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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, seeking additional guidance on the loan and grant provisions for air carriers, including certain general aviation operators, enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).




Friday, March 27, 2020
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) welcomed an additional FAA provision, allowing Part 135 to continue to operate in these uncertain times. Today, the FAA announced that pilot flight crewmembers and flight engineers with expiring airmen medical certificates will be allowed to continue to fly.




Friday, March 27, 2020
Today, the House of Representatives passed the CARES Act, which was signed into law by President Trump this evening. While teh ACT provides some assistance for small businesses in the form of loans and payroll relief, and provides relief for the airlines and airports with commercial airline service (with only $100 million to general aviation airports), it falls short in helping the immediate crisis facing thousands of aviation businesses that provide critical services to our infrastructure.




Thursday, March 26, 2020
Yesterday, the FAA issued exemptions in response to the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) requests for relief from certain crew training and checking requirements for Part 135 operators.




Tuesday, March 17, 2020
In a letter to U.S. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao, a coalition of five leading business and general aviation associations highlighted our industry’s vital role in responding to, and assisting in, mitigating the challenges of COVID-19.




Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Today, a coalition of six leading general and business aviation associations wrote to Speaker Pelosi and Leaders McConnell, McCarthy, and Schumer asking for relief assistance in response to COVID-19 for the general aviation industry, which supports 1.2 million jobs and provides $247 billion in economic output for the U.S.




Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Last year, an agreement was made between the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and CrewID® to integrate NATA’s Safety1st Training Center Program into CrewID®’s Global Credentialing System.




Friday, February 28, 2020
In response to a directive from the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, NATA welcomed an advisory circular (AC) released by the Federal Aviation Administration this week clarifying acceptable sharing of flight expenses.




Wednesday, February 26, 2020
NATA joins the aviation community in mourning the passing of former long-time Helicopter Association International (HAI) President Matt Zuccaro.




Wednesday, February 19, 2020
A group of seven general aviation associations today welcomed an updated study detailing the contributions of general aviation to the U.S. economy.


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