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.
NATA, in partnership with A3P Technologies, have launched the Safety 1st Digital Emergency Response System®. The System is a cutting-edge digital tool that allows aviation businesses to prepare for, and respond to, emergency situations with an unparalleled level of effectiveness. Utilizing a business' existing or custom developed emergency response plan, but unlike a paper manual, it places contact lists, emergency checklists and enhanced communications tools in the hands of decision makers when they need them most through their smartphones, tablets and PCs. It also provides automated text, email and voice notifications to key staff in the event of an emergency situation and acts as the digital command center for coordinating response. Additional information is available at www.nata.aero/safety1st or contact NATA Safety 1st at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-774-1535 for more information or to schedule an online demo.
NATA and 13 other GA associations wrote
to the FAA requesting the agency's technical standards office assign its highest priority to working with the GA community to ensure the certification of affordable ADS-B solutions in advance of the 2020 equipage requirement. "Affordable equipage is an important matter to aviation businesses whether their business model relies on utilizing GA aircraft or providing services to the GA community in areas where ADS-B transponders will be required," said NATA President and CEO Tom Hendricks. "To its credit the FAA, through its Equip 2020 initiative, recognizes this challenge and we appreciate their thoughtful approach to addressing this issue. However, with the equipage deadline rapidly approaching, we want to ensure the agency’s technical standards office makes addressing this challenge its top priority.”
The FAA released an Advisory Circular (AC 120-92B) which provides information for 14 CFR Part 121 air carriers who are required to implement SMS and aviation service providers who are looking to voluntarily develop an SMS based on requirements in 14 CFR part 5.