U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Over $1 Billion in Grants to 439 Airports in 50 States

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $1.187 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants. The total includes $731 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants and an additional $455 million in Supplemental Discretionary grants. The money will be available for 100 percent of the eligible costs under […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Issues Notice Regarding Essential Air Service Program, Given the Impact of COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a plan to address the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency on air carriers participating in the Essential Air Service (EAS) program.  The Department issued a Notice to all EAS air carriers indicating how those carriers may adjust their schedules and seek compensation due to […]

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NATA, NBAA Welcome FAA’s Standardized Curriculum for On-Demand Training

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcome the release of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidance on a new standardized curriculum for Part 135 training that will improve safety and increase administrative efficiencies for on-demand operators. The FAA’s Advisory Circular streamlines the relationship between Part 142 training centers and on-demand […]

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AviationManuals Suggests Updating FBO Operations Manuals for COVID-19 Health Concerns

AviationManuals, a provider of digital operations manuals, is providing guidance for properly updating FBO Operations Manuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. “By now FBO operators should be conscious that everyone’s perceptions and attitudes with regard to risk have changed dramatically,” said AviationManuals CEO Mark Baier. “While it is always important to operate to the highest standards, […]

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AOPA Announces Access to New Flight Planner

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association announced that the legacy software powering AOPA’s popular online flight planning tool will be replaced by a new platform, iFlightPlanner—available now for free to AOPA members. As AOPA’s legacy flight planner goes away, AOPA leaders expressed their deep gratitude to Boeing and its Jeppesen team for the longstanding support […]

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NBAA-Requested Treasury Payroll Support Relief to GA Air Carriers Begins

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed news that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has begun making payments to many of the small and mid-sized general aviation air-carriers, including FAR Part 135 charter operators struggling with the unprecedented financial challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic. On Apr. 20, Treasury made the first payroll […]

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AOPA Announces New Webinar Series for Pilots

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is joining with Boeing to produce a new educational webinar series offered to AOPA members. Boeing’s Jeppesen and ForeFlight teams will provide free monthly content in the webinar series, running from April through September, on important topics such as improving pilot proficiency, increasing awareness and fine-tuning navigational skills.  “AOPA […]

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NBAA’s HERO Program Partners with Leading Hospitals on COVID-19 Support

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) unveiled a first-of-its-kind partnership to pair the assets available through the association’s Humanitarian Emergency Response Operator (HERO) database with the COVID-19-coordination capabilities of the American Hospital Association (AHA). NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said, “Business aviation is uniquely positioned to provide assistance to the citizens, companies and communities […]

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