Air Charter Committee

The NATA Air Charter Committee (ACC) is tasked to promote the interests of the association’s members holding on-demand Part 135 air carrier certificates by addressing regulatory and legislative issues and industry concerns. The committee members represent the diversity of operations found under the Part 135 regulations, and include operators of a range of aircraft from large turbine-powered business jets, to small single-engine, piston-powered airplanes, and helicopters.

The ACC, and the Part 135 industry in general, are overwhelmingly comprised of small businesses as defined by the Small Business Administration.

Members of the ACC serve two-year terms. During that time, they act as the voice of the Part 135 membership within the association to ensure that the needs of this critical industry segment are appropriately represented by the staff.

NATA members providing services to the on-demand Part 135 industry are also eligible for ACC membership. Currently, providers of simulator flight training, insurance and consulting services participate on the ACC.

Committee Members


Paul Capistrant
Assistant Chief Pilot
Solairus Aviation

Saskia de Jong
US Key Account Sales Manager

Noel Fournier

Daniel Hagee
Director of Operations
Wing Aviation

Josh Jabour

Matt Kinney
Medway Air Ambulance

Barry Lambert 
VP of Charter Operations 
Southern Sky Aviation

Jack Lambert


Paul A. Lange 
Aviation Attorney
Law Offices of Paul A. Lange, LLC

Eric Legvold
Davinci Jets

Staff Contact
Jacqueline E. Rosser
Shirley Negri
NATA Compliance Services, LLC

David Norton

Head of Aviation Practice
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton

Judith O'Leary

Director Human Resources
Schubach Aviation

Bob Rufli
Director of Operations
Air Charter Safety Foundation

Andrew Schmertz
Hopscotch Air

James Schnell
Director of Client Relations
Priester Aviation

Howard Seedorf
President & CEO
Aaron Fish
Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Nel Stubbs
Conklin & deDecker

Suran Wijayawardana

Steve Maloney
Executive Vice-President Finance and Business Operations
Sun Air Jets 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.