Executive Education

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Partnership

For a quarter century, Darden Executive Education has partnered with the National Business Aviation Association to help develop their members who are key flight department personnel and managers of the corporate aviation function. Since 1986, NBAA members have benefited significantly from both the Managing the Corporate Aviation Function and Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function programs. In helping business aviation managers become more productive, efficient and creative, the NBAA/Darden programs have received unanimous critical acclaim from attendees.

Topics across the programs position these professionals to concentrate on, and explore, the business challenges they face in managing and strengthening their industry-specific operations.

Managing the Corporate Aviation Function


  • Airplane Acquisition
  • Basic Financial Statements
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Charge Back Methods
  • Cost Analysis
  • Fleet Planning
  • Fractional Ownership
  • Helicopter Acquisition
  • Leadership Skills
  • Lease vs. Buy vs. Charter
  • Managing People
  • Net Present Value

Developing Leadership Capability in the Corporate Aviation Function 


  • Developing Leadership Skills
  • High-performance Service Operations
  • Mastering the Change Process
  • Personal Planning Workshop
  • Strategic Thinking   
  • Over 1,200 executives have completed the aviation industry programs. Each course is delivered once annually at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

    NBAA members receive a 10 percent fee reduction.

    To learn more about this partnership, call +1-434-924-3000 or contact the program director.

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