NATA Releases Fire Marshal Toolkit & Accidental Foam Discharge Checklist

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released the Fire Marshal Toolkit and Accidental Foam Discharge Checklist as part of its Hangar Foam Fire Suppression System Initiative. An educational resource for Fire Marshals, FBO owners, and operators, the Toolkit provides vital information facilitating hangar design and construction conversations and highlighting research and frequency data on inadvertent […]

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NATA and NATA Compliance Services Sign MOU to End Human Trafficking

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and NATA Compliance Services (NATACS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Transportation (DOT) in support of the Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI). Through this partnership, NATA and NATACS agree to educate the general aviation community about the pervasiveness of […]

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In Comments to FAA, NBAA Strongly Opposes Needlessly Burdensome Pilot Records Proposal

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today voiced significant concerns about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) recent Pilot Records Database (PRD) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), outlining numerous specific challenges with the proposal, and offering recommendations for more appropriately implementing the PRD. NBAA’s comments, submitted to the public docket, join submissions by hundreds of individuals […]

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AOPA Works With FAA on SFAR Updates

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association worked with the FAA on issuing a three-month extension on pilot medical certificates that expire between April 30 and September 30, 2020, under an updated coronavirus-pandemic special federal aviation regulation that went into effect on June 25. “During this complicated time, it comes as a relief for many general […]

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NATA Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

On June 23rd during its first-ever virtual Annual Meeting, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced changes to its Board of Directors. Curt Castagna, President and CEO of Aeroplex/Aerolease Group (Long Beach, CA), was reelected to serve an additional term, as well as extending his service as Chairman by one year. Larry Wade, President of […]

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State Aviation Officials Among AAAE Leaders Tapped for 2020-2021

Kelly Campbell, A.A.E., Executive Director of Aviation at the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport took office today as Chair of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) for 2020-2021. Founded in 1928, AAAE is the world’s largest professional organization representing individuals who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. Other key appointments to the […]

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NBAA Challenges FAA’s Dismissal of Additional Comment Time for New Pilot-Reporting Proposal, Sounds Call to Action

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) called upon the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to rethink its questionable decision to deny requests from NBAA and others in the industry for additional time to comment on new, onerous pilot-reporting requirements. The FAA’s new data-gathering criteria, outlined in a 200-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), introduce sweeping new […]

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NBAA-Supported Workforce Legislation Included in Major Infrastructure Bill

NBAA welcomed action last week by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to advance the Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act, and applauded the inclusion of an amendment promoting diversity and workforce development in business aviation, and all transportation sectors vital to the nation’s economy. Transportation has […]

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AAAE Applauds Inclusion of Airport Investment in House Infrastructure Proposal

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) President and CEO Todd Hauptli issued the following statement regarding the release of comprehensive infrastructure investment legislation – The Moving Forward Act – by leaders of the House of Representatives:  “Further investments in America’s airports will pay dividends now and for generations to come through job creation and the […]

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