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PORT MANSFIELD — Students from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi last week launched a new round of drone test flights here as part of its landmark program. The university’s Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center fly the drones from Charles R. Johnson Airport, reaching altitudes up to 3,000 feet across an 18-mile span.
Tarrant County College leaders saw a need and filled it: The Center for Excellence for Aviation, Transportation and Logistics at Alliance Airport focuses on areas that can lead to well-paying jobs in North Texas. TCC and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce estimate the college’s local economic impact at $1.6 billion annually.
Water and transportation are top concerns whenever the Texas Legislature meets, but workforce development should have legislators’ equal attention.
Two Kansas pilots will compete in a unique competition this summer as they take turns piloting a plane in a race for four days. It's called the 2015 Air Race Classic, and it's only open to women.
As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and in support of our goal to increase the number of women in management positions, Bombardier continued its support of Women in Aviation, International (WAI) at its 26th Annual Conference which was recently held in Dallas, Texas.
We've been teased with the prospect of a flying car for years now, with many designs, like the Terrafugia Transition, having been under development for some time but yet to arrive in garages or hangars. The Braunschweig-based company, Carplane hopes to square the circle with a twin-fuselage roadable monoplane that made its first public appearance in prototype form at the recent AERO show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
WASHINGTON – On Mar. 18, the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) hosted a dual-premiere event on Capitol Hill to provide both visual and quantitative evidence for the importance of the aviation maintenance industry to American lives and livelihoods.
The FAA has released its annual aviation activity forecast calling for U.S. carrier passenger growth of 2 percent a year through 2035, and a "favorable" outlook for general aviation as a growing fleet generates an expected 1.4-percent annual increase in hours flown.
A pair of Swiss explorers have begun a mission to circumnavigate the globe via air and sun. A take-off twelve years in the making, the experimental Solar Impulse 2 plane left Abu Dhabi at 7:12 a.m. local time, bound for Muscat, Oman, on the first leg in a journey that will require 25 days in the air spread over a period of roughly 5 months.
Andrew Loder wants to be an airline pilot. But the 23-year-old Kansas State University senior, who will graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical technology from the school’s Salina campus, will have to wait before he can sit in the right seat as a co-pilot of a regional airliner. That’s because of a rule implemented by the Federal Aviation Administration in July 2013. It requires pilots to have a minimum of 1,500 flying hours – up from 250 hours – before they can sit in the cockpit of a regional jet as a first officer.