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August 11, 2014  –  Volume 13 Issue 32 

nullHendricks to Speak at First Annual Cincinnati Business Aviation Symposium

NATA President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks will speak to attendees at the first annual 2014 Cincinnati Business Aviation Symposium (CBAS2014) in Cincinnati, OH on Friday, September 5, 2014. Hosted by Reynolds Jet, CBAS2014  will  bring together leading business aviation companies and flight departments from the tri-state area  to discuss current topics that affect aviation businesses in the area and to provide networking opportunities to build stronger local aviation businesses. Click here for more information, an agenda of events, and to register for CBAS2014.


null2014 NATA Compensation Survey Available for Purchase

NATA published its 2014 survey of general aviation service employee compensation. The survey includes salaries and benefits for pilots, line-service personnel and maintenance technicians. Visit NATA Store and select search to see full range of products. 


nullGAMA General Aviation Jobs Rally to be Held in North Dakota

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) will host its twelfth General Aviation Jobs Rally in Grand Forks, North Dakota on September 5, 2014. The event brings together educators and students, members of the state legislature, local business leaders and general aviation enthusiasts to hear from U.S. Senators and industry leaders on general aviation’s contributions to the North Dakota and national economy, the industry’s jobs impact, and the importance of educating future general aviation leaders. For more information on the General Aviation Jobs Rally and to register, click here.  


nullControlling Your Workers’ Compensation Claims Costs

Understanding the claims process of Workers’ Compensation Insurance (WCI) helps minimize risk and ultimately helps control your claims costs. Join us for a FREE webinar on September 9, 2014 at 2:00 EDT to learn more about:

• Understanding the WCI System
• Knowing National Trends of WCI
• Designing Safety and Health Programs
• Developing Claims Processes
• Planning Return to Work Strategies

Learn a lot about cost saving measures for Workers’ Compensation Insurance claims in a short amount of time. Register today!  


nullNWS Joins the “Got Weather?” Campaign

The National Weather Service (NWS) has joined the FAA and the general aviation community’s eight month “Got Weather?” national safety campaign. NWS delivers consistent, timely, and accurate weather information for both domestic and international airspace from three specialized aviation weather offices – Aviation Weather Center, Alaska Aviation Weather Unit and the Weather Forecast Office in Honolulu, HI. NATA is also a proud proponent of this important safety campaign. Click here to read further.  



nullFall Committee Meetings Take Place In Savannah, GA 

The NATA 2014 Fall Committee Meetings start on Monday, September 15, 2014 with meetings and a networking reception and conclude on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 following a half-day of meetings at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, GA. Registration is available online or through a printable registration form. Please confirm your attendance for the meetings before Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  


nullAviation Management Workshop – Held in Conjunction with NATA’s Fall Committee Meetings 

Whether you are a general manager, customer service manager, a line service manager or a supervisor aspiring to be a manager, the Aviation Management Workshop will provide you the knowledge and tools you need to be a better leader. The Aviation Management Workshop, September 16-17, 2014 in Savannah, will cover management and decision-making principles, best practice approaches, innovative strategies, and creative techniques from industry experts who have decades of experience leading and managing people and making business decisions. Take action to become a better leader, manager and decision maker. Click to hear what last year’s attendees have to say about the Aviation Management Workshop. Register today!                            



nullParticipate in NATA Flag Pins for Veterans Project – More than $15,000 Collected in Support of America’s Veterans

NATA is working with industry to raise charitable donations for organizations supporting America's veterans. NATA members are asked to participate by displaying American-made flag pins in their operations with signage suggesting a donation of at least $1.00 per pin. The funds for this project will be collected periodically through NATA. The project will run through October 2014 culminating in a check presentation to the veterans organizations. To participate, please contact Shannon Chambers at Click here for project details. Direct donations to this project are also accepted. Please make the check out to NATA-Flag Pin Project and send it to NATA's headquarters:

NATA-Flag Pin Project
4226 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
The check must be made out to NATA-Flag Pin Project and received by October 31, 2014 so that we may have a proper accounting for the overall 2014 program. Please also send money collected from pin donations to the same account.

NATA appreciates the support of the following project participants:
-Beacon Aviation Insurance Services
-Central Flying Service, Inc.
-Epps Aviation
-JFI Jets
-Jet Aviation
-Landmark Aviation
-Montgomery Aviation, Inc.
-NATA Aviation Legal Services
-Pentastar Aviation
-Showalter Flying Service
-Signature Flight Support   


nullSignature Expands Its Network Options

Sonoma Jet Center at California’s Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport is the latest facility to go live as a member of Signature Flight Support’s Signature Select affiliate program, which allows FBOs to retain their independent brand while receiving support from Signature’s sales and marketing programs. Located in the heart of California’s wine country, the FBO features a well appointed passenger terminal and a newly built 22,000-sq-ft hangar capable of sheltering aircraft the size of a G650. “We are pleased with the transition to become a Signature Select affiliate,” noted FBO co-owner Josh Hochberg, adding that the partnership has already attracted new customers to his facility. Click here to read more.


nullLandmark Aviation Completes New Build at San Diego International Airport

Landmark Aviation has completed its newly-constructed state-of-the-art facility at San Diego International Airport (SAN). The facility features a 19,000 square foot terminal, a 250,000 square foot ramp and five hangars on 12.4 acres. This FBO campus will achieve LEED Platinum certification. Read more.


nullBBA Aviation CEO Notes 15 Months of Growth in U.S. Bizav Flying

Business and general aviation flying in the U.S. has seen 15 months of growth, BBA Aviation CEO Simon Pryce noted on Tuesday during the company’s second-quarter investor call. Large-cabin jet flying in the U.S. has experienced 15 months of growth and is up 5 percent year-over-year in the first half; midsize jets, six months, 1-percent growth; and light jets, nine months, 3-percent growth. Business and general aviation movements in Europe declined by 1 percent year-over-year, he said. Pryce is predicting continued recovery in the North American market in the second half. Read more. 



nullACSF News

ACSF President Bryan Burns is the keynote speaker for the Southern and Northern California’s Schedulers and Dispatchers Group (SONO) event scheduled for September 4, 2014 in Camarillo, CA.  Visit for more event details. Save the date for next year’s Air Charter Safety Foundation Safety Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for March 10-11, 2015. Visit for Air Charter Safety Foundation News.  



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