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ASC Monthly Update

##Date##                                                                                                Volume 5 Issue 8


NATA Airline Services Council 

NATA formed the Airline Services Council (NATA ASC) to further the interests of companies that provide services to scheduled air carriers as their primary business. The primary goal of the NATA ASC is to provide a voice within the public policy arena, especially in terms of issues that impact their viability and profitability..



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July 31 ASC Teleconference Minutes Now Available
The NATA Airline Services Council (NATA ASC) conducted its quarterly meeting July 31. Topics discussed during this meeting included:
  • Legislative Update
  • Tax Update
  • Certified Cargo Screening Program Update
  • Development of a 2010 Action Plan

The Minutes from this meeting are now available for review by clicking here.

For more information about this meeting, please contact Eric Byer.

Fall 2009 NATA ASC Meeting Scheduled For October 26-27 In Alexandria, VA
The Fall 2009 NATA ASC meeting will take place October 26-27, 2009. The meeting will include a number of high-level TSA and industry participants who will discuss issues including cargo and airport security, commercial airport and airline industry perspectives, planning for 2010, tax and health care updates and presentations by vendors from the ground support equipment community.

To view the agenda for this meeting, please click here.

To RSVP for this meeting, please click here.

For more information about this meeting, please contact Eric Byer.

ASC Chairman Jack Evans Highlighted In 3rd Quarter Edition Of Aviation Business Journal
The recently published third quarter edition of the association’s Aviation Business Journal highlights NATA ASC member company Total Airport Services and NATA ASC Chairman Jack Evans. 

Those interested in reading this article and other stories contained within the Aviation Business Journal can do so by clicking here.

Useful References For NATA ASC Member Companies
The association has compiled a list of useful Web sites that NATA member companies are encouraged to access for the latest information affecting the airline services industry. These references are frequently updated and provide valuable information on a wide array of topics and issues confronting NATA ASC member companies.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics Airline Data:

DOT’s Small Community Air Service Development Program:

EPA’s Transportation Sector Web Page:

OSHA’s Compliance Assistance Web Page:

TSA’s Air Cargo Web Page:

TSA’s Commercial Airlines Web Page:

TSA’s Commercial Airports Web Page:

Update To NFPA 407
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has issued a proposed Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) to NFPA 407 – Standard on Aircraft Fuel Servicing. TIAs are changes to the standard that occur outside of the normal standard revision cycle and are used to address serious or emergency situations. The TIA issued for NFPA 407 addresses aircraft refueling trucks that are equipped with diesel particulate filter (DPF) regeneration equipment. Diesel-powered trucks equipped with DPF equipment require occasional filter regeneration, a process that creates extremely high exhaust system temperatures. The proposed TIA includes the following provisions:
  • Requirement for DPF refueling truck to have a lockout mode that prevents automatic regeneration when in the vicinity of aircraft
  • Exhaust system shielding requirements
  • Tailpipe diffuser requirement
  • Requirement that DPF regeneration only be performed in approved areas by approved staff
  • Requirements for an approved regeneration area

The proposed TIA for NFPA 407 is available here. The NFPA will be accepting comments on the proposed TIA for NFPA 407 until September 11, 2009.

2009 NATA Airline Services Council Brochure Now Available!
The 2009 NATA Airline Services Council marketing brochure is available for members to download.

Click here to download the brochure today!

If you have questions about the brochure, please contact Eric Byer.

New NATA ASC Logo Available For Member Use
NATA has created a new NATA ASC logo that members can use on company stationery, publications and their Web site. The association recently provided members with two types of logos that members can utilize as appropriate. Members wishing to secure the new logo may do so by contacting Eric Byer.

Download NATA’s New Fact Book Today!
NATA has updated its popular fact book titled General Aviation in the United States. This publication was produced by the association for its members, including airline service companies, as a tool to help illustrate the importance of aviation businesses to the U.S. transportation system and economy.

General Aviation in the United States provides an in-depth review of the NATA membership segments as well as other important components of the general aviation and airline services industry. This handy reference also contains information on a number of U.S. government agencies that affect the day-to-day operation of aviation businesses, and features several charts containing vital general aviation and business aviation statistics on fuel consumption, fractional ownership companies, active pilots, airports, and much more.

"NATA's fact book is one of the many helpful resources available to aid our members in educating community and government leaders about the value of our industry as a critical component to the American economy," NATA President James K. Coyne stated.

Click here to download your free copy of General Aviation in the United States now!

Members who have questions regarding this publication may contact Linda Pylant or Shannon Chambers.

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