Transport Canada grants Astro Aerospace SFOC for flight testing of their passenger drone, “Elroy”

Astro Aerospace Ltd. (OTCQB:ASDN), the company creating autonomous eVTOL (Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aerial vehicles and drones, has announced this week that they have been granted a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), a permit for the operation of an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) system, for its passenger drone project, “Elroy”. Astro CEO Bruce Bent […]

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AOPA Air Safety Institute Releases 27TH Joseph T. Nall Report

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) released its 27th Joseph T. Nall Report, showing general aviation’s energetic efforts to reduce fatal aircraft accidents continued to produce encouraging results in 2015. The overall accident rate per 100,000 flight hours also declined even as total flight hours increased, according to the report. […]

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NATA Announces Leadership Transition

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Board of Directors announced the selection of Gary Dempsey as its new President. He succeeds Martin (Marty) H. Hiller, who assumed the role of NATA’s President in 2016, after 6 years of service on the association’s Board of Directors. Dempsey will start his duties on October 1, 2018. “Marty […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $586 Million in Airport Infrastructure Grants

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $586 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. “These airport investments will create jobs in local communities, upgrade reliability, and […]

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Future of Aviation Highlighted at EAA AirVenture 2018

Eminent leaders in the aviation industry presented inventive and leading-edge developments, facts and direction for the future in the aviation industry at the recent Lindbergh Innovation Forum, held at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI on July 24th 2018. Drawing from those leading the innovation efforts at Boeing, UBER Elevate, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and six […]

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Michigan Aeronautics Commission Honors MAAE Executive Director and State Transportation Director

( Photo – From left: MAC Chair J. David VanderVeen, MAAE Executive Director Shawn Jezak, MDOT Aeronautics Commission Director Mike Trout; MAAE President Dave Reid) At its Sept. 12 meeting in Harbor Springs, the Michigan Aeronautics Commission (MAC) presented its Awards of Excellence to Shawn Jezak/Michigan Association of Airport Executives (MAAE) and State Transportation Director […]

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New Air Traffic Tower Dedicated in Sarasota, Florida

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority (SMAA), and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) dedicated the new Air Traffic Control Tower at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport recently. The 128 foot-tall tower is a significant investment in our nation’s airport infrastructure and enhances air traffic controllers’ ability to provide the safest, most efficient service […]

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