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EASA Delegation to Assess China’s COMAC C919 for Potential Certification

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Next month, a delegation composed of technicians and officials from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is scheduled to travel to China for a series of field tests on the COMAC C919 aircraft, marking a preliminary move towards initiating the European certification process. (skygofly.com) More...

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Allegiant Shuts Down Austin Crew Base

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The airline opened its Central Texas base in 2021. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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MagniX launches electric aviation battery

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MagniX, an electric aviation company, has announced the launch of the Samson battery for electric flying. Samson batteries will be certifiable under aviation regulations. In a press release, magniX said the Samson battery for electric engines “provides customers with a fully optimised and integrated electric powertrain for aerospace”. According to the company, the battery has an energy density of 300 watt-hours per kilogram and a life cycle of more than 1,000 full-depth discharge cycles,… (www.power-technology.com) More...

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TSA reports all-time record air travel day

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) hit an all-time high Sunday for the number of travelers screened. The agency screened nearly 3 million travelers on June 23, which broke the record for the number of people screened in a single day, the TSA said in an announcement. The record comes ahead of what the agency expects to be a busy travel week ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. TSA is expecting to screen more than 32 million individuals between Thursday, June 27, and Monday, July 8,… (thehill.com) More...

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FAA Plans New Rules Impacting Scheduled Charters Like JSX

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to implement new regulations that may affect scheduled public charter operators like JSX, which have been offering high-quality, comfortable services from private terminals. This initiative emerges as part of a broader FAA strategy to redefine certain operational definitions and standards. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Emirates Pilots Implement Strategies to Cut Fuel Use and Emissions

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Emirates has been proactive in reducing fuel consumption and emissions through strategic operational practices known as “Green Operating Procedures” (Green Ops). Since 2016, Emirates has pursued a comprehensive approach that incorporates pilot training, advanced technology, and meticulous planning to optimize every aspect of their flights for environmental efficiency. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Reporter's notebook: On the tarmac at Dulles airport

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FreightWaves reporter Eric Kulisch gets access to United Airlines' gate for cargo loading, a close view of an A380 taking off and other aspects of airport operations. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Korean Air flight drops 26,900 feet in 15 minutes, 13 hospitalized

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About 50 minutes after departure, there was a warning about a fault in the pressurization system of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft (globalnation.inquirer.net) More...

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V2X, Inc. Wins $265 Million Contract to Enhance Astronaut Training Facilities at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

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V2X, Inc. has secured a $265 million contract to support operations at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, specifically targeting the Sonny Carter Training Facility. (skygofly.com) More...

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Sirius Aviation AG Launches World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Luxury Jets in Collaboration with BMW Group Designworks

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Sirius Aviation AG, in collaboration with BMW Group Designworks, introduced two cutting-edge hydrogen-powered luxury business jets, the Sirius CEO-JET and the Sirius Adventure Jet, at the MOVE Expo in London on June 20, 2024. (skygofly.com) More...

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China’s COMAC Aims to Break Airbus and Boeing’s Market Hold, Says DAE Leasing Chief

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Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing companies, sees Chinese manufacturer COMAC as a potential game-changer in the global aviation market. DAE’s CEO Firoz Tarapore shared with Reuters that over the next decade, COMAC could disrupt the longstanding duopoly of Airbus and Boeing in the passenger jet industry. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Vintage in Review series returns for AirVenture 2024

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OSHKOSH – Vintage in Review is coming back for another year. The interactive presentation series showcasing vintage aircraft will take place July 22-26 adjacent to the Vintage Hangar during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This year’s headline presentations are set to focus on antique and classic airplanes from the 1920s to the 1940s. “Vintage in Review offers attendees an opportunity to see a rare selection of airplanes up close, and hear stories about them directly from the owners, pilots, and other… (www.postcrescent.com) More...

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The U.S. and Europe Can’t Agree on What Counts as Sustainable Aviation Fuel. That’s Leaving Investors in a Bind.

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Airlines see sustainable aviation fuel as the only realistic way for the industry to decarbonize. World governments are helping to accelerate production with generous incentives and strict mandates. But as the industry matures, fuel producers and airlines are scratching their heads over how best to invest their cash because of one major problem: No one agrees on what counts as “sustainable.” At issue is a debate about what goes into the fuel that powers planes, with confusion swirling against a… (www.wsj.com) More...

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2 Cropdusters collide in Idaho

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Story still developing, 1 pilot confirmed dead other with life threatening injuries. (www.ksl.com) More...

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Boeing’s Woes Continue with Problematic Starliner Mission With No Return Date Set Yet

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Boeing’s Starliner has been in the news for all the wrong reasons and its still at the ISS after two delays to the mission. From delays to technical glitches, this mission has faced numerous challenges. Predictably, both NASA and Boeing are downplaying it, with the “space is hard” narrative but the bottom line is that the issues with the craft are critical enough to require additional testing before return. (avgeekery.com) More...

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Planes flying from Lithuania to SE Asia mysteriously land in Iran

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Iran smuggled two planes out of Lithuania, the country's public broadcaster announced on Thursday. The planes were due to fly to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. The two Airbus A340s, leased by the Gambian company Macka Invest, were due to fly to South Asia in February but reportedly ended up in Iran. The aircraft's transponders—which enable them to be identified on air traffic control radars—were turned off upon entry into Iranian airspace. The aviation data site ch-aviation reported… (www.msn.com) More...

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Royal Jordanian E-195 Cockpit Flight

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Royal Jordanian E-195 Cockpit Flight from Amman to Aqaba Jordan (www.youtube.com) More...

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How Much Does It Cost To Own The New Gulfstream G700?

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If you are a mega wealthy member of the global community, there are a number of essentials. You have to have multiple mansions in desirable spots. You have to have a yacht. And you have to have a Gulfstream. Back in the early 2000s, buying a Gulfstream V was a status symbol. Then a G-6(50) was what Black Eyed Peas said was cool. Now there’s a new jet out there to prove your exuberance. The new and mighty Gulfstream G700. (avgeekery.com) More...

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A Southwest flight dropped to just 525 feet above an Oklahoma town, prompting an altitude warning and FAA investigation

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A Southwest Airlines flight dropped dangerously low over an Oklahoma town while preparing to land on Wednesday. (ca.news.yahoo.com) More...

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Collision Risks as Australia Struggle With Airport Staff Shortages

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Industries around the world have been suffering from staff shortages since the pandemic. The travel sector, especially aviation, has experienced these struggles first-hand. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Asky Boeing 737MAX cockpit

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ASKY Cockpit 737MAX to Bamako MALI, Brazzaville CONGO, Conakry GUINEA, Kinshasa DR CONGO, Lomé TOGO (www.youtube.com) More...

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New Whistleblower Claims Emerge Just Hours Before Boeing CEO To Appear Before Congress

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The whistleblower works on the quality assurance team at Boeing (simpleflying.com) More...

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Boeing expected to escape charges for violating 2021 crash settlement – report

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Boeing Will Likely Avoid Criminal Charges After Violating $2.5 Billion Settlement Linked To Fatal Crashes, Report Says (www.forbes.com) More...

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Part of garbage truck stuck in plane after crash at PTI

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Part of a garbage truck got stuck in the wing of an airplane at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro Friday morning. A passenger told WFMY News 2's Chad Silber that the plane was in the process of boarding when the truck hit it, causing the plane to shake. Passengers had to deboard the plane and the flight was delayed for several hours. "We had just boarded when we felt a very strong jolt for several seconds and then another one," Joni Crofoot shared with WFMY News… (www.wfmynews2.com) More...

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Brazil’s LATAM and GOL in Talks with Embraer for E2 Jet Order

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LATAM Airlines Brasil (JJ) and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (G3) are reportedly in discussions with Embraer regarding a potential order for E2 jets. This news comes from Francisco Gomes Neto, Embraer’s Chief Executive Officer. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines Mulls Narrowbody Aircraft Orders

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Pegasus Airlines (PC) is considering placing a new order for narrowbody aircraft to be delivered post-2029, according to CEO Guliz Ozturk. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Revised Amazon deal to boost Sun Country's cargo profits

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Better terms, more aircraft equals big win for Sun Country Airlines. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Airplanes are painted white for these 5 important reasons

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First, white paint reflects sunlight, keeping the plane interior cooler on boiling hot days when the aircraft is roasting on the tarmac, according to the auto media outlet MotorBiscuit. Then, there’s the issue of weight — and the light-hued varnish weighs less than dark-colored paint. The outlet also reported that white paint shows wears and tears more than any other color. Cracks or corrosion are much easier to spot on lighter varnish, which allows maintenance to notice and fix the issue more… (nypost.com) More...

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Texas State to add Aviation Sciences program this fall

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SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — The Bobcats are taking learning to the sky. Texas State University will offer a new Aviation Science degree program through a partnership with Coast Flight Training, the City of San Marcos and Texas Aviation partners, according to a Texas State news release. The new program was inspired by the increasing national demand for commercial pilots. The degree will be a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences with a concentration of Aviation Science, the release said. Students… (www.kxan.com) More...

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First-ever GPS jamming on a commercial flight over Atlantic

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In a dramatic and concerning development, the northeastern Atlantic Ocean has become the stage for the first confirmed instance of GPS jamming affecting commercial flights. This unprecedented event has raised significant concerns within the aviation industry, highlighting the urgent need to address emerging threats to flight safety and operations. (aero-space.eu) More...

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Southwest Airlines Flight Investigated After Low Altitude Alert Over Oklahoma City

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Federal aviation authorities are currently conducting an investigation following a concerning incident involving a Southwest Airlines flight that reportedly flew at dangerously low altitudes over Oklahoma early Wednesday morning. (skygofly.com) More...

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Five EFB “Wants” From This Year’s EFB Users Forum

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I repeatedly heard EFB users at the Forum share five key requirements that seemed universal across the airlines I heard from. These requirements all resulted from specific challenges airlines face, new pressures being placed on airlines from passengers or shareholders, or an internal desire to build on investments airlines have already made in one area to deliver operational improvements or efficiencies in another. Here are the five things that I heard commercial airlines ask for from their EFB… (connectedaviationtoday.com) More...

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Dulles Airport’s Mobile Lounges Are Here to Stay: $160 Million Refurbishment

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For a while, rumors suggested that the famous, albeit aging, mobile lounges at Washington Dulles International Airport would be phased out at some point. Well, those rumors have been proven false as it was recently announced that the beloved people movers will receive a major facelift. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Two astronauts stranded on International Space Station after major Boeing faults

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Two US astronauts are set to be left on the International Space Station (ISS) for a fortnight longer than expected. (www.gbnews.com) More...

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Boeing CEO apologizes to families for aircraft safety failings

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Boeing CEO David Calhoun apologized this week to the families of people who died in crashes in the manufacturer’s planes, while members of both parties on a U.S. Senate panel grilled the executive for failing on safety and transparency. (oregoncapitalchronicle.com) More...

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Southwest Investor Wants No Free Checked Bags

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A Southwest Airlines investor with almost $2 billion in the airline wants the carrier to charge for all checked bags. (www.gatechecked.com) More...

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American Latest to Halt Pilot Hiring

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The Fort Worth-based carrier said on Thursday that it would pause pilot hiring through the end of the year. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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D-Fend Solutions Expands U.S. Team Amid Rising Demand for Counter-Drone Technologies

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D-Fend Solutions, a leader in radio frequency (RF) and cyber-based, counter-drone technology, today revealed significant expansions to its U.S. team from its McLean, Virginia office. (skygofly.com) More...

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NBAA, FAA Clash Over New Public Charter Rules

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The industry group called for a 'data-driven' approach to the new regulations. (airlinegeeks.com) More...

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Amazon transferring Boeing 737-800 cargo jets to Sun Country Airlines

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Amazon is resetting its air transport partnerships after ending relations with Atlas Air. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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GE Aerospace Innovates with Hybrid Electric Engines for Single-Aisle Jets

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GE Aerospace is pioneering the development of hybrid electric engines, aiming to transform next-generation narrow-body jets by the mid-2020s. This groundbreaking initiative could position the aviation industry significantly closer to reducing its carbon emissions, with single-aisle jets currently accounting for half of the sector’s global emissions. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Boeing 737 Max Faces New Safety Concerns: Bird Strikes Could Lead to Smoke in Cabin

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Pilots flying Boeing 737 Max planes have been warned of a new potential safety issue: bird strikes on engines might lead to smoke infiltrating the passenger cabin. This concern came to light after Boeing alerted major carriers, including Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, about the risk in February, prompting these airlines to notify their pilots accordingly. (www.airguide.info) More...

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Boeing’s CEO Set to Retire Without Accountability for His Tenure’s Failures

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Despite the numerous mistakes and safety issues under CEO Dave Calhoun’s leadership — including a dozen corporate whistleblowers, multiple aircraft groundings, and a plane’s fuselage blowing off midair — he remains unaccountable. Boeing’s board of directors has continued to reward Calhoun lavishly, granting him a salary and stock options exceeding $20 million annually, along with a $45 million golden parachute upon his retirement later this year. (www.airguide.info) More...

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New Zealand Prime Minister’s plane to Japan breaks down in Papua New Guinea

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New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon’s trip to Japan faced a significant hurdle when his New Zealand Defence Force Boeing 757 broke down during a refuelling stop in Papua New Guinea. (www.aviation24.be) More...

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Jet Linx Announces Strategic Promotions and Organizational Changes

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Jet Linx, a company renowned for its exclusive focus on locally-managed Aircraft Management and Jet Card programs, has unveiled a series of key promotions and structural adjustments aimed at enhancing its operational efficiency and service delivery. (skygofly.com) More...

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Hong Kong investigates Atlas Air emergency landing, 8-hour runway closure

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An Atlas Air cargo jet had a landing gear failure and blocked the runway in Hong Kong causing many flight delays. (www.freightwaves.com) More...

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Utair Plane Hits Fence On Approach; Lands Short of Russian Airport

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Russian authorities are investigating an aviation accident involving a Utair Antonov AN-26 that landed short of the runway near Utrenny Airport in Siberia. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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Meet the hobbyists who collect barf bags

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For some collectors, it’s serious business. Right now, in barely hidden corners of the internet, barf bags are being purchased and traded in a commerce as foreign to most people as the phrase, “I collect barf bags.” But it’s barf bags, after all. And if you’re going to be part of this scene, you have to have a really good sense of humor. (www.cnn.com) More...

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Over 100 Oklahoma high schools will offer aviation curriculum, certifications

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Although Oklahoma already leads the nation in the number of high schools offering aerospace programs, the state will continue offering an air-industry curriculum for the third year in a row. The "You Can Fly" program, a free curriculum developed by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, will be offered at 116 high schools. The four-year pathway of high school coursework will prepare students for careers in the aerospace industry and will lead to a certification or… (www.oklahoman.com) More...

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FAA to regulate Part 135 charters, open to new authority

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The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is moving forward with plans to regulate the use of Part 135 public charter authority to effectively operate as a scheduled airline, but said it would evaluate opportunities to define a new type of operating authority for this segment. "Part of the safety mission of the FAA is identifying risk early on, and that's exactly what we're doing on public charters as usage expands. If a company is effectively operating as a… (www.ch-aviation.com) More...

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