Set the Standard

NATA President Tom Hendricks shares his thoughts on what it will take for the United States to continue to set the gold standard for aviation. Commitment, education, improvements and funding all play a role in U.S. aviation’s continued success


We’ve got to ensure people are attracted to the industry and that we have an environment where they can get involved in learning to fly, learning to work on aircraft, learning to qualify themselves for air traffic control responsibilities, and so on. It’s a solemn responsibility for those of us who’ve been in the industry for a long time. At the same time, we’ve got to continually take opportunities to push back on regulations and legislation that works against that goal.

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