Aeronautical Decision-Making

By Captain Judy Rice           Early in 2020, our lives changed when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Governors and state agencies issued emergency orders for the temporary closures of businesses and organizations in an effort to reduce the spread of this virus. All segments of the aviation industry have felt the impact. Transportation […]

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Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Adds 22 New Aircraft as Demand for Graduates Grow

Piper Aircraft and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology (“Spartan”) announced an order for its first tranche of 22 factory-new training aircraft. To date, Spartan has taken delivery of 10 Piper Archers and 2 Piper Seminoles, with 10 additional Piper Archers expected to be delivered in Q4 2020. According to Beau Schrader, Spartan’s Chief Pilot […]

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Piper Aircraft HALO Safety System Certified on M600/SLS – First Garmin Autoland Equipped Aircraft to Receive Type Certification

Piper Aircraft announced that the company’s newest flagship, the Piper M600/SLS, has received type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its new HALO safety system -making it the first Garmin Autoland equipped aircraft in the world to receive certification. Deliveries begin immediately. Piper Aircraft, Inc. made the announcement today at the company’s headquarters […]

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NATA Applauds Pick for Ambassador to The Bahamas

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) welcomes the announcement of the Administration’s intent to nominate William A. Douglass as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Douglass, a Florida resident, has direct ties to The Bahamas over more than three generations and has grown up […]

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