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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. FAA expects air traffic delays in Florida and East Coast this weekend

    The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) strongly encourage pilots to: Plan ahead as much as possible. File flight plans early, and…

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  21. Angel Flight Networks Work Together to Fly Those in Need

    Founded in 1981, Corporate Angel Network (CAN) provides transportation for cancer patients by pairing empty seats - on both private and corporate planes - with qualified patients who need the rides…

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  22. U.S. DOT Issues Two Drone Rules

    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced final rules for Unmanned Aircraft (UA), commonly known as drones. The new rules will require Remote…

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  23. Aviation Art Contest Deadline Approaching

    If you know someone between the ages of 6 and 17 who is looking for an artistic outlet, then the Young Artist Contest is a great opportunity for them to show off those creative art skills. The…

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  24. Women's Air Race Classic Cancelled for 2021

    The Air Race Classic is the epicenter of women's air racing in the United States. Pilots range in age from 17 to 90 years old and over 100 women participate each year. They come from a wide variety…

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  25. Honorary Flyover for Alfred Thomas Farrar Held in Lynchburg

    Fourteen planes flew through the cold, cloudy Lynchburg sky Saturday, December 26, 2020 to recognize the service and devotion of one man who was part of a landmark group of pilots, the Tuskegee…

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