The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) welcomes the announcement of the Administration’s intent to nominate William A. Douglass as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) submitted a statement to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on the impacts of COVID-19 discussing the business aviation industry and outlining policy recommendations.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) applauded a comprehensive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rulemaking package in the form of a Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR), addressing a number of its requests for provisions to allow aviation businesses to continue to operate during COVID-19.
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcome the release today of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance on a new standardized curriculum for Part 135 training that will improve safety and increase administrative efficiencies for on-demand operators.
Today, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266) intended to provide additional relief to Americans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The House passed the bill after Senate consideration earlier this week and the President is expected to sign.
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released a white paper titled Recommended Practices for Airport Sponsors and Commercial Aviation Businesses in Addressing Leasehold Issues in Response to COVID-19.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that small passenger air carriers with payroll under $100 million dollars would not be required to provide financial instruments as appropriate compensation for assistance received pursuant to the CARES Act, Title IV, Subpart B, Air Carrier Worker Support Program.
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, seeking additional guidance on the loan and grant provisions for air carriers, including certain general aviation operators, enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) welcomed an additional FAA provision, allowing Part 135 to continue to operate in these uncertain times. Today, the FAA announced that pilot flight crewmembers and flight engineers with expiring airmen medical certificates will be allowed to continue to fly.
Today, the House of Representatives passed the CARES Act, which was signed into law by President Trump this evening. While teh ACT provides some assistance for small businesses in the form of loans and payroll relief, and provides relief for the airlines and airports with commercial airline service (with only $100 million to general aviation airports), it falls short in helping the immediate crisis facing thousands of aviation businesses that provide critical services to our infrastructure.