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

  1. Airlines Shift Marketing Focus

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cripple the airline industry, major airlines are shifting from their efforts to attract business passengers and are, instead, targeting a much smaller pool of…

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  2. 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII Flyovers to Proceed

    To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, aerial tributes in Hawaii and Washington D.C. will take place in August and September. After lengthy discussions and coordination with…

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  3. Survey Says That Passengers Want Empty Middle Seats

    New data shows that passengers want to see middle seats empty — and are willing to pay for it. According to a survey completed by Atmosphere Research, passengers are willing to pay 16-17% more…

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  4. SFAR Extensions to Continue as Needed

    The FAA is working to provide predictability without degrading safety as it shapes the special rules that are helping keep general and business aviation operating during the coronavirus pandemic, FAA…

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  5. Insuring Against COVID-19

    Emirates Airline is offering customers COVID-19 insurance in an effort to fill its planes. And the airline has started flying it A380s after parking them for four months due to the…

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  6. NBAA Launches Initiative to Help Get BizAv Back to Work

    Helping the business aviation industry get back to work is the focus of a new effort launched today by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). BizAv Back to Work is the association's…

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  7. EAA’s Inaugural Spirit of Aviation Week a Success

    An unprecedented effort to bring the EAA community at Oshkosh to aviation fans around the world was a success on July 21-25, as EAA's inaugural Spirit of Aviation Week drew enthusiasts from…

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  8. Women in Aviation Advisory Board Created

    Six Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University alumnae were recently named to the newly formed Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB), which is tasked with developing strategies and recommendations for…

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  9. Southwest Changes Its Cleaning Protocol

    While the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 global pandemic, airlines have been focused on enhanced cleaning and sanitization processes as a way to reassure customers that it is safe to…

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  10. GA Airports Are Vital For Community Success

    At cities across America, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) will host small focus groups of 10 or less community and aviation stakeholders to discuss how rural airports serve as the…

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  11. Virginia to Launch Unmanned Aerial Systems Flight Information Exchange

    The Virginia Department of Aviation (DOAV) and Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) today announced the launch of the Virginia Flight Information Exchange pilot program, a tool that will allow…

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  12. Virginia Aviation Award Nominations Deadline is August 7

    There is still time left to nominate those individuals who deserve to be recognized within the aviation field. The Virginia Department of Aviation is asking that you think about the people and…

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  13. King Air 360 Debuts

    Textron unveiled it King Air 360 and 360ER versions as noticeable makeovers to the legendary King Air turboprop. Three of the key features include new autothrottles; digital pressurization…

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  14. Cirrus Offers New Jet Ownership Program

    Want to own a personal jet but don't know how to fly or maintain one? Cirrus Aircraft has created VisionAir, a completely turnkey program that includes everything needed to own, operate and manage a…

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  15. CAP Teams with Unmanned Safety Institute on UAS Safety and Education

    Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading aviation-based safety training and industry certification provider for unmanned operations, has teamed with Civil Air Patrol (CAP) to address unmanned…

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  16. Aviation Photo Contest Requests Variety of Aircraft

    Do you have photos from when you flew over Virginia's mountains, beaches or other scenic locations? Do you have an awesome vintage or modern aircraft photo you want to share? Well, the Virginia…

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  17. SpaceX Returns NASA Astronauts to Earth

    After a two-month trip to International Space Station, the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour carrying NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley returned to Earth on August 2, 2020 off the coast of…

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  18. G700 surpasses 100 test flights

    For those looking to purchase a new long-range business jet in 2022, Gulfstream's new G700 has surpassed 100 test flights and finished company flutter testing. The company expects to make the first…

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  19. FAA Requires Reexamination of Some Pilots

    The FAA recently sent out a notice advising that individuals holding pilot certificates with various ratings who were tested by Michael A. Puehler of Cincinanati, Ohio must be reexamined to ensure…

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  20. EAA SkillScore 2.0 Pilot Proficiency Tracker Enhances Flying Skills

    The newly enhanced 2.0 version of the SkillScore Tracker from the Experimental Aircraft Association has expanded technology that makes more detailed information available so pilots can gauge their…

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  21. Boeing Announces End of 747 Production and Other Adjustments

    In an update given to employees on July 29, Boeing President Dave Calhoun noted that "These past few months have been unlike anything we've seen. The pandemic's effect on our communities and…

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  22. Avionics Showcase Connects Pilots and Technology

    The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) has launched its Pilot's Guide Showcase, a new digital stage highlighting everything from features and functions of the latest avionics equipment to the…

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  23. TSA at Richmond International Using New Checkpoint Technology

    The Transportation Security Administration officers at Richmond International Airport (RIC) are using Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) that confirms the validity of a traveler's…

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  24. CleanFlying Coalition Promotes Best Health Practices

    The COVID-19 pandemic has driven the creation of the CleanFlying Coalition, a not-for-profit group committed to promoting and implementing best practices related to health. Organized by FlightAware…

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  25. Liberty University Offers New Aviation Degrees

    Liberty University School of Aeronautics (LUSOA) has added two degrees to its growing academic offerings — a Master of Science (M.S.) in Aeronautics and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Aviation…

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