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Friday, January 21, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) recognizes Michael France’s long-time achievements and thanks him for 13 years of service to the association, first as Director of Regulatory Affairs and later as Managing Director of Safety & Training. France recently announced plans to leave NATA on January 28, 2022.




Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that Ryan Waguespack has been promoted to Executive Vice President effective January 1, 2022.




Thursday, January 6, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released the following statement on the two-week delay of 5G services launch. NATA has led the charge for aviation businesses as part of a strong coalition of aviation organizations to inform the FCC about the risks of potential radar altimeter interference issues with this rollout.




Thursday, January 6, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that Keith DeBerry has been named Senior Vice President of Safety and Education. Keith DeBerry has served as NATA’s Senior Advisor of Regulatory Affairs (Maintenance) and liaison for its Aircraft Maintenance and Systems Technology Committee since January 2020. In his new full-time role, DeBerry will lead the development of safety education efforts, including programs that help members from across the industry plan for, implement, and develop SMS.




Thursday, December 23, 2021
In a strongly worded letter to Santa Clara County’s (Calif.) leadership, the FAA is investigating the County’s ongoing safety issues, including its rushed ban of 100LL fuel as of January 1, 2022, as it considers possible violations of federal law.




Wednesday, December 22, 2021
The National Air Transportation Association released the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration’s selection of Captain Billy Nolen to head the agency’s aviation safety organization.




Tuesday, December 14, 2021
While the entire general aviation industry supports, and is actively pushing toward, an unleaded fuel future, it is deeply concerned with a rash decision by Santa Clara (Calif.) County to ban the sale of 100LL as of January 1, 2022. This move will leave piston-engine aircraft at the airports with no fuel option approved for use in the entire piston GA fleet, significantly increasing the risk of aircraft misfuelling.




Friday, November 5, 2021
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) issued the following statement on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a $1.2 trillion package that includes $25 billion in new airport spending over the next five years.




Wednesday, November 3, 2021
As Congress prepares to finalize its funding allocations for fiscal year 2022, six aviation associations came together to ask the leadership of the Appropriations Committee Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittee in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to increase funding for the Alternative Fuels for General Aviation program.




Monday, November 1, 2021
On behalf of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) membership and staff, President and CEO Timothy Obitts expressed sorrow over the sudden loss of longtime staff member M. Johanna (Sigmond) O’Toole, who passed away unexpectedly last week.


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