The Minnesota Business Aviation Association
Exists to Foster and Promote
Business Aviation Throughout the State of Minnesota
The Minnesota Business Aviation Association (MBAA) has been an advocate for business aviation since 1955 when it was organized by a group of 25 members representing business aircraft. As defined by Jim Magnus, the first President, the MBAA is:
"An independent, non-profit organization to represent and protect the aviation interests of its members, to present a united front in all matters where organized action is necessary to improve business aircraft, and to further the cause of safety and economy of business aircraft operations."
Today, the MBAA has grown to over 600 current members including pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, avionic technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, aircraft sales representatives, aircraft manufacturers, fixed based operators, aviation law firms, insurance companies, catering companies, local/state/federal government officials, and other organizations involved in Minnesota's aviation industry.
MBAA members operate aircraft based at numerous airports throughout the state of Minnesota. Our member flight departments represent Fortune 500 companies, as well as many smaller Minnesota based companies. Aircraft our members operate, serve hundreds of Minnesota residents and bring thousands of customers to our state each year.
In Minnesota, general and business aviation directly contribute over $3 billion annually to the Minnesota economy. Well maintained Minnesota airports and facilities ensure Minnesota based companies are strategically positioned to participate in the global economy well into the future.