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Caucus Members Work to Speed Up Medical Reform

Publication: AOPA
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
Publication Author: Elizabeth A Tennyson

Members of the House General Aviation Caucus are asking the Department of Transportation to expedite the rulemaking process for third class medical reform.


Bell Helicopter Moves to Lafayette

Publication: KLFY NEWS 10
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
Publication Author: Caroline Balchunas

A Texas-based helicopter company is bringing hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars to Lafayette. At a press conference Wednesday, Governor Bobby Jindal joined local officials to break ground on a $37 million facility, home to Bell Helicopters. Once complete, it will house 250 permanent jobs.


Cessna’s Independence Plant Delivers 10,000th Single-Engine Plane

Publication: THE WICHITA EAGLE
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
Publication Author: Molly McMillin

Cessna Aircraft’s Independence plant has reached a milestone with the delivery of the 10,000th single-engine airplane built at the plant since it made its first delivery in June 1996, the company said.


Searcy Airport Planning Repairs with Grant Money

Publication: THREE RIVERS EDITION
Publication Date: 2014-08-28
Publication Author: Angela Spencer

The Searcy Municipal Airport was one of five Arkansas airports to recently receive Federal Aviation Administration grant money for upgrades and expansions, and airport manager Donny Love said the money — which will be between $300,000 and $350,000 — will be used to make sure things continue to improve at the airport.


Airport District Releases Economic Impact Study

Publication: BIG BEAR GRIZZLY
Publication Date: 2014-08-27
Publication Author: Kathy Portie

The Big Bear City Airport has a positive effect on Big Bear Valley economy. That’s the overall finding on an economic impact study done by Sixel Consulting Group for the Big Bear Airport District.


August is General Aviation Month in Montana

Publication: ABC FOX MONTANA
Publication Date: 2014-08-26
Publication Author: Spencer Conlin

Governor Steve Bullock names August ‘General Aviation Month’ here in Montana. Often times when you think of an airport, you think of a commercial airport servicing the large airlines. But what people don’t think about are the smaller general aviation airports.


U.S. Sens. Hoeven and Heitkamp, Rep. Cramer, and Lt. Governor Wrigley to Attend General Aviation Jobs Rally; UND Hosts Career Fair

Publication: AVIATION PROS
Publication Date: 2014-08-26

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) will hold a rally celebrating general aviation’s (GA) contributions to the economy on Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. at the University of North Dakota (UND) Aerospace Flight Operations’ James C. Ray Hangar in Grand Forks, North Dakota.


Pitt-Greenville Airport Gets $6 Million Grant To Extend Runway

Publication: WITN
Publication Date: 2014-08-26

A $6 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration will help with runway expansion at a local airport.


Young Eagles Program Takes Children to the Skies

Publication: DOTHAN FIRST
Publication Date: 2014-08-26

A local aviation program is preparing the next generation of pilots. It’s called Young Eagles, where children ages eight to 17 can take a free flight, and it’s part of the Experimental Aviation Association.


Local Pilots Offer Hands-On Flying Experience

Publication: CADILLAC NEWS
Publication Date: 2014-08-25
Publication Author: Antonio Coleman

Experienced pilots taught groups of young aviation enthusiasts everything they needed to know about flying from the ground up Saturday at the Wexford County Airport.


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