NATA Releases 2012 Events Schedule

Alexandria, VA, January 6, 2012 - The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce its 2012 schedule of educational opportunities and events. NATA also recently released an events catalog, which can be accessed on the association's homepage,, or by clicking here.

"This coming year is shaping up to be one of the most pivotal years ever for our members," said NATA President and CEO James K. Coyne. "We're going to have an election, both in the White House and at the congressional level, which is very much going to determine the ability of our members to meet the needs of their customers. We also have a fiscal crisis across the country at the federal, state, and local levels that really puts many general aviation airports at risk. If any of our members have ever thought about participating in NATA events, this is the year to do it."

2012 Calendar Overview

Conferences, Events & Meetings
NATA Industry Excellence Awards Presentation and Dinner
March 28, Washington, D.C.

FBO Leadership Conference
March 28-29, Washington, D.C.

Day on the Hill Luncheon and Congressional Visits
March 29, Washington, D.C.

Spring Committee Meetings
March 30, Washington, D.C.

Air Charter Summit
June 11-13, Chantilly/Dulles, VA

Aviation Business Roundtable
November 12-13, Arlington, VA

Educational Seminars

NATA Safety 1st Ground Auditor Training Workshop
January 14-15, San Diego, CA

NATA Spring Training Week
March 5-8, Las Vegas, NV
(at the Cygnus Aviation Expo March 7-9)

Line Service Supervisor Training (LSST)
March 5-6, Las Vegas, NV
May 15-16, Windsor Locks, CT
Fall, TBD

FBO Finance Fundamentals
March 6-7, Las Vegas, NV

NATA Safety 1st Trainer
March 7, Las Vegas, NV
May 17, Windsor Locks, CT

Environmental Compliance Seminar
March 8, Las Vegas, NV

FBO Managers Workshop - Influencing Your Airport Commission
March 27-28, Washington, D.C.

Presidents Council
Visit for an up-to-date schedule of Presidents Council activities and information on how to join.

Visit for an up-to-date schedule and a link to purchase archived webinars.

"To minimize time away from the office and help lessen the budgetary burden of travel, NATA is offering several comprehensive events starting with the Spring Training Week and A Capital Week for Business Aviation in March," said NATA Vice President Eric R. Byer. "This year it's all there so folks can come in for two or three nights to network and tackle some of the big, dicey issues together."

For updates on conferences, events, seminars, webinars, and the Presidents Council activities, please visit the NATA Web site at or Sponsorship Opportunities are available by clicking here or by contacting Diane Gleason, at or (703) 575-2050.