Montana Aerial Applicator Darrin Pluhar Elected 2020 NAAA President

The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) has announced Montana native Darrin Pluhar has been elected its president for 2020. Pluhar owns Plu’s Flying Service Inc., an aerial application business in Ekalaka, Montana, that operates three aircraft. Since establishing the business in 1996, he has been servicing producers across southeastern Montana for more than 20 years. […]

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Tailwind Acquires Quality Aircraft Accessories, Inc. With Facilities in Tulsa and Fort Lauderdale

Tailwind Technologies recently acquired Quality Aircraft Accessories, Inc. (QAA), an aftermarket stocking distributor for many general aviation accessory manufacturers, with a primary facility in Tulsa, Okla. and a growing location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In addition, QAA is an unlimited FAA Part 145 Class 1 and Class 2 Repair Station for piston engine and airframe […]

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Helicopter Association International Names James A. Viola as President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to name James A. Viola as the organization’s next president and CEO effective Jan. 16, 2020. Viola replaces Matthew S. Zuccaro, who announced his retirement last fall. Viola most recently served as director of General Aviation (GA) Safety Assurance for the Federal Aviation Administration […]

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Business Aviation Community Welcomes Congressional Promotion of Aviation Fuel Sustainability

A group of aviation stakeholders has welcomed congressional legislation including provisions aimed squarely at promoting the development and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). The House and Senate approved the legislation last week, as part of a fiscal year 2020 appropriations package. The language contains a renewal-and-extension of the biodiesel tax incentive, for which certain […]

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NASAO and FAA Continue MOU Tradition with UAS and Runway Safety

A rich tradition of having Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the States will continue, thanks to the recent signing of new agreements between FAA Administrator Steve Dickson and John Binder, Chair of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO), at FAA Headquarters in Washington D.C. on December 13, […]

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020 to Highlight U.S. Air Force Special Operations

The aircraft and personnel of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) will be among the highlighted programs at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2020, which is July 20-26 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The Special Operations unit consists of four specialties: Combat Control, Pararescue, Special Reconnaissance, and Tactical Air Control Party. Airmen who undertake […]

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American Airlines Partners with Gary Sinise Foundation Snowball Express as Official Airline Partner

On Dec. 7, nearly 1,000 American Airlines team member volunteers worked with the Gary Sinise Foundation to bring more than 1,700 family members of fallen soldiers to Orlando, Florida, for five days of fun and fellowship at the 14th Annual Snowball Express. The event offers inspirational programs, fostering critical peer-to-peer support for them during the […]

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