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Upcoming Webinars

 April 25, 2018

Airport Minimum Standards: Maintaining Compliance for Commercial Aeronautical Activities

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Airport Minimum Standards set forth the minimum requirements that need to be met as a condition for conducting commercial general aviation aeronautical activities at an airport.

The purpose of minimum standards is to provide a fair and reasonable opportunity, without unjust discrimination, to applicants to qualify, or otherwise compete, to occupy available airport land and/or improvements and engage in authorized commercial general aviation aeronautical activities at an airport.

Beyond providing the basis for the uniform treatment of operators, minimum standards reduce the potential for (and provide a platform for resolving) conflicts, complaints (informal and formal), and disputes (including lawsuits). Consistent with the objectives established by the FAA, minimum standards should (1) promote safety, (2) protect airport users, (3) maintain and enhance the availability of services, (4) promote the orderly development of an airport, and (5) ensure operational efficiency.

During this webinar attendees will learn the role, purpose, and value of airport minimum standards for commercial aeronautical activities.  Speakers will address topics such as the importance of airport minimum standards with regard to maintaining compliance with airport sponsor assurances from the FAA perspective and the benefits of adopting and enforcing airport minimum standards at NPIAS and non-NPIAS airports from an airport sponsor perspective.

Moderator: Jeff Kohlman, Managing Principal, Aviation Management Consulting Group


David Bennett, Principal of Bennett Aviation Consulting

Jamie L. Abbott, C.M., Executive Director of Chicago Executive Airport

Archived Webinars

February 20, 2018

Essential Drone Technologies for State Directors– Archive Page

August 2, 2017

Airport System and Capital Planning Webinar – Archive Page

June 7, 2017

Attracting Business Aviation Webinar-Archive Page


April 12, 2017

Airport Compliance Webinar Part B-Archive Page

March 22, 2017

Airport Compliance Webinar Part A-Archive Page

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January 25, 2017

Airport Emergency Planning

NASAO and KDOT Aviation presented an interactive webinar in Airport Emergency Planning to help prepare you for when you will be needed the most.

During this webinar participants learned how to identify and  integrate an airport emergency plan and incident command system into airport and emergency operations to  improved readiness. Attendees also learned how to develop a relevant plan for the local environment and to collect resources to support emergency planning and preparation.

Airport Emergency Planning Webinar Slides


o   Eric Johnson, President of the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority,

o   JOHN S KINNEY, Airport Director for Aspen-Pitkin County Airport , 

o   Joe Husband, Director of Phoenix-Goodyear Airport, 


The above webinar will be hosted by NASAO and facilitated by the Kansas Division of Aviation.  For more information please contact Lindsey Dreiling. You can also contact the presenters directly if you have any questions.  


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