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02
May
shortage of pilots - baa logo - business aviation advisor magazineHappy with your flight crew? Then you’d best be prepared to take action to keep them. We are now in the third year of an unprecedented shortage of pilots, and the situation is not going to get better quickly. What can you do to ensure that your NextGen pilots stay with you, and that new pilots will be in the pipeline when your current pilots retire? In “Sticky Business,” Sheryl Barden tells you six ways to find and keep new pilots. Download the PDF.
13
Feb
Business & Commercial Aviation logo In the February 2019 issue of Business & Commercial Aviation, editor Bill Garvey sat down with API CEO Sheryl Barden and asked her his "fast five" questions regarding the business aviation industry. Topics included resume writing, college degrees, projected industry growth, the pilot shortage and compensation. Read the article here or visit aviationweek.com/fastfive.
25
Jan
NBAA business aviation millennialsOne key challenge facing the industry – how to attract and retain business aviation pilots – was again front and center at a recent day-long meeting attended by a diverse group of experts and a number of NBAA committee leaders and staff. The pilot issue is part of NBAA’s overall focus on workforce development concerns specific to business aviation. The many flight departments that understand the importance of quality-of-life concerns and have a supportive company culture – and thereby have attracted a certain kind of pilot to their ranks – still need to pay close attention to compensation, warned NBAA Board member Sheryl Barden, president of Aviation Personnel International. “With the unprecedented demand for pilots, companies will have to pay their pilots well to keep them. You can’t move the needle in your own operations if you are not willing to address the compensation issue.” Read the full article here.
09
Jan
Business Airport Intl logo           What more can business aviation operators do to increase job satisfaction and retain their staff in the long term? In the January 2019 issue of Business Airport International magazine, Saul Wordsworth asks API's CEO Sheryl Barden and other aviation hiring experts to share their opinions on workforce retention strategies. Read the PDF here
28
Nov
aviation week and space technology logo

I was in a deep leather chair on the fourth floor of the University Club on San Francisco’s Nob Hill viewing a downtown obscured in a smoke haze generated by the terrible Camp Fire, still smoldering 150 mi. to the northeast. At long last, it was finally raining.

Presently I was joined by my host and club member Sheryl Barden. I had taken a break from a family Thanksgiving visit to discuss the pilot shortage’s effect on business aviation with someone who could provide insight, perspective and—possibly—a way forward. Read the PDF here.
 
05
Sep
NBAA business aviation millennialsFrom aircraft maintenance to pilots to dispatchers and more – the career prospects in business aviation are endless. That was the message industry professionals had for area college students who came out to the Northern California Business Aviation Association’s (NCBAA) annual Career Day, held Sept. 5 at San Jose International Airport, prior to NBAA’s San Jose Regional Forum on Sept. 6. Sheryl Barden, president and CEO of recruiting firm Aviation Personnel International, said the industry is “hungry for young talent,” and she urged students to start making contacts now while still in school. She congratulated them on taking the first step, by coming to the NCBAA Career Day, but there’s more the students should be doing. For example, she said:
  • Build your personal brand through a professional social media preference
  • Create a simple business card to hand out at events
  • Follow up with people who give you their business card
  • Create a resume and website that talks about who you are
  • Ask local operators for informational interviews
Read the full article on NBAA.org.
10
Apr

Business Airport Intl logoYOUTH MOVEMENT: Millennials are a new breed of private jet flyer. These experience-driven young professionals expect their journeys to be high tech – from booking systems through to inflight services and connectivity. In this article, API's Sheryl Barden talks about the demand for inflight connectivity among millennial travelers as well as how the business aviation sector can help attract millennial aviation professionals.

Read Kari Allen's article online, which was featured in the April 2018 issue of Business Airport International. Or, download the PDF.

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Aviation Personnel International Expands Team, Announces Promotions

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SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, 2019 – Sheryl Barden, President and CEO of Aviation Personnel International (API), today announced the promotions of Jennifer Pickerel to Director, Client and Candidate Services, and […]

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API’s CEO Sheryl Barden Appointed to NBAA Board of Directors

Sheryl Barden Joins NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council

LAS VEGAS – October 11, 2017 – Today Sheryl Barden, President and CEO of Aviation Personnel International (apiaviation.com), was appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Business Aviation […]

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Jenny Showalter Joins Aviation Personnel International as Manager, Candidate Services

Jenny Showalter Aviation Personnel Manager, Candidate Services

SAN FRANCISCO – January 19, 2017 – Sheryl Barden, President and CEO of Aviation Personnel International (apiaviation.com), today announced the addition of Jenny Showalter as the company’s Manager, Candidate Services. […]

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Aviation Personnel International Celebrates 45 Years in Aviation

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CEO Sheryl Barden to Celebrate 45 Years in Aviation, Lead Recruitment Panel at NBAA’s BACE  ORLANDO – Oct. 31, 2016 – 2016 has been a banner year for Aviation Personnel International (API), […]

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Business Aviation Pioneer Janice K. Barden Dies

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SAN FRANCISCO Aug. 2, 2016 – Sheryl Barden, President and CEO of Aviation Personnel International (API), today announced the passing of the company’s chairman and founder, Janice K. Barden, who started the […]

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