August 26, 2013 – Volume 12 Issue 24
NATA Safety 1st Updates Training to Meet December OSHA Deadline
NATA is pleased to announce the availability of its recently revised online NATA Safety 1st Hazardous Communications (HazCom) training program. In 2012, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) finalized rule changes aligning its HazCom Standard with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). OSHA has required that employers train their employees on the new label elements and safety data sheet format contained within the rule by December 1, 2013. Employers can now utilize the revised NATA Safety 1st HazCom module to meet this critical deadline for training employees. For more information or to purchase the HazCom Training Module please visit www.nata.aero/HazCom.
NATA Applauds the Selection of Mark Baker as President and CEO of AOPA
NATA issued the following statement regarding the announcement of Mark Baker as the new President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA):
“Mark Baker brings more than three decades of solid aviation and leadership experience to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. We at NATA are excited and look forward to working with Mark as he provides a key voice in policy and advocacy for General Aviation,” Hendricks said. “We welcome a strong relationship under Mark’s tenure as we continue our collective progress in bringing greater awareness of the vital role that General Aviation plays in this nation’s economy – an industry that supports thousands of small businesses and annually drives more than 1.2 million jobs.”
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.
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.
Senator John Thune Holds Roundtable To Recognize Importance of General Aviation to South Dakota
On August 13, 2013, South Dakota Senator John Thune held a roundtable with aviation stakeholders, airline representatives and local leaders who discussed the industry and answered questions from the public. As Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Senator Thune values the partnership he has with aviation stakeholders and local leaders and is always supportive of aviation, including general aviation. “General aviation and community airports are a great resource to South Dakota and to the country, providing business opportunities and protecting public safety,” Senator Thune stated during the roundtable. In a press release from the event, Senator Thune reaffirmed that while there can be frustrations when it comes to air travel, maintaining connectivity through safe, reliable and affordable air service is vital to South Dakota’s growing economy.
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.