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  1. Materials and Tools Tax Exemption Extended

    On Wednesday, March 2, 2022, Governor Youngkin signed into law HB 462. The bill, whose patron was Delegate Terry Austin (R-Botetourt), extends the aviation materials and tools sales and use tax…

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  2. Groundbreaking for New Hangars at Winchester Regional Airport

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    A groundbreaking ceremony for the KOKV Hangars project at Winchester Regional Airport was held on Friday, February 18. Purcellville-based TMG Construction Corporation hosted the groundbreaking for…

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  3. Delta Airlines Forms Partnership with Hampton University

    Delta has formed a partnership with Hampton University as part of its Propel Collegiate Pilot Career Path program. It's the airline's first partnership with a historically black university…

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  4. Charles J. Colgan Scholarship Available for Students

    The annual Charles J. Colgan Scholarship is awarded to a well deserving Virginia resident High School, Technical School senior or College/University undergraduate who is pursuing an aviation related…

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  5. Allegiant Air Adding New Service from Roanoke to Nashville

    A flight from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) to Nashville International Airport (BNA) has been added by Allegiant Air. Service will begin on April 21, 2022 and will operate on Thursdays…

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  6. Aviation, Aerospace and UAS Legislative Reception

    The Virginia Aviation Business Association held the annual Aviation, Aerospace and UAS Legislative reception at Main Street Station in Richmond on February 2. More than 430 guests from across the…

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  7. Massanutten Technical Center Receives Aircraft Donation

    Massanutten Technical Center is starting an aviation maintenance technology school in 2022-23 and it now has a hands-on tool for students to learn through practical application. The small technical…

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  8. Greg Campbell Appointed Director of Virginia Department of Aviation

    Gov. Glenn Youngkin has appointed Greg Campbell as the Director of the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV). His first day at the agency – based at Richmond International Airport –…

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  9. Virginia Entities Awarded Aviation Workforce Development Grants by the FAA

    Two Virginia entities have been awarded Aviation Workforce Development grants by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to help educate the next generation of pilots and other aviation…

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  10. New Food Option at Hampton Roads Executive Airport

    The Hampton Roads Executive Airport announced that it has added a selection of food options for your convenience and dining enjoyment. The food truck "Get Stuffed" will be open every Friday and…

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  11. VATSP 2022 Purpose, Goals, and Objectives

    The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) is making progress on the Virginia Air Transportation System Plan (VATSP) 2022. A focus of the VATSP 2022 is to develop a modern system plan that will serve…

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  12. DOAV Held Ambassador Passport Review and Jacket Fitting

    The Virginia Department of Aviation held an Ambassador Program passport review and jacket fitting on Wednesday, January 12. Nine ambassadors traveled to the DOAV headquarters at Richmond…

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  13. Delta Airlines Removes College Degree Requirement for Pilots

    Delta airlines has announced that it is removing the requirement that its pilot candidates have a four-year college degree. It is now "preferred". The Atlanta-based carrier becomes the last major…

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  14. FAA Looking for Experienced Controllers

    On Friday, January 7, 2022, the FAA announced that experienced air traffic controllers may apply for FAA positions until January 13, 2022. The announcement is open to candidates who have maintained…

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  15. Virtual IA Renewal Series Offered by Concorde

    The Concorde Battery Corporation is offering an FAA Approved Virtual IA Renewal Series in January of 2022. These programs provide required education for aviation maintenance professionals to allow…

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  16. National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

    In recognition of National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, an informational event on the Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI) will be held on January 13th at 2:00pm EST. During the webinars…

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  17. DOAV’s 2021 Photo Contest Winners Selected

    This year the annual photo contest entries showed an immense variety of aviation activities that take place across the Commonwealth. The Virginia Department of Aviation is proud to announce the top…

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  18. Northern Virginia Airports Expected to be Back to 80% Pre-Covid Levels

    Northern Virginia's two main airports are seeing a rise in passenger totals and expected to be back to more than 80 percent pre-pandemic levels in 2022. Passenger totals are not expected to surpass…

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  19. Aviation Ambassadors Passport Review Day Scheduled for January 12

    The Virginia Department of Aviation will hold an Aviation Ambassadors program passport review and jacket fitting on Wednesday, January 12. The event will take place at the department building at 5702…

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  20. 2022 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Rescheduled

    On December 21, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced the postponement of the 2022 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2022), which was scheduled for Jan. 18-21…

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  21. United Flight Using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Sets Precedent

    The first commercial flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) took place on December 1. United flight 2701 from Chicago to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) served as an…

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  22. Silent Falcon Debuts New Facility

    Silent Falcon UAS Technologies hosted an open house December 15 to showcase its new East Coast headquarters at Front Royal Warren County Airport. The company converted a former box hangar at the…

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  23. DOAV held Aviation Ambassador Passport Review and Jacket Fitting

    The Virginia Department of Aviation held an Ambassador Program passport review and jacket fitting on Wednesday, December 8. Eight ambassadors who completed the program by visiting all 65 public-use…

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  24. ICON A5 Visited Deep Run High School for Educational Program

    The ICON A5 Introduction to Flight Program, which is a new and free aviation education program offered by the Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV), traveled to Deep Run High School in Glen Allen…

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  25. Virginia Aviation Art Contest Deadline is January 10

    It's time to pick up your markers, paintbrushes and crayons and create your perfect aircraft for the International Aviation Art Contest. The annual Aviation Art Contest is for students ages 6-17, and…

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