October 26, 2015 – Volume 14 Issue 43
NATA’s 3rd Quarter Aviation Business Journal is Available
The third quarter Aviation Business Journal is available in digital format. In this issue: member profile on Directional Aviation Capital, LLC, a recap of the 2015 Aviation Business Conference, NATA’s Safety 1st Digital Emergency Response System, NATA’s acquisition of IFBOA, and more. This edition also features NATA’s 2015 Buyers’ Guide. The printed ABJ should arrive in your mailbox soon. As always, we thank our advertisers and Member Support Level participants. Click here to access the digital third quarter ABJ.
NATA’s 2015 Aviation Business Roundtable Recap
Last Tuesday, NATA conducted its 2015 Aviation Business Roundtable, a program that provides the industry's senior leadership with a forum to explore the leading political, economic, and industry issues impacting their businesses. Top aviation policymakers, including House T&I Ranking Member Peter DeFazio, Under Secretary for Transportation Policy Peter Rogoff, Paul Rinaldi from NATCA and Joe DePete from ALPA discussed the current state of the FAA reauthorization. Analyst Richard Aboulafia and economist Dr. Bill Dunkelberg provided their views on the aviation industry and the small business economy. Conference attendees also heard from leaders in university aviation education, and the Roundtable’s keynote speakers, TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger and political analyst Charlie Cook.
NATA deeply appreciates the time devoted to the event by both our speakers and conference participants. We look forward to our next member event, the 2016 Aviation Business Conference, June 8-10 here in Washington, D.C. Photos from the 2015 Aviation Business Roundtable are available here.
Commemorate NATA’s 75th Anniversary in the Aviation Business Journal
NATA will kick off its 75th Anniversary celebration with the 4th quarter issue of the Aviation Business Journal (ABJ). To help mark the occasion, this special edition issue will feature discounted advertising space rates for messages honoring the commitment of NATA and its members to the aviation business industry. Advertising in the Journal allows your message to reach thousands of aviation business Owners, CEOs, Chairmen, Principals, and Presidents. To take advantage of this exceptional opportunity, contact Shannon Chambers at (202) 774-1516 or firstname.lastname@example.org. These advertisements will be available on a first-come first-served basis. The closing date for advertisements is November 20th. Reserve your space in the 4th quarter Anniversary kick off issue of ABJ before time runs out.
Charter Operators Invited to Seminar on UN Air Charter Needs
Next month, the United Nations (UN) is hosting a procurement seminar in New York City. The event, “Air Charter Opportunities with the United Nations: A seminar for U.S. Companies,” is on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the U.S. Mission to the UN. The seminar will provide operators with information on doing business with the UN and the process to register and bid on future charter opportunities. Information, including an agenda and registration details, is available for download here.
NATA Participates in Air Carrier Training Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ACT ARC) Meeting
NATA’s regulatory affairs staff attended the latest ACT ARC Steering Committee meeting earlier this month at FlightSafety International in Fort Worth, TX. The Steering Committee reviewed the status on the work plan, scope of work, and terms of reference for each of the four working groups that comprise the ACT ARC. Led by NATA’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, John McGraw, the Air Carrier & Contract Training Working Group (AC & CT WG) and NATA staff provided a presentation on the AC & CT WG progress. The group also discussed the next milestones and deliverables they intend to submit to the committee. The next ACT ARC meeting is scheduled for January 12th-14th, 2016 in Atlanta. For more information, please contact Megan Eisenstein at email@example.com.
FAA Releases New Compliance Philosophy, Recognizes Role of Air Charter Safety Foundation
In the newly published FAA Order N8900.331, the FAA describes its new compliance philosophy with Aviation Safety Action Programs and the Voluntary Disclosure Reporting Program. Paragraph 4c specifically mentions that even small operators can participate in ASAP through a third-party managed program, such as the Air Charter Safety Foundation. For more information, click here.
NATA Business Scholarship – Now Accepting Applications
The NATA Business Scholarship is granted to employees of regular or associate NATA members who are continuing their education to further their skills in FBO or charter management, maintenance facilities or flight schools. For more information about this scholarship or any other scholarships provided by the National Air Transportation Foundation, please visit our web page.
Freight Discounts for NATA Members
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Duncan Aviation Goes Live With New Website
Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce the launch of its newly designed website at the same familiar web address, www.DuncanAviation.Aero
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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.