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  1. Sustainable Aviation Fuel at Center of Historic Deal

    Microsoft Corp. and Alaska Airlines have signed a first-of-its-kind deal to ensure the technology giant's employees are flying more sustainably while traveling between the state of Washington and…

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  2. American Airlines Retires the Remainder of their A330 Fleet

    American Airlines confirmed, in its third-quarter financial results announced Thursday, that it would be retiring the remainder of its Airbus A330s. The last of the Airbus widebodies inherited from…

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  3. Bombardier plans to offer 1,000 new paid student internships

    Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has announced that it plans to offer at least 1,000 new paid student internships for the 2020-21 academic year. The company expects that students from more than 30…

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  4. Boeing Finds That Disinfectants Kill Viruses

    A joint study by Boeing and the University of Arizona found that disinfectants already used on aircraft are successful in killing viruses like the one that causes Covid-19. Boeing says the results…

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  5. 737 MAX to Resume Operations

    American Airlines will return the Boeing 737 MAX to service December 29 with a once daily flight between New York City and Miami. While Federal Aviation Administration approval is still under…

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  6. Local Boy Scouts Learn About Aviation and the ICON A5

    The Virginia Department of Aviation had a chance to test out its new ICON A5 educational display to teach Boy Scouts about aviation on Saturday, October 17. DOAV Engineer Alton Jordon wanted to show…

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  7. Military Researchers Study COVID-19 Transmission Risk on Airliners

    In continuing coverage, The CBS Evening News (10/18, story 8, 2:00, Garrett, 1.4M) reported researchers with the US military and DARPA "wanted to know what the exposure risk for viruses like COIVD-19…

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  8. Flight Safety Foundation Establishes UAS Advisory Committee

    The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) has launched the autonomous and remotely piloted aviation systems (ARPAS) advisory committee to address safety considerations in unmanned autonomous and…

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  9. Scholarship and Teacher Grant Programs Available

    Each year the Virginia Department of Aviation puts together its scholarship and grant program for teachers and students. There are three types of student scholarships and one teachers' grant program…

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  10. Study Finds Low Risk of Coronavirus on Flights

    According to a Defense Department study, the risk of catching COVID-19 on a busy airline flight is low. It concluded that someone would have to be sitting next to another passenger, who had…

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  11. Uber, GE Partnership

    Uber chose GE Aviation as its flight data monitoring program provider for its planned fleet of air taxis. Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) is the process of analyzing and reviewing routinely recorded…

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  12. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Historic Commercial

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements Final Rule (PDF)…

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  13. Garmin Moves Training To Virtual Format

    Garmin is transitioning its pilot training programs to a virtual learning format. The new format, which runs through June 2021, will provide students with product knowledge without concerns about…

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  14. Female Helicopter Pilot Breaks Barriers in Nepal

    Priya Adhikari is Nepal's lone female rescue helicopter pilot, risking her life every day to save the mountaineers. She has flown to 6,200 meters above sea level to rescue a climber. The Himalayas…

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  15. Aviation Losses to Exceed $523 Billion

    Two international aviation trade groups are calling on governments to end quarantines as airports and airlines are expected to lose more than $523 Billion globally this year due to the COVID-19…

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  16. Stafford Regional Awarded $5.77 Million

    Just a couple of weeks after receiving two grants (totaling more than $271,000) from the Virginia Aviation Board, Stafford Regional Airport has received a $5.77 million federal grant to extend its…

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  17. Prepare for your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate

    Prepare for your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate and learn more about operating drones safely! Thomas Nelson Community College is offering a virtual course in unmanned aircraft systems this…

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  18. NCAA Legislation Backed by 130 Organizations

    On October 6 legislation backed by a host of aviation organizations including the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, to…

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  19. Museum to open New Exhibit on Women in the Air Force

    The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is opening a new exhibit in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment extending voting rights to women. "Women in the Air Force: From…

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  20. New Nonstop Flights from Norfolk to San Diego Begin January 5

    Norfolk International Airport offers year-round and seasonal nonstop flights to major airports around the country and connections to hundreds more around the globe. The Airport recently announced new…

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  21. Historic KCMH Terminal to Be Restored For Learning Center

    In 1928, Charles Lindbergh personally selected Port Columbus Airport in Columbus, Ohio, as the eastern terminus of Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), one of America's first commercial airlines and…

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  22. FAA Wants Feedback on Preflight Guide

    The FAA has produced a new advisory circular entitled Pilot's Guide to a Preflight Briefing (AC91-92). This advisory circular provides an educational roadmap for the development and implementation…

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  23. Hyundai Targets Flying Car Market

    Hyundai Motor Group, the biggest automobile manufacturer in South Korea, announced that it's planning a full lineup of flying cars that will take to the air and the streets in 2028. Models planned…

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  24. Girls LAUNCH Event to Take Place October 24

    The Organization of Black Professionals (OBAP) is excited to announce the first Girls LAUNCH on October 24, 2020. LAUNCH stands for Learning and Understanding New Career Horizons. This free, virtual…

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  25. BTS Statistics Show Increased Fuel Consumption

    The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released U.S. airlines' August Fuel Cost and Consumption numbers. Fuel consumed by U.S. airlines scheduled…

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