Piper Aircraft Launches Apprenticeship Program for Local High School Graduates

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced it is launching an accredited apprenticeship program in cooperation with Indian River State College. The program is being created in response to the increasing demand for high quality manufacturing candidates at Piper Aircraft. The two-year program, which will officially start in the summer of 2019, will initially begin with 10 individuals […]

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American Airlines Awards $337,000 to Aviation Organizations Dedicated to Training Tomorrow’s Aviators

American Airlines announced that it is awarding $337,000 to 17 aviation-focused schools and organizations around the country that are dedicated to training the next generation of aviators. The grants are an example of American’s continued efforts to help grow and diversify the nation’s pool of pilots. “We believe we’re making the pilot profession more visible, […]

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FAA Relaunches ADS-B Out Rebate

The FAA announced the relaunching of its $500 ADS-B rebate program effective immediately and running through Oct. 11, 2019. The Agency is making $4,900,000.00 available under the rebate program, which will fund 9,792 ADS-B Out installations. As of Jan. 1, 2020, aircraft flying in airspace where a transponder is necessary today will be required to […]

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AEA Names Mike Adamson President and CEO Adamson to succeed Paula Derks effective March 25, 2019

Following an extensive search process, the Aircraft Electronics Association’s board of directors announced its selection of Mike Adamson as its president and chief executive officer to become effective March 25, 2019, during the 62nd annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Palm Springs, California. Adamson will succeed Paula Derks, who is retiring next spring […]

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Wayne Starling Appointed IADA Executive Director

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) has named aviation industry veteran Wayne Starling as its Executive Director. He will report to the organization’s Board of Directors and Chairman Brian Proctor. Starling will provide strategic direction and support for the organization while Independent Association Director Devri Pitts will continue to manage day-to-day operations. Starling has specialized […]

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