Business Aviation is Booming While Airlines Are Swooning

For those of you considering a career as a flight attendant, perhaps rethinking your aspirations to work on a corporate jet would be the best approach for you to take. After all, who wouldn’t want to be the sole flight Corporate Flight Attendant

attendant on board a $45 million dollar jet winging passengers and crew in five-star comfort to destinations around the world? The high level of service you will be providing, your pay and benefits, and overall working conditions trumps anything that the airlines can possibly offer.

In case you haven’t noticed, business aviation is booming. Yes, those small jets that are often parked on the other side of the field at airports all across the US are in great demand.

40 New Aircraft For NetJets

Just last week Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, reached an agreement with NetJets to supply a total of 40 new Gulfstream aircraft. The agreement is valued at approximately $1.9 billion which means that four Gulfstream G450s and four Gulfstream G550s will be delivered to NetJets each year from 2012 through 2016. This deal also includes a long-term maintenance support agreement.

No, that may not sound like a lot of jets being delivered, but NetJets has the largest business jet service in the world. NetJets provides long-range service for corporations, wealthy individuals, and celebrities who must be able to fly on short notice. NetJets has over 90% of the long-range cabin fractional market and is the largest operator of Gulfstream aircraft in the world. As of June 2008 NetJets’ worldwide Gulfstream fleet totals 110 and is comprised of 21 Gulfstream G550/V, 55 Gulfstream G450/400/IV-SP and 34 Gulfstream G200s.

Accepting Applications

In the US, NetJets has two fleets operating — one flying Falcon Jets, the second flying Gulfstreams. The Falcon Jet side of the business isn’t accepting applications right now, but the Gulfstream side is. So, if you are interested in applying, then why not send your resume out today?

For Gulfstream large cabin aircraft mail to:


NetJets International, Inc.

ATTN: RECRUITING
108 Traders Cross Road, Ste. 100
Okatie, SC 29909

Fax 843.705.8001

[email protected]

For flight attendants interested in flying with NetJets Europe email: [email protected]

NetJets Comes Highly Recommended

Please check directly with NetJets regarding their current hiring status. Though CabinManagers can’t forward your personal information to NetJets on your behalf, we can recommend the company as being a solid performer offering very good pay (beginning salaries in the low 40s) and excellent working conditions.

Yes, the airlines are swooning while business aviation is booming. Perhaps taking a hard look at what flying on a corporate jet requires is a good way to go.

Resources

Corporate Flight Attendant Community

NetJets Flight Attendant Page

OpenSkies, Courtesy Of British Airways, Is Hiring

OpenSkies

OpenSkies Is Here!

A new airline is getting ready to take flight: OpenSkies

, a division of UK flag carrier, British Airways is now in business.

The airline is a direct result of the Open Skies agreement reached this past March between the European Union (EU) and the United States, allowing European airlines to fly from a destination outside of their home country to the US. Previously, flights had to originate in the country where the airline was domiciled as “cabotage” rules forbid this practice. Given that the 27 EU countries are operating somewhat like the 50 states of the US, this move makes sense.

Open Skies (the agreement) isn’t perfect as it allows US air carriers to fly to points within Europe while denying similar access to European air carriers stateside, at least for now. That may change in the future, but the US is trying to protect its ravaged airline industry from outside forces who could wreck the economy.

For flight attendant prospects, OpenSkies (the airline, that is) could present a wonderful opportunity to get in on the ground floor of something that has a promising future.  Thanks to the backing of British Airways, OpenSkies has a chance of making it where others have failed (i.e., MAXjet Airways, Silverjet, and EOS Airlines).

Is OpenSkies hiring? Absolutely! In fact, we can share the following information about who they are looking for in a candidate, but we urge you to visit the airline’s career page

for more information. Here are some of the highlights of the position:

Cabin Crew

Who are we looking for?

Flight attendants who:

  • have a passion for giving excellent customer service
  • love working in a team
  • possess great communication skills
  • want to help shape a new airline
  • are friendly and approachable
  • ideally have a bilingual capability

In addition we have opportunities for suitably qualified Flight Attendants to become Team Leaders who:

  • Have a minimum of 12 months recent flying experience as a flight attendant
  • Can lead and motivate a team
  • Can create the environment for service excellence

Why join OpenSkies?

  • Have the opportunity to deliver a pri cemium product and service style
  • Being in at the start of a exciting new premium international airline
  • Great opportunities for career advancement
  • No reserve lines – everyone gets to fly immediately
  • Paid while you are training in London at the OpenSkies training school.
  • Elegant, designer uniform – Free initial issue.

Enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package consisting of:

  • Per diem expenses
  • Generous vacation and holiday benefits
  • Worldwide Staff Travel with British Airways
  • 401(K) Retirement Plan
  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits

How do I apply?

We are recruiting Flight Attendants in the New York area in late June and July. If you are interested in joining our team, complete our on line application by clicking here

http://cabincrew.openskiescareers.com

Once you have passed this initial online screening you will be invited to attend an interview. We have a number of dates scheduled for interviews in New York

and you will be able to book yourself onto an available date that suits you. Be prepared to spend the whole day with us.

Are You A New Yorker?

Of course, if you already live in the New York area, then that is an advantage for you. If you don’t, apply anyway, but be prepared for getting yourself to the Big Apple and spending the day with the airline.

Best wishes — we’ll post more information here as it becomes known.