NATA Issues Statement Regarding Ethical Conduct for General Aviation Businesses

Washington, DC, March 8, 2018 – Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) issued the “Statement Regarding Ethical Conduct” for general aviation businesses – outlining the Association’s ongoing commitment to promoting the highest ethical standards and integrity throughout the industry. NATA’s Board of Directors met in February to discuss fulfilling the vital need for all aviation businesses to adopt and adhere to a code of ethics that enforces company values, promotes fair business practices and deters wrongdoing.

“The heart of NATA’s mission is to empower general aviation businesses to act safely and with integrity. It is these attributes that have historically been a key part of the success of the general aviation industry. NATA’s Board of Directors firmly believes that general aviation businesses should adhere to the ethical principles of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect. NATA strongly encourages general aviation businesses to establish and enforce a code of ethics using these four guiding principles,” stated NATA President Martin H. Hiller on behalf of NATA’s Board of Directors.

“NATA’s Board of Directors recognizes that many general aviation businesses have a code of ethics in place, but believes that all businesses should abide by the guiding principles set forth by a code to ensure the industry continues to prosper. NATA’s Statement Regarding Ethical Conduct is a solid product borne of careful consideration and the fusion of decades of industry experience. We hope that it serves as a guide for our members and aviation businesses everywhere,” added Greg Schmidt, NATA Board Chairman and President & CEO of Pentastar Aviation.

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has been the voice of aviation business for over 75 years. Representing nearly 2,300 aviation businesses, NATA’s member companies provide a broad range of services to general aviation, the airlines and the military and NATA serves as the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies. For more information about NATA, please visit, or