Advisory Council Member
Senior Manager, Safety & Flight Operations
National Business Aviation Association
Council Member since 2015
Mark Larsen is the senior manager of safety & flight operations at the National Business Aviation Association. In this position, he oversees NBAA safety and flight operations initiatives and rulemakings with the FAA, Department of Transportation, and National Transportation Safety Board and serves as the staff liaison to the NBAA Safety Committee.
Mark began his NBAA career in 2004, and over the years his responsibilities have included researching and answering incoming questions from NBAA Members on a wide range of tax, regulatory, and operational topics and conducting a number of analyses of business aviation operators and airports.
Most recently, Mark was the staff liaison to the NBAA Domestic Operations Committee where he was responsible for a range of issues related to operations of aircraft under Parts 91, 91(K), 125 and 135. Being actively involved as the NBAA representative to the FAA/Industry Operations Specifications Working Group, working with the Domestic Operations Committee to resolve challenges associated with Part 125 Operations and Part 135 Training with the FAA, developing the NBAA Operational Control Handbook, and actively participating in the FAA/Industry RVSM Process Enhancement Team to streamline the RVSM authorization process were hallmarks for him and the committee’s efforts during this time. Mark was also an active member of the web site team, where he was responsible for updating content on NBAA’s web sites, and developed web site applications for NBAA Member and committee use.
He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in aviation management. During his education at UND, Mark earned his commercial pilot certificate with airplane instrument, single-engine and multi-engine ratings and flight instructor certificate. In addition to working full time at NBAA, Mark was a flight instructor at Dulles Aviation in Manassas, Virginia from 2005-2009. He has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Air Charter Safety Foundation since 2014.