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NATA representatives have been monitoring the ongoing government provisions for aircraft operations affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The situation is extremely dynamic, and operators are urged to review information from all sources to ensure awareness of the latest restrictions and provisions. NATA will be providing regular briefings via email, which are also available here. 

Please click here to receive the most recent updates regarding COVID-19. 

Please view the available guidance below. If you have any questions, comments on what we can do to help, or feedback on your experience navigating through the relief loan process, please contact NATA at


The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. No material on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.  

Relief for Businesses

NATA COVID Relief Round 2: New PSP and PPP Programs for Aviation Businesses - Webinar Recording
PPP Easy to Know - Webinar Resource

Preparing for the PSP2 Application for Passenger Air Carriers and Contractors - December 29

FAA Exemption No. 18685 - extends the timeframe for a check airman to conduct a proficiency or competency check under the observation of an FAA inspector or an aircrew designated examiner from 24 to 36 months.

Exemption No. 18510D - provides limited relief from the timeframes for completing recurrent training and qualification requirements for ground personnel and crewmembers through March 31, 2021.

Recommended Practices for Airport Sponsors and Commercial Aviation Businesses in Addressing Leasehold Issues in Response to COVID-19  

Information on Commercial Excise Tax Relief

FAA - CARES Act Airport Grants FAQs 

Guidelines and Application Procedures for Payroll Support to Air Carriers and Contractors under Division A, Title IV, Subtitle B of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – relief provided in the form of grants.

The following guidance applies to air carriers: Procedures and Minimum Requirements for Loans to Air Carriers and Eligible Businesses and National Security Businesses under Division A, Title IV, Subtitle A of the CARES Act

Additional guidance is available in this Treasury Q&A document for Payroll Support to Air Carriers and Contractors

SBA Loan Forgiveness Calculator – this resource is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional and/or financial advice

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application - May 18, 2020

Summary of CARES Act SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) & Loan Forgiveness Program 

Summary of CARES Act Unemployment Insurance Benefits 

Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Information Fact Sheet

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans 

VedderPrice - Coronavirus Aviation Industry Relief Legislation 

NATA Small Business Loan Relief Guidance



Business Resources

NATA developed a poster to assist aviation businesses and their customers in complying with the CDC’s Mask Order

Letter of Testing Exemption for Crewmembers - Template 2/2/21

CDC Mask Order (applies to aviation facilities such as airports, FBOs and commercial aircraft operations, including part 135 operations) 2/1/21

Executive Order on COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel 1/21/21

Additional Guidance on CDC Testing Order 1/15/21

CDC Order Imposes COVID-19 Entry Testing Requirements for All Arriving Air Travelers 1/13/21

CDC released NATA-requested information on protocols, guidance, and requirements for private aviation and medevac flights for COVID-positive passengers and their close contacts. Additional guidance on waiver criteria for international passenger testing is expected. 1/19/21

CISA - Telework Essentials Toolkit - October 2020 

NATA - NATA Problem Statement Stop Eviction Ordinances - May 2020

NATA - NATA White Paper Stop Eviction Ordinance - May 2020

NATA - Communicating with the Press - A How-To Guide

NATA - Communicating the Value of Your Business and the Aviation Business Industry 

Steps You Can Take to Keep Your Employees Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Courtesy of Alison L. Squiccimarro, attorney with the Law Offices of Paul A. Lange, LLC

NATA Transitioning to “Normal” Operations: Joint Guidance for FBOs and Aircraft Operators

NATA COVID-19: Guidance for General Aviation Fuel Providers

NATA COVID-19: Guidance for FBOs and Ground Handlers

CDTFA - Aircraft Jet Fuel Retailers -- Sales by Airport Location 

Bean, Kinney, & Korman, P.C. has established a “COVID-19 Resource Center” on their website. The firm updates content daily about questions and how the coronavirus could impact you, your family, or your business, please contact them here.

DOL - Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers 

DOL - Employers with fewer than 500 total employees must post the Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave Under FFCRA notice in a conspicuous location in the workplace and share it with any worksite employees who are working from home by April 1. The notice may be distributed to remote workers via email, U.S. mail or by posting it on an internal or external website.  

Pandemic Preparation & Response Plan Template for Business

Business Continuity Plan Template - Risk Strategies Company 

Business Continuity Planning Toolkit - Risk Strategies Company  

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 2020: and

Occupational Health and Safety Program Template - Crisis Management Program 

Client Alert—Coronavirus Information for the Employer - Shackelford 

COVID-19 FAQs for Employers - Maureen E. Carr with Bean Kinney & Korman PC

COVID-19 Passenger Declaration Form

Traveler's Health Declaration/Questionnaire



Essential Employee Guidance 

NATA’s Essential Worker Vaccine Letter Template - 3/8/21

Information and Resources for FBOs and Other General Aviation Support Businesses Considered “Essential Services” Under Federal Guidance

NATA developed a Tier 1 Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker Letter that may be personalized with your company’s information and carried by your employees to prove their designated status when accessing COVID-19 restricted areas. Email NATA at for a copy of the letter. 




Federal Agency Documents

FAA - SAFO 20009: COVID-19 - Updated Interim Occupational Health and Safety Guidance for Air Carriers and Crews - 3/3/21

FAA - Exemption No. 18510-C - September 2020 

FAA - SFAR 118-2 Second Limited Extension of Relief for Certain Persons and Operations during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

CBP - CLP Bulletin Guidance: Termination of Filtering Airports

DHS - Termination of COVID-19 Funneling

CBP - CISA Services Catalog

CBP - Novel Coronavirus 2019 Airline Referrals

CBP - General Declaration Form 7507 Citation List 

CBP - Guidance for Commercial Air Carriers - May 29, 2020

DHS - Notice - Screening Airports Expansion FLL and IAH and Brazil Suspension

IRS - Aviation Excise Tax Holiday under the CARES Act - May 12, 2020 

FAA - SFAR Final 118 COVID-19 Relief

CISA -  Advisory Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response 

FEMA Fact Sheet - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Addressing PPE Needs in Non-Healthcare Setting

FEMA Fact Sheet - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Personal Protective Equipment Preservation Best Practices

DHS (CISA) - Alert (AA20-099A) COVID-19 Exploited by Malicious Cyber Actors

FAA - Disruptions to Drug and Alcohol Testing Due to COVID-19

CBP - CSMS #42231420 - Launching of CBP’s COVID-19 Updates and Announcements Webpage 

FAA - FAQs for Airport Sponsors Considering COVID-19 Restrictions or Accommodations (Updated May 29)

FAA Grants NATA Requested Exemption on Expired Airman Medical Certificates for Part 135 operations outside of the US (international operations)

FAA Grants Temporary Halt on the Enforcement of Certain Expiring Medical Certificates  (domestic operations)

FAA Grants Exemptions for Pilot Currency and Training

FAA - Considerations for State, Local, and Territorial COVID-19 Restrictions that Impact Air Transportation 

FEMA - Rumor Control 

NGA - State-focused Coronavirus Updates

Notice: DOT Testing and COVID-19 Guidance - Provides clarity to DOT-regulated employers, employees, and service agents on conducting DOT drug-and-alcohol testing given concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  

National Emergency Business Operations Center:

FAA Statement - Travel to Puerto Rico in Response to COVID-19 March 24, 2020

Notification of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled From or Were Otherwise Present Within the Countries of the Schengen Area

CBP Regional Carrier Liaison Groups

Federal Register - Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service between the United States and Canada

Department of Homeland Security - Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada

Transportation Security Agency - Driver's License COVID-19 Information

CBP - Revoking Presidential Proclamation 10014: Diversity Visas





NATA Guidance for Aircraft Cleaning - March 26, 2020

Best Practices for Medical Transportation and Risk Mitigation - Webinar Recording

Aircraft Interior Disinfection - Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Inquiries - Textron Aviation -Specific Guidance

Nationwide Aircraft Cleaning - Immaculate Flight

Customer Services Advisory Wire - Bombardier

Falcon Service News Flash - Dassault

Notice Letter - Embraer

Maintenance & Operations Letter - Gulfstream




International Guidance

CBP - Customer Liaison Program Coronavirus Guidance Brazil

COVID-19 Presidential Proclamation (Brazil)

U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories

ICAO Information on COVID-19 Economic Impacts

ICAO COVID-19 Online Information Portal

CAPSCA Website COVID-19 area


Department of Homeland Security - DHS Measures on the Border to Limit the Further Spread of Coronavirus



NATA Briefings, Webinars, Letters, and Releases

Daily Legislative Briefings

NATA President COVID-19 Briefings

NATA Safety 1st Clean

NATA Submission Senate Commerce 

View NATA's "Airport Sponsors & Aviation Commercial Businesses: Addressing Agreement Relief During COVID-19" Webinar

View NATA's “Implementing FAA Pilot Exemption (18510) for Part 135 Operations” Webinar 

View NATA's Part 135 - "Operating in the New Regulatory Environment" Webinar

View NATA's "Impacts of COVID-19 on Employment Law" Webinar   

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General COVID-19 Updates and Resources

NATA developed a poster to assist aviation businesses and their customers in complying with the CDC’s Mask Order

Monument Advocacy - COVID-19 Contact Tracing State Recap - June 3 Issue 

FAA - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

DHS Responds: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

TSA - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

FEMA - Rumor Control

CBP - COVID-19 Updates and Announcements

(NGA) State-focused information: 

Bean, Kinney, & Korman, P.C. has established a “COVID-19 Resource Center” on their website. The firm updates content daily about questions and how the coronavirus could impact you, your family, or your business, please contact them here.