October 21, 2013 – Volume 12 Issue 32
NATA Leads Industry Effort to Help FAA Prioritize Backlog After Government Shutdown Ends
The following statement was issued by NATA last week after the bipartisan agreement to end the government shutdown was approved by Congress and signed by the President:
“The government shutdown had and will continue to have negative impacts on many of our NATA members. We need a healthy aviation industry in this country in order to unleash job creation and economic prosperity for local communities. NATA will continue to work with our members, industry colleagues, and the FAA to help the Agency prioritize its aircraft registry backlog so we can reduce the impact on aviation businesses as much and as soon as possible. By working together we can and will get the general aviation industry moving again,” said NATA President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks.
NATA members have expressed concern about the closure of the FAA's aircraft registry office in Oklahoma City, which receives over 10,000 applications each month for aircraft registrations and deregistrations, flight training and pilot certifications, operational specifications, and others that require government attention and action.
NATA President to Speak on Leadership Panel at NBAA
NATA President Tom Hendricks will join NBAA President Ed Bolen and o