National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education

National Air Transportation Association

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National Air Transportation Association

NATA is the national association of aviation business service providers. Our mission is to be the leading national trade association representing the business interests of General Aviation service companies on legislative and regulatory matters at the Federal level, to provide education, services, and benefits to our members to help ensure their long-term economic success, and to provide for the well-being and continuity of the Association.

In order to achieve its mission NATA established a second organization called the National Air Transportation Foundation. NATF s mission is to enhance the safety and quality of service provided the flying public by assisting aviation businesses in the education and training of their employees. To accomplish its mission, the Foundation will:

  • Foster relationships with colleges, universities and technical schools so that the education and training needs of aviation business are included in courses of study
  • Develop specific education and training materials and programs, not otherwise available or affordable, to help aviation businesses better serve their customers and thereby succeed
  • Support the Safety 1st program to promote safe handling of general aviation aircraft
  • Maintain and provide up-to-date education and training information
  • Develop apprenticeship and internship programs to provide general aviation businesses with a steady flow of qualified personnel while providing affordable career opportunities
  • Award academic and flight training scholarships, thereby assisting outstanding candidates to pursue careers in aviation service businesses
  • Provide information to high school counselors, vocational education centers, technical schools and community colleges on career opportunities in aviation service businesses to ensure the future availability of qualified personnel
  • Promote the benefits of aviation in the community by partnering with other organizations having similar goals

Member Organizations

Members of the NCASE are aviation-related groups, organizations and businesses recognizing the importance of aviation education. Education projects contribute toward an informed and interested public, which is a vital factor in the continued welfare of all aviation activities. For information on how to become a member, CLICK HERE




Our Guide provides a valuable interactive list of groups showing how you can find the books, videos, and the many other resources they have for you!
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Our newsletters provide a way for you and your organization to share your news with the entire community of aviation and aerospace educators.  See what everyone is doing!
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The aerospace and aviation industry offers a multitude of challenging careers for pilots, engineers, scientists, mechanics, teachers, researchers, designers and other professionals.
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Here is a list of award opportunities, with information provided by our Members.  Contact each Member directly with your questions or interests in their awards.  Full contact information is in our NCASE GUIDE.  Now accepting nominations for the Strickler and Crown Circle Awards.  Deadline October 15, 2019.
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