The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations regarding exemptions from excise taxes for managed aircraft announced last week are now in effect, following a multi-year effort by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and other industry stakeholders to ensure aircraft management services were not considered taxable air transportation.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) applauds the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) introduction of the Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS). Developed at the recommendation of and in collaboration with NATA and other industry stakeholders, the online tool eases access to Office of Aviation Safety guidance materials through a new, centralized portal.
Monday, December 28, 2020
On Monday, December 21, 2020, Congress passed a $900 billion stimulus package to support American workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19. Yesterday, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2021, which included the $900 billion stimulus package. Importantly, for members of the National Air Transportation (NATA), the Act provides for a second round of the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), relief for passenger air carriers and contractors through the airlines through another round of the CARES Act Payroll Support Program, and limited funding for general aviation airports.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) was pleased to announce to its members the granting of COVID-related relief extending deadlines for proficiency and competency checks and completion of crew training.
Monday, December 21, 2020
As part of a comprehensive industry response to federal concerns over illegal charter flights – including those conducted under so-called “sham dry lease” arrangements – the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and other leading industry groups today announced the publication of the “General Aviation Dry Leasing Guide,” which breaks down key regulatory information related to the proper use of leases and how improper use, whether intentional or inadvertent, can lead to illegal operations.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Today, a global group of leading business aviation organizations announced a coordinated effort to combat illegal on-demand charter flights in the sector. The group, called the Air Charter Safety Alliance, will raise awareness among potential customers, charter brokers, ministries of transport and national aviation authorities regarding the use of unauthorized aircraft operators for on-demand flights.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Despite pleas from NATA and many others in the aviation community, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) proceeded with a December 8th auction of flexible-use overlay licenses for a portion of the 3.7-4.2 GHz spectrum band suitable for 5G operations to the telecommunications industry.
Today, a group of 15 aviation associations sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expressing concern over frequency spectrum relocation affecting radar altimeters, a critical flight safety tool. The group requested that the FCC suspend Auction 107, scheduled to begin December 8, which offers new flexible‐use overlay licenses for spectrum in the 3.7–3.98 GHz band, in order to resolve likely interference issues with radar altimeters prior to the auction.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce several staff changes as the Association positions itself for continued success in its next decade of service. Recently, Megan Eisenstein was promoted to Managing Director, Industry and Regulatory Affairs and Jake Legere was named Director of Marketing and Communications. Joining the NATA team are Karen Huggard as its Managing Director of Industry Relations and Christy Poppy as Director of Events.
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced the launch of a new member benefit Program provided by iReportSource – a mobile and web-based application that streamlines Safety Management System (SMS) implementation, adoption, and management.