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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

ExpressJet Airlines Announces Up To $40k Bonus Program For Qualified Pilots

Company Continues Explosive Growth, Leading to Need For More Pilots

ExpressJet Airlines is increasing its pilot bonus program to offer up to $40,000 for qualified pilot captains upon completion of training with ExpressJet.

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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Remote ID Proposal Could Set A Precedent For GA User Fees

Pilot Institute Believes Third-Party Data Collection Could Easily Be Applied to General Aviation

The FAA's Drone Remote ID NPRM is raising red flags among some in the General Aviation community, particularly when it comes to what is perceived as a path to airspace user fees for GA.

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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

BAA Training To Start Using Unleaded Aviation Fuel

Air BP Will Supply Unleaded Aviation Fuel For BAA Training’s aircraft

Independent European flight training center BAA Training and Air BP have signed an agreement expanding the cooperation. Air BP will supply Avgas 100LL aviation fuel to all BAA Training flight bases, as well as unleaded aviation fuel for BAA Training’s aircraft in Lleida-Alguaire and at other Spanish airports where it delivers its training activities. With this agreement, BAA Training is one of the first aviation academies in Southern Europe to use unleaded Avgas.

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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

ANA Holdings Commits to Adding Up To 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Japan's Five-Star Carrier Plans To Acquire 11 787-10 Airplanes, Four 787-9s, And Five Options

Boeing and ANA Holdings have announced the Japanese airline group today decided to acquire up to 20 more 787 Dreamliner airplanes. The agreement with Boeing includes 11 787-10s, one 787-9 and options for five 787-9s valued at more than $5 billion at list prices. The airline also plans to acquire three new 787-9 airplanes from Atlantis Aviation Corporation.

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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Prospects For Bombardier As The Only Pure-Play Business Jet Maker

Foley: 'History Does Not Offer Reassurances For This Strategy'

Bombardier intends to sell its rail unit to Alstom and expects proceeds of at least $4.2 billion that would help reduce its crushing debt load. In doing so, the company is putting all of its remaining chips down on the last man standing business jet division, which would become the only pure-play in the industry. 

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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Gone West: Lt. General Charles 'Chuck' Pitman

While A Marine Corps Pilot, He 'Borrowed' A Helicopter To Assist In A Domestic Sniper Situation

Sometimes, it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. That was the attitude of Lt. General Charles "Chuck" Pitman, who in 1973, "borrowed" a Marine Corps helicopter to deal with a sniper situation in New Orleans, LA.

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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

AirCorps Aviation Acquires NAA Original Drawings

The "Ken Jungeberg Collection" Preserved For History

AirCorps Aviation acquired what is knowns as the "Ken Jungberg Collection" ... original North American Aviation engineering drawings, hand-drawn in pencil on tracing vellum, which was used to develop and build the P-51, B-25, T-6, P-82, and many more.

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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Man Arrested For Targeting Police Aircraft With A Laser

Fixed-Wing Aircraft Was En Route To Napa County Airport

A California Highway Patrol aircraft was targeted by a person with a blue laser last week, leading to the arrest of the man wielding the device.

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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Homemade Rocketeer Fatally Injured In Amateur Rocket Launch

Was Being Filmed For The Science Channel Program 'Homemade Astronauts'

Michael 'Mad Mike' Hughes, who was attempting to build a steam-powered rocket to carry him to an altitude of about 5,000 feet, was fatally injured last week during the filming of a segment for the Science Channel program "Homemade Astronauts".

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Wed, Feb 26, 2020

iWOAW Calls For Elimination Of The Term 'Airmen'

Starts Online Petition To FAA Administrator Steve Dickson And Three Others

The Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide (iWOAW) has posted an online petition directed at FAA Administrator Steve Dickson and three others calling for the elimination of the word 'Airman' and 'Airmen' from the official nomenclature, saying the term reflects gender bias.

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