PDP providers. NBAA officials note they are also seeking new educational providers to develop additional courses.
The newest courses include two new offerings from Aviation Training Solutions. The first course is “Effective Leadership in Business Aviation,” while the second course is “Enhancing Productivity through Business Aviation.”
Aviem International, Inc. offers the approved course, “Emergency Planning for Business Aviation,” that includes developing and implementing a disaster recovery plan for a business aviation flight department.
Convergent Performance LLC was approved for a course titled “Pilot Reliability Certification” that covers basic human factors in business aviation, while Ohio University has an approved course called “Business in Aviation” that plans for corporate travel analysis and the concepts of fitting the flight department into a corporate culture. Sinclair Community College offers “Principles of Aviation Leadership” that outlines the methods for developing a strategic mission and vision statement for a flight department.
PDP Courses are a means of preparing individuals to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs), though participation in PDP is not required for participation in the CAM Program, according to NBAA officials.
NBAA seeks providers for additional PDP Courses. Traditionally, established training organizations and educational institutions provide PDP Courses through a variety of delivery methods, including Internet courses, video instructions and on-site seminars. Individuals and organizations interested in becoming PDP-approved providers should contact NBAA. The deadline for provider and course submissions is January 15, 2010; NBAA’s PDP Review Committee will make selections in the Spring.
For more information: NBAA.org