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Friday, May 7, 2021
In response to a GA Coalition request, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for pre-departure testing. The new CDC guidance permits results from certain COVID-19 home testing kits to be accepted for passengers entering the U.S.




Thursday, May 6, 2021
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced the recipients of its 2019-2020 Industry Excellence Awards. The award winners will accept their respective honors virtually and be featured across NATA’s online channels.




Thursday, April 22, 2021
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has committed to being certified carbon-neutral, signaling NATA’s ongoing commitment to sustainability within its own operations and throughout the wider aviation community.




Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Today, the first-ever European Business Aviation SAF Summit concluded with a strategic plan for advancing the production, availability and use of sustainable aviation fuels in the region.




Thursday, April 15, 2021
The aviation industry announced that – to build on its already impressive scope of activities for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – they are establishing the Council on Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accountability (CoSAFA), which is intended to accelerate the industry’s movement toward further decarbonizing aviation and increasing the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).




Monday, March 29, 2021
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s, Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) are pleased to announce the launch of the virtual safety management “Inspire Series.” The Inspire Series complements the in-person TSI/NATA Air Transport Safety Management Certification™ (ATSM) course by providing a conduit to continue important safety management conversations with world-class subject matter experts.




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.




Monday, March 8, 2021
In the early hours of Saturday morning, the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus package on a 50-49 vote after nearly 24 hours of continuous debate and amendments. While the Senate made slight changes to other sections of the bill, the aviation provisions as previously passed by the House remain intact: $14 billion to extend the air carrier payroll support program and $1 billion for contractors, $8 billion for airports including $100 million for general aviation airports, and $3 billion for aviation manufacturers’ payrolls.




Monday, March 1, 2021
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) introduced a Safety 1st® Training Center course providing foundational knowledge of Safety Management Systems (SMS). “Intro to Safety Management Systems (SMS001)” covers the evolution of aviation safety, the core components of SMS, and the role of each employee in ensuring the success of an organization’s SMS.




Thursday, February 11, 2021
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) on behalf of its over 3,700 general aviation business members called upon Washington leaders to consider the low risk of virus transmission posed by the general aviation industry when crafting policies on air travel.


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