ALEXANDRIA, VA -- The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) this week announced the hiring of Michael E. France as its new manager, regulatory affairs.
France, who attended Ball State University, previously worked with Volo Aviation in Manassas, VA, as a quality control and training coordinator. During his tenure at Volo Aviation, France was responsible for regulatory compliance issues and the development of operational manuals. Prior to Volo Aviation, France worked as the lead line service technician/quality control inspector for Next Flight Aviation in Manassas, VA.
As the association's manager, regulatory affairs, France will be responsible for handling issues that affect the association's FBO and general aviation airport members as well as all environmental matters.
"Mike is a welcome addition to the NATA government and industry affairs team," says Eric R. Byer, NATA vice president of government and industry affairs. "His experience working for our member companies on regulatory compliance issues and environmental matters is truly invaluable. Mike knows first-hand how issues affect our membership and how to confront the issue best going forward. We are truly fortunate to have someone of Mike's caliber join the NATA government and industry affairs team. He will have an immediate impact in advancing our regulatory agenda."