Return to list


Share this week's
edition of
View HTML Version of Newsletter   January 15, 2018 — Volume 17, Issue 3 
  This Week's Top Stories 

NATA Launches Free Supplemental Safety Training Program

Last week, NATA launched the Supplemental Safety Training Program, enabling the association to rapidly respond to urgent industry safety issues. The first course, developed for FBOs, addresses the risk of jet fuel contamination with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). This program, available free to all aviation businesses, provides background information on DEF, identifying possible risk contamination pathways and mitigation steps. “NATA is first and foremost committed to providing its members every possible safety enhancing tool. This new responsive resource was made possible by the hard work and dedication of the NATA Safety Committee and establishes a framework to quickly address future industry safety concerns,” stated NATA President Martin H. Hiller. Companies not currently participating in Safety 1st should contact to access the free Supplemental Safety Training course.



Meet with NATA Staff at Schedulers and Dispatchers for Several Chances to Win!

NATA will be on hand for both scheduled appointments and walk-up meetings during the 2018 Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference (Booth 840). Visit with NATA staff and see demonstrations of the association’s new products and services.


Attendees with walk-up meetings will receive one entry in a drawing to win an iPad. Those making appointments in advance will receive two entries upon arrival at their scheduled time. NATA will also give away a $200 gift card during an onsite social media contest. Follow NATA on Twitter for more information.


The association is also holding its annual business card drawing. Winners will be selected to attend the popular FBO Success Seminar and Certified CSR Program.

NATA Industry Town Hall and Advanced Line Service Workshop Next Week in Phoenix

On January 23, NATA will hold an Industry Town Hall at Cutter Aviation in Phoenix, AZ. The town hall provides aviation businesses across the region the opportunity to sit down together and discuss the challenges, risks and opportunities within our industry — including regional matters and a legislative and regulatory update. Attendance and lunch are free. RSVP today!

On January 24-25, NATA Safety 1st will hold its popular Advanced Line Service (ALS) Workshop in Phoenix at Gateway Aviation Services. Train your team to be the next leaders within your company, register today!


2018 NATA Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference | Early Bird Registration Available

NATA's 2018 Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference takes place June 12-14, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Washington. Early bird registration is now open and runs through Friday, April 6, 2018 — save $95! The conference kicks off with a reception Tuesday evening and concludes Thursday afternoon.

The 2018 Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference (ABC) provides aviation businesses with important information and access to industry thought leaders and aviation policymakers. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $250. For more information, please visit


  Industry Updates

NATA Supports Expanded Logging of Pilot Flight Hours


Last week, NATA joined with three other leading aviation associations in comments to the FAA urging the agency to act on a previous rulemaking that would allow pilots flying Second in Command (SIC) for Part 135 operations requiring only one pilot to accrue flight time towards an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certification.


In 2016, NATA supported FAA’s proposal to make the SIC flight time change. Because a final rule has not yet been issued, NATA joined with the Cargo Airline Association, the Regional Airline Association and the Regional Air Cargo Carriers Association to request action. In addition to supporting the initial changes proposed, the associations asked the FAA to permit SICs to log time in both multi-engine aircraft (as proposed) and high-performance single-engine aircraft. Read the complete regulatory docket containing the initial rulemaking proposal and industry comments here.

FAA Safety Briefing: Flying Fundamentals


The January/February 2018 FAA Safety Briefing takes a forward-thinking journey "back to the basics" of flying fundamentals. Articles in this edition provide important tips, techniques and resources that can help you better aviate, navigate, communicate and mitigate in today’s complex operating environment.

  Association Highlights 

NATA to Host January 22nd Webinar | Filter Monitors: Recent Changes and What You Need to Know


In recent NATA Safety 1st blog articles, the association posted International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Energy Institute (EI) communications on the future of aviation fuel filter monitors. On January 22nd at 2:00pm, NATA will address this issue during a live webinar: Filter Monitors: Recent Changes and What You Need to Know. NATA staff will be joined by expert panelists from Airlines for America (publishers of the ATA Spec 103) and Facet Filters who will provide a brief background on filter monitors, explore the recent changes and discuss how those changes will affect current industry standards and practices.


The webinar will also offer insights on the future of filter monitors and address audience questions. This live webinar is open to all NATA members free of charge. If you are not an NATA member and would like to register, please contact


Register today!

Nominate Exceptional Individuals and Companies for NATA’s Industry Excellence and Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Awards


Nomination forms are now available for the 2017 Industry Excellence Awards and the 2018 Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Award Program. Each year, NATA presents awards to the exceptional individuals and companies that have helped improve the general aviation community. The recipients of the following awards are chosen based upon NATA member-submitted nominations:

Airport Executive Partnership Award
ATP/NATA General Aviation Service Technician Award 
Excellence In Pilot Training Award 
Safety 1st Certified Line Service Professional Award 

The Industry Excellence Awards, along with the AMT Employer Awards, will be presented at a luncheon held during NATA’s Aviation Business Conference this June. For more information, please click here. To submit an online nomination form, click here.

NATA’s 9th Annual FBO Success Seminar Returns | March 6-7 in Miami


NATA’s FBO Success Seminar returns by popular demand! Join your colleagues March 6-7, 2018 at Atlantic Aviation | Miami-Opa Locka to learn new FBO management techniques, gain essential operational and service knowledge and connect with fellow attendees at a networking forum. This seminar is designed for FBO owners, operators, general managers, new managers, finance personnel and other key FBO employees who are interested in building a more successful FBO. Attendees will hear from industry experts John Enticknap and Ron Jackson, who have decades of experience in FBO services, marketing and training. Seats fill quickly, register today!

  Member Spotlight

Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport (KGFL) Issues a Request for Qualifications


Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport (KGFL), in Glen Falls, NY, has issued a Request for Qualifications for FBO and Maintenance Services. Contact Julie Butler, Warren County Purchasing Agent at 518-761-6538 or for more information.


NATA classifieds is a resource available to members by logging onto Interested companies can either post their own job opening or RFP/RFQ, or send them to Jake Legere at

Jet Aviation Achieves IS-BAH Standard Registrations Across the US


Jet Aviation’s eight FBOs in the US have now qualified for Stage 1 registration to the IS-BAH™ Standard (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling), joining the company’s 13 FBOs in EMEA and Asia. David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, Regional Operations USA, said this achievement clearly demonstrates Jet Aviation’s dedication to ensuring that all customers receive the maximum level of safe and secure ground-handling services at each of its FBOs. “Ever since the IS-BAH program was launched, our FBO teams across the US have been working to ensure that all of our processes meet IS-BAH standards,” Paddock said. “Completing Stage 1 certifications in the US, which complements our certifications throughout EMEA and Asia, demonstrates Jet Aviation’s commitment to serving our customers — no matter where they are.” 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.