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The Value of General Aviation

Publication Date: 2011-11-24
Publication Author: Anthony Birritteri

Disgruntled passengers fighting for legroom, terror threats, security breaches, emotionally unstable passengers and flight attendants … these are just some of the reasons why flights on commercial airlines are either delayed or diverted. From June 2013 to June 2014, approximately 14,903 flights were diverted by US airlines, according to an Associated Press analysis of US Department of Transportation reports. On average, that’s 41 flights per day. For business travelers, these diversions can have enormous impacts on companies’ bottom lines.

San Carolos Airport First in State to Sell Unleaded Fuel

Publication Date: 2014-11-24
Publication Author: Michelle Durand

“This is the rare opportunity when everybody is getting something they want,” said Dan DeMeo, manager and owner of fuel seller Rabbit Aviation.

My Turn: In Response to Councilor Hahn

Publication: THE TAOS NEWS
Publication Date: 2014-11-23
Publication Author: Kelly Rudy

This is an open letter to Councilor Fritz Hahn in response to his “airport expansion analysis” letter in The Taos News on Nov. 5. Sir, when you campaigned for Town Counsel you told me you would break the deadlock in the town government, stop the conflicts with the county and advocate for economic progress. Now with your airport expansion analysis you seem to prefer keeping Taos a poor farming community rather than increase economic opportunities an improved airport will bring.

First-Of-Its-Kind Aviation and Aerospace Communications Firm Launches Operations

Publication Date: 2014-11-22

Connell Aviation Group (CAG) has officially launched operations across the United States with a business model unique to the nation. Headquartered in Iowa, the company is the only dedicated aviation and aerospace communications firm in America – led by aviators, for aviation professionals.

Best Performance in School History for JU at SouthEast Regional Flying Competition

Publication: AVIATION PROS
Publication Date: 2014-11-21

The Jacksonville University Flight Team continued its tradition of excellence by finishing second overall at the recent Region IX National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON).

DRA Investing $3.7M in Delta Projects

Publication Date: 2014-11-20

The Delta Regional Authority announced Thursday that it will invest more than $3.7 million in federal and local resources for projects in the Delta. The DRA estimates the eight Arkansas investments can help create and retain 1,050 local jobs for local residents. The projects include water and sewer improvements for the Big River Steel project in Osceola.

Burley Airport Study Underway

Publication: MAGIC VALLEY
Publication Date: 2014-11-20
Publication Author: Laurie Welch

A push to move the Burley airport has been underway about 20 years, but 30 people attended an update meeting Tuesday nonetheless.
GDA Engineers, hired by the city to draft a master plan, held the meeting.

Aviation Appreciation Month: National Aviation Organizations Commend Texas Governor for Declaring November ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’

Publication Date: 2014-11-19

Today, national aviation organizations commended Texas Governor Rick Perry for declaring November “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Texas, general aviation accounts for $14.5 billion in economic activity annually.

Christmas Toy Airlift Collects Toys for Military Families

Publication Date: 2014-11-19

Since 2009, the Virginia Chapter of the Ninety-Nines has sponsored a Christmas Toy Airlift to collect toys for military families who need help in providing for their children, many of whom are injured, ill or struggling financially. In November and December, new and unwrapped toys are taken to local airports throughout the state. Gifts are needed for children of all ages.

Gulfstream Manufactures, Delivers 100th G650

Publication Date: 2014-11-19

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced today it has manufactured the 100th G650. The ultra-long-range business jet was delivered to a customer on Nov. 14.

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