ATLANTIC AVIATION SMO
PLEASE NOTE, ATLANTIC SMO IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS AND OPERATING AS NORMAL.
Atlantic has been setting the standard in general aviation services for decades.
We pride ourselves on offering services and programs you won't find anywhere else. Our industry-leading safety programs and new technologies are designed to improve your experience on the ground and in the air.
Happy people who love what they do are the secret to our success, and that's why Atlantic invests so much in empowering our Atlantic staff to have fun and grow with us.
We take pride in watching them spread their wings. After all, we aren't just an FBO, we're a place to call home.
Visit our Employee Showcase to view or recommend our most outstanding employees.
Atlantic Attitude isn't just talk. It's an important part of our employee culture, and a way of treating people that sets us apart.
Our goal is to make someone's day. Whether we're making your stay with us a little more fun or making passengers and their families feel at home with coloring books and comfort food during a weather delay, our focus is providing the best possible experience. We empower our team members to choose their attitude and create an environment they want to work in. The Atlantic Attitude makes all the difference.
Atlantic is a fixed base operator on the move.
We're always reinvesting and looking for ways big and small to make sure the customer experience, including amenities and atmosphere, meet our standards for quality service.
The commitment to safety at Atlantic begins with our CEO, Louis T. Pepper, who considers himself the company's #1 safety officer.
He is the driving force behind our safety culture and holds every member of management accountable to ensure that our strict safety standards are upheld company-wide. Atlantic has pioneered a number of industry-leading initiatives, including proprietary training methods to bring this vision to life at every FBO.
At Atlantic Aviation, we expect a lot out of our employees, so naturally we help them realize their potential. Atlantic has invested extensively in the best equipment, training and safety programs. The Atlantic Certified Employee (ACE) program offers our team members efficient, standardized training that highlights the Atlantic way of performing fueling, towing and other scenarios that employees are likely to experience. Our Tow Certification training takes employees nominated for their hard work, attention to detail and Atlantic Attitude, and puts them through a rigorous program designed to test and perfect their towing abilities in a variety of scenarios, including weather conditions, aircraft type and space restrictions.
The goal of the Atlantic Attitude is to make someone's day, so each month we recognize employees, recommended by customers as well as other employees, for going above and beyond.
By showing the dedication and willingness to make the impossible possible, they demonstrate the best of the Atlantic Attitude. Nominate an employee or visit our blog to see this month's stories or see the archive of past winners.
Atlantic Employee of the Year
Have a great experience with the Atlantic Attitude?
Tell us about someone who went above and beyond.
TELL US MORE
If you are ready for a career with a fun company culture and a track record of promotion from within, join our crew.
JOIN OUR TEAM
With more than 30 years of background and experience in general aviation, Lou Pepper is well-known and highly respected within the industry.
As the CEO of Atlantic, Lou brings that wealth of experience and combines it with a genuine passion for the business and the people who make it their lives. From his early days at Teterboro Airport, Lou has seen firsthand how a commitment to service, safety and fun can create an amazing environment, and his dedication to that vision is what makes both customers and employees love coming to an Atlantic base every day.
Mr. May was awarded a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University in New York and holds a Master of Arts degree (Economics) from the University of Edinburgh.
James May was appointed Chief Financial Officer of IMTT in July 2014 and Chief Financial Officer of Atlantic Aviation in March 2016, having joined IMTT’s parent company, Macquarie Infrastructure Company (NYSE: MIC), in 2007. Mr. May served as Asset Director for MIC’s Atlantic Aviation, IMTT and Renewable Energy businesses from 2009 to July 2014. During that time he led over $3 billion in debt refinancings, $1.5 billion in acquisitions and investments, 15% in cost reductions at both Atlantic Aviation and IMTT as well as other performance measurement and enhancement initiatives. Mr. May is member of the board of directors of IMTT and Atlantic Aviation.
Prior to joining Macquarie, Mr. May served for ten years in roles within The BOC Group. The BOC Group is a global enterprise involved in industrial gases, vacuum technologies and distribution services. Mr. May last served as Vice President and General Manager, Electronic Materials and Global Finance Director, Electronic Gases. The BOC Group was acquired by the Linde Group in 2006.
SENIOR VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Clive Lowe brings more than 25 years of experience in real estate, M&A and operations management; primarily in the airport and aviation services sector.
At Atlantic, he is responsible for business development, including M&A, portfolio development, real estate investment, and industry and government affairs.
VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
With a track record of success in business development in the aviation industry, Tim Johnson leads Atlantic’s new business, RFPs and acquisition opportunities.
Beginning his aviation career in the U.S. Air Force, and continuing to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for his bachelor’s and MBA, Tim brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and experience to Atlantic’s business development team. He also serves as a member of NATA’s Airport Business Committee.
VP, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
With over 25 years of technology and business experience, Rob Davis is responsible for IT strategy, governance, operations and development.
His extensive experience and knowledge has helped shape the digital future of Atlantic. Rob is also a proud member of the CIO Executive Council and brings extensive consulting experience where he serviced customers in various ERP, business intelligence, human resource, payroll and process design solutions.
Carole A. Moore
VP, HUMAN RESOURCES
Atlantic has built a reputation on employees with the right balance of drive and attitude.
As Vice President of Human Resources, Carole A. Moore brings 20+ years of experience and an understanding of the importance of quality training that enables Atlantic and our employees to grow together. She is responsible for the entire scope of human resources including recruitment, employee relations, training/development, benefits, compliance and labor relations.
VP, SALES & MARKETING
Sue Sommers is the heart and soul of Atlantic Attitude - our proprietary training and motivational program for all employees.
In addition to bringing a spirit of fun and a sense of empowerment to Atlantic, she brings over 25 years of aviation industry experience as she oversees brand management, marketing, sales initiatives and customer development.
VP, REGIONAL OPERATIONS - SOUTHEAST
Covering a portion of the northeast and down to Florida, Kurt oversees budgeting, operations, sales, lease negotiations and more for 14 of our 60+ FBOs.
With over 15 years of aviation experience and being a certified pilot with multi engine and instrument privileges, Kurt is very in tune with the needs of our customers and employees. Working his way up from general manager to vice president has given him a broad range of exposure to the inner workings of his operations. Prior to his employment with Atlantic, he was a partner in an independent FBO group with several locations around the country.
VP, REGIONAL OPERATIONS - MIDWEST
From Chicago to Las Vegas to San Jose, Jay Hamby oversees all aspects of operations at 16 of Atlantics 60+ FBOs.
With over 20 years of aviation industry experience and NATA certification, Jay brings a keen understanding of operations, staffing, team building and safety. As a result, two of his bases have been recognized as Top 25 FBOs by an industry-recognized publication and 5 locations are recognized as top FBOs in their region.
VP, REGIONAL OPERATIONS - MOUNTAIN
As a Certified Flight Instructor and ATP certificate holder, Tim Bannon understands as well as anyone what pilots want and need when they visit Atlantic.
With over 25 years of aviation management experience, Tim oversees 15 FBOs in the Southwest and Mountain regions. He also oversees 6 Flightcraft locations - a division of Atlantic that provides a wide range of aircraft maintenance services.
VP, REGIONAL OPERATIONS - WEST COAST
As the Regional Vice President for the West Coast, Steve Hirschfeld oversees the management, financial growth and increase in operational efficiencies for 17 locations, including Alaska.
In his 25 years in the aviation industry, he has been responsible for business development, strategic planning and M&A. Prior to his current position, he held the position Director of Risk Management for Atlantic Aviation.
Todd M. Smith
VP, RISK MANAGEMENT & SAFETY
At Atlantic, the safety of our crew and the aircraft entrusted to us is a major part of our corporate culture.
Todd Smith has extensive experience in both aviation and risk management. As our VP of Risk & Safety, he is responsible for all safety and risk management functions, including internal controls, occupational safety, safety training, safety management, litigation management, insurance procurement, environment management and regulatory compliance.
Macquarie Infrastructure Company
Macquarie Infrastructure Company (MIC) owns, operates and invests in a diversified group of infrastructure businesses providing basic services to customers in the United States.
In addition to Atlantic Aviation, MIC owns a gas processing and distribution business and two solar power generation facilities. MIC also owns a controlling interest in a district energy business and a 50% interest in a bulk liquid storage terminal business.
MIC is managed by a wholly owned subsidiary of the Macquarie Group.