Air Charter Committee

The NATA Air Charter Committee (ACC) is tasked to promote the interests of the association’s members holding on-demand Part 135 air carrier certificates by addressing regulatory and legislative issues and industry concerns. The committee members represent the diversity of operations found under the Part 135 regulations, and include operators of a range of aircraft from large turbine-powered business jets, to small single-engine, piston-powered airplanes, and helicopters.

The ACC, and the Part 135 industry in general, are overwhelmingly comprised of small businesses as defined by the Small Business Administration.

Members of the ACC serve two-year terms. During that time, they act as the voice of the Part 135 membership within the association to ensure that the needs of this critical industry segment are appropriately represented by the staff.

NATA members providing services to the on-demand Part 135 industry are also eligible for ACC membership. Currently, providers of simulator flight training, insurance and consulting services participate on the ACC.

Committee Members

Suran Wijayawardana

Scott Ashton
President & General Manager
Associated Aircraft Group Inc.

Paul Capistrant
Assistant Chief Pilot
Solairus Aviation
Dana Carr
Vice President, Director of Operations
Air Ambulance by Air Trek, Inc.

Brian Chapman
V.P., Sales
Wing Aviation
Saskia de Jong
US Key Account Sales Manager

Terri Farish
Director, Client Services
Chantilly Air, Inc.
Dennis Fox
SVP, Operations
Executive Jet Management

Eileen M. Gleimer
Crowell & Moring LLP
Todd Guelich
Senior Vice President

Donald J. Haloburdo
Vice President/General Manager
Jet Aviation - Teterboro

Kenny Hepner
Vice President, Flight Operations
Keystone Aviation LLC 

Matt Kinney
Georgia Jet

Jack Lambert
Jet Access Aviation

Paul A. Lange 
Aviation Attorney
Law Offices of Paul A. Lange, LLC

Eric Levgold
Davinci Jets

Aaron Misko
Contracts Manager
Shirley Negri
NATA Compliance Services, LLC

David Norton
Head of Aviation Practice
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

Bob Rufli
Vice President, Flight Operations
Pentastar Aviation

James Schnell
Director of Client Relations
Priester Aviation

Andrew Schmertz
Hopscotch Air

Howard Seedorf
President & CEO
W. Ashley Smith
Director of Operations, Owner
Jet Logistics, Inc.
Nel Stubbs
Conklin & deDecker

Tim Sudduth
Vice President
McGriff, Seibels & Williams

Nick Tarascio
Ventura Air Services

Dave Underwood
Regional Director, Regulatory Affairs
Flight Safety International
Ryan Waguespack
Vice President Business Development
Summit Aviation

Meeting minutes are provided by the staff liaison to committee members.  All other members are encouraged to contact the staff liaison for additional information on any topics that were discussed at prior meetings.
Staff Contact
Jacqueline E. Rosser