IBAC Announces First IS-BAO Remote Piloted Aircraft System Registered Operator – Phoenix Air Unmanned, LLC

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) confirmed its first International Standard for Business Aircraft Operators (IS-BAO) Remote Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) registration was achieved this month by Phoenix Air Unmanned. The RPAS IS-BAO standard option advanced into the open beta testing phase in 2021 after a thorough working group analysis that included industry representatives and […]

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FAA Awards $5 Million in Grants to Train the Next Generation of Aviation Maintenance Technicians

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $5 million in grants to develop a diverse talent pool of aviation maintenance technicians. The Aviation Maintenance Technical Workers Workforce Development Grants were awarded to organizations that will teach technical skills and prepare participants to pursue aviation maintenance careers. “A career as an aviation maintenance […]

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FAA Awards $5M in Grants to Develop Next Generation of Pilots

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded $5 million to educate the next generation of pilots and other aviation professionals. The Aircraft Pilots Aviation Workforce Development Grants were awarded to accredited higher-education institutions, high schools, state and local governments and flight schools. “Our investment in the aviation workforce of the future must […]

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FAA Implements More Efficient Descent Procedures to Reduce Fuel Burn, Emissions

Descent procedures that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) put in place across the country in the 2021 will save millions of gallons of fuel and reduce CO2 and other emissions by hundreds of thousands of tons. The 42 new Optimized Profile Descents (OPDs) allow planes to glide down safely from cruising altitudes into […]

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Elevate Holdings Acquires Keystone Aviation to Expand Aircraft Management Services

Elevate Holdings, Inc. announced the acquisition of U.S.-based Keystone Aviation, a provider of aircraft charter, management and certified aviation maintenance services. The strategic combination unites two well-established aviation companies with extensive international client bases and long histories of serving the business aviation needs of corporate, government, individual and higher education clients. By bringing together both […]

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ADB SAFEGATE Completes Acquisition of DBT Transportation Services LLC

ADB SAFEGATE has acquired DBT Transportation Services LLC, specializing in weather systems, sensor technologies and services primarily for the aviation industry. The official announcement was made in Sacramento, California, on January 4th. The deal was closed on December 31, 2021. Laurent Dubois, CEO of ADB SAFEGATE stated, “We are excited to work together to service […]

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