August 24, 2015 – Volume 14 Issue 34
Comments on the AOPA Petition to Amend the FAA's Flying Club Policy Made Public
The FAA has now made public the comments filed in response to AOPA's proposed changes to policy to allow flying clubs to compensate instructors and mechanics. Current policy limits such compensation to reduced club dues or aircraft time. There were only eleven respondents and the comments were mostly positive. In its comments NATA noted the proposal "could strengthen the protections provided for aviation businesses by building increased awareness by airport sponsors of their role in preventing flying clubs from acting like flight schools, FBOs and other commercial aeronautical service providers." For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATA Fall Committee Meetings – Register Now
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. Email Rebecca Mulholland at email@example.com for more details and to register
August Marks NATA’s Sixth Social Media Anniversary
In addition to reading NATA News, please visit www.nata.aero, www.twitter.com/nataaero or www.facebook.com/nataaero to keep up with our latest information. Thank you to our social media followers and fans, we appreciate your retweets and shares.
Fed Grant Approved for Noise Study at Teterboro Airport
The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a grant of $2.3 million to fund a noise study at Teterboro Airport, part of a larger study involving the region’s airports, authorities said on Friday. A Port Authority spokeswoman said the agency is also conducting studies at Newark Liberty International Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. Read further.
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.
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Landmark Aviation Names Director of MRO Sales
Randy Deal has joined Landmark Aviation as the Director of MRO Sales. In this role, he will oversee Landmark Aviation’s MRO sales division with the goal of increasing its avionics, interiors, airframe, wholesale parts, and AOG services. Read further.
Duncan Aviation Drops AOG Fees for Parts & Exchange Orders
Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that the company will no longer charge AOG fees for aircraft parts and exchange orders, including parts shipped directly from Rockwell Collins or Honeywell. Read further.
Freeman Holdings Group Looks to Expand FBO Holdings
Freeman Holdings Group, which owns and operates about a third of the facilities in the Million Air FBO chain, announced on Friday that it has secured a $300 million line of credit to expand its current FBO portfolio through both organic growth and acquisitions. Read more
Safety 1st Certified Trainer Program – Begins in 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.