Women in Aviation International recently received a $10,000 grant from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) Foundation, which funds educational programs that advance commercial aviation. This is the second year that WAI has received an ISTAT grant. [Read more…]
Each year the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the Air Care Alliance (ACA) present national awards designed to recognize the contributions of those individuals in aviation who fly and volunteer for the benefit of others, their public benefit flying organizations, and those who support them.
Nominations are due now for the National Public Benefit Flying Awards. Deadline is Aug. 31.
Full information is available at http://www.aircarealliance.org/2016-awards.
A student attending the University of North Dakota has been selected to receive the first Henry Ogrodzinski (“Henry O”) Scholarship Award established by the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO).
The $1,000 scholarship will be presented later this month to Jordan Aritt of Minnesota. [Read more…]
According to a news story on the National Business Aviation Association website, the FAA is finalizing a policy that includes identifying 308 very high frequency, omnidirectional radio range (VOR) navaids that will be decommissioned as part of industry’s transition to satellite-based instrument approach procedures. [Read more…]
Figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show that worldwide aircraft shipment and billing figures are down for the first half of 2016.
Airplane shipments declined 4.5% to 970, while billings fell 11% from $10.4 billion to $9.3 billion.
Rotorcraft shipments also dropped 16.1%, from 467 during the same period a year ago to 392 in 2016. Billings for rotorcraft fell 32.5%, from $2.1 billion to $1.4 billion. [Read more…]