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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Action Call - Save the Contract Tower Program

Please call your United States Senators today and urge them to sign the letter below, which is being circulated by Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) requesting the FAA to keep the 149 contract towers open beyond June 15th.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Membership Update - Congress Approves Bill To End FAA Furloughs of Air Traffic Controllers

Congress has approved legislation to end FAA furloughs of air traffic controllers. The bill allows Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood to transfer up to $253 million in unused AIP discretionary funds to keep air traffic controllers working through the end of the fiscal year. The legislation will now be sent to the President for signature.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

FAA Delays Tower Closure Date

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its decision to delay the closure of 149 federal contract towers until June 15th.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Federal Excise Tax Working Group Update

NATA scheduled and held an IRS-FET working group meeting with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on March 26th to discuss the conclusions reached by the Service that are contrary to several long-standing commercial Federal Excise Tax (FET) revenue rulings – namely that commercial FET is applicable to the amounts paid by aircraft owners for contracted aircraft management services.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

FCC Rulemaking on Emergency Locator Transmitters

The FCC has issued proposed rules that could affect the use of Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELT) that broadcast solely on 121.5 MHz. The FCC’s proposed rules would ban the manufacture, sale and importation of any ELT that broadcasts solely on 121.5 MHz.

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