October 19, 2015 – Volume 14 Issue 42
October 20th Aviation Business Roundtable
Tomorrow, October 20th, NATA’s Aviation Business Roundtable will provide the industry’s senior decision makers with an unique opportunity to interact with key government, aviation, economic, and political analysts and experts. During the conference, several notable speakers will address what is on the horizon for both our nation and industry. NATA members and friends can see what’s happening at the conference real time by following NATA on Twitter and Facebook, we’ll keep you informed all day with the hashtag #NATAABR.
NATA Welcomes Revised National Resource Program Guidance
In response to a request from NATA and other stakeholders, the FAA released an updated policy notice: “Flight Standards Inspector Resource Program (FSIRP) Policy Updates and Job Function Qualification Matrix,” effective October 1, 2015, which transfers the policy from the AFS Flight Operations Manual (FOM) to FAA Order 8900.1, Flight Standards Information Management System (FSIMS). The updated policy guidance establishes consistency and accountability in the assignment of resources to further meet Part 135 operators’ checking and testing requirements. It is important to highlight that FSIRP requests must be made at a minimum of 30 calendar days in advance of need.
NATA has prioritized with Congress and the FAA the need to update the process for allocating agency resources to Part 135 operators. The association encourages 135 certificate holders to review the new guidance and provide the association with feedback. For further information and provide feedback, please contact Megan Eisenstein at email@example.com.
Final Rule for Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 21
On October 1, 2015, the FAA published the final rule amending Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 21, which governs certification procedures for products and articles, and the FAA’s requirements for identification and registration marking. The purpose of the new final rule was to improve efficiency and effectiveness for both industry and the FAA and improve the quality standards for manufacturers.
NATA Talks FAA Budget and Reauthorization at AV Council of PA’s Annual Conference
On Friday, NATA SVP for Government Affairs, Bill Deere, joined representatives from AAAE, AOPA, and NASAO at the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania's 35th Annual Aviation Conference in Harrisburg, PA. Deere briefed attendees on the current prospects for a government shutdown and the status and issues surrounding development of the FAA reauthorization legislation.
Gary Dempsey Inducted into Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame
Last weekend, NATA’s Immediate Past Chairman, Gary Dempsey Jet Aviation’s Senior VP, Worldwide Customer Care, was inducted into The Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame (DAHF). Founded to commemorate outstanding service in military and civilian aviation, the Hall of Fame recognizes Delawareans who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of aviation/aerospace in Delaware, brought singular credit to the First State in their achievements elsewhere and/or have shown gallantry in aviation in service to the First State and/or the Nation. Gary’s talent as a leader in the field of general and business aviation management has placed him in the middle of industry advancements in safety, aircraft technology, and leading business practices. The seven 2015 inductees were celebrated at an Honors Banquet at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall. To read more, click here.
NATA Seeking Training Facilities for ALS and Safety 1st Events
NATA is currently seeking FBO locations to utilize for our 2016 Advanced Line Service and other Safety 1st training workshops and seminars. Please note, the training space must have the capacity to host 20-25 attendees comfortably. This is a great opportunity for FBOs looking for direct, in-person exposure with our members. In addition to hosting our NATA members at your facility, your business will be featured on the workshop’s webpage, in NATA News, and in other advertisement opportunities. If interested, please contact Elizabeth Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATA Safety Net Blog Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions
NATA Safety 1st continues its bi-weekly series of blog posts featuring frequently asked questions and answers about our online training. “The Safety Net” blog is a great place for trainers and administrators to share thoughts on safety and training issues, ask questions, share comments or even make suggestions for using Safety 1st online training more effectively. Subscribe to “The Safety Net” to stay informed and engaged with the Safety 1st community. We have contributors from the Safety 1st and NATA team — along with a few recognized safety and training experts across the general aviation industry. We are always open to new voices and ideas in the Safety 1st community, so if you have something to say about safety or training, please feel free to drop us a note at email@example.com or subscribe at https://natasafetynet.wordpress.com/.
IS-BAH Newsletter Is Now Available
The IS-BAH October 2015 newsletter is now available. Highlighted in this issue are five new IS-BAH registered companies, Ramp Resource Management and upcoming IS-BAH events. Please click here to read to full newsletter.
Farnborough Airport the Latest to Achieve IS-BAH Certification
The UK’s Farnborough Airport, operated by TAG Aviation, is the latest facility to achieve certification under IBAC's International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH), an industry-created, voluntary code of best practices. A joint program between IBAC and NATA, IS-BAH incorporates a safety management system in all aspects of FBO operations and is based in structure on the earlier International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO). IBAC Director General Kurt Edwards and Roger Walker, Farnborough’s Director of Airport Operations both commended TAG Farnborough Airport’s voluntary commitment and certification for business aviation safety.
2016 Aviation Business Conference – Save the Date
Save the date for NATA’s 2016 Aviation Business Conference. Next year’s conference will take place June 8-10, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Mark your calendar and look for upcoming registration details!
Don’t miss the upcoming 2016 Air Charter Safety Symposium scheduled for March 8-9, 2016 at the Courtyard Dulles Town Center. To take advantage of the ACSF room block, you can make reservations by calling (800) 321-2211 or online using the following link: Book your group rate for 2016 ACSF Safety Symposium. Visit www.acsf.aero for more ACSF News.