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MITRE seeks pilot volunteers for study

MITRE Corp. is calling for volunteers from the aeromodelling and drone communities, including both commercial Part 107 pilots and hobbyists, to participate in research that will assess new technology and procedures.

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New book features veterans' testimonies from World War II

In a testament to his father and all World War II veterans, Charley Valera has compiled stories of those who fought for freedom and published them in a book titled My Father’s War: Memories from our Honored WWII Soldiers.

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Ground-based NextGen traffic monitor

uAvionix Corp. of Palo Alto, California, is working with DJI to bring Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology to both manned and unmanned aircraft. PingStation, the latest product announced by the company, is a ground-based ADS-B receiver designed to integrate with a variety of traffic displays.

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Adkins Rolls Out ‘Caucus’ Plan

BY: Ben R. WilliamsKim Adkins on Monday unveiled a plan to strengthen the middle class and create jobs in Virginia’s 20th District through the creation of a “Former Local Elected Officials Caucus” in the General Assembly. Adkins, the former Martinsville Mayor who is running against Sen. Bill Stanley for the 20th District Senatorial seat, explained the plan at a press conference at Blue Ridge Regional Airport in Spencer.&nbs…

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New FAA Grant Part of Plan to Improve Airport

BY: Amy LavalleyThe Porter County Regional Airport recently received a $1.4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration, one in a series of grants totaling millions of dollars being used to restore the airport's east-west runway. The airport is an economic boon to both the county and the region, providing an advantage for local businesses and bringing in millions of dollars in revenue each year. "Our airport has been No. 1 in…

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Mike Denham: The Sky is the Limit – Literally; Aerospace, Aviation Industries are Booming

BY: Mike DenhamMost Kentuckians know that the commonwealth plays a major role in the auto industry – in fact, only two states produce more cars and trucks than we do – but far fewer are likely aware that our work in aerospace and aviation has overtaken it. Last year, that industry accounted for nearly $8 billion in exports, topping the $5.9 billion generated by our auto parts and assembly factories. Overall, about half of everyth…

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Textron Aviation expands global King Air service

WICHITA, Kan., February 23, 2015 – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today its company-owned service centers in Sacramento, California, Mesa, Arizona and Paris, France, have gained certification for Beechcraft King Air 90-, 200- and 300-series aircraft service and repair, expanding factory service accessibility to its global customer base. “The combination of […]…

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Textron Aviation highlights special missions and commercial offerings at Aero India

BENGALURU, India (Feb. 18, 2015) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today it is showcasing its special missions and commercial capabilities at Aero India’s biennial event in Bengaluru this week. Exhibiting with sister companies, Bell Helicopter and Textron Systems, the company is displaying a special missions-configured Beechcraft King Air 350ER from […]…

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Guardian Flight orders upgrade package for six Hawker 400XPR business jets

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 22, 2014 – Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition in Orlando that Guardian Flight has secured six orders for the Hawker 400XPR upgrade package. First deliveries are planned for the first half of 2015.

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Flexjet Becomes the First and Only Fractional Provider Offering Access to the Newly Unveiled Gulfstream G500 Aircraft

Dallas, October 14, 2014 – Flexjet LLC today announced a relationship with Gulfstream for up to 50 aircraft including the new Gulfstream G500, for which Flexjet will be the North American launch customer and sole and exclusive fractional provider offering access to the aircraft. The agreement, announced in a ceremony at Gulfstream’s Savannah, Georgia headquarters, also will include large-aircraft products such as the G450 and the G650…

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Gulfstream and Flexjet Enter Into Agreement For 50 Aircraft

Flexjet is the Exclusive North American Launch Customer for Gulfstream’s Highly Anticipated New G500 Aircraft SAVANNAH, Georgia, October 14, 2014 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today held a signing ceremony with Dallas, Texas-based Flexjet, LLC following Gulfstream’s announcement of the all-new Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. Flexjet is a leading provider of fractional aircraft ownership services operating a fleet of over 150…

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XOJET Launches Take Command Brand Campaign

The New Brand is a Promise to XOJET's Valued Clients — Consistent World Class Advice, Service and Smart Solutions San Francisco, March 18, 2014—XOJET, Inc., a leader in private aviation services, is rolling out Take Command™, a brand campaign that places passengers in control of their private flight experience. The campaign includes XOJET's five "Rules of Command", all of which underscore XOJET's unwavering commitment to consist…

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LSA Press Conferences at Sun 'n Fun 2013

Visit LAMA in the LSA Mall - in the "new" Paradise CityHear the Newest Developments from a Variety of LSA Companies Port Orange, FLORIDA / April 4, 2013 - Continuing its efforts to assist the light aircraft industry, the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA) is pleased to inform media representatives about press conferences for all Light-Sport Aircraft providers.

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New Flight Design Regional Distributor Appointed

Flight Design USA Upgrades Stanton Sport Aviation South Woodstock, CONN. / April 4, 2013 - Quiet industriousness is a midwest America hallmark and few plains state residents portray that better than Kent Johnson, principal in Stanton Sport Aviation. The enterprise operated by the soft-spoken Minnesota aviation business man was recently elevated to Distributor status with Flight Design, the country's biggest seller of Light-Sport Aircraft.

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Indo on Newest ROTAX Aircraft Engine

Everything You Need to Know About the New Rotax 912 iS - Presented by Leading American Rotax Expert, Phil Lockwood Sebring, FLORIDA / April 1, 2012 - Phil Lockwood's Rotax Aircraft Engine Forum is always one of the most attended talks at major airshows. For Sun 'n Fun, Phil is pleased to announce the forums for this season-opening event.

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Eclipse 550 Jet Powered Up on Its Way to First Delivery

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. celebrates a major production milestone - the first power up of the new production Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine Jet. Thefirst production Eclipse 550 aircraft successfully powered up its two Pratt & Whitney PW610F engines, and the aircraft systems came on line today at the company's facility in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Eclipse Submits RFI to USAF Request for Very Light Jet Fleet

Albuquerque, NM, January 7, 2013- Eclipse Aerospace responded today to the U.S. Air Force's Request for Information (RFI) for a large fleet of Very Light Jets (VLJ) to support their Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) Multi-place Training Track. Eclipse Aerospace's proposed solution could save 13 million gallons of jet fuel per year.

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Honda Aircraft Company Sends 500 Care Packages to Deployed North Carolina-Based Troops

Company associates show support for U.S. service members serving overseas GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 5, 2012 – Honda Aircraft Company conducted "Operation Deep Appreciation" yesterday at its world headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The company shipped 500 care packages to North Carolina-based troops on active duty in Afghanistan and Kuwait as part of the company-wide effort. Now in its fourth year, "Operation Deep Appreciation" offers Honda Aircr…

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