Safety Committee

The Safety Committee promotes general and business aviation ground handling and refueling safety and provides guidance to NATA’s highly successful Safety 1st programs and other aviation safety initiatives.

The Committee works in a cooperative and constructive manner with industry trade groups, aviation fuel suppliers, NATA members, and the Federal Aviation Administration in developing training programs, operational best practices, and guidelines for NATA member companies involved in ground handling and refueling operations.

NATA members providing services to aviation businesses are also eligible for Safety Committee membership. These members include FBOs, Part 91/135 operators, legal professionals, insurance providers, and consultants.

Committee Members

Bob Schick
Director of Safety & Risk Management

John Andrews
Line Operations Manager
Wisconsin Aviation

Randy Bisgard
Senior Vice President
Airport Business Solutions

Rick Boyce
Director FBO Safety & Operations
Million Air

Julie Harless
Purchasing Manager/Safety Manager
Crown Air Aviation

Stuart Ochs
Director of Safety
Sheltair Aviation

Brandon Popovich
Line Manager
Wilson Air Center

Staff Contact
Mike France
Director, Safety & Training
National Air Transportation Association
Vice Chairman
Vic Gregg
Director Safety Standards & Audit
Universal Weather & Aviation Inc.

Quinn Redden
APP Jet Center - Manassas

Jason Sparks
Regional Health, Safety & Environmental Manager
Signature Flight Support

Gene Velazquez
One Mile Up

Steven W. Whitlock
Senior Vice President
AirSure Ltd., LLC
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.

Important Links

Operational Best Practices
Ramp Safety Special Events Presentation