Just last week, we have discussed some of the benefits you can get from aviation business. Here are the other hidden advantages you may not know yet:
- Exercising Management Control Over Efficient, Reliable Scheduling
The near-total scheduling flexibility inherent in business aircraft – even changing itineraries enroute – can be a powerful asset. Since aircraft can arrive and depart on the passenger’s schedule, typically waiting for them in the ordinary course of business, meetings can be moved up, moved back or extended without penalty, risk or unnecessary scheduling pressures. Overnight trips also can be avoided. If managed proactively, this benefit can improve business results.
- Projecting a Positive Corporate Image
For vendors and particularly for customers, the arrival and departure of company employees via business aircraft is the sign of a well-run company, signaling the progressive nature of an organization with a keen interest in efficient time management and high levels of productivity. If used for charitable purposes, significant public relations benefits also can be realized.
- Attracting and Retaining Key People
Finding and keeping outstanding employees can hinge on many factors, including the ability to maintain reasonable travel schedules, which will maximize personal productivity and assure family time. Holding on to valuable employees also can prevent companies from spending time and resources on training replacement employees.
- Reducing Post-Trip Fatigue/Increasing Post-Trip Productivity
Schedules that require late night travel or longer than-necessary trips often result in post-trip fatigue, damaging productivity following the trip. Because they facilitate efficient scheduling, business aircraft minimize this loss.
- Optimizing Payroll
Under “rightsizing” initiatives, many organizations have rediscovered the need to maximize the productivity of fewer employees to accomplish greater amounts of work and ensure the organization’s competitive positive position and long-term success. As business aircraft improve employee time management and efficiency, they can help maximize a company’s competitive market advantage and eliminate the need for additional personnel, thereby reducing payroll costs.
- Truncating Cycle Times
The compound effect of increased productivity and saved time is that more can be accomplished in less time. Consequently, many companies attribute reductions in “cycle times” – when facilities are brought on-line sooner and projects finished faster – to business aircraft use. Although challenging to quantify or attribute entirely to business aircraft use, this benefit can be substantial.
- Charging the Entrepreneurial Spirit
By minimizing or eliminating many of the barriers to travel, business aircraft allow business opportunities to be more readily considered and acted upon. Business cultures and their strategies change as markets, facilities, and customers in areas that were once considered unreachable and thus ignored, are newly accessible.