August 12, 2013 – Volume 12 Issue 22
Federal Excise Tax Update
The IRS and Department of Treasury released the 2013-2014 Guidance Priorities List (GPL) late last week. According to the IRS, the GPL is used to prioritize issues to be addressed through regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures, notices and other administrative guidance. Guidance is also used to clarify ambiguous areas of tax law. We are pleased to report that the issue of the application of FET on aircraft management is included on the GPL. This development will now enable IRS officials to proceed to the next step in the guidance process. NATA will keep you updated as more information becomes available on a proposed regulation for comment by the industry. NATA is assured that the IRS officials are aware of the importance that the industry attaches to a prompt resolution of these issues.
Napa Jet Center to Host NATA’s Hendricks At Town Hall Meeting August 28
Join us at Napa Jet Center in Napa, CA on Wednesday, August 28th to hear NATA’s President and CEO Tom Hendricks discuss critical legislative and regulatory issues facing America’s aviation businesses and airports. Doors to the Town Hall open at 5:00 p.m. PDT and refreshments will be served. To RSVP, contact Rebecca Mulholland at (800) 808-6282 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 21, 2013.
Restrictions On FAR Part 91 Flight Operations For Aircraft Designated As Exclusive Use Under Part 135
Did You Know? … If a certificate holder conducting on-demand operations pursuant to 14 C.F.R. Part 135 designates an aircraft for “exclusive use” pursuant to § 135.25(b), the aircraft owner can no longer occasionally use that “exclusive use” aircraft for flight operations under Part 91. Click here for more information.
Governor Declares August 19-23 as South Carolina Aviation Week
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley recently proclaimed August 19-23 as “South Carolina Aviation Week” to honor aviation and increase public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the industry. This is the third year in a row that Governor Haley has highlighted the vital role that all aviation, including general aviation, plays in supporting businesses, farms, emergency response, and the overall economy. Across the state, general aviation’s 61 airports help in supporting over 5,000 jobs and contributes over $417 million to the state’s economy annually. To view the “South Carolina Aviation Week” proclamation, click here.
Weekly Regulatory Update
NATA compiles relevant updates from the FAA, the 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.
Fall LSST Seminar Features New Content – View the LSST Promotional Video to Learn More
NATA Safety 1st is launching an updated version of its popular Line Service Supervisor Training (LSST) seminar this fall. The Line Service Supervisor Training now includes hands-on fire extinguisher training, sending your supervisors home with the knowledge to teach your other employees. To view the LSST promotional video or to register for the LSST, please visit NATA’s Events Page.
NATA Fall Committee Meetings
NATA will host its Fall Committee Meetings September 23-24 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hotel information, a schedule of events and links to register are available at http://www.nata.aero/Committees.aspx.
NEW Aviation Management Workshop
NATA Safety 1st is launching a new Aviation Management Workshop this fall. This new workshop is designed to provide a practical foundation for improving your performance as a leader and manager and help you be more effective. The Aviation Management Workshop takes place September 25-26 in Indianapolis, Indiana in conjunction with the Fall Committee Meetings. To lean more or register for this workshop, please visit NATA’s Events Page.
Airline Services Council To Meet In September
The NATA Airline Services Council will meet September 17-18 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Arlington, VA. Issues to be addressed include third party screening, airport badging, civil penalties, international garbage standards, and more. Meet with representatives from TSA, FAA, CBP, and other industry and government leaders. Contact Diane Gleason at email@example.com or (703) 575-2050 with your travel dates and to RSVP for the meeting and dinner.
The third quarter ABJ is now available to read online. Click here to read in flip book format. This issue includes the Buyers’ Guide and will be featured at NBAA’s 2013 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. Past editions of ABJ are available by clicking here.
Conklin & de Decker Release LIFE CYCLE COST 2013 Volume II
Conklin & de Decker released the latest version of LIFE CYCLE COST 2013 Volume II. The most powerful aircraft budgeting and financial analysis tool available, LIFE CYCLE COST provides aircraft owners, operators, flight department managers, and aircraft consultants with independently researched ownership and operating cost data for more than 400 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft. Click here to read more.
Signature Expands at HPN
Signature Flight Support is on the acquisition trail, picking up the Jet Systems facility at Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, N.Y. Click here to read the entire article.
The Aviation Industry's #1 Full Service HR Compliance Company
NATA Compliance Services (NATACS) is the aviation industry's only full-service Employee Background Investigation and HR Compliance company. Click here for one-stop compliance.
The Air Charter Safety Foundation is pleased to announce as its newest member the worldwide air charter marketplace JetCharters.com. Also, read the article by New Flight Charters titled “Questions to Ask When Selecting an Air Charter Operator or Broker.” Visit http://www.acsf.aero/ for more details.