The Airbus Perlan Mission II team recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Minden-Tahoe Airport in Nevada to open flight testing in preparation to fly the glider to an unprecedented 90,000 feet next summer.
Source: aopaPerlan 2 glider begins test flights
Regional airline Envoy Air has agreed to participate in ATP Flight School’s tuition reimbursement program, the companies announced Dec. 11.
Source: aopaEnvoy Air, ATP Flight School offer tuition reimbursement
The full Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2 (PBR2), which will now go to the House for consideration. The Senate passed the bill, which includes third-class medical reform, by unanimous consent on Dec. 15, less than a week after it was reported out by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.
Source: aopaU.S. SENATE PASSES THIRD-CLASS MEDICAL REFORM
The full Senate has passed the Pilot’s Bill of Rights 2, which will now go to the House for consideration.
Source: aopaFull Senate passes medical reform
By comparison, European regulators have found a collaborative way to work with industry on moving a rule forward, and now stand ready to issue their rule before the U.S.—despite the fact that the vast majority of the world’s general aviation aircraft fly …
Source: bingGAMA Calls On Obama Administration To Issue Small Airplane Certification Rule
Moscow, SANA – Russian combat aircraft have carried out more than 4,200 missions against terrorist targets since the start of the air operation in Syria on September 30, the Russian General Staff said Tuesday. “Since September 30, the Russian air group …
Source: bingRussian General Staff: Russian aircraft carried out more than 4200 combat missions in Syria
Tecnam has received a type certificate for its Italian-made P2010 four-seat aircraft that includes approval for a constant-speed propeller.
Source: aopaTecnam P2010 gets type certificate
Avidyne Corp. announced availability of wireless features built into the IFD440/540 series boxes that current owners may unlock with software.
Source: aopaAvidyne goes wireless
Swiss watch maker Breitling has announced the North American flight demonstration schedule of the Breitling Jet Team for 2016.
Source: aopaBreitling Jet Team sets 2016 appearances
In particular, China imposes a 17 percent VAT on imported aircraft – generally those under 25 metric tons by weight, including general aviation and regional aircraft, while exempting from VAT such aircraft made in China. China’s measures appear to breach …
Source: bingPat Tiberi : UNITED STATES LAUNCHES TRADE ENFORCEMENT TO CHINA'S HIDDEN AND DISCRIMINATORY TAX