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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Dinwiddie Airport to Host Virtual Aviation Job Shadow Event

    The Dinwiddie Airport partnered with Dinwiddie Works for a Virtual Job shadow event Wednesday, May 26th at 1pm. This event will provide middle and high school students with the opportunity to get a…

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  8. Site Work Begins for New Winchester Regional Airport Terminal

    Airport officials plan to replace the existing 9,245-square-foot terminal, which was built in 1989 and is outdated, with a new one roughly 100 feet south of the current location. The relocation is…

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  9. Business Aviators Look to Avoid Mid-Air Collisions

    There are numerous operational, environmental and human factors that come together to expose gaps in the flawed "see and avoid" aviation collision avoidance concept, which was originally designed to…

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  10. Masks Still Required on Public Transportation

    The FAA issued a press release to remind the public that masks are required for passengers while they are travelling in public transportation. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

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  11. Breeze Airways Secures Operator’s Certificate

    The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded an Air Operator's Certificate to Breeze Airways, a startup, budget air carrier. The certificate grants access to 49 airports, but the new airline has…

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  12. Kroger is developing a New Drone Grocery Delivery Program

    Many special occasions as well as celebrations that are ‘just because' require certain items. For instance, there's a new baby in neighborhood; a senior citizen who is under the weather; the…

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  13. Erin Lear Launches First Female Aviation Academy

    According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), female pilots "still account for only a small portion of the pilot population despite decades of attempts to fix the problem." The…

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  14. Delta Mandates COVID Vaccine for New Hires

    Fresh off the news that it topped the JD Power ranking as the No. 1 airline in the nation, Delta Air Lines said it will require new employees to get the Covid-19 vaccine, making it one of the largest…

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  15. FAA Wins Legal Challenge

    Warbird Adventures Inc., a Florida-based provider of flight instruction for vintage and WWII military aircraft, sued the Federal Aviation Administration after the FAA ordered the company to stop…

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  16. Culpeper Regional Airport Completes Pavement Project

    A rehabilitation project at Culpeper Regional improved the taxi lanes around the t-hangars and upgraded the drainage for the Airport. The pavement around the hangars ranged anywhere from 15 to 23…

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  17. Young Eagles Day is June 12

    Young Eagles Day is slated to return Saturday, June 12, after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). At local airports throughout North America…

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  18. VALOR 5K to be Held at Winchester Regional Airport

    The Winchester Regional Airport Authority is proud to host the annual VALOR 5K (formerly the "Trooper Manion 5K") on May 22nd at 8:00 AM. The airport's runway will be closed to allow race…

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  19. Passenger Traffic Rebounds at Roanoke

    March 2021 traffic increased 58% versus February 2021 The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport saw an 58% increase in March 2021 traffic versus February 2021. March 2021 saw 26,599 passengers fly via…

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  20. Washing Aircraft Provides Benefits

    Airlines that overlook exterior washing of their aircraft actually miss out on a number of benefits that come with a clean airplane. A dirty aircraft means corrosion, paint damage, and people's…

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  21. Warbird Weekend at Warrenton-Fauquier Airport

    Are you looking for a unique way to view scenic Virginia from the sky? Warrenton-Fauquier Airport has you covered because May 22 and 23 the airport will be hosting warbirds that will be on display…

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  22. Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack May Impact Jet Fuel

    This past Friday (May 7, 2021), the largest U.S. pipeline system, the Colonial Pipeline, was the victim of a cyberattack and was shutdown. Major airports across the United States depend on the…

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  23. CDC Approves Self-Testing Kits for International Travelers

    A simplified COVID-19 testing protocol has been approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to a general aviation (GA) coalition request. The coalition, comprised of…

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  24. International Young Eagles Day

    Dreams will take flight for young people between the ages of 8 and 17 during the 28th annual International Young Eagles Day on Saturday, June 12. Each year one day is set aside to encourage all EAA…

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  25. Green vs. Greenhouse Effects

    A U. S. House of Representatives' panel met with airline industry and biofuel representatives to discuss a topic of growing interest: transitioning to more sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) or…

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