Nine Aviation and Space Achievements to Compete for the 2019 Collier Trophy

The National Aeronautic Association announced on February 19, 2020 that nine aviation and space achievements will compete for the 2019 Robert J. Collier Trophy. For 108 years, the Collier Trophy has been the benchmark of aerospace achievement. Awarded annually “… for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America,” it has been bestowed upon […]

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Avianca Performs its First Freighter Flight in 787 Used for Passengers

Amid the extraordinary situation facing the world by the spread of COVID-19, Avianca Cargo is providing uninterrupted freight transport service now with the support of aircraft and passenger crew, to contribute to the supply of food, medical equipment, toiletries, and medicines. Early today, a 787-800 aircraft, dedicated to passenger transport, made its first cargo flight, […]

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First Approval for Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight Drone Flights Granted in Canada Using Iris Automation’s Onboard Detect-and-Avoid Technology

MVT Geo-solutions, in partnership with Iris Automation, has been granted the first Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) by Transport Canada using only onboard Detect-and-Avoid (DAA). The approval was granted based on the utilization of Iris Automation’s DAA system, called Casia, which provides commercial drones with automated collision avoidance maneuvers. The waiver permits flights […]

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Continental Aerospace Technologies™ announces Robert J. Stoppek as Chief Executive Officer and President

Continental® has announced that Robert J. Stoppek has been named as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President. Stoppek was formerly the CEO for Waukesha Engine, part of the former GE Distributed Power business prior to joining Continental®. “We are pleased to welcome Robert as our new CEO,” said Mr. Fu Fangxing, Chairman of the […]

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IBAC Establishes Online IS-BAO Workshops and Temporary Option for IS-BAO & IS-BAH Remote Auditing in Wake of COVID-19

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is introducing an online webinar alternative to its program workshops, as well as offering a new temporary option for remote auditing to its International Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) and International Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) organizations as a result of COVID-19 limitations. Participating in one of the IS-BAO Fundamentals and […]

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GAMA Welcomes Three New Memberships

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the addition of Epic Aircraft as a Member and Calnetix Technologies and XTI Aircraft Company as Associate Members EPIC. Epic Aircraft was founded in 2004. They specialize in the design and manufacture of high performance, all carbon-fiber, six-seat single-engine turboprop aircraft. The company conducts all engineering, manufacturing and […]

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