TAC Air has promoted Christina Lang to lead its fixed base operation (FBO) in Fort Smith, Arkansas as General Manager (GM). A six-year veteran of TAC Air, Lang is prepared to join the team at TAC Air – FSM as a hands-on manager of the business using her background in administration and operations. Lang officially stepped into this role the last week of May and as she expressed is, “excited for the opportunity to become a part of the Fort Smith team and support the TAC Air commitment to providing customers and tenants SERVICE WITH NO CEILING.” As GM, Lang’s key responsibilities involve overseeing day-to-day operations, hangar management and leasing while maintaining relationships with TAC Air customers and the Fort Smith Regional Airport.
Lang relocated to Fort Smith from Dallas, where she served three years in a system-wide role for TAC Air as Manager of Administrative Services. “The past three years I have been able to experience and learn firsthand from 15 different GMs and CSMs running FBOs in the TAC Air system to help me prepare for this hands-on type of position in a market I can help nurture and grow,” said Lang.
Prior, Lang worked as Customer Service Manager (CSM) at TAC Air – RDU in Raleigh-Durham, NC and Customer Service Representative at TAC Air – PVU in Provo, UT. She charted her course in aviation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, where she studied Aeronautical Science. Lang completed her commercial pilot certificate and worked as a corporate pilot flying mining executives in Arizona and New Mexico.
Lang’s first encounter with TAC Air occurred at the 2014 National Business Aviation Association, Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas. There, she met TAC Air – SLC GM, Mike McCarty who invited Lang to visit the FBO for a tour when she returned home to Salt Lake City. Upon visiting, Lang says, “Once I visited, I knew I wanted to work for TAC Air. And I got the opportunity, starting at the TAC Air FBO in Provo.”
Director of FBO Administrative Services for the TAC Air system and past GM of TAC Air – FSM, Carol McNally, shared, “I am thrilled to see a strong female associate like Christina rise to the General Manager position within our organization. As more women ascend to a place of leadership in aviation, I look forward to watching her soar. I am pleased to hand the controls of the Fort Smith FBO operation to another strong female aviator.”
“Working her way up by successfully mastering several roles within the FBO, Lang’s extensive knowledge, industry and internal company experience, along with her enthusiasm and eagerness to learn make her an ideal leader to take the business at TAC Air – FSM FBO to new heights,” stated Joe Gibney, Chief Operating Officer of TAC Air.
As General Manager, Lang looks forward to demonstrating the company’s strong commitment to safety as an IS-BAH Stage 2 registered FBO, while also overseeing daily procedures at TAC Air – FSM. “The Fort Smith team has been working together seamlessly for years under excellent leadership. It will be an adjustment for everyone to have a new leader,” she added.
Lang is known among the associates, as she worked with the team in her previous role as Manager of Administrative Services for TAC Air. Lang is thrilled to have a collaborative, capable team to work beside every day. She is committed to developing connections within the TAC Air – FSM team, across the base tenants and customers as well as strengthening the FBO’s existing airport relations.