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Help wanted: Experienced air traffic controllers

MARCH 16, 2018 BY GENERAL AVIATION NEWS STAFF The FAA is hiring experienced air traffic controllers to work in facilities throughout the country — and specifically for the facility that handles the busy New York area airspace. The agency will accept applications March 19 to March 26, 2018, from experienced candidates to fill slots at the New […]

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Rachel Hill Named Trade-A-Plane Publisher

Crossville, TN (October 27, 2015) — TAP Publishing Company, based in Crossville, TN, announced that Rachel Hill has been named publisher of its flagship magazine and online market, Trade-A-Plane. Hill joined Trade-A-Plane in 1990, spending more than two decades in advertising sales. Most recently, she served as associate publisher. "Rachel has earned the respect of […]

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Rolls-Royce Awarded Propulsion System Order for F-35B

Pratt & Whitney has awarded Rolls-Royce a $315 million contract to produce LiftSystem equipment for 17 F135-powered short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) F-35B combat aircraft. Announced on 1 May, the propulsion system order covers the delivery of LiftFans, roll posts and three-bearing swivel modules this year for 17 aircraft included in Lockheed Martin's fourth […]

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Bombardier Learjet Breaks Ground on Wichita Expansion

Bombardier Learjet Aircraft marked the expansion of its Wichita facilities with a groundbreaking ceremony Monday under overcast skies. City, county and state officials, employees and others turned out for the event, near Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. The $52.7 million project will help the site make room for Bombardier’s newest business jet, the Learjet 85, and is […]

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Mike Johnston is manager of Hawker Beechcraft's recently opened New Castle service facility. He said the company found a "fantastic" talent pool in Delaware. / THE NEWS JOURNAL/ROBERT CRAIG

Delaware Aircraft Facility Expected to Takeoff

At the Kansas headquarters of Hawker Beechcraft, the outlook hasn't been that sunny lately. Sales are drying up, losses are piling up and bankruptcy seems a distinct possibility. In the soaring spaces of the company's 40,000-square-foot twin hangars in Delaware, however, the view is decidedly different. Despite its parent company's financial woes, Hawker Beechcraft's just-opened […]

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