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Monday, April 17, 2017

NATA Holds Denver Fixed Base Operator Town Hall

Last week, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) held its first Fixed Base Operator Town Hall meeting with companies from the Denver area, gathering at XJet at Centennial Airport. The discussion was led by Robb Bergeson (Edwards Jet Center), Chairman of NATAs Airport Business Committee, Megan Eisenstein, NATAs Senior Manager of Regulatory Affairs, and Jeff Kohlman (Aviation Management Consulting Group, Inc.), also a member of the NATA Airport Business Committee. Robert Olislagers, Executive Director of Centennial Airport, was a guest speaker and covered a range of issues impacting the Denver airport and FBO community.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

NATA Responds to Call for Economic Regulation of Aviation Businesses

Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released a report provided to the FAA in response to charges levied by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) that FBOs and airports are maximizing their revenue streams in a manner that is unfair to pilots.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

FAA’s New Regulatory Consistency Communication Board Will Benefit Aviation Businesses

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released the procedures governing the agency’s new Regulatory Consistency Communication Board (RCCB) including how the industry is to bring matters to its attention. The RCCB will provide clarification to internal and external stakeholders on questions related to potential inconsistent regulatory interpretations by the agency’s regions and district offices.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

NATA Holds South Florida Air Charter Operator Town Hall

On Tuesday, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) held the third in its series of Air Charter Operator Town Hall meetings with companies from the South Florida region, gathering at Atlantic Aviation at Palm Beach International Airport. Discussion was led by Suran Wijayawardana (Alerion Aviation), Chairman of NATA’s Air Charter Committee, and covered a range of issues confronting the region’s charter community, including cracking down on illegal Part 135 air carriers, the inappropriate application of transportation excise taxes to aircraft management services and the ongoing negative impact created by flight restrictions at Palm Beach International associated with President Trump’s visits to Mar-a-Lago.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NATA and Other GA Associations Reiterate ATC Concerns; Request Sufficient Time to Review and Debate Bill

With the need to authorize the Federal Aviation Administration before September 30 of this year, a host of general aviation association leaders today joined together to send letters to House and Senate transportation leaders underscoring “real and long-standing concerns” regarding a concept being pushed by some big airlines regarding air traffic control.

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