THE MISSION OF THE MBAA IS TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE BUSINESS AVIATION THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF MINNESOTA & THE UPPER MIDWEST REGION
Founded in 1955, MBAA has been an advocate for business aviation ever since!
"MBAA is an independent, non-profit organization to represent and protect the aviation interests of its members, to present a united front in all matters where organized action is necessary to improve business aircraft, and to further the cause of safety and economy of business aircraft operations." Jim Magnus, the 1st MBAA President
WHAT DOES THE MBAA DO?
The Minnesota Business Aviation Association, known as the MBAA, enhances communication between MBAA members, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and other aviation organizations. Our Membership includes representation from over 100 Minnesota based companies that utilize aircraft within their core business.
Our goals include, but are not limited to:
-- Positively influencing laws and regulations that impact business and general aviation,
-- Educate and inform government officials, federal, state, and local agencies, and the general public on the needs and benefits of business aviation,
-- Inform MBAA members regarding regulation changes, safety issues, and technological advances that impact business aviation, and
-- The MBAA works to enhance and promote safety and the general livelihood of our members working in business aviation.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE MBAA?
To fulfill its objectives, the MBAA offers a variety of services designed to enhance members' careers. The MBAA hosts monthly meetings that promote professional development. The regular meetings keep members informed on safety related issues, regulation updates and advisories, and airport and FAA issues. Our speakers have included individuals from the FAA, MAC, ATC, NBAA, aircraft manufacturers, flight planning agencies, flight training facilities, retired astronauts and aviators, and educators.
In addition to the monthly meetings, MBAA hosts a summer golf event that raises funds to support our scholarship programs. We have an annual holiday social to recognize our members and encourage networking among association members and industry leaders. Individual members are eligible to apply for Professional Development Grants to enhance their knowledge and advancement potential. The MBAA periodically sends email newsletters detailing association events or issues of concern to the business aviation industry. These are supplemented as necessary with email updates. All current members have access to our membership roster and access to their business aviation association colleagues.
WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE MBAA?
The MBAA currently has over 600 members that include pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, avionics technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, aircraft sales, aircraft manufactures, fixed base operators, aviation law firms, insurance companies, local, state and federal government officials, catering companies, drone operators and companies that provide services and support to the business aviation community.