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Tuesday, 28 June, 2022

NATA Builds on Success of Miami Business Aviation Week This November

Washington, DC, June 28, 2022 – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is once again partnering with Corporate Jet Investor (CJI) for Miami Business Aviation Week. Held at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, this comprehensive week begins with CJI Miami (October 31-November 2) and concludes with NATA’s Aviation Business Conference (November 2-3). 

NATA’s 2022 Aviation Business Conference will continue important business conversations from CJI’s sessions earlier in the week while providing a critical industry regulatory perspective. With a forward-focused agenda, the conference will identify emerging aviation business trends, provide industry insight, and highlight lessons learned in 2022 that will shape the year to come. Interested parties can register here.

“An annual reunion of key industry decision-makers, NATA’s Aviation Business Conference provides a final opportunity for aviation professionals to identify opportunities and get ahead of challenges in the coming year,” said NATA COO Keith DeBerry. “Miami Business Aviation Week activities are about making new business connections, strengthening existing relationships, gathering the latest information, and receiving top guidance—all of which help aviation businesses achieve safe, efficient, and effective operations.”

NATA’s Aviation Business Conference kicks off on Wednesday, November 2nd with a CJI/NATA crossover reception followed by the NATA Leadership Dinner. Thursday will feature hard-hitting, impactful briefings and discussions, along with ample opportunities to connect with other aviation leaders and industry experts in a vibrant setting. New this year, NATA will celebrate aviation business luminaries at Thursday’s Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon and give back to the industry by donating any amount received in excess of our event expenses to the National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF).

“NATA is thrilled to build on the celebratory energy and success of last year's Miami Business Aviation Week with the addition of our Industry Excellence Awards luncheon,” said NATA President and CEO Timothy Obitts. “We’ve been without a public forum to honor the best and brightest in the industry for too long. November is the right time and Miami is the perfect backdrop for our first in-person awards ceremony since 2019.”

“And, as our industry’s workforce challenges become greater, so do NATA’s efforts to help develop a viable pipeline of talented aviation professionals. While we strive to keep our event revenue at breakeven, NATA pledges any amount received over our Aviation Business Conference expenses toward funding National Air Transportation Foundation (NATF) scholarships,” added Obitts. “Fostering education and growth within our community is critically important to achieving our mission of empowering the safety and success of aviation businesses. We must do everything we can to clear pathways to aviation careers and inspire new industry entrants by telling our industry’s exciting and unique story.” 

The NATF was formed to enhance the safety and quality of service provided to the flying public by assisting aviation businesses in the education and training of their employees. To accomplish its mission, the foundation fosters relationships with colleges, universities, and technical schools; awards academic and flight training scholarships; supports apprenticeship and internship programs; develops education and training materials and programs; and promotes the benefits and value of aviation to communities nationwide. Visit NATA’s website for additional information.

NATA and Corporate Jet Investor are offering $100 off their respective event registration rates for those attending both inspiring conferences. Please use the code CJIMIAMI when registering for NATA's Aviation Business Conference and code NATA when registering for CJI MIAMI.

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The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for more than 80 years. Representing nearly 3,700 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.