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MAC Paint Shop’s Work Is Everywhere, Embracing Sustainability

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MINN. – Some paint jobs are so big they seemingly never end. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), the paint shop is responsible for keeping a clean coat on thousands … Continue reading

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Bridget Rief Named Vice President – Planning and Development At Metropolitan Airports Commission

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL – Bridget Rief, a 20-year veteran of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), has been promoted to the position of vice president – planning and development, effective July 1, 2017. In … Continue reading

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House Committee Approves FAA Reauthorization Bill

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved a six-year FAA reauthorization bill on June 27, 2017 by a vote of 32-25 that includes a controversial plan to corporatize the … Continue reading

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Senate Commerce Committee Approves Consensus FAA Reauthorization Legislation

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue WASHINGTON, DC – On June 29, 2017, the Senate Commerce Committee approved by voice vote S.1405, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017, bipartisan legislation reauthorizing FAA programs through September 30, 2021. Chairman … Continue reading

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General Aviation Groups Remain United Opposing ATC Privatization

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue WASHINGTON, DC –Thirty-three general aviation groups have issued the following joint statement in opposition to the air traffic control privatization proposal included in the 21st Century Aviation, Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) … Continue reading

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FAA Deputy Administrator Reaffirms ADS-B Mandate

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue WASHINGTON, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) applauds the newly appointed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Deputy Administrator Dan Elwell for reiterating the FAA’s firm commitment to the Automatic Dependent Surveillance … Continue reading

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NASAO Looks Ahead On EAS Funding In Next Spending Bill

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 McLEAN, VA. – Congress passed a one-week stopgap-spending bill, April 28, 2017, that funds the government at current levels. At press time, Congress was expected to pass an omnibus-spending bill in May that … Continue reading

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GAMA Praises U.S. Congress For Protecting & Funding Aviation Priorities

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 Issue WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praises the U.S. Congress for passing the Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus, providing key funding for general aviation manufacturers in safety, certification, and alternative … Continue reading

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National Trade Groups Say White House’s Air Traffic Control Privatization Budget Bad News For Small & Mid-Size Towns

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 201 Issue WASHINGTON, DC – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen strongly opposes the Trump Administration’s budget released March 16, 2017, which appears to endorse privatizing the nation’s Air Traffic … Continue reading

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Representatives From Minnesota’s Top Three Professional Aviation Organizations Meet With Minnesota Congressional Delegates

Published in Midwest Flyer – June/July 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The president of the Minnesota Aviation Trades Association (MATA), Greg Reigel, along with Joe Hedrick from the Minnesota Council of Airports (MCOA) and Gordon Hoff, Executive Director of the Minnesota … Continue reading

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