Jim Facette Appointed President & CEO of CBAA

Rod Barnard, Chair of the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) announced that Jim Facette, a government-relations expert and association professional, has been named President & CEO of the CBAA, effective December 1st, 2017. “CBAA made tremendous progress during Rudy Toering’s tenure; its influence in Ottawa is growing, as is our ability to develop and deliver […]

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IBAC Launches Online IS-BAO™ Auditor Currency Training

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has introduced a new online currency training option for its International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) auditors. As the only voluntary, global safety standard for business aviation, IS-BAO will now offer Professional Auditor Currency Training (PACT) to meet 12-month currency qualification requirements. “We are excited to offer this […]

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AeroShell Aerobatic Slot Flyer McNeely Retires

As the 2017 Stuart Air Show closed at Witham Field in Florida on November 5th, aviation enthusiasts bid a fond farewell to AeroShell Aerobatic Team member, Gene McNeely, who retired after 24 years of service with the team. Fans will likely remember McNeely for his years of flying the ‘slot’ position for the AeroShell Aerobatic […]

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New “Aeroplate” Now Available in Oklahoma

In celebration of the state’s second largest economic engine, aviation and aerospace, a new Oklahoma specialty license plate is ready to beautify the bumpers of automobiles with the rising slogan: “Oklahoma Aviation.” The plate, requested by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC), is the state’s official aviation and aerospace specialty plate. The statute creating the “Aeroplate”, […]

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Evans Retires After Long Public Service Career at DOAV

After 32 years of public service with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Cherry A. Evans, Director, Communications & Education Division, Virginia Department of Aviation announced her retirement effective November 1st. Ms. Evans, who was employed with the Department of Aviation since 1989, said she is proud to have promoted Virginia’s fine air transportation system and an […]

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