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FAA Issues Proposed Policy On Residential Through-The-Fence

On September 7, 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a preliminary version of its proposed policy on residential through-the-fence (RTTF) activities at federally obligated airports.

This proposed RTTF policy will affect the way the FAA deals with airport sponsors that have allowed or are planning to allow for RTTF access to the airfield.  There has been significant controversy surrounding the FAA’s stance on RTTF access since the agency issued draft guidance on through-the-fence access late last year.

The proposed FAA policy on RTTF access is expected to be published in the Federal Register later this week, and will be open for public comment for 45 days from that publication.

For more information:

Read NATA’s Regulatory Report on the proposed policy.

Click here to read a blog on Sensible Solutions by NATA Director Regulatory Affairs, Michael France.

Staff Contact:  Michael France
Director, Regulatory Affairs

PLST Online Best Practices For Trainers/Administrators - Archived Webinar Recording

If you've made the investment in NATA's Safety 1st PLST Online and missed the PLST Best Practices webinar, reviewing this archived recording can still help you maximize its capabilities. Earlier today, Amy Koranda and Louis Soares reviewed best practices that will make life easier as the trainer / administrator for your company. Louis and Amy also covered questions sent by registered attendees as well as those frequently asked by current PLST Online participants. Once you view this webinar - you'll be more proficient with the PLST Online as the trainer/administrator for your FBO than ever before, not to mention the time it will save you in the long run. Click here to view the PLST Online Best Practices Archived Webinar Recording.

Additional E-learn webinars:

9/22/2010 - FBO Success Preview Webinar - What To Expect October 6-7, 2010 In Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FREE), Noon EDT

9/30/2010 - Social Media Strategies: Tools & Tactics for Success ($49.95), Noon EDT

10/13/2010 - The Strategic Business Plan - A Critical Tool For Developing, Operating, Managing, And Marketing An Aviation Business ($49.95), 1:00 p.m. EDT    

To register for NATA's E-Learn Webinars, visit


Helping Aircraft Managers Cope With Re-Registration

Before too long the FAA will begin sending out the first batch of postcards informing aircraft owners of the need to re-register their aircraft.  The first aircraft that will go through this process are those that were first registered in March of any year.  The owners in that group will need to jump through the required hoops between November 2010 and January 2011 if they want to ensure receipt of the new registration prior to its expiration on March 31, 2011.  (To review more information on the registration/renewal rules, see NATA’s Regulatory Report.)

Shortly after the FAA published the re-registration requirements, NATA was presented with an opportunity to partner with AIC Title Service and offer a new service to the industry.  NATA has now launched this new program which will help aviation businesses manage the re-registration and renewal process, now and for years to come.  The NATA/AIC program will be of particular benefit to those businesses with fleets that consist largely of managed aircraft and/or leasebacks.

Click here to read the blog post on Re-registration

Click here to access the NATA/AIC Re-registration service




Take Another Look At NATA's Workers' Compensation Plan

The NATA Workers’ Compensation Plan was created in April 1975, with three specific goals in mind:

  • Provide NATA members with a dependable long-term market for Workers’ Compensation insurance;
  • Structure the plan in such a way that if the overall loss experience of the participating members is favorable participants would share in the return of a portion of the premium at the end of the policy year (Good Experience Return); and
  • Make joining the plan as easy as possible.

The NATA plan is underwritten by USAIG (United States Aircraft Insurance Group), the nation’s largest aviation insurance organization and a division of Berkshire Hathaway. They have provided the coverage since the plan’s inception.

NATA’s Workers’ Compensation Plan is available to any member who meets USAIG's underwriting requirements for participating in the plan. NATA membership notwithstanding, USAIG can underwrite Workers' Compensation insurance only for individuals or firms directly involved in the operation, servicing, maintenance, storage, repair or sale of aircraft. While the NATA plan is available in most states, it cannot be written in Ohio, North Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. Its availability in other states may vary due to rating and tax considerations.

Click here to view the brochure or have your agent/broker check with USAIG at (212) 859-3988.

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