Industry Excellence Awards
Each year, NATA presents awards to the exceptional individuals and organizations that have helped to improve the general aviation community. Award winners are typically recognized annually during an Awards Presentation Luncheon held in conjunction with the Aviation Business Conference.
The nomination period for 2023 awards has not yet begun. Please check back here or keep an eye our for announcements regarding next year's awards in the beginning of 2023.
is named in honor and memory of the association’s Co-Founder and first President and is given for extraordinary achievement and extended meritorious service to the general aviation industry.
is given to an individual or organization still active in general aviation on a regular, day-to-day basis and recognizes outstanding service and ongoing contributions to the industry.
is a special honor awarded by its Board of Directors and members—recognizing outstanding public service and contributions to the industry.
recognizes an airport manager for outstanding efforts to nurture the relationships between aviation businesses and airport operators.
recognizes an individual or organization that has made outstanding contributions in safety, professionalism, leadership, and excellence in the field of pilot training.
acknowledges the exceptional performance of a licensed airframe and power plant mechanic or radio repairman who has practiced his or her craft for a period of 20 or more years.
recognizes the achievements of certified line service professionals on an annual basis thereby raising awareness of the positive impact that they have on safety, service and business success.
recognizes the valuable impact FBO CSRs have on the success of our industry.
is given to an individual, who has shown outstanding promise, passion and professionalism within the general aviation community.
is presented in recognition of FBOs that demonstrate extraordinary community outreach, excellence in customer service and commitment to safety. Other factors in selecting an FBO to receive this award are employee development and giving back to the general aviation industry.
recognizes aviation maintenance organizations that encourage and support aviation maintenance technician (AMT) training. The award is based on the percentage of AMTs employed (directly or indirectly) by a maintenance organization that participate in qualified training events. An AMT must complete at least 12 hours of training each year to be counted towards the organization’s award percentage.