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GAMA reports that 2013 was the best year for aircraft manufacturers since 2008
February 21, 2014, 02:16 pm
GAMA the General Aviation Manufacturers Association reported worldwide billings for 2013 were up 24 percent from 2012 and was the best year since 2008. Total billing were $23.4 billion for the year.
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Boeing Forecasts Increased Global Demand for Airline Pilots
August 30, 2013, 10:32 am
Half million new pilots needed to support projected airplane deliveries
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Virgin Galactic spaceflights are growing in numbers
August 19, 2013, 04:21 pm
Over 600 now set to lausch on Virgin Galactic
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Proposed AD would affect 6,000 Continental engines
August 15, 2013, 12:49 pm
FAA proposes checks for certain Continental engines
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New aicraft shipment improve for the first half of 2013
August 13, 2013, 03:15 pm
GAMA report of general aviation industry shipment and billings data through the second quarter of 2013 shows improvement of 26.4% in billings.
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Business flying decreases in February
March 15, 2013, 04:30 pm
According to recently released TraqPak statistics from aviation company Argus, the number of business aircraft flights decreased during February.
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Headhunting assignments increase in aviation
March 15, 2013, 11:33 am
According to the Aviation Search Group, which has a specialty of searching for employees in the aviation community, assignments have increased during the year so far.
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Lower gas prices expected for aviation industry
March 15, 2013, 11:08 am
Gas prices have increased significantly across the country whether you're filling up at a gas station or paying for aviation fuel.
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New Electra 10-E acquired by Museum of Flight
March 14, 2013, 04:16 pm
The Museum of Flight recently pulled in its latest acquisition, restoring the antique Lockheed Model 10-E aircraft at its facility.
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Safety to be discussed at the Women in Aviation Conference
March 13, 2013, 01:10 pm
Safety is on the agenda at the Women in Aviation International Conference, which runs from March 14 -16 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Aircraft industry to create 70,000 jobs
March 13, 2013, 12:39 pm
Those who are looking for a career in the aviation industry are in luck, as the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International recently announced in a new study that the airline industry will create more than 70,000 new jobs in the next three years.
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Event to show future in aviation
March 11, 2013, 01:48 pm
An upcoming event will be held at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor soon to give young people who are interested in an aviation career [WHAT?].
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FAA cuts expected through sequester
March 7, 2013, 03:39 pm
The FAA might soon see a cut in jobs as the government failed to stop budget cuts.
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FAA braces for sequestration, Huerta lays out plans to Congressional subcommittee
February 28, 2013, 01:43 pm
Michael Huerta, administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration, recently laid out plans to a Congressional subcommittee on how the administration will handle sequestration as it is set to go into effect March 1.
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CFI Tools releases universal app
February 28, 2013, 10:35 am
As more pilots are looking to streamline their cockpit, mobile applications have become more popular, particularly for weather and air traffic features.
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Museum to honor Tuskegee Airmen
February 27, 2013, 10:25 am

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Sequestration looms as FAA plans to cut $600 million in spending
February 26, 2013, 10:30 am
Sequestration is expected to go into effect on March 1 and the Federal Aviation Administration has made plans to cut $600 million in spending to offset losses.
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Sheltair Daytona celebrated 25th anniversary this past weekend
February 25, 2013, 10:35 am
The Sheltair Daytona 25th anniversary was celebrated during the 55th annual Daytona 500 this past weekend.
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Museum to feature Tuskegee Airmen paintings and drawings
February 25, 2013, 10:15 am
The Museum of Flight in Seattle is paying tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American military pilots, with an exhibition featuring paintings and drawings of the airmen.
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Impact of travel to be presented to members of Congress 
February 22, 2013, 03:04 pm
The travel industry's significant impact on the U.S. economy is expected have government officials vying for its promotion.
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Jet Professionals celebrates 30 years in business
February 20, 2013, 11:18 am
Jet Professionals recently announced that it has been in business for 30 years after starting out with just two people in Shelton, Connecticut in 1983.
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Beechcraft comes out of Chapter 11 a new company
February 19, 2013, 01:19 pm
Beechcraft, which recently changed its name from Hawker Beechcraft, announced that it has come out of Chapter 11.
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Aviation officials upset with Washington talks
February 15, 2013, 01:50 pm
Certain aviation industry officials are upset with how the federal budget deficit is affecting general aviation and how Washington is handling the situation.
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Pratt&Whitney donates engines to Embry-Riddle
February 14, 2013, 10:40 am
Pratt & Whitney recently donated two turbofan engines to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to help the school improve upon its aerospace engineering education.
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General aviation shows mixed results in 2012, app looks to re-energize the community
February 13, 2013, 10:58 am
General aviation aircraft deliveries and billings showed mixed results last year, as experts anticipate stronger numbers in the next few years.
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Wings Over North Georgia Air Show to feature the Thunderbirds
February 13, 2013, 10:29 am
The annual Wings Over North Georgia Air Show is being held on October 12 to 13 at Rome's Richard B. Russell Regional Airport and company officials recently announced that the event will feature a performance from the United States Air Force Thunderbirds.
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Piper Aircraft saw a strong 75th year in business
February 12, 2013, 11:09 am
After celebrating its 75th anniversary just months ago, Piper Aircraft recently reported that both revenue and deliveries were up last year.
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Renegade purchases Florida hangar
February 8, 2013, 11:11 am
Renegade Light Sport recently announced that it has purchased a hangar at Sait Lucie County Airport to help streamline its business operations.
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Pilotworkshops.com buys the rights to ZD Publishing
February 7, 2013, 10:40 am
Pilotworkshops.com is looking to help pilots not only utilize their GPS's full capabilities, but master every aspect of them.
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WACO launches Great Lakes Paint Scheme Contest
February 5, 2013, 02:07 pm
WACO Aircraft has recently announced that the Great Lakes Paint Scheme Contest is underway, giving aviation fans a chance to enter their artwork to win prizes.
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General aviation airports crucial to North Carolina
February 4, 2013, 12:42 pm
General aviation is a critical driver of the U.S. economy and one recent study is proof of that.
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Aero Club hosting Winter Icebreaker Social
January 31, 2013, 05:15 pm
The Aero Club of New England recently announced it will be hosting its Winter Icebreaker Social at the Papa Razzi restaurant in Burlington, Massachusetts.
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Just Aircraft Highlander SuperStol deliveries are underway
January 31, 2013, 10:12 am
The general aviation aircraft business is booming and more planes are being regularly added to the market. Just Aircraft is the latest, as it recently announced that it has successfully flight tested its new Highlander SurperStol.
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Idaho Aviation Expo set for May
January 30, 2013, 04:57 pm
The Idaho Aviation Expo will be at Idaho Falls Regional Airport on May 17-18.
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NextGen is coming
January 29, 2013, 12:06 pm
Although the Next Generation Air Transportation System is over budget and behind schedule, pilots need to become familiar with it because its implementation is inevitable and already underway.
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Excalibur 421 released by Aviation Alliance
January 25, 2013, 04:30 pm
The Aviation Alliance recently debuted the Exalibur 421 with a remanufactured Cessna 421 airframe and Pratt & Whitney PT6A-135A turboprop engines.
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General aviation accidents dropped in 2011
January 21, 2013, 11:03 am
According to a recent by the National Transportation Safety Board, general aviation accidents fell in 2011, highlighting the sectors improving safety over recent years.
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Virginia mayors write a letter to Obama over user fee concerns
January 21, 2013, 10:39 am
General aviation is critical to not only the U.S. economy but also to businesses and citizens who rely on it. One state is recognizing this importance and looking to confront changes that threaten the livelihood of those who depend on general aviation.
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General aviation day named in Arizona
January 17, 2013, 01:44 pm
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer recently announced that January 15 is Aviation Day in the state.
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Ohio mayors petition user fees to President Obama
January 4, 2013, 02:10 pm
A group of mayors from 15 committees in Ohio are banning together to raise awareness of the importance of general aviation to local communities and the country as a whole.
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Michael Huerta named FAA leader
January 3, 2013, 05:16 pm
After serving as acting administrator to the Federal Aviation Administration for a year, Congress confirmed on January 1 that Michael Huerta will become the national aviation authority's permanent leader.
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General aviation sales to grow over next decade
January 2, 2013, 01:54 pm
General aviation aircraft sales are poised to grow, according to a recent industry report.
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University, scholarship promote growth in general aviation
December 31, 2012, 04:51 pm
Twin Commander Aircraft recently announced it is entering its third decade of hosting what it calls the Twin Commander University.
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Thunderbirds to fly at 2013 Sun 'n Fun
December 27, 2012, 11:33 am
In an announcement made at the International Council of Airshows Convention in Las Vegas, officials of the 2013 Sun 'n Fun International Fly-in & Expo said next year's show will feature the United States Air Force Thunderbirds military jet team.
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New pilot technology from Hilton Software
December 24, 2012, 06:58 pm
Technologies for pilots have come out this year in swarms, as cockpits for the general aviation community are now being supported by mobile devices.
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General aviation stepped up after Sandy
December 20, 2012, 03:20 pm
Not only does general aviation support the economy and job creation, but it provides emergency support in times of need.
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Texas building largest arrival canopy
December 19, 2012, 03:22 pm
The saying goes that "Everything is bigger in Texas," and that holds true for recent aviation advancements.
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Two new members join Air Elite Network
December 18, 2012, 01:54 pm
Officials from Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, have recently joined the Air Elite Network.
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NATCA: Sequestration spells doom
December 17, 2012, 02:11 pm
A recent report by the National Air Traffic Control Association could spell doom for air traffic controllers and the general aviation community if Congress does not avoid sequestration cuts, which would take effect January 2, 2013.
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New system helps pilots navigate storms over the ocean
December 13, 2012, 01:49 pm
NASA has funded a prototype system that has been developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research to help pilots navigate inclement weather as they travel over remote ocean regions.
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ASTM International aims to improve general aviation safety
December 13, 2012, 01:37 pm
ASTM International recently announced the formation of Committee F44 on General Aviation.
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Aviation accounts for 6 percent of North Carolina GDP
December 12, 2012, 05:20 pm
A recent study by the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University, commissioned by the Division of Aviation, investigated the impact aviation has on North Carolina's economy.
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TXAA Foundation urges pilots to take the PLEDGE
December 11, 2012, 05:50 pm
The Texas Aviation Association Foundation recently launched the PLEDGE program, which looks to reduce the number of accidents in the general aviation industry.
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Fiscal cliff shadows over aviation
December 7, 2012, 04:13 pm
A bipartisan agreement still has not been made on the looming fiscal cliff set to kick in at the beginning of 2013.
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December is General Aviation Appreciation Month in Ohio
December 6, 2012, 05:23 pm
Ohio Governor John Kasich recently declared December General Aviation Appreciation Month for the state, honoring those in the aviation community and the impact the industry has on its economy.
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CAP announces 71st anniversary
November 30, 2012, 06:12 pm
The Civil Air Patrol will soon be celebrating its 71st anniversary.
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AOPA president commends state senate for moving forward on FAA nomination
November 29, 2012, 06:13 pm
Craig Fuller, president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association, praised South Carolina Republican Senator Jim DeMint for his nomination of Michael Huerta as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Contract control towers just as safe as FAA towers, study shows
November 27, 2012, 05:09 pm
According to a recent audit by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, air traffic control towers that are staffed by private contractors are cheaper, while at the same time provide the same level of safety, when compared to control towers that are staffed by the government.
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General aviation on NTSB Most Wanted List again
November 20, 2012, 01:02 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board again listed general aviation on its 10 Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements, even while he organization claims the safety rate has been improving,
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US to become leading fuel producer
November 19, 2012, 01:34 pm
The International Energy Agency expects that the United States will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's leading oil producer, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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General aviation critical to Indiana
November 16, 2012, 05:08 pm
In recent months, states have highlighted general aviation's critical role to their economy by dedicating a specific month to celebrate the industry. Indiana is the latest to do so with a recent study.
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Blackhawk announces completion of 400th upgrade
November 9, 2012, 02:57 pm
Blackhawk Modifications, a company that develops and installs performance improvement systems for single- and twin-engine turboprop aircraft, recently announced that it completed its 400th performance upgrade installation.
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Arizona Aircraft Expo on the horizon
November 6, 2012, 04:21 pm
Aircraft dealers in Arizona are working away to prepare for the fourth annual Arizona Aircraft Expo on November 9 and 10.
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NBAA convention a success despite Sandy's wrath
November 5, 2012, 01:21 pm
The National Business Aviation Association wrapped up the three-day 65th Annual Meeting and Convention on November 1.
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Aviation appreciation month comes to a close in Alabama
October 30, 2012, 04:25 pm
Robert Bentley, the governor of Alabama, declared late in the month that October is General Aviation Appreciation in the state.
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AOPA disagrees with Brookings report
October 29, 2012, 02:48 pm
The Aircraft Owners Pilots Association recently issued a report saying the federal Airport Improvement Program grants for general aviation airports should remain in place because of the crucial role they play in the national air transportation system.
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Henry Waxman letter urges FAA to expand fuel options
October 26, 2012, 03:13 pm
California Democrat Representative Henry Waxman recently sent a letter to Michael Huerta, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, urging the FAA to expand on unleaded fuels in order to reduce toxic emissions, especially in airports that are located near residential areas.
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New aviation club announced
October 26, 2012, 03:11 pm
Houston airport recently announced the start of the Houston Airport System Aviation Club to encourage young people to seek out careers in aviation and aerospace.
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EAA leader steps down
October 25, 2012, 03:22 pm
Rod Hightower recently announced that he will resign as Experimental Aircraft Association leader after being in charge of the Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based organization for the past few years.
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2013 Southeast Aviation Expo sets a date
October 24, 2012, 03:09 pm
The date has been set for the 2013 Southeast Aviation Expo at Greenville Downtown Airport in South Carolina.
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Tuskegee Airmen honored by NBAA
October 23, 2012, 02:47 pm
The National Business Aviation Association recently awarded the Tuskegee Airmen the 2012 Meritorious Service to Aviation, the association's highest reward.
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Flight Training Excellence awards issued by AOPA
October 12, 2012, 08:25 pm
With the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit currently under way, thousands of aviation enthusiasts have flocked to Palm Springs, California.
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Nall report shows GA accidents are down
October 11, 2012, 03:04 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations Air Safety Institute recently released its 22nd edition of the Joseph T. Nall report showing that flight activity in general aviation increased in 2010 while the accident rate showed little difference from previous years.
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Obama chided for aviation debate comment
October 5, 2012, 03:40 pm
President Barack Obama recently came under fire by aviation executives for his recent comments about user fees on general aviation at the presidential debate with Mitt Romney on October 3.
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Air Zoo acquires new plane
October 4, 2012, 02:31 pm
Air Zoo in Michigan has been impacting the general aviation community with announcements and events through the year.
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Southeast Aviation Expo to help with jobs
September 28, 2012, 05:15 pm
Two forums titled Training and Careers in the Aerospace and Aviation Industry and How to Become a Pilot are being held at the Southeast Aviation Expo at Greenville Downtown Airport in Greenville, South Carolina to encourage career paths in the aviation industry.
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Southeast Aviation Expo to help with jobs
September 27, 2012, 03:56 pm
Two forums titled Training and Careers in the Aerospace and Aviation Industry and How to Become a Pilot are being held at the Southeast Aviation Expo at Greenville Downtown Airport.
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WATC receives grant to help with aviation training
September 27, 2012, 01:52 pm
Wichita Area Technical College in Kansas will share a grant worth $14.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to be develop standardized aviation training across the country.
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NextGen meeting talks future of aviation
September 26, 2012, 05:22 pm
The NextGen Institute recently held its annual meeting on September 21, bringing government officials and industry representatives together to highlight accomplishments in the development of the Next Generation Air Transportation System and discuss where it will go.
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Community college receives aviation training grant
September 26, 2012, 05:20 pm
The host of Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe, confronted the problem facing Alabama and looming throughout the nation; the shortage of skilled workers.
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Piper gets new maintenance publication provider
September 20, 2012, 01:49 pm
Piper Aircraft recently announced that starting December 5, maintenance and regulatory documents will be available through Aircraft Technical Publishers Aviation Hub Online Service an ATP's NavigatorV Desktop Platform.
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Florida airport saw increased traffic during DNC
September 19, 2012, 03:42 pm
Wilson Air Center in Charlotte, Florida, recently posted a record amount of airport operations during the Democratic National Convention earlier this month.
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Kentucky airports receive FAA grants
September 14, 2012, 04:02 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded Blue Grass Airport in Kentucky with a grant worth $2.74 million to reimburse the airport for payments toward construction to its new runway.
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September is General Aviation Appreciation Month in New Mexico
September 13, 2012, 04:18 pm
Susana Martinez, the Governor of New Mexico, recently declared September as New Mexico General Aviation Appreciation Month.
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NAFI moves to Air Zoo in Michigan
September 12, 2012, 03:44 pm
The National Association of Flight Instructors recently moved its headquarters into the Air Zoo aviation and space museum in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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General aviation passenger numbers down
September 12, 2012, 11:50 am
There were nearly 835.5 million people who traveled by plane in 2007 worldwide, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
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Aviation events in September
September 10, 2012, 03:30 pm
September is undoubtedly a month to celebrate general aviation across the United States and two events will help in doing so.
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September is general aviation month in Alaska
September 7, 2012, 04:01 pm
There is no state in the United States where general aviation plays a larger and more vital role than in Alaska.
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Renovated Yeager Terminal Opens
September 6, 2012, 04:43 pm
The Yeager Airport General Aviation terminal in West Virginia was recently opened after four months of renovations. Airport executives representatives from the terminal operator cut the ribbon on September 5 officially marking the terminals reopening.
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FAA wants feedback on regulations
September 4, 2012, 12:40 pm
The Consistency of Regulatory Interpretation Aviation Rulemaking Committee, an advisory group working in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, is looking for the general aviation community to give their input on the agency's consistency in the certification and approval process.
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Higher prices for fuel decrease flying
August 31, 2012, 02:17 pm
A recent study released by MIT graduate student Kamala Shetty shows that higher fuel prices lead to less flying.
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Alaska to celebrate general aviation
August 30, 2012, 01:58 pm
Alaska will be honoring the impact of general aviation on the state with an event called Celebrating General Aviation in Alaska that will be held at the Signature Flight Support at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
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Harris Corp awarded contract for NextGen
August 30, 2012, 01:55 pm
Harris Corp. has recently been awarded a 15-year contract worth $291 million to provide communications for the FAA's NextGen initiative, which is set up to revamp the air traffic control system and reduce airline traffic by as much as 10 percent.
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Pennsylvania airports to receive grant money
August 29, 2012, 11:59 am
Tom Corbett, governor of Pennsylvania, recently announced that 19 airports will receive $3.7 million in state grants to help enhance their operations.
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General aviation to rescue in Texas
August 28, 2012, 01:07 pm
When the mayor of Dallas declared a state of emergency to combat the spread of the West Nile virus infections, the general aviation community was there to help.
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Trade-A-Plane announces 75 years of business
August 27, 2012, 02:05 pm
The aviation marketplace publication Trade-A-Plane recently announced its 75th anniversary as the leader in buying and selling resources for the general aviation community.
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Business aviation taking off
August 23, 2012, 01:46 pm
A recent report by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association showed that the business aviation industry is regaining its popularity after many believed it was heading to imminent demise.
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Hawaii air show was a big hit
August 21, 2012, 12:53 pm
The Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor's Fifth "Biggest Little Airshow" drew more than 11,000 visitors to the event in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 18 and 19.
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Wings over Waukesha Air Show to feature B-17 bomber
August 17, 2012, 01:56 pm
The Wings over Waukesha Air Show recently announced a fourth aerobatics act will be added to the event, which will be held on August 25 and 26 at the Waukesha County Airport in Wisconsin.
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General aviation aircraft deliveries increase during the first six months of 2012
August 15, 2012, 12:52 pm
Total shipments of general aviation aircraft increased to 918 during the first six month of this year, up 5.9 percent on a year-over-year comparison.
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Couple flies coast to coast in homebuilt
August 14, 2012, 02:04 pm
Many avid pilots dream of flying across the country in their homebuilt aircraft, but for Albert and Sharon Gardner, a couple from Yuma, Arizona, that dream turned into a reality.
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MIT develops autonomous plane
August 13, 2012, 01:57 pm
Research teams recently competed in a series of autonomous-helicopter challenges from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, and progress has been so rapid that teams are beginning to step it up.
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CSP to offer flight training for pilots in wheelchairs
August 9, 2012, 12:25 pm
Chesapeake Sport Pilot in Stevensville, Maryland, recently announced it is offering flight training to pilots who require the use of hand controls rather than traditional foot controls used to fly aircraft.
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DRS Technologies to open facility in south Alabama
August 8, 2012, 02:20 pm
The city of Andalusia, Alabama, in the shadow of a crippled economy, will welcome a new industry and many high-paying jobs to go along with it.
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General aviation airports are a national asset
August 7, 2012, 02:44 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is using information from the study "General Aviation Airports: A National Asset" to provide the public with information on general aviation airports can serve them.
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Pilot's Bill of Rights now a law
August 6, 2012, 03:58 pm
Senator Jim Inhofe has logged more than 10,000 flight hours and sponsored the Pilot Bill of Rights that would require the Federal Aviation Administration to revamp its investigations on pilot misconduct.
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Pilot Bill of Rights awaiting president's signature
August 3, 2012, 03:53 pm
The Pilot's Bill of Rights was recently approved by the Senate and the House of Representatives in record time according to the Experimental Aviation Association. It is now waiting to be signed by President Barack Obama.
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Solar Impulse returns home after nearly 4,000 miles
August 2, 2012, 04:25 pm
The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered airplane, recently made it home to Switzerland after flying more than 3,600 miles in the last two months.
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Long Beach Airport struggles with general aviation
August 1, 2012, 04:55 pm
General aviation activity including landings and takeoffs of small private aircraft, continues to decline at Long Beach Airport, which provides 9 percent of the city's jobs, according to recent statistics by Business Journal.
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Quest releases new Kodiak interior
July 31, 2012, 05:50 pm
Quest Aircraft recently debuted new interiors, Tundra and Timberline, for its Kodiak aircraft at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture event. The new interiors will be available on the 2013 model planes.
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Piper reports deliveries and revenue
July 31, 2012, 05:49 pm
Piper Aircraft announced at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture that the company increased aircraft deliveries and revenue during the first six months of 2012, while significantly improving aircraft performance for the general aviation community in the last two-and-a-half years.
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Red Tails Mustang auctioned at AirVenture
July 31, 2012, 04:44 pm
Ford made a one-of-a kind Red Tails edition 2013 Mustang for the Experimental Aviation Administrations AirVenture. The vehicle sold for $370,000 at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction at the recent event.
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Jeppesen now flexible with pricing
July 30, 2012, 02:07 pm
Jeppesen recently introduced a new digital JeppView navigation data subscription price structure at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture.
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Hawthorne Global Services acquires AeroPremier
July 27, 2012, 01:38 pm
A Charleston, South Carolina-based aviation service company recently announced it acquired a controlling interest of a fixed-based operator of private jets in New Orleans.
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Cessna debuts Jet A fuel engine
July 26, 2012, 10:38 pm
Cessna Aircraft recently released a new single engine general aviation aircraft that will run on fuel.
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Status weather receiver gets update
July 26, 2012, 04:11 pm
ForeFlight's in-flight weather receiver, Stratus, was recently updated to increase performance.
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GoPro to sponsor EAA AirVenture 2012
July 23, 2012, 03:16 pm
The camera company GoPro recently announced it is sponsoring the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2012 event.
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Catalina Island Air Show announced
July 17, 2012, 04:47 pm
The Catalina Island Air Show and Festival is scheduled for September 29 and 30 at Avalon Bay in southern California.
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Autogas has a future in aviaiton
July 13, 2012, 02:11 pm
The Aviation Fuel Club recently released results of a study showing that between 80and 83 percent of current piston engine aircraft could use autogas for fuel.
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AOPA creates group to encourage aviation
July 12, 2012, 04:03 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association recently created an advisory group of 10 clubs that will increase efforts to make flying more affordable for pilots in the general aviation community.
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ASR gets another patent for the safety of general aviation community
July 10, 2012, 02:42 pm
Aviation Safety Resources, a leader in safety systems for small aircraft, was recently awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Smart Recovery System for General Aviation Aircraft.
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Survey shows travelers expect more environmental flying in the future
July 6, 2012, 05:08 pm
A recent Airbus survey of more than 1.75 million people in 192 countries over a two-year period gave insight on the public perception of air travel in the future.
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Maine still a place for aviation
July 6, 2012, 02:05 pm
Many pilots still believe Maine is a place for aviation enthusiasts to fly.
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Expedition for Amelia Earhart’s wreckage sets out
July 5, 2012, 01:34 pm
Scientists, historians and salvagers are embarking on a $2.2 million expedition to a remote island in the Pacific nation of Kiribati starting July 3 in an attempt to figure out what exactly happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart when she went missing 75 years ago.
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Events to promote aviation coming up
July 2, 2012, 04:41 pm
The Penn Yan Flying Club is hosting its pancake breakfast on July 4.
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Dayton Air Show takes off July 7
June 29, 2012, 05:17 pm
The annual summer aviation celebration known as the Vectren Dayton Air Show is set to take place July 7 and 8 at Dayton International Airport in Ohio.
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FAA looks to phase out leaded gasoline in planes by 2018
June 29, 2012, 05:16 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently stated that it plans to find alternative fuel for most piston-engine private planes that will replace the gasoline that is the nation's largest source of toxic lead emissions by 2018.
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Duluth to get new terminal
June 29, 2012, 02:21 pm
The new 110,000-square-foot terminal at Duluth International Airport in Minnesota is nearly finished.
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Carla, the avatar, gets hired at Logan Airport
June 28, 2012, 02:01 pm
Logan International Airport in Boston is offering a new way to help travelers get through security checkpoints in the form of an avatar voice guiding them through the safety protocols.
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Washington airports set to begin improvements
June 28, 2012, 02:00 pm
Friday Harbor Airport in Washington will begin construction to the airport taxiway.
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Delta to drop 25 flights in Memphis
June 27, 2012, 05:02 pm
In further efforts to turn a profit at its hub in Memphis International Airport, Delta Air Lines will cut 25 flights this fall.
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McCarran Airport looks to increase passenger traffic
June 27, 2012, 04:36 pm
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas recently opened its new $2.4 billion Terminal 3. The airport is looking to increase passenger traffic from around the world with the expansion.
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Louisiana airport receives $3.19 million grant for runway
June 27, 2012, 02:32 pm
The Lafayette Regional Airport in Louisiana has received a $3.19 million federal grant in order to improve its runway safety area.
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Lamar Airport receives grant for runway
June 26, 2012, 03:31 pm
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D - Colo.) recently announced that the Lamar Municipal Airport in his state will receive a $550,485 from the Federal Aviation Administration.
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O’Hare o’kayed for cargo project
June 26, 2012, 02:06 pm
The City of Chicago’s Aviation Committee has approved the cargo facility lease agreement with Aero Chicago to develop the Northeast Cargo Center at O’Hare International Airport.
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Detroit airport to offer free internet
June 26, 2012, 02:05 pm
Detroit Metropolitan Airport recently announced it will begin offering no-cost option limited wireless internet access throughout both of its terminals.
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Kansas City and Sioux Falls airports to go under construction
June 25, 2012, 02:13 pm
Aviation officials at Kansas City International Airport told city council members recently that instead of building a replacement for the airport on entirely new territory, they want to use the land Terminal A currently sits on and build a new airport.
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Clear Channel to implement technology in Denver airport
June 22, 2012, 05:03 pm
Clear Channel Airports recently announced plans to implement unique digital advertising at Denver International Airport, in what will account for the largest digital footprint in any North American airport.
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Orlando airport getting closer to private screeners
June 22, 2012, 04:30 pm
The Transportation Security Administration has recently given preliminary approval that will allow Orlando Sanford International Airport to use private security screeners.
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Arizona airport plans $1.4 billion terminal
June 22, 2012, 02:33 pm
The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Arizona recently announced plans to build a new passenger terminal that will cost $1.4 billion and could open in as little as five years.
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Aspen-Pitkin going for renovations
June 21, 2012, 02:52 pm
The conclusion of the financial analysis was recently released pertaining to the cost of renovating Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Colorado.
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CFI tools announces application addition
June 21, 2012, 02:47 pm
CFI Tools recently announced the CFI Tools Flight Recorder, an addition to the company's aviation applications for the Android market. The CFI application is used by thousands of pilots worldwide.
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FAA: Air traffic controllers still not following the rules on sleeping
June 20, 2012, 02:55 pm
According to Federal Aviation Administration documents, nearly there have been nearly 4,000 violations of newer regulations intending to prevent air traffic controllers from falling asleep on duty.
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US airports under serious renovations
June 19, 2012, 04:01 pm
United States airports have been long putting off renovations due to struggling profits and slower passenger traffic, but the time has finally come.
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Newark Airport regains last spot for on-time arrivals
June 19, 2012, 04:00 pm
Newark Liberty International Airport recently regained its title as the most tardy airport.
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Yuma International Airport wins grant from FAA for taxiway
June 18, 2012, 02:17 pm
Yuma International Airport in Arizona was recently awarded a $2.1 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration for renovations to its Taxiway Zulu project.
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Airplane passenger satisfaction declines
June 18, 2012, 02:04 pm
A new J.D. Power and Associates survey indicates that passenger satisfaction with North America’s airlines has decreased from a year ago.
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JFK Airport supports economy with terminal expansion
June 15, 2012, 03:53 pm
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and JetBlue recently announced that more than 1,000 jobs are expected to be created with an upcoming expansion of a terminal at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
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US Airways gives $325,000 in grants
June 14, 2012, 03:49 pm
The Community Foundation of US Airways has awarded $325,000 in grants to four nonprofit organizations that provide services to the airline's hub.
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NetJets completes largest private aviation order in history
June 14, 2012, 03:47 pm
NetJets, a leader in private aviation owned by Berkshire Hathaway, announced recently it will add 425 new aircraft from Cessna and Bombardier to its fleet.
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Illinois airports to see changes
June 12, 2012, 03:23 pm
The Pekin City Council in Illinois is set to consider a proposal to replace fuel stations at the Pekin Municipal Airport.
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Las Vegas airport to open Terminal 3
June 12, 2012, 03:22 pm
McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas is set to open the new 1.9 million square foot Terminal 3, which cost $2.4 billion, set to open June 28.
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LAX awards contract to Westfield Concession
June 11, 2012, 04:07 pm
A contract has been drawn up and signed between Westfield Concession Management and Los Angeles International Airport.
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Hawker Beechcraft receives FAA Diamond Award
June 11, 2012, 02:25 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration’s Maintenance Technician Program has recently awarded the factory-owned Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support United States service centers with the Diamond Award yet again.
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Airline passengers won’t see deals - where is that money going?
June 11, 2012, 01:35 pm
Airlines' profitability is rising and fuel prices are decreasing. The economy for the remainder of 2012 might be unknown, but for the airline industry, things are looking up. So, what difference does that make for the consumer?
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Stafford Regional Airport wants new terminal; Marshall gets hangar funding
June 8, 2012, 02:38 pm
The Stafford Regional Airport Authority in Virginia is moving forward with plans to get a new terminal.
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Airlines for America opposes EU ETS
June 7, 2012, 02:10 pm
Airlines for America is calling for the United States to stop the application of the European Union emissions trading scheme.
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Aviation events honor heros
June 7, 2012, 02:02 pm
The Aviation Heritage Park will host its annual Hangar Party at the Bowling Green Warren County Regional Airport in Kentucky on June 9.
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Solar Impulse flight on its second leg
June 6, 2012, 02:55 pm
Aviation history is in the making with the Solar Impulse flight currently under way. The aircraft powered entirely by solar energy underwent the first leg of a transatlantic journey last month and is now on the second leg.
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Cubic named among the best by Aviation Week&Space Technology
June 6, 2012, 10:27 am
Aviation Week & Space Technology has named Cubic Corporation's Transportation Systems among the top performers between the $1 billion to $5 billion revenue category.
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Aviation Week&Space Technology to expand print and digital content
June 5, 2012, 03:21 pm
Aviation Week recently announced the relaunch of Aviation Week & Space Technology set to debut July 2.
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United Airlines to cut 1,300 jobs in Houston
June 5, 2012, 11:54 am
United Airlines recently lost a battle against Southwest Airlines, which wanted to add international flights out of George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport.
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Gun found at security check-in at Tri-Cities Airport
June 5, 2012, 11:53 am
A gun was discovered in a traveler’s carry-on luggage at Tri-Cities Regional Airport security check-in.
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Aviation event draws a crowd, more to come
June 4, 2012, 03:39 pm
The Discover Aviation Days event drew large crowds June 2-3 at Anoka County Airport in Blaine, Minnesota.
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Statesville gets free fire truck for airport
June 1, 2012, 02:40 pm
The Statesville Fire Department in North Carolina has been given a free 2003 Jaguar fire truck, valued at $550,000.
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Brazil to be a target market for airline companies
May 31, 2012, 02:15 pm
The aviation intelligence brand OAG recently released its latest Aviation Market Reports.
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US Airways to offer more flights to Europe
May 30, 2012, 12:48 pm
US Airways has decided to offer customers more ways to get to Europe during the summer, with the announcement of daily flights to Lisbon, Portugal; Venice, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Glasgow, Scotland; and Athens, Greece.
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Amavco acquires Field Aviation from Hunting
May 30, 2012, 12:42 pm
Amavco, a privately held U.S. company, successfully completed its first major acquisition with the purchase of the Field Aviation Company from Hunting.
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Florida, Illinois airports see increase in passengers for April
May 30, 2012, 11:17 am
Although passenger growth at Miami International Airport was slower than in the first quarter, April still showed improvements.
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Quad City is Illinois Airport of the Year
May 29, 2012, 02:32 pm
The Illinois Division of Aeronautics recently named the Quad City International Airport as Illinois Primary Airport of the Year.
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Delta to close call center
May 29, 2012, 02:30 pm
A call center for Delta Airlines is scheduled to close September 1 outside the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, leaving 189 employees without a job.
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US Airways awards scholarships to 101 students
May 25, 2012, 11:16 am
US Airways notified 101 students that they are the recipients of the more than $250,000 available for scholarships through its Education Foundation.
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Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Initiative announced
May 24, 2012, 12:11 pm
The MASBI will first evaluate the 12-state region's biofuel potential in hopes of technological developments, biomass feedstock, sustainable commercialization and job creation.
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Homemade aircraft cause more deaths than other planes
May 23, 2012, 04:51 pm
A recent National Transportation Safety Board study found that in 2011, homemade aircraft were twice as likely to have accidents and three times more likely to be involved in fatalities when compared to the rest of the aviation community.
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Long Beach Airport has second lowest average airfares in the nation
May 23, 2012, 12:44 pm
The Long Beach Airport is ranked No. 2 in the nation overall, behind Atlantic City, but for the third straight quarter, the it has had the lowest average airfares in California.
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PTI implements new body scanners
May 22, 2012, 04:33 pm
A summary report by the Department of Homeland Security said it spent $87 million to replace old magnetometer metal detectors with new X-ray body scanners.
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Elliott announces installment of 50th G1000
May 22, 2012, 12:17 pm
Eliott aviation has successfully completed 50 installations of Garmin G1000 into its King Air 300 and 350 airframes.
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Pentastar hires new chief pilot
May 21, 2012, 03:30 pm
Pentastar, a leader in aviation services, including aircraft management, maintenance and charter services, has hired a new chief pilot.
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The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event
May 18, 2012, 02:18 pm
The Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting "The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration" from July 23 to 29.
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FAA wants harsher penalties for pointing lasers at airplanes
May 18, 2012, 01:42 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently said it is attempting to give out harsher penalties for individuals pointing lasers at airplanes in flight.
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JFK teaching employees how to be nice
May 17, 2012, 03:46 pm
John F. Kennedy International airport is training some employees to be nice. The program N.I.C.E. will train about 30 JFK terminal 4 employees, who are all military veterans, to improve upon customer experience.
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Elliott adds the Hawker 800A to its fleet
May 17, 2012, 01:50 pm
Elliott Aviation recently announced it will add a Hawker 800A mid-sized jet to its charter fleet.
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CAE acquires Oxford Aviation Academy
May 16, 2012, 04:05 pm
CAE has acquired Oxford Aviation Academy for C$314 million.CAE is looking to increase its presence as a global leader in civil aviation training and is an industry-leading aviation training and crew services provider.
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Elliott Aviation certified to install Garmin G1000 in more planes
May 16, 2012, 01:53 pm
Elliott Aviation, a leader in business aviation services, has recently been approved to install the Garmin G1000 Avionics Suite in the King Air 300 and 350 airframes.
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Chicago gets deal for airport cargo project
May 16, 2012, 11:01 am
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel came to an agreement with developer Aeroterm to start construction of the Northeast Cargo Center at O’Hare International Airport.
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TSA not up to DSH standards
May 15, 2012, 03:00 pm
A federal investigation recently revealed the failure of the Transportation Security Administration to gather information about airport security breaches and adequately respond by making improvements to airport security.
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Sacramento International Airport wants private security
May 14, 2012, 04:29 pm
Sacramento International Airport wants to replace federal security screeners with private contractors.
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US Airways to offer more flights to Europe
May 14, 2012, 10:31 am
US Airways has decided to offer customers more ways to get to Europe during the summer, with the announcement of daily flights to Lisbon, Portugal; Venice, Italy; Barcelona, Spain; Glasgow, Scotland; and Athens, Greece.
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Boeing absorbs Inmedius
May 11, 2012, 10:36 am
The Boeing Company announced its acquisition of Inmedius, the software applications and services provider for managing and sharing information and learning content.
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Lindbergh Foundation anniversary event
May 10, 2012, 04:04 pm
The Lindbergh Foundation is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a gala event at the Explorers Club in New York on May 18.
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Historic Flight Foundation uses beer flights for education
May 10, 2012, 12:00 pm
The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting the first ever Beer Flight fundraiser in Mukilteo, Washington, at the foundation’s hangar headquarters on May 18.
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Record-breaking international flights expected for summer
May 9, 2012, 03:30 pm
The industry association Airlines for America reported that United States planes will have a record number of people making international flights this summer.
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Norfolk International Airport will expand with $11.7 million
May 9, 2012, 11:53 am
The Norfolk International Airport in Virginia will get an $11.7 million renovation starting later this year.
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Boeing announces application for iPad
May 7, 2012, 04:58 pm
Boeing, the leader in manufacturing commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, recently announced the creation of an official iPad application titled Milestones in Innovation.
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Hawthorne adds FBO to MacArthur
May 7, 2012, 12:47 pm
Hawthorne Aviation, the second largest general aviation services and airport management company, announced to today the opening of a Fixed Base Operation for private jets at Long Island MacArthur Airport.
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Aviation Week to double its fleet and MRO offerings
May 7, 2012, 12:45 pm
Aviation Week is the largest information and services provider to the global defense, commercial, maintenance/repair/overhaul (MRO), business and space aviation communities.
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GE to move to move to Pompano Beach
May 7, 2012, 10:45 am
GE Aviation announced recently that it will expand into a new facility in Pampano Beach, Florida.
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Winglet on 737 MAX saves more fuel than anticipated
May 3, 2012, 01:47 pm
Boeing has designed a new winglet for its upcoming 737 MAX, which it says will get better gas mileage than originally anticipated.
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Pilots not disclosing medical history leads to controversy
May 3, 2012, 01:45 pm
Some pilots are not disclosing their medical history, leading to problems during flights. In light of recent in-flight incidents - one pilot had a nervous breakdown and another suffered a fatal heart - many have spotlighted pilot medical disclosure as an area of potential problems.
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Schools enhancing aviation offerings
May 3, 2012, 10:55 am
These degree programs will discuss numerous aviation topics such as technology, flight planning and pilot insurance.
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Airlines for America wants FAA to change pilot qualification
May 2, 2012, 02:33 pm
Airlines for America, an industry trade organization, recently urged the Federal Aviation Administration to significantly alter its guidelines for pilot certification.
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GE invests millions in Dayton corridor
May 1, 2012, 05:37 pm
GE Aviation recently announced it will continue to expand its presence in Dayton, Ohio, by investing $65 million in the city's Aerospace Corridor.
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New upgrades to Air Force One
April 30, 2012, 08:37 am
The Pentagon recently announced it will be spending $770 billion on aircraft purchases, operations, maintenance and construction between the fiscal 2013 and fiscal 2020 year.
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Local groups celebrate aviation
April 27, 2012, 02:38 pm
The aviation industry accounts for significant proportions of local economies all over the United States.
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Demand in aviation growing
April 25, 2012, 08:20 am
The International Air Transport Association recently released its global traffic results for February 2012, which showed an 8.6 percent increase in passenger demand compared to February 2011.
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Aviation legends making public appearances
April 23, 2012, 09:15 am
NASA Astronaut Randolph Bresnik will be delivering a keynote address at the 46th International Aviation Show Symposium later this month in Buffalo, New York.
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Private jet companies expanding services
April 20, 2012, 07:54 am
Elite Aviation global jet company recently entered a joint venture with STAjets to expand its fleet and consumer reach in the United States.
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Aviation history preserved
April 19, 2012, 10:06 am
The new aviation museum at Sywell recently opened and was greeted by hundreds of guests and a flypast by a Spitfire aircraft.
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US-Brazil aviation agreement reached
April 18, 2012, 09:52 am
President Barack Obama and Brazilian President Rousseff recently enhanced an already strong economic relationship with the signing of a new aviation partnership memorandum.
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Private jet business on the rise
April 17, 2012, 09:38 am
Private and business jet customers are growing in markets all over the world.
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September 11 jet gets restored
April 16, 2012, 09:45 am
The F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet was the first aircraft to respond to calls on September 11, 2001 after the terrorist attacks hit New York City and the Pentagon.
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Plane filled with biofuel ready for flight
April 13, 2012, 07:53 am
Porter Airlines in Canada recently became the first carrier in the country to conduct a biofuel-powered flight this month.
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Airlines reducing prices to engage consumers
April 11, 2012, 08:30 am
Fitch Ratings recently reported that the first quarter revenue results for the largest U.S. airlines suggest carriers may be facing renewed industry margin pressure as a result of higher fuel prices and increased air travel demand.
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Aviation jobs readily available
April 10, 2012, 10:40 am
Aviation industry jobs are on the rise and global demand for innovative parts, crew and pilots continues to grow.
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Aviation groups expanding
April 9, 2012, 09:59 am
The group's inventory is supported by extensive replenishment from global AJW inventory hubs and will be separated from AJ Walter in the Inventory Locator Services system initially.
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Biofuel flight in Australia scheduled
April 9, 2012, 09:58 am
Qantas and SkyNRG recently announced they will operate Australia's first commercial biofuel flight April 13 from Sydney to Adelaide.
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MRO of the Year Awards
April 6, 2012, 08:39 am
Aviation Week recently presented its 2012 MRO of the Year Awards for outstanding achievement and innovation in aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul.
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Women in Aviation 2012 Conference
April 5, 2012, 11:04 am
The annual Women in Aviation International Conference was recently held in Dallas, celebrating female achievement in the field while providing networking opportunities for aviation professionals.
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Aviation conference focuses on Army technology
April 4, 2012, 07:35 pm
The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence commanding general recently announced at the opening of the 2012 Army Aviation Association of America conference that the outlook on Army aviation is optimistic.
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Aviation in China expected to boom
April 3, 2012, 11:52 am
In China, the market for business jets and personal aviation is on the rise.
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New aviation opportunities for international students
April 2, 2012, 04:36 pm
Airbus recently launched the Fly Your Ideas initiative at the Going Global international education conference that gave aviation students the chance to submit concepts that could be implemented in the airline transport industry.
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Aviation supports 56 million jobs
March 30, 2012, 08:23 am
A recent study from the Air Transport Action Group by Oxford Economics found the aviation industry generates and supports more than 56 million jobs worldwide.
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US officials promise to search for Earhart
March 30, 2012, 07:49 am
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced the United States will help solve the 75-year-old mystery of aviation surrounding legendary pilot Amelia Earhart, after analysis of a photograph suggested she might have crashed on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean.
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FAA cites 23 critical elements in Philippines airports
March 29, 2012, 08:47 am
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration recently found 23 critical elements in airports throughout the Philippines that the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines must address and correct.
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FAA reviewing inflight electronics ban
March 28, 2012, 08:09 am
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced it will be reviewing its in-flight electronics ban. The FAA promises no changes to the ban will be made until safety is ensured to both pilots and passengers.
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Blue Angels return to Pensacola
March 26, 2012, 09:17 am
The Blue Angels recently announced they will be returning to Pensacola, Florida, where it will start practicing by the end of March.
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Ground school launched in California
March 26, 2012, 09:17 am
Irwin Fust, certified flight instructor, is conducting an aviation ground school course for students interested in pursuing a sport pilot or private license.
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WWII planes, pilots honored
March 23, 2012, 07:43 am
Valair Aviation will be hosting an aircraft on display for the Collings Foundation's Wing of Freedom Tour at Wiley Post Airport this April.
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Excellence recognized with aviation awards
March 21, 2012, 10:26 am
Flexjet was recently recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration, receiving the highest honor for maintenance training with the Diamond Award for Excellence for the 13th straight year.
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New approach to taxes and regulations
March 19, 2012, 10:16 am
The International Air Transport Association is urging U.S. lawmakers to improve aviation competitiveness by easing the tax and regulatory obligations placed on the airline industry.
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Senators showing opposition to increased aviation user fee
March 16, 2012, 08:16 am
In February, Congress passed the long-term FAA authorization bill, which will guarantee advancements for the industry through grants, research and development, and new technology.
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Chiefs call for halt on carbon law
March 15, 2012, 08:30 am
In a recent letter, European aviation heads urged political leaders to stop the EU carbon law as it poses a serious threat to the industry.
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New approach to taxes and regulations
March 13, 2012, 10:12 am
The International Air Transport Association is urging U.S. lawmakers to improve aviation competitiveness by easing the tax and regulatory obligations placed on the airline industry.
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Kansas museum opens new archive center
March 12, 2012, 10:19 am
The Kansas Aviation Museum recently unveiled its new $120,000 Special Archive Center, a 6,000-square-foot facility that meets the standards of the American Association of Museums for archival storage.
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Hall of Fame to stay in Daytona
March 9, 2012, 12:08 pm
The National Aviation Hall of Fame has decided to keep its 2012 enshrinement ceremony in Dayton, Ohio.
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Aviation industry to share ideas at defense conference
March 8, 2012, 05:34 pm
The JPMorgan Aviation Transportation and Defense Conference in New York City is attracting a wide variety of aviation and financial groups to the event.
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Boeing breaks world record
March 7, 2012, 01:33 pm
The Boeing Company recently received two certificates confirming the official status of two world records set by the 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the end of last year.
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Airports continue to break records
March 6, 2012, 05:17 pm
Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans recently announced it increased its total passenger volume 4.2 percent to 8,546,980 between 2010 and 2011.
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Silver introduces flights between Tampa, Gainesville
March 6, 2012, 05:16 pm
Silver Airways recently announced it will be offering flights between Florida's Tampa International Airport and Gainesville Regional Airport starting the middle of April.
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Astronaut shares stories with aviation students
March 5, 2012, 05:58 pm
Mark Kelly, the husband of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and U.S. astronaut, recently visited students at the West Michigan Aviation Academy in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Aviation programs expand through partnerships
March 5, 2012, 05:57 pm
The Technical College System of Georgia recently partnered with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to establish a comprehensive education program that will teach students at Richard B. Russell Regional Airport.
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Aviation school receives new accreditation
March 5, 2012, 05:57 pm
Kent Career Tech Center's avionics program recently became the first program of its kind in the United States to earn formal accreditation allowing students to take an exam to qualify them as certified aircraft electronics technicians.
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Aviation groups expand facilities, fleets
March 1, 2012, 06:00 pm
Priester Aviation recently announced the addition of three new aircrafts to its private jet charter fleet.
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Austin students learning how to fly
February 29, 2012, 05:22 pm
A group of students in Mendez Middle School in East Austin, Texas, are participating in a virtual aviation training program in cooperation with the Phoenix Arising Aviation Academy.
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Pittsburgh airport receives grant for construction
February 29, 2012, 03:23 pm
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently awarded the Pittsburgh International Airport with $2 million to construct a new stormwater treatment plant.
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Chattanooga Airport receives LEED certification
February 29, 2012, 03:21 pm
The Chattanooga Airport's new energy-efficient corporate flight center terminal facility recently received platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building certification program.
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Westminster's aviation school receives accreditation
February 29, 2012, 12:53 pm
The aviation program in the Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, recently earned accreditation from the Aviation Accreditation Board International.
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Idaho airport eligible for federal funding
February 29, 2012, 12:49 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently put the Sandpoint Airport in northern Idaho in tentative compliance, making the facility eligible for federal funding to make improvements to its services and infrastructure.
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Air noise pollution angering residents
February 29, 2012, 10:29 am
Overnight arrivals at John F. Kennedy Airport's runway 22L recently increased in the last four months of 2011, despite officials promising residents the noise pollution would be reduced along that route.
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Aviation expanding across the US
February 28, 2012, 03:08 pm
The Tri-Cities in Washington state is preparing to launch a biofuel center a Washington State University.
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Airports making an impact on local community
February 28, 2012, 03:02 pm
The Denver International Airport recently reported its busiest year in its 17-year history, with nearly 53 million people passing through the facility in 2011, about 1 million more than reported in 2010.
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Airport opens first corporate hangar
February 28, 2012, 02:59 pm
The Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville, Tennessee, recently opened its first corporate aircraft hangar.
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Bankruptcy forces pilots to China
February 28, 2012, 10:56 am
American Airlines recently filed for bankruptcy, leaving many pilots feeling nervous about the stability of their careers.
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EU proposal could put passengers in danger
February 27, 2012, 10:32 am
The European Union recently heard a proposal to change pilot fatigue regulations, prompting several officials to consider the alterations dangerous to the well-being of passengers.
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Fantasy camp for aviation fans
February 27, 2012, 10:31 am
Fantasy camps are becoming more popular throughout the United States, allowing adults to live out dreams they had as children but were unable to accomplish in the real world.
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Lack of supply limits biofuel trial
February 27, 2012, 10:30 am
Alaska Airlines recently reported a supply shortage forced the company to use 20 percent biofuel during its 75-flight biofuel trial commercialization program.
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Aviation groups enhance reputations with innovation
February 27, 2012, 10:29 am
Mesa Airlines recently received the Federal Aviation Administration's Employer's Gold Award for 2011 for the work of its maintenance team.
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Iowa National Guard to rededicate airport
February 27, 2012, 10:28 am
The Iowa National Guard recently announced it will rededicate the Davenport Aviation Readiness Center after the completion of its latest renovations.
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Aviation programs on the rise
February 23, 2012, 10:43 am
ST Aerospace and Aeroism Technology recently announced they will be working together to develop advanced maintenance training systems.
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Jet industry set for a rebound
February 22, 2012, 10:28 am
Sales of corporate jets in the United States dropped significantly with the onset of the global financial crisis.
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President signs aviation bill
February 21, 2012, 10:18 am
President Barack Obama recently signed legislation that finances the modernization of the nation's aviation system, accelerating the transition from radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology.
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New programs enhance aviation industry
February 17, 2012, 09:33 am
The Terre Haute International Airport in Indiana recently underwent some changes when a private company took over operations of the facility.
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Aviation groups expanding
February 16, 2012, 10:43 am
St. Cloud Regional Airport in Minnesota is undergoing some renovations, with the general aviation building getting $136,000 in upgrades including a new roof, carpeting, canopy and restroom.
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A4A commends FAA for reform act
February 15, 2012, 11:43 am
Airlines for America recently commended Congress and the Federal Aviation Administration for passing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.
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Vermont Tech launches aviation program
February 15, 2012, 11:42 am
Vermont Technical College recently unveiled a four-year degree program in aviation to cater to the growing number of college students looking to become a pilot.
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Students dive into aviation history
February 14, 2012, 11:11 am
The Thurgood Marshall Learning Center in Rock Island, Illinois, has a wing set aside to commemorate African-Americans in the aviation industry.
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China bans airlines from following EU carbon tax scheme
February 13, 2012, 09:45 am
The Aviation Administration of China has issued a ban on all airlines from taking part in the emissions trade charge.
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Renovations attract media and federal officials
February 10, 2012, 09:44 am
The Tampa International Airport in Florida is planning some major renovations to be completed by August, just in time to greet attendees of the 2012 Republican National Convention being held nearby.
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FAA bill nears approval
February 9, 2012, 01:28 pm
After four years of negotiating various components of the Federal Aviation Administration funding bill, lawmakers finally reached an agreement.
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Aviation classes scheduled for the summer
February 6, 2012, 09:36 am
Outreach Aviation in Lanham, Maryland, is planning to offer free flying and mechanic lessons to students interested in aviation from underserved communities this summer.
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Travolta donates jet to hall of fame
February 6, 2012, 09:35 am
Famed actor, pilot and aviation enthusiast John Travolta recently donated his Gulfstream II executive jet to the Georgia Aviation Hall of Fame at the museum near Robins Air Force Base.
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Agreement on aviation bill reached
February 3, 2012, 11:14 am
After four years of standoffs by congressional leaders, lawmakers recently came to an agreement on a four-year, $63.6 billion U.S. aviation bill to maintain current funding levels to help aid the development of new air traffic technology.
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GE Aviation opens repair facility in Brisbane
February 2, 2012, 04:23 pm
GE Aviation, an international company, recently opened a new repair facility in Brisbane, Australia, to support operators of the company's Bombardier Q400 aircraft in the country.
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Epic Aviation implements risk management solution
February 1, 2012, 06:14 pm
Epic Aviation recently announced it will be using Allegro 8 platform to support its jet fuel and avgas supply, commercial sales, risk management and hedging activities.
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Chicago's O'Hare Airport remains second busiest
January 31, 2012, 05:42 pm
According to figures from the Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is still the second busiest airport in the United States, following Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson.
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New regulations could shock travelers
January 31, 2012, 05:40 pm
The new Federal Aviation Administration rules took effect last week requiring airlines to include taxes and fees in advertised prices.
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African Americans in aviation honored in February
January 31, 2012, 05:22 pm
In honor of Black History Month, communities across the nation are recognizing and honoring black aviators who have played a significant role in the growth and development of the U.S. aviation industry.
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FAA building HQ on Alliance land
January 31, 2012, 10:27 am
The Federal Aviation Administration is planning to move its southwest regional headquarters and Air Traffic Organization's central service center to the land near Alliance Town Center.
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Recalling aviation history
January 31, 2012, 09:02 am
A Chicago resident grew up near Midway Airport and learned how to repair airplanes now wants to write about the region's aviation history, specifically O'Hare International Airport.
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Etihad leads biofuel race
January 31, 2012, 08:58 am
Many airline carriers all over the world are developing more efficient aircrafts and testing biofuels for alternative energy sources.
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New York airports account for half of all US flight delays
January 31, 2012, 08:57 am
A recent report from the Government Accountability Office found in the first half of 2011, the major airports in the New York region handled 12 percent of all domestic flights, but accounted for nearly half of all delays in the nation.
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OK governor opposes general aviation user fee
January 30, 2012, 10:25 am
Many Oklahoma business leaders, politicians and now the governor are in opposition to a proposed user fee on general aviation aircrafts.
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Jamestown to welcome Great Lakes Aviation
January 30, 2012, 10:22 am
The North Dakota congressional delegation recently announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has selected Great Lakes Aviation to provide long-term service to Jamestown as part of the Essential Air Service subsidy program, which helps small communities pay for airplane services.
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Aviation Center breaks ground
January 27, 2012, 04:39 pm
Savannah Technical College in Georgia recently broke ground on a new Aviation Training Center that will be used to prepare high-level technicians for jobs in the industry, specifically in aircraft maintenance and assembly.
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Honoring achievement in aviation all over the United States
January 27, 2012, 04:38 pm
The Tuskegee Airmen exhibit recently won the Museum Exhibit of the Year Award from the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries for the category of influential exhibits costing less than $100,000.
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CSC wins contract to support Navy training
January 27, 2012, 09:02 am
The U.S. Navy recently awarded CSC a $60 million contract to run a naval aviation simulator training program as part of its ongoing defense mission.
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GE sales boost Dayton community
January 27, 2012, 09:01 am
GE Aviation recently reported that a record amount of new orders for engines and other aircraft parts will significantly affect operations at its Dayton, Ohio, location.
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Aviation business to boom in Sioux City
January 27, 2012, 09:00 am
Aviation Consultant Expert Solutions, an aircraft maintenance business, recently announced it will be opening a new plant at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa, to bring jobs to the local community.
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Airport workers protest at LAX
January 26, 2012, 10:06 am
More than 200 airport workers will rally at Los Angeles International Airport in protest of not being given healthcare benefits.
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Congress compromises on aviation bill
January 26, 2012, 10:05 am
Congressional leaders recently announced a compromise on a long-stalled aviation bill that would accelerate the updating of the national air traffic system.
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Aviation and aerospace important to the US economy
January 25, 2012, 09:35 am
Tal-Tech Alliance and the Leon County Economic Development Council recently hosted a roundtable discussion in Florida of business and academic leaders interested in the future of aviation and aerospace in the state.
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Private jet company expands to the US
January 25, 2012, 09:34 am
Lufthansa and NetJets recently announced they will expand their private jet branch into the United States after reporting growth in Europe.
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Aviation company to boost Greenville economy
January 24, 2012, 10:36 am
Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Association, Southern Air Repair Corporation will create at least 20 jobs and invest $750,000 in Greenville County, South Carolina, when it relocates its repair plant to the area.
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Regional airport debating name change
January 24, 2012, 10:35 am
The Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Ohio is undergoing numerous changes and upgrades to its facility, and officials are considering changing the airport's name to Northeast Ohio Regional Airport as well.
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Living Legends of Aviation Awards shine
January 23, 2012, 10:44 am
In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright set the scene for the explosion of air travel with their first successful flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Exactly 100 years later, the Living Legends of Aviation organization was created to celebrate and recognize achievements in aviation.
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Aviation museum opens exhibit honoring Marine Corps history
January 19, 2012, 05:16 pm
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps aviation department with a new exhibit highlighting the history of aviation in the military.
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The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade returns home
January 18, 2012, 06:32 pm
Nearly 200 members of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade recently returned from Afghanistan to Campbell County Airfield in Kentucky, where they were met by family and friends.
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Wisconsin wins aviation plant, jobs
January 18, 2012, 06:31 pm
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently announced that Kestrel will open its new headquarters and manufacturing plant in Superior, Wisconsin, bringing an estimated 600 jobs to the state.
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Events and efforts boosting aviation industry
January 18, 2012, 06:30 pm
EtQ recently announced it will host its second annual Aviation Safety Management Summit at the end of the month in Tempe, Arizona.
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Third anniversary of Miracle on the Hudson remembered
January 17, 2012, 06:18 pm
On January 15, 2009, U.S. Airways Flight 1549 successfully landed in the Hudson River after a swarm of Canadian geese disrupted the flight path and destroyed both engines.
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Aviation museum awarded travel and tourism grant
January 16, 2012, 09:13 am
The Wildwood Aviation Museum in Cape May Airport in New Jersey recently announced it will receive a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.
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Small airlines going international
January 16, 2012, 09:11 am
Sonny Berry launched a charter air service with a small two-engine plane nearly 30 years ago, and now his company, Berry Aviation, now conducts business operations all over the world.
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Pompeo unveils general aviation plan
January 13, 2012, 05:14 pm
U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, recently announced a new effort to improve the American perception of the aviation industry despite damaging comments from federal officials.
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CAE awarded millions for flight simulators
January 13, 2012, 09:06 am
CAE recently announced it received more than $65 million in contracts to develop full-flight simulators for customers in Asia, with 30 simulator sales already announced for the 2012 fiscal year.
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Reno Air Show officials reassure event's safety
January 12, 2012, 06:52 pm
An incident at the Reno Air Show last September took the lives of 11 people and almost prevented the event from being held in 2012.
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Metro Aviation received certification for emergency medical system kit
January 12, 2012, 06:51 pm
Metro Aviation recently received a Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate for a complete Emergency Medical System kit for its Eurocopter, becoming the first company to offer the product with the EMS package in the United States.
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Bombardier chief announces plans for aviation jobs in Kansas
January 12, 2012, 06:49 pm
Bombardier Aerospace recently announced it will expand its Learjet site in Wichita, Kansas, resulting in 450 new jobs for the city, which experienced a setback after Boeing announced it would close its defense plant there.
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Workshop to focus on promoting aviation
January 11, 2012, 08:05 pm
The Nebraska Aviation Council will be hosting an aviation workshop featuring speeches from a survivor of the 2009 plane crash in New York's Hudson River and a former astronaut.
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Study suggests EU carbon law could boost US airline profits
January 11, 2012, 08:04 pm
A recent study from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration predicts the European Union's new Emission Trading Scheme could actually help U.S. airlines increase their profits by at least $2.5 billion by 2020.
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New report indicates further airfare increases due to emissions tax
January 11, 2012, 08:03 pm
An in-depth report from OAG examined the likely scenarios and impacts of the EU emissions trading scheme on airline operators, airports and the European economy.
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EU expects China airlines to comply with new emissions trading scheme
January 9, 2012, 06:14 pm
China Air Transport Association announced they will refuse to comply with the EU law requiring a carbon emission tax on international carriers operating in EU states.
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Senator calls for more aviation programs in Washington state
January 9, 2012, 06:13 pm
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell recently made a visit to Yakima, Washington, to discuss the need for more aerospace and aviation jobs in Washington state, after the Washington Council on Aerospace called for 20,000 new employees in the field to meet the rising demand.
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Museum to hold symposium on Tuskegee airmen
January 9, 2012, 06:12 pm
The Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor recently announced it will hold a symposium to honor the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African American aviators to work in the U.S. military.
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Tupelo Regional looking for private company to run FBO
January 6, 2012, 06:10 pm
The Tupelo Regional Airport in Mississippi recently announced it is looking for a private company to run the operations of its fixed base operator Tupelo Aviation Unlimited.
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EAA flew 250 kids in 2011
January 6, 2012, 06:08 pm
The Chattahoochee Valley Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association based out of the Columbus Airport in Georgia recently announced it carried 248 Young Eagles in 2011, 13 of which flew on December 31.
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Reno air races scheduled for 2012
January 6, 2012, 06:07 pm
Last September, a deadly crash occurred at the Reno air race, pushing many organizers of the event to want to cancel it for 2012.
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Historic aviation magazine launches online journal
January 5, 2012, 05:10 pm
Air Facts, a 74-year-old aviation magazine that was originally published for private pilots in 1938, was recently reinvented as an online journal.
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Aviation conference set to focus on passenger satisfaction
January 5, 2012, 05:09 pm
The Hamburg Aviation Conference 2012 is scheduled for February and plans to focus on improving passenger satisfaction through the adoption of the customer viewpoint through operational and functional processes in the aviation industry.
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Enrollment in aviation programs on the rise
January 5, 2012, 05:09 pm
Over the past six years, Enterprise State Community College in Alabama has seen a significant uptick in enrollment in its aviation programs, as more students are interested in training for good-paying jobs in a growing industry.
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EU emissions trading scheme faces industry opposition
January 5, 2012, 05:08 pm
Many members of the aviation industry, however, are opposed to the regulations and are refusing to pay the carbon charge
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BBA acquires US aviation firm
January 4, 2012, 06:00 pm
BBA Aviation PLC recently announced it purchased the Alabama-based airport operator Azalea Aviation for $27.3 million in cash.
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Aviation industry showing growth in Tennessee
January 4, 2012, 05:55 pm
The Metro Nashville Airport Authority recently announced that smaller airports in middle Tennessee are reporting growth, specifically a rise in fuel sales.
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Effects of the aviation emissions requirements
January 3, 2012, 05:38 pm
In early December, the European Court of Justice rejected a petition by a group of U.S. airlines that wanted to overturn a European Union decision to require all international air carriers flying in and out of EU states to participate in the carbon trading regime.
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Air travel fatalities at all-time low
January 3, 2012, 05:37 pm
A recent study form Ascend aviation consulting company found the air travel fatality rate is at an all-time low, making 2011 the best year ever for flying safety.
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Kansas State campus adds new planes
December 30, 2011, 04:52 pm
The aviation program at Kansas State University's campus in Salina recently added five new Cessna Skyhawk planes to the school's fleet of learning aircrafts.
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Aviation industry prediction for 2012
December 30, 2011, 04:19 pm
As 2011 comes to a close, many industry experts are starting to look ahead to see what trends in aviation might emerge in 2012.
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Aviation museum receives donation for expansion
December 30, 2011, 01:48 pm
The McAllister Museum of Aviation in Yakima, Washington, recently received a $5,000 donation to be used on the expansion of its display of the Yakima Clipper, a piece of local aviation history.
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Master plan complete for new aviation park in California
December 29, 2011, 09:04 am
Plans for the new Whiting Aviation Park in Santa Rosa, Florida, are ready, and the Santa Rosa Economic Development Council is actively working on attracting aerospace and defense companies to invest in the airfield project.
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Charter aviation firm finds success with perfection
December 28, 2011, 05:24 pm
L.J. Aviation, a family-owned charter aviation firm, recently found success by being meticulous with every flight, preparation and business operation.
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EU court upholds carbon trade plan
December 23, 2011, 11:17 am
The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg recently upheld a carbon trade plan for aviation that would charge airlines flying to Europe for their carbon pollution.
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Queen City Airport proving its worth
December 22, 2011, 11:39 am
A planning official and real estate executive recently recommended that the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority sell Queen City Airport in Pennsylvania, as he felt the facility would best be used for commercial development.
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New airport in central Louisiana expected to cater to a small travel market
December 22, 2011, 11:38 am
. The small airport does not cater to a large air travel market, but its does support a strong demand for flights from its modest consumer base.
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Tulsa officials catching suspects by plane
December 21, 2011, 05:40 pm
The Tulsa County Sheriff's deputies in Oklahoma recently acquired a new tool they can use to help catch holiday thieves.
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Small plane makes emergency landing on street
December 20, 2011, 03:01 pm
A small plane recently experienced engine trouble, forcing the pilot to land on a Longmont street in Colorado.
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Four survive plane in crash near southern Alaskan coast
December 20, 2011, 11:15 am
Four people aboard a small plane that crashed into chilly waters off the shores of Nanwalek, Alaska, were able to swim or wade safely to land before they suffered hypothermia.
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Homemade plane crashes in California
December 19, 2011, 01:26 pm
A small, experimental plane recently crashed in the central California desert, killing a 65-year-old Palmdale man.
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US to pay $4.4 million for pilot error
December 16, 2011, 12:02 pm
Six years ago, a wealthy Boca Raton businessman died in a small plane crash in Florida just outside Miami.
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Sioux Falls plane crash victims finally identified
December 15, 2011, 04:40 pm
A small plane leaving the Sioux Falls Regional Airport in South Dakota recently nosedived into the ground and burst into flames, trapping and killing the four passengers inside.
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Fire at airport causes delays, evacuations
December 14, 2011, 11:01 am
A small fire caused the San Antonio International Airport to evacuate, leaving a loaded small plane to wait on the tarmac for nearly two hours while crews tamed the flames.
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Small crash caused by missing nut
December 13, 2011, 11:47 am
The National Transportation Safety Board believes a recent small plane crash off the Kodiak State Airport in Alaska was caused by a missing nut.
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New information surfaces concerning Crystal Lake crash
December 13, 2011, 11:11 am
A small plane crashed last month in Crystal Lake, Illinois, killing four people.
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Small plane lands on Missouri highway
December 12, 2011, 06:12 pm
A pilot from Indiana recently took off on a trip to Springfield, Missouri, for a weekend excursion.
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Plane overshoots runway in Ohio
December 9, 2011, 06:14 pm
A small plane recently overshot a runway at Clermont County Airport, crashing into a number of fences before finally stopping in the middle of a road in Batavia Township, Ohio.
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Pilot killed in crash on Whidbey Island
December 9, 2011, 06:13 pm
A small plane recently collided with trees in Fort Ebey State Park and crashed on Whidbey Island just off the coast of Washington.
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Weather and training contributes to Chicago plane crash
December 9, 2011, 01:38 pm
In November, a small plane crashed into a field just outside of Chicago killing four people on board. Officials believe both weather and pilot training may have led to the crash.
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Michigan crash leaves passenger and pilot alive
December 8, 2011, 06:23 pm
A small plane recently crashed in New Hudson, Michigan, damaging the aircraft but leaving the passenger and pilot uninjured.
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Plane crashes near Yolo County Airport
December 8, 2011, 09:17 am
A Piper PA-38 Tomahawk plane recently crashed just outside the Yolo County Airport in Davis, California, when it lost power approaching the landing strip.
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Crashed blamed on pilot error
December 7, 2011, 06:19 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board recently announced that pilot error caused a small plane to crash near Hailey, Idaho, which injured two people.
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Passenger cites low oil pressure before crash
December 7, 2011, 06:18 pm
The Cessna 177 crashed in Tallapoosa, killing the pilot and his wife Patricia, and injuring their son Alex, who then died in the hospital due to complications from the crash.
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Model has hand sliced off in propeller
December 6, 2011, 05:29 pm
A 23-year-old model and online fashion editor from Plano, Texas, recently walked into the propeller of a small plane slicing off her hand.
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Insurance protects against flips and crashes
December 6, 2011, 05:27 pm
A small plane recently crashed near the airport in Cortland, Alabama.
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Colorado plane crash possibly kills 4
December 5, 2011, 05:24 pm
A small plane recently crashed into the southwest Colorado mountains, possibly killing all four people on board.
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Michigan crash takes two lives
December 5, 2011, 05:23 pm
A single-engine chartered plane recently crashed in northern Michigan, killing both passengers on board.
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Crash near Hailey, Idaho
December 2, 2011, 05:48 pm
A small private plane recently crashed on a ridge a mile east of Hailey, Idaho, injuring the two passengers.
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Plane crashes into elderly woman's home
December 2, 2011, 05:47 pm
An 81-year-old woman was recently rescued from her home after a small plane crashed into her property in Midland, Texas.
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Small plane crash kills pilot
December 2, 2011, 05:46 pm
In the woods just outside a New York airport in Fulton, a small plane crashed and killed a pilot on board.
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Low fuel a factor in deadly crash
December 2, 2011, 11:03 am
A twin-engine Piper Navajo was recently approaching Chicago Executive Airport when the pilot made a low fuel announcement to the air safety investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board.
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Crash at Boeing Field injures 2
December 1, 2011, 05:54 pm
A small plane leaving Boeing Field slammed into a parked plane recently in Washington.
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Plane damaged in AZ crash
November 30, 2011, 07:02 pm
A twin-engine four-passenger Cessna plane was recently smashed up near the Sedona Airstrip in Arizona.
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Plane badly burnt in Hannibal airport hangar
November 30, 2011, 04:52 pm
A fire was started at Hannibal Regional Airport in Missouri when a piece of equipment used to dismantle a plane lit up a pool of fuel that had leaked out of a single-engine plane.
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4 killed in Illinois plane crash
November 30, 2011, 01:48 pm
A small plane recently crashed near Crystal Lake, Illinois, killing four passengers.
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Low fuel causes crash in Sagaponack
November 29, 2011, 04:51 pm
A single-engine plane recently crashed in Sagaponack, New York, due to low fuel.
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Pilot error believed to cause 2010 crash
November 29, 2011, 01:47 pm
Federal investigators recently reported that pilot error is likely to be the cause of a small plane crash in California that killed three Tesla Motors employees in 2010.
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Pilot injured in North New Jersey plane crash
November 28, 2011, 04:53 pm
A single-engine Cessna recently made a very hard landing off the runway at Lincoln Park Airport in North New Jersey.
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Young pilots crash but remain confident
November 23, 2011, 06:48 pm
A private plane recently crashed near Princeton, Minnesota, airport but the rookie pilot was able to crawl out of the upside down plane completely unharmed.
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Pilot mistakes subdivision for runway
November 23, 2011, 06:47 pm
A 23-year-old pilot student recently made a crash landing in a subdivision in Pasco, Florida, when he mistook a road for a runway.
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Calvert County plane crash injures 2
November 22, 2011, 06:31 pm
A small plane recently crashed just outside of Baltimore, Maryland, on a flight back from Illinois. The pilot overshot the runway and two people were injured in the crash.
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Arkansas plane crash injures 2
November 21, 2011, 06:56 pm
Two people were recently injured when a single-engine experimental Zodiac plane crashed after taking off from the Clinton Municipal Airport in Arkansas.
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Jet business soars
November 21, 2011, 06:55 pm
Demand for luxury travel is continuing to increase despite the uncertain economic climate.
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Plane crashes in Chicago suburb
November 21, 2011, 06:54 pm
A 69-year-old man was flying a small plane near Elgin, Illinois, when it crashed after attempting to take off.
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Oklahoma state coaches die in plane crash, weather not the culprit
November 21, 2011, 06:53 pm
A small plane carrying the head coach and assistant coach of the Oklahoma State's women's basketball team recently crashed in Arkansas.
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Plane crashes into Pennsylvania barn
November 18, 2011, 05:21 pm
A twin-engine plane recently slammed into a barn in Harrison Township, Pennsylvania, but the four people on board were able to get out of the plane themselves.
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Small plane crash in Flint
November 18, 2011, 02:41 pm
A small plane recently crashed at Flint's Bishop International Airport in Michigan.
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Plane crash victims identified
November 17, 2011, 07:40 pm
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office investigators recently identified the pilot and passenger who were killed in the single-engine plane crash discovered in the national wildlife refuge near the Everglades.
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2 survive plane crash in Sheboygan County
November 16, 2011, 06:53 pm
A small plane recently crashed in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, near Elkhart Lake but the pilot and his passenger were safe and able to leave the site unharmed.
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Small plane plummets before crash
November 16, 2011, 06:52 pm
A single-engine plane crashed in Colorado after first plummeting 7,000 feet in one minute before hitting the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Both the pilot and passenger died in the incident.
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New updates to the Boynton Beach crash
November 16, 2011, 06:50 pm
Last week a single-engine plane crashed into the swampy refuge near Boynton Beach in Florida, with half of the jet stuck in the mud.
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American Eagle fine could result in more cancellations
November 15, 2011, 06:18 pm
American Airlines was recently fined $900,000 by the government for holding hundreds of passengers on board a small jet for hours on an airport tarmac beyond the three-hour limit.
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Deadly plane crash in Alamosa Airport
November 15, 2011, 06:17 pm
A small plane recently crashed at the regional airport near Alamosa, Colorado, killing the pilot. The Cessna 337 crashed 2 miles south of Alamosa, on its way to Salida.
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Plane makes emergency landing in New York
November 14, 2011, 07:56 pm
A small plane recently made an emergency landing in Colden, New York, after experiencing engine failure and water damage to its left wing and propeller.
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Salt Lake City airport giving pilots obstacles to deal with
November 14, 2011, 07:55 pm
A privately owned Lear jet recently aborted takeoff from the Salt Lake City International Airport, and skidded off the runway to come to a rest partially tilted with one wing touching the ground.
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Pilot narrowly escapes serious injury in plane crash
November 11, 2011, 05:31 pm
A small plane recently crashed into Swift Creek Reservoir in Virginia, with the 78-year old pilot just barely escaping serious injury.
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NASCAR's Hendrick released from hospital after plane crash
November 10, 2011, 06:31 pm
Rick Hendrick, NASCAR team owner, was recently released from the hospital one week after his private plane ran off the runway during a landing and crashed.
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Alaskan planes successfully use biofuel
November 10, 2011, 06:28 pm
Two Alaska Airlines flights recently departed from Sea-Tac Airport full of biofuel running the jet engines. One plane was headed to Washington, D.C., the other flew to Portland.
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Independent pilots on the rise, but safety comes first
November 7, 2011, 06:19 pm
Steve Maiden, CEO of Constant Aviation, said over the past year the company has experienced double-digit increases in sales growth, as more corporations and wealthy individuals are investing in small jets and need maintenance services.
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Pilot makes successful emergency landing after heart attack
November 3, 2011, 05:19 pm
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Steven Nusbaum, who was piloting an experimental aircraft in McHenry County, Illinois, was forced to make an emergency landing when he suffered a heart attack.
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Connecticut town looks at airport noise
November 1, 2011, 08:56 am
According to the Hartford Courant, residents in Wethersfield, Connecticut, may soon receive relief from what they say is increasing noise pollution created by the nearby Brainard Airport.
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European Union seeks to regulate commercial aviation carbon emissions
November 1, 2011, 08:39 am
Officials in Europe and the United States are working to develop fair and effective regulations that will encourage the limitation of carbon emissions produced by major airliners.
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EMU officials debut new flight wing
October 31, 2011, 05:11 pm
Officials at Eastern Michigan University recently gathered to celebrate the opening of the college's new Eagle Flight Center at the Capital Region International Airport.
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New hangars at Ohio regional airport provide opportunity for pilots
October 24, 2011, 06:04 pm
Two new airplane hangars built at Butler County Regional Airport in Hamilton, Ohio, will hopefully bring a sense of stability to the Hogan Flying Service company.
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Officials in Pennsylvania weigh airport improvement
October 24, 2011, 06:04 pm
Officials began drafting a comprehensive report on the local economic impact of the Business Airport of Carlisle, located in South Middleton Township, Pennsylvania.
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AOPA honors British Columbian pilot
October 7, 2011, 04:47 pm
Mireille Goyer, a pilot from Tswassen, British Columbia, was recently recognized by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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More categories needed for GA safety
October 6, 2011, 08:55 pm
Recent airplane accidents across the country have brought sudden attention to aircraft and pilot safety.
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Light and experimental aircraft featured at Florida expo
October 3, 2011, 07:55 am
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, held from January 19-22 at the Sebring Regional Airport in Sebring, Florida, will focus this year on experimental light sport aircraft.
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Newest Boeing airplane completes maiden voyage
September 28, 2011, 05:35 pm
Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner completed its maiden voyage to Tokyo recently, and is slated to make its first commercial flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong on October 26.
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Pilot flies vintage transport to Hearst Castle for fundraiser
September 27, 2011, 06:48 pm
Airplane and vintage enthusiasts recently rode in style aboard a 1948 Douglas C-47, a low altitude military transport plane that saw the bulk of its military service during the Allied efforts in World War II.
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Airplane manufacturer celebrates sales milestone
September 22, 2011, 02:58 am
Cirrus Aircraft, a Duluth, Minnesota, based company that opened in 1999, recently celebrated the delivery of its 5,000th airplane.
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AOPA to appoint regional managers
September 19, 2011, 05:12 pm
Craig Fuller, President of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, recently announced that the AOPA will appoint regional managers in an effort to engender effective communication at state and local levels.
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Projected pilot shortage opens door for new student aviators
September 15, 2011, 03:54 pm
According to a recent Boeing report, over the course of the next 20 years, the airline industry is expected to hire more than 1 million new personnel.
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Major airline has retirement policy shifted
September 15, 2011, 03:54 pm
The European Court of Justice recently reviewed Germany's Lufthansa Airlines' retirement policy and found it to be discriminatory.
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American Airlines to reduce flights in the fourth quarter
September 13, 2011, 04:05 pm
A recent spike in retirement among American Airlines pilots has precipitated a reduction in flight offerings from the flight service provider.
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California postsecondary law rewritten to accommodate flight training organizations and instructors
September 6, 2011, 07:18 pm

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Longtime aviator establishes flight service in Southern Illinois
August 31, 2011, 07:47 am
A licensed commercial pilot before he reached the age of 19, Jim Zimmer has been involved in some aspect of the aviation business for the majority of his life.
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Pilots aid in post-Irene relief in the Bahamas
August 29, 2011, 10:39 pm
On August 25, Bahamas Habitat, a nonprofit relief organization, began organizing and mobilizing volunteer pilots to assist in relief efforts in the Bahamas, which was hit hard by Hurricane Irene.
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FAA considers new process for aircraft certification
August 26, 2011, 04:30 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that it was considering a review and restructuring of current aircraft certification standards in an effort to optimize the certification process and improve safety standards for all aircraft
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Idaho state-operated planes offer convenience and save cash
August 25, 2011, 04:33 pm
The Idaho Transportation Department maintains and operates three state owned aircraft that in 2010 logged a total of 371 flight hours, a third of which were dedicated to the govenor's office.
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Eastern earthquake delays flights
August 24, 2011, 04:36 pm
According to the Associated press, an earthquake delayed flights across the Eastern Seaboard Tuesday.
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Classic WWII aircraft on display at annual AOPA summit
August 23, 2011, 05:11 pm
The P-51 Mustang, one of World War II's most iconic fighter planes, is set to make an appearance at the annual Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Summit, held in Hartford, Connecticut, from September 22-24.
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Though few in number, women established in flight
August 22, 2011, 03:32 pm
Crop dusting, one of the most iconic professions for independent pilots, is largely a male-dominated field, but women like Stacey Budell of Nampa, Idaho, are some of the few women in the country bucking that trend.
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Student pilot in hot water in Texas for low-flying
August 22, 2011, 03:30 pm
A student pilot from Mexico City recently found himself in trouble when he was accused of flying at a low altitude and diving aggressively at boats in the Laguna Madre in Port Mansfield Texas.
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Rally against Obama's stance on private corporate jets
August 17, 2011, 09:37 am
Some sectors of the general aviation industry, particularly those in Wichita, Kansas, vehemently oppose statements made by President Obama and his proposed intention to remove tax incentives that encourage private business jet purchases.
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Researchers seek to increase the safety of general aviation airports
August 17, 2011, 09:36 am
Researchers at the University of Arkansas are working on a statistical model of the daily operations of general aviation airports across the United States.
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Demand for crop dusters on the rise
August 17, 2011, 08:24 am
As many farmers and ranchers know, crop dusting is an integral part of many agricultural operations.
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Aero estates offer a unique living experience for airplane enthusiasts
August 15, 2011, 04:11 pm
Residents of Brookridge Aero Estates in Chicago, Illinois, are a unique group of aircraft enthusiasts who reside in a subdivision specifically tailored to their hobby.
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Insurance woes, fuel costs restrict annual seaplane festival
August 15, 2011, 04:08 pm
Safety concerns and rising fuel costs have forced pilots to cancel their participation this year, according to the Steuben Courier.
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Two aviators will fly both of the world's poles and break a 40-year record
August 10, 2011, 07:53 pm
Mickey Russell and Jay Jones, two U.S. aviators, intend to enter the history books this fall as they plan on breaking a record that has stood for 40 years.
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Businesswoman donates $10,000 to local general aviation airport
August 10, 2011, 07:45 pm
In a charitable move to support general aviation, an Ohio businesswoman has donated $10,000 to the efforts of a local group to win matching funding from the federal government for improvement of the Norwalk-Huron County Airport.
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Air racing legend announces retirement
August 9, 2011, 02:51 pm
The Experimental Aircraft Association reports that the famed air racing pilot, Jon Sharp, has announced his retirement.
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Organization plans to fight declining number of pilots
August 8, 2011, 04:39 pm
In light of an expected shortage of pilots in the near future, the National Association of High School Aviation Clubs (NAHSAC) has established a plan.
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General aviation industry sales behind last year's pace
August 6, 2011, 11:30 am
According to General Aviation News, the first six months of 2011 saw a 15.5 percent decrease in worldwide shipments of general aviation planes.
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General aviation organizations urge FCC to reconsider conditional waiver
August 3, 2011, 03:47 pm
Two general aviation organizations, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) are currently asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to repeal a conditional waiver granted to LightSquared.
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2011 EAA AirVenture a resounding success
August 3, 2011, 03:46 pm
The biggest general aviation expo in the United States, the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture, came to a close last week.
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Future years could see a pilot shortage
August 1, 2011, 08:20 am
A recent article published by WLUK-TV inspects the growing need for pilots and the potential shortages of both aviators and flight instructors.
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New C4 plane making waves at EAA AirVenture
July 29, 2011, 01:04 pm
One of the main highlights of the 2011 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture is the mockup display of the new four-seat C4 plane by Flight Design.
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General aviation industry leaders join together at EAA AirVenture
July 28, 2011, 03:49 pm
A number of the most recognizable faces in the general aviation field joined together at the week-long convention to hold a roundtable discussion on industry issues.
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Riverside County airport attempts to ban glider pilots, installs new regulations instead
July 26, 2011, 12:10 pm
Riverside County, California, attempted to ban glider pilots from using the Hemet-Ryan Airport.
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Famed airshow pilot dies, but wants to be remembered for his contributions to the community
July 26, 2011, 12:06 pm
The recent death of the famed airshow performer Greg Poe highlights the importance of life insurance for pilots.
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FAA study seeks to reclassify general aviation airports around the country
July 22, 2011, 03:51 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is examining general aviation airports around the country to get a better understanding of the purpose and function of these airports in their specific communities.
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General aviation airport in Nevada in danger of being closed
July 22, 2011, 03:49 pm
One of the nation's most rural airports that is serviced by commercial airlines is in danger of being shut down.
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Possible end of tax subsidies for corporations that purchase private jets met with resistance
July 21, 2011, 04:45 pm
Amid the ongoing debt reduction talks in Washington D.C., President Barack Obama posed the idea of ending tax subsidies for corporations that purchase private jets. The idea was met with strong resistance, particularly from Wichita, Kansas.
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Potential user fees protested by general aviation groups
July 20, 2011, 04:45 pm
The federal government is considering instituting general aviation user fees for private pilots in an attempt to reduce the national debt.
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Senator Pat Roberts speaks out against BARR cutbacks
July 20, 2011, 04:43 pm
The proposed cutbacks on the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have come under fire from numerous directions, most recently from Kansas Senator Pat Roberts.
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The Federal Aviation Administration authorization bill continues its struggles
July 19, 2011, 02:31 pm
The U.S. Senate has extended its session this week, but it does not seem as though the FAA reauthorization bill will be completed as a result.
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Shift work may be negatively affecting Americans
July 18, 2011, 08:47 am
A survey conducted by Men's Health Network and Cephalon Incorporated has found that people who work non-traditional hours, such as overnights, feel that their health, work and well-being are negatively affected by these hours.
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Congressional tug-of-war having negative effect on general aviation
July 14, 2011, 08:12 pm
As politicians continue to struggle over the county's current budget crisis, the development of the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System is being placed in jeopardy.
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Security in general aviation industry improving
July 13, 2011, 12:45 pm
During a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security, Jeppesen CEO Mark Van Tine told political officials that the general aviation industry has significantly improved security measures across the country.
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Jacksonville University students take top honors at Air Race Classic
July 13, 2011, 08:37 am
In what would end up being a weather-shortened race, the women's long-distance Air Race Classic competition was won by Jacksonville University senior Leah Hentzel and recent graduate Sarah Morris
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Mississippi airport asking for less money
July 12, 2011, 03:28 pm
In a time where cities and towns are constantly struggling to find ways to cut programs and in order to make their annual budgets, one local airport is actually requesting less money for it's financial needs.
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Aircraft loans may now be cheaper through Bank of America
July 12, 2011, 12:53 pm
For anyone who may have been reluctant to purchase their own aircraft and subsequent pilots life insurance policy due to costs, Bank of America may offer a new solution to the problem.
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Pilot survives after crashing in Utah
July 12, 2011, 12:43 pm
During a harrowing attempt to land his single-passenger plane, a pilot clipped a house and crash landed into a Cedar City, Utah, backyard.
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California plane crash claims lives of four
July 11, 2011, 12:36 pm
A small plane crash in Central California has reportedly taken the lives of two adults and two children
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LightSquared not going down without a fight
June 27, 2011, 09:02 pm
In what has become an increasingly intense battle over the country's airwaves, LightSquared wants the GPS industry to pay to shield its devices from interference the company's wireless internet transmitters may cause.
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Lawrence Mayor under fire over reallocation of airport revenues
June 24, 2011, 12:33 pm
When the Lawrence City Council approved a budget last summer that called for a 16 percent cut to the airport budget, the Federal Aviation Administration took notice.
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Storms hit airport hangar
June 24, 2011, 08:42 am
As storms continued to wreak havoc in West Michigan on Tuesday, four people were hurt and two general aviation hangars were destroyed at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, showing that even on the ground pilots' life insurance may be a smart option.
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General Aviation supporters go to court
June 23, 2011, 03:52 pm
In an effort to continue their ongoing dispute with the Department of Transportation over privacy rights, representatives of the general aviation industry have taken their case to the high courts.
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Design competition has many flocking to Kentucky
June 22, 2011, 01:36 pm
During the 2011 Wing Design Competition, more than 12 high schools that make up the Kentucky Institute for Aerospace Education competed against one another
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New program makes virtual tracking easier for flight schools
June 21, 2011, 11:19 am
A new aviation program called Wi-flight takes a complete fleet tracking system and combines it with a debriefing tool that can be used by instructors and students
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New ruling will affect thousands of Cessna airplanes
June 20, 2011, 01:24 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized their ruling regarding Cessna seat rails for all of the aircraft that fall between the Cessna 150A to T337H-SP models.
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Venice, Florida, readying city's airport for traffic
June 17, 2011, 05:07 pm
After years of struggles within the community over what to do with the former World War II flight training facility, Venice is finally able to move forward with much needed airport renovations
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Officials celebrate the expansion of the Alliance for Aviation Across America
June 15, 2011, 01:09 pm
Leading aviation officials celebrated the fourth anniversary of the formation of the alliance last week.
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Fire destroys classic airplane
June 15, 2011, 01:05 pm
After an emergency landing, the B-17 Liberty Belle burst into flames and was completely destroyed this week
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Blimp pilot being called a hero after deadly explosion
June 14, 2011, 04:04 pm
In a rare accident this week, a blimp in Germany caught fire and crashed. The pilot was attempting to land the Zeppelin aircraft after journalists onboard smelled fuel and heard a loud noise from an engine
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Recession recovery seen in jet flights
June 13, 2011, 08:09 am
As the number of private jets and personal aircraft flights steadily plummeted along with the economy, experts believe the skies may soon be full again
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Powerhouses team up to spread the word about general aviation
June 9, 2011, 12:27 pm
In an effort to expand their business clientele, Forbes Custom Solutions and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association are joining forces to show businessowners how much of an asset general aviation can be.
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Maine airport reopens with a warm welcome
June 8, 2011, 03:18 pm
The Brunswick Executive Airport is again open for business.
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Southern states offering flight incentives
June 8, 2011, 08:16 am
In hopes of increasing air traffic and airport visitation numbers, airports in Georgia are offering pilots the chance to enter a competition if they fly for at least three hours and visit a minimum of three airports
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New runways have old problems
June 7, 2011, 12:17 pm
The new multi-million dollar airport runway at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky, was closed last week due to drainage problem
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Aviation funding gets a Congressional extension
June 1, 2011, 03:04 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration received a one month extension for the funding of certain programs
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Cause of recent Oregon crash still unknown
June 1, 2011, 03:03 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is still unclear on what caused a small plane to crash on Saturday heading from Oregon to California
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Cause still unknown in Alaska Senator's plane crash
May 27, 2011, 12:32 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board has been unable to determine the cause of the plane crash that claimed the life of Senator Ted Stevens and four others last year
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Decline of the middle class in general aviation
May 25, 2011, 03:42 pm
As the wealth distribution in the country continues to shrink, the amount of people that can afford to be involved with aviation is following right along
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Aircraft manufacturer not responsible for Cory Lidle crash
May 25, 2011, 03:41 pm
When New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and a flight instructor crashed into the side of a building in 2006, their widows claimed that the accident was the result of faulty manufacturing, not pilot error
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Women are taking to the skies more than ever
May 24, 2011, 02:06 pm
As the number of male pilots dwindles, women are increasingly choosing to join the ranks of the world’s flight crews
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Aircraft owners fight for privacy
May 19, 2011, 12:26 pm
Members of several aviation associations have sent a letter to Congress asking for support in preserving the Block Aircraft Registration Request program
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Global flight to raise cancer-fighting awareness
May 17, 2011, 03:19 pm
Stephan Armstrong, a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, plans to fly around the world next year with his 12-year-old son, Charlie.
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Student steals show at flight competition in Allentown, Pennsylvania
May 17, 2011, 08:05 am
A 14-year-old student pilot took first prize at a spot landing contest in Pennsylvania.
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Air Force veteran killed in plane crash in rural Pennsylvania
May 16, 2011, 04:29 pm
Aaron Olmstead, a decorated veteran from Connecticut, was killed recently when his plane crashed in Benezette, Pennsylvania.
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GA contributions to greenhouse gas emissions 'negligible'
May 15, 2011, 01:13 pm
According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, general aviation continued to have very little contribution to the lower amount of greenhouse gas emissions recently reported by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Florida flight school offers comprehensive flight training program
May 13, 2011, 02:07 pm
Emerald Coast Aviation is offering an all-inclusive program that covers flight training from beginning to end at the Crestview Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview, Florida.
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Plane wreck injures pilot near Pittsburgh
May 13, 2011, 02:05 pm
The pilot of a 1972 Beechcraft Bonanza was injured when his single-engine plane crashed in a cattle field in Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania.
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Senate committee passes bill to assist California flight schools
May 13, 2011, 11:01 am
A bill recently introduced by Senator Jean Fuller, that would exempt some flight schools and instructors from the recent California Private Postsecondary Education Act, has been passed by the Senate Committee on business, Professions and Economic Development, according to the Aircraft owners and Pilots Association.
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Wounded veterans take flight with help of new organization
May 12, 2011, 03:38 pm
The first two recipients of Wounded Warrior Aviation scholarships for general aviation training recently took their inaugural training flights.
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Improvements on the way for GA terminal at Yeager Airport
May 12, 2011, 01:08 pm
Yeager Airport in West Virginia will soon be making improvements to its infrastructure, according to the West Virginia Gazette.
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Federal funding for small airports may soon be cut off
May 12, 2011, 11:30 am
The Essential Air Service program provides funds for airlines to offer flights to small airports, but Congress may soon be limiting or completely ending this operation
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AOPA recommends ways to streamline GA regulatory process
May 11, 2011, 01:02 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has submitted a list of recommendations to the Department of Transportation as part of a transportation-wide regulatory review, the group announced.
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Mid-air plane crash kills two pilots
May 10, 2011, 01:36 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a mid-air collision in upstate New York that led to the deaths of two pilots.
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FAA takes further action to combat fatigue for air traffic controllers
May 10, 2011, 12:43 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a statement that highlights further solutions to quell the recent epidemic of sleepy air traffic controllers.
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Recreational use statute in New Mexico now includes aviation
May 9, 2011, 04:02 pm
Ron Krohn, the vice president of the New Mexico Pilots Association and a member of the Recreational Aviation Foundation, was a major player in recent New Mexico legislative changes.
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Van Nuys Airport traffic declining
May 9, 2011, 12:56 pm
Van Nuys Airport, widely considered the busiest general aviation airport in the nation, is seeing its traffic decline drastically, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
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FAA considers changing light sports approval requirements
May 9, 2011, 12:54 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is considering changing its policy concerning the approval of light sports aircraft for use, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The group may begin auditing all light sports manufacturers in the U.S. and overseas to ensure that the new aircraft they produce meet certain quality standards.
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FAA takes further action to combat fatigue for air traffic controllers
May 6, 2011, 04:46 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently released a statement that highlights further solutions to quell the recent epidemic of sleepy air traffic controllers
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Plane severely damaged in crash but pilot unharmed
May 6, 2011, 02:18 pm
No one was hurt when a plane crashed at the Griffin-Sandusky airport in Ohio, this month.
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AOPA encourages FAA to drop drivers ed proposal
May 6, 2011, 12:53 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has spoken out against a recent Federal Aviation Administration proposal that would require Part 139 airports to only allow drivers who have undergone drivers education classes to operate vehicles on airport grounds.
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Hero pilot sacrifices his life to save others in neighborhood crash
May 5, 2011, 11:51 am
The National Transportation Safety Board and the federal Aviation Administration are investigating a recent plane crash in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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Pilot dies from crash injuries
May 5, 2011, 08:47 am
An Illinois pilot died four weeks after crashing his plane at South Bend Regional Airport in Indiana.
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Effective teaching of aviation mechanics requires more space
May 5, 2011, 08:45 am
Ivy Tech is trying to gather funds for the construction of a new building at the Smith Field airport in Indiana.
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Great Alaskan Aviation Gathering displays latest aviation technology
May 4, 2011, 12:04 pm
More than 275 vendors and exhibitors that specialize in aviation were present at the 14th annual Alaska State Aviation Trade Show and Conference in April 2011.
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New flight school opens in South Carolina
May 3, 2011, 08:03 am
A new flight school at the Conway airport celebrated its grand opening with skydivers, helicopters, and experimental aircraft displays.
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Board approves budget to renovate Yeager Airport
May 2, 2011, 02:04 pm
The governing board of the Yeager Airport in Charleston, West Virginia approved a large-scale renovation project in April 2011.
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Plane crashes during a flight training session
May 2, 2011, 02:02 pm
A flight to Spinks Airport in Fort Worth, Texas ended with a bang, when a student pilot rolled a Cessna 172 during a lesson in touch-and-go landings.
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Los Angeles City Council pushes to close local flight schools
April 27, 2011, 10:06 pm
The Los Angeles City Council, in response to complaints of local residents, has taken efforts to close all five flight schools located at the Santa Monica Airport, according to the Los Angeles Business Journal.
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SAFE receives grant to help modernize pilot training
April 20, 2011, 10:07 pm
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators was recently awarded a grant by the Alfred L. and Constance C. Wolf Aviation Fund, according to AVweb.
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FAA's annual GA survey to begin in April
April 5, 2011, 08:50 am
The Federal Aviation Administration's 33rd annual general aviation survey will begin in April, according to the Experimental Aircraft Association.
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FAA temporary extension approved
March 28, 2011, 09:16 pm
H.R. 1079, know as the Airport and Airway Extension Act 2011, was approved on March 16 and will provide funding for the FAA until May 31, 2011, beginning after the current extension period expires on March 30, the source said.
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Research and Development tax credit increase to benefit GA
March 24, 2011, 09:11 pm
The American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2011, currently under consideration, may have a positive impact on general aviation, according to General Aviation News.
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Helicopter Association International holds first GA forum
March 22, 2011, 10:06 pm
The Helicopter Association International, which recently announced it was looking for input from aviation industry insiders on improving helicopter safety, recently held its first general aviation forum, according to AINonline.
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GAMA says three of five GA economic recovery factors in place
March 18, 2011, 03:08 am
Despite falling numbers of general aviation aircraft deliveries in 2011, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association reported that three of the five indicators for general aviation economic recovery are showing positive signs, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Passage of liability bill in Kansas may open more airstrips for GA access
March 18, 2011, 03:05 am
A liability protection bill, recently passed by the Kansas House of Representatives with a vote of 118 to three, may increase access to private airstrips in the state for general aviation access, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Helicopter industry expected to rebound
March 17, 2011, 03:03 pm
Though the helicopter market has been struggling throughout the recession, there are signs that the industry will soon begin to recover, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Some California police officers to use LSAs for air-patrol
March 17, 2011, 03:02 pm
Police officers in Tulare County, California, have begun to use Light-Spot Aircraft to perform air patrol, according to the Visalia Times-Delta.
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Changes to pilot knowledge test cause low scores
March 14, 2011, 04:12 pm
Unannounced changes that the Federal Aviation Administration has made to the question bank that they use for written airmen tests has resulted in a spike in failing scores for those applying for certain pilot certificates, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Many 'empty nesters' investing in Light Sports Aircraft
March 13, 2011, 08:55 pm
Light Sports Aircraft are becoming increasingly popular with older private pilots, despite frequently being associated with flight schools and student pilots, according to General Aviation News.
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Two proposed Connecticut bills may hinder GA
March 10, 2011, 11:51 pm
wo tax bills that have been proposed in Connecticut may hinder the general aviation industry and pilots within the state, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Airspace management to be discussed in NextGen
March 8, 2011, 07:43 pm
Federal Aviation Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials involved in planning for the NextGen air traffic control system have announced that they are seeking input on how to reorganize airspace to accommodate the increasing amount of aircraft in flight, according to AVweb.
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Aviation group calls for withdrawal of photo certificate proposal
March 3, 2011, 11:10 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has called on the Federal Aviation Administration to withdraw its proposal to require pilot photographs on licensing certification, the group announced.
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Budget cuts to National Weather Service may impact aviation
February 28, 2011, 08:02 pm
Legislation under consideration in the House of Representatives may cut funding for the National Weather Service by 30 percent if passed. One of the not-so-obvious implications of this budget cut is that the NWS provides weather forecasting for aviation, which is essential to flight safety, according to General Aviation News.
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Idaho bill proposes specialty license plate
February 25, 2011, 03:17 pm
A recent Idaho bill may create a specialty license plate that honors pilots both by showcasing their hobby and by providing funds to improve local aviation, according to the Associated Press.
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Aviation groups petition for consideration of sport training for higher certificates
February 23, 2011, 03:27 pm
Aviation interest groups are petitioning the Federal Aviation Administration to allow training hours completed while obtaining a sports pilot license to count towards the acquisition of higher certificates, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Aviation group leaders assist FAA budget cuts
February 23, 2011, 03:10 pm
In an effort to find ways to trim the Federal Aviation Administration budget, leaders from seven major aviation organizations were called to a House of Representatives subcommittee meeting to provide their feedback concerning the most suitable areas to cut back on funding, according to General Aviation News.
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FAA: GA to grow slowly over next 20 years
February 22, 2011, 03:44 pm
Though general aviation is expected to continue to grow over the next two decades, the growth will occur at a slow pace, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Some predict GA decline could continue through next year
February 22, 2011, 03:15 pm
Though some pilots have forecasted a recovery for general aviation in the near future, others disagree about the timeline, believing that other aviation-affiliated industries will recover before private pilots feel the relief, according to the Star Tribune.
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No GA user fees in Obama's fiscal budget
February 21, 2011, 03:38 pm
Though President Obama's budget plan was just recently released, many in the general aviation community are finding reasons to celebrate as they read through the 1,000-page document.
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Airport budget cut less likely to affect GA airports
February 20, 2011, 03:20 pm
Barack Obama released the budget for the 2012 fiscal year, which is intended to cut discretionary spending in an effort to reduce the country's debt. Though the plan includes a $1.1 billion cut in airport funding, General Aviation pilots may have less to be concerned about than they think, according to the Dallas Morning News.
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Super Bowl GA departures show signs of private-jet rebound
February 20, 2011, 03:12 pm
Many lingering concerns that the private-jet industry is still on the decline may have been eased by the general aviation flight departure statistics released by Dallas area airports following the Super Bowl, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.
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Senate Finance Committee approves general aviation fuel tax increase
February 17, 2011, 05:27 pm
The Senate Finance Committee has approved a bill that will use an increase in general aviation taxes to fund the modernization of the air traffic control system, according to The Hill.
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General aviation rebound may be on the way
February 10, 2011, 05:10 pm
Though some analysts have stated that general aviation will continue to feel the effects of the recession, others believe that 2011 may be a period of serious growth for the industry, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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FAA reauthorization toted as a path to job creation
February 8, 2011, 05:34 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill has finally been brought up in the senate, but not in the form many expected to see it appear, according to the Associated Press.
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Massachusetts House resurrects bill to repeal aircraft tax exemption
February 8, 2011, 05:30 pm
The Massachusetts House chamber has resurrected a proposed bill to repeal the aircraft tax exemption, making planes susceptible to the state's 6.25 percent sales tax rate, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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LaHood: Obama committed to NextGen
February 8, 2011, 05:29 pm
Ray LaHood, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has confirmed that President Barack Obama remains committed to developing and implementing the NextGen air traffic control system, according to Air Transport World.
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New GA caucus is recruiting members
January 31, 2011, 05:23 pm
The new General Aviation Caucus released a statement encouraging other Congressional representatives interested in aviation to join, according to the group.
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Reauthorizing FAA one of new congress' priorities
January 28, 2011, 04:50 pm
The new chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure committee in the House of Representatives has announced that one of his priorities is to officially reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, according to General Aviation News.
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AOPA President: LSA is future of GA
January 27, 2011, 06:18 pm
The newly popular light sport aircraft has been referred to as the future of general aviation by the president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Craig Fuller, according to General Aviation News.
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FAA recognizes safety progress in general aviation
January 24, 2011, 04:05 pm
The Federal Aviation Association's latest edition of its safety briefing publication is dedicated to the progress that has been made in general aviation safety, according to the group.
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Next 12 months 'buyers market' for private planes
January 24, 2011, 03:59 pm
Private pilots interested in purchasing a jet this year may be able to do so at a historically low price, according to The Private Jet Company. However, the prices may only last until the end of the year.
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Debate over GA 'menace' comment continues
January 14, 2011, 11:44 am
The back and forth over Jeffrey Goldberg's article calling general aviation a 'menace' has returned to where it originally started, the Atlantic magazine.
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Forbes blog recommends 'Zipcar of the air'
January 13, 2011, 03:24 pm
A recent blog on Forbes.com has suggested that 2011 will possess an economic climate for change and in order for the general aviation field to take advantage of that climate, they will need innovation. The author's recommendation? An airplane equivalent to the popular service Zipcar.
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Reps urge president to reject new aviation user fee proposals
January 12, 2011, 04:31 pm
Representatives Tom Petri of Wisconsin and Jerry Costello of Illinois are continuing to urge President Barack Obama against looking into proposals that recommend the creation of new user fees for general aviation pilots, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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General aviation groups angered over 'public menace' reference
January 12, 2011, 09:38 am
Both the National Business Aviation Association and the National Air Transportation Association have made public statements concerning the recent article in the Atlantic magazine, which referred to general aviation as a "public menace".
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Blogger predicts changes for aviation industry
January 7, 2011, 09:24 am
The future of general aviation may look different this year than it has in the past, according to a Forbes blog post by Allen Howell.
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General aviation pilots bring hope to Haiti
January 6, 2011, 04:33 pm
Some people fly as a hobby, others do it as a career, and some have found a way use the skill to help others.
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Group voices opposition to license change
January 6, 2011, 01:33 pm
A pilot license could end up costing people some extra cash if a proposal from the Federal Aviation Administration is approved.
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Airport inks deal for fixed-based operator facility
January 5, 2011, 04:39 pm
Major renovations are coming to the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport near West Bay, Florida. The facility will be getting something that will be sure to delight general aviation pilots - a fix-base operator.
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Aviation center proposed for New Jersey community
December 30, 2010, 05:50 pm
A new aviation center could be calling Hamilton Township, New Jersey, home in the near future, reports Shore News Today.
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Aviation school leaves Maine campus
December 29, 2010, 12:40 pm
The economy has been attributed to fewer jobs for aviation industry professionals and may be one of the reasons behind Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University abandoning its campus in Brunswick, Maine.
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New airport proposed for Illinois
December 27, 2010, 03:23 pm
Pilots could find themselves landing at a new airport in Illinois if all goes according to plan, says Governor Pat Quinn.
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Aviation industry getting back on track
December 23, 2010, 05:42 pm
The aviation industry is ending 2010 on the right foot, and may be ushering in a turn around for 2011, suggests John Infanger in a blog post for Airport Business Magazine.
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North Carolina governor honors aviation industry
December 23, 2010, 05:33 pm
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue recently made the week of December 3, "Aviation Appreciation Week."
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Basic math needed for pilot safety
December 20, 2010, 12:41 pm
The number of general aviation pilots has been steadily declining. In fact, many aspiring professionals do not complete pilot school. While cost is often cited as one of the main reasons people not participate in aviation, there could be another major factor - math.
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Transportation board receives aviation recommendations
December 17, 2010, 03:49 pm
Big changes could be coming to the aviation industry in the U.S. The Transportation Board recently received 23 recommendations to help make a stronger and more creative environment.
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Alaska's aviation leaders convene
December 17, 2010, 03:46 pm
Making flying safe is a goal for everyone, but achieving the milestone can be a challenge. The Alaska Dispatch says the Alaska Aviation Coordination Council recently met with other leaders in the industry to establish a road map for future goals.
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Santa trades in his sled for an airplane
December 16, 2010, 03:31 pm
Santa Claus made a very special trip this year to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association headquarters as part of the Spirit of Liberty Foundation's Operation Christmas Spirit.
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Pilots fly for a good cause
December 15, 2010, 03:56 pm
Some people fly for a living, and others live because of flying thanks to a nonprofit humanitarian organization. Flights for Life helps volunteer pilots bring blood to patients nationwide, reports the Glendale Star.
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Aviation recognized for cleaning-up its act
December 15, 2010, 03:54 pm
Being eco-conscience isn't isolated to a small group of people anymore. Many Americans are concerned about the impact their actions have on the environment.
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FAA keeps sloppy records
December 14, 2010, 04:28 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is in charge of keeping track of all commercial and private pilot information. However, the Associated Press reports one-third of the aircraft in the country are not properly documented.
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Teens learn how to fly in Arizona
December 10, 2010, 09:00 am
Some high school students in Arizona are getting a head start on their aviation careers. A program at East Valley Institute of Technology allows teens to take college-level courses and fly, reports the Deseret News.
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Missouri transportation department seeks artists' help
December 9, 2010, 09:17 am
Artists can put their talent to use by entering the Missouri Department of Transportation's contest. The department is seeking an illustration or photograph to be featured on next year's Aeronautical Charter.
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Benefits of aviation highlighted
December 2, 2010, 12:56 pm
The No Plane No Gain campaign has been ongoing for the past two years, supported by the National Business Aviation Association and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. The goal of the program is to educate people on the economic impact of aviation.
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Struggles plague aviation company
December 1, 2010, 04:19 pm
Poor economic conditions have forced numerous employers nationwide to slash staff levels to bare-bone minimums. The aviation industry isn't an exception.
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Scholarship honors former instructor
November 30, 2010, 07:03 pm
Costs are often cited as a reason why people don't become involved fly. Scholarships, however, can help fund one's educational pursuits.
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Americans head overseas for show
November 30, 2010, 07:00 pm
In a global economy, it's important for people from different nations to share ideas. Recently, U.S. Aerospace attended an airshow in China.
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Wisconsin college to offer aviation program
November 30, 2010, 04:17 pm
Aspiring pilots who want to earn a degree in aviation have another school to chose from. Lakeland College in Wisconsin has become the only four-year school in the state to offer such a program.
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Aerospace jobs could be headed to Georgia
November 29, 2010, 04:03 pm
When the economy began to slide several years ago, the impact on people's lives was devastating. Recovery has been slow, but signs are emerging that job development is taking place.
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Thousands convene in California for aviation summit
November 23, 2010, 05:13 pm
Aviation enthusiasts gathered in Long Beach, California earlier this month for the 2010 Airplane Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit.
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GE to build center at University of Dayton
November 22, 2010, 05:09 pm
Something big is coming to the University of Dayton campus - about $51 million in building development. General Electric has announced it will be locating a new research and development center at the school.
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Pilots honored for dedication to general aviation
November 19, 2010, 05:27 pm
The number of private pilots in the country has been dwindling. Consequently, smaller, local airports could be in jeopardy.
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Community welcomes airplane home
November 18, 2010, 09:05 am
An F-84 Thunderstreak fighter-bomber has returned to Thunderbird Park in Indian Springs, Nevada. The aircraft has been the center of the town since the 1970s.
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Business taking off at Detroit airport
November 17, 2010, 05:24 pm
Business has been going strong at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The facility's management announced an increase of almost 2 percent in passenger traffic over the past nine months.
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Aviation support honored
November 12, 2010, 08:53 am
It's hard to imagine what things would be like it aircraft didn't exist. From large commercial carriers to small personal planes, the mode of transportation has transformed the world.
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Tarmac delays continue to decrease
November 10, 2010, 04:17 pm
Tarmac delays can put a damper on a pilot's and his or her passengers' day. Earlier this year, newly established regulations would impose hefty fines on airlines who leave passengers on the tarmac for over three hours.
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Airline program gets children reading
November 5, 2010, 09:27 am
Reading and flying came together during U.S. Airways' "Fly with Us. Read with Kids" campaign. The airline teamed up with Reading is Fundamental to encourage parents to read to children.
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Donation helps create program for high school students
November 3, 2010, 02:57 pm
Most students don't obtain technical aviation training until they are in their college years. However, a group of youngsters at Questar III Rensselaer Educational Center in Troy, New York will be able to get hands-on experience fixing airplanes next fall, according to news station WTEN.
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Airline ticket sales up in second quarter
November 2, 2010, 04:07 pm
Many consumers are finding that their dollar doesn't get them as far as it once did. The price of a lot of things has increased, including airline tickets.
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Busy travel dates just weeks away
November 2, 2010, 11:39 am
Thanksgiving has long been hailed as one of the busiest travel times of the year. From college students on their first break of the semester to families flying across the country for the holiday, there are a number of reasons why people rush to the skies in November.
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Polish airline announces expansion plans
November 1, 2010, 05:31 pm
When it comes to growth in the aviation industry, it's important to keep in mind that other markets having emerging airlines as well. Even though the down economy has battered countries around the world, work is still underway by many businesses to continue to expand and grow.
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Wichita aviation center looks ahead
November 1, 2010, 04:38 pm
Aviation serves an important role in the country, especially in the communities which have airports and aircraft production facilities. The industry provides a number of jobs and economic benefits to towns and communities.
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Study shows many value science education
October 28, 2010, 02:52 pm
Having a strong field of job candidates with a science and technology background is crucial for the future success of the aviation industry. However, research has shown that a number of people currently employed in the industry are looking for new jobs. Furthermore, research has shown that many children lose interest in math and science as they get older.
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Airline expands operations
October 28, 2010, 01:27 pm
Several airlines have decided to merge while others have undergone cost-saving measures. However, despite the rocky economic climate, some airlines are still prosperous.
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Jet company going for a slam dunk with the Celtics
October 27, 2010, 08:36 am
Sentient Jet is teaming up with the Boston Celtics to support the Shamrock Foundation. As the official private jet partner of the team, the company will help bring aid to children in the Boston area.
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Airline builds and donates bicycles for children
October 26, 2010, 07:08 am
With aid for food and healthcare being limited, some of the country's youngest residents may be doing without. This can be particularly true when it comes to items beyond necessities.
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Business swings upwards for Indiana airport
October 25, 2010, 03:59 pm
Data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows that U.S. airlines carried 0.4 percent more passengers in July of this year in comparison to the same month in 2009. While overall that doesn't mark a huge increase, some airports show business is picking up.
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Southwest helps wildlife
October 25, 2010, 07:23 am
A large number of wild animals have been hurt from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Southwest Airlines is helping the affected animals by donating funds to the National Wildlife Refuge Association.
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Airlines support charitable causes
October 22, 2010, 02:02 pm
Delta Airlines has made sizable donations in the past. Recently, the airline has committed to donate $1 million to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, where the company is based.
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Data shows decline in airline employees
October 20, 2010, 01:30 pm
With economic conditions slow to turn around, many companies have cut their workforce and held off from hiring new employees. The aviation industry is no exception.
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Minnesota recognizes aviation industry
October 20, 2010, 09:17 am
When most people think of airplanes, they think of large airlines geared towards transporting mass numbers of passengers. However, it's general aviation pilots that can play a large role in the lives of people every day. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has officially made October General Aviation Appreciation Month in the state to honor the work of general aviation pilots.
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Number of airline passengers increases slightly in July
October 18, 2010, 01:31 pm
The ripple effects of a down economy are still being felt by the airline industry. Data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows little change in passenger flights.
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Contest-winning car to be featured at aviation conference
October 15, 2010, 12:11 pm
The continued interest and innovation that is transforming the way cars are built may be applicable to aircraft as well. That is why the Automotive X Prize competition vehicle winner will be on display at the Aviation Unleashed conference.
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GE to add more jobs in North Carolina, Ohio
October 15, 2010, 11:37 am
The economic downturn has left many looking for work. GE Aviation, however, is expected to add to its workforce in the near future.
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Aviation jobs are coming to Wichita
October 14, 2010, 02:45 pm
The unemployment rate remains at just under 10 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, the number of people without a job hasn't changed much within the past year. While the amount of people looking for work Wichita, Kansas is fewer than the national average at just over 8 percent, a large number of people are still looking for work.
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DOT reports gains and losses in flyer satisfaction
October 13, 2010, 04:00 pm
Those who work in the airline industry have become accustomed to hearing customer complaints. Recently released statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation shows a decrease in problems related to mishandled baggage and pets, but an increase in complaints regarding service and treatment of disabled passengers.
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Tarmac delays decline in August
October 13, 2010, 03:19 pm
The number of tarmac delays is continuing their downward trend. The U.S. Department of Transportation says only one flight was delayed more than three hours on the tarmac this past August.
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DOT grants airline permission to flight between LA and Shanghai, proposes immunity for Japan flights
October 8, 2010, 11:29 am
Some pilots could find themselves flying to Japan next year. The U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed to issue antitrust immunity to "oneworld" alliance and "Star Alliance" members.
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Airline to host diversity summit
October 7, 2010, 09:51 am
Southwest Airlines will be meeting with leaders of other Fortune 500 companies in Dallas, Texas for a Diversity Summit.
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Another Boeing 787 takes to the sky
October 6, 2010, 04:34 pm
The sixth and last Boeing 787 Dreamliner has completed its test flight. More testing will still be done on the plane, however. Such tests will see how the aircraft will perform in certain weather conditions and other situations.
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Airlines make list for inclusive work environments
October 6, 2010, 12:02 pm
U.S. Airways has another title to add to its list of achievements for creating a good work environment. The airline has earned a perfect score for the sixth year in a row on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index.
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Survey reveals what stresses passengers
October 5, 2010, 12:12 pm
Pilots and their crew have a lot to keep in mind while flying passengers across the country. Aviation staff members can better perform their jobs and make passengers happy if they gain further insight into the guest experience.
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States recognize value of aviation to economy with declarations
October 4, 2010, 03:25 pm
Airports serve an important function in our country beyond travel. The economic impact of the transportation centers cannot go unnoticed.
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St. Cloud State University aviation program to close
September 30, 2010, 11:10 am
Another college aviation program may soon cease to exist. St. Could State University's aviation program is on the list of degree offerings set to be cancelled.
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Seattle Museum of Flight shows support for NASA shuttle
September 30, 2010, 11:07 am
A retired NASA space shuttle could be calling Seattle it's permanent home. The Museum of Flight and members of the state's tourism industry hoisted a flag to the top of the Space Needle to show their desire to bring the aircraft to the state.
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Airline shows support for breast cancer research
September 30, 2010, 11:01 am
Cancer has unfortunately touched the lives of most people in one way or another. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more than 40,000 women died from breast cancer in 2006. Delta Airlines is doing its part to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
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FAA awards three more airports funding
September 29, 2010, 12:34 pm
Three more airports will see improvements and be safer thanks to money from the Recovery Act. The Federal Aviation Administration will be awarding more than $2.5 million to airports in Massachusetts, Georgia, and California.
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Airline awards tickets to contest winner
September 29, 2010, 07:33 am
Continental Airlines and Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund recently announced the winner of their essay/video contest for Hispanic college students. The contest asked college students to discuss the impact of Latin American culture on Americans.
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Boeing to bring thousands of jobs to Washington state
September 27, 2010, 03:27 pm
With the unemployment rating hovering around 10 percent, Washington state residents are about to get a jolt to their economy.
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Southwest buys AirTran
September 27, 2010, 02:59 pm
Southwest Airlines and AirTran Airways are combining efforts. The commitment to lower prices is good news for travelers, and company officials say their employees will benefit from the merger as well.
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Boeing predicts increased need for aircraft in Africa
September 22, 2010, 11:26 am
Boeing is predicting a strong future for itself. The company says travel growth and commodities in Africa are pointing towards an increase in demand for services to the continent.
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Airline sponsors college athletic teams
September 21, 2010, 11:23 am
College athletics and flying are coming together this fall. Frontier Airlines recently announced they will be sponsoring three competing college athletic teams.
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Airline offers creative promotion
September 21, 2010, 07:40 am
There are several airlines pilots have to chose from when looking for a job. People should consider a variety of factors, such as benefits and workplace culture, when determining where to work.
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Association suggests plans to aid civil aviation
September 17, 2010, 02:27 pm
The aviation industry has been discussing ways to sustain the sector. Some focus has been geared towards getting, and keeping, students interested in the math and science fields. Other initiatives have been aimed at creating work environments that make people want to stay in the industry.
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Southwest Airlines recognized by Hispanic Business Magazine
September 17, 2010, 11:55 am
Southwest Airlines has recently been named to Hispanic Business Magazine's list of 2010 Diversity Elite Companies in the country.
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Airline makes InformationWeek500's list
September 15, 2010, 11:14 pm
JetBlue Airways was recently been named in InformationWeek500's annual listings. The list highlights companies for their technological innovation.
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New seat designed for short flights
September 15, 2010, 03:17 pm
Sitting in a cockpit may look like cramped quarters to some, but that may seem spacious if a new type of seat becomes commonplace on airplanes. A seat called the "SkyRider" created by Italian company Avionteriors aims to squeeze more passengers on flights with their new seat design.
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Ohio airport reports busy August numbers
September 14, 2010, 08:39 pm
Business at Akron-Canton airport is picking up speed. The airport reports that it just experienced its busiest August on record and business is up 8 percent from last year. Almost every airline carrier at the airport reported an increase in business.
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Drastic decline in tarmac delays
September 13, 2010, 08:44 pm
Few pilots and their passengers spent time sitting on the tarmac last July. The Air Travel Consumer Report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation showed a decline in the number of flights delayed more than three hours.
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Young pilots take to the sky
September 10, 2010, 09:53 pm
Sitting in the cockpit and going down the runway for the first time for a pilot is a memorable experience. Learning the proper flying techniques at an early age can help pave the road for a safe lifelong hobby or career.
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Aviation meets artistry in Pennsylvania
September 9, 2010, 09:22 pm
Some people love the idea of being a pilot and flying because it allows them to go places they wouldn't be able to otherwise. Flying, as well, can be a lot like artwork. With the stroke of a paintbrush an artist, too, can explore new places.
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Contest calls for student aviators
September 9, 2010, 09:03 pm
Aspiring student aviators can put their talents to good use by entering the Aerospace Industries Association's world's largest rocket competition.
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Hidden fees making travelers angry
September 8, 2010, 03:02 pm
Pilots may find themselves being glad they get to be in the cockpit during flights. A survey shows many passengers are angry when they get to the airport.
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Female pilots to be showcased at California airshow
September 8, 2010, 03:52 am
It's well-known that women are in the minority when it comes to the aviation industry. While the number of female pilots may be small, that doesn't mean their contributions to the field are any less important.
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Aerospace industry organization applauds government support
September 7, 2010, 09:48 pm
Technological advancements have been blamed for causing much of the world's pollution. From homes and cars to aircraft, all have been cited as contributing to the deterioration of the globe.
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WWII planes will be at California Capital Airshow
September 3, 2010, 03:42 pm
Every flying Lockheed P-38 Lightning in the country will be at the California Capital Airshow this September. It's a rare event for all the aircraft to be together at one location.
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Boeing expects strong numbers in upcoming years
September 2, 2010, 10:19 pm
Business is expected to remain strong for Boeing in the upcoming years. The company predicts carriers in the U.S. and Canada will purchase more than 7,000 airplanes within the next 20 years.
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Airline promotes children's literacy
September 2, 2010, 04:45 pm
Many people like reading because it allows them to imagine and learn of new experiences. Having good reading skills is also crucial to a person's academic success. That is one reason why U.S. Airways is collaborating with Reading is Fundamental to help engage children with literature.
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Airline makes list of top employers for Latinas
September 1, 2010, 03:25 pm
When people set out to look for a job, they are looking for a number of things. While of course a good paycheck and benefits are on everyone's list, room for growth and acceptance are also important.
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Arizona says Part 61 flight schools not governed by vocational college laws
August 27, 2010, 10:45 pm
Tough regulations that govern the structure of vocational colleges in Arizona do not apply to some types of pilot training schools, according to a ruling by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education issued this week.
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Delta to offer service at Heathrow Airport
August 26, 2010, 10:08 pm
Some Delta Airlines pilots may find themselves traveling to a new destination. The airline company has recently announced that they are ramping up competition overseas by expanding to London's Heathrow Airport.
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Boeing to help upgrade Vietnam Airlines Planes
August 26, 2010, 09:15 pm
It's not uncommon to hear of people being nervous about flying in an airplane. Even if a passenger knows that their pilot has a good flying record, passengers can still feel uneasy about the experience.
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Airlines win excellence awards
August 26, 2010, 05:46 pm
Alaska Airlines and WestJet have both been awarded with Envision's Customer Excellence Award. Envision provides workplace coaching and team performance improvement solutions.
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Airfare prices edge upward
August 26, 2010, 05:45 pm
With the economic downturn, many people had to put off their travel plans. Businesses, too, felt the need to tighten their spending and more closely watch their budgets. However, research shows that business trips are working their way upwards again.
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Allegiant adds non-stop service from Minot, North Dakota to Las Vegas
August 25, 2010, 10:44 pm
Some pilots may find themselves taking a new route this fall. Allegiant Airlines recently announced it will be offering nonstop jet service between Minot, North Dakota and Las Vegas. The flights are scheduled to depart twice a week.
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Boeing may bring more jobs and money to New York
August 25, 2010, 08:53 pm
Some New Yorkers could make out well if the Boeing NewGen Tanker becomes the U.S. Air Force's next aerial refueling aircraft.
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Airline helps raise funds to fight cancer
August 23, 2010, 05:06 pm
People who are interested in working for a company that supports good causes may want to consider JetBlue. The airline company is currently running a promotion to benefit the American Cancer Society. Until August 26, consumers can log onto eBay to bid for a pair of of passes for unlimited travel between September 7 through October 6.
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Airlines continue to grow
August 20, 2010, 05:27 pm
Economic recovery is treating the airline industry quite well. The Air Transport Association of America announced that the industry is continuing to see growth. In fact, for seven months in a row, passenger revenue has increased.
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Airline charges higher fee for specific seats
August 19, 2010, 08:10 pm
The creativity keeps coming from various airline carriers in their quest to make a profit while keeping ticket prices low. Long gone are the days when a flight would include a nice meal to tide passengers over on their flight.
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Boeing donates millions to Haiti
August 18, 2010, 09:38 pm
The effects of the earthquake that ruined Haiti and shattered many lives earlier this year can still be felt. Aircraft company Boeing its doing their part to help provide financial assistance to rebuild Haiti.
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Young workers show dissatisfaction working in aerospace and defense
August 18, 2010, 06:43 pm
With unemployment still high, it may be hard for some to believe that there may actually be an entire industry looking for qualified employees. This, however, is the potential reality for the aerospace and defense industry.
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Airline sells tickets through social media
August 16, 2010, 06:10 pm
Social media has become a major part of people's lives. Networking site Facebook, for example, started out as a way for college students to stay in touch with one another, but has ballooned into a platform used by people of all walks of life - including business.
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Camp teaches kids about aviation
August 13, 2010, 05:46 pm
A lot of kids may not be pumped at the idea of going to a camp to study math and science. Present the camp as a place to use a flight simulator and learn about aviation, however, and it may be a completely different story.
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Organization promotes female aviators
August 12, 2010, 06:40 pm
One woman is setting out to teach girls that aviation isn't just for the boys anymore. Pilot Lynda Meeks started an organization, Girls With Wings, as a way to help girls explore aviation and "achieve their full potential."
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Large order for Boeing aircraft cancelled
August 12, 2010, 06:29 pm
The economic downturn has been difficult for many people. Large numbers of workers have suddenly found themselves out of work and many businesses have reported sluggish sales. Apparently Boeing isn't immune to a drop in business, either.
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Airline ranks high in customer service
August 10, 2010, 07:03 pm
Aviation professionals who enjoy beating out the competition by providing exceptional service may find that some airlines are better suited for their work style than others.
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Aviation spreads to the Bay State
August 9, 2010, 05:57 pm
Massachusetts isn't known for being an aviation hot-spot like Ohio or other states, but aviation fever may be spreading.
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FAA and American Airlines honor longtime employees
August 6, 2010, 06:58 pm
In an age where employees rarely stay within a single industry for an extended period of time, the Federal Aviation Administration and American Airlines are honoring two mechanics for their many years of service.
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Poberezny pleased with AirVenture attendance
August 6, 2010, 02:09 am
Pilots and airplane enthusiasts didn't come in as large droves as usual to this year's Experimental Aircraft Associations's AirVenture show this year.
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Aviation fans can get their fix at museums nationwide
August 4, 2010, 07:41 pm
Aviation enthusiasts don't have to rely on the Experimental Aircraft Association's yearly AirVenture show to get their airplane fix. There are many places pilots and aviation lovers can go year-round.
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Scholarship funds to help female aviators
August 3, 2010, 09:02 pm
Female pilots are a bit of a rarity. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, less than 6 percent of pilots are women.
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Airline seat capacity ticks upward
August 2, 2010, 10:06 pm
Scheduled air flight and seat capacity levels appear to have gone unchanged for the most part recently. However, for the first time in three years, airline seat capacity has increased in North America, according to Official Airline Guide.
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Aviation industry vital to community economic success
August 2, 2010, 06:17 pm
The financial impact an airport can have on a community can easily be underestimated. For some areas, such as Miami, the key to keeping the economy strong may lie within the industry.
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Aviation center set to commence training
July 30, 2010, 09:43 pm
A new aviation center in Sedgwick County, Kansas is preparing to commence its first class shortly, reports the Wichita Eagle.
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Forum on aviation technology to be held
July 29, 2010, 09:59 pm
The aviation industry has come a long way since the Wright brothers first took flight. Advancements in technology have brought aviation to a whole new level. Despite such advancements, there are still new technologies being created and imagined by inventors.
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Victory may soon be at hand for families of Flight 3407 victims
July 28, 2010, 11:03 pm
Families of the Flight 3407 victims who have been advocating for the Aviation Safety Bill are one step closer to ending their fight.
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AirVenture dampened by rain
July 28, 2010, 07:41 pm
It appears that the rain storms in Oshkosh, Wisconsin are putting a damper on this year's Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture air show.
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EAA announces new president at Oshkosh
July 27, 2010, 08:47 pm
The Experimental Aircraft Association has named its third president, Rod Hightower.
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Emissions cut by 35 percent with new procedures
July 26, 2010, 05:27 pm
A new set of flight procedures being tested by Alaska Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has resulted in slashing fuel consumption by 35 percent. According to the airline, the new procedures that are part of the "Greener Skies" project could ultimately save 2.1 million gallons of fuel a year.
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Young A&D workers want a new job
July 23, 2010, 05:24 pm
A large number of young adults in the aerospace and defense segment of the aviation industry aren't looking to settle down long-term with their current employer.
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Effectiveness of tarmac rule in question
July 22, 2010, 06:02 pm
A recent study focusing on the tarmac delay rule is "misleading and premature," according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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Female pilots in the making attend camp in North Carolina
July 19, 2010, 09:49 pm
There is a body of evidence that shows there is a gender gap between boys and girls and their choice of careers in math and science-related fields.
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Aviation industry looks to become greener
July 19, 2010, 05:23 pm
Major players in the aviation industry are investigating ways to make aircraft emissions less harmful to the environment.
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Ohio honors aviation industry
July 19, 2010, 03:58 pm
The aviation industry's economic impact on the state of Ohio is not going unrecognized.
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Camp introduces kids to flying
July 15, 2010, 04:09 pm
Seeing the world through the clouds is a commonplace experience for those in the aviation industry, but for young pilots, the new view can be inspirational.
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Researchers working on new aviation biofuels
July 13, 2010, 11:37 pm
Airlines have been undertaking various efforts in recent years to develop new biofuels that can help them save money while also reducing emissions across the industry.
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High school prepares students to enter aviation industry
July 13, 2010, 03:39 pm
It was a summer day and most schools were empty, but that didn't stop roughly 200 people from gathering at Aviation High School in Des Moines, Washington this month, including U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray.
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TSA highlights passenger watch list milestone
July 12, 2010, 11:11 pm
The Transportation Security Administration reports that it is now fulfilling a major safety recommendation from the 9/11 Commission.
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Aeorspacecompany to hold educators camp
July 12, 2010, 06:14 pm
Boeing is sponsoring a week-long educators space camp this month to help teachers come up with new ways to present math and science to their students.
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New airport facilities in Florida leave some pilots disappointed
July 9, 2010, 04:33 pm
Some general aviation pilots in Bay County, Florida are still experiencing frustration with airport conditions, even though a new one has been built for them.
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Court upholds ban on LA airport solicitations
July 9, 2010, 03:00 pm
The federal appeals court has upheld a law aimed at preventing the solicitation of money from passengers at Los Angeles International Airport.
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Officials gather in Ohio to support aviation
July 8, 2010, 08:20 pm
General aviation is a huge industry, especially in the state of Ohio. Earlier this month, over 500 GA employees and 50 state and local officials met to discuss the importance of the industry to the community.
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On-time performance fell for airlines in May
July 8, 2010, 03:54 pm
Large U.S. airlines saw their on-time performance slip somewhat in May, according to new data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
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Airline data reflects improved passenger demand
July 8, 2010, 02:00 pm
The airline industry is continuing to rebuild momentum after a disastrous recession that saw many companies forced to cut costs significantly in order to survive.
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Rare aircraft to be on display
July 7, 2010, 09:24 pm
A rarely seen aircraft will be on display this summer. The only privately flown BAE Sea Harrier can be seen in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the first time at the 2010 AirVenture aviation convention.
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Mineta Airport unveils $1.3 billion upgrade
July 7, 2010, 08:49 pm
San Jose's Mineta International Airport is showing off a major new renovation project that features everything from a solar-powered parking garage to a new terminal that may emerge as one of the city's architectural landmarks.
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Solar-powered plane embarks on night flight
July 7, 2010, 08:30 pm
Aviation technology took a potentially significant step forward this week as a Swiss team of researchers took a solar-powered airplane for its first nighttime test flight.
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Nevada aviation industry eyeing future growth
July 6, 2010, 11:28 pm
Two Nevada airports are set to benefit from federal funds announced by two prominent members of the state congressional delegation.
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Report: Discount airline eyeing new revenue ideas
July 2, 2010, 06:49 pm
A recent media report is offering a glimpse at what could become an interesting new trend in the aviation industry - if it can pass safety regulations first.
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Scholarship helps teenager pursue aviation training
July 2, 2010, 04:25 pm
Some people have always known that they'd love to fly. That is the case for 15-year-old Tyler Allen.
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FAA eyes tougher ice safety standards
July 1, 2010, 10:23 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced a proposed expansion of its icing certification standards, with an eye on improving safety for passengers as well as pilots.
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Airlines experiencing more demand
June 30, 2010, 09:40 pm
One of the aviation industry's leading organizations is reporting that passenger statistics are starting to return to pre-recession levels, marking a significant financial milestone.
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FAA announces NextGen contracts
June 30, 2010, 09:39 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced that Metron Aviation and Booz Allen Hamilton have received contracts for engineering work related to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
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Government data raises doubts about airline food
June 29, 2010, 07:51 pm
Some people with a fear of flying may be worried about things like their pilot's safety record and the maintenance background of their plane. However, recent media reports suggest that passengers may want to be more concerned about the food they are served on some flights.
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Airline revenues remain shaky as economy recovers
June 28, 2010, 10:41 pm
The economy continued to show mixed effects on the nation's airlines during the first quarter of 2010, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
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FAA reminds travelers to leave fireworks at home
June 25, 2010, 07:51 pm
With Independence Day right around the corner, the Federal Aviation Administration is reminding people that they can face serious legal and safety consequences by bringing fireworks on board airplanes.
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Airline industry saw more gains in May
June 24, 2010, 10:36 pm
Economic prospects are continuing to look up for the airline industry, judging from recently released data.
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Airline travel said to be on the upswing
June 21, 2010, 02:35 am
Professional pilots who are interested in finding a new or different job may find that their services are more in demand in the coming months, due largely to an improving economy.
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FAA announces agreement with European Commission
June 18, 2010, 09:31 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced the conclusion of negotiations with the European Commission over the NextGen Research Agreement, which will allow greater consistency in aviation policies on both sides of the Atlantic.
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American Airlines announces 'Your Choice' plan
June 17, 2010, 03:13 am
With the economic recovery still in its relatively early and fitful stages, some airlines are finding new ways to appeal to their customer base.
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Airline industry continued to shed jobs in April
June 15, 2010, 09:26 pm
Airlines are continuing to cut costs and streamline their operations in response to difficult economic conditions, judging from recent industry employment data.
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Head of general aviation for TSA wants more flights at Reagan Airport
June 15, 2010, 09:25 pm
A recent report from Aviation Week noted that a leader in the Transportation Security Administration wants to increase the presence of business and general aviation aircraft at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA).
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General aviation, petroleum interests meet to discuss lead in emissions
June 14, 2010, 06:50 pm
Members of the general aviation and petroleum industries met to discuss developing a process that would reduce lead emissions in aircraft, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reported recently.
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Number of airline passengers up in March
June 14, 2010, 05:14 pm
While airlines may have faced decreasing consumer interest during the recession, the number of customers they service has seen improvement.
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Dates for Sport Aviation Expo announced, pilot insurers expected to attend
June 11, 2010, 06:50 pm
The dates for next year's U.S. Sport Aviation Expo have been set, according to a recent release from the organization.
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House subcommittee calls for rules about pilot fatigue
June 11, 2010, 05:17 pm
Members of a House subcommittee recently sent a letter to the Department of Transportation expressing their displeasure with the fact that new rules have not been proposed regarding pilot fatigue.
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Palm Springs tower project breaks ground
June 10, 2010, 05:00 pm
Ground was broken recently for a new air traffic control tower at California's Palm Springs International Airport.
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Boise Airport to keep TRACON system
June 9, 2010, 04:58 pm
Idaho's Boise Airport will get to keep its Terminal Radar Approach Control system, after the Federal Aviation Administration had thought about moving it to Salt Lake City.
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FAA taking general aviation survey
June 8, 2010, 10:29 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is currently in the process of taking the 2009 General Aviation and Part 135 Activity Survey, and those who have been selected to answer questions are being encouraged to do so.
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IATA: Global aviation seeing improvements
June 8, 2010, 04:10 pm
At the 66th Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit, Giovanni Bisignani said there were a few reasons why people in the aviation industry should feel positive.
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Company partners with pilot supply store to provide power generation equipment
June 7, 2010, 04:32 pm
Pilots who are looking for power sources may take note of a recent development at a pilot supply store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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FAA NextGen contract award announced by Boeing
June 4, 2010, 04:51 pm
Boeing announced recently it has won another contract from the Federal Aviation Administration tied to the latter's Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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AOPA vice president encourages increasing general aviation capabilities in San Jose
June 3, 2010, 06:00 pm
In a recent letter to the director of aviation for San Jose, California, a vice president with the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association urged that general aviation concerns be taken into account in an updated master plan for the Norman Y. Mineta International Airport.
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GAMA, AIA welcome FAA decision on NextGen rules
June 2, 2010, 04:07 pm
A number of organizations have come out to congratulate the Federal Aviation Administration's advancement of final rules associated with its Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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Illinois airports recognized by transportation department
June 1, 2010, 07:59 pm
The Illinois Department of Transportation recently recognized a number of airports with awards because of the high level of service they have provided.
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Crist signs bill eliminating tax on out-of-state aircraft
May 29, 2010, 01:33 am
According to a recent report, Florida Governor Charlie Crist signed a piece of legislation that may make the state friendlier to general aviation.
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Summit Aviation to expand Middletown facilities
May 28, 2010, 06:30 pm
A Delaware aviation company announced recently that it will expand its presence in the state through additional facilities, which should help its capability to service general aviation.
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Icelandic volcano led to drop in global passenger demand
May 28, 2010, 05:30 pm
The International Air Transport Association reported recently that global air traffic dropped 2.4 percent in April.
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Final rule for NextGen handed down by FAA
May 28, 2010, 04:20 pm
A final rule regarding the Next Generation Air Transportation System was recently handed down by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Company suggests flight training as gift for Father's Day
May 27, 2010, 09:00 pm
Father's Day is coming up, and many people may be wondering what gift could send their dad sky-high.
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$4.4 billion awarded to companies for NextGen project
May 27, 2010, 05:30 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced it awarded $4.4 billion in contracts to three companies to advance its Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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NTSB develops accident investigation course
May 27, 2010, 03:57 pm
A new course has been developed by the National Transportation Safety Board that will give accident investigators insights into accidents involving rotorcraft.
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South African company unveils new general aviation engine
May 26, 2010, 09:00 pm
A South African general aviation company announced recently it has developed an engine that can run on a number of different fuels.
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AOPA plans to merge foundations
May 26, 2010, 07:30 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association announced recently that two of its foundations will merge into one organization that will still have a focus on encouraging flight safety.
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LaHood looks to new committee's first meeting to examine aviation issues
May 26, 2010, 06:30 pm
During the first meeting of a new U.S. Department of Transportation aviation committee, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called on its members to aid in efforts to make sure the industry remains strong.
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President's visit prompts flight restrictions for Chicago
May 26, 2010, 04:14 pm
Pilots who plan on flying in the Chicago area should take note of restrictions ordered by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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New Jersey to induct four into aviation hall of fame
May 25, 2010, 09:45 pm
According to newspaper website MyCentralJersey.com, four people are about to join the state's aviation hall of fame.
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Home Depot hosts planes for appreciation day
May 25, 2010, 08:15 pm
Airplanes can certainly draw a crowd, and a group of them was on hand at a customer appreciation day at a Home Depot in Zanesville, Ohio, according to the Times Recorder newspaper.
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Myrtle Beach sees addition of general aviation facility
May 25, 2010, 06:50 pm
An airport in South Carolina greeted a new addition to its campus, which will help those who take part in general aviation.
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Boeing, Renton agree to lease for municipal airport
May 25, 2010, 03:29 pm
A recent agreement with a city in Washington and Boeing will allow the company to lease space at an airport for 20 years.
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Vermont House passes resolution recognizing importance of general aviation
May 24, 2010, 06:50 pm
Recently, the Vermont House of Representatives approved a resolution showing its support of the general aviation industry.
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Companies announce development of antenna for general aviation use
May 24, 2010, 04:23 pm
Two companies recently announced a partnership to develop an antenna that will help members of the general aviation industry.
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Airline employment sees further decline
May 21, 2010, 07:45 pm
A recent report from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics showed that employment opportunities in the airline industry saw declines in March.
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Famous aviation writer dies at 92
May 21, 2010, 05:30 pm
Robert J. Serling, a noted aviation writer died on May 6 in Tucson, Arizona. He was 92 years old.
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Has automation led to pilot complacency?
May 20, 2010, 06:30 pm
A recent report from the New York Times notes that members of the air industry are examining if whether furthering automation in flying has led to pilot complacency, thereby increasing error.
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Gulfstream sees growth in first quarter
May 20, 2010, 04:15 pm
A report from the Savannah Morning News said that plane manufacturer Gulfstream saw improvements during the first quarter of this year.
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First Aviation reports improvement in income
May 19, 2010, 04:19 pm
A company that provides services to the general aviation industry and other airline businesses reported improved net income during the first quarter.
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FAA highlights NextGen's effect on general aviation industry
May 17, 2010, 08:00 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration's Next Generation Air Transportation System will affect all forms flying, including pilots who partake in general aviation.
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Fees for baggage, tickets biggest annoyances for travelers
May 17, 2010, 03:22 pm
Having to pay more for a ticket or for baggage are the two most annoying things people encounter while they are on the go, a recent survey showed.
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General aviation represented in new Transportation Department committee
May 14, 2010, 07:00 pm
How aviation should be guided in the country for the future will be the topic of thought for a new committee created by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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International Learn to Fly Day supported by U.S. House
May 14, 2010, 05:29 pm
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a measure recognizing a day that encourages people to learn how to fly.
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Biologist specializing in wildlife strikes joins firm
May 14, 2010, 04:24 pm
A biologist who specializes in the effects of wildlife damage on planes recently joined Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., which is a consulting firm.
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Scholarship recipients announced by NASA
May 13, 2010, 07:00 pm
NASA recently announced that 25 university students will receive scholarships in the third year of one of its programs.

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General aviation orders improve compared to 2009 drop
May 13, 2010, 04:27 pm
Although they declined in the first quarter, deliveries of general aviation craft did show some improvement during the first quarter.

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Travel week stresses importance of industry in economy
May 12, 2010, 06:48 pm
This week marks National Travel and Tourism Week, which may give members of the general aviation community a reason to show how important their industry is to local communities.
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New general aviation facility breaks ground in Florida
May 11, 2010, 07:49 pm
A port authority in Florida recently announced the groundbreaking for a new general aviation facility in the Fort Myers area.
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Tallahassee airport produces $377 million for area economy
May 10, 2010, 03:51 pm
A report from the city of Tallahassee, Florida, shows that the city's regional airport adds $377 million every year for the area's economy.
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Washington field will play host to General Aviation Day
May 7, 2010, 04:57 pm
This year will mark the 15th time people in Washington will be able to celebrate general aviation.
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EPA taking comments on leaded general aviation fuel
May 6, 2010, 08:30 pm
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments regarding a petition filed by a group regarding leaded gasoline used in general aviation aircraft.
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Atlantic City airport incorporates digital NOTAM system
May 3, 2010, 11:12 pm
Having the most up-to-date information can lead to a better flying environment for pilots, and the government is taking further steps to stress safety.

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AOPA advises pilots to tout benefits of general aviation facilities
April 30, 2010, 11:55 pm
Many communities may not be aware of the fact that their area has a general aviation airport, and it is the responsibility of pilots to let them know they are there.

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FAA grants NextGen contract to CSSI, Flatirons
April 30, 2010, 07:19 pm
An engineer contract associated with the Federal Aviation Administration's efforts to improve the air tracking system was recently awarded.

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Resolution introduced to recognize general aviation's contribution to Haitian relief
April 30, 2010, 05:37 pm
A resolution presented in the U.S. Senate aims at recognizing general aviation pilots for their contribution to the relief efforts in Haiti.

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Flight tests ability of synthetic fuel
April 30, 2010, 02:46 pm
United Airlines announced one of its jets recently completed a flight using synthetic fuel derived from natural gas.

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Minnesota aviation program gets donation to keep running
April 29, 2010, 09:00 pm
An aviation program at a university in Minnesota will continue on for the next three years because of private donors and businesses.
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New DoT rule limits tarmac delay time
April 29, 2010, 06:59 pm
Consumers who take to the air with domestic carriers may see some better treatment as the result of a new rule from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Harrison Ford makes an appearance at AOPA event
April 29, 2010, 05:23 pm
Playing a swashbuckling spacecraft pilot made Harrison Ford a household name, and he's taking that fame to help the cause of general aviation.
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Homeland Security releases new international security measures
April 7, 2010, 07:50 pm
The Department of Homeland Security announced recently new security measures for international flights coming in to the U.S.
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GA orders fell sharply last year, GAMA says
March 9, 2010, 07:50 pm
The number of orders for new general aviation aircraft dropped 42 percent in 2009, the Wichita Business Journal reported last month.
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