NBAA Domestic Operations Committee

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Creating opportunities for professionals to connect, share ideas and work together to address challenges is a hallmark of trade associations. Pilots and aviation managers throughout the ranks of business aviation face complexities with a host of operational issues. NBAA’s Domestic Operations Committee is the place for business aviation to come together to solve its challenges. Currently, the Domestic Operations Committee is working with NBAA staff on hot issues such as obtaining Letters of Authorization, Part 91 Operational Control, supporting operators with implementing safety management systems, updating NBAA's Aircraft Charter Consumer Guide, and working with FAA on Part 135 and Part 125 operational issues, among others. A continuing high priority for the Domestic Operations Committee will be writing and publishing operational articles to provide ongoing educational resources for all NBAA operating Members.

NBAA is soliciting volunteers for the Domestic Operations Committee. Any NBAA Member with passion to be involved is encouraged to apply via the on-line Committee application. As issues arise in the field, the Domestic Operations Committee would like to hear about them, to address systemic problems and operational challenges. Email NBAA’s Operations Service Group ([email protected]) with the operational concerns you have.

Officers

  • W. Ashley Smith, Jr., CAM, Jet Logistics, Inc. (Chairman)
  • Allan Mann, Midwest Jet Management, LLC dba Reynolds Jet Management (Vice Chairman)
  • Brian Koester, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) (Staff Liaison)

NBAA Members may also review the full committee roster.

Information & Resources

  • Fractional Aircraft Ownership - Resources applicable to fractional ownership programs
  • Very Light Jets - Information regarding the introduction and operation of Very Light Jets
  • FAR Part 125 - Resources for operators of aircraft configured for 6,000 lbs. payload capacity and/or 20 or more passenger seats
  • FAR Part 135 - Resources for charter operators
  • NBAA On Demand Education - Virtual access to current and relevant operational information from NBAA educational sessions

Work Groups

  • Part 91 Pistons, Very Light Jets & Technologically Advanced Aircraft Work Group
  • Part 91 Small Flight Department Issues (1-2 aircraft) Work Group
  • Part 91 Large Flight Department Issues (3+ aircraft) Work Group
  • 91K Work Group
  • Part 135 Work Group
  • Part 125 Size Aircraft Work Group
  • Corporate Shuttle Work Group
  • Rotor-wing & Vertical Lift Work Group