Koch, Witzig Chosen to Lead NBAA Board of Directors; Amalfitano, Weihs to Lead Advisory Council

The voting members of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) have re-elected four individuals to the association’s Board of Directors during an annual meeting held earlier this month at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). Additionally, Monte Koch, of Choice Hotels, succeeded Elizabeth Dornak, of DuPont, as board chair, and John Witzig, of […]

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Aviation Workforce Shortages Create Challenges for the Industry

North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted almost 75,000 airline passenger boardings during the month of September 2021.  This is a 90% increase from September 2020 but is still 16% below September 2019’s pre-pandemic airline boarding counts. Over the last four consecutive months, North Dakota’s airports have been able to sustain passenger demand between 15% […]

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Aero Asset Heli Market Trends Reports Stable Sales Volume, Shrinking Supply

Aero Asset’s Q3 2021 Heli Market Trends reports a decrease in supply of preowned twin-engine helicopters and stable retail transaction volume year over year. For the first time, Heli Market Trends publishes worldwide flight data, tracking helicopters equipped with ADS-B transponders. The report also publishes market data of twin-engine preowned helicopter models in production and […]

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$20.7 Million in State Funding Announced for Airports Across New York State

The award of $20.7 million for strategic infrastructure enhancements at 24 public-use airports across New York was recently announced. This State funding will enhance safety, facilitate innovation, leverage existing resources, advance business development, and promote sustainability and resilience at these facilities.  “Local and regional airports are the gateway to communities across New York State, attracting […]

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Shelly Simi to Receive the 2021 Brewer Trophy for Aerospace Education

The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced that Shelly Simi has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Frank G. Brewer Trophy. She is being recognized for professional leadership and unwavering dedication in promoting aviation and aerospace education through industry partnerships, workforce initiatives and organizations dedicated to aviation across the United States.” Simi shared with […]

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Volocopter’s VoloDrone Completes Successful First Public Flight

Volocopter’s electric heavy-lift drone VoloDrone conducted its first public flight today at ITS World Congress 2021. Together with the international logistics leader DB Schenker, Volocopter, the pioneer of urban air mobility (UAM), demonstrated VoloDrone’s seamless integration into the logistics supply chain with an end-to-end cargo transport demonstration. The partners showed their significant progress together since […]

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NBAA Honors Aviation Safety Advocate Robert Sumwalt with Silk Scarf Award at NBAA-BACE

In recognition of his lifelong commitment to aviation safety, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has honored Robert Sumwalt, former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), with the association’s Silk Scarf Award at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, NV. Sumwalt served as a board member at the NTSB […]

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