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

  1. Delta To Retire 777s

    Delta Air Lines plans to permanently retire the 18 Boeing 777 jets in its inventory by year's end. According to CEO Ed Bastian, Delta's long-haul routes will be flown by the company's AirBus 330s…

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  2. Congress Calls for Federal Action

    Congressional members of the Homeland Security and Transportation and Infrastructure Committee are encouraging two federal agencies to establish a working group to develop plans that address COVID-19…

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  3. Aviation at the Leading Edge Series will be broadcast

    The Virginia Space Grant Consortium has announced that their Space Grant/NASA Aeronautic Research Mission Directorate webinar series, NASA Aeronautics: Aviation at the Leading Edge, will be airing…

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  4. USAIG Enhances Safety Programs for Unmanned Aircraft Policyholders

    USAIG and the Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) have teamed up to enhance the utility of safety benefits made available to all Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) policyholders. The insurer's Performance…

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  5. Taking Travelers’ Temperature

    An aviation industry trade organization has put its support behind an effort to have the Transportation Security Administration conduct temperature checks for the traveling public and for front-line…

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  6. Straight Talk Webinar From Air Traffic Control

    It's not uncommon for pilots to have some fear of talking with Air Traffic Control (ATC). Many are worried about making a mistake or being judged by others on the frequency. Not only is that the…

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  7. Culpeper Air Fest is Cancelled

    The Culpeper Air Fest Committee today announced that it has decided to cancel this year's Culpeper Air Fest, which was slated for October. Steve Nixon, chairman of the committee, said in a news…

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  8. Virginia Community Colleges Launch distance learning platform

    Virginia's Community Colleges announce the launch of CollegeAnywhereVA.org, an online portal enabling Virginians to find online courses that best meet their needs. In addition to connecting students…

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  9. Delta Suspends Operations at Newport News/Williamsburg

    Beginning Wednesday, May 13, Delta Air Lines will temporarily suspend all air services at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport. The suspension will remain in effect until at least Sept…

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  10. Counter-Drone Technology

    Guidance was recently released by Attorney General William Barr to steer the Justice Department and its component agencies' use of protective counter drone actions and technologies against unmanned…

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  11. Airbus Developing Freight Modification For Airliners

    Airbus has announced that it is developing a modification for A330 and A350 aircraft that will allow airlines to install freight pallets directly onto cabin floor seat tracks. According to the…

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  12. Winchester Airport Becomes a Preferred Fixed Base Operator

    Winchester Regional Airport says Winchester Aviation, the business that offers fuel and aircraft services at the Frederick County airport, has become a preferred fixed-base operator (FBO) within the…

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  13. Enhancing STEM Education with Drones

    Embry-Riddle Worldwide is excited to announce an upcoming Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that is designed specifically for the 8-12th Grade Teacher, school systems (administrators and staff), STEM…

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  14. Ambassadors Program COVID-19 Questions and Answers

    The Department of Aviation has received questions from airports and from Virginia Aviation Ambassadors Program participants regarding how the novel coronavirus COVID-19 will impact the program and…

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  15. Virtual Maintenance Conference Kicks Off With Latest Regulatory Updates

    The COVID-19 pandemic is not preventing business aviation operators from getting the latest maintenance-related information and enhancing their professional development. On May 4, NBAA launched its…

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  16. NBAA Reduces Their Workforce

    Ed Bolen, President and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), announced that there would be a significant reduction to the organization's workforce, both to address challenges…

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  17. Drone with AI Under Development

    The Royal Australian Air Force has taken delivery of a prototype of a jet-powered drone, which relies on artificial intelligence to fly independently or in support of manned aircraft. The hope is…

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  18. Video tribute to end of World War II premieres May 8

    When the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the Arsenal of Democracy Victory Fly-Over from May 8 to Sept. 26, organizers still wanted to commemorate the day. A video tribute will instead premiere at 11:30…

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  19. Business Jet Owners Not Eager to Sell

    While air travel is down more than 90 percent and major shareholders are liquidating their airline stock portfolios due to the COVID-19 pandemic, owners of business jets are, for now, holding onto…

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  20. American Airlines Donates 300 iPads to the Aerospace Center for Excellence

    American Airlines donated 300 iPads to the Aerospace Center for Excellence, Inc. (ACE), a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage, educate and accelerate the next generation of aerospace…

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  21. Socially Distant Airshow raises $25,000 for airshow community

    The Socially Distant Air Show was held online April 21-23, livestreamed over Facebook and YouTube. It served as a fundraiser for the International Council of Air Shows Foundation to help those who…

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  22. FAA Grants Exemption for Certain Air Ambulance Personnel

    To ensure the continuity of air ambulance operations, the FAA is granting an exemption to the timeframes (PDF) for completing recurrent training and testing requirements for certain air ambulance…

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  23. Buffett Sells Airline Stock Holdings

    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett announced that he has sold all shares of stock in the "big four" US airline companies. Airline stocks have traditionally been seen as solid, reliable investments…

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  24. Young Eagle becomes STEM pilot mentor

    Former Young Eagle Nathan Welch is now a new pilot mentor for STEM Flights, a non-profit organization that provides aviation education and flight experiences to create positive experiences in general…

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  25. V-E Day 75th Anniversary Video Tribute

    The Arsenal of Democracy Victory Commemoration WWII Flyover was scheduled to take place starting at 11:30 a.m. on May 8, 2020 but, because of the pandemic, had to be rescheduled to September 25. In…

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