Our Airport

The Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM) is centrally located in Broome County about, 8-miles north of the city of Binghamton. BGM offers daily, commercial, non-stop flights on Delta Airlines. Greater Binghamton Airport is owned by Broome County and operated by the Department of Aviation.

With its stress-free atmosphere, BGM’s terminal allows you to travel with ease. BGM’s terminal offers a business center for our frequent flyers, free WIFI, a relax and recharge station, a visitors center, a room for active military to rest in-between flights, and for our younger travelers - a kid port activity center.

Greater Binghamton Airport offers many amenities that larger airports do, just without all of the stress! Fly BGM today!

The Administration


Team Member 1

David Hickling

David Hickling earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management while serving in the United States Air force in the 1980s. Following his military service, Mr. Hickling worked for several years as a flight instructor and charter pilot. Mr. Hickling transitioned to an airport management career in 1996, was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Aviation at the Greater Binghamton Airport in 2006 and to the position of Commissioner of Aviation in January 2015.

Mr. Hickling is a lifelong resident of Vestal, NY where he raised two daughters and now resides with his wife of over 30 years.

Mark  Heefner

Mark Heefner

Mark Heefner attended Fairmont State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in 'Aviation Management' and 'Professional Pilot'. Mr. Heefner currently holds a Private Pilot, Instrument, and a non-current Multi-engine Commercial Pilot certificates. He began his aviation career in Clarksburg, WV at North Central West Virginia Airport (CKB) as a college intern for Airport Operations, Administration and Marketing. At CKB he was appointed to Assistant Superintendent of Airport Operations from 2011 to 2015. While there, Mark coordinated construction projects, acted as Station Manager for Allegiant Airlines, interfaced with charter companies including West Virginia University and Big 12 sports charters, updated several airport critical plans (Airport Certification Manual, Airport Emergency Plan, etc.). Mark also taught the classes of 'Airport Planning and Design', 'Intro to Air Traffic Control', 'Aviation History', 'Aviation Security' and 'Airport Management' as an Adjunct Professor at Fairmont State University from 2011-2015.

In May of 2015, he was appointed to the position of Deputy Commissioner of Aviation. He has quickly acclimated to the area and is continually seeking to improve the Greater Binghamton Airport and the community.

The Staff


Jeffery Kliment

Jeffery Kliment
Maintenance & Custodial

Airport Maintenance Supervisor

Jeff began working for the Broome County Department of Aviation as a Maintenance Mechanic in March of 1994. He was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor in 1999. He has served in this capacity since then overseeing the Maintenance and Custodial Division at the Airport. Jeffery is tasked with building and ground maintenance, snow removal, and the custodial services personnel. He is ARFF trained and has conducted successful snow removal for many years.

David Hill

David Hill
Operations

Senior Operations Specialist

David Hill graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aviation from Daniel Webster College. He began his career with Broome County Department of Aviation in 1996 as an Airport Operations Specialist. David was promoted in 2016 to Senior Operations Specialist. He is tasked with the oversight of Airport Security, Airport Certification, and Emergency Planning. David is EMT and ARFF trained and is a seasoned veteran of the snow removal team.

Jennifer Lasher

Jennifer Lasher
Administration

Account Clerk

Jennifer has been with the county since 2004. Jennifer is the Account Clerk for the Department of Aviation and handles the Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable, Processing of Purchase Orders, maintaining Budget records, inputs Payroll, and stands in doing the Human Resources tasks as well as many other duties. Jen can be seen working with the Ambassadors in the Visitor Center, Photographing special events at the airport and is usually the one who answers the phone when you call with your questions.

 
 

Advisory Board

Len Basso

Chairman of the Board

Willow Run Foods

Annette Chamberlain

Vice Chairman

Lockheed Martin

Jason Sorochinsky

Secretary

Elmira Savings Bank

Hon. Ronald Keibel

Legislator

Broome County Legislature

Bruce Davie

Board Member

Lockheed Martin (Ret.)

Gary Corey

Board Member

Corey Real Estate Associates, LLC

Joe DeAngelo

Board Member

SUNY Broome

Scott Gerhart

Board Member

Universal Instruments

Terrance Hebbard

Board Member

Endicott Interconnect Technologies

Ron Heebner

Board Member

Business Owner (Ret.)

Dennis Moulton

Board Member

FW Webb Company

Joseph Rizzo

Board Member

Aero Techniques, LLC

James VanHart

Board Member

BAE Systems (Ret.)

Mark Webster

Board Member

Plaza Travel

William Ziegler

Board Member

Binghamton University

 


Advisory Board