Scot Servis

Director of Aviation

Scot currently serves as Director of Aviation for the City of New Bedford. Responsibilities include the overall direction of the airport through strategic imperatives and budgetary considerations.

Scot’s background in the Aviation Industry stretches nearly 24 years. Prior to accepting the role of Director, Scot served as a Communications Specialist for the Massachusetts Port Authority at Logan International Airport. He was responsible for airfield communication, airfield security, and tenant coordination. Outside of Logan, Mr. Servis handled operations for numerous airlines including Northeast Air and Business Express Airlines.  Scot also brings knowledge and expertise from his time at Boeing where he served as a Manufacturing Engineer and Project Manager for the Boeing 767-400.

Mr. Servis earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bridgewater State University, with a focus in Aviation Management. In addition, he also holds a Private Pilot License, Massachusetts Contractor License, and is a Certified Emergency Dispatcher.

Michael Crane

Assistant Airport Manager

Michael currently serves as Assistant Airport Manager for the City of New Bedford. Responsibilities include Airport Operations, Training, Personnel Management, Web Development, and Airport Marketing.

With over 10 years in the Aviation Industry, Michael brings a diverse background of operational experience. Prior to accepting the position of Assistant Manager with New Bedford, he served as an International Operations Supervisor at T.F. Green International Airport. He was responsible for coordinating with US Customs & Border Protection, ramp personnel, and counter agents for various international airlines. During winter months, Michael served as a member of an aircraft de-ice team for multiple domestic carriers. He also supervised PVD aircraft cleaning operations for the New England Patriots.

Mr. Crane earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bridgewater State University, with a focus in Aviation Management. Following graduation, Michael went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Michael also holds a Commercial Pilot License with Multi-Engine Land, Single-Engine Land, and Instrument privileges. Additional endorsements include Tailwheel, Spin, Upset Recovery, and Aerobatic flight training.

Joan Jones

Principal Clerk

Joan serves as the Principal Clerk for the New Bedford Regional Airport. Responsibilities include payroll, record-keeping, and general office operations.

Joan has worked for the City of New Bedford for over 20 years. Throughout her tenure, she has served in various departments and brings a great deal of experience to the Airport. She is the voice and gatekeeper, answering phones, directing calls, and screening visitors. Her pleasant nature is known throughout the airport.

Ms. Jones earned her Associate’s Degrees in Management and Computer Applications. She is an animal lover, often fostering those in need.

Current Airport Commissioners

The New Bedford Regional Airport is owned and operated by the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts. An Airport Commission, appointed by the Mayor of New Bedford, is responsible for the long term vision of the airport.

Paul Barton, Chairman


Jason Oliveira, Vice-Chairman


Carlos DaCunha, Commissioner


Dr. Russell Olson, Commissioner


William Peter Gushue, Commissioner


Adam Simmons, Commissioner


Gary Correia, Commissioner

Airport Maintenance

Day-to-day operations of the airfield are carried out by the hard-working and dedicated airport maintenance staff. The maintenance team is a specialized group of municipal employees who do a variety of jobs across the airport. From grass mowing and snow removal to upkeep of the terminal, the maintenance staff is committed to keeping the facility in great shape.

Jeff DeMello


Robert Dimond


David Amaral


Tyler White


Arsenio Pereira