AOPA Air Safety Institute Releases 27TH Joseph T. Nall Report

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) released its 27th Joseph T. Nall Report, showing general aviation’s energetic efforts to reduce fatal aircraft accidents continued to produce encouraging results in 2015. The overall accident rate per 100,000 flight hours also declined even as total flight hours increased, according to the report. […]

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NATA Announces Leadership Transition

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Board of Directors announced the selection of Gary Dempsey as its new President. He succeeds Martin (Marty) H. Hiller, who assumed the role of NATA’s President in 2016, after 6 years of service on the association’s Board of Directors. Dempsey will start his duties on October 1, 2018. “Marty […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $586 Million in Airport Infrastructure Grants

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $586 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. “These airport investments will create jobs in local communities, upgrade reliability, and […]

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Future of Aviation Highlighted at EAA AirVenture 2018

Eminent leaders in the aviation industry presented inventive and leading-edge developments, facts and direction for the future in the aviation industry at the recent Lindbergh Innovation Forum, held at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI on July 24th 2018. Drawing from those leading the innovation efforts at Boeing, UBER Elevate, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and six […]

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DHS S&T Awards $3.5M to Improve X-Ray Detection Technology

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded a total of nearly $3.5 million in funding to three new research and development (R&D) projects designed to improve the threat detection capabilities of current X-ray technologies for checked baggage systems. “The emergence of homemade explosives has placed many challenges on aviation […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $616.9 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Airports in 45 States and 4 U.S. Territories

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $616.9 million in airport infrastructure grants, as part of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. “The Department has been investing heavily in our nation’s airport infrastructure, which will […]

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United Rotorcraft receives contract for Ventura County FIREHAWKS®

United Rotorcraft announced the receipt of a contract with Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) to convert two surplus U.S. Army aircraft into FIREHAWK® helicopters. VCFD purchased two U.S. Army HH-60L aircraft, originally configured as dedicated MEDEVAC helicopters.  These aircraft were outfitted with the United Rotorcraft medical equipment and patient litter systems, some of which will […]

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