The Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC) provides guidance to aviation department managers in the NBAA membership. The committee’s advisory materials and management programs provide information on management trends; techniques and skills in the development of departmental objectives; policies, standards and planning; organization and administration; personnel selection and retention, training and education; fiscal control and evaluation; and operational evaluation. Direct questions, comments or suggestions to the officers listed below.

Officers

  • Sonnie G. Bates, CAM, Wyvern Consulting, Ltd. (Chair)
  • Joe Barber, CAM, Clay Lacy Aviation (Vice Chair)
  • Joanne Damato, CAM, NBAA (Staff Liaison)

NBAA members may also review the full committee roster.

Information & Resources

Explaining Why Your Company Relies on Business Aviation: Questions and Answers – Business aviation is often misunderstood by the media, shareholders, elected officials and others. This document, assembled by NBAA’s Business Aviation Management Committee, helps confront misperceptions by providing the most common questions about a company’s use of business aviation, and offering some helpful answers.

Leadership Conference – NBAA and the BAMC encourage anyone who currently is in a leadership or managerial role, or anyone who aspires to be a successful leader and manager, to attend the annual NBAA Leadership Conference. All flight department personnel, including flight department managers, chief pilots, directors of operations and maintenance managers, and those interested in these leadership positions, will benefit from this event.

Management Guide – Long viewed by the industry as an essential operational reference, the NBAA Management Guide is designed to assist existing flight departments with their operational and administrative requirements and to provide overall guidance for operating a flight department. NBAA’s Business Aviation Management Committee participates in the ongoing development of this publication.

Business and Collegiate Aviation Pipeline Program Guide – Succession planning is a challenge across most industries today, and business aviation is no exception. The NBAA Business and Collegiate Aviation Pipeline Program Guide is an exciting new resource for the aviation community to use in developing the next generation of business aviation leaders.

Compensation Survey – The NBAA Compensation Survey is an indispensable business tool to help NBAA Members create and run the most effective and efficient flight departments. Conducted annually, this industry survey provides a comprehensive review of aviation department personnel salaries and benefits to help Member Companies better evaluate their flight departments.

BAMC LinkedIn Group – Launched during the 2015 NBAA Leadership Conference, BAMC’s LinkedIn group will continue discussions that started at the Leadership Conference and address many other issues affecting business aviation.


For more information on flight department management and administration, visit NBAA’s Flight Department Administration resource web page.