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he General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published its first quarter 2019 aircraft shipment and billings report. Results showed increases across the airplane segments of the industry, but a slowdown in rotorcraft shipments compared to the first quarter of 2018.

Fatigue deteriorates cognitive functions, often with little warning. That’s the danger. Studies have shown that trying to function after staying awake for 18 hours is like having a blood alcohol content of .05 percent.

Women in Aviation International members and friends will #HonorTheWASP over Memorial Day weekend by visiting their graves and leaving an appropriate decoration in the form of flowers or other remembrances — and invite others to join them.

From creating cost calculators and posting fees online to charting transient parking spaces, fixed-based operators (FBOs) are making progress toward becoming more transparent. And a coalition of industry groups is responsible.

Greetings All, I want to ask for your support of House Bill 975 which will act to clarify that that liens claimed under Florida law for labor, services, fuel, or material furnished to an aircraft are not possessory liens and thus, a person claiming such a lien does not need to keep the aircraft in his or her possession to enforce the lien.

A new ASTM International standardized practice will help determine “water loads” that occur during landing, taxiing, and takeoffs for water-based aircraft. These planes must be able to safely react to the water loads, which are based on an aircrafts’ operating characteristics, ASTM officials explain.

Researchers have engineered flying robots that behave like hummingbirds, trained by machine learning algorithms based on various techniques the bird uses naturally every day.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.

On Thursday, May 2nd, a select group of Boca Raton High School students — all of which were Navy JROTC aviation cadets — got to see firsthand many of the opportunities available in aviation.

A Senate resolution, S. Res. 203, led by Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), passed the full Senate on May 13 commemorating AOPA’s eightieth anniversary.

The technology exists to replace a single remote controlled drone with an automated fleet, but a researcher says there are several obstacles to tackle first. He is part of a team developing models to efficiently operate a fleet, while maintaining security.

How can a pilot be overdressed in jeans and sneakers? When the airplane you are about to fly is a Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey. Shorts and water shoes are more appropriate gear for the SeaRey, especially when you’re in Florida. If you want to beach the SeaRey on a lakeshore, then you’re ready for anything. But don’t wear flip flops. Those can come off in the water.

Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs) are advancing their careers as well as leading the business aviation industry into the future. As NBAA certifies the 500th CAM, Tyler Austin, senior manager, certification at NBAA, explains the value of the CAM program as a recruitment tool for business aviation professionals.

Mr. Jay Beever serves as Vice President of Design Operations at Embraer where he is responsible for the industrial and interior design programs with a primary focus on strategic design DNA implementation. He has also served as Senior Manager of Design at Gulfstream Aerospace.

Today, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) announced the recipients of its Industry Excellence Awards, presented annually to individuals and organizations that demonstrate superior service to the aviation business community, particularly through their leadership skills and advancement of a safety-first culture. This year, the Association added two new honors acknowledging the contributions of FBO customer service representatives (CSRs) and rising aviation business leaders.

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