NATA releases 2012 events schedule

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has released its 2012 schedule of educational seminars and events. NATA also recently released an events catalog, which can be accessed on the association’s homepage.

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Applications for AMT Employer Award available

Applications for the 2012 Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Award Program are now available from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).

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NATA updates GA fact book

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has updated its fact book, “General Aviation in the United States.”

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NATA taps France for regulatory affairs

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has hired Michael France as its new manager, regulatory affairs.

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Register for ‘Day on the Hill’

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA)’s 13th annual Day on the Hill is slated for May 13.

Each year, the association coordinates more than 200 visits for those in the GA community to meet with their members of Congress and staff to address critical issues confronting America’s aviation businesses.

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NATA partner helps optimize flight planning

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has struck a partnership with Scheduling Sidecar Inc. (SSC), a new fuel research and optimization program that complements flight planning software.

The program works alongside an operator’s existing trip scheduling program to provide flight planners additional data to plan trips cost effectively.

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NATA’s Coyne asks Senate to oppose automobile bailout

National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne sent a letter to members of the Senate, Dec. 11, encouraging opposition to House bill 7321, which authorizes financial assistance to automobile manufacturers. The Senate plans to consider the bill immediately.

Within the House legislation is a provision that would prohibit the major automobile manufacturers from owning or leasing private aircraft. After reviewing this language, in consultation with Congressional staff, NATA believes that the provision also is intended to preclude the use of commercial, on-demand air carriers, and as participation in fractional ownership programs.

According to Coyne, “Approving the legislation with this provision sets a damaging precedent that will detrimentally affect the thousands of small businesses in this country that provide air transportation using general aviation aircraft, as well as the small businesses that support these types of operations.

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