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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) on behalf of its over 3,700 general aviation business members called upon Washington leaders to consider the low risk of virus transmission posed by the general aviation industry when crafting policies on air travel.
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced that 396 locations are now NATA Safety 1st Clean self-certified.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
On February 2, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Peter Buttigieg as the nation’s 19th Secretary of Transportation.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations regarding exemptions from excise taxes for managed aircraft announced last week are now in effect, following a multi-year effort by the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and other industry stakeholders to ensure aircraft management services were not considered taxable air transportation.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) applauds the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) introduction of the Dynamic Regulatory System (DRS). Developed at the recommendation of and in collaboration with NATA and other industry stakeholders, the online tool eases access to Office of Aviation Safety guidance materials through a new, centralized portal.