Jim Sweeney elected Chairman of NATA Board of Directors
Fargo, ND, May 2, 2012 – Jim Sweeney, President of Fargo Jet Center, has been elected chairman of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Board of Directors.
Sweeney’s involvement with NATA started in 1995 when Fargo Jet Center began operations on Hector International Airport. He joined the board of Directors in 2010. Sweeney will serve as chairman this year and finish out his term on the board in 2014.
“NATA and its programs are of high value to many aviation businesses and those who operate aircraft,” says Sweeney. “Programs like the NATA Safety 1st program, the industry standard for aviation ground service staff, are a necessity for Fargo Jet Center and other aviation service companies around the state.” Resources like the Safety 1st program, industry focused webinars and working committees focusing on regulatory issues from air charter to safety and security all benefit aviation businesses across America.
Sweeney’s involvement on the NATA board brings a voice from North Dakota to a national level. NATA advocates for aviation in Washington DC on issues that impact the entire United States. Recent issues like the opposition of user fees, support of Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization and the large aircraft security program impact all of aviation in ND. Serving on the board, Sweeney brings a 1st hand account of how these issues are impacting our state.
About NATA: NATA, the voice of aviation business, is the public policy group representing the interests of aviation businesses before Congress and the federal agencies.
About Fargo Jet Center: Fargo Jet Center was founded in 1995 and is a recognized worldwide provider of aviation services. Based in Fargo, ND, FJC was ranked last year as one of the top 10 aviation service companies in North and South America. Fargo Jet Center is a full service operation including aircraft fueling, award winning maintenance organization and operates a fleet of charter aircraft, a flight school, and provides aircraft management services.
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