Essential to Protecting the Future of Business Aviation

Members of the National Business Aviation Association understand how aviation plays a crucial role in helping American companies optimize their efficiency, competitiveness and success. From its founding in 1947, NBAA has been squarely focused on representing you, and fostering a policy agenda that promotes business aviation in the U.S. and around the world. As part of that mission, NBAA has helped shape public policy in every Washington corridor, while also enhancing safety and security standards, and supporting members’ everyday needs.

That said, NBAA can’t fully carry out its mission to represent the industry’s importance in the halls among civic leaders and other decision-makers without a key voice: yours. So how can you help? Join the Leadership Council members who are focused on ensuring that business aviation is as strong five, 10 and 25 years from now as it is today.

Leadership Council support helps ensure NBAA can continue trumpeting the value of business aviation with initiatives like the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, which drives perceptions about business aviation with policymakers and opinion leaders. Leadership Council backing strengthens NBAA’s efforts to address workforce challenges. Equally important, Leadership Council support has been critical in fighting attempts to limit your access to airports and airspace, including attempts to privatize air traffic control.

No one can convey the essential nature of business aviation to local communities and the national economy more effectively than the business aviation community itself. In order to advance policies and perceptions that promote the growth of business aviation, our industry must be an aggressive advocate in Washington and with the media. If we don’t take charge of our own destiny, others will. Learn more below.

Join NBAA’s Leadership Council

For more information or to become a Leadership Council member, contact Lyndse F. Costabile, at 904-860-1886 or

Leadership Council Membership Benefits

Leadership Council membership includes:

  • Regular detailed political briefings on the state of the industry, including the weekly Leadership Council Briefings webinars.
  • Recognition of Leadership Council participation in Business Aviation Insider,, the Show Guide for NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition and at NBAA events throughout the year
  • A premium listing in the NBAA Products & Services Directory
  • Two complimentary tickets to the NBAA/CAN Reception held during the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition
  • Two invitations to the Leadership Council Reception at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition
  • And more!

Leadership Council Members

NBAA’s Leadership Council is made up of individuals and businesses as diverse as the business aviation community itself. These companies all have one attribute in common – they have chosen to make it a priority to strengthen NBAA in support of its mission to promote an environment that fosters business aviation in the U.S. and around the world. Review the current list of Leadership Council members.

Leadership Council Members – In Their Own Words

“API is very proud to be a part of the NBAA Leadership Council. While most of us think about NBAA as conferences, trade shows and publications, it is the work that NBAA does every day on Capitol Hill and with the FAA and other national and international agencies that allows our industry to operate in US and worldwide airspace. Without their fierce advocacy, business aviation would be squelched by the airlines. Especially in this critical time, we each need to stand up and support our “collective voice” so that it can continue to fiercely advocate for business aviation.”

Sheryl Barden, Aviation Personnel International

“As a leading aviation organization, Sheltair recognizes the importance of participating in the leadership council of NBAA to engage in subject matters that impact our industry. The leadership council serves as a platform for exchanging ideas among general and business aviation leaders, resulting in the growth and improvement of aviation communities across the globe.”

Lisa Holland, Sheltair Aviation