Virginia

July 7, 2010 - 3:19am

ProJet Aviation, which already operates FBOs at Manassas (Va.) Regional and Winchester (Va.) Regional airports in the metropolitan Washington area, officially opened its third facility early last month with a ribbon-cutting at Leesburg Executive Airport, 10 nm northwest of Dulles.

January 28, 2010 - 4:44am

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has set March 4 to 6 as the dates for its 2010 annual repair symposium. The location will be the Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, Va. A highlight of this year’s program is the presentation of the Congressman of the Year Award.

October 29, 2009 - 8:27am

Pinnacle Airlines has decided to move the headquarters of its Colgan Air subsidiary to Memphis, placing the two operating units in the same location “mainly for operations, planning and communications purposes.” Some 50 Colgan employees plan to make the move to Memphis from Manassas, Va., “in the November-December time frame,” while another 45 chose not to move.

October 29, 2009 - 7:16am

Aircraft leasing magnate Steven Udvar-Hazy will be awarded this year’s Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, for “innovative aerospace business practices, improved aircraft design, piloting skills and selfless philanthropy, ensuring preservation of our aerospace history.” Udvar-Hazy’s multimillion-dollar donation allowed the construction of the National Air and Space Museum’s annex at Dulles Airport.

September 1, 2009 - 7:24am

The Transportation Security Administration has added Richmond Jet Center at Richmond International Airport in Virginia and Executive Beechcraft

December 16, 2008 - 11:22am

NBAA is urging operators planning to be in the Washington, D.C. metro area during President-elect Obama’s inauguration next month to subscribe to NBAA Airspace Alerts for the latest information. According to the association, there will be one or more TFRs issued that will restrict general aviation aircraft operations in the D.C. area.

October 8, 2008 - 7:50am

Manassas, Va.-based regional airline Colgan Air has allowed Saab 340 first officer Erich Scherfen to return to work after he and his wife sued the U.S. government for allegedly placing them on a terrorist watch list. Scherfen, a New Jersey native and veteran of the first Gulf War who converted to Islam in 1994, said that when his name surfaced on a TSA “no fly” list in April, Colgan Air grounded him and placed him on administrative leave.

September 4, 2008 - 11:21am

Manassas, Va.-based regional airline Colgan Air has allowed pilot Erich Scherfen to return to work after he and his wife sued the U.S. government for allegedly placing them on a terrorist watch list. Scherfen, a New Jersey native and veteran of the first Gulf War who converted to Islam in 1994, said that when his name surfaced on a TSA “no fly” list in April, Colgan Air grounded him and placed him on administrative leave.

January 23, 2008 - 9:10am

File this one under the heading “what were they thinking?” The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (Navair) has confirmed that one of its test MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor transports (S/N 21) strayed from its approved IFR flight-test profile near Patuxent River Naval Air Station to make a decidedly VFR circular flight through the Washington, D.C. TFR, a flight evidently intended as a sightseeing circuit of the Pentagon.

January 23, 2008 - 9:10am

File this one under the heading “what were they thinking?” The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (Navair) has confirmed that one of its test MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor transports (S/N 21) strayed from its approved IFR flight-test profile near Patuxent River Naval Air Station to make a decidedly VFR circular flight through the Washington, D.C. TFR, a flight evidently intended as a sightseeing circuit of the Pentagon.

 
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