NATA Launches State Advocacy Network

Alexandria, VA, January 3, 2012 - The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has launched a new State Advocacy Network (SAN) consisting of association members in every state who will serve as liaisons between member businesses, state legislatures, and the association.

"General aviation businesses are confronted with issues that require prompt attention, including airport and land use, security, taxation, aircraft noise and emissions," stated NATA President and CEO James K. Coyne. "Identifying pertinent legislation and regulations ahead of their implementation in every state throughout this county is one of the greatest challenges we face as an industry."

NATA's SAN comprises volunteers who act as representatives to keep each other and the association informed of pressing issues in their states.

"NATA members are active participants in their states and local communities and as SAN volunteers their expertise and knowledge of issues affecting the industry are invaluable," concluded Coyne. "Staying informed of issues effecting aviation businesses throughout the country is vital to promoting the interests of our members as well as to defeating unwarranted policies."

For more information on the State Advocacy Network and how you can get involved, please visit