Experimental Category Aircraft Accident Totals Continue Falling Trend

Fatal accidents in experimental category aircraft, including amateur-built aircraft, continued their decline during the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2018 fiscal year that ended September 30, falling to historic lows. For the 12-month period from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018, fatal accident totals for the experimental category overall, including amateur-built aircraft, racing aircraft, those used […]

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Cessna Citation Longitude Achieves Provisional Type Certification

Textron Aviation has announced that its Cessna Citation Longitude (shown above – Business Wire photo) super-midsize jet has achieved provisional type certification (PTC) from the Federal Aviation Administration. The PTC allows operators to begin Citation Longitude flight training in preparation for deliveries early next year and paves the way for the program’s final phase of […]

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AAAE Board of Directors Confirms Larry Krauter, A.A.E., AICP, as Secretary/Treasurer

The Board of Directors of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) has announced the approval of a slate of leaders to the Association’s Executive Committee, including the election of Spokane International Airport CEO Larry Krauter, A.A.E., AICP, to serve as Secretary/Treasurer. The vacancy on the AAAE Executive Committee filled by Krauter was created by […]

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Lightspeed Aviation announces sponsorship of Lightning Formation Airshows Team

Lightspeed Aviation has announced sponsorship of the Lightning Formation Airshows Team, a highly experienced team of talented formation and aerobatic pilots. Commenting on the announcement, Teresa De Mers, Executive Vice President of Lightspeed Aviation, said, “We are incredibly excited to be partnering with this team of exemplary pilots. They have the skills and experience to […]

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Shaffer Appointed To Top FAA Airports Post

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Dan Elwell has named D. Kirk Shaffer as the FAA Associate Administrator for Airports, effective December 17. In this position, Shaffer will oversee the annual Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Since 2017 through the AIP program, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced nearly $7 billion in investments in the […]

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