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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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Monday, May 2, 2011

Petition For Exemption; Summary Of Petition Received NetJets Aviation, Inc.

NetJets Aviation Inc. (NetJets) has petitioned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a permanent exemption from the regulations contained in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 43.3(g) (14 CFR 43.3(g)), that prohibit pilots from performing preventative maintenance, specifically updates to flight management system navigational databases, on aircraft used in operations under 14 CFR Part 135. NATA fully supports this request for exemption and asks that it be approved by the FAA without further delay.

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