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Thursday, 11 January, 2018

NATA Launches Supplemental Safety Training Program

Washington, DC, January 11, 2018 – Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) launched the Supplemental Safety Training Program, enabling the association to rapidly respond to urgent industry safety issues. The first course, developed for FBOs, addresses the risk of jet fuel contamination with diesel exhaust fluid (DEF). This program, available free to all aviation businesses, provides background information on DEF and identifies the possible risk contamination pathways and mitigation steps.

“NATA is first and foremost committed to providing its members every possible safety enhancing tool. This new responsive resource was made possible by the hard work and dedication of the NATA Safety Committee and establishes a framework to quickly address future industry safety concerns,” stated NATA President Martin H. Hiller. “While we believe the overall risk of aviation fuel contamination with DEF is low, NATA is committed to providing the industry education and resources to further lower the possibility that DEF could be introduced into aviation fuel." 


Companies not currently participating in Safety 1st should contact to access the free Supplemental Safety Training course. As with all Safety 1st training, Supplemental Safety Training Program courses will be recorded in an employee's permanent online training record. Current Safety 1st users can assign this course as they would any other training.


This new program complements NATA’s General Aviation Misfueling Prevention awareness program, now completed by over 7,000 aviation professionals. 

NATA will be on hand for scheduled appointments and walk-up meetings during the 2018 Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference (Booth 840) to talk about our supplemental training and to provide demos of our other new products and services.

For general press inquiries, contact Shannon Chambers at 703-298-1347 or

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for over 75 years. Representing nearly 2,300 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.