NBAA Expands Coverage and Service at GA Desk at FAA ATCSCC

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, April 7, 2003 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is pleased to announce the expansion of coverage and services at the NBAA General Aviation (GA) Desk at the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) in Herndon, VA. This expansion of services will provide for two-shift and overlapping coverage as necessary of the GA Desk seven days a week and allow for contingency 24-hour-a-day coverage over extended durations as required.

NBAA established the GA Desk in August 2001 to represent the tactical aviation interests of its Member Companies to the FAA System Command Center staff and various ATC facilities throughout the United States. The GA Desk is a Member service that provides representation and participation in real-time national airspace flow control and decision-making.

The GA Desk staff not only represents the interests of NBAA Members in general, as part of their basic Membership dues, but also provides additional services on a subscription basis. Specifically, this expansion of services will provide the potential to allow GA Desk personnel to provide real-time contact information to the FAA on “no radio” business aviation aircraft. Other security-related services are being evaluated that also will be facilitated by the expanded GA Desk coverage.

For more information about this job opening, contact NBAA GA Desk Manager Jo Damato at

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,300 companies that 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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