James Kesler Named Chief Operations Officer at Ontario International Airport

Ontario International Airport (ONT) announced the appointment of James Kesler as Chief Operations Officer, a position intended to strengthen the airport’s strategic and business development initiatives, revenue generation endeavors and innovation efforts. A resident of nearby Chino, Kesler has served the Southern California gateway in a consulting capacity since the airport’s transfer from the City […]

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Van Nuys Airport Announces Recipients of 2021 Friendly Flyer Awards

Van Nuys Airport (VNY) announced the recipients of its 2021 Friendly Flyer Awards, honoring general aviation companies and corporate flight departments for their efforts to reduce noise from jet aircraft operations. Eighteen aircraft operators received recognition plaques for complying with all mandatory noise abatement policies, achieving at least 99 percent adherence with all voluntary noise […]

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Huge Victory for Transportation Workers: Court Ruling Allowing Meal & Rest Breaks for Flight Crews Still Stands

In a huge victory for transportation workers, a motion to overturn a 9th Circuit Court ruling extending meal and break protections to California-based flight crews, was denied by the Supreme Court. The Court also rejected a similar case from airlines seeking an exemption from Washington state’s sick leave law. Airline workers will receive the same […]

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Mayman Aerospace debuts Speeder Air Utility Vehicle (AUV) at Draper Venture Network CEO Summit

Mayman Aerospace unveiled a flight-ready prototype of its Speeder Air Utility Vehicle (AUV) at this year’s annual Draper Venture Network CEO Summit in northern California. The debut appearance of the P2 Speeder, an aviation disrupting aircraft, represents a significant milestone for the compact, multi-use vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle. Boasting eight jet engines, the […]

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Urban Movement Labs Announces Partnership with Overair to Bolster eVTOL Infrastructure in Los Angeles

Urban Movement Labs (UML) has announced a new partnership with Overair, an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) company, to bring urban air mobility to the greater Los Angeles metro area. Overair joins a growing Urban Air Mobility Partnership led by UML. The partnership will focus on community, government, and industry engagement to ensure a […]

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Natilus Expanding at San Diego’s Brown Field as Construction Begins on Autonomous Cargo Aircraft

Natilus, a U.S. company producing the world’s first purposefully designed and manufactured autonomous aircraft for air freight transport, has announced its expansion to Brown Field to host engineering and manufacturing facilities for the Natilus family of aircraft. The Brown Field facility includes a 12,000 square-foot hangar for prototype final assembly, structural testing, systems’ integration and […]

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Harrison Ford to be Honored by the Aero Club of Southern California with the 43rd Annual Howard Hughes Memorial Award

Photo above – Harrison Ford, left, is interviewed by EAA CEO and Chairman Jack Pelton during AirVenture 2016. SAJ Photo by Andrew Stevens. The Aero Club of Southern California is proud to honor legendary hero, both on and off-screen, Harrison Ford with the prestigious 43rd annual Howard Hughes Memorial Award. Ford will be presented the award during a […]

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