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Friday, January 27, 2023
Today, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Curt Castagna congratulated the new Chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Aviation, Rep. Garret Graves (R-LA).




Tuesday, January 24, 2023
On Wednesday, January 18, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) held a successful Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) Town Hall in conjunction with its AAM Committee meeting in Washington, DC, announcing new committee leadership relative to infrastructure and flight operations. The Town Hall: AAM Landscape fostered connections between the AAM community and NATA’s other policy committees, providing a forum for leaders from the Association’s AAM, Air Charter, GA Airport, Safety, and Environment committees to discuss operations, ground infrastructure, safety, maintenance, security, and ground handling training relative to AAM.




Wednesday, January 18, 2023
A coalition of seven aviation stakeholder organizations has formally submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed endangerment finding of lead in aviation gasoline (avgas). The coalition reaffirmed its support for removing lead from avgas through a safe and smart transition.




Wednesday, January 18, 2023
NATA, as part of a coalition of seven aviation stakeholder organizations, formally submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed endangerment finding of lead in aviation gasoline (avgas). NATA stands behind the coalition’s reaffirmation of its collective support for removing lead from avgas through a safe and smart transition. In its comments, the coalition emphasized that it is in the public interest to eliminate lead from avgas and outlined industry’s continued work on an unleaded replacement that meets the safety performance needs of the U.S. fleet of piston aircraft as well as FAA regulatory requirements.




Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Washington, DC, January 10, 2023 – Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Curt Castagna congratulated the new leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA).




Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released an update to its industry-wide Safety 1st General Aviation Misfueling Prevention Program — a free, online training resource for pilots, line service professionals, and other aircraft refueling stakeholders.




Tuesday, January 3, 2023
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 signed by the President late last week supports general aviation’s progress toward a lead-free future. The legislation includes $10 million for additional fuel testing and evaluation to assist the collaborative industry-government effort to move general aviation to a fleetwide drop-in, lead-free fuel solution no later than 2030.




Tuesday, December 27, 2022
The United States Congress prioritized aviation safety, innovation, and sustainability in the FY 2023 omnibus appropriations bill, including NATA-supported provisions for the aviation industry, from the establishment of a pilot grant program for AAM infrastructure to increased funding for key FAA programs.




Tuesday, December 27, 2022
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 passed by Congress and signed by the President late last week includes critical provisions for the aviation industry, from establishment of a pilot grant program for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure to increased funding for key Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs.




Wednesday, December 21, 2022
“Regulations adopted (in Nov of 2011) by the Federal Civil Aviation Agency in Mexico (Agencia Federal de Aviacion Civil – AFAC) mandate certain fixed-wing turbine aircraft, based on the number of passenger seats (excluding crew seats), or fixed-wing turbine aircraft with MTOW that falls within the published rule, including cargo aircraft and aircraft operating under Part 91 with a Mexican registration to carry certain flight data recorders. Foreign air carriers with Mexican authorization also need to comply, but foreign operators (non-Mexican registration) under Part 91 do not” (for full context refer to Page 18 of Avionics News in the July 2021 issue). The deadline for 100% fleet compliance for specified aircraft is December 31, 2022.


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