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11/21/2017

Missouri's Columbia Regional Airport on Monday unveiled its improved runway 13-31, which was widened from 75 to 100 feet and lengthened from 4,400 to 5,500 feet.

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Columbia Regional Airport
11/21/2017

John Roth, inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, says the DHS is delaying release of his 87-page report on the agency's execution of President Donald Trump's January order to suspend travel to the US by citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries.

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Politico
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DHS, travel ban, President Trump, IG, John Roth
11/21/2017

Mark Baker, president and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association, write that passing legislation to privatize the US air traffic control system would be tantamount to handing control of the system to the airlines.

11/21/2017

Workhorse Group is looking to conduct the first manned flight of its SureFly eight-propeller personal helicopter in January. The helicopter will be controlled with a joystick, has a 70-mile range and room for two passengers.

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Geek
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Workhorse Group
11/21/2017

The Aircraft Electronics Association reports that business and general aviation retrofit sales increased 4.1% year-over-year in the first nine months of 2017, to $1.73 billion. "The third-quarter report indicates that the retrofit market appears to be thriving, as those sales have increased more than 28% in the past year," said AEA President Paula Derks.

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AIN Online
11/21/2017

Hainan Airlines Flight 497, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, took off from Beijing today, headed for Chicago. The flight, powered by aviation fuel produced from waste cooking oil, is due to arrive Wednesday.

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China Daily (Beijing)
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Hainan Airlines, Boeing
11/21/2017

Pilot Robert Dobbs was awarded the Federal Aviation Administration's prestigious Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, reserved for pilots who fly 50 years with professionalism, skill and aviation expertise. "I never thought I'd make a career of it," said Dobbs. "It was a hobby that turned into a career."

11/21/2017

It's 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on a November evening as a student pilot plans a solo cross-country flight for the coming weekend. Converted to 24-hour clock time, it is 20:30, and converted further to coordinated universal time (UTC), or Zulu time, by adding five hours, the time is 0130Z. Is the calculation complete?

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AOPA Online
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Coordinated Universal Time
11/20/2017

Margaret Skinner of Air Canada talked to reporter Dibyendu Mondal about the airline's successful entry into the Indian aviation market and future plans. "Both the direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Toronto and Vancouver have been successful for us," Skinner said.

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Air Canada
11/20/2017

The Transportation Security Administration is expecting to screen 2.4 million passengers per day during the Thanksgiving holiday week. "The week of Thanksgiving and the days leading up to and immediately after Thanksgiving are 'all hands on deck' types of days when even many administrators come to the checkpoints to assist with getting passengers through the checkpoint efficiently," said TSA spokesperson Lisa Farbstein.