The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is building on its efforts to reach further into advanced air mobility (AAM) matters as it rounded out its recently formed AAM Committee and held a town hall to dig into a range of issues. The town hall enabled the AAM community to connect with committee members and other NATA policy leaders and collectively discuss issues such as operations, ground infrastructure, safety, maintenance, security, and ground handling training.
In addition, the committee named two co-chairs: Craig Teasdale, v-p of operations at Ferrovial Vertiports, who will provide an infrastructure focus, and Toni Drummond, U.S. president of Titan Aviation, who brings a flight operations focus to the committee. Besides infrastructure and air charter operations development, the committee has outlined a strategic vision that also focused on legislative and regulatory priorities, community education, and industry relations.
“With the advent of emerging technologies, the aviation business industry needs a unified approach to modernization of both our infrastructure and operational framework. Communication, collaboration, and cooperation across all aviation verticals over the next decade will be key to creating a healthy and vibrant AAM ecosystem,” said NATA president and CEO Curt Castagna. “NATA appreciates the committees’ work to examine potential challenges, seek opportunities, and identify solutions that will assist our members today, tomorrow, and 10 years from now.”