NBAA International Operators Committee

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The International Operators Committee aids Member Companies in the facilitation of their international flight operations. The Committee presents a strong and knowledgeable voice in international aviation affairs through liaison with the International Business Aviation Council, Ltd. (IBAC) and other international aviation organizations. The Committee has divided the globe into eight regions about which they regularly report at their annual International Operators Conference.


Craig Hanlon, DuPont Aviation (Chairman)

Kurt Stehling, United Technologies Corp. UTFlight (Vice Chairman)

Scott Harrold, Landmark Aviation Aircraft Management and Charter (Secretary)

Douglas Carr, NBAA (Staff Liaison)


NBAA Members may also review the full committee roster.

Regional Leads

Regional Lead Coordinator: John C. Tuten, Honeywell International

Region I (NAM) Lead: Mike Lowry,

Region II (CAR) Lead: Guy D. Gribble, International Flight Resources, LLC

Region III (SAM) Lead: Pablo Penalva, J.W. Childs Associates

Region IV (NAT) Lead: Mitch Launius, 30West IP

Region V (EUR) Lead: Chris Duffek, FL Aviation Corporation

Region V (EUR) Lead: Terry Yeomans, International Business Aviation Council, Ltd. (IBAC)

Region VI (AFI) Lead: Francisca Susan Mashibe, Tanzanite Jet Centre Ltd

Region VII (MID) Lead: Patrick C. Dunn, FD Manager

Region VIII (PAC) Lead: Roger Rose, International Pilot Services, Inc.


Information & Resources

International Hot Topics – In 2016, the International Operators Committee contributed to a Business Aviation Insider magazine article, which featured the committee's recommended list of International Hot Topics for business aircraft operators, including access restrictions, avionics mandates and changing customs procedures.

International Operators Conference – This four-day Conference hosts industry experts from around the world covering topics such as international flight planning, air navigation systems, volcanology, airports and air space, and security and medical issues affecting crew and passengers. Highlights include a one-day flight planning review along with networking opportunities for nearly 600 international operators. A golf tournament is planned each year on the Sunday prior to the Conference.

International Operators Scholarship – The NBAA International Operators Committee offers the International Operators Scholarship in conjunction with corporate sponsors to promote education and training as a means for individuals to increase the safety and professionalism of their positions.