The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is coordinating some of its conferences and seminars with other leading industry events in 2010 to answer the needs of the aviation business community, according to association officials, who note that free member update webinars and “for fee” training webinars are also among the new educational initiatives to be included in next year’s program.
“A recent survey revealed that NATA members place higher value on training and educational programs in a down economy, but require more convenient access to these events due to budget and staffing constraints,” said NATA President James Coyne.
NATA kicks off 2010 with an FBO Leadership Conference (Jan. 25-26) in coordination with the National Business Aviation Association’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Antonio, Texas. In March, NATA hosts its annual Spring Training Week of seminars (March 15-17) in conjunction with the Aviation Industry Expo in Vegas. Next year, NATA continues its strong partnership with AOPA in the General Aviation Serves America campaign, hosting Town Hall meetings and other local events to educate politicians and the public at large about the importance of general aviation to communities and the national economy.
Continuing to reach out to members in new ways, NATA offers webinars as part of 2010 event programming. The NATA Government and Industry Affairs Team, led by Eric Byer and including issues experts such as Jacqueline Rosser, Russ Lawton, Kristen Moore and Mike France, take turns hosting free monthly issue updates for members. These sessions will be recorded and provided at NATA.aero. NATA and NATA’s Safety 1st team are also coordinating a series of “for fee” webinars to supplement on-site seminars on topics such as customer service, environmental compliance, human resource management, and more.