The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is the leading organization representing aviation service businesses such as fixed base operators, charter providers, aircraft management companies including those supporting fractional shareholders, maintenance and repair organizations, flight training and airline service companies.

Founded in 1940, NATA aggressively promotes safety and the success of aviation service businesses through its advocacy efforts before government, the media and the public as well as by providing valuable programs and forums to further its members’ prosperity.

There have been several name changes throughout the years, but the organization has always been known as NATA. And now, as NATA enters its second half-century of industry leadership and service, the association is nearly 2,000 companies strong and fulfills a well-defined role of representing and enhancing the business interests of general aviation service companies. NATA was created and has survived because of the needs of its constituency. It remains, and will remain aggressively strong because of its dedicated membership, a hard-working board of directors and a professional headquarters staff. NATA is an organization that understands the needs of its members and works diligently to fill those needs.