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Thursday, April 15, 2021
The aviation industry announced that – to build on its already impressive scope of activities for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions – they are establishing the Council on Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accountability (CoSAFA), which is intended to accelerate the industry’s movement toward further decarbonizing aviation and increasing the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).




Monday, March 29, 2021
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s, Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) are pleased to announce the launch of the virtual safety management “Inspire Series.” The Inspire Series complements the in-person TSI/NATA Air Transport Safety Management Certification™ (ATSM) course by providing a conduit to continue important safety management conversations with world-class subject matter experts.




Thursday, March 25, 2021
Last Thursday, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to discuss the Biden Administration’s priorities for infrastructure legislation.




Wednesday, March 17, 2021
The Treasury has issued guidelines for relief (PSP3) to passenger air carriers and contractors pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) of 2021.




Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Following Senate passage over the weekend, today the House approved a $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus bill which is expected to be signed into law by President Biden. The bill contains many provisions NATA actively supported during consideration, including another round of Payroll Support Program funding for air carriers and their contractors. It will also make an additional $100 million available for general aviation airports impacted by the pandemic, and creates a new $3 billion program to support the aviation manufacturing workforce.




Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Following Senate passage over the weekend, today the House approved a $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus bill which is expected to be signed into law by President Biden. The bill contains many provisions NATA actively supported during consideration, including another round of Payroll Support Program funding for air carriers and their contractors. It will also make an additional $100 million available for general aviation airports impacted by the pandemic, and creates a new $3 billion program to support the aviation manufacturing workforce.




Monday, March 8, 2021
In the early hours of Saturday morning, the Senate passed a $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus package on a 50-49 vote after nearly 24 hours of continuous debate and amendments. While the Senate made slight changes to other sections of the bill, the aviation provisions as previously passed by the House remain intact: $14 billion to extend the air carrier payroll support program and $1 billion for contractors, $8 billion for airports including $100 million for general aviation airports, and $3 billion for aviation manufacturers’ payrolls.




Wednesday, March 3, 2021
NATA’s regulatory team is working with the CDC, FAA, and other organizations to provide members access to timely pandemic guidance, resources, and supplies for continued and efficient operations. Please review the following updates and contact NATA at covid@nata.aero with any questions or comments. As always, we thank you for your support and engagement.




Wednesday, March 3, 2021
The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has released the proposed legislative text of their Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act, aimed at “decarbonizing each sector of the U.S. economy within Committee’s jurisdiction to achieve net zero climate pollution.”




Monday, March 1, 2021
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) introduced a Safety 1st® Training Center course providing foundational knowledge of Safety Management Systems (SMS). “Intro to Safety Management Systems (SMS001)” covers the evolution of aviation safety, the core components of SMS, and the role of each employee in ensuring the success of an organization’s SMS.


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