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Welcome to our News Room. Here you will find out what's going on in Virginia aviation.

  1. Lead Emissions from Avgas Focus of New Study

    A study to reduce lead emissions from piston aircraft has found that multiple mitigation strategies are necessary, and that an alternative to aviation gas remains elusive. "Without leaded avgas, tens…

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  2. Groundbreaking for Runway extension at Stafford Regional Airport

    The Stafford Regional Airport will hold a groundbreaking for the extension of its runway on Monday, January 18, 2021, at 11 a.m. The groundbreaking takes place at the airport located at 95 Aviation…

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  3. USGS to Conduct Low-Level Flights in Virginia

    Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey will be conducting low-level flights in central and southern Virginia to image geology at the surface and below ground as part of the Earth MRI project…

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  4. Presidential Inauguration Plans in for Traffic at Washington Airports

    NBAA published information of interest to pilots who may be flying in for the Presidential inauguration. These events historically generate large increases in air traffic headed to the Washington…

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  5. Federal Aviation Administration Adopts Stricter Unruly Passenger Policy

    FAA Administrator Steve Dickson signed an order (PDF) on January 13 directing a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers in the wake of recent, troubling incidents. The FAA…

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  6. DOAV’s Photo Contest Winners Selected

    The Virginia Department of Aviation is proud to announce the top 12 winners of the annual aviation photo contest. First Place: Michael Marra from Richmond, VA. Second Place: Ryan Kelly from Easton…

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  7. CDC to Require COVID Testing for Flights Into the U.S.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a new order requiring pre-departure COVID-19 testing for all passengers arriving to the U.S. from international locations. Starting…

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  8. Archer Partners with Fiat Chrysler on eVTOL Aircraft

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has partnered with Archer, a California-based urban air mobility (UAM) startup, to "accelerate" production of Archer's all-electric vertical takeoff and landing…

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  9. GIP Set To Acquire Signature Aviation

    Signature Aviation, which operates the world's largest FBO network, is on the way to new ownership as its board of directors has reached an agreement with Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) on a…

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  10. FAA Issues Warning to Airline Passengers

    A warning from the Federal Aviation Administration has been issued to everyone traveling to the presidential inauguration via commercial air carrier – causing a safety risk could mean jail time…

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  11. FAA Loses Five Senior Officials

    Five senior officials at the Federal Aviation Administration joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao by resigning in the aftermath of Wednesday's "unprecedented events" at the Capitol. The…

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  12. DC-3 Added to Shannon Air Museum Collection

    Stars & Stripes, an 81-year-old DC-3 commercial airliner, recently moved up the east coast to Spotsylvania County, VA from Georgia. Stars & Stripes has a history dating back to 1940, when the…

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  13. NTSB Wants FAA to Improve CFI Tracking

    In response to the 2019 fatal crash of a Beech King Air in Hawaii, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued a set of recommendations to the Federal Aviation Administration to increase…

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  14. FLYtionary Voting Begins for Creative Flight Paths

    Fellow sisters of the Ninety-Nines submitted their most creative flight path and now It's up to you to decide who is the most creative pilot and winner of FLYtionary! Like all flights, pilots needed…

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  15. FAA Outlines Information Needed for Supersonic Flight Tests

    The FAA took another step toward facilitating the development of civil supersonic aircraft with the release of a final rule today that clarifies procedures for obtaining special flight authorizations…

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  16. Transportation Workers to Receive Vaccine

    Gov. Ralph Northam yesterday pledged to increase the pace of Coronavirus vaccine inoculations and announced that workers in transportation fields would be included in the essential worker…

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  17. Prohibitions Grow for Emotional Support Animals

    American Airlines will join Alaska Airlines in a ban on allowing emotional support animals in its cabins. The change does not apply to certified service dogs or to dogs and cats that are small…

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  18. Female CO Will Command Aircraft Carrier for First Time

    The Navy recently announced that Capt. Amy Bauernschmidt will assume command of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) marking the first time a female commanding officer will lead the crew of one of the Navy's…

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  19. Women in Aviation Featured as Statues at DAL

    A pop-up exhibit on view now through March 9 at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) features 3D printed statues of contemporary women working in aviation or aerospace-related fields and includes…

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  20. Webinar for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Pilots and Operators

    DRONERESPONDERS will facilitate a monthly webinar conversation on Unmanned Systems with Michael O'Shea, Program Manager, FAA UAS Integration Office, on the second Wednesday of every month at 4 p.m…

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  21. New From the Flight Deck Video Highlights Hold Short Instructions

    Every airport is unique, and complex runway and taxiway configurations can lead pilots to make mistakes in the air and on the ground. The latest addition to the FAA's From the Flight Deck video…

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  22. Amazon Acquires Additional Aircraft

    Amazon has acquired 11 Boeing 767-300s in its first-ever direct purchase of aircraft. The company bought seven aircraft from Delta Air Lines and four from Canada's WestJet. The purchases were made…

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  23. FAA Establishes New Airport Grant Program For COVID Relief

    The FAA has established the new Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program to distribute $2 billion in funds designated to provide economic relief for airports impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19)…

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  24. Drone Operator Facing Huge Fines

    An unlicensed drone pilot is facing a total of $182,000 in fines for repeated violations of fundamental rules governing drone flights. The Federal Aviation Administration proposed the fines after…

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  25. NASM STEM in 30 Program for Middle School Students

    STEM in 30 is an Emmy-nominated program for middle school students produced by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. New episodes are released every month, followed by an Air and Space…

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