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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Since its founding in 1940, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has stood for professionalism, action, and partnership in aviation with its mission to provide a voice for aviation business, advocate for the unique needs of its members, and protect an essential industry. Incorporating these principles, the organization has updated its branding and shortened its name to reinforce its mission and reflect industry growth and advancement.




Thursday, September 7, 2023
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released the following statement in support of the nomination of Michael Whitaker as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).




Friday, August 25, 2023
Six leading aviation groups joined today to question the basis for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) new notice proposing sweeping revisions to requirements for on-demand air carriers operating Department of Transportation (DOT)-authorized public charter operations, which provide vital air service to small communities.




Thursday, July 20, 2023
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) applauded the U.S. House of Representative’s approval of H.R. 3935, the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act, by a vote of 351-69. The bill reauthorizes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs for the next five years while making significant improvements to the Agency’s operational efficiency, oversight of aviation safety, commitment to innovation, investment in aviation workforce, and more.




Thursday, July 13, 2023
On July 7, 2023 the Florida Court of Appeal handed down a significant ruling in favor of Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) providing aviation support services at municipal airports in Hillsborough County, Florida. The Court struck down a lower court ruling that subjected FBOs to ad valorem property taxes on leasehold interests at regional airports in the county. The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) filed an amicus (‘friend of the court”) brief arguing that the imposition of ad valorem taxes on FBOs was contrary to Florida law and harmful to the general aviation economy.




Friday, June 30, 2023
A coalition of industry groups, including the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), joined today in cautioning leaders in the White House, Congress, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) about inaccurate characterizations of Part 135 air carriers that conduct public charter flights under DOT Part 380 regulations and provide vital air service to small communities in the United States.




Thursday, June 22, 2023
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces Board of Directors leadership changes and the election of five new members.




Wednesday, June 14, 2023
The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Curt Castagna following today’s passage by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act (H.R. 3935). The legislation would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through Fiscal Year 2028, providing long-term funding and stability for the agency.




Friday, April 21, 2023
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) issued the following statement on Billy Nolen’s decision to step down as Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).




Tuesday, April 18, 2023
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced today that the application period for the 2023 Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Employer Award Program is now open through July 15, 2023.


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