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Friday, January 21, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) recognizes Michael France’s long-time achievements and thanks him for 13 years of service to the association, first as Director of Regulatory Affairs and later as Managing Director of Safety & Training. France recently announced plans to leave NATA on January 28, 2022.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that Ryan Waguespack has been promoted to Executive Vice President effective January 1, 2022.

Thursday, January 6, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released the following statement on the two-week delay of 5G services launch. NATA has led the charge for aviation businesses as part of a strong coalition of aviation organizations to inform the FCC about the risks of potential radar altimeter interference issues with this rollout.

Thursday, January 6, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that Keith DeBerry has been named Senior Vice President of Safety and Education. Keith DeBerry has served as NATA’s Senior Advisor of Regulatory Affairs (Maintenance) and liaison for its Aircraft Maintenance and Systems Technology Committee since January 2020. In his new full-time role, DeBerry will lead the development of safety education efforts, including programs that help members from across the industry plan for, implement, and develop SMS.

Monday, December 27, 2021
A federal appeals court ruling has given the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) a green light on its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring workers to be vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19 at private companies with 100 or more employees. On Friday, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an earlier court decision that had temporarily halted the ETS. In response, OSHA announced intentions to resume implementation of the ETS on a modified schedule.

Thursday, December 23, 2021
In a strongly worded letter to Santa Clara County’s (Calif.) leadership, the FAA is investigating the County’s ongoing safety issues, including its rushed ban of 100LL fuel as of January 1, 2022, as it considers possible violations of federal law.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
The National Air Transportation Association released the following statement on the Federal Aviation Administration’s selection of Captain Billy Nolen to head the agency’s aviation safety organization.

Friday, December 17, 2021
The NFPA Standards Council voted to approve Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) 1610 earlier this month, officially granting a 24-month extension to the compliance deadline for section 5.1.12 of the 2022 revision of NFPA 407 Standard for Aircraft Fuel Servicing. Section 5.1.12 requires airport fueling vehicle loading racks to be equipped with automatic shutoff devices that are compatible with fueling vehicles.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
While the entire general aviation industry supports, and is actively pushing toward, an unleaded fuel future, it is deeply concerned with a rash decision by Santa Clara (Calif.) County to ban the sale of 100LL as of January 1, 2022. This move will leave piston-engine aircraft at the airports with no fuel option approved for use in the entire piston GA fleet, significantly increasing the risk of aircraft misfuelling.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
After the recent emergence of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Directive in accordance with CDC’s Contact Information Collection Order (Order) requiring the transmission of contact information for passengers who have been in South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, or Zimbabwe. The CDC will provide the passengers’ contact information to jurisdictional state and local public health partners for public health follow-up. The Directive requires aircraft operators and airlines that are not currently transmitting the designated information for passengers via established DHS systems to transmit the designated information within 24 hours following each such flight’s arrival into the United States for all such passengers aboard.

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