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Sometimes federal funds received through the Airport Improvement Program go far beyond improvements to existing facilities. The FAA has announced a $27 million Improvement Program grant to the City of Williston, North Dakota to purchase land to build a completely new airport and meet growing aviation demand by replacing Sloulin Field Internation
Adjustment Made To Maintain Adequate Airspace Separation From Russian Planes
U.S. military authorities say they have had to reroute U.S. aircraft operating over Syria in at least one instance in an effort to maintain separation from Russian jets conducting air strikes in the region.
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The National Aeronautic Association has announced that Burt Rutan has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy. Established by NAA in 1948 to honor the memory of Orville and Wilbur Wright, the trophy is awarded annually to a living American for 'significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States.' In an effort to improve the potential of bringing their C Series airliner to market, Bombardier reportedly approached Airbus about investing in the airplane, to the point of having a controlling stake in the single-aisle jet. But shortly after those talks became public, Airbus bowed out of the discussions, leaving Bombardier with few options. Both sides acknowledge the discussions. A New Zealand helicopter pilot hailed as a hero for a dramatic rescue is facing jail time for flyin
Second Phase Of Atmospheric Testing Planned For Early Next Year
In anticipation of a second phase of flight testing, Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems has announced significant updates to two Dream Chaser spacecraft currently in development. The spacecraft are the atmospheric engineering test article (ETA) and the advanced composite orbital vehicle, which when tested will undergo a suborbital and orbital flight regimen, respectively.
Fatigue Cracking Noted In Engine Mounts On Two Aircraft
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) directed at owners, operators, certified repair facilities, and flight standards district offices (FSDOs), of an airworthiness concern related to Allied Ag Cat Productions, Inc., (formerly Schweizer) Models G-164A, G-164B, and G-164C with an engine conversion from a Pratt and Whitney R-985 or R-1340 radial engine to a Honeywell (Garrett) TPE331 series turboprop engine. Type Certificate Data Sheet (TCDS) No. 1A16 describes the Allied Ag Cat airplanes.
Financing Commitment From Franklin Square's BDCs Integral To Funding The Transaction
Global Jet Capital, a company providing leasing and lending solutions for large-cabin, long-range private jets, has signed an agreement to purchase approximately $2.5 billion in net assets from GE Capital's Corporate Aircraft portfolio in the Americas.
The FAA's investigation of SkyPan International, which resulted in a $1.9 million fine being levied against the company by the agency, was a 16 month process that involved, among other things, a legal battle over SkyPan's business documents.