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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.

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.


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Corporate Flight Attendant | Hartford

The following opportunity for a trained and qualified corporate flight attendant is available with Bombardier:



The Flight Assistant position is responsible for the safety of passengers (customers) and all cabin passenger services, in accordance with Bombardier policies and Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Flight Attendants work in an environment subject to varying climatic conditions, including positive and negative G-forces induced by turbulence and varying levels of cabin pressurization. A combination of standing, stooping, twisting, pulling, pushing, and lifting may be required during any given duty day. The Flight Attendant is responsible for performing all duties as outlined in Bombardier Flight Operations Manual.

Routine In-Flight Service Responsibilities

  • Can be required to carry and/or store passengers’ carry on bags of varying weights.
  • Must be able to push open/pull closed the main cabin door, which weighs up to 130 pounds.
  • Must be able to lift supplies weighing approximately 25 to 30 pounds, from floor level to waist high.
  • Must be able to stand and sit for extended period of time.
  • Serve five-course meal service and a variety of hot and cold beverages.
  • Attend to routine owner requests for assistance.
  • Excellent Crew Resource Management Skills

Emergency Responsibilities

  • During an emergency, a Flight Attendant must be able to jump out of an exit, which has a height of approximately 6 feet.
  • Must be able to visually and aurally assess conditions, and verbally provide direction to the passengers.
  • Must be able to open an emergency window exit, which weighs up to 60lbs.
  • Must be physically capable to assist passengers in a water ditching which includes lifting a life raft, which weighs approximately 60lbs, inflating and maneuvering the raft, and being physically able to get in and out of the raft.
  • Must be able to assist ill or incapacitated crewmembers or passengers. This could include removing a passenger from the seat to the floor, administering CPR including the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), or other forms of first aid.
  • Must be able to fight cabin fires and handle various fire extinguishers, oxygen bottles and other emergency equipment as necessary.
  • Must be able to remove incapacitated passengers or crewmembers from aircraft on land or in water if necessary.
  • Inspects work and corrects as necessary to meet the Quality Requirements specified by the customer, the supervisor, and Company specifications.
  • Team player that exhibits the Bombardier values and attributes.
  • Performs all operations in a safe manner and makes every reasonable effort to prevent others from committing unsafe acts.
  • Makes every effort to continuously learn and to train others.
  • Manages time to optimize productivity.
  • Communicates with other team members and supervisors in a clear, friendly, honest and timely manner.
  • Strives to reduce costs.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations
  • First Aid knowledge
  • Culinary Skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal and Customer Service Skills
  • 2-5 years Flight Attendant experience with a major airline or 1-2 years experience as a Corporate Flight Attendant
  • College degree preferred

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