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.
Effective January 2, 2015, NATA's new address will be 818 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Please note NATA's new address and plan to visit when you are in the area.
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.
Senate approved the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that will fund most government agencies, including the FAA, through September 2015. The House approved the bill, 219-206, on Thursday. Today’s Senate action completes the legislative process and the bill now moves on to President Obama for signature. Known as the “Cromnibus,” the massive spending bill combines 11 of the 12 appropriations bills for FY2015, including the bill funding the FAA. The legislation also extends funding for the Department of Homeland Security for three months.
The legislation provides the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with $15.72 billion, roughly $440 million over the Administration request. The bill contains funding for NextGen implementation and rejects Administration user fee proposals. Read NATA's statement.
NATA is seeking the assistance of its member companies that offer aircraft management services. The association is educating Congress about the tax status of management services
in order to secure cosponsors for bipartisan House and Senate legislation that clarifies the issue. NATA members are not seeking to avoid taxation, rather that aviation taxes are applied appropriately. The legislation makes clear that the amounts paid by aircraft owners for management services should not be taxed at the commercial federal excise tax rate of 7.5%.
Writing your elected officials requesting cosponsorship of this important legislation will assist the legislation’s authors, Representative Pat Tiberi and Senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, in building support for this important legislation. Read more
NATA announces a call for nominations to acknowledge the individuals, offices, and organizations demonstrating excellence in their field and the highest level of customer service to the general aviation community.
Each year, NATA presents seven awards to the exceptional individuals and companies that have helped to improve the general aviation community. The recipients of five of these awards are chosen based upon NATA member-submitted nominations. Click here for more information.