Orbis MD-10 Arrives at DCA

Orbis, the international nonprofit that fights blindness around the world brought their new Flying Eye Hospital, to Reagan National Airport today. The MD-10, donated by FedEx, is more than six years in the making, and is the third-generation Flying Eye Hospital – the world’s only mobile ophthalmic teaching hospital on board the aircraft. Orbis reports […]

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Aero Club of Washington June Luncheon Celebrates Reagan National’s 75th Anniversary

The Aero Club of Washington held its monthly luncheon on Thursday, June 16, 2016, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Reagan National Airport. The sold-out event was held in the historic terminal at Reagan National. American Airlines was the first airline to land at the […]

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U.S. Chamber Hosts Annual Aviation Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce held its 15th Annual Aviation Summit in Washington D.C. last week. The event titled “Fascination of Flight,” featured a great lineup of speakers and also presented the opportunity to network with some key men and women in the aviation industry. More than 700 people attended the one-day conference, hearing from […]

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WTS Congratulates USDOT’s Susan Kurland

Marcia Ferranto, President and CEO of WTS International, the association whose mission is to build the future of transportation through the global advancement of women, released a statement regarding USDOT’s Susan Kurland’s new role as Deputy Commissioner – Air Services Development at the Chicago Department of Aviation: – Ms. Kurland has done tremendous work advancing […]

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GAMA APPLAUDS FAA RELEASE OF DRAFT RULE TO IMPLEMENT THE SMALL AIRPLANE REVITALIZATION ACT

General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce today issued the following statement about the FAA’s publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) directed by the Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013: “With today’s issuance of the NPRM, GAMA commends the FAA for taking the next important step toward revitalizing the outdated […]

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GAMA UNVEILS 2015 YEAR-END SHIPMENT AND BILLING NUMBERS

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the 2015 worldwide year-end aircraft shipment and billing numbers at its annual “State of the Industry” press conference at the Newseum in Washington D.C. GAMA Chairman Aaron Hilkemann (below), President and CEO of Duncan Aviation, announced that total worldwide general aviation (GA) airplane shipments fell 4.6 percent, from […]

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AOPA Names Justin Barkowski Director of Regulatory Affairs

AOPA has announced that Justin Barkowski has joined AOPA as Director of Regulatory Affairs in their D.C. office. In this role, Barkowski will be responsible for the development and management of aviation regulatory and certification policy on issues including, airman certification, flight training, operational regulations and safety concerns. Prior to joining AOPA, Barkowski was the […]

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FAA Expands Unmanned Aircraft Pathfinder Efforts

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has entered into a Pathfinder agreement with CACI International Inc. to evaluate how the company’s technology can help detect Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the vicinity of airports. In testimony on October 7th before the House Aviation Subcommittee, FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker (Shown in a file photo at right) […]

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