Wheels Up Unveils One-of-A-Kind Orange King Air 350i in Honor of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month™

Today Wheels Up unveiled its first-ever orange Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft in partnership with Textron Aviation in honor of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month this September. The Orange Plane is part of the ongoing Wheels Up Cares and Meals Up initiatives. Meals Up was created in March 2020 to help support the growing levels […]

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GAMA Publishes Second Quarter 2020 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report

Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its report of general aviation aircraft shipments and billings through the second quarter of 2020 (June 30). Piston, turboprop, business jet and helicopter deliveries declined across all segments during the first six months of 2020 as compared to the same period of 2019. “It should come as no […]

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FAA Announces Grant to Support Aviation Maintenance Careers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced the Aviation Maintenance Technical Workforce Development Grant Program to increase interest and recruit students for careers in aviation maintenance. The goal is to provide grants to academia and the aviation community to help prepare a more inclusive talent pool of aviation maintenance technicians, to inspire and recruit the […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces More Than $1.2 Billion in Infrastructure Grants to America’s Airports

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced on September 2nd, that the Trump Administration will award more than $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 405 airports in 50 states and the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Palau, […]

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NBAA Names Recipients of Hilsmann Memorial Scholarships

The Maintenance Committee of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) this week announced the recipients of the Hank Hilsmann Memorial Scholarship. The two recipients will be able to attend model-specific training courses to advance their careers as business aviation maintenance technicians. Sophia Taylor-Home is a student at Gavilan College in the A&P Program at California’s […]

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Coalition Releases New Sustainable Aviation Fuel Guide as Industry Moves to Accelerate Use of Lower-Carbon Alternative

The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) released a new informational guide last week detailing how industry leaders can incorporate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into their operations and accelerate the adoption of low-carbon fuels, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The new guide, titled, Fueling the Future, serves as an educational and […]

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FAA to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection & Mitigation Equipment at Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced last week that it plans to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort will be part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program. Interested manufacturers, vendors, and integrators of drone detection and/or mitigation […]

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Business Jet Sales Soar This Summer

The pace of used aircraft sales picked up sharply in June and July after April/May doldrums brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact. Dealers accredited by the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) reported 103 closed sales transactions in July, more than three per day for every day of the month. In June […]

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