Business Aviation Remains Essential for the National Cash Register Corporation
The company’s roots began in the 1800s and they continue to grow deeper in the business aviation industry every day.
In 1906, Charles Kettering invented the electric cash register. He was working in the research laboratory for National Cash Register – among a vibrant community of inventors in Dayton, OH that included Orville and Wilbur Wright.
More than 100 years later, the company known as NCR Corporation processes more than 550 million transactions a day, supplying the technology for point-of-sale terminals, ATM machines, travel kiosks and mobile boarding passes around the globe.
“People ask how old our flight department is, but when you consider we were associated with the Wright brothers from the very beginning, it’s hard to pinpoint how long NCR has been involved with aviation,” said Jeff Michael, NCR’s director of aviation.
With operations in 130 countries, NCR’s leadership team logs plenty of airline miles, but for some trips “it’s easier and more affordable” to dispatch the company’s Gulfstream G550 or Bombardier Challenger 300, said Andrea Ledford, senior vice president of corporate services and chief human resources officer.
NCR frequently flies to major financial hubs across the United States: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Dallas, for example. They also use the business aircraft to visit customers.
“A lot of our customers are based in remote places, and the aircraft helps us respond to business opportunities,” said Ledford. That’s also true “on international flights when we’re making a lot of stops or on a short timeframe.”