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Monday, 29 June, 2020

50 Locations (and Counting) Are Named NATA Safety 1st Clean

Washington, DC, June 29, 2020 – Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced that 50 companies are self-certified in NATA’s Safety 1st Clean since its inception in mid-June. The Safety 1st Clean standard relies upon industry expertise, the latest operational best practices, and government agency guidance to safeguard aviation business personnel, corporate assets, and the general flying public.

“The NATA team is very pleased to see how quickly Safety 1st Clean is gaining traction across the industry and throughout the world, with locations in Canada, Singapore, and Australia among the first to adopt the standard. We are confident that even more locations will realize the immense value in using Safety 1st Clean to confirm their own heightened standards in cleaning and disinfecting during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond,” stated NATA Senior Vice President Ryan Waguespack.

“NATA appreciates the collaboration between its Safety Committee and COVID Task Force in working to provide this free guidance on facility cleaning, disinfecting, and facility operations in response to the ongoing pandemic. With the assistance of our dedicated members and stakeholders, NATA is constantly monitoring the situation to ensure our members and the industry at-large are equipped with the appropriate information and guidance on which they and their customers can rely upon,” added NATA President and CEO Timothy Obitts.

The Safety 1st Clean self-certification process allows FBOs to highlight their conformance by displaying the Safety 1st Clean logo. Upon completing the self-certification checklist, an FBO can send it and other required documentation outlined in the document to Safety1st@nata.aero to receive the Safety 1st  Clean logo.

To access this free standard, please click here. To view a listing of Safety 1st Clean locations, click here.

For general press inquiries, contact Shannon Chambers at 703-298-1347 or schambers@nata.aero

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for 80 years. Representing nearly 2,300 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.