NYAMA: Advancing Aviation…Advancing New York State!

NYAMA promotes the viability and business interests of the Empire State’s airports—the centerpiece of aviation services and drivers of economic development across the state.

Every day, NYAMA fights and supports New York State's airports, and the businesses and communities they connect.   Through advocacy, education, communications and business services, NYAMA is the association for you!

NYAMA is ever vigilant—your voice across New York State government—from the Governor’s Office and executive departments to the State Legislature. State leaders recognize NYAMA as a valued source of information and guidance on aviation. Our collective voice ensures that the needs of airports are heard.     

Consider adding your presence to our strength…join NYAMA today!    

Member Benefits Listing

As a NYAMA Member, you will receive: 

  • The latest updates from Albany, including important COVID-19 information.   
  • Access to bi-monthly calls with New York State Department of Transportation representatives to receive timely updates. 
  • Connection to elected officials via NYAMA’s Legislative Representative.
  • Advocacy Day – Our direct outreach effort to New York State government leaders and officials.
  • Fall Conference – Our annual gathering for professional development, training, and networking. 
  • Regular association communications on timely issues and events, legislative updates, and conference announcements.
  • Access to the NYAMA Membership Directory, your online “water cooler” and source for connecting with colleagues to network, compare notes, and learn about the latest advancements.
  • Ability to submit open positions to the NYAMA Career and Internship Center at no charge.
  • Learn about the latest products and services in support of the aviation industry through NYAMA’s Sponsor Connection. 
  • Opportunities to participate in NYAMA's legislative, corporate, academic, and training activities through special events and committee membership.

NYAMA Committees:  

  • Academic Outreach - This committee is responsible for reaching out to New York aviation educational institutions and encouraging involvement and participation from aviation students.

  • Communications and Public Relations - This committee is responsible for the management and oversight of all NYAMA communications and outreach efforts, including, but not limited to, newsletters, web site, e-mailings, outreach campaigns, and position papers.

  • Corporate Relations and Membership - The mission of this committee is to drive membership and to offer value by providing a communication conduit between corporate members and the New York Aviation Management Association. This committee is responsible for directing and evaluating efforts toward recruitment of membership.

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - The mission of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is the advancement of all underrepresented communities throughout New York State aviation.  The Committee will strive to promote opportunities in the aviation industry and advance equal access for all through communication, education and training.

  • Fall Conference - This committee is responsible for the planning and oversight of the association’s annual conference.  The chair of the committee shall change annually and shall be an employee of the host airport/city.  The committee shall also have members from the host airports from the prior year and the succeeding year.

  • Legislative and Advocacy Day - This committee is responsible for preparation and management of legislative awareness days, lobbying efforts, and other related activities. This committee is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of all Advocacy Day functions.  The committee will also ensure timelines for meeting and event planning, materials assembly, and other necessary functions are adhered to.

  • Training - This committee is responsible for developing and managing the training program for the benefit of NYAMA and its members, including, but not limited to, needs assessment, program development, and implementation.

  • UAS/UAV - Advocate/Provide awareness, education and benefits of UAS technology.

  • Nominating - This committee is responsible for selection and presentation of a slate of candidates to the membership to fill open Board of Directors and Officer positions. The committee is typically Chaired by the Past President with the remaining committee members selected by the President and should be ratified by the full Board no later than the July Board meeting before the annual meeting.

  • General Aviation - The mission of the General Aviation Committee is to identify needs and concerns of Airports and FBOs as it relates to General Aviation, and to create a forum to collaborate with FBOs and airports to learn about these needs and to formulate policy ideas. Policy ideas can either become part of the legislative advocacy efforts for the benefit of all airports in New York, and/or can become industry tools that will help airports and general aviation businesses as a whole be more effective and economically beneficial to their respective organizations and the communities they serve.