Wayman Aviation Academy Goes Green with Diesel 172s

Wayman Aviation Academy’s fleet of 31 aircraft has grown by two Cessna C-172 Jet-A aircraft, offering Continental diesel power. The academy, established 31 years ago, has one of the largest fleets for pilot training in South Florida. Wayman has chosen to start this transition to take advantage of the important benefits brought by engines using […]

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LEE COUNTY PORT AUTHORITY WELCOMES NEW FIRE CHIEF

The Lee County Port Authority (LCPA) has named Tracy Wayne Young as chief of the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF) department. He will be responsible for managing all ARFF services including the planning and coordination of aircraft rescue, firefighting, medical response, fire safety, disaster preparedness and development of training programs for the 42-member department […]

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Spirit Airlines Pilots Ratify 5-Year Agreement

Spirit Airlines and its pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced the ratification of a new five-year working agreement Wednesday. Of the 98 percent of pilots who voted, 70 percent cast ballots in favor of the agreement. “This agreement increases our annual compensation, delivers job protections, and maintains important quality-of-life protections,” […]

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Southwest Florida Int’l Airport Reports Record-Breaking January Traffic

During January, 965,981 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla., an increase of 8.2 percent compared to January 2017. The traffic leader in January was Southwest Airlines with 180,817 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta Air Lines (172,258), American (126,502), Spirit (113,804) […]

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Piper Receives Largest Trainer Order in Company History

Piper Aircraft, Inc. has received an order for 152 aircraft from Fanmei Aviation Technologies, Piper Aircraft’s exclusive dealer in China. This is the largest single trainer order received by Piper Aircraft in company history. Fanmei Aviation Technologies is a subsidiary of Sichuan Fanmei Education Group co. Ltd which is a leading provider of aviation education […]

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