NBAA Recognizes First Recipients of Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced its first batch of business aviation entities that have achieved the organization’s newly established Sustainable Flight Department Accreditation. The program, which was launched earlier this year, includes four independent accreditations: flight, ground support, operations and infrastructure. The categories are aimed at recognizing the diversity of business aviation […]

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NBAA Welcomes FAA Ruling on Expanding Aircraft Ownership Cycle

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) direct final rule to extend the duration of aircraft registration certificates from three to seven years. “We applaud the FAA for hearing our concerns over the current requirements and making this change,” said NBAA Director of Flight Operations and Regulations Brian Koester. […]

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Todd Anderson Named NATA Board Vice Chair

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced that Todd Anderson, A.A.E., Chief Operating Officer of Sheltair Aviation, was named Board Vice Chair at the Association’s fall Board of Directors meeting held in conjunction with NATA’s Aviation Business Conference earlier this month in Miami. “Todd Anderson’s 40 years of aviation experience combined with his innate ability […]

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FAA Mandates Medical Requirements for Commercial Balloon Pilots

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) adopted a final rule requiring commercial hot-air balloon pilots to hold medical certificates when flying paying passengers. The rule mandates a second-class medical certificate, the same standard required for other commercial pilots. “Passengers can now rest assured that commercial balloon pilots must meet the same strict medical requirements as other […]

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NATA Focuses on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) in the Airport, FBO, and Air Charter Ecosystems

The National Air Transportation Association announced an enhanced focus on Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) relative to general aviation infrastructure and air charter operations development. To shore up this effort, Megan Eisenstein will shift her responsibilities from Managing Director of Industry and Regulatory Affairs to Managing Director of Industry Affairs and Innovation to lead NATA’s initiatives […]

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Burrell Aviation Announces New Nationwide Master Service Agreement to Modernize Infrastructure at Multiple U.S. Airports

Burrell Aviation has formalized a national design-build master service agreement with Lemartec, a MasTec Company. Together, the companies will work on developing regional municipal airport projects that will increase access to air cargo services and allow smaller airports to expand their economic potential and spur growth in their local communities. MasTec companies have been involved […]

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Maria Muia – Confidently Navigating A Successful Career in the Aviation Industry

Photo above – Dr. Muia shares her enthusiasm for the opportunities in aviation planning at her Woolpert office to students considering aviation careers. (Courtesy photograph) Maria Muia is a Senior Aviation Planner and Aviation Research Scientist with Woolpert, based in Indianapolis. Woolpert has been in business for more than a century. In 1911, Charlton Putnam […]

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Stephens Named NATA Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, McGraw Stays on as Senior Advisor (Security)

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has announced that Alan Stephens, former FAA Flight Standards’ Acting Deputy Director of the Office of Air Carrier Safety Assurance (ACSA), has been named Vice President of Regulatory Affairs. Stephens will take over as department head from John McGraw, who will continue to foster collaboration and connectivity between the […]

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