New NATA President Pledges Cooperation


The National Air Transport Association’s new president is pledging close cooperation with NBAA, AOPA and other aviation organizations as he settles into the job. Tom Hendricks, a former Delta Air Lines chief pilot, came to NATA from Airlines For America (A4A and formerly known as the Air Transport Association) and although his group is oriented toward jet-fuel-burning enterprises, he said in a podcast interview there is plenty of common ground between his and others’ aviation groups.

Hendricks said he’s been warmly received by the other organizations and he’s looking forward to NATA’s being involved with issues in Washington and wherever else they may crop up. He noted that air transportation is a fundamental need to the economy and social structure of the U.S. and part of the job is making sure people understand just how much they rely upon it.