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State Advocacy Network

NATA has developed a State Advocacy Network (SAN) made up of regional volunteers who act as representatives to keep each other and the association informed of pressing issues in their state.

   Advertise in NATA's Electronic Membership Directory
Consider purchasing an advertisement in NATA's electronic Aviation Resource Book & Membership Directory. The electronic format of the directory enables members to share access to this valuable resource with everyone in their operation. Contact Shannon Chambers at schambers@nata.aero for ad pricing and specifications. The advertising reservation deadline is July 31st and the artwork deadline is August 8th. Members may also upgrade their listing with a logo. Special pricing offered before July 25th.
Got Weather?

NATA is partnering with the FAA and other general aviation stakeholders on a safety campaign during the 2014 flying season titled “Got Weather?” The purpose of the eight month campaign is to help general aviation pilots prepare for the potential weather challenges they may encounter. The Got Weather? campaign will run through December 2014 and refresh each month to highlight new topics including turbulence, thunderstorms, icing or crosswinds and the resources available to pilots. NATA encourages its members to visit http://www.faa.gov/go/gotweather to get fast facts and links to partner videos, safety seminars, quizzes, proficiency programs, online training, case studies, and more.

NATA: Airport Minimum Standards Key for HOU
Today, NATA wrote Mayor Parker of the City of Houston in support of the development and implementation of Airport Minimum Standards at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). The letter is in response to concerns that HOU is considering the addition of a sixth FBO to service the general aviation community. Prior to making such a decision, NATA recommends that the Houston Airport System (HAS) consider the benefits of implementing airport minimum standards, including ensuring safety, high quality services to the public and fair competition.  Read letter
NATA Joins Industry Effort To Protect National Airport System 
In response to a possible amendment to the Senate version of the FAA funding bill that would impose a nighttime curfew at Burbank Bob Hope Airport, last evening NATA joined with other aviation associations including A4A, ALPA, NBAA, AOPA, GAMA, CAA and HAI in a letter to Senators opposing the amendment.  A similar amendment was recently defeated during House consideration of the companion legislation.

In the letter, these aviation leaders noted that such a restriction would circumvent the requirements of the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990, the legislation that structured a compromise to address air carrier, general aviation, airport, and community interests.  The enactment into law of such an amendment "would undoubtedly lead to the creation of a patchwork of confusing and complex operating restrictions across the country that would undermine our national aviation and airport system." 

NATA Supports Permanent Extension of Bonus Depreciation  
NATA joined 106 other leading national trade associations including the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber in a letter to the full House of Representatives supporting legislation to permanently extend bonus depreciation. The legislation is expected to be considered Friday. The letter points out that the permanent extension of bonus depreciation will create a “pro-investment tax climate that will spur much needed economic growth and jobs and provide a bridge to broader tax reform.” Read letter