About Us

ATA is dedicated to the training and continued education of professional aviation ground support personnel. A team of aviation experts dedicated to being the premier provider of aviation ground operations training. Our reputations in the industry have earned us consultant and expert witness status and credentials. Offering both on site and online training, we can help you meet and exceed your training needs timely and affordably.

Walter P. Chartrand, a well-respected technical aviation fuel expert and renown presenter has over 35 years’ experience in fuel handling and quality control. He is the “go-to” person for aviation fuel system issues. As a member of the Helicopter Safety Advisory Council, Walter offers assistance in ensuring safe helicopter operations for offshore helidecks as one of the few US based CAP 437 inspectors.

DeborahAnn Cavalcante, brings her own expertise in risk management, safety management systems, auditing, human factors for maintenance, and aviation customer service. Deborah’s 20+ years in the industry include management of the NATA Professional Line Service Training program, FBO trainer and consultant, IS- BAO auditing, and development of human factors I/A renewal training courses.

David M. Ware, with over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, brings his background in transportation logistics along with refinery and terminal operations to the ATA team. David’s extensive fuel knowledge in not just limited to US operations, as he is also an expert in Canadian operations along with the nuances and requirements of B-836 Storage, Handling, and Dispensing of aviation fuels at Canadian Aerodromes.