Airport Business Committee
The Airport Business Committee is made up of people who work at aeronautical businesses 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 experts and other aviation professionals.
NATA members providing services to aviation businesses are also eligible for Airport Business Committee membership. These members include legal professionals, insurance providers and consultants.
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
Sonoma Jet Center
Vice President Contract Fuel
Avian Solutions, LLC
Executive Vice President – Business Aviation
Aviation Business Strategies Group
Senior Director of Airport Operations
Naples Airport Authority
James A. Gardner Company, Inc.
Glenn A. Geissinger
Regional Account Representative
Thomas J. Harris
Alliance Air/Aviation Services
Cullman Regional Airport – Folsom Field
CEO and Director General
NexGen Business Brokers
Aviation Management Consulting Group
Executive Vice President
Atlantic Aviation Services
President & Partner
Lynx FBO Network
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Revenue Officer – Partner
Aero Management Group, LLC
Vice President, Business & General Aviation
World Fuel Services
National Director of Claims
Willis Towers Watson
Director, Business Development
Phillips 66 Aviation
Southern Illinois Airport Authority
Britt L. Stephens
Signature Flight Support
Business Aviation Group LLC
Golden Isles Aviation
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Vice President & General Manager
Firstwing Jet Center
President and 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.