April 6, 2015 – Volume 14 Issue 14
NATA Aviation Business Conference Highlight: Connect with Capitol Hill
NATA’s Aviation Business Conference takes place June 15-18 and kicks off with a panel of CEOs from general aviation’s leading associations, immediately followed by a Congressional Fly-In session at the U.S. Capitol. The aviation industry CEOs will share their insights on the current legislative and regulatory environment in Washington in advance of the association’s annual Fly-In session with Capitol Hill’s leading aviation policymakers. We are very excited to offer this rare look into NATA’s and Congress’ efforts on behalf of our industry.
The NATA Aviation Business Conference also provides another unique opportunity to connect directly with aviation policymakers in a less formal atmosphere at NATA’s annual Congressional Reception on Tuesday evening at the U.S. Capitol. NATA represents the interests of our members on Capitol Hill every day but, in order to heighten our impact, we need your help to put a face to our industry. Visiting with your representatives and their key staff helps demonstrate the vital importance of your business to your community as well as to the nation’s economy. Register today!
NATA Praises Passage of New York Tax Exemption on General Aviation
Last week, the New York state legislature passed an important tax reform measure, as part of a new state budget, that will exempt the purchase of general aviation aircraft from the state’s sales and use tax to begin on September 1, 2015. The legislation is now before Governor Andrew Cuomo who is expected to sign the bill into law. In addition, the legislation, A03431 and S00815, led by New York Legislative Aviation Caucus co-chairs Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Philip Boyle, will expand a current law that exempts the maintenance, installation and other services performed on aircraft. “NATA and our 76 member companies across New York commend the state legislature for their continued support of the general aviation community by passing legislation that opens the doors for New York aviation businesses to compete with neighboring states that already offer the exemption, provides job opportunities, and increases general aviation activity,” stated NATA President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks.
NATA’s First Quarter Aviation Business Journal – Available in Digital Format
The first quarter Aviation Business Journal is available in digital format. In this issue: member profile on McCreery Aviation and articles on redefining safety, an FBO compliance check, valuable resources to demonstrate GA’s value, an SMS update and more. The printed ABJ should arrive in your mailbox soon. As always, we thank our advertisers and Member Support Level participants.
Governors Recognize Value of Aviation with Proclamations
The Governors of New Hampshire, North Dakota, Louisiana and Oklahoma recently signed proclamations recognizing the importance of aviation to the economy and businesses to the communities across their states. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin stated, “many communities in Oklahoma depend heavily on their airports and general aviation for the continued flow of commerce, tourism and essential services,” while North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple noted that “aviation continues to play an important role as an economic catalyst in North Dakota, creating over 16,000 jobs and contributing $1.6 billion annually to the state’s economy.” NATA commends the Governors for their support of aviation and its contributions to the success of businesses in their states and around the nation.
Take a Closer Look at the Safety 1st Digital ERS
The Safety 1st Digital Emergency Response System (ERS) is a cutting-edge tool designed to assist businesses to prepare for – and respond to – emergency situations with an unparalleled level of effectiveness. The system utilizes a business’s existing or custom developed emergency response plan, but unlike a paper manual, places contact lists, emergency checklists and enhanced communications tools in the hands of decision makers when they need them most. An online, interactive demonstration of the new Safety 1st Digital ERS is available, take a look today!
Sun Aviation Buys Assets of Vero Beach Avionics
Last week, Sun Aviation of Vero Beach, FL completed the purchase of the assets of Vero Beach Avionics, integrating all of the avionics shop’s equipment, facilities, technicians and leadership team, into the services provided by Sun Aviation. Read more.
Landmark Aviation Acquires TWC Aviation
Landmark Aviation through its charter and management subsidiary has acquired TWC Aviation. TWC is a private jet charter and aircraft management company with an extensive fleet and 17-year legacy. The companies will continue to operate under their respective brands as they begin the integration process. Read further.
West Star Aviation Appoints Avionics Sales Manager
U.S.-based business jet MRO West Star Aviation has named Chris Woolverton as its avionics technical sales manager. Woolverton, who has more than 16 years of experience within the aviation industry, will be responsible for supporting the MRO’s avionics projects including cockpit retrofits, cabin management upgrades and SATCOM installations.
2015 Aviation Business Conference - Early Bird Registration Ends April 15!
The Air Charter Summit + Aviation Business & Legislative Conference
NATA is combining the best of the Air Charter Summit with the best of the Aviation Business & Legislative Conference into one industry-wide event – the NATA 2015 Aviation Business Conference. NATA’s new conference provides important advice, access and information to give your aviation business a competitive edge and to provide insights into what is happening in Washington that could impact your bottom line. One event also means more opportunities to catch up with your business associates. Registration is now open, don’t miss our early bird conference pricing by clicking here.
Second Safety 1st Regional Advanced Line Service Workshop Takes Place In May
NATA Safety 1st is pleased to bring its unique mix of technical and service training to Teterboro, NJ on May 12-13, 2015. The Safety 1st Regional Advanced Line Service Workshop is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to make your line service team succeed and become new leaders within your company. Register now! Additional dates and locations for this workshop are available at http://www.nata.aero/events.
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