Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and the Gulf region. The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is partnering with Aerobridge to aid the Louisiana-Gulf area.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Regulations require that ALL Part 135 carriers MUST register for the new Pilot Records Database (PRD) by September 8, 2021. Please note, there are no exceptions for smaller carriers.
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
As a result of ongoing discussions between NATA, industry groups, and federal agencies, CDC announced a revision to its Face Masks Order, expanding its definition of “outdoor” areas on conveyances and at transportation hubs where people are not required to wear masks to include open hangars.
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce approved the PFAS Action Act of 2021, which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate PFAS substances as hazardous.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has revised the Safety 1st Clean Standard to reflect the latest updates from the CDC concerning the Federal Mask Order for Transportation Hubs and best practices pertaining to facility cleaning and disinfecting.
As a result of ongoing discussions between NATA, industry groups, and federal agencies,CDC announced it will be revising its Face Masks Order to not require people to wear masks in outdoor areas of conveyances or while outdoors on the premises of transportation hubs. Until the Order can be amended, the CDC will exercise its enforcement discretion to not require wearing a mask in those outdoor areas.
On June 4th, Governor DeSantis signed the Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) bill into state law, which directs public use airports to require Fixed Based Operators (FBOs) to develop and document formal management plans for DEF.
NATA was disappointed to learn that the petition to the NFPA Board of Directors seeking to overturn the NFPA Standards Council decision #21-3 was dismissed this week. NATA has been vigorously pursuing relief for the aviation industry from costly, unnecessary regulation that mandates additional automatic over-fill protection devices to be retroactively installed at airport loading racks and requires subsequent modifications of mobile refuelers by June 2, 2021.
In accordance with Article VI, Section 3 of the NATA Bylaws, the annual meeting of members will be held by videoconference on June 22, 2021 at 2:45 p.m. Eastern. The purpose of the meeting is for the election of directors and other issues as properly may come before the members.
With the ongoing Colonial Pipeline shutdown, NATA has been in communication with U.S. jet fuel suppliers and FBOs on what aircraft operators could expect in the coming days. While we are hearing that the general aviation market is not currently experiencing widespread jet fuel outages, this status could quickly change if the pipeline is not restored by the end of this week, especially in east coast markets where the Colonial Pipeline supplies 45% of all refined fuels.