Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. NATA’s regulatory affairs staff liaises with the agency and industry stakeholders on numerous Aviation Rulemaking Committees (ARCs) and working groups to address safety, training, airspace, compliance, and certification issues.

Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI)
General Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC)
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B)
Consistency of Regulatory Interpretation ARC
Air Carrier Training ARC
Airspace Access Priorities ARC
Spaceport Categorization ARC


Government Shutdown

Oversight and Renewal Requirements for Certain Designees Impacted by the Government Shutdown

On January 28, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a memo to all Flight Standards and Aircraft Certification Offices to allow for the deviation of the FAA Orders and Policy that address training, oversight and renewal requirement due dates for certain designees impacted by the December 2018 government shutdown. This deviation allows FAA personnel to extend the due date for designee recurrent training, oversight, and renewal for those due on or after December 22, 2018, to April 30, 2019. This means that designees in good standing, including Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) holders may continue to perform authorized functions in an active status. As always, after reading the memo, if you have further question, consult your local FAA office.