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.

Environmental Resources
 
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

Committee Members

Chairman
Robb Bergeson
General Manager
Edwards Jet Center
 
David Blackburn
General Manager & President
Key Air NY Metro
  
Lex Den Herder
Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs
Universal Weather & Aviation 

John Enticknap
President
Aviation Business Strategies Group

George Gamble
President 
2G Environmental 
       
Jim Gardner
President
The James A Gardner Co., Inc.
 
Tom Harris           
President
Alliance Air Service

Mark Haynes
Vice President Sales
Avfuel Corporation
 
Josh Hochberg
President
Sonoma Jet Center

Tim Johnson
Vice President, Business Development
Atlantic Aviation

Leonard Kirsch
Partner
McBreen & Kopko 
Jeff Kohlman
Principal
Aviation Management Consulting Group

John Lord
Sales Executive
AirSure Limited

Jim McNeill
Regional Vice President
Signature Flight Support

Mary Miller
Vice President, Government Affairs
BBA Aviation Flight Support
 
Michael Mueller
Director, FBO Services
Jet Aviation
 
David Newman
Vice President, Business & GA
World Fuel Services
 
Gary Shafer
Airport Manager
Southern Illinois Airport Authority
 
Mark C. Willey
Chief Executive Officer
Napa Jet Center, Inc.

Doug Wilson
President & Founder
FBO Partners

 
Minutes:
 
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:
Megan Eisenstein
Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs


Andrea Montgomery
Vice President
DA Aviation