June 24, 2013 – Volume 12 Issue 22
New Pricing for Safety 1st Aircraft Flight Coordinator Training
NATA Safety 1st is pleased to announce that it has released new pricing for the Aircraft Flight Coordinator Training (AFCT Online). The AFCT Online sets a new standard in training for schedulers, dispatchers and all of those within your organization who participate in flight planning and release processes. Under the new pricing, NATA members pay only $525 per training seat. Please visit our website for more information.
NATA Air Charter Summit: Solid Program, Record Support for Veterans Airlift Command
More than 100 air charter industry professionals gathered this week for the NATA Air Charter Summit. Attendees participated in sessions including voluntary safety programs, the application of Federal Excise Taxes to aircraft management services, FAA regulatory issues, the future of air charter and training center relationships, and corporate policies for electronics as well as new industry initiatives. Click here to read the full press release.
Weekly Regulatory Update
NATA compiles relevant updates from the FAA, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Homeland Security each day from the Federal Register. You may view the latest notices, rules and proposed rules in a single source by clicking here.
South Dakota Governor Declares June 2013 General Aviation Appreciation Month
On May 20, 2013, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed a proclamation declaring June 2013 as General Aviation Appreciation Month across the state. Aviation in The Mount Rushmore State supports over 7,000 jobs and provides $250 million in wages. Aviation contributes to many industries in South Dakota, including medical care emergencies, natural disasters and agriculture, the largest industry in the state. “The communities within South Dakota depend heavily on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourism, and visitors to our state,” the Governor stated in the proclamation.
Florida Aviation Association Changes Name
Members of the Florida Aviation Trades Association have decided to rebrand the association with a new name, now to be called the Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA). The decision to rebrand was announced at the Annual Conference, held June 10-12 in Naples, FL. “It was agreed that in order for the Association to grow membership, we needed to create a name that was clear and concise,” the press release states. To view the press release from FABA, click here.
Commercial Operators Tax Seminar is a “Must Attend”
The popular Commercial Operators Tax Seminar, hosted by NATA and Conklin & de Decker, returns with a “Back to Basics” focus on August 6-7 in Chicago. This seminar is a must attend for those involved with aircraft charter, whether you are an owner, operator, management company, charter broker, insurance broker, consultant or attorney. Click here for details.
New Member Benefit Coming Soon – Legal Services Plan
Starting July 15, 2013, NATA will offer its members a new money-saving program called NATA Aviation Legal Services PlanTM. The plan will include 24/7 telephone access to an experienced aviation attorney, legal representation concerning FAA enforcement actions, drug and alcohol program inspections, the FAA Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program, aircraft accident reporting, and more. Details will be available in the next few weeks on www.nata.aero.
Buyers’ Guide Edition of Aviation Business Journal
The 3rd quarter issue of Aviation Business Journal features the Buyers’ Guide that includes a listing of NATA associate members that provide services and products. Associate members will receive an email with their listing this week. Please review the listing as soon as possible and return any changes to firstname.lastname@example.org.