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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Several general aviation (GA) groups today advised Congress that continued short-term extensions of authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would “challenge the certainty that industry and the FAA depend on to enable long-term planning and investment in many critical areas required to ensure the safety of the NAS and America’s global leadership in aviation.”

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
General aviation industry members of the Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative are applauding the news of the first unleaded fuel candidate to successfully pass the most rigorous Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI) initial detonation and 150-hour engine durability test phase, and continued progress toward an unleaded future.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Today, NATA (National Air Transportation Association) released the 2024 update to the NATA Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses – a self-certification process for any aviation business interested in pursuing flexible, cost-effective options to lower its carbon footprint. The most significant changes to the standard include additional resources and more flexibility within certain Tier 2 and Tier 3 requirements for aviation businesses to select the most applicable and feasible sustainability actions based on their unique operational environment.

Monday, November 13, 2023
NATA (National Air Transportation Association), in cooperation with its Maintenance Committee, is pleased to introduce the NATA Aviation Apprenticeship Tracking Tool – a resource to assist members with developing test-ready and well-documented aviation maintenance technician applicants. This member-only resource provides a turn-key process for documenting on-the-job tasks required by FAA to meet the minimum qualifications for an FAA signed and completed FAA Form 8610-2, which enables applicants to take the required testing for certification.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
This story repeats claims by airlines and pilot unions that Part 135 charter operators “are allowed to forgo TSA lines and other regulations placed on traditional airlines.” That misrepresents the Part 135 operating environment and perpetuates mischaracterizations of this critical transportation sector.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
NATA (National Air Transportation Association) issued the following statement on today’s unanimous Senate vote to confirm Michael G. Whitaker as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration:

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
A coalition of aviation stakeholder organizations issued the following joint statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) endangerment finding on lead in aviation gasoline (avgas) issued on October 18.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Business aviation leaders gathered today to unveil Climbing. Fast., a new advocacy campaign aimed at setting the record straight on the industry’s many societal benefits, including its leadership role in sustainability, underscored by a sharp focus on achieving net-zero carbon emissions from flight in the years to come.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Former NATA (National Air Transportation Association) Board Chairs Michael Scheeringa and Greg Schmidt receive top honors for 2022-2023. Scheeringa and Schmidt will be recognized during the Association’s Industry Excellence Awards Presentation Luncheon held in conjunction with the November 2nd NATA 2023 Aviation Business Conference in Long Beach, California.

Friday, October 6, 2023
Today, NATA (National Air Transportation Association) announced the recipients of its 2022-2023 Industry Excellence Awards. Honorees will be recognized at this year’s Aviation Business Conference on November 2nd in Long Beach, CA, and will be celebrated across NATA’s online channels.

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