Testing Testing 1..2..3.. Recreational Drone Flyer Test Coming Soon from FAA – Can Your Business Help?

Are you part of the drone or tech industry? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants your help to administer a recreational flyer knowledge and safety test to the widest audience possible! They have posted a request for information (RFI) where you can submit your suggestions. While the FAA develops the training and test content, they’re […]

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Approaching a Decade in the Left Seat, Steven Baldwin Reflects on Business and Service to the Airport Community

Eight years ago Steven Baldwin felt it was time in his career to focus on what he exceled at—the expertise that essentially comprises the core services his firm offers today—working with airport management and their board of directors at the policy level. Other factors contributing to his decision to form his own company were the […]

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Inspirational Pilot, Mentor Barrington Irving to Receive American Spirit Award at NBAA-BACE

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced that Barrington Irving, who in 2007 became the youngest pilot to fly solo around the world in a single-engine airplane and who has continued to inspire young people to pursue careers in aviation and aerospace, will receive the association’s 2019 American Spirit Award. The award will be […]

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Blackhawk Picks P&WC and Hartzell to Create the World’s Fastest King Air

Blackhawk Aerospace has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to transform the Beechcraft King Air 300 into the fastest King Air in the world. Coupled with Blackhawk’s conversion to factory-new Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-67A engines replacing stock PT6A-60A engines on 12,500-pound and 14,000-pound gross weight models of […]

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U.S. DOT Announces an Additional $478 Million in Infrastructure Grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has announced that the Department will award $478 million in airport infrastructure grants to 232 airports in 43 states, including American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico. This is the fourth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for […]

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New RAF Brand is More Than a Logo

Not long after those six fellows came up with the idea to form a nonprofit foundation to save backcountry airstrips, one of them bumped into a graphic artist – not surprisingly – at the Bozeman airport. The artist enthusiastically sketched an idea on a napkin. The design was quickly adopted by the new Recreational Aviation […]

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Transportation Secretary Names FAA NextGen Advisory Committee Chair

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that Russell “Chip” Childs has been appointed Chair of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC). Childs is President and Chief Executive Officer of SkyWest, Inc. Childs, a current member of the NAC, replaces former Chair David Bronczek, who retired from FedEx Corporation. Childs […]

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