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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Airline Tickets Soar in U.S. over Memorial Day Weekend

    Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season, and travelers across the country are taking to the skies post-COVID to visit relatives or escape to America's vacation destinations. All…

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  7. Merlin Labs Partner with Dynamic Aviation to Bring Autonomy to Fleet

    Merlin Labs — a developer of autonomous flight technology for fixed-wing aircraft, which came out of stealth on May 26 — has just announced the first public implementation of its…

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  8. FAA Issues Policy on Solar Projects on Airports

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a final policy aimed at ensuring that airport solar projects don't create hazardous glare. The policy requires airports to measure the visual…

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  9. FAA Establishes Pilot Records Database

    The FAA has adopted a rule establishing an electronic Pilot Records Database and requiring air carriers and some other operators to report pilots' employment history, training and qualifications to…

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  10. ROA to Host Author Sharon Williams for Book Signing on May 28

    Author Sharon Williams will be at the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport on Friday, May 28, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to sign copies of her new book ‘Life at 36,000 Feet.' The signing will…

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  11. Piper Sponsoring Air Race Classic Team

    Piper is sponsoring a team of dedicated aviators for the 2021 Air Race Classic. The Piper sponsored team, named "Tres Aviadoras" consists of three passionate aviators who seek to inspire and champion…

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  12. NASA enters race to develop electric aircraft

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Act (NASA) was signed into law by President Eisenhower on July 29, 1958. Since that historical event, NASA has strived for innovation in the fields…

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  13. Air Travel is Bouncing Back at Richmond International Airport

    The number of passengers using the airport soared in April compared with a year ago when the airport experienced dramatic declines in travel caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The airport handled…

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  14. You Can Win Free Flights on United

    United Airlines (UA) is offering the chance to win free round-trip flights for one year as a way to encourage more people to get a COVID-19 vaccination. The airline is the latest entity to offer an…

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  15. Two Mooney Incidents in Two Hours

    Sunday was not the best day for the pilots of two Mooney aircraft at opposite ends of the Commonwealth. Sunday morning around 11:30, Virginia State Police said it received a call about a plane that…

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  16. New Technology Turns Plastic into Jet Fuel

    Researchers at Washington State University have developed an innovative way to convert plastics to ingredients for jet fuel and other products. The researchers were able to convert 90% of plastic to…

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  17. New NBAA Campaign Links Professionalism and Safety

    Everyday professionalism is an integral component of business aviation safety. That's the core message of NBAA's new PREFLIGHT campaign, which highlights the impact that positive behavior has on…

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  18. Aircraft Cabins across the Globe go Green

    Business aviation's demand for sustainability and carbon neutrality has entered the cabin and has created a significant ripple effect with supply chains and a turning point in environmentally…

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  19. Beechcraft U21 Fuselage Donated to Children’s Summer Camp

    Dynamic Aviation donated a Beechcraft U21 fuselage to a local summer camp designed for at-risk or special needs children. The camp is free to all children and their families to allow them to…

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  20. Aerion Supersonic Closes

    After 10 years of planning and preparation, breaking the sound barrier in a private jet has taken a major step backwards. Aerion Supersonic has shuttered it operations because the millions of…

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  21. Two Virginia Airports Included in Breeze Airways Launch

    Breeze Airways is a new airline that launched today in the United States, and it's founded by the same person behind JetBlue. The airline was initially supposed to launch in 2020, though…

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  22. Q1 Aircraft Billings Rise $4.47 Billion

    Propeller airplane and turbine helicopter deliveries increased in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021 when compared to the same quarter last year. Shipments of business jets and piston helicopters were…

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  23. New Ultralight Jet Debuts

    The Flaris LAR-01 is a new ultralight aircraft and could be the world's fastest single-engine business jet (250-knot true air speed) that features a number of impressive statistics, including being…

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  24. NASA Enters Space Act Agreement to Develop Drone Corridors

    NASA and The Longbow Group, LLC (LONGBOW) are entering a Space Act Agreement (SAA) with the intention of establishing beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) flight-corridors for Advanced Air Mobility…

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  25. F-16s Intercept Grumman Tiger

    A pilot and his wife flying a Grumman Tiger from Ocean City, MD, to New York violated last weekend's Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) during President Biden's visit to his home and were intercepted…

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