Beechcraft emerges from Chapter 11

WICHITA, Kan. – Beechcraft, formerly Hawker Beechcraft, has formally emerged from the Chapter 11 process as a new company.

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DuPage Airport completes runway extension project

WEST CHICAGO — After six months of construction and a five-year FAA approval process, DuPage Airport has completed construction to extend its secondary runway. The 1,343-foot extension strengthens capabilities at the general aviation facility that serves corporate flight departments and national security operations.

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Garmin introduces all-digital radar altimeter

Garmin International has introduced the GRA 5500, a high-performance, all-digital radar altimeter for general aviation.

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GPS Innovation Alliance launches

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Citing the ever-increasing importance of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to the global economy and infrastructure, a group of GPS advocates have formed the GPS Innovation Alliance, an organization dedicated to furthering GPS innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

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Jet Professionals celebrates 30th anniversary

TETERBORO, N.J. — Jet Professionals, a global aviation staffing company, is celebrating its 30th year in business.

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Scholarship launched to get new flying club airborne

It started like so many other great ideas in aviation: A bunch of pilots sitting around, talking about their love of flying and their concern about the dwindling pilot population.

But unlike so many, these Chicago area pilots decided to do something. They formed Ground Effect Advisors (GEA) and then created a scholarship focused exclusively on flying clubs. The winning applicant will receive more than $3,500 worth of products, services, and support towards getting a flying club off the ground.

“We thought there’s got to be something we can do to help,” said Todd McClamroch, one of the founding partners of GEA and the man behind, which is all about learning to fly. “Everybody talks about helping, but it needed a kickstart.”

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Signature Flight Support sponsors Able Flight

Signature Flight Support has signed on as a major sponsor of Able Flight, a non-profit organization that provides flight and aviation career training scholarships to people with physical disabilities.

Signature will join Embraer Aircraft and Sennheiser Aviation as host sponsors of Able Flight’s 2nd annual benefit event to be held at Fantasy Of Flight near Orlando on April 20. [Read more...]

FAA puts out requests for UAV research and test sites

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FAA has put out a request for proposals from state and local governments, universities and other public entities to develop six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country.

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App showcasing cockpits now available

You can now look inside some of history’s greatest aircraft with the new ACI Cockpit360º app available from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and AeroCapture Images.

The free app features high-definition panoramic photos of more than 20 cockpits from many well-known aircraft on display at the museum, [Read more...]

Rod Machado joins AOPA Live This Week

AOPA Live This Week will feature a new series, “License to Learn,” hosted by renowned flight instructor and professional speaker Rod Machado.

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