FAA Relaunches ADS-B Out Rebate

The FAA announced the relaunching of its $500 ADS-B rebate program effective immediately and running through Oct. 11, 2019. The Agency is making $4,900,000.00 available under the rebate program, which will fund 9,792 ADS-B Out installations. As of Jan. 1, 2020, aircraft flying in airspace where a transponder is necessary today will be required to […]

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AEA Names Mike Adamson President and CEO Adamson to succeed Paula Derks effective March 25, 2019

Following an extensive search process, the Aircraft Electronics Association’s board of directors announced its selection of Mike Adamson as its president and chief executive officer to become effective March 25, 2019, during the 62nd annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Palm Springs, California. Adamson will succeed Paula Derks, who is retiring next spring […]

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Bell Delivers Three Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc.

Bell Helicopter announced recently the delivery of three Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc. “The Bell 429 delivers exceptional speed and aircraft readiness when minutes matter,” said Jay Ortiz, vice president, Commercial Business, Americas. “Bell is incredibly proud to provide aircraft to support the men and women of Mercy Flight who dedicate their lives to […]

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NASAO Commends Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) welcomes House and Senate passage of a compromise five-year FAA reauthorization bill — the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.302).  The Senate today followed the House’s action last week and passed this bill by a vote of 93-6, sending the bill to President Trump to be signed […]

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NASAO Appoints John Shea Interim President & CEO

Following the 87th National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) Annual Convention and Tradeshow, held September 23-25, 2018 in Oklahoma City, the NASAO Executive Committee and Board received the resignation of Mark Kimberling, who has served as President and CEO for the past two years. The Board has appointed John Shea to serve as Interim […]

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FAA Executive Inducted to Hall of Fame

On Friday, Sept. 28, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management Annie B. Andrews was inducted into the 2018 National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame in the Government and Law category. In accepting the award, Andrews credited the influence of her family on her character, in particular her mother Capt. […]

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ATP Takes Delivery of 100th Piper Archer

Piper Aircraft, Inc. has completed delivery of the 100th Piper Archer to go to ATP Flight School. The delivery comes as part of an original agreement made in April of 2013 for up to 100 aircraft to the flight school. ATP, America’s largest flight school, specializes in airline pilot training and pilot career development. The […]

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WSU-NIAR to Develop Testing Protocols for BRS Aerospace Parachute Recovery Systems

BRS Aerospace has engaged Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (WSU-NIAR) to develop testing protocols for evaluating the safety and performance of aircraft parachute recovery systems in General Aviation (GA) and Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. Working with WSU-NIAR’s Crash Dynamics and Virtual Engineering laboratories, BRS Aerospace will develop whole aircraft parachute […]

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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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