Cirrus Aircraft Equips United Aviate Academy with a Fleet of TRAC SR20 for Ab-Initio Pilot Training

Cirrus Aircraft announced that United Aviate Academy (UAA) has purchased a fleet of twenty-five TRAC SR20 aircraft for its program. These advanced, high-performance airplanes will be used for initial pilot training at the only ab-initio flight academy operated by a major U.S.-based airline. United Aviate Academy has the option and purchase rights to fifty more […]

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Piper Aircraft Expands Brand Ambassador Program to Include Minnesota State University – Mankato

Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced the expansion of its brand ambassador program to include Minnesota State University at Mankato (MNSU). Piper Brand Ambassadors leverage their social media channels to promote their individual pilot training journey and act as advocates for the aviation industry. The program is designed to increase awareness of the aviation degree paths offered […]

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Joseph Hennessy Named Integrated Operations Director at the Metropolitan Airports Commission

Chad Leqve, vice president of management and operations at the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), has named Joseph Hennessy as the organization’s first integrated operations director. “Joe Hennessy brings to the job a strong background in aviation safety, management and collaborative process development,” Leqve said. “Joe’s inclusive, data-driven, servant-leader approach to challenges and opportunities will be […]

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St. Paul Teacher Selected as the 2021 A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Educator of the Year

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) recently announced that Caroline Little, Space Foundation Teacher Liaison, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Teacher Innovator Institute Fellow, and NASA Wearable Equipment to Avert Radiation Mentor, can now add the NAHF’s 2021 A. Scott Crossfield Educator of the Year to her impressive resume. The Crossfield Award, […]

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Ryan Latham Appointed President of AWI-AMI

Ryan Latham has been named president of Aerospace Welding Incorporated and Aerospace Manufacturing Incorporated (AWI-AMI) aviation companies within the Hartzell family of companies. He brings more than 25 years of manufacturing experience and a proven track record in aerospace leadership to the operation located in Eagan, Minn. “We are pleased that Ryan has assumed the […]

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Scott Skramstad Named Director of MSP Airport Terminal and Landside Operations

Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Management and Operations Vice President Chad Leqve today announced that Scott Skramstad has been selected to direct terminal and landside operations for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). “Scott Skramstad is a proven leader whose knowledge, experience and vision will be invaluable in our continued efforts to ensure safe, efficient, customer-centric terminal, […]

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MnDOT Partners with NASA to Plan for Future of Aviation and Advanced Air Mobility

The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that it will partner with NASA in an effort to plan for the future of aviation where advanced technology cargo aircraft and passenger air taxi services provide more dynamic aviation options to serve Minnesota’s communities. “These new electric, vertical take-off aircraft are currently undergoing testing, maturing quickly, and represent […]

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