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Thursday, February 22, 2024
On February 21, 2024, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced plans to conduct focused audits involving personal use of corporate aircraft.

Friday, February 16, 2024
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) that would remove the Standard’s original exemption for jet fuel.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
A new permitting rule discontinuing the Mexico Annual/Multiple Entry permits for private operators was issued in May 2023 with an effective date of January 1, 2024. This change was made as an effort by AFAC to combat illegal charter operations in Mexico.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
The Senate Commerce Committee resumed consideration of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2023 (S. 1939) last Thursday, passing a modified version by unanimous voice vote. NATA praised the bill’s directives for increased FAA/industry collaboration, general aviation protections during a safe transition to unleaded fuels, investments in a robust aviation workforce, and provisions to foster emerging technologies such as Advanced Air Mobility (AAM).

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Great news! The Senate Commerce Committee successfully passed a modified version of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2023 (S. 1939) that included a NATA-supported amendment by Sen. Deb Fischer (R, NE) striking two proposed grant assurances related to FBO pricing.

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
After numerous delays since last June, the Senate Commerce Committee has announced a mark-up of the Senate FAA Reauthorization Act of 2023 (S. 1939) for tomorrow, Feb. 8.

Friday, October 13, 2023
Today, NATA amplified your voice on the FAA’s intent to initiate a rulemaking directed at public charter operations that could impact the entire part 135 community. In collaboration with our air charter members, NATA raised awareness about the complexity of proposed changes and voiced our collective concerns through the public comment process. We appreciate both our members’ input into NATA’s submitted comments and action to bolster our efforts by submitting their own remarks.

Saturday, October 7, 2023
On October 6, 2023, Airlines for America (A4A), publishers of Spec 103 - Standard for Jet Fuel Quality Control at Airports (ATA 103), issued Bulletin 2023.2 - Mandatory Emergency Actions for Filter Monitor Vessels/Elements.

Thursday, October 5, 2023
Time is running out to have your voice heard on the FAA’s intent to initiate a rulemaking impacting on-demand charter operators.

Thursday, October 5, 2023
Facet Filters issued an important notice yesterday, October 4th, regarding their Fuel Filter Monitor elements qualified to EI 1583, 7th edition. The notice recommended that the use of Facet Fuel Filter Monitors be temporarily ceased after ICP Copper Testing performed under EI 1583 Specification yielded results outside the acceptable limits. The notice applies to both jet fuel and Avgas applications where Facet Fuel Filter Monitors are used and can be viewed here: Facet Fuel Monitor Notice_10-4-23.

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