Wichita Bank Names Morgan Littell Vice President, Business Aviation

Equity Bank, the Wichita-based bank subsidiary of Equity Bancshares, Inc., has named Morgan Littell Vice President, Business Aviation, responsible for establishing its Aircraft Financing Division. She brings more than 10 years of successful aircraft financing acumen to the newly created position, which will offer nationwide aircraft financial services. “Morgan Littell is a well-respected, knowledgeable and […]

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KDOT Announces Kansas Airport Improvement Projects

Forty-one projects totaling a combined award of $5 million have been granted for the Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP) funding for planning, constructing or rehabilitating public use general aviation airports. The aviation industry represents $20.6 billion economic impact and employs more than 92,000 Kansans. In addition, 94 percent of the state’s population is within 30 […]

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Kansas State Polytechnic offers free drone tips webinar and live question-and-answer session

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is offering a free webinar and live question-and-answer session with UAS experts to discuss important safety practices, flying rules and regulations, and tips for operating your UAS. Unmanned aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones, are both popular gifts over the holiday season and a widespread hobby for flying enthusiasts. […]

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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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UAS degree at Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus first in nation to offer BLOS flight ops to students

Students studying unmanned aircraft systems at the Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus are receiving a rare flight experience in some of their courses that is positioning them at the forefront of the drone industry. Kansas State Polytechnic’s UAS flight and operations degree option is the first in the nation to introduce flying beyond visual line […]

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KDOT, Iris Automation Begin Test Flights for Integration Pilot Program

The Kansas Department of Transportation has started the testing phase of the Integration Pilot Program. Flights by Iris Automation will focus on enabling new detect and avoid capabilities for drones. Iris Automation will be testing its collision avoidance technology in the airspace above Gypsum’s farmlands. The technology uses computer vision and artificial intelligence to allow […]

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Kansas leads the nation with UAS flight

The first beyond the line of sight Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight in Kansas was flown last week north of the town of Gypsum in a joint effort by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and more than 30 university and corporate partners. This was also the second flight in the nation to take place under the U.S. DOT’s […]

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