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October 27, 2014  –  Volume 13 Issue 43 

nullThe Honorable Norman Y. Mineta to Speak at NATA’s Aviation Business Roundtable

NATA is pleased to announce that one of the nation’s preeminent experts in the subject of transportation infrastructure, the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, will serve as the closing speaker on November 6th at NATA’s 2014 Aviation Business Roundtable. Recognized for his accomplishments in economic development, science and technology policy, foreign and domestic trade, budgetary issues and civil rights, Secretary Mineta’s career in public service has been both distinguished and unique. Mr. Mineta served as the chairman of the House Transportation and Public Works Committee (now Transportation & Infrastructure) as well as U.S. Secretary of Commerce and as U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Secretary Mineta joins an Aviation Business Roundtable lineup of government, industry and political leaders including the Roundtable’s keynote speaker, current U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Teal Group analyst Richard Aboulafia, national political analyst Stuart Rothenberg, Acting NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart and FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker. The Roundtable takes place November 5-6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Please contact Rebecca Mulholland, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, at or (703) 647-6407, to register for the Aviation Business Roundtable.


nullNATA Flag Pins for Veterans Project

NATA is working with industry to raise charitable donations for organizations supporting America's veterans. The NATA Flag Pins for Veterans project demonstrates the general aviation community’s appreciation for their highly distinguished legacy of unwavering patriotism and sacrifice. While the project launched this May, it will not conclude until the end of October, culminating in a check presentation to the veterans organizations.

Many of this year’s project participants joined us at NBAA’s annual convention for a photo opportunity that was featured in AIN’s NBAA Convention News. Click here to view a list of project participants and more photos from last week.

In addition, direct donations to the NATA-Flag Pin Project fund are welcome and count toward project participation. There is still time to participate this year. Donations should be sent to NATA-Flag Pin Project, 4226 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302 by October 31, 2014. Please email your commitment to the project to Shannon Chambers at to be listed as a participant. We appreciate your support of this invaluable project. 


nullNATA President and CEO Tom Hendricks Profiled in B&CA Show News

Read the “Fast Five” profile of NATA President and CEO Tom Hendricks in the B&CA Show News.  


nullCBP Implements Policy to Reduce Risk of Ebola Spread in U.S.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced a policy applicable to all flights to the U.S. carrying persons who have traveled to, from, or through Ebola-stricken countries. These flights must arrive at one of the U.S. airports where CBP is implementing enhanced screening procedures. The affected countries include Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

Flights arriving to the U.S. carrying individuals who have traveled to, from, or within these countries in the past 21 days must arrive through John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), or Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) for specialized screening procedures.

It is important to note this policy applies regardless of the type of flight (i.e. private or commercial) or the flight’s departure country. The policy is applicable if any individuals on the aircraft have traveled to these three countries within the past 21 days. CBP warns this policy – including affected countries and screening locations – is subject to change as conditions warrant.

Click here to read the Federal Register notice announcing the policy.

Click here to visit CBP’s website for updates.  


nullMake Your Plan to Advertise in ABJ in 2015

The 2015 Aviation Business Journal Media Kit is now available. Don’t forget that advertising in the Aviation Business Journal counts toward NATA’s Membership Support Levels. We’ll announce special opportunities to be included in our 75th Anniversary issues.  



nullAviation Business Roundtable Starts Next Week 

NATA’s Aviation Business Roundtable assembles business executives from all segments of the aviation community and provides a unique opportunity to discuss important and relevant issues with key government officials and other top industry leaders. Don’t miss out! This year’s exciting speaker lineup includes U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, noted industry and political analysts Richard Aboulafia and Stuart Rothenberg, Acting NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart, the Honorable Norman Y. Mineta and FAA Deputy Administrator Michael Whitaker.
The Roundtable takes place November 5-6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Registration for this event is extended to senior level executives. Please contact Rebecca Mulholland, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, at or (703) 647-6407, to register for the Aviation Business Roundtable. Events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Please make your reservations today. 


nullSpring Committee Meetings Take Place Preceding NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference – Book Your Hotel Now 

NATA’s Spring Committee Meetings are scheduled for February 2, 2015. The meetings will precede the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Jose, CA. Room registrations must be made through NBAA’s room block.                            



nullCy Farmer Named VP at Landmark Aviation

Cy Farmer has been named Vice President at Landmark Aviation. He will focus on special projects and international operations. Read further.   


nullCutter Names New Colorado GM

Cutter Aviation has promoted Calvin Martin to the position of general manager of its FBO at the Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. A native of Dallas, Texas, he joined the company a decade ago and has experience in several of the full-service aviation company’s businesses. Click here for more.


nullJet Aviation Adds Bahamas Location

Jet Aviation signed a management agreement with Executive Flight Support (EFS) that will see its FBO at Lynden Pindling International Airport in the Bahamas rebranded as Jet Aviation Bahamas starting next year. Read more.


nullPhillips 66® Aviation Donates $21,000 to The Corporate Angel Network

Phillips 66® Aviation presented Corporate Angel Network (CAN) with a $21,000 donation contribution. CAN is the only charitable organization in the U.S whose sole mission is to help cancer patients access the best possible medical treatment by arranging free air travel to recognized treatment centers. The organization does this by utilizing the empty seats onboard corporate jets during their normal business trips. Read more. 



nullACSF News

Save the date for next year’s Air Charter Safety Foundation Safety Symposium. The symposium is scheduled for March 10-11, 2015. This year’s theme is “How do you know you’re safe?” Visit for Air Charter Safety Foundation News.  



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