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  1. FedEx Takes Delivery of ATR’s First Dedicated Freighter

    ATR announced that FedEx Express, a FedEx Corp subsidiary, received its first-ever purpose-built turboprop regional freighter. This ATR 72-600F will join the world's largest express transportation…

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  2. Santa Will Visit the Military Aviation Museum

    Santa will be visiting the Military Aviation Museum on Saturday, December 19 from Noon until 2pm. Children 12 and under will be admitted free with a letter to Santa. Regular admission rates apply for…

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  3. IATA Seeks ‘Essential Worker’ Status for Aviation Employees

    At least one trade group is seeking to have aviation sector employees considered as essential workers as plans to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine are created. The International Air Transport…

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  4. Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft flies at Stuttgart Airport

    The latest generation of the world's first four-seater hydrogen fuel cell aircraft, the Hy4, has now been unveiled at Stuttgart Airport. The latest generation of the Hy4's propulsion system recently…

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  5. Shults Inducted into Air & Space Hall of Fame

    Tammie Jo Shults, a retired Southwest Airlines pilot, has been inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame in San Diego. Once a female pioneer as a U.S. Navy aviator, Shults is…

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  6. Teacher Takes Flight to Inspire STEM Students

    A federal grant issued last year to Winchester Public Schools is making it possible for John Kerr and Quarles Elementary School teachers to gain real-world insights into the aviation industry so…

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  7. FAA Green Lights Vaccine

    Pilots and air traffic controllers have been authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to get Pfizer's Coronavirus vaccine, but they must wait 48 hours before getting into the cockpit or…

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  8. ICAO Looks to Innovation in Aviation

    ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano told the ICAO Global Symposium on the Implementation of Innovation in Aviation, "With each new decade comes new opportunities for innovation, and I…

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  9. Chuck Yeager, Pilot Who Broke the Sound Barrier, Dies at 97

    Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier when he tested the X-1 in October 1947, although the feat was not announced to the public until 1948. His second wife, Victoria, confirmed to CNN Monday night…

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  10. Father-Daughter Pilot Duo Celebrates Birthday and Retirement

    Fiona Austin-McDonald took to social media to wish her father, Wade Austin-McDonald a happy 65th birthday while simultaneously congratulating him on his retirement after 44 years of being a pilot. A…

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  11. COVID Vaccine Not Yet Allowed for Pilots

    While the Food and Drug Administration might approve a COVID-19 vaccination later this week, the Federal Aviation Administration has not decided whether pilots will be allowed to get the vaccine and…

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  12. Virtual Social Event Held for 21st Commercial Resupply Services Launch

    This online event will take place tomorrow at 11:39 AM EST and is hosted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Join NASA for the 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21)…

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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