The Air Charter Summit provides an important opportunity to learn about the Part 135 regulatory landscape straight from industry experts and government officials. Attendees will gain new solutions to current business and economic challenges, and have a chance to network one-on-one with their peers.

Who Should Attend:
  • Chief Pilots
  • Directors of Operations
  • Directors of Maintenance
  • Directors of Safety
  • Company Executives - Owners, Presidents, VPs, Senior Managers
  • Regulatory Compliance Executives/Manager
  • Senior Executives and Managers of Charter Sales
  • Chief Commercial Officers
  • General Managers
  • Flight Department Managers

Preliminary Schedule:

Monday, June 16
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception -  Sponsored by Landmark Aviation

Tuesday, June 17
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Meet Your Regulators - Sponsored by ACP Jets
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break - Sponsored by Beacon Aviation Insurance Services
10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Complying with EASA TCO Requirements
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break - Sponsored by The Air Charter Guide
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Working with CBP - Sponsored by FltPlan eAPIS
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. IRS FET Issue Update
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch - Sponsored by Universal Weather & Aviation
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Security Issues Affecting Charter Operators
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break - Sponsored by Avfuel Corporation
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Taking Control of Your Reputation and Relationships
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Break -  Sponsored by McFarren Aviation Consulting
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Safety, Security & Operations Solutions for Air Charter Operators
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Reception -  Sponsored by Epps Aviation
6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner and VAC Raffle - Sponsored by Castle Aviation and World Fuel Services

Wednesday, June 18
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. What's Next With NextGen
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break - Sponsored by The Air Charter Guide
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pilot Employment Concerns - Sponsored by Beacon Aviation Insurance Services

Sessions and Speakers:
Meet Your Regulators
FAA representatives responsible for safety oversight will provide attendees updates on significant topics affecting our industry including Part 135, Part 142, Flight Training, and other regulatory and policy issues. Come listen to a panel of senior FAA officials from the Flight Standards offices speak about current regulatory initiatives and upcoming actions the FAA has planned that will affect your business.
Richard Prosek, FAA, Manager, Part 135 Air Carrier Branch (AFS-250)

Les Smith, FAA, Manager, Air Transportation Division (AFS-200)
Mark Valette, FAA, Aviation Safety Inspector with the FAA Flight Standards Air Transportatiopn Division, Air Carrier Training Systems and Voluntary Safety Program Branch (AFS-280)

Complying with New EASA TCO Requirements

Hear directly from the European Aviation Safety Agency about recent EASA Third Country Operator requirements. Find out all the latest news and ask EASA questions about the process for application and approval.
John McGraw, NATA, Director, Regulatory Affairs
Jacqueline Rosser, Jacqueline Rosser Consulting, Owner

Working With CBP
All air charter operators conducting international flights are familiar with Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The filing of manifests through eAPIS, proper procedures for submitting a Gen Dec, arrival inspections, and international carrier bonds are just a few of the ways the industry interfaces with the CBP. Learn key information to ensure your operations are compliant.
Ralph Modisette, CBP, Program Manager for General Aviation - Private Aircraft
IRS FET Issue Update
In the time since the IRS Chief Counsel issued materials concluding that aircraft management services provided to an aircraft owner could be subject to the commercial Federal Excise Tax, NATA has spearheaded efforts to educate government officials on the need for better industry guidance on the application of these taxes. In this session, you will hear about the progress being made to address this significant issue from those advocating for the industry.
Security Issues Affecting Charter Operators
FAA and TSA senior officials will provide updates and answer questions on topics pertinent to your business. Key topics include TFRs, security and other policy issues affecting NATA members.
Zach Carder, TSA, Engagement Manager, General Aviation, Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement
Brian Throop, FAA, Manager Special Operations Security

Taking Control of Your Reputation and Relationships
Managing key customer relationships is essential to growing your business and building your brand. Hear from a business owner that took the reins at his air charter operation to rebuild and strengthen the businesses’ reputation and cement customer relationships.
Dana Carr, Air Trek, VP/Director of Operations

Safety, Security & Operations Solutions for Air Charter Operators
In addition to advocacy and industry information, NATA also provides access to cutting edge programs and services to help overcome the challenges facing your business. During this session, NATA Director of Safety and Training, Michael France, ACSF President, Bryan Burns and NATACS CEO, Michael Sundheim will discuss the safety and productivity tools and resources available for your business needs. NATA’s services and benefits are developed with the input of our members and we welcome your comments and suggestions in helping to shape future initiatives.
Bryan Burns, ACSF, President
Mike France, NATA, Director of Safety & Training
Michael Sundheim, NATACS, CEO

TFSSP Compliance Session
The Twelve-Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) places numerous requirements on covered operators. This private session, open only to TFSSP operators, is an opportunity to review common compliance concerns and discuss compliance strategies with other operators.
Jacqueline Rosser, Owner, Jacqueline Rosser Consulting
Lindsey C. McFarren, President, McFarren Aviation Consulting

Michael Sundheim, NATACS, CEO

What’s Next with NextGen
FAA Aircraft Certification and Flight Standards officials will present and take questions about the plans for both mandated and incentive based NextGen equipage. Details about the upcoming ADS-B mandate, FANS requirements, as well as emerging capabilities will be discussed.
Bruce DeCleene, FAA, Manager, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, (AFS-400)       
Ric Peri, AEA, Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs
Tim Shaver, FAA, Manager, Avionics Maintenance Branch (AFS-360)

Pilot Employment Concerns

Properly managing your pilots requires more than an understanding of relevant FAA rules. Federal laws grant whistle-blower protections to pilots believing they were terminated for reporting safety or non-compliance issues. Air charter operators have been ordered to pay damages, back wages and re-hire pilots. Aging pilots present additional management complexities, particularly for international flight operations. Get details on the risks these issues present and strategies to mitigate them.
Eileen Gleimer, Crowell & Moring, Partner
Paul Lange, Law Offices of Paul A. Lange, LLC, Attorney at Law

(Air Charter Summit speakers and topics are subject to change.)




Please Register

2014 Event At-A-Glance
Event Date
June 16 - June 18, 2014

NATA Member - $675
Non-Member - $825
One Day Pass - $525
Fee includes all sessions and meals.
Event Location and Accommodations:
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
Name of room block (if calling Central Reservations): NATNATA

Book your room: NATA 2014 Air Charter

Hotel Amenities:
Complimentary high speed internet in guest rooms
Complimentary wireless internet in lobby, meeting rooms and public spaces
Complimentary shuttle service to Dulles Airport, plus many local stores and restaurants
Complimentary on-site parking
Smoke-free policy
Accessible rooms
Fitness center and pool
Cancellation Policy
Registration fee is refundable two weeks out less a $50 processing fee; however, substitutions are permitted at any time. No registration fees are refunded within two weeks of the event.
Any person who attends an NATA event grants permission to NATA to record his or her visual/audio images, including, but not limited to, photographs and sound or video recordings, and, without notifying such person, to use those images for any purpose of NATA, including advertisements for NATA and its programs.

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Support the Veterans Airlift Command
NATA has partnered with the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) to raise funds for wounded warriors. The VAC is a charitable organization that provides free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans, and their families for medical and other compassionate purposes. NATA and VAC have established a special fund, NATA Wings for Warriors, for NATA members and friends to contribute to the organization.
What can you do to help?
  • Make a personal or corporate contribution to the NATA Wings for Warriors fund by clicking here.
  • Share the VAC mission with fractional share owners and card program members. Ask them to donate unused flight hours to the VAC.
  • Give a corporate gift of flight hours to the VAC.
  • Donate an item to the Air Charter Summit Raffle.
  • Participate in the Air Charter Summit Dinner and Raffle.