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Monday, December 19, 2011

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Pilot Loading of Navigation and Terrain Awareness Database Updates

NATA applauds the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for initiating this rulemaking to permit pilots, under specified conditions, to update databases for navigation and terrain awareness equipment and supports the concepts contained in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

NPRM Safety Management Systems For Certificated Airports

With this rulemaking, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes changes to Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 139 (Part 139) that would require airports certificated under that part to develop and implement a safety management system (SMS). The proposed changes to Part 139 include required components and functional processes of the required SMS. NATA appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on these proposed changes.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

NATA Comments To DOT On: Docket No. FAA–2010–0247, Safety Enhancements Part 139, Certification of Airports

NATA agrees with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) assessment that “non-movement area safety can be improved with increased training.” NATA has long been a proponent of training for line service personnel and others working in the airport non-movement area.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

VIPR Inspections At Part 1542 Commercial Airports Ongoing

Over the last week, NATA has received reports of a number of visits by Visual Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR) teams at Part 1542 commercial airports. These inspections come as a result of enhanced security measures that have taken place around the country in response to the death of Osama Bin Laden.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Docket No.FAA-2002-11301, Antidrug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Programs for Personnel Engaged in Specified Aviation Activities; Supplemental Regulatory Flexibility Determination

NATA appreciates the opportunity to provide comment on this supplemental regulatory flexibility determination. NATA believes that this proposed regulatory flexibility determination lacks serious analytical rigor, fails to understand fully the diversity and depth of regulated parties and underestimates the costs imposed upon those parties.

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