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April 4, 2014  –  Volume 13 Issue 15 

nullNATA Joins Industry To Ask Congress To Support Full Funding Of The Contract Tower Program

On Tuesday, NATA joined other major aviation organizations in a letter to the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees in support of funding for the Contract Tower Program. The letter highlighted the strong bipartisan, bicameral support for the program as well as the safety and economic advantages it creates in local communities. The industry effort follows on similar letters in support of the program authored by 25 Senators and 58 House members.


nullHendricks Reiterates Importance of General Aviation at Sun ‘n Fun Town Hall

On April 5th, NATA President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks participated in the Sun ‘n Fun Town Hall Meeting with General Aviation Caucus Co-Chairman and Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (MO). They were joined by Matt Zuccaro, President of the Helicopter Association International, and Mark Baker, President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Click here to view a recording of the Town Hall. 


nullNew Safety Net Blog Post – To Ask or Not to Ask?

Read the latest Safety Net blog post about the importance of instilling the proper attitude when asked safety-related questions on the job.  


nullNATA Participated on “Inconsistencies of Regulatory Interpretation” Panel

On Wednesday, April 9th, NATA President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks participated on the “Inconsistencies of Regulatory Interpretation” panel at Aviation Week’s 2014 MRO Americas Conference and Exhibition in Phoenix, AZ. Hendricks discussed the concerns of many general aviation businesses about the lack of consistent interpretation of FAA regulations in the aircraft certification process across the country. When the FAA does not apply regulations consistently, according to Hendricks, it can affect a company’s ability to remain competitive. New interpretations can also cause confusion and force aviation companies to redirect limited human and monetary resources – resources that would be better spent on improving aviation safety. “NATA represents businesses large and small that serve key roles in the nation’s economy. These drivers of our economy deserve a level playing field where the rules are interpreted on a consistent basis,” Hendricks said.  


nullWeekly 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.  



null2014 NATA Air Charter Summit Covers Regulatory and Business Issues 

NATA’s annual Air Charter Summit will take place June 16-18, 2014, at the Washington Dulles Marriott in Dulles, VA. Online registration, session descriptions and housing reservations are now available at

The 2014 Air Charter Summit Topics Include:

  • Meet Your Regulators 
  • Security Issues Affecting Charter Operators
  • Complying with New EASA TCO Requirements
  • What's Next with NextGen
  • TFSSP Compliance Session
  • Taking Control of Your Reputation and Relationships
  • Pilot Employment Concerns
  • Working with CBP
  • Safety, Security & Operations Solutions for Air Charter Operators  


nullNew - Regional Advanced Line Service Workshop 

NATA Safety 1st  is pleased to present the 2014 Regional Advanced Line Service Workshop, a two day training event designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to make your team succeed and become leaders within your company. The workshop takes place May 14-15, 2014 at the St. Louis Downtown Airport and includes hands-on fire extinguisher training (a 14 CFR 139.321 certificate requirement). Click here to register today.                             



null2014 Pro Pilot PRASE Survey Winners List Announced

Pro Pilot issued a news release on the results of the 41st annual PRASE (Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment) Survey. Subscribers to Professional Pilot magazine returned 2,817 forms. NATA congratulates our member companies named in the survey.   


nullFlight Safety Foundation’s 59th Annual Business Air Safety Summit (BASS), April 16-17, 2014 in San Diego, CA 

The BASS will provide a forum for the business aviation industry to meet in a collaborative environment to identify safety concerns, devise approaches to reduce risk and implement initiatives to improve safety. The summit will cover safety, training, practical solutions, management, human factors and other issues for every segment of the business aviation industry. For details click here.


nullMeridian Promotes Mike Moore to VP of Aviation Sales

Meridian, the award-winning private aviation company based at Teterboro Airport, is pleased to announce that Mike Moore has been promoted to VP of Aviation Sales for Meridian Air Charter. Read more here.


nullLandmark Aviation Acquires RSS Jet Centre

Landmark Aviation has acquired RSS Jet Centre Limited, which operates FBO locations at London Luton Airport (EGGW), Manchester Airport (EGCC), and Glasgow Prestwick Airport (EGPK). The locations will be re-branded to “Landmark Aviation.” Click here to read further. 



nullACSF News

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Advanced Air, LLC is the newest charter operator to join the ACSF. Visit for Air Charter Safety Foundation News.


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