Bell Delivers Three Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc.

Bell Helicopter announced recently the delivery of three Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc. “The Bell 429 delivers exceptional speed and aircraft readiness when minutes matter,” said Jay Ortiz, vice president, Commercial Business, Americas. “Bell is incredibly proud to provide aircraft to support the men and women of Mercy Flight who dedicate their lives to […]

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Regional Airline Commutair Expands Service into Canada

Beginning October 4, 2018, CommutAir will operate five daily roundtrips from New York/Newark (EWR) and Washington D.C. (IAD) to Montreal’s Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport (YUL). Montreal is CommutAir’s first international destination since transitioning to an all-jet fleet. Over the next few months, Commutair will increase its Canadian footprint by adding Quebec City (YQB) and Ottawa […]

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NASAO Commends Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) welcomes House and Senate passage of a compromise five-year FAA reauthorization bill — the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.302).  The Senate today followed the House’s action last week and passed this bill by a vote of 93-6, sending the bill to President Trump to be signed […]

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FAA Approves Nine New LAANC Service Providers

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced nine new partners to its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) initiative, an innovative collaboration between the FAA and the drone industry that provides near real-time processing of airspace authorizations for Part 107 drone operators nationwide who fly in controlled airspace. Following the FAA’s successful prototype, the […]

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NASAO Appoints John Shea Interim President & CEO

Following the 87th National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) Annual Convention and Tradeshow, held September 23-25, 2018 in Oklahoma City, the NASAO Executive Committee and Board received the resignation of Mark Kimberling, who has served as President and CEO for the past two years. The Board has appointed John Shea to serve as Interim […]

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FAA Executive Inducted to Hall of Fame

On Friday, Sept. 28, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Assistant Administrator for Human Resource Management Annie B. Andrews was inducted into the 2018 National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame in the Government and Law category. In accepting the award, Andrews credited the influence of her family on her character, in particular her mother Capt. […]

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