What’s New for the Upcoming Annual Ground Handling Safety Symposium | September 11-12 Ashburn, VA

On September 11-12 in Ashburn, VA (IAD), attendees of NATA’s Ground Handling Safety Symposium (GHSS) will participate in open forum discussions focused on the operational safety needs of FBOs and other GA ground handlers. In NATA’s latest podcast, hear more about how we’re expanding opportunities to collaborate and share what’s happening in the world of ground handling safety. For more information or to register, please visit www.nata.aero/ghss.

Tips: Securing a Spot on The FBO Status Map

Companies that are qualified to be listed on the FBO Status Map must have all of their line service personnel enrolled or certified in a PLST or Supervisor program. Also, their training status must not be listed as “lapsed” or “expired”.

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To ensure your spot on the map, here are some general tips and guidelines to follow:

  • Keep your “all students” list clean.
    • If there is someone that no longer works for you, mark them inactive. We won’t know a student no longer works for you if they are on your active all students list.
    • If there are employees who do not and will not use training, they should not be on your active all students list.
  • Utilize groups to organize your “all students” list.
    • To be listed on the FBO Status Map, only your line service personnel must be enrolled or certified in a PLST or Supervisor program. To make sure we can see who is classified as line service and who isn’t, keep your students organized in groups. The groups function is found under the Student Management tab and then the “Organize Students” icon.mceclip0
      • Ex. Have groups of your students titled:
        • Line Service Personnel
        • Customer Service Reps
        • Management
  • Keep your students as up-to-date as possible with their training!

When it comes time for an FBO Status Map update and you get a notification email that you have questions or concerns about, feel free to contact us at safety1st@nata.aero! We would be happy to discuss how to make sure you are included on the Map.

NATA Safety 1st Is Seeking Member Photos of Ground Handling Operations

NATA Safety 1st is currently redeveloping its online training content to incorporate improvements and new features suggested by our members and users. As part of this process, we are seeking new photographs of ground handling activities, such as aircraft fuel and oil servicing, quality control checks, and towing operations. If your company is interested in sharing photos of ground handling operations at your facilities, and possibly having these images featured in the redeveloped NATA Safety 1st training program, please contact our Trainer/Content Manager Steve Berry at sberry@nata.aero.

NATA’s Safety 1st Launches Online Training Programs for HAZMAT and Regulated Garbage Handling

HAZMAT and Reg GarbageResponding to member input, NATA Safety 1st recently unveiled new HAZMAT and Regulated Garbage online training programs.

The handling of HAZMAT and regulated garbage carries serious penalties and consequences if done improperly. NATA, as the leading provider of training for aviation businesses, is proud to expand our online training program to include these vital topics. The programs are specifically designed for FBOs, charter operators, flight crews, and ground personnel.

HAZMAT Will-Carry

  • Meets requirements for aircraft operators that choose to carry HAZMAT/dangerous goods
  • Reviews definitions, terms, regulations and standards
  • Defines will-carry and will-not-carry operations
  • Provides additional resources and checklists

HAZMAT Will-Not-Carry

  • Designed for air carriers that do not carry HAZMAT/dangerous goods and FBOs that desire to provide awareness training for employees
  • Reviews definitions, terms, regulations and standards
  • Prepares employees to recognize HAZMAT classifications and markings associated with dangerous goods
  • Provides additional resources and checklists

Regulated Garbage

  • The proper handling and disposal of aircraft regulated garbage
  • Assists aviation businesses in meeting the training requirements to stay compliant
  • Reviews standard operating procedures
  • Provides additional useful materials

Please visit individual program pages to view which USDA and DOT training requirements are met. For more information, please visit http://nata.aero/Safety-1st.aspx