Washington Report: NBAA creates local bizav unit

 - May 21, 2008, 11:04 AM

The board of directors of the NBAA has approved the formation of a Local Business Aviation Organization Committee composed of representatives from local business aviation groups across the country. The interim chairman of the standing committee will be Richard Schuller of Schuller Aerospace Services International, who also is the president of the Arizona Business Aviation Association.

“This new NBAA standing committee will facilitate nationwide interaction and communication among various local business aviation organizations,” said NBAA chairman Phil Roberts, president and CEO of PAR Travel Tech. “Additionally, the committee will have direct access to NBAA’s board and staff with respect to issues identified by the committee as critical to the safety, efficiency and acceptance of business aviation.”

Local business aviation groups (which are autonomous and not a part of NBAA) typically are formed by industry professionals who share the common goal of aviation system improvement. These volunteers regularly meet to discuss key regional aviation issues and problems, such as airport noise and access problems. Another frequent goal is to establish or improve a relationship with neighbors of local airports.

NBAA works closely with local business aviation organizations to resolve problems related to airport access, noise and other vital issues. For more information about the Local Business Aviation Organization Committee, contact Joe Ponte, NBAA v-p of membership and marketing, at (202) 783-9452 or jponte@nbaa.org. Information about additional NBAA efforts to help regional groups is located online at www.nbaa.org/reachbac.