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

  1. Virginia Aviation Board Meeting to be Held January 14

    The next Virginia Aviation Board Meeting will be held on January 14, 2021. The tentative location will be the Virginia Department of Aviation hangar on Richmond International Airport. More details…

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  2. 50,000th PT6 Engine Produced by Pratt & Whitney

    Pratt & Whitney has produced its 50,000th PT6 turboprop engine – a feat unmatched in the industry, according to company officials. The company made the announcement during NBAA's Virtual…

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  3. Uber Elevate Up For Sale

    Uber Elevate, the company formed to develop a network of self-driving air taxis, soon could be sold to Joby Aviation, according to a report from Axios. Negotiations are underway as Uber CEO Dara…

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  4. Textron Aviation Announces King Air 260

    Textron Aviation announced the new Beechcraft King Air 260 at VBACE 2020, with the model already in production for deliveries to begin in the first half of 2021. The latest entrant in the legendary…

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  5. Manassas Partners with Honey Bee Initiative

    The City has partnered with George Mason University's Honey Bee Initiative (HBI) to place an apiary on property maintained by the Manassas Regional Airport. The vacant property is on the south end of…

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  6. TSA Screens Above 1M During Thanksgiving Travel Period

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported screening more than 1 million airline passengers on four individual days during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, which began Friday…

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  7. STEM Flights Take Aviation Lessons Beyond the Classroom

    Volunteer pilot mentors from STEM Flights flew to Downtown Greenville Airport (KGMU) to meet with local students enrolled in the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's High School STEM Curriculum…

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  8. 5-Bladed Helicopter Earns Type Certification

    The new five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter has earned its FAA type certification. This new version of the twin-engine H145 has also been approved for single-pilot instrument flight rules and…

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  9. NBAA Will Host Virtual Conference and Exhibition

    The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced a robust slate of online sessions, specifically focused on navigating through and beyond a turbulent landscape, as a central part of the…

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  10. Lack of Flight Time is a Concern

    Don't believe that being "rusty" as a pilot is a real thing? Read on. On September 15, an Indonesian flight carrying 307 passengers and 11 crew to the northern city of Medan momentarily veered off…

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  11. DOAV Signs Skyward, A Verizon company, as VA-FIX User

    The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) signed Skyward, A Verizon company, as the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved Unmanned Aerial Systems Service Supplier (USS) as a user of…

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  12. Mohammed Abubakar Went from Aircraft Cleaner to Aircraft Pilot

    The Nigerian native started his 24-year career in aviation as an airplane cleaner with a wage of about $0.50 cents a day. Now, Mohammed Abukar sports a pilot's hat along with his pilot's…

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  13. Karl Stoltzfus Sr. Passes Away

    Dynamic Aviation founder Karl Stoltzfus Sr. passed away Friday night surrounded by his family, according to Stoltzfus' son Michael, CEO of Dynamic Aviation. Michael said his father had been…

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  14. ICAO Issues COVID-19 Manual To Aid in Aviation Recovery

    A "coordinated and consistent risk-based approach to COVID-19 testing" is at the heart of the new Testing and Cross-Border Risk Management Measures Manual published by the International Civil…

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  15. FAA Moving Forward to Enable Safe Integration of Drones

    The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more…

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  16. Women Hold 14% of Top Airline Jobs and Trends Continue to Improve

    FlightGlobal's survey of the crisis-hit airline industry reveals progress has been made on improving the C-suite gender balance over the past 12 months. The world's largest passenger airlines are…

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  17. PHF Pleads for More Seats for Holiday Travel

    Newport News-Williamsburg Airport is working hard to secure additional commercial flight service for members of the military as the holidays approach. During a typical holiday, about 400…

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  18. Udvar-Hazy Center Will Temporarily Close Due to Rising Covid-19 Cases

    As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center will close starting November 23, 2020. They are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on…

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  19. NASA Working On Advanced Air Mobility

    When someone says "NASA," the usual image conjured up is outer space. But NASA has a large role in both manned and unmanned aviation as well. This week, NASA announced two new participants in its…

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  20. Pilot Training Experts See Oversupply as Temporary

    Major airlines and regional carriers in 2019 were promoting career pathway programs to combat the wide gap between pilot supply and demand that was expected in the coming decades. Since then, travel…

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  21. Dynamic Aviation to Create 207 New Jobs in Rockingham County

    Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Dynamic Aviation, a leading provider of special-mission aviation solutions for government and commercial organizations worldwide, will invest $47.9 million…

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  22. Aviation Will Be Critical Player In COVID Vaccination Effort

    While much of the world has watched with great anticipation the work of scientists and researchers to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, very few people have given any thought as to how the vaccine will…

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  23. Women in Aviation Redefine what 'Social Influencer' Means

    A group of young women from all around the world are taking to Instagram to redefine what it means to be a social influencer. They aren't giving makeup tips or fashion advice. Instead, they have…

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  24. Virginia Air & Space Center Changes its Name to Include the Word “Science.”

    The Virginia Air & Space Science Center is proud to announce that, in addition to the $1.5M renovation currently taking place, it is changing its name to more accurately reflect its mission and…

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  25. Speech Recognition Systems for GA Pilots Being Studied

    General Aviation (GA) pilots are needed for a study underway by researchers at Florida Institute of Technology and Purdue University. The online study, partially funded by the Federal Aviation…

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