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Friday, 05 October, 2018

NATA Applauds Enactment into Law of Five-Year FAA Reauthorization Bill

The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President Gary Dempsey following President Donald Trump’s enactment of H.R. 302, The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, into law:

“The National Air Transportation Association thanks President Trump for signing into law this comprehensive, five-year FAA reauthorization bill. We look forward to working with the Administration and federal agencies – including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) – on implementing many provisions important to our membership, including those that streamline regulatory and certification processes, assess permissible flight sharing operations, support programs to encourage the next generation of aviation maintenance technicians and pilots, and review illegal charter flights. It’s now time to get to work on executing these important initiatives that contribute to the safety and modernization of our nation’s air transportation system.” For more information about NATA's successes in H.R. 302, click here

Click here for NATA press release on House passage.
Click here for NATA press release on Senate passage.

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The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for 80 years. Representing nearly 3,700 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.