NBAA Welcomes Safety Committee Member Michael Graham’s Nomination for NTSB Seat

Washington, DC, Dec. 20, 2018 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is pleased to announce that Michael Graham, director, flight operations safety, security & standardization of Textron Aviation and an NBAA Safety Committee member, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to a seat on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Graham would complete the remainder of a five-year term expiring on Dec. 31, 2020.

Graham has been a tireless advocate for aviation safety during his career. At Textron Aviation, based in Wichita, KS, Graham oversees the flight operation’s safety management system, global security and air safety investigations. Graham also heads NBAA’s Safety Committee Single-Pilot Safety Working Group and is a member of the General Aviation Information Analysis Team of the Aviation Safety Information Analysis & Sharing (ASIAS) program. He also is chair of the Air Charter Safety Foundation.

Graham started his aviation career as a naval aviator for the U.S. Navy, flying A-7s and F/A-18s. He later worked for Boeing/McDonnell Douglas as an F/A-18 aircrew instructor and avionics integration engineer, and Cessna as a demonstration and production flight test pilot. He is a certified airline transport pilot with 10,000 flight hours and is type rated in six different Citation models. Graham earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico.

“Mike has been a tireless advocate for business aviation safety, including championing our work to address single-pilot business aviation safety issues as lead of the NBAA Safety Committee’s single-pilot safety working group, said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We support his nomination for the National Transportation Safety Board, and look forward to working together in this role to improve aviation safety upon his confirmation by the Senate.”


Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.