August 3, 2015 – Volume 14 Issue 31
New NATA Member Benefit – NATA Shipping Program
NATA is pleased to introduce a new savings solution for its members – discounts on shipping services. When you use the NATA Shipping Program, managed by Partnership®, you receive discounts on every shipment you send and receive.
- Save up to 29% on select FedEx® small package services (Includes a bonus 5% online processing discount. Full details available at www.partnerShip.com/NATA/FedExdiscounts)
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- Receive competitive pricing on truckload, tradeshow, and expedited shipments using quality national and specialized carriers
Enroll today! Visit Partnership.com/NATA for full program details. If you have any questions, contact one of our dedicated account representatives at 800-599-2902 or email sales@PartnerShip.com.
NATA Submits Comments on RVSM NPRM
On July 27th, NATA filed comments in support of an FAA proposal to revise the agency’s requirements for an application to operate in Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) airspace. As outlined in the proposal, the agency “would eliminate the burden and expense of developing, processing, and approving RVSM maintenance programs. As a result of this proposed revision, an applicant to operate in RVSM airspace would no longer be required to develop and submit an RVSM maintenance program solely for the purpose of an RVSM authorization.” NATA believes this action is long overdue as RVSM requirements are now fully integrated by design into aircraft, as evidenced by airframe Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEMs) providing maintenance support information in the maintenance manuals
NATA Congratulates the Montgomerys on Their Retirement
On Saturday, NATA’s Jacque Rosser joined Dan and Andi Montgomery in Indiana to celebrate their retirement. NATA President and CEO Tom Hendricks notes, “Dan and Andi not only built their business over the years, but had a positive impact on GA throughout Indiana and the Midwest.” NATA extends our congratulations and thanks to Dan and Andi.
NATA Fall Committee Meetings – Plan to Attend
The NATA 2015 Fall Committee Meetings are scheduled for October 6th and 7th at NATA headquarters in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, October 6th, the Airport Business and Safety 1st Committees will meet and on Wednesday, October 7th, the Air Charter and Maintenance committee meetings will take place. All committee members are invited to a reception on Tuesday evening. Online registration for the meetings will open soon.
Pentastar Aviation Holds Special Event to Raise Funds for NATA’s Flag Pins for Veterans Project
Throughout the year, Pentastar Aviation holds special events for their employees to aid in raising donations for NATA’s Flag Pins for Veterans Project. The July event featured a BBQ, summer jeans day, and executive dunk tank. Employees who opted to wear jeans and provided a donation were given a ticket to “Dunk an Executive.” Pentastar Aviation raised more than $300 at that event toward their overall donation. NATA thanks Pentastar Aviation and their employees for their dedication in supporting the NATA Flag Pins for Veterans Project. Click here for a full list of participants and here to find out how you can participate.
EPIC Offers Options for International Fuel Pricing with FuelerLinx
EPIC Aviation LLC, a leading fuel supplier to the general and commercial aviation industries, has enhanced its international fuel program with the addition of fuel pricing for 200-plus countries now available through FuelerLinx. Read more.
BRAA Mid-Year Report Highlights Successful Endeavors and Sets Expectations
The Boca Raton Airport Authority’s (BRAA) 2015 Mid‐Year Report offers a glance at 2014, an overview of the first half of 2015, and a forecast for the rest of the year. Read further.
Cutter Aviation Teams With Go Rentals at Arizona FBOs
Southwestern U.S.-based FBO chain Cutter Aviation has entered into an exclusive partnership with Go Rentals to provide rental vehicles for passengers and flight crewmembers flying into Cutter's locations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International and Deer Valley Airports. Read more
Safety 1st Certified Trainer Program – Moved to September
The final NATA Safety 1st Certified Trainer Program (CTP) for 2015 will begin in September. The CTP is comprised of six instructor-led, online classes that provide the foundational knowledge and skills required to be an effective trainer. These classes are approximately an hour and a half in length and occur over a three-month period. As an online course, the CTP saves participants time away from work and the cost of travel typically associated with in-person seminars and training classes. The course is derived from basic learning and on-the-job training theory and includes practical implementation strategies that allow attendees to have an immediate positive impact on training and morale. Registration is open. For more information, click here.
Final Safety 1st Regional Advanced Line Service Workshop in 2015 Takes Place in Fort Lauderdale
Following on the success of the Wheeling, IL Advance Line Service Workshop, NATA Safety 1st is pleased to bring its unique mix of technical and service training to Fort Lauderdale, FL on October 20-21, 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. This is the last Advanced Line Service Workshop in 2015. Don’t miss out, register now!
The next Air Charter Safety Symposium takes place March 8-9, 2016. Visit www.acsf.aero for more ACSF news.