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   This Week's Top Stories 

ACRP Research Report on Airports Providing Aircraft Fueling Services is Now Available

On March 12, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program’s (ACRP) Research Report 192: “Airport Management Guide for Providing Aircraft Fueling Services” was published on the TRB’s webpage. The research report assists airports that are considering or are currently providing fueling services directly to end users. The report includes detailed information on inventory controls, branded and unbranded fuel products, regulatory requirements, operating costs, customer service, and a methodology that allows airports to evaluate whether they should provide fuel service. NATA proudly served on the project panel that provided input and recommendations on this research report, and we believe this is a valuable source of information for airports.


Deadline Closes Today | Nominate Exceptional Aviation Businesses and Colleagues for NATA’s Industry Excellence Awards Program

Today, March 25th, is the last day to submit nominations for NATA’s Industry Excellence Awards Program. Each year, NATA presents awards to the exceptional individuals and companies that have helped to 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 

   -  New! - FBO CSR Award

   -  New! - Future Leader Award


The Industry Excellence Awards, along with the AMT Employer Awards, will be presented at a luncheon held during NATA's Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference in June 2019. For more information, please click here. To submit a nomination, click here.


NATA Applauds White House Pick for FAA Administrator Nomination

NATA released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s intent to nominate Stephen M. Dickson as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. “Stephen Dickson is a widely recognized and respected senior aviation leader who’s been closely involved with the development of the NextGen Air Traffic Control System. The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) looks forward to continued collaboration with FAA leadership to further our shared goals of safety, improving the national airspace system, and supporting aviation businesses,” stated NATA President Gary Dempsey.

Dickson retired from Delta Air Lines after serving as a Captain and most recently as Senior Vice President-Flight Operations with oversight of the safety and operational performance of Delta’s global flight operations. He’s been a steadfast advocate for safety and modernization, having served as chairman of several industry stakeholder groups and two Federal Advisory Committees: The Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee (ATMAC) and the NextGen Implementation Task Force.

Read more here.


RSVP Now for NATA’s April 1st Air Charter Forum and April 3rd Town Hall in Florida and New Jersey

NATA's 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.

April 1, 2019

NATA Member Host: Boca Raton Airport Authority | Boca Raton, FL

NATA's Industry Town Halls provide aviation business leaders from 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.

April 3, 2019

NATA Member Host: Meridian Aviation | Teterboro, NJ

RSVP is required, and a complimentary lunch is provided for the town halls and forums. Thank you to GoGo Business Aviation for sponsoring this year's Air Charter Forums! Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available, please contact for more information on supporting these industry events.


   Industry News

FAA and UK Maintenance Implementing Procedures (MIP)


On March 14, the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and the FAA agreed to new implementation procedures under the bilateral aviation safety agreement (BASA) between the UK and the United States.

The agreements will ensure the level of cooperation between the two authorities and their systems will remain the same if the UK leaves the EU under a hard Brexit. The MIP has not been published by the FAA, since there are still Brexit negotiations being conducted by the UK and the separation date has been extended for a few weeks, from late March to early April 2019.

The signed MIP is in place as a backup plan in case there is no soft Brexit agreed to. In the meantime, current EU laws are still in place for all aircraft and parts that fall under EASA oversight.

    Association Highlights

Free NATACS Drug Program Webinar | April 1 at 11 AM EST


Next Monday, April 1, join NATACS for a free drug program webinar to learn about:

   -    What NATACS offers as your Third-Party Administrator (TPA)

   -    What separates NATACS from other TPAs

   -    Some great features of the NATACS website

   -    How NATACS guides keep you in compliance for FAA inspections

Click here to register for the Monday, April 1, 2019, webinar at 11:00 AM EST.


NATA P&C Plus Insurance Program | Coverage You Can Count On


NATA’s P&C Plus Insurance Program was created exclusively for you.

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

Coverages include:

   -  Commercial Property
   -  Inland Marine
   -  Business Auto
   -  Storage Tank Liability - TankSafe® 
   -  Premises Pollution Liability
   -  Cyber Liability
   -  Management Liability – Directors & Officers, Employment Practices, Fiduciary
   -  Crime Coverage
   -  Kidnap Ransom and Extortion
   -  Workplace Violence Expense

Speak with a Program representative today by visiting


This Week NATA Hosts 12th Annual FBO Success Seminar


This week, NATA will host its 12th annual FBO Success Seminar in Savannah, GA. Instructed by industry experts John Enticknap and Ron Jackson of Aviation Business Strategies Group, attendees will learn new FBO management techniques, gain essential operational and service knowledge, and connect with fellow attendees during a special dinner river cruise. We’d like to thank our wonderful sponsors: AC-U-KWIK, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, World Fuel/TotalFBO, EPIC, and Baldwin Aviation. Follow NATA’s social media channels for updates and photos from the event.


Train Your QC Team or Enhance Your Understanding of Fuel Quality Control | Become a Certified QC Inspector with NATA Workshop

Next month, the Certified QC Inspector Workshop will provide attendees with a comprehensive advanced education in fuel handling topics. On April 23-24 (Ft. Worth, TX), attendees will enhance their knowledge on fuel characteristics, filtration, sampling and testing, maintenance, and setting up a conformant inspection program. Additionally, this course will cover the importance of QC record keeping and documentation, along with how to prepare for a QC audit. NATA will offer this workshop again on September 10-11 in Van Nuys, CA.

To register or for more information, including the agenda, click here

   Membership Spotlight

Women in Aviation International (WAI) Concludes Their Annual Conference

The 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to connect, engage and inspire at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, on March 14-16, according to Association officials. This year marked 30 years since WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian hosted the first conference in Prescott, Arizona, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the nearby Sheraton Hotel. “No one knew what to expect at that first conference, but after a weekend of networking, it was clear there was a need for an event where women in the aviation industry could interact,” says Chabrian. “Soon, the conference became an annual event, and in December 1994, Women in Aviation International was established as a professional, non-profit organization.” Read more.


Signature Flight Support Strikes a Deal with Citation Jet Pilots Association (CJP)


Signature Flight Support announced that it has signed a flight support and fueling agreement with the Citation Jet Pilots Association (CJP), which represents over 1,000 members with more than 600 Citation aircraft. Commenting on the agreement, Shawn Hall, Chief Commercial Officer for Signature Flight Support stated, “We could not be more excited to partner with CJP and welcome its 1,000 plus members to the Signature network. This agreement represents a great option for aircraft owners/operators to benefit from the Signature network and to experience our differentiated service offerings. Signature will continue to offer similar programs to industry partners as we extend our brand offerings to the business and general aviation industry.” Read more

   Air Charter Safety Foundation

Privaira Joins the ACSF, Enrolls in ASAP


Last week, the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF)  announced that Privaira, a charter operator based in Boca Raton, Florida, joined ACSF. Privaira is a private charter operator focused on a serving a distinctive flying clientele. The company is yet one more aviation operation that now actively participates in the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP), created in cooperation between ACSF and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Along with 195 other member organizations, Privaira supports ACSF’s vision to advance and enable the highest levels of safety in personal and business aviation through the promotion and facilitation of risk management programs.

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