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

  1. New High School to Offer Aviation Programs

    A new $155 million high school in Stafford County that will open in 2025 will help educate the next generation of aviation professionals. The school will feature programs for aircraft mechanics…

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  2. JetBlue Cuts Flights as Air Travel Rises

    In September 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, JetBlue Airways announced that it was introducing 24 new domestic leisure routes to include the West Coast. Business and international…

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  3. The CDC Amends Masks Policy, but only Outdoors

    Wearing a face mask inside an airport and other public transit areas is still federally mandated. In January 2021, an executive order made wearing a mask in all areas of public transportation areas…

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  4. Students Re-imagine VT Montgomery Executive Airport

    With last year's runway expansion providing for the accommodation of business jets at Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport, a professor in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies…

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  5. Milestone Reached for New EPIC Caravan

    Raisbeck Engineering, a provider of performance enhancement systems for aircraft, reports it has successfully completed its pre-certification flight tests for its new Supplemental Type Certificate…

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  6. BLS Data Shows Strong Salaries for Airline and Commercial Pilots

    The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued their 2020 Occupational Outlook Handbook showing that "airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers" had a median annual wage of…

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  7. USAF Boosts Aerial Refueling Training After Deadly Crash

    It's been nearly one year since the death of a new Air Force F-16 pilot in a 2020 landing accident at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., and the service has initiated major changes in operational flight…

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  8. Signature Aviation Has New Ownership

    The $4.7 billion sale of Signature Aviation to a consortium of private equity firms was completed in May 2021. The groups—Blackstone, Global Infrastructure Partners, and Cascade…

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  9. SAF used for the first time in Helicopter Flight from Munich

    Airbus H145 rescue helicopter was refueled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the air rescue station in Munich. This is a first-time achievement and a new milestone in international aviation…

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  10. Breeze Airways Starts Service in Norfolk

    Start-up air carrier Breeze Airways began operations yesterday in Norfolk. The inaugural flight arrived Thursday morning at Norfolk International Airport to fanfare, a "live mermaid", a host of city…

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  11. WASP Homecoming and Warbird Fly-In Inspires Next Generation of Aviators

    The National WASP WWII Museum in Sweetwater, Texas, said in a news release that more than 1,000 people showed up to Avenger Field on May 8 to celebrate the WASP Homecoming 2021 and the BT-13 &…

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  12. Runway Safety Town Hall for GA Pilots

    Airport traffic is on the rise as summer looms before us, and since many general aviation pilots have spent a year away from the cockpit, a timely review of safety procedures is essential. The…

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  13. G7 Set for Riveting Spitfire Performance

    Senior representatives to the G7 Summit, being held June 11-13, 2021, in England, will have the opportunity to get hands-on experiencing building a warbird. On June 9, they visited the Trelonk estate…

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  14. Program May Offer Civilian Pilots an Advantage for a USAF Career

    Civilian pilots with previous Air National Guard or Reserve experience might qualify for the USAF's Civil Path to Wings program. Thirty-three aspiring US Air Force pilots with previous civilian…

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  15. Airlines Push to Hire Pilots, Flight Crews

    As the United States continues to emerge from the depths of the global pandemic, the nation's three largest airlines have begun recruitment efforts in earnest. They are focusing on hiring pilots and…

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  16. Airline CEOs Want the UK and U.S.A. Travel Corridor Re-opened

    Before the COVID-19 crisis, airline carriers at London's Heathrow Airport flew to 30 U. S. cities daily. "Let's get back to business," said John Holland-Kaye, chief executive of Heathrow. "If not…

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  17. Drone Refuels Fighter Jet Midair

    An unmanned aerial vehicle successfully refueled a U.S. fighter jet in midair for the first time, opening the door to a future where the U.S. Navy carrier-based fleet is augmented by unmanned…

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  18. Celebration for Global Icon Promotes Diversity and Inclusion in Aviation

    On June 15, luminaries from aviation, entertainment, and sports as well French Consulate and Chicago officials will gather at the DuSable Museum, the oldest African American Museum in the United…

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  19. 2021 FAA UAS Symposium Continues as Virtual Event

    The FAA and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International will co-host Episodes III and IV of the virtual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition…

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  20. Snakes Found Napping in Stored Qantas A380s

    A fleet of Qantas A380s stored in the California Mojave Desert during the COVID pandemic are frequently inspected by Los Angeles-based engineers. The engineering staff have found quite a few…

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  21. Signing Ceremony for Hangar Development at Winchester Regional Airport

    On Thursday, June 10, 2021, the Winchester Regional Airport Authority Board of Directors will formalize a partnership with TMG Construction Corporation pursuant to the Public-Private Education…

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  22. NBAA Leads Coalition Supporting Workforce-Strengthening Legislation

    NBAA recently joined with more than 30 organizations representing U.S. aviation, trucking, rail and maritime interests to express support to congressional lawmakers for legislation promoting career…

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  23. Garmin Autoland Wins Robert J. Collier Trophy

    Garmin Autoland has been awarded the 2020 Robert J. Collier Trophy for the world's first certified autonomous system designed to activate during an emergency to safely fly and land an aircraft…

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  24. United Agrees to Buy Aircraft from Boom Supersonic

    United Airlines today announced a commercial agreement with Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic to add aircraft to its global fleet as well as a cooperative sustainability initiative…

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  25. Companies with In-house Aviation Departments Have a Secret Weapon!

    The aviation industry became critically immobilized in early 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Companies that maintain their own flight departments were hit hard during the shutdown and…

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