On April 29, the Florida Legislature passed House Bill 77, which directs many public use airports to require Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) to develop and document formal management plans for diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). The bill applies to all public-use airports in Florida at which Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) deliver aviation fuel treated on site with fuel system icing inhibitor (FSII) and that utilize DEF in mobile refuelers or GSE. At this time, we believe Governor DeSantis will sign the bill into state law.
FAA Advisory Circular 120-27F, released in 2019, provides operators with guidance on aircraft weight and balance programs. Changes related to the use of average weights within the AC and the subsequent guidance to inspectors in Notice 8900.551, have proved challenging for many operators to implement.
Last Thursday, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to discuss the Biden Administration’s priorities for infrastructure legislation.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The Treasury has issued guidelines for relief (PSP3) to passenger air carriers and contractors pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) of 2021.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Following Senate passage over the weekend, today the House approved a $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus bill which is expected to be signed into law by President Biden. The bill contains many provisions NATA actively supported during consideration, including another round of Payroll Support Program funding for air carriers and their contractors. It will also make an additional $100 million available for general aviation airports impacted by the pandemic, and creates a new $3 billion program to support the aviation manufacturing workforce.
NATA’s regulatory team is working with the CDC, FAA, and other organizations to provide members access to timely pandemic guidance, resources, and supplies for continued and efficient operations. Please review the following updates and contact NATA at email@example.com with any questions or comments. As always, we thank you for your support and engagement.
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has released the proposed legislative text of their Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act, aimed at “decarbonizing each sector of the U.S. economy within Committee’s jurisdiction to achieve net zero climate pollution.”
Monday, February 22, 2021
The University of Maryland’s Department of Fire Protection Engineering released a report titled Review of Foam Fire Suppression System Discharges in Aircraft Hangars as part of a research study on the impacts of low-expansion foam, high-expansion foam and deluge systems in aircraft hangars.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
The House and Senate have taken the first procedural steps to work on President Biden’s request for $1.9 trillion dollars in COVID relief. This process, known as reconciliation, will allow expedited passage of the final legislative package by a simple majority vote, avoiding a possible Senate filibuster. NATA has obtained and analyzed early drafts for possible industry impacts.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Please be advised that effective midnight (11:59 PM EST) February 3, 2021, Transport Canada expanded existing international flight restrictions to funnel scheduled passenger flights—including commercial, charter, business, and private— from ALL countries into four Canadian airports.