THE MBAA MISSION IS TO FOSTER AND PROMOTE BUSINESS AVIATION THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF MINNESOTA
& THE UPPER MIDWEST REGION
Minnesota Business Aviation Association, Inc. (MBAA) has been an advocate for business aviation since 1955 when it was organized by a group of 25 members representing business aircraft. Jim Magnus was the first President of the association. He guided the association over the course of the first five years to ensure it remained an independent not for profits organization that represented the interests of its business aviation members.
Today, the MBAA has grown to nearly 600 current members including pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, avionic technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, aircraft sales representatives, aircraft manufacturers, fixed based operators, aviation law firms, insurance companies, catering companies, local/state/federal government officials, and other organizations involved in Minnesota's aviation industry.
MBAA members operate aircraft based at numerous airports throughout the state of Minnesota. MBAA member flight departments represent Fortune 500 companies, as well as many smaller Minnesota based companies. Business aviation serve hundreds of Minnesota residents and bring thousands of customers to our state each year.
In Minnesota, general and business aviation directly contribute more than $18 billion annually to the Minnesota economy. Well maintained Minnesota airports and facilities ensure Minnesota based companies are strategically positioned to participate in the global economy well into the future.