The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces Board of Directors leadership changes and the election of two new members.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) issued the following statement in support of S. 2166, the Recognizing and Ensuring Taxpayer Access to Infrastructure Necessary (RETAIN) for GPS and Satellite Communications Act. Introduced by Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Tammy Duckworth (D-Il), and Mike Rounds (R-SD), this bipartisan legislation requires Ligado to cover the cost for correcting any interference their operations may create for the public or private sector, including the aviation industry. Under the current order, Ligado is only required to upgrade or replace government devices that are impacted, leaving the private sector and its consumers to bear the costs for repairs related to private sector GPS signal interference.
Today, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), along with Aviation Subcommittee Chair Rick Larsen (D-WA), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH), reintroduced the Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2021.
Following the announcement of FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Ali Bahrami’s plans to retire on June 30, 2021, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) issued the following statements.
Following news of Robert Sumwalt’s plans to step down as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) effective June 30, 2021, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President and CEO Timothy Obitts issued the following statement.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA), along with the Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA), filed a friend of the court brief in Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal asking for reversal of a lower court ruling allowing the Hillsborough County Property Appraiser to impose ad valorem property taxes on Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) and other entities, which provide critical general aviation support services in Florida and around the country under direct contracts with local municipalities.
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) joined a coalition of over 60 organizations in applauding the introduction of congressional legislation to spur the development and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).
In response to a GA Coalition request, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for pre-departure testing. The new CDC guidance permits results from certain COVID-19 home testing kits to be accepted for passengers entering the U.S.
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced the recipients of its 2019-2020 Industry Excellence Awards. The award winners will accept their respective honors virtually and be featured across NATA’s online channels.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has committed to being certified carbon-neutral, signaling NATA’s ongoing commitment to sustainability within its own operations and throughout the wider aviation community.