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12/6/2019

The Department of Homeland Security will not proceed with a proposal to require all US citizens to submit to facial scans when entering and exiting the country.

12/6/2019

As Scott Kirby prepares to take over as United CEO, many are praising the airline's leadership transition. Kirby, who has been heavily involved in growing United's route network, is being described as unusually intelligent and knowledgeable, "the best network man in the industry," detail oriented, a "shrewd negotiator" and one of "the top airline minds in the United States."

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12/6/2019

American Airlines' new premium menu items features spinach and ricotta rotolo pasta with pomodoro sauce, grilled artichoke with black truffle and fontina fonduta and mushroom bolognese. The dishes will be available in premium cabins on transcontinental flights between JFK to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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Simple Flying
12/6/2019

During the peak holiday, UPS processes an average of 2 million packages daily at its 5.2-million-square-foot Worldport facility in Louisville, Ky. A detailed look at how Worldport handles the rush includes more statistics and a gallery of photos.

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12/6/2019

The US Air Force is considering lessening or removing flight restrictions for pregnant pilots if current limits, which don't permit pilots to fly beyond 28 weeks of gestation, are shown to be unnecessary based on current medical knowledge. The review's goals are to identify hazards to aviators and remove any unnecessary disqualifiers that could impede retention or recruitment, Lt. Col. Jammie Jamieson of the Air Force Women's Initiative Team says.

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12/6/2019

From music to rodeo, car shows to airshows, and Wild West excursions to a metropolitan vibe, AOPA's 2020 fly-ins will have something for everyone. AOPA Online.

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12/6/2019

The International Organization for Standardization's first published standards for commercial unmanned aircraft systems include guidelines on safety, security, quality and operational etiquette. As drone use expands across a variety of industries, the ISO current and future standards should help with legislation and global regulations.

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New Electronics
12/6/2019

Pilot Bill Harrelson, 69, of Stafford County, Va., has embarked on a trip around the globe along the equator in an effort to set his third world aviation record. He is flying a Lancair IV single-engine airplane during his weeklong journey and relying on a support team on the ground that includes his wife, Sue, a fellow pilot.

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12/6/2019

AOPA has three great fly-ins planned for 2020 -- find out where they will be. Take a look at MyGoFlight's new flight bags released just in time for the holiday season. Plus, see the rare Golden Age Kinner Sportwing. Watch AOPA Live This Week.

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12/6/2019

An undisclosed number of layoffs at Textron Aviation's Wichita, Kan., facility will be effective on Dec. 31, and will mainly affect engineering employees. "Textron Aviation remains focused on our long-term strategic workforce plan and will continue hiring as needed for skilled advanced aviation manufacturing positions such as composites, tooling, A&P mechanics, avionics technicians, and other direct manufacturing and customer support jobs," the company says.

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