NATA Announces New Board Member

Alexandria, VA, February 17, 2010 - National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne today announced the recent selection of Robert L. Stallings, III, President of Eastern Aviation Fuels, Inc., to the NATA Board of Directors. Stallings' appointment takes effect immediately.

Stallings founded Eastern Aviation Fuels in 1975 and has expanded the company since then to become the exclusive U.S. marketing source for general aviation fuel for Shell Aviation. He is a prior NC Aeronautics Council member and holds an ATP Fixed Wing rating with more than 8,500 hours, as well as a helicopter license. Stallings resides in New Bern, North Carolina.

"I am thrilled to have someone of Buddy's vast experience and working knowledge of the general aviation industry serving on the NATA Board of Directors," stated Coyne. "Buddy has been a steadfast supporter of the association and its activities for many years and is quite deserving of this important position."