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March 24, 2014  –  Volume 13 Issue 12 

nullNATA Statement In Support Of Renewing Bonus Depreciation

Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) joined other leading national trade associations including the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the U.S. Chamber in a letter to the congressional leadership in support of renewing bonus depreciation for 2014. The issue is expected to be considered shortly before the Senate Finance Committee.

The following is a statement by National Air Transportation Association President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks:
"NATA supports the prompt extension of bonus depreciation in 2014. Bonus depreciation incentivizes NATA member companies to make immediate, job creating capital investments in the U.S. economy. NATA members employ workers in highly-skilled, good paying jobs and Congress should focus its attention on renewing provisions such as bonus depreciation as a means to encourage growth in this important sector.”


nullSupport the General Aviation Jobs Rally

NATA encourages our members to attend a rally hosted by GAMA to celebrate general aviation’s (GA) contributions to the economy. The rally will take place on March 28 at Bombardier’s Dallas Service Center at Dallas Love Field in Dallas, Texas. U.S. Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson, Sam Johnson, Pete Sessions, and Marc Veasey will be the featured speakers. Representatives from Airbus Helicopters, Aviall, Bell Helicopter, Bombardier, Dallas Airmotive, Gulfstream, and Jet Aviation will also make remarks.

Date:   Friday, March 28, 2014
Rally:   11:00 a.m. CST

RSVP: Please register via phone at 202-637-1375 or via e-mail at 


nullNew Hampshire Governor Declares March “General Aviation Appreciation Month”

New Hampshire Governor Margaret Wood Hassan has declared March 2014 as “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” Across the Granite State, general aviation contributes $639 million in annual economic activity and sustains 8,000 jobs. The governor’s proclamation highlights the importance of general aviation to communities and businesses across the state that rely on general aviation and community airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists, and visitors to the state. New Hampshire is home to 14 NATA member companies who operate at the 24 publically-owned airports across the state.  


null“2014 What FBO Customers Want - AIN Survey Says...” Webinar

For nearly four decades Aviation International News (AIN) has asked its readers to participate in its annual FBO survey and according to their input, ranks service providers. Join AIN FBO editor Curt Epstein and Dave Leach, the company’s director of new product development, to gain perspective on the background of this survey and the real mechanics behind its highly anticipated results. The webinar takes place at 1:00 p.m. EDT on April 1st. Click here to register.  


nullFlitebag is Available for Download

The first quarter Flitebag newsletter is available for download. This quarter’s topics include:

• Smart Supplemental Lift – Featured Article
• Upcoming Events
• Air Charter Safety Foundation News
• Industry News
• NTSB Issues GA Most Wanted List
• TSA Publishes Long-Awaited Repair Station Security Final Rule
• FAA Fact Sheets – Laser Strikes & Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Programs
• FAA Allows Passengers to Use PEDs

Click here to download Flitebag.  



nullFBO Success Seminar – Starts Today! 

The 2014 FBO Success Seminar, “Winning Strategies for the Savvy FBO Owner, Operator and Manager,” will be held in conjunction with the Aviation Pros Live 2014 Event. Attendees will receive a pass to go to the Expo - click here for details on the 2014 Aviation Pros Live Event (March 25-26). Click here to read more about the FBO Success Seminar (March 24-25). Onsite registration is available. 


null2014 NATA Air Charter Summit Online Registration Is Open 

NATA’s annual Air Charter Summit will take place June 16-18, 2014, at the Washington Dulles Marriott in Dulles, VA. Online registration and housing reservations are now available at Additional event details will be available soon.                            



nullHendricks to Participate in Industry Town Hall

NATA President and CEO Tom Hendricks will participate in AviationPros LIVE 2014 opening town hall in Las Vegas. The town hall will take place on Tuesday, March 25th at 10:45 a.m.   


nullNew Safety Net Blog Post

Read the latest NATA Safety Net blog post titled “Changes to Safety 1st In-Person Training.” Click here to read post.


nullLandmark Aviation Expands Operations to Atlantic City International Airport (ACY)

Landmark Aviation has acquired Midlantic Jet Aviation, Inc. and Midlantic Jet Charters, Inc. at Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) in New Jersey. The facility will offer both FBO and charter services. Click here to read further.


nullHiring Forecast

According to, the online aviation job board, 91% of aviation companies surveyed expect to hire employees in 2014. The 5th Annual Hiring Trends Survey shows that this is up from 85% last year, according to Jeff Richards, manager. Click here to read the entire article. 



nullACSF News

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) welcomed McFarren Aviation Consulting as its newest member. ACSF also announced the selection of Thomas Miller, Director of Operations and Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Gama Charters, Inc. to the ACSF Board of Governors.Visit for more ACSF News.



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