Virgin Hyperloop and Spirit AeroSystems Announce Collaboration Agreement

Spirit AeroSystems [NYSE: SPR] has joined in partnership with Virgin Hyperloop as it prepares to move towards a commercial product. The collaboration will help to solidify the hyperloop prototype utilizing Spirit Aerosystems engineers, fabricators, builders, supply chain and certification experts, and technicians. “As one of the most credible aerospace-grade structures companies in the world, Spirit […]

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Online Aviation Degree Launches at Kansas State Polytechnic This Spring

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus is expanding its aviation offerings to include an online bachelor’s degree geared for students who have previously earned aviation-related certificates, ratings, licensures or college credit. This spring, a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical technology with a professional aviation option has launched at Kansas State Polytechnic. The online program combines a […]

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KDOT Certifies Employees as Drone Operators

Kansas Department of Transportation employees across the state are being certified as Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) commercial drone operators. Cooperative efforts between KDOT and members of the Kansas Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Joint Task Force continue to improve partnership efforts between state agencies in Kansas.  Drones represent a number of opportunities for the transportation industry […]

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KDOT Announces Kansas Airport Improvement Projects

Twenty-three projects have been selected for Kansas Airport Improvement Program (KAIP) funding for the purpose of planning, constructing or rehabilitating public use general aviation airports, according to the Kansas Department of Transportation. KAIP receives $5 million annually through the T-WORKS transportation program and requires airport sponsors to share in the project costs by paying a […]

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Kansas State Polytechnic Hires Lindsey Dreiling as First Executive Director of Aviation Strategy

Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has hired its first executive director of aviation strategy to help position the school as a global leader in the aviation industry. Lindsey Dreiling, who most recently served as deputy director of aviation and unmanned aircraft systems for the Kansas Department of Transportation, has been hired for the new position […]

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Victor White Honored With AAAE Distinguished Service Award

Victor White, A.A.E., Director of Airports at the Wichita (Kan.) Airport Authority, will receive the American Association of Airport Executives’ (AAAE) Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to airport executives in honor of an exemplary career and contributions to the airport industry. “Vic is an invaluable colleague who has served the nation’s aviation community in […]

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