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3/28/2017

Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport served 3.4 million passengers in February, almost 12,000 fewer than last year. Officials noted that 2016 was a leap year, accounting for the difference.

3/28/2017

Nevada's Reno-Tahoe International Airport has begun updating its master plan, a process expected to take about 16 months. The plan will be based on projected passenger, cargo and other needs and could call for improvements to facets including the terminal, runways and parking.

3/28/2017

Hartzell Propeller is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The company has built more than 500,000 propellers for piston- and turbine-powered aircraft, starting with walnut propellers hand-carved by company founder Robert Hartzell.

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3/28/2017

Christopher Johnson of Kalispell, Mont., purchased a piston-engine, six-seat Piper Malibu in Tzaneen, South Africa, and then flew the plane through 28 countries to bring it home to Montana. This article chronicles his eight-day, 10,555-mile journey.

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3/28/2017

California's Solano County Nut Tree Airport will be recognized in the Airport Cooperative Research Program's quarterly safety report for working with local organizations to remove 1,750 trees, improving visibility for aircraft.

3/28/2017

Drone manufacturer DJI on Monday released a paper suggesting that drones be required to transmit identifying information that could help law enforcement officers track down operators who break the law. The company compared the transmissions to a car's license plate, noting that the transmitted codes would protect drone operators' privacy while allowing for regulation enforcement.

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3/28/2017

The Civil Aviation Administration of China has announced a pilot program designed to expand general aviation across the Northeastern, Eastern, Northwest and Xinjiang regions.

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3/28/2017

Dale Johnson of Eustis, Fla., was honored for more than 50 years of flight experience and excellence with the Federal Aviation Administration's Wright Brothers Master Pilot award. Johnson took his first solo flight in 1957 and went on to become a certified flight instructor, training more than 1,000 students.

3/28/2017

The Federal Aviation Administration requires a wait period of two years before a pilot who has had a stroke or transient ischemic attack can apply for medical recertification.

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3/28/2017

AOPA and 15 other general aviation industry groups signed letters to congressional leaders raising concerns over recent calls to separate air traffic control from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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