Aviation Committee

Established October 1998*

TODO: Redesign Nav items

The Aviation Committee is a committee of the Board of Commissioners of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority established pursuant to its bylaws. The membership, operations, authority, purpose and responsibilities of specific duties of the committee are described below:

Membership and Operations


The membership of the Aviation Committee shall consist of at least four members of the Board of Commissioners. The Chairman of the Board of Commissioners shall designate Aviation Committee members and will appoint a chair and a vice chair.


Committee members shall serve until the successors shall be duly designated and qualified. Any vacancy in the committee occurring for any cause may be filled by any qualified member of the Board by designation of the Chairman of the Board.




The committee shall be granted unrestricted access to all information regarding aviation functions. All employees have been, and shall be, directed to cooperate as requested by members of the committee.


The committee may delegate authority to subcommittees when appropriate.

Purpose and Responsibilities


The purpose and responsibilities of the Aviation Committee shall include:


  • reviewing and approving strategic initiatives related to BNIA and NFIA;


  • evaluating the financial results of BNIA and NFIA operations with particular emphasis on comparisons between the established budget vs. actual operating results;


  • reviewing key performance indicators such as passenger enplanements and deplanements, parking lot revenue per passenger, and gross concession revenue per passenger by comparing actual results to budgeted amounts and that of the prior period;


  • reviewing the status of the Airport Improvement Program;


  • discussing marketing strategies to encourage growth in the long term parking market share;


  • reviewing the development of marketing goals and implementation strategies to increase the number of passengers utilizing BNIA and NFIA;

  • discussing new and existing marketing initiatives at the BNIA and NFIA;


  • review and discuss existing flight activity, load factors, seat capacity and fare pricing structures of the airlines at the BNIA and NFIA;


  • reviewing and approving potential short term and long term leases and business arrangements affecting the airports;


  • reviewing and approving the operating and capital budgets on an annual basis;


  • reviewing board action requests related to the aviation group before submittal to the full board for approval. In the discretion of the committee chair, reviewing board action requests may be deferred to the full board; and


  • reviewing and updating the committee's charter