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.
NATA's new address is 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Please note NATA's new address and plan to visit when you are in the area.
The FAA has published information
addressing cold temperature altitude corrections on instrument approach procedures via the Notice to Airmen Publication. The information contained in “Updated Cold Temperature Restricted Airport Guidance (GEN14001)” addresses long-standing safety concerns over cold weather altimetry errors and how pilots should make proper altitude corrections by making available a list of 14 CFR Part 97 “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” to the aviation industry. The agency is in hopes the published notice will provide more consistency throughout the industry on how to perform the corrections.
The NATA Aviation Resource Book & Membership Directory is now available as a user-friendly online document. Available from any Internet browser, the digital format of NATA’s Aviation Resource Book & Membership Directory enables members to share access to this valuable resource with everyone in their operation. Members also may download the directory in Portable Document Format (PDF). Click here
to access the updated NATA Aviation Resource Book & Membership Directory (login is required). Information is current as of December 2014. If you have any changes to your listing, please contact NATA at (800) 808-6282. Changes can also be made here on NATA's website by logging in.
NATA provided members of the House Aviation Subcommittee with its
views on air traffic control reform in response to its hearing entitled, “Options for FAA Air Traffic Control Reform.” The association, in comments from its President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks, expressed support for the injection of more private sector practices into the FAA but cautioned “it is important how any changes to the agency are managed in order to maintain a stable, safe and efficient system that protects access for all users of our system.”
NATA Safety 1st
recently announced that an online, interactive demonstration of the new Safety 1st
Digital Response System (ERS) is now available. This cutting-edge tool is designed to assist businesses to prepare for – and respond to – emergency situations with an unparalleled level of effectiveness. Read more
NATA is working with members and other industry stakeholders to respond to an FAA proposal to impose restrictive slot limits on unscheduled operations at JFK and EWR airports. NATA believes the information provided by the agency is insufficient justification for its proposal and strongly encourages members to review the proposed rule and submit comments by May 8th in opposition to the proposed limits on unscheduled operations. Contact Jacque Rosser at email@example.com for more information. Read more.
The FAA is alerting all aircraft operators to the implementation of cold temperature altitude corrections at numerous airports across the country. Mandatory compliance with the new procedures at “Cold Temperature Restricted Airports” is required beginning September 17, 2015. FAA InFO 15002 explains that the FAA conducted a risk analysis to determine if altitude errors in a barometric altimetry system could result in exceeding the Required Obstacle Clearance on instrument approach procedure segments.
The list of impacted airports is available here. The list of airports, the segment(s) of the approach requiring cold temperature altitude correction and associated operating procedures may be found at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/notices NTAP, Part 4. Graphic Notices, Section 1. General - Cold Temperature Restricted Airports.