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 online 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 at with the operational concerns you have.


  • Jason Herman, CAM, North American Development Group (Chairman)
  • Eric D. Canup, Live Oak Banking Company (Vice Chairman)
  • Brian Koester, CAM, NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) (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
  • Small Flight Department Survey – Results from the 2016 survey of flight departments operating three or fewer aircraft.
  • Introduction to the FAA’s Web-based Operation Safety System (WebOPSS) Platform – WebOPSS is an online platform used by the FAA to collect data on operator activities as well as generate and manage authorizing documents, such as letters of authorization (LOAs), on behalf of operators.
  • Small Operator Learning Series – Developed by the NBAA Small Flight Department Subcommittee, this series of online courses will address issues small flight department leaders face every day, while also providing newer managers with guidance in the development of their departments. Topics covered include budgeting, insurance, time sharing best practices, human resources, regulatory compliance and more.


  • Part 91 Small Flight Department Subcommittee
  • Part 135 Subcommittee
  • Corporate Shuttle Subcommittee