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Aviation Business Plan

Prashant Magar
Aviation is a business, that has good prospects, especially in the developed world, where the number of frequent fliers is significantly high. To know more, read on.
In order to realize the goal of starting your own airline and nurturing it through ups and downs, requires great deal of expertise and professional approach.
Along with these, a sound financial backing, a highly capable and trustworthy set of individuals to manage various operations and other logistical support is a must. The beginning of a business plan itself signifies the dedication levels and the ability of the venture to rise in the competitive environment.

Aviation Business Development

'Every great task or successful venture is achieved twice, once in the mind and once in the real world.' This axiom illustrates the importance of a widely accepted and proven business tip, to have a sound and workable plan.
A successful business venture, especially one as big as an aviation plan requires a 'blueprint', where the needs of the market, company's projected position in the market, detailed working and marketing strategy and a viable back-up plan are chalked out.
If a survey of all the major corporations or businesses in the world is made, you will realize one common aspect. All these entities worked on an extremely workable and target oriented business plan.
Some of the essential components of a well-thought aviation business plan are
  • The scope of the market
  • Initial investment
  • Carving your niche among existing business competition
  • Financial requirements and scalability of project
  • Marketing and associated support
  • Large and trained personnel
  • Raising Capital
Once you are ready with all these start-up requirements, the plan can be implemented with professional help. The National Business Aviation Association, Inc, is one such institution of aviation business groups which can help you in various matters.
A sufficient business financing or a secured loan can be availed of, at relatively low interest rates and in case you are already into some other successful business operation, obtaining a big loan would be relatively easier.

The Extended Aviation Business Plan

The recruitment of people for areas like technological assistance, human resource management, finance professionals, the airline crew, the airplanes, locations to be served, flight operation and maintenance works, and so on, is the next major stage.
These steps follow, once the foundation for the economic, legal, social, governmental and environmental clearances has been laid.
After you give a green signal to the start-up, the next crucial aspect is aviation business development. The sustainability of your venture, depends on how you serve the customers. 'Customer is the king', should be the guiding line for every ambitious and dedicated industry, especially the ones directly operating in the public domain.
It may be easy for many plans to start their operations, but the hallmark of a successful business is, the consistency of service. Good business becomes excellent, not by providing occasional good service, but by providing an undeterred and consistent service.
Aviation business will also put you in many tight situations, where a lot of tight corners would have to be negotiated.
In such situations, your values and business ethics will come into play and can be a defining edge for your business. There may be several situations, where you might have to choose between what is right and what seems to be an easy way. At such times, always think with the long term perspective and make wise decisions.
At the end of the day, when you return from a hard day's work, to face your near and dear, they should feel proud of your venture. The shine of a confident and morally sound business entrepreneur should glow in your eyes, so that you face the world with an 'air' of dignity.