The International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) Foundation has named Michael Kaufman as its executive director/CEO.[Read more…]
Dan Pimentel, the force behind the Airplanista Aviation Blog, has launched the new “For the Love of OSH” essay competition to help the Experimental Aircraft Association celebrate its 50th anniversary at Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
New for this year, the competition seeks 500-word essays from people who have attended the big show to explain what AirVenture means to them. Besides conveying their admiration for the event, those who enter also will get a chance to win part of the $3,200 in prizes, Pimentel said.[Read more…]
The Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) has an annual total economic impact of more than $190 million, according to a Florida DOT study.
The 2019 Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study reports an annual total economic impact of $190,943,000, which is an increase of $81.8 million from findings in a similar report published in 2013.[Read more…]
Bentonville, Arkansas – Aircraft manufacturer Game Composites has received its Production Certificate from the FAA for the GB1 Gamebird.
According to company officials, this marks the first time in 23 years a Production Certificate has been awarded to a general aviation manufacturer.
The Production Certificate marks the last of many milestones for Game Composites in the journey to a production plane, from its beginning as a clean sheet aircraft design, over the long certification and testing period, to establishing a production and build a team, company officials noted.[Read more…]
The FAA will partner with qualified commercial companies who can match the agency’s $6 million pledge to perform drone integration safety work at the FAA’s unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites.
“The FAA intends to bridge the gap between industry and the test sites to tackle some of our most difficult technical and operational challenges,” said Acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell at the FAA UAS Symposium in Baltimore.[Read more…]