NBAA Board Creates New Committee Focused on Local Business Aviation Organizations

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, June 28, 2001 – The Board of Directors of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently approved the formation of a Local Business Aviation Organization Committee. This NBAA Standing Committee is composed of representatives from local business aviation groups across the United States. Its Interim Chairman will be Richard Schuller of Schuller Aerospace Services International Ltd., who also is the president of the Arizona Business Aviation Association.

Local business aviation groups (which are autonomous and not a part of NBAA) typically are formed by industry professionals who share the common goal of aviation system improvement. These volunteers regularly meet to discuss key regional aviation issues and problems, such as airport noise and access problems. Another frequent goal is to establish or improve a relationship with neighbors of local airports.

This new NBAA Standing Committee will facilitate nationwide interaction and communication among various local business aviation organizations,” noted NBAA Chairman Phil Roberts, president and CEO of PAR Travel Tech, Inc. “Additionally, the Committee will have direct access to NBAA’s Board and Staff with respect to issues identified by the Committee as critical to the safety, efficiency and acceptance of business aviation.

NBAA works closely with local business aviation organizations to resolve problems related to airport access, noise and other key issues. For more details about the Local Business Aviation Organization Committee, contact NBAA Vice President, Membership & Marketing Joe Ponte at (202) 783-9452 or Information about additional NBAA efforts to help regional groups is located online at

NBAA represents the aviation interests of over 6,500 companies which own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.