LifeLine Response provides situational awareness and on-demand protection for passengers and pilots in dangerous or vulnerable situations worldwide, NATA officials explained. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has launched NATA-Med powered by AirDocs, a program that offers inflight assistance 24/7.
The program — resourced by actual flight surgeons — was created by Harvey Watt & Company (HWC), in conjunction with former NASA/Space Shuttle Recovery Team Senior and Chief Flight Surgeons, and US Space Command/USAFR Senior Flight Surgeons. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At its fall board meeting in mid-Septembe, the National Air Transportation Association named Martin Hiller, owner and partner of Marathon Jet Center in Marathon, Florida, as president. He had been acting president since June when then-president Tom Hendricks left the association. [Read more…]
On April 17, 2015, a Cessna 421B pilot was forced to land on a highway, when first the left engine, then the right, lost all power during climb-out from Angelina County Airport (KLFK) in Lufkin, Texas.
According to the NTSB report, the plane was “substantially damaged,” while one person sustained serious injuries and two others sustained minor injuries.
When the pilot got out of the plane on the highway, he could smell Jet A fuel.
The problem? When he asked the FBO to top off the tip tanks, he meant with 100LL. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At its annual membership meeting in June, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced the Marty Hiller, owner of Marathon Jet Center in Marathon, Florida, will become the association’s acting president Sept. 1.
Current president Thomas Hendricks will leave his position Aug. 31. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved an amendment to the highway bill offered by Representative Mike Pompeo of Kansas that requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study of how tax revenues on JetA were diverted to the Highway Trust Fund. [Read more…]
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is confirmed as the keynote speaker on Nov. 5 at the National Air Transportation Association’s 2014 Aviation Business Roundtable.