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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.

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