Pilot Retention – Mente Group has solutions

Pilot retention is a serious issue for our industry, in fact we could almost call it a crisis. The major airlines are hiring pilots in large numbers and they are directly targeting business aviation pilots because of the experience our pilots receive as they operate the sophisticated aircraft prevalent in our industry.

As a former director of aviation, I’ve seen the pilot retention problem firsthand. Working with one of my PhD colleagues through the NBAA, I performed a study on pilot retention this last summer that yielded some surprising results. Probably the most important result of the study was that a multi-tiered approach to the pilot retention is necessary – an approach that must be tailored to each individual flight operation and environment.

At Mente Group, we have devised ground-breaking programs to develop recommendations and solutions for aviation managers who are concerned about retaining pilots. From thorough compensation analyses that are unique in the industry to in-depth studies of operations that generate recommendations on manning and compensation, we have a solution that will fit your needs and your budget.

The average price to replace a heavy jet pilot can be about $150,000 between training and contract labor costs. As pilots depart, both the morale of employees and the trust of executives can decrease. Let us help you find specifically tailored solutions to inspire and retain your pilots. We’ll work on the answers together.


Christopher M. Broyhill

Vice President of Consulting, Mente Group, LLC

Cell: +1 630 360 5593
Office: +1 214 351 9595


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