Happy New Year to all of our NATA supporters! The first week of 2013, though short, was crammed with exciting news and developments. We were delighted with the Senate’s leadership in confirming Michael Huerta as FAA Administrator for a five-year term. What a positive way for our industry to begin the New Year. We look forward to continuing to work with Huerta on NextGen and many other aviation initiatives. He’s a strong leader with great intellect and integrity and the right leader to lead this important government agency.
NATA’s year also got off to a great start by welcoming Jim Coon as Executive Vice President and Amy B. Koranda to her new post as Vice President. Amy, Jim and the staff are diving right in on the development of a strategic plan for the association. Under their guidance, NATA will continue to thrive and lay the groundwork for empowering our members to be safe and successful aviation businesses.
We are also excited about the launch last week of the new NATA Workers’ Compensation Insurance Program™ managed by Beacon Aviation Insurance Services. The new program offers members competitive rates, comprehensive coverages, attractive dividend opportunities, and EZ Pay option plans. In selecting to work with Beacon Aviation Insurance Services, we were particularly pleased by their dedication to providing outstanding customer service to their clients. We’re very happy to extend our congratulations to the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport as the first participant in NATA’s new Workers’ Compensation Insurance program. We are confident that they and other NATA members that participate in the program will be pleased.
In just a few weeks, NATA’s leadership will convene in San Antonio for the association’s first board of directors meeting of 2013. Also that week, our Business Management Committee will meet and the Presidents Council will hold its first dinner engagement this year. All of these events will be held concurrently with NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. NATA will have a booth (#433) and will hold demos and drawings for a cutting-edge new product called NATA’s Aircraft Flight Coordinator Training. We hope to see many of you there.
While we had a lot to be optimistic about in just the first few days of the year, there is much more to come. NATA’s momentum is building, and we’ll be sharing with you many exciting changes as the year progresses. Visit here often to stay updated.