American Airlines and Alaska Airlines Introduce Enhanced Offerings for Customers in 2021

AAdvantage® members will enjoy more rewards when American Airlines and Alaska Airlines implement reciprocal benefits as part of the West Coast International Alliance. “We look forward to offering our loyal members more ways to earn miles and realize the benefits of our West Coast International Alliance with Alaska Airlines,” said American’s Chief Revenue Officer Vasu […]

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NBAA’s New, Virtual 2021 Conferences: Equipping Industry for Success, in COVID Moment and Beyond

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced two new, virtual events for the first quarter of 2021, which will bring people together with speakers, educational content and other offerings that will provide a roadmap for surviving, and even thriving, in an ever-changing environment. The new events will take the place of the in-person conferences […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Provides Update on Forces to Flyers Flight Training Demonstration

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that 32 military veterans completed flight training through the Forces to Flyers initiative, earning commercial multi-engine pilot’s licenses. The Secretary announced the research initiative in 2017 to determine how to assist veterans transitioning to new careers as pilots. “The Forces to Flyers flight training demonstration has helped […]

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During Drone Safety Awareness Week, NAAA Urges UAS Operators to be Alert to Low-Flying Agricultural Aircraft

As part of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week Nov. 16-22, the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is reminding Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators to be aware of low-altitude agricultural aircraft operations. “Agricultural aviators fly as low as 10 feet off the ground, at speeds up to 140 mph when making an application, meaning […]

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Multi-Platinum Entertainer, Pilot Dierks Bentley to Connect Industry in VBACE Keynote

As the business aviation community concludes a year seeking meaningful opportunities for connections, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)  announced plans to kick off its inaugural Virtual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (VBACE) with critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley, a nationwide headliner who knows the value of connecting with people the world over. VBACE, a […]

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GAMA Welcomes Four New Memberships

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the addition of Mustang Aviation and Seattle Aviation Solutions as Members, and NUAIR and Texas UASWERX as Associate Members EPIC. Mustang Aviation is based out of Pierre, South Dakota, and was originally founded in 1990. They provide fixed based operator, charter, maintenance and repair services; flight instruction; and […]

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Federal Funds Available for Converting Airports from Military to Civil and Joint-Use Airports

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will accept applications from airport sponsors through Dec. 17, 2020, under the Fiscal Year 2021 Military Airport Program (MAP). The MAP provides funding to help develop former military airports or designated joint-use military airfields for civilian use. The program helps increase civilian aviation capacity by financing projects such as building […]

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