General Aviation Contribution to U.S. Economy Remains Strong

A group of seven general aviation associations has welcomed an updated study detailing the contributions of general aviation to the U.S. economy. The study, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, determined that general aviation supports a total 1,179,200 jobs and a total of $246.8 billion in total economic output in the U.S. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association […]

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GAMA Announces 2019 Year-End Aircraft Billing and Shipment Numbers

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) presented the 2019 year-end aircraft billing and shipment numbers, during its annual State of the Industry press conference. In 2019, aircraft deliveries reached a value of $26.8 billion, an increase compared to $24.3 billion in 2018.  The number of piston airplane deliveries experienced the largest growth among the segments […]

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SITAONAIR Supports Airlines Operating Across Turkey Through Vital VHF Expansion

SITAONAIR has been instrumental in the expansion of Very High Frequency (VHF) coverage throughout Turkey, during the development of the country’s largest new airport hub in Istanbul, which opened in April 2019. SITAONAIR’s expansion of the current VHF infrastructure enhances operations for airlines serving the regional domestic market and the country’s main airports. In addition […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $520.5 Million to 287 Airports in 41 States

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao has announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $520.5 million in airport infrastructure grants to 287 airports in 41 states. With this announcement, the Trump Administration has invested a historic $11.4 billion to more than two thousand airports across the United States for safety and infrastructure […]

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North Carolina Announces Winners of 2020 Aviation Art Contest

Photo above – 1st Place Intermediate Category – Daniel Kim The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation announced today the winners of this year’s Aviation Art Contest, an annual competition among students across North Carolina. NCDOT received more than 2,400 entries carrying this year’s contest theme “Flying Yesterday and Tomorrow.” After weeks of judging […]

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Duncan Aviation Expands Honeywell Service Capabilities

Duncan Aviation has announced that Honeywell has recently granted the company approval to facilitate repairs, overhauls, and exchanges on all Honeywell Line replaceable components and parts on behalf of its customers. This agreement immediately expands Duncan Aviation’s service capabilities and establishes the company as a one-stop-shop for customers needing repairs, overhauls, and exchanges for the […]

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AAAE/USCTA Lead Coalition Asking Congress to Fully Fund Contract Towers

A coalition of aviation groups, including the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)/U.S. Contract Tower Association (USCTA), today wrote leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees to reassert the vital role that contract air traffic control towers play in improving safety and saving taxpayer dollars. In a letter sent today, the aviation groups made […]

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