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Sheryl Barden discusses retention of staff for business aviation departments at NBAA-BACE 2016 in Orlando, Florida. Read the full Flight Evening News article here
For 45 years Janice Barden found, tested and placed in service qualified corporate aircraft pilots who today serve as business aviation leaders for a great number of flight departments. In October 2016, Professional Pilot's magazine editor Murray Smith penned a short biography about his friend and colleague. Jan made numerous contributions to the business aviation industry. Read more about this game-changing corporate aircraft recruiter.
The NBAA Careers in Business Aviation Day, a special event for students, is a highlight of the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). This year’s program, set for Nov. 3, will honor the legacy of Janice K. Barden, a longtime leader and visionary in the business aviation industry. Read the NBAA article here.
The Innovation Zone is back for the 2016 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, (NBAA-BACE) and once again will feature sessions highlighting new concepts and technologies for business aviation. “The Innovation Zone is exciting for attendees because we aren’t just looking at new technologies,” said Mike Nichols, NBAA’s vice president of educational development and professionalism. “We also want to discuss philosophies that are innovative in nature, including fresh and different approaches to managing the workforce versus our industry’s more traditional approaches.” Read the NBAA article here.
Projected global airline industry growth, combined with competition from other industries, means that business aviation faces increasing pressure to attract and retain the number of quality employees that it needs to meet demand. The good news is, there’s still time to implement strategies that will help flight departments compete with other employers. Even better news: NBAA and others in business aviation are hard at work on those strategies. Click here to read the article in Business Aviation Advisor.
By Kerry Lynch - September 3, 2016 Janice Barden, the founder of Aviation Personnel International (API) who was well known within the business aviation community for her contributions over nearly six decades, died on July 31. Born in Cleveland, Barden obtained a degree in industrial psychology from Kent State University and then spent 15 years working for an airline personnel placement firm. In 1971 she decided to start her own business, API, in New Orleans, establishing the first female-owned and -operated personnel search firm dedicated to business aviation. The firm, now run by her daughter Sheryl Barden, has placed thousands of professionals in business aviation. Read the full article on AINonline.
By William Garvey, Jessica A. Salerno and Molly McMillin Janice K. Barden, founder of Aviation Personnel International (API), a San Francisco-based aviation recruiting firm specializing in business aviation, an industry in which she was a major figure, died July 31. Sheryl Barden, CEO and president of API, said her mother “Never stopped talking about this wonderful industry and the pride she had in it, literally until the day she died.” Since its founding in 1971, API has placed thousands of professionals. Read the full article on AviationWeek.com.