McHugh Hired as NATA Manager, Regulatory Affairs

Alexandria, VA, October 13, 2009 - The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) this week announced the hiring of Alison McHugh as its new manager, regulatory affairs.

McHugh is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she received a Master of Science in Aeronautics, specializing in aviation safety systems and management, and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Systems Maintenance. She holds a Commercial Pilot certificate and an Airframe and Powerplant certificate.

As the association's manager, regulatory affairs, McHugh will be responsible for handling issues that affect the association's maintenance and air charter members.

"Alison's extensive background in both operations and maintenance, coupled with her advanced understanding of safety management systems makes her a valuable asset for our industry and the association," explained Eric R. Byer, NATA vice president of government and industry affairs."

In addition to her NATA responsibilities, McHugh will also provide support to the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF). Her duties with the ACSF include development and management of the ACSF Industry Audit Standard and other safety programs of the foundation.

"We are fortunate to have someone of Alison's talent join the NATA government and industry affairs team and are confident that she will excel in her duties for both NATA and the ACSF," concluded Byer.