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December 23, 2013  –  Volume 12 Issue 41 

nullNew Sleep Apnea Policy on Hold

The FAA will not implement a new sleep policy next month as was planned. Under the policy, pilots with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 40 would be required to be tested for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The FAA delayed the implementation in order for industry to weigh in with their concerns. NATA has been pushing for the FAA to go through the proper rulemaking process to allow the public to comment.


nullNATA Safety 1st Ground Auditor Workshop Sold Out

All available seats for the January 2014 NATA Safety 1st Ground Auditor Workshop have been filled. NATA limits attendance at this workshop in order to promote interaction and discussion between instructors and participants. NATA will hold additional Ground Auditor Workshops throughout 2014. For more information, or to reserve a seat in a future workshop, please contact Elizabeth Nicholson via email at


nullDeadline for NATA 2013 Industry Excellence Awards Extended 

All nominations for the Industry Excellence Awards must now be received no later than January 3, 2014. The nomination form is available by clicking here. Members may also obtain a nomination form by calling the NATA at 800-808-6282 or by e-mailing Rebecca Mulholland at  


null2014 Spring Committee Meetings

NATA will hold its 2014 Spring Committee Meetings on Monday, March 3, at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The committee meetings are held in conjunction with the NATA Aviation Business and Legislative Conference (ABLC). Registration is available online or through a printable registration form. The deadline for confirming your attendance at the committee meetings is Monday, February 14, 2014, but your earliest possible response will help us plan for your committee meeting attendance.


nullNATA Launches Support Level Program for Members

NATA members of all sizes can now choose to participate at a higher level in the NATA Support Level 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 the participation form.