July 4, 2008
AOPA is supporting a measure before the North Carolina legislature that could be the first step to the creation of a new airport in Orange County. S.B.1925, which is now before the state House, would give the University of North Carolina (UNC) system the power to create airport authorities, a move that could pave the way for a new airport near Chapel Hill. Despite active opposition from AOPA and local pilots, UNC Chapel Hill has long planned to close Horace Williams Airport. Read more on AOPA Online.
Congress has passed an omnibus spending bill that keeps the FAA, and other government agencies, funded through September 2015.
Christmas will be a bit more festive for the 460 residents of Tangier Island, a remote fishing village on a tiny spit of land in the Chesapeake Bay, thanks to a group of general aviation pilots.
Daher-Socata has signed a contract with Airbus Group’s VoltAir subsidiary to design, develop, and certify the electrically powered E-Fan 2.0 aircraft.
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