NATA Holds Denver Fixed Base Operator Town Hall
Washington, DC, April 17, 2017 – Last week, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) held its first Fixed Base Operator Town Hall meeting with companies from the Denver area, gathering at XJet at Centennial Airport. The discussion was led by Robb Bergeson (Edwards Jet Center), Chairman of NATA’s Airport Business Committee, Megan Eisenstein, NATA’s Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, and Jeff Kohlman (Aviation Management Consulting Group, Inc.), also a member of the NATA Airport Business Committee. Robert Olislagers, Executive Director of Centennial Airport, was a guest speaker and covered a range of issues impacting the Denver airport and FBO community.
Town Hall attendees were briefed and offered feedback on a number of issues confronting the aviation business community, including recent initiatives to economically regulate FBOs and the dangers posed to general aviation by the airline industry proposal to create a user-fee funded air traffic control corporation.
“As Chairman of NATA’s Airport Business Committee, the Town Hall allowed for me to hear directly from the general aviation business community on the issues impacting them the most, which will help facilitate committee meeting initiatives.” Bergeson said. Kohlman added, “It was wonderful to see so many segments of the general aviation business community at NATA’s inaugural FBO Town Hall. There was excellent discussion on the past, present, and future of the general aviation industry.” Eisenstein concluded, “We thank XJet for allowing us to meet at their location and Aviation Management Consulting Group and AirCulinaire for sponsoring lunch. We received excellent feedback and it was gratifying to hear the support of the aviation business community for NATA’s efforts to oppose economic regulation of FBOs and the airline attempt to take over the nation’s air traffic control system.”
NATA, the voice of aviation business for more than 75 years, is the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.