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NATA News - Let Your Voice Be Heard | NATA Industry Town Halls and Air Charter Forums to Return in August


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NATA Seeking Sponsors, Exhibitors and Training Facilities for 2019 Events

NATA is currently seeking FBO member locations to host our 2019 training workshops, professional development seminars, and regional town halls and forums. Please note, the meeting space must have room to fit a minimum of 20-25 attendees comfortably.


This is a great opportunity for FBOs looking for direct contact with our members. In addition to hosting our NATA members at your facility, your business will be featured on the event’s webpage, on signage, in NATA News and in other advertisement opportunities. In exchange for the use of your facility, your company will be named a sponsor and will receive a complimentary registration where applicable.


Alternatively, paid sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities start at $250. Sponsors and hosts also have the option of promoting their business with marketing flyers and/or giveaways.


If interested in hosting, sponsoring or exhibiting, please contact Karissa Uko at or (202) 774-1513.


Let Your Voice Be Heard | NATA Industry Town Halls and Air Charter Forums to Return in August

NATA Industry Town Halls provide aviation business leaders across the region the opportunity to sit down together and discuss the challenges, risks and opportunities within our industry — including regional matters, legislative and regulatory updates.

September 13 | Jet Aviation | Bedford, MA
September 25 | Epps Aviation | Atlanta, GA
November 15 | Banyan Air Services | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

NATA Air Charter Forums allow attendees to discuss issues impacting the Part 135 community, including illegal charter, federal excise taxes, the pilot shortage, FSDO relationships and more.

August 14, 2018 | Priester Aviation | Chicago, IL
Additional dates TBA

RSVP is required for both the town halls and forums, lunch is included complimentary. 

Free FAA Webinar to Explain Pilot Records Database Fundamentals | July 19 at 2 pm CDT 

On July 19th at 2pm Central, the FAA will host a new Pilot Records Database (PRD) webinar. NATA encourages all PRD users to participate in the webinar, which has been created specifically for Aviation Employers who may use PRD to satisfy portions of PRIA. The webinar will describe the fundamental functions of PRD, including a walk-through of how an airman provides consent and how an air carrier or operator uses the PRD to view an airman’s FAA records. It will also outline the various user-roles in PRD and how they’re managed. For more information or to register, click here.


Associate Members: Ensure Correct Information for ABJ Q3 Buyers’ Guide

The upcoming third quarter Aviation Business Journal includes NATA’s Buyers’ Guide and will have bonus distribution at the fall NBAA conference. Associate Members should ensure their information is correct by logging in as a member at and clicking on the Membership Directory link on the Membership tab. 

Should you need to change your information or have questions, please contact Jake Legere at The deadline to update your record is August 8th.


  Association Highlights

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 2018. For more information or to complete your application, click here.


Brand New | NATA P&C Plus Insurance Program


NATA just launched a P&C Plus Insurance Program with Chubb Insurance, exclusively for you.

The Program — announced weeks ago — provides a full suite of insurance coverage for members. This broker-driven program delivers flexible coverage options with a quick and simple enrollment process. 

The NATA P&C Plus Program offers a range of coverages including:

   -  Property

   -  Inland Marine

   -  Comprehensive Commercial Automobile

   -  Directors & Officers and Entity Liability

   -  Employment Practices Liability

   -  And more!

Speak with your broker about this new offering or fill out this form to speak with a Program representative. 

Time Is Running Out to Participate in NATA’s 2018 Compensation Survey


Please participate in NATA’s 2018 Compensation Survey. All information will be kept strictly confidential and cannot be tied back to the respondent or reporting location by anyone (including NATA), and will be reported only in aggregate with other responses.

The survey will provide valuable information that allows NATA members to:

  - Stay competitive in their region
  - Assess their current benefit and salary offerings
  - Take an in-depth look at their operation from every position

View the survey outline here and participate by contacting Jake Legere at

Members that participate will receive a complimentary copy of the survey results.

The survey deadline is July 31, 2018.

Raise the Bar: NATA Safety 1st Professional Development for Your Entire Team


Beyond the Basics: Advancing Your Line Service Team

Join NATA Safety 1st on July 31-August 1 at the Advanced Line Service (ALS) Workshop* in Austin, TX. This two-day workshop is designed to develop your line service team members into the next leaders of your company. In addition to fundamental fuel quality control training, the agenda includes sessions on motivation and leadership techniques, customer service and fire safety training, and the impact of human factors on aviation ground handling. Other workshop dates and locations are available here.

QC Counts. Are You Prepared?

The new Certified QC Inspector Workshop* on September 18-19 at Wilson Air in Charlotte, NC will provide attendees with a comprehensive, advanced education in everything fuel handling related. Enhance your knowledge on fuel characteristics, filtration, sampling and testing, maintenance, and setting up a conformant inspection program. This workshop will include both classroom instruction and hands-on experience in the most common fuel quality control tasks. 

Additionally, this course will cover the importance of QC record keeping and documentation, along with how to prepare for a QC audit.


Make a Difference at NATA’s Ground Handling Safety Symposium: Your Opportunity to Advance Safety | September 11-12 in Ashburn, VA (IAD)

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the 2nd annual
NATA Ground Handling Safety Symposium (GHSS) focused on the operational safety needs of FBOs and other GA ground handlers. This acclaimed two-day event is intended for safety professionals, directors of safety, line service managers, operations managers, flight departments and more. Attendees of the GHSS will investigate, explore, and discuss the latest issues and trends in ground handling safety. NATA is seeking industry professionals willing to participate in the GHSS by sharing their experiences and expertise. Topics include:
  - FBO or GA ground handling personnel
  - Ground handling fatigue management & fitness for duty
  - Just culture & accountability
  - Generational leadership
  - Addressing turnover and talent acquisition
  - Ground handling incidents and near-misses (these sessions will be closed to the press and attendees will be required to agree to confidentiality)

For more information, please click here.

  Member Spotlight

Jet Aviation Facility in Vienna Receives EASA Part-145 Approval


Jet Aviation has announced that its maintenance facility in Vienna is now authorized to support the Bombardier Learjet 60 with line and base maintenance services up to and including the 120-month inspection. Receiving the EASA Part-145 approval for the Bombardier Learjet 60 aircraft, the company started its first 120-month inspection on a Turkish-based Learjet in early June. Learn more at


Signature Flight Support Opens Sports Terminal at Miami International Airport


Signature Flight Support (MIA) recently announced the grand opening of its brand new 3,500 sq. ft. Sports Charter Terminal and accompanying 2,500 sq. ft. ground services equipment building. The new facility will enable a higher volume of home and visiting professional and collegiate sports teams traveling to and from the Miami area to access MIA via chartered flights. This new facility was built to help the city attract elite sporting events and better serve Miami’s professional teams. Learn more at


Dumont Jets Joins the Air Charter Safety Foundation


The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) recently announced that Dumont Jets, located in New Castle, DE has joined the ACSF. Along with 170 other companies, North Memorial Health supports the ACSF’s vision to promote and enable the highest levels of safety in air care through the promotion and facilitation of risk management programs. “Dumont Jets has the shared attitude among their team members that safety above and beyond what is considered regulatory must be a core value for their company," said ACSF President Bryan Burns.

For further information, go to


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