NBAA Creates New Security Council

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, September 10, 2002 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announces the creation of a Security Council, to be chaired by Douglas Schwartz of AT&T, who recently completed a successful term as chairman of the Association’s Safety Committee.

The NBAA Security Council was created to maintain and protect airspace and airport access in today’s environment of heightened security, to establish and communicate business aviation security best practices and to ensure the safety and security of business aviation aircraft and passengers. It will develop and maintain a security best practices document and maintain the security section of the NBAA Management Guide, a reference designed to assist existing corporate aviation departments with their operational, maintenance and administrative requirements and to provide useful guidance for establishing and operating a flight department.

Through the creation of the Security Council, NBAA hopes to increase its participation in the government security dialogue, gain government approval of corporate aviation security practices and regain business aviation access to Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), which has been closed to general aviation since September 11, 2001.

Today’s security issues determine access to airports and airspace,” said NBAA President Jack Olcott. “NBAA is focused on maintaining the excellent record of secure operations by corporate flight departments.

For more information, contact NBAA Council Liaison Bob Blouin at (202) 783-9350 or

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,200 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.

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