The 2018 Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference (ABC) provides important advice, access and information to aviation businesses. The conference offers timely intelligence on what is happening at the agencies and on Capitol Hill that can impact your bottom line. Session topics will include FAA reauthorization, general aviation staffing challenges, ethical standards for aviation businesses and more!

Listen to NATA's latest podcast to learn what to expect at this year's Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference.

NATA also wants to encourage the next generation of aviation leaders to join in the conversations by attending the conference. To make it more affordable for young professionals to attend the Aviation Business Conference, NATA is offering half-off the conference registration fee.

2018 Aviation Business Conference Highlights
Capitol Hill Meetings Annual Meeting Industry Excellence Awards Luncheon
NATA is once again providing conference participants an opportunity visit Capitol Hill to meet with their elected representatives to discuss the issues impacting aviation businesses. Constituents are the industry’s best representatives and it has never been more important for the voice of aviation business to be heard in the corridors of power.

When you register for the conference, please indicate your interest in taking part in meetings on Capitol Hill. The earlier you register, the easier it is to arrange your participation.

During the Aviation Business Conference, NATA executives and Board of Directors will provide the membership with an update on the activities of the association and its plans going forward. Each year, NATA presents awards to the exceptional individuals and companies that have helped to improve the general aviation industry. The recipients of these awards are chosen based upon NATA member-submitted nominations.

NATA will recognize the winners of the 2017 Industry Excellence Awards and the 2018 AMT Employer Awards Program.

• Larry Flynn, former Gulfstream Aerospace President 
• Randy Berg, A.A.E, current NATA Board Member and Partner of Aeroplex/Aerolease Group 
• Dr. Gerald Dillingham, former U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Director of Civil Aviation Issues 
• George Terry, VP Director of Maintenance Operations at Corporate Eagle 
• Juan Rivera, Airport Director at Manassas Regional Airport 
• Janine Schwahn, Chief Instructor at Summit Aviation 
• Henry Graves, Line Technician at APP Jet Center – Manassas 

The conference allows aviation business professionals to connect with their colleagues, customers and industry associates, while gaining innovative ideas to advance their business. Please don’t miss D.C.’s most comprehensive aviation business and policy event designed to advance the priorities of aviation businesses across the board.

Register now and save for NATA's 2018 Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference.
The Conference will take place June 12-14, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Washington. The 3-day event will kick off with a reception Tuesday evening, June 12th .

Want to showcase your business to our members including FBOs, MROs, flight schools, air charter operators and more? Click here to view our 2018 NATA Aviation Business Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities — starting at $250 and select options include complimentary registration(s)!

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Please note the schedule is subject to change.


Tuesday, June 12
Wednesday, June 13
Thursday, June 14

Grand Hyatt Washington, DC
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 582-1234

Early bird available until April 13, 2018
Member: $850 early/$945 late
Nonmember: $1,150 early/$1,245 late
Student Member/Under Age of 40: $400 early/ $495 late
Student Nonmember/Under Age of 40: $425 early/$520 late

(Your registration fee includes access to all conference sessions, receptions and events.) *If you join NATA, the difference in member/non-member price will be allocated to membership dues. For questions regarding registration or sponsorship opportunities, please contact NATA at (202) 774-1535 or

No registration fees are refunded after May 18, 2018, however substitutions are permitted.

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