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

  1. FAA Issues Guidance for Commercial Carriers When an ATC Facility Closes

    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the National Airspace System (NAS) experienced several unplanned ATC facility shutdowns, leaving the designated airspace uncontrolled or controlled by an enroute…

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  2. NBAA Launches New BizAv Back to Work Effort

    The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced a new program called BizAv Back to Work to help their members and the overall business aviation industry reopen. Among the services…

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  3. Drones to be Provided to First Responders

    A leading European drone group, Parrot, has announced a new partnership with the Miami, Florida-based Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) a leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting…

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  4. American Airlines Adjusts Long-Haul Schedule

    As reduced demand for international flights continues due to the COIVD-19 pandemic, American Airlines plans to adjust its long-haul schedule for the end of this year into the summer of 2021. The…

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  5. Sporty’s Virtual Airshow

    From June 29 to August 2, Sporty's will be hosting a virtual airshow across their website and social media. There is a complete schedule of events planned for pilots all around the world. It…

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  6. RedBird Connect is a New Virtual Flight Training Platform

    Redbird Flight Simulations is providing free access to a new product that enables flight instructors to conduct remote flight simulator sessions with students. Redbird is offering the new product for…

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  7. Hawaiian Airlines Resumes Service to Mainland

    Following the lead of several legacy carriers, Hawaiian Airlines plans to resume most of its mainland US routes August 1, when Hawaiian entry restrictions are relaxed. The airline suspended the…

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  8. Virtual And In-Person Summer Aviation Camps For Kids

    Summer is a great time to get immersed in aviation. Feed your kids' appetite for exploration through online and in-person aviation summer camps. Whether you are keeping your kids in because of the…

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  9. New FAA Runway Safety Simulator Animation

    A new FAA Runway Safety Simulation has been released. The animation " The Anatomy of a Wrong Surface Event" is the second in a three part series focusing on causal factors for wrong surface events…

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  10. Aquiline Drones Offers Program to Get Americans Back to Work

    The first Black US-based drone and cloud technology company – Aquiline Drones – is offering a new drone training program called Flight to the Future. The program is designed to help…

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  11. WAI Announces 2021 Scholarships

    Women in Aviation International (WIA) has announced scholarships being offered for 2021. The opportunity to apply for scholarships that help members reach their goals and advance in aviation and…

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  12. United Airlines Plans 25,000 Flights Next Month

    While travel demand remains depressed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of airline passengers nationwide has increased in recent weeks. In response, United Airlines has announced it will…

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  13. Air Education and Training Command Honors First Women Pilots in Air Force

    In honor of the first women who became pilots of the U.S. Air Force, Air Education and Training Command (AETC) officials renamed the Martin Hall Conference Room, the Trailblazer Room, during a…

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  14. 2020 NBAA-BACE Cancels

    The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced today that their 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) has been cancelled. The event, scheduled for Oct. 6-8 in…

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  15. Porter Airlines delays restart to August 31

    Canada's Porter Airlines will restart its operations a month later than previously planned due to ongoing coronavirus-prompted travel restrictions that continue to make business difficult. The…

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  16. Aviation for Girls App Coming in September

    Women in Aviation International is launching an Aviation for Girls app on Sept. 26, 2020. The free app will help WAI deliver a virtual "Girls in Aviation Day" that it says will be bigger and more…

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  17. 2020 Reno Air Races Cancelled

    Due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the 2020 STIHL National Championship Air Races, scheduled for September 16-20 in Reno, Nevada, have been cancelled. The Reno Air Races Association felt…

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  18. Virginia Airport Manager Elected Secretary Treasurer of AAAE

    AAAE Leaders for 2020-2021 recently took office. The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is the world's largest professional organization representing individuals who work at…

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  19. Transport Canada Proposes New Drone Rule

    Two manned aviation groups are opposing a proposal by Transport Canada that would allow drones weighing up to 1,430 pounds (similar to a Cessna 152) to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)…

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  20. Mountain Empire Airport Grateful for Corporate and Military Activity

    Parallel to Interstate 81 in Smyth County, Virginia, you can find this gem of an airport and the increase of military activity can be seen and heard from the ground. Mountain Empire Airport (KMKJ)…

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  21. Richmond International Airport Begins New Cleaning Methods

    The pandemic has made everyone rethink about our health and safety practices and our airports are doing everything they can to keep you safe if you need to travel right now. New cleaning procedures…

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  22. Dinwiddie Airport Highlights

    Are you looking for a fun, educational, and unique aviation activity? Are you interested in aviation or how an airport works? Well, consider a tour of the Dinwiddie County Airport. Learn about the…

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  23. The Future of Airport Design After COVID-19

    An interesting article featured in Forbes Magazine contained an interview with an airport architect who was asked what changes might be expected in airport design in response to the COVID-19…

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  24. NASA Names Building After First African American Female Engineer

    NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the agency's headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the first African American female engineer at NASA. Jackson…

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  25. FAA Amending Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR)

    Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, the Federal Aviation Administration is amending the previous Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) issued on April 30, 2020. The amendment recognizes that…

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