Southern Airways Acquires Mokulele Airlines to Become Largest Commuter Airline in the 50 States

Southern Airways, operator of 600 weekly flights across 20 cities, has acquired Hawaiian-based Mokulele Airlines. The deal is Southern’s third in the last four years, firmly cementing itself as America’s fastest growing airline.  With established footprints in the Gulf South, the mid-Atlantic, and South Florida, Southern now adds Hawaii and California to its portfolio. Following […]

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Hartzell Engine Technologies Breaks Ground on Addition to its Montgomery, Alabama Headquarters

Keith Bagley, president of Hartzell Engine Technologies (HET), has announced that the company has held the official ground breaking of the 10,000 square foot addition to its headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama. When completed, the expansion will increase the total size of the HET campus to 86,000 square feet. “Hartzell Engine Technologies came to Montgomery in […]

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Tom Burt, Executive Vice President & COO of Duncan Aviation in Battle Creek, to Retire after 40 Years

Duncan Aviation would like to wish Tom Burt, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the company’s full-service facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, congratulations as he plans to retire from day-to-day operations on March 8. After spending his 40-year career at the company, Burt welcomes the slower pace retirement promises, and he intends […]

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Brad Schwandt Announced as Kentucky Department of Aviation Deputy Commissioner

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has announced the appointment of Brad Schwandt, as Department of Aviation Deputy Commissioner effective February 1. In January of this year Schwandt retired from UPS after 35 years of service, most recently as Aircraft Maintenance Operations Manager, and is looking forward to continuing his aviation career in the public […]

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FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary unmanned aircraft system (UAS) specific […]

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NAA Announces 11 Aviation and Space Achievements to Compete for 2018 Collier Trophy

The National Aeronautic Association has announced that 11 aviation and space achievements will compete for the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy. The Collier Trophy has been the benchmark of aerospace achievement for 107 years and is awarded annually for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America and has been bestowed upon some of […]

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