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GA Groups Oppose U.S. Senate Bill That Would Close Missouri’s St. Clair Regional Airport

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and National Air Transportation Association (NATA) have urged key members of the U.S. Senate to forgo legislation that could close St. Clair … Continue reading

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AOPA & NATA Presidents Address Aviation Business Leaders At Minnesota Aviation Trades Conference

BLOOMINGTON, MINN. – Mark Baker, President of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), and Tom Hendricks, President of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), were featured speakers at the Minnesota Aviation Trades Conference, March 21, 2014 in Bloomington, Minnesota. The … Continue reading

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Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Award Nominees Sought

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is seeking nominations for its 2014 Aviation Maintenance Technician Employer Award Program. This award program is designed to recognize companies that employ aviation maintenance technicians (AMT) and encourages and supports AMT training. The award … Continue reading

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AOPA, NATA & GAMA Welcome Confirmation of Foxx As U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2013) – The presidents and CEOs of at least three general aviation organizations – Craig Fuller of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA); Thomas L. Hendricks of the National Air Transportation Association; and Pete Bunce of the General … Continue reading

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Contract Towers To Remain Open

Alexandria, VA, May 10, 2013 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that it will keep open the 149 contract towers the agency slated for closure on June 15th. As a result of a budget impasse between Congress and … Continue reading

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Priester Aviation Names Andy Priester President & CEO

WHEELING, ILL. – Andrew (Andy) Priester has been named president and chief executive officer of Priester Aviation, LLC, the third generation of the family-owned and operated company headquatered at Chicago Executive Airport (PWK) in Wheeling, Illinois. The torch was originally … Continue reading

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Illinois Aviation Conference Soars To New Heights

Springfield, Ill. – The Illinois Aviation Conference will be held May 15-16, 2013 at the iWireless Center/Radisson Hotel in Moline, Illinois. The Illinois Aviation Trades Association, Illinois Public Airports Association and the Illinois Department of Transportation Aeronautics Division (IDOT) sponsor … Continue reading

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Illinois Aviation Conference Addresses Fuel Fraud Taxes & Unfair Competition

by Jim Bildilli ST. CHARLES, ILL. – The 2012 Illinois Aviation Conference was held May 22-23, 2012 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, and started with a hangar party at the DuPage County Airport. Kicking off the first … Continue reading

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NATA Launches State Advocacy Network

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – 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 volunteer liaisons between member businesses, state legislatures, and the association. “General aviation … Continue reading

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Fargo Jet Center President Named Chairman of NATA

ALEXANDRIA, VA. – James Sweeney, President of Fargo Jet Center in Fargo, N.D., is the incoming chairman of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), replacing Todd Duncan of Duncan Aviation in Lincoln, Neb. NATA represents the interests of general aviation … Continue reading

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