Phillips 66 Aviation To Provide NATA Safety 1st PLST Online Training To Its Branded Dealers

Alexandria, VA, July 19, 2010 - The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that Phillips 66 Aviation will provide its branded aviation dealers with NATA's Safety 1st PLST Online line service training. Through a proprietary Phillips 66/NATA Web portal, Phillips branded dealers will have access to this industry-recognized training program.

"The ConocoPhillips Company takes safety seriously. We are excited to be able to provide this industry-recognized professional line service training program to our branded dealers," said Rod Palmer, manager of general aviation for Phillips 66 Aviation. "Our dealers and their staff can now become Safety 1st certified at little or no cost to them."

Dealers will be allocated a number of training courses depending on their size. "We have tailored the number of courses paid for by Phillips 66 Aviation to fit the need of each FBO," explained Palmer. "If an FBO needs additional training courses over and above its allocation, additional courses can be purchased at a special subsidized rate."

NATA began offering the Safety 1st PLST Online line service training, originally developed in the late 1990s as a popular video program, in 2008. The eight-module curriculum covers ground servicing, safety, general fuel handling, general aircraft towing, fuel farm management, customer service, and aviation security. The course also includes PLST Online fire safety training and certification meeting 14 CFR Part 139 Section 321 fire training requirements. The online training can be taken at the students' own pace. Students must complete the online training, hands-on and practical exam requirements in order to receive Safety 1st certification and uniform patch.

"Phillips 66 Aviation is making a phenomenal investment in a large number of their branded FBOs' employees by providing the training," said NATA President James K. Coyne. "This endeavor is just one demonstration of the strong commitment to safety that is such an admirable quality of Phillips 66 Aviation."

NATA and Phillips 66 expect to begin offering access to training before the end of summer. For more information, go to or