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The most awesome aerospace innovations of this past year aren’t just cool contraptions designed to cruise through air and space at breakneck speeds.

This week, NATA applauded Congressional appropriators on the release the final text of a bipartisan, bicameral funding agreement for fiscal year 2020, which began on October 1st.

In just two decades, there could be some 430,000 air taxis operating worldwide, according to industry analyst Frost & Sullivan. The company further predicts the push for so-called urban air mobility will emerge not from the U.S. or Europe, but from the Middle East, commencing in just two years.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about safety, including Loss of Control (LOC), PowerPlant Failure, and Controlled Flight into Terrain (CFIT).

Today, booking a charter flight can be as easy as tapping a few buttons on your mobile device. But that doesn’t mean the flight is legal or safe.

Harrelson, a retired American Airlines pilot, was in Indonesia less than 24 hours after completing a 32-hour flight from Hawaii. Harrelson is trying to complete the entire trip in less than nine days. If he makes it back to Southern California before December 17 at 5:33 p.m. local time, he’ll best legendary endurance flier Max Conrad’s 58-year-old mark for airplanes in their weight class.

Business aircraft pilots tired of delays and reroutes along the East Coast of the U.S. will soon find relief from the congestion and delays that are common in the region.

NATA recently joined AOPA and NBAA in an amicus brief in support of a pilot with an impeccable record who is facing a certificate action proceeding before the NTSB. The pilot failed a drug test after an accidental ingestion of a medication containing a small amount of amphetamine.

ADS-B Out will be required beginning at 0001 local time on January 2 for flight in the airspace defined in FAR 91.225, also called ADS-B rule airspace. This is generally where a transponder is required today, but there are some exceptions. In the 48 contiguous states, it is all Class A, B, and C airspace...

Business aircraft operators are seeing sharp hikes to their insurance premiums when it comes time to renew their coverage or insure a new aircraft. However, there are steps they can take to minimize those increases.

Worldwide sales of avionics to the business and general aviation segments surpassed $2.28 billion for the first nine months of 2019, a 14.3-percent increase over the comparable 2018 period that continues a trend of steady growth, said an industry report.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a warning today that holiday laser-light displays aimed at houses become potentially dangerous when aimed into the sky.

The dirt runway is much nicer than anticipated. It’s 4,200 feet long, well-groomed, and flanked by an asphalt shoulder and ramp. Even the restroom buildings are remarkable—two well-built and nicely appointed bathrooms that seem incongruous in this dusty brown desert environment.

The world of aerospace increasingly relies on carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites to build the structures of satellites, rockets and jet aircraft. But the life of those materials is limited by how they handle heat. Engineers are now developing a design for a heat shield that better protects those extremely fast machines.

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published a nine-month industry update with the release of its third quarter general aviation aircraft shipments and billings report. Aggregate business jet and piston airplane deliveries continued experiencing increases through the first nine months of 2019 compared to last year, whereas the number of turboprops and rotorcraft deliveries declined.

A President of the United States (POTUS) TFR for Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) and the surrounding area will be in effect any time President Donald Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, FL. The TFR will be activated via NOTAM.

The family that has owned and published Trade-A-Plane since Cosby Harrison launched the publication from a kitchen table in 1937 has pulled the plug on print to focus on a digital future.

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) is pleased to announce that it has submitted proposed changes to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 409: Standard on Aircraft Hangars addressing the issue of foam fire suppression systems in aircraft hangars. NATA’s comments were developed through a collaboration with its members and the aviation industry. The Association’s comments were also based on the University of Maryland’s research report, "Review of Foam Fire Suppression System Discharges in Aircraft Hangars," written by Dr. James Milke and undergraduate students from the Department of Fire Protection Engineering, of which Dr. Milke serves as Chair.

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today congratulated Joan Sullivan Garrett – a former NBAA Board member and NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award recipient – as an inductee to the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) Class of 2020, in recognition of her visionary work as the founder of MedAire, the first aviation global medical emergency response company. Garrett will be formally enshrined at a September 2020, ceremony in Dayton, OH.

United hosts AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium. Young people can do anything they set out to do as long as they have encouragement and a good support team, said former U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration squadron commander Kevin Robbins in a keynote during the fifth annual AOPA High School Aviation STEM Symposium November 10 through 12 in Denver.

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