November 18, 2013 – Volume 12 Issue 36
Hendricks to Speak at Ground Handling Conference in Spain
NATA President and CEO Tom Hendricks will participate on a safety panel at the 15th Annual Ground Handling International Conference this week. The conference takes place November 18-21, in Madrid, Spain. Click here for event details.
NATA to Hold Town Hall Meeting In Addison, TX
NATA will hold a Town Hall Meeting at Million Air at Addison Airport on December 11, 2013. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the event begins at 5:30 p.m. Email Rebecca Mulholland at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, December 6th to RSVP for this event.
NATA Launches Supporter Program for Members in 2014
NATA members of all sizes can now choose to participate at a higher level in the NATA Supporter Program. Participants may select from many offerings that meet your company’s individual needs. Companies that select a level are also recognized throughout the year at NATA events, the quarterly Aviation Business Journal and on NATA’s website. Click here for more program details.
New President’s Message Blog Post
Click here to read the latest blog post from NATA’s President titled “Working for You.”
Aviation Appreciation Month Declared In Texas
For the third consecutive year, Texas Governor Rick Perry has declared November as “Aviation Appreciation Month” across the state. An avid supporter of aviation, Governor Perry highlighted the vital contributions and positive impacts aviation has on the Lone Star State’s way of life. “Individuals, families, businesses and government agencies rely on air transportation to get from place to place, move cargo between businesses, keep our borders secure, control wildfires, support agriculture and more,” stated the Governor in his proclamation. For more information on general aviation’s contributions in Texas, click here.
Aviation Business Roundtable a Great Success
NATA’s Aviation Business Roundtable was a great success due to top-notch speakers and the active participation of its distinguished attendees. Participants heard from TSA Administrator John Pistole, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, National Transportation Safety Board Member Dr. Earl Weener, and other industry leaders. Click here for more information.
Safety 1st Ground Auditor Workshop
NATA’s Safety 1st Ground Audit Standard allows for two levels of certification: a self-certification level and a third-party audit level. All candidates who meet the requirements to become an accredited auditor will need to be trained on the Ground Audit Standards by NATA. NATA will hold a Safety 1st Ground Auditor Workshop for those candidates January 13-14, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. Click here for more details.
Air Elite Network Grows to 32 FBOs
World Fuel Services reports that the Air Elite Network is continuing to grow with the addition of Concord Regional Airport (KJQF), located in Concord, N.C., and Quintessentially Aviation Handling, located at Shannon Airport (EINN) in Shannon, Co. Clare, Ireland. Click here to read the entire article.
FltPlan Offers Current Fuel Prices for 3,300 FBOs
FltPlan is now offering up-to-date fuel price information for more than 3,300 FBOs on its website and mobile apps. Click here to read more.
Galvin Opens Satellite Flight Training Facility at S50
The Flight Training Department of Galvin Flying Services has opened a satellite flight training facility at Auburn Airport (S50) in Auburn, Wash. Click here to read the entire article.
Duncan Aviation Expands Aircraft Accessories and Landing Gear Services
Duncan Aviation recently doubled its accessory shop space at its Lincoln, Neb., location, with the refurbishment and expansion of its service area, gaining approximately 6,300 square feet. Click here to read further.
The 2014 Air Charter Safety Symposium will take place March 4-5. Visit http://www.acsf.aero/symposium to register. Visit http://www.acsf.aero/ for more ACSF News.