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FAA Appoints Lirio Liu Head of Aircraft Certification

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue WASHINGTON, DC – The FAA has appointed Lirio Liu manager of Aircraft Certification, replacing Earl Lawrence, who has held the position since 2018. Liu is an aerospace engineer and has been … Continue reading

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GAMA Mourns Passing of Former U.S. Secretary Norman Mineta

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta, 90, died May 3, 2022, from a heart ailment in Edgewater, Maryland. Commenting on Sec. Mineta’s passing, General Aviation Manufacturing Association … Continue reading

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New Director Appointed At St. Louis Regional Airport

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue BETHALTO, ILL. – The St. Louis Regional Airport Authority has appointed Daniel Adams its new director effective April 4. Adams, a native St. Louisan, is returning to the area after a … Continue reading

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Wichita Aero Club President Dave Franson To Retire… Nicole Alexander Named Incoming President

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2022 Digital Issue WICHITA, KAN. – The Wichita Aero Club (WAC) board of directors announced April 26, 2022, that founding member and president, Dave Franson, will retire June 1. Franson, who has headed the … Continue reading

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FAA Administrator Resigns

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. WASHINGTON, DC – Steve Dickson, who was nominated in August 2019 by President Donald Trump to be the FAA Administrator for a five-year term, stepped down March 31, 2022. A replacement … Continue reading

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NATA Recognizes Senator Inhofe’s Service & Support of Aviation Businesses

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. WASHINGTON, DC (March 2, 2021) – The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) thanks Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) for his decades of public service and his steadfast support of the general aviation … Continue reading

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NBAA Thanks Sen. Inhofe For His Service, Dedication To General Aviation

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. WASHINGTON, DC – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen applauds Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) for his decades of public service and his tireless support of the general … Continue reading

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Honda Aircraft Founder Retires Leaving A Legacy Behind

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. Honda Aircraft Company President, CEO and Founder, Michimasa Fujino, retired effective April 1, due to reaching the corporation’s mandatory retirement age of 62. Fujino designed, engineered, and built the Honda HA-420 … Continue reading

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Becher-Hoppe Associates, Inc. Announces Internal Transition of Ownership!

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. As of January 1, 2022, Randy Van Natta and Archie Becher have transitioned ownership of Becher-Hoppe’s business and real estate holdings to current employees Karl Kemper, Matthew Graun, and Jed Mattmiller. … Continue reading

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Aerospace Center For Excellence & Sun ‘N Fun Aerospace Expo Select New President/CEO

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine April/May 2022 online issue. LAKELAND, FLA. – The Aerospace Center for Excellence (ACE) and Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo (SnF) board of directors has named Gene Conrad their new President/CEO commencing April 11, 2022. Conrad, … Continue reading

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