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Sometimes federal funds received through the Airport Improvement Program go far beyond improvements to existing facilities. The FAA has announced a $27 million Improvement Program grant to the City of Williston, North Dakota to purchase land to build a completely new airport and meet growing aviation demand by replacing Sloulin Field International Airport. ANN has learned of the passing of aviation pioneer Dick Taylor. His passing was noted by General Aviation Manufacturers Association president and CEO, Pete Bunce, on the association's website. Bunce said in a statement posted on the website, “Dick Taylor was an incredible aviator whose contributions to both the civil and military aviation industry have led to safety improvements that continue today. His flying career began during World War Two, when he ser
Moonspike Looking To Raise Nearly $1 Million To Build A Rocket
"We're building a Moon Rocket", the Kickstarter page begins. And not a little rocket either. Moonspike says it plans to build "a full scale Moon rocket, that will fly into the heavens at around 12km/s and then launch a tiny spacecraft on a 400,000km (approx. 250,000 miles) one-way journey to the Moon."
But Negotiations Abruptly Ended When Discussions Became Public
In an effort to prop up its efforts to bring the C Series airliner to market, Bombardier reportedly approached Airbus about investing in the airplane, to the point of having a controlling stake in the single-aisle jet.
Full Flight Simulators Granted Level D Certification By EASA
EASA has granted Level D qualification to CAE for its Airbus Helicopters H225 full-flight simulator (FFS) located in its Olso, Norway, training center. Level D is the highest qualification for flight simulators by EASA.
Airman Certificate Was Suspended At Time Of Rescue
A New Zealand helicopter pilot hailed as a hero for a dramatic rescue is facing jail time for flying the search and rescue mission while his pilot certificate was suspended. And the person he rescued says he owes his life to the aviator.
Forty-Six Rotors Provide Sufficient Lift For Manned Flight
If this were on a TV show like "Mythbusters" or "What Could Possibly Go Wrong" ... it would come with the disclaimer "Don't try this at home." But A British man did try it at home ... and has taken the multi-rotor copter concept to the extreme.