Return to list


Share this week's
edition of
View HTML Version of Newsletter   November 6, 2017 — Volume 16, Issue 45 
  This Week's Top Stories 

NATA Aviation Leadership Conference Takes Place this Week

On Wednesday, senior executives of the NATA membership will gather in Washington, DC, for the association’s annual Aviation Leadership Conference. The Conference kicks off with a breakfast award presentation to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta followed by his keynote address. Panels will include Representatives Rick Larsen and Steve Russell discussing ATC privatization, and industry analyst Richard Aboulafia on the state of the aviation business sector.


NATA Safety 1st Is Seeking Member Photos of Ground Handling Operations

NATA Safety 1st is currently redeveloping its online training content to incorporate improvements and new features suggested by our members and users. As part of this process, we are seeking new photographs of ground handling activities. If your company is interested in sharing photos of ground handling operations at your facilities, and possibly having these photos featured in the redeveloped NATA Safety 1st, please contact our Trainer/Content Manager Steve Berry at


NATA Appreciates the Support of the 2017 Aviation Leadership Conference Sponsors

NATA would like to thank our sponsors for contributing to the success of this year’s Aviation Leadership Conference: Air BP, Atlantic Aviation, Aviation Management Consulting Group, Capital Bank, Hill Aircraft & Leasing, Jet Aviation, Lynx FBO Network, Napa Jet Center, Pentastar Aviation, Ross Aviation, Signature Flight Support, TAC Air and World Fuel Services.


New Job Openings Available on NATA’s Online Classifieds Board

Did you know that NATA posts RFPs, job openings and internship opportunities on its website? Interested companies can either post their open positions or send them to Jake Legere at Click here to view recent classified listings. This resource is available to NATA members by logging onto



  From the FAA 

FAA Safety Briefing – Flight Simulation Technology and Its Evolving Impact on Aviation Safety


The November/December 2017 FAA Safety Briefing explores the world of flight simulation technology and its evolving impact on aviation safety. Featured articles focus on the many flight simulation options now available to pilots, as well as how simulation can improve efficiency, efficacy and overall flight safety.

   Association Highlights  

Stay in the Know with NATA Podcasts


National Air Transportation Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications


NATA awards several scholarships throughout the year to aviation college/university program and flight training students — as well as to association members looking to continue their education. The National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) is currently accepting applications for: The Pioneers of Flight Scholarship, The Dan L. Meisinger Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship and The NATA Business Scholarship. Multiple awards are available from $1,000 to $2,500 with application deadlines in November and December of 2017. For more information or to complete your application, click here.


Final 2017 Advanced Line Service Workshop Takes Place Next Week in Ft. Myers, FL


On November 14th and 15th, NATA will hold its final 2017 Advanced Line Service (ALS) Workshop at Base Operations Page Field in Fort Myers, FL. This popular two-day workshop includes discussions on motivation and leadership techniques, customer service training and the impact of human factors on aviation ground handling. Attendees will also learn about advanced aviation fuel handling and quality control, including hands-on training. Register now for the November ALS Workshop in Fort Myers, FL!


2018 NATA Aviation Business Conference | Save the Date


Save the date for NATA’s 2018 Aviation Business Conference. Next year’s conference will take place June 12-14 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in D.C. Mark your calendar and look for upcoming registration details!

  Member Spotlight

Avfuel and Sheltair Renew Branding Partnership


Avfuel Corporation and Sheltair recently announced their renewed partnership effective December 1, 2017. The agreement with Sheltair means Avfuel will continue to brand all 17 of its FBOs, including 11 FBOs in Florida: Daytona Beach (DAB), Panama City (ECP), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Jacksonville (JAX), Lakeland (LAL), Orlando (ORL), Ocala (OCF), St. Petersburg (PIE), Pompano Beach (PMP), St. Petersburg (SPG) and Tampa (TPA)—one in Georgia: Savannah (SAV)—and five in New York: Westhampton Beach (FOK), Farmingdale (FRG), Islip (ISP), and New York City (JFK & LGA). Read more.


New Gary Airport Flight Center in Indiana Aimed at Corporate Travel


The new Gary Jet Center facility includes a glass-walled, 45-seat lobby, along with crew lounges, a business center, sleeping rooms and kitchen facilities. Jet Center President Lynn Eplawy tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times the new facility is aimed at providing a first-class experience for corporate and general aviation customers. The Jet Center provides fueling, maintenance, aircraft management and hospitality services for private and business aviation at the airport. The flight center completion comes two years after the Gary airport finished a $174 million project that included extending its main runway to nearly 9,000 feet. Read more.

  ACSF News 

Registration Now Available for ACSF’s 2018 Safety Symposium | March 13-14 in Ashburn, VA


Register now for the 2018 Air Charter Safety Foundation Safety Symposium at the NTSB Training Center in Ashburn, VA. The event takes place March 13-14, 2018. The Symposium is the annual gathering of the air charter and business aviation industry where current and emerging safety challenges are reviewed and discussed. This year’s theme is "Promoting the Highest Levels of Aviation Safety.” For more information, please click here.




Follow NATA on 




NATA is the National Air Transportation Association. Founded in 1940, NATA aggressively promotes safety and the success of aviation service businesses through its advocacy efforts before government, the media and the public as well as by providing valuable programs and forums to further its members' prosperity. 
About NATA  |  Membership  |  Committees  |  Products & Services  |  Events  |  News  |  Safety 1st  |  Government Affairs
Sitemap | Press Room | Media Gallery | Contact Us | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Copyright 2011 All Rights Reserved.
NATA News is a weekly e-newsletter offering top industry, legislative, regulatory and association news.
To subscribe to NATA News, please Click Here. To unsubscribe from NATA News, please Click Here.