Marketplace: Business Aviation Staffing Services

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A number of companies provide staffing support for business aviation, helping companies to recruit not only pilots but flight attendants and mechanics. Examples of staffing services providers are listed below.

Aircare International, a multi-faceted business aviation support firm, provides staffing services exclusively for FAA Part 91 and Part 135 operations, with a particular focus on pilots, flight attendants and mechanics. The company’s diverse clientele, all U.S.-based, includes many Fortune 100 companies, charter operators, and individual flight departments, with the majority flying mid-size to large aircraft deployed in domestic and international operations.  

Aircare International maintains its own candidate vetting process, which includes drug testing, and extensive background and records checks. It operates business aviation training centers in Van Nuys, California; Dallas; Morristown, New Jersey; and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Focused On Business Aviation

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Recruiting the most experienced talent for permanent, full-time positions, exclusively for business aviation, has been the focus of Aviation Personnel International (API) for more than 50 years.  

Founded in 1971, San Francisco-based API offers a broad portfolio of pre-vetted, passive job seekers—those currently employed and not looking for another position, as well as outplacement support and compensation consulting for hiring managers and human resources professionals. For the corporate flight department, the portfolio includes all levels of staff, including candidates in leadership positions, as well as maintenance, flight operations and supporting roles.

API’s clients have included Fortune 100 companies, as well as high net-worth individuals engaged in both domestic and international operation.  Employed aviation professionals are encouraged to create a relationship with API well before they are ready to make a change. Candidates may register for free at to become an API Registered Professional.…

Global Database Of Crew Members

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Flight Crews Unlimited (FCU), based in Richmond, Illinois, meets the unique needs of its business aviation clients through a turnkey approach to deliver the right aviation professional to accomplish the mission. 

FCU uses a customized, global data base of more than 10,000 qualified crew members, with search capability based on certification, location, vaccinations and languages. The database includes pilots, flight attendants, dispatchers and maintenance technicians for short or long-term employment.

Crew members are vetted through FCU’s CREWScontrol process, incorporating the most stringent crew vetting standards in the industry, including extensive background checks and verification of training and certifications.  Catering to an international customer base, FCU’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, private flight departments, large aircraft management firms, and fractional share providers.  

Recruitment For Temporary, Permanent Positions

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Jet Aviation has recruited staff and advised customers on personnel matters pertaining to business aviation since 1996. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, but with a global reach, Jet Aviation has a strong foothold in recruitment of both permanent and temporary flight crews, as well as aviation-specific or non-specific openings, such as information technology, finance, human resources, sales and legal.

Working with a diverse international customer base, Jet Aviation’s clients include Fortune 500 flight departments, aircraft management and charter companies, MROs, completion facilities and aviation software vendors. In all cases, candidates go through an exhaustive screening and vetting process.  

Jet Aviation also conducts an in-depth interview with its customers to gain a thorough understanding of their needs and the kind of candidate they are seeking, to ensure that the personality and general outlooks of both the candidate and the company are aligned.