LAMA rallies industry to comment on FAA policy

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by

The Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association is encouraging Light-Sport Aircraft professionals and others in the aviation industry to comment on FAA Draft Policy 8130.2(H). The FAA is proposing that fully built LSA (SLSA) that are converted to Experimental LSA status (ELSA)... Continue Reading →

Lindbergh launches Powering Imagination

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by

Erik Lindbergh, grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, has formed Powering Imagination, an enterprise founded to promote sustainable aviation and encourage students and innovators to participate in creating a “brilliant future” for flight. Continue Reading →

Flight hours as an economic indicator

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by

The 2013 year-end Business Aviation Index recently released by Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) shows that global business aviation activity grew by 4% in 2013, surpassing the 2.9% growth that the IMF estimates took place in the world’s GDP in... Continue Reading →

Strategies to help eliminate bird strikes

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by

The first bird strike recorded was by the Wright brothers in 1905. Wilbur Wright was flying over Huffman Prairie in Dayton, Ohio, when he encountered flocks of birds on two rounds of his flight. Continue Reading →

Avfuel names scholarship recipients

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by

Avfuel’s pilots rewards program, AVTRIP, rewards members with more than just points and cash awards. Every year since 2000, AVTRIP has awarded a lucky pilot with a $2,000 scholarship to put towards continuing aviation education. Continue Reading →

Legacy Aviation offers King Air maintenance, mods

Posted on March 26th, 2014 by

YUKON, Okla. — Legacy Aviation now offers maintenance, modification and repair capabilities to the King Air line of aircraft. The decision to invest in personnel, airframe and powerplant authorizations, as well as the recent expansion of available hangar space, was made... Continue Reading →

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First flight: Cirrus Vision SF50 certification jet

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by

Cirrus Aircraft has achieved a milestone in its Vision SF50 personal jet program with the successful first flight of certification aircraft “C-Zero” (C0). Continue Reading →

Elected officials to attend GA Jobs Rally

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) will hold a rally celebrating general aviation’s (GA) contributions to the economy on March 28 at Bombardier’s Dallas Service Center at Dallas Love Field in Texas. U.S. Senator John Cornyn and U.S. Representatives Eddie... Continue Reading →

UND, Tokai University extend training contract

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by

The University of North Dakota and Japan’s Tokai University have inked a four-year extension to a successful collaboration that the two schools launched eight years ago. Continue Reading →

Silver Airways partners with Broward College

Posted on March 25th, 2014 by

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Silver Airways has inked a preferential hiring partnership for students at Broward College. Continue Reading →