July 8, 2013 – Volume 12 Issue 17
John McGraw To Head NATA Regulatory Affairs Department
NATA is pleased to announce that John McGraw, former Federal Aviation Administration Deputy Director of Flight Standards Service, will head its Regulatory Affairs department effective July 1st.
McGraw has over 40 years of aviation experience and held several key leadership positions at the FAA before retiring in December, 2012. He is currently President of JMAC, LLC. Click here to read the official 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.
NATA To Exhibit At AAAE Conference This Week
NATA, Safety 1st and NATA Compliance Services will be represented at the AAAE General Aviation Issues and Security Conference from July 9th -11th in Northbrook, IL. Stop by the NATA exhibit to find out the latest news and information on our products and services.
NATA State Advocacy Network Aims To Protect Member Interests at the State and Local Levels
NATA’s State Advocacy Network (SAN) is an effort that aims to increase awareness of state and local issues among the general industry and highlights ongoing state legislation, events and opportunities for NATA members to raise issues or pose questions or concerns for association and industry assistance.
As you know, aviation businesses are confronted with a host of issues including airport and land use, security, taxation, aircraft noise and emissions, and other priorities that arise. Volunteers of the network will play an important role in the association’s efforts to stimulate and encourage greater involvement among its members with the goal being to build a strong network to defeat unwarranted policies. The network’s web site has been used as a platform to gain awareness and support for issues facing members and their businesses and provides news and updates on ongoing state legislation.
If your business or state is experiencing local industry problems that require the association’s support, to view a list of SAN volunteers, or if you hear of problems that may arise and need more information, contact the State Advocacy Network via email at SAN@nata.aero or by calling (800) 808-6282.
One Week Left for Savings at Tax Seminar
Register for the NATA and Conklin & de Decker sponsored Commercial Operators Tax Seminar before next Monday, July 15, and save $100 on your registration price. The discounted hotel rate at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald’s Campus is also available until next Tuesday, July 16. The Commercial Operators Tax Seminar takes place August 6-7 in Chicago, Illinois. For more details and to register, click here.
FREE Workers’ Compensation Insurance Webinar – Mark Your Calendar
Understanding the basics of Workers’ Compensation Insurance and how it affects your bottom line is a vital part of doing business today. Learn about how to minimize your overall risk, find out you can maximize your savings with Dividend Plans, and discover how your Modification (MOD) factor can influence your rates for 3-years. Attendees will gain an understanding of National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) employee classification codes and the dangers of misclassification. Understanding aviation class codes and how they apply to your employees’ overall coverage will help prepare you for unexpected onsite audits from NCCI. All this and more, straight from our industry experts Robert E. McManus and Dick Woodall from Beacon Aviation Insurance Services. A link to register for this FREE webinar (to be held on August 1 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern) will be available later this week at http://www.nata.aero/webinars.
Landmark Aviation To Buy Reynolds Hangar
In a sign that the aircraft facility market continues to tighten in the Triad, Landmark Aviation plans to purchase a 50,000-square-foot hangar from Reynolds American in Winston-Salem, NC for $1 million next month. Click here for full article.