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 November 30, 2015 — Volume 14, Issue 48 
  This Week's Top Stories 

Administration Releases 2015 Fall Regulatory Agenda

The Obama Administration has released the semiannual “Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.” The Unified Agenda provides uniform reporting of data on regulatory and deregulatory activities under development throughout the Federal Government, covering approximately 60 departments, agencies, and commissions. Each edition of the Unified Agenda includes regulatory agendas from all Federal entities that currently have regulations under development or review. The activities included in individual agency agendas are primarily those currently planned to have an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), or a Final Rule issued within the next 12 months. Click here to review the timelines for Department of Transportation/FAA proposals including those impacting Part 135 operators and proposed changes to JFK/LaGuardia slot controls. 


UAS Task Force Publishes Recommendations and Final Report 

Last week, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force (RTF) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) released its recommendations and final report to the FAA “on registration requirements and process for small UAS (sUAS), including those used for commercial purposes, and all model aircraft.” In the final report, the Task Force recommends that a registration requirement apply only to sUAS (aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds) that are operated outdoors in the National Airspace System. For a summary of the Task Force recommendations for the registration process, click below.


Early Bird Registration for the 2016 Aviation Business Conference Opens Tomorrow

NATA's 2016 Aviation Business Conference will take place June 8th-10th at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The conference will kick off with a reception Wednesday evening, June 8th and the conference will conclude Friday afternoon, June 10th. Early bird registration will open tomorrow, December 1st and run through Friday, April 8th. Please visit for more information.


Thank You for Contributing to the NATA Flag Pins for Veterans Project

NATA would like to thank our participating members who donated over $28,000 to veterans’ organizations through this year’s NATA Flag Pins for Veterans Project. The association launched the project in 2014 to expand support of our nation’s veterans and raising nearly $60,000 since its inception. Donations from this year’s project will once again support the Veterans Airlift Command and the Medal of Honor Foundation. To view the list of NATA member participants, click here.

  Association Highlights 

Help Us Recognize Exceptional Aviation Service Individuals and Companies


NATA is calling for nominations to acknowledge the individuals, offices, and organizations demonstrating excellence in their field and the highest level of customer service to the general aviation community. Each year, NATA presents awards to the exceptional individuals and companies that have helped to improve the general aviation community. The recipients of these awards are chosen based upon NATA member-submitted nominations. To review the award categories and award nomination form, click here. For more information, please contact Karissa Uko at


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 latest installment covers how to determine your student’s current status for Safety 1st 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. 


NATA PartnerShip Now Offers FedEx Rewards


NATA members enrolled in the NATA Shipping Program are now able to obtain a free membership in the new My FedEx Rewards program. In addition to the small-package discounts they enjoy through the NATA Shipping Program, My FedEx Rewards lets them earn gift cards and brand-name merchandise when they ship. Click here to join the My FedEx Rewards program. For more information or to enroll, email or call 800-599-2902.

  Member Spotlight

Solairus Aviation Appoints New Executive Vice President


Steve Foley recently joined Solairus Aviation’s senior executive team after a decorated Naval Aviation career and an ensuing role in the leadership of a worldwide organizational and safety-consulting firm. Foley’s immediate responsibilities will include oversight of Solairus’ Charter Sales division. Additionally, he will provide support to the company’s relationship development and management efforts. Solairus President, John King spoke highly of Foley’s experience and forthcoming contributions to their team.


NATA Member, Stevens Aviation Gets First Raisbeck Propeller Customer


Stevens Aviation recently secured its first customer order for installation of the new Raisbeck Swept Blade Turbofan Propeller for the King Air 350, which will be performed at their Dayton, Ohio location. With Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval expected by year end, this will be the first post-STC installation completed worldwide. Stevens is contacting King Air owners now to fill installation slots for 2016 at all three of its location. Read more.


Safety 1st 2016 Calendar of Events


Upcoming Events:
Advanced Line Service Workshop in Anchorage, Alaska
Advanced Line Service Workshop in Dallas, Texas
FBO Success Seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana

  ACSF News 

ACSF Symposium


Registration is now open for the 2016 Air Charter Safety Foundation Safety Symposium at the NTSB Training Center in Dulles, VA on March 8–9, 2016. The event theme is Safety: A Smart Investment for a Rich Future and will touch on the following subjects: system safety, reducing risk, safety metrics and much more. Visit for more information and to register online today!



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