Airport Business Committee
The Airport Business Committee is made up of people who work at aeronautical businesses, many on airports, and are familiar with issues that arise as part of owning and operating that business. As such, members on the committee are tasked to promote the interests of the association's airport businesses by addressing regulatory and legislative issues and industry concerns. The committee members represent the diversity of operations at airports by working on a variety of issues such as community relations, leasing, minimum standards, environmental, security, miscellaneous business concerns and regulatory compliance issues.
Members of the Airport Business Committee serve two-year terms. During that time, they act as the voice of aviation businesses within the association to ensure that the needs of this critical industry segment are appropriately represented by the staff. Membership consists of FBOs, airport managers, compliance professionals and other aviation professionals.
NATA members providing services to aviation businesses are also eligible for Airport Business Committee membership. Members include legal professionals, insurance providers and consulting services serving on the committee.
Best Management Practices:
NATA encourages its member companies to meet proper environmental compliance standards including a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan, if fuel is stored above ground in tankers. The association is currently undertaking the development of best management practices that will allow aviation businesses to capitalize on becoming more energy efficient while minimizing their company’s impact on the environment. To date, NATA has crafted best management practices for the following topics:
NATA Environmental Compliance Checklist:
NATA developed this Environmental Compliance Checklist to assist members in achieving proper compliance with federal environmental rules and regulations.
This checklist was developed based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.
Many states have additional requirements, so each facility should check their own state regulations.
The checklist is intended to assist facilities with compliance with the most common environmental rules affecting aviation facilities and is not intended to be an extensive review of all environmental regulations. Click here to review the complete NATA Environmental Compliance Checklist
Edwards Jet Center
General Manager & President
Key Air NY Metro
Lex Den Herder
Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs
Universal Weather & Aviation
Aviation Business Strategies Group
The James A Gardner Co., Inc.
Alliance Air Service
Vice President Sales
Sonoma Jet Center
Vice President, Business Development
McBreen & Kopko
Aviation Management Consulting Group
Regional Vice President
Signature Flight Support
Principal In Charge
Aviation Management Consulting
Vice President, Government Affairs
BBA Aviation Flight Support
Director, FBO Services
Vice President, Business & GA
World Fuel Services
Southern Illinois Airport Authority
Golden Isles Aviation
Mark C. Willey
Chief Executive Officer
Napa Jet Center, Inc.
President & Founder
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.
Manager, Marketing & Membership Services