Actor and Pilot Harrison Ford Becomes Spokesman for COVID-19 Disaster Response Nonprofit Airlink

Hollywood actor Harrison Ford announced he is to become a spokesman for Airlink, a rapid response disaster relief nonprofit. Not widely known outside the aviation industry, since January Airlink has delivered over 7.5 million pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), over 300,000 pounds of relief supplies, and medical volunteers to COVID-19 impacted communities across the […]

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CTA Joins FAA, AUVSI and AMA in Effort to Educate Public on Drone Use

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) announced in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has joined the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) education campaign titled “Know Before You Fly.” This program provides prospective UAS operators with the information and guidance […]

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Mariana Santos Named VP Strategic Consulting for Mente Group

Mente Group has hired Mariana Santos as Vice President of Strategic Consulting. She will head Mente Group’s strategic consulting activities, providing robust fleet planning and feasibility studies for business aviation owners and fleet operators. Her professional business and commercial aviation background includes 15 years of OEM strategic consulting, sales engineering, market analysis, product strategy, technical […]

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AMAC/ACC Sign MOU to Collaborate in Advancing Diversity and Business Opportunities in Aviation

The Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) and the Airport Consultants Council (ACC) have signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that commits the organizations to formally collaborate in advancing diversity and promoting opportunities for companies within the aviation industry by leveraging their collective membership and training resources. Both organizations seek to promote best practices and […]

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Astronics Enhanced Vision Systems Receives Approval from U.S. and Canada for Airbus Helicopters AS350s

Astronics Corporation announced that the Unites States and Canada approved Astronics’ Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for Airbus Helicopter’s AS350 Écureuil. In cooperation with AVIO dg in Calgary, Canada, Astronics obtained the Supplemental Type Certificates for its Max-Viz 1400 and 1200 EVS from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transport […]

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Colorado Division of Aeronautics Director Receives 2020 FAA Aviation & Aerospace Partnership Award

At their 34th Annual Awards Ceremony held on October 8th the FAA’s Northwest Mountain Region presented Colorado Division of Aeronautics Director, David Ulane, with the region’s 2020 Aviation/Aerospace Partnership Award. This award recognizes an outside agency, organization or individual who makes a significant contribution to aviation safety and the accomplishment of the FAA’s Flight Plan […]

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NBAA’s Bolen Reappointed to NextGen Advisory Committee

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen was recently reappointed to the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC), where he will continue to represent business aviation. Established by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the NAC focuses on efforts to modernize the national airspace system (NAS). “Your experience and leadership have added valuable insights and […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces Historic Commercial Space Transportation Reforms

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the publication of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Requirements Final Rule (PDF) for commercial space transportation launches and reentries. “This historic, comprehensive update to commercial space launch and reentry licensing requirements facilitates greater growth in this industry and helps America to […]

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