National Air Transportation Association (NATA)

Washington, DC 20006


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818 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
(800) 808-6282

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NATA is the leading national trade association representing the business interests of general aviation service companies on legislative and regulatory matters at the federal level, while also providing education, services and benefits to our members to help ensure their long-term economic success.

Products and Press Releases


FAA Reauthorization Legislation Clears Senate Committee

Feb. 14, 2024
NATA praised the bill’s directives for increased FAA/industry collaboration, general aviation protections during a safe transition to unleaded fuels, investments in a robust ...
Trade Associations & Events

NATA Names Juliet Jordan Managing Director of Industry Affairs and Innovation

Jan. 18, 2024
Jordan will monitor executive branch agency activities and serve as the team liaison to NATA’s Airport Business, Environment, and AAM Committees.
Ground Handling

NATA Promotes Berry to Vice President of Education and Safety

Jan. 10, 2024
NATA announced a key leadership change with the promotion of Steve Berry to vice president of education and safety.
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Fueling Equipment & Accessories

NATA Issues Safety 1st Alert Regarding A4A Bulletin: Mandatory Emergency Actions for Filter Monitor Vessels/Elements

Oct. 9, 2023
The bulletin calls for the immediate implementation of eight emergency actions where Filter Monitors are used.
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Trade Associations & Events

NATA’s New Brand Reinforces Mission as Aviation Business Advocates

Sept. 13, 2023
With its expertise and industry connections, NATA proactively advocates for its members’ interests, delivering progressive, effective, competitive business advantages wherever...
Business Wire
Russ Roberts

Russell Roberts Joins The National Air Transportation Association Compliance Services (NATACS) As Its Chief eXperience Officer

March 28, 2023
National Air Transportation Association Compliance Services (NATACS) serves the Aviation Industry through a Government/Industry Partnership with the Transportation Security Administrati...
Business & General Aviation

NATA Updates Training to Address Emerging Risks of Aircraft Misfueling

Jan. 10, 2023
Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released an update to its industry-wide Safety 1st General Aviation Misfueling Prevention Program — a free, online training...
Ramp Operations Training

NATA Safety 1st Training Center

Oct. 19, 2022
The Safety 1st Training Center (SFTC) provides exciting features, content and flexibility to training programs, helping build and maintain a talented, knowledgeable and experienced...
Sustainable Aviation Fuel

4AIR and NATA Announce First-Ever SAF Delivery Receipt for Business Aviation

July 26, 2022
The SAF Delivery Receipt allows fixed-base operators (FBOs) to provide industry-requested, standardized documentation to business aircraft operators about their uplift of SAF....
Education & Training

NATA Launches New Resource Highlighting Careers in Aviation Business

June 23, 2022
The NATA Career Center enables members to connect with aviation business professionals worldwide, offers guidance on career changes, educates new and potential aviation industry...

Articles & News

TAC Air-DAL workers securing the nose wheel for tow.
Ramp Operations Training

The Trouble with Tribal Knowledge

Dec. 17, 2020
Workers often develop personal ways of operating on a job. While these norms are functional, they are not always safe, with organizations at risk if the unwritten rules overtake...
Photo courtesy of Phillips 66
A Phillips 66 marshaller at work.
Ground Handlers & Service Providers

Don’t Sleep On the Dangers of Fatigue

Aug. 13, 2020
Getting the correct amount and right quality of sleep can be the difference between a safe, productive day and disaster.


Eric Byer

VP, Government & Industry Affairs

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FBOs & Tenants

NATA Welcomes Three New Members to Board of Directors

June 16, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced its 2022-2023 Board of Directors, following its Annual Meeting of the Membership held in conjunction with its Aviation...
Business & General Aviation

NATA Recognizes Ryan Waguespack’s Tireless Service to NATA and the Business Aviation Community

June 15, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) expresses our sincere appreciation for Ryan Waguespack’s faithful service to the Association and dedication to furthering the...
Business & General Aviation

NATA Welcomes Ken Thompson, New Senior Advisor for Maintenance

June 7, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces that FAA and industry veteran Ken Thompson has joined NATA’s regulatory team as Senior Advisor, specializing in business...
Sustainable Aviation Fuel

President Biden Voices Support for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

April 13, 2022
President Joe Biden reaffirmed the Administration’s commitment to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and recognized it as a pivotal component in the aviation industry reaching its...
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Trade Associations & Events

Aeroplex Group Partners Becomes First Airport Developer Certified to NATA Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses

Feb. 15, 2022
Aeroplex Group Partners (Aeroplex), headquartered in Long Beach, California, has become the first airport developer to self-certify under NATA’s Sustainability Standard for Aviation...
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Trade Associations & Events

NATA Welcomes Keith DeBerry as Senior Vice President of Safety & Education

Jan. 7, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announces that Keith DeBerry has been named senior vice president of Safety and Education. DeBerry has served as NATA’s Senior...
Trade Associations & Events

NATA Statement on the 5G Launch Delay

Jan. 6, 2022
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released the following statement on the two-week delay of 5G services launch. NATA has led the charge for aviation businesses...
Fuel Distributors, Suppliers, & Manufacturers

Aviation Groups Encourage Congress to Increase Funding for Alternative Fuels Program

Nov. 3, 2021
The Alternative Fuels for General Aviation program enables the support of fuel research and safety certification activities necessary to identify and secure approval and deployment...
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M. Johanna (Sigmond) O’Toole

NATA Mourns the Loss of Longtime Colleague and Friend M. Johanna O’Toole

Nov. 2, 2021
On behalf of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) membership and staff, President and CEO Timothy Obitts expressed sorrow over the sudden loss of longtime staff ...