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Flying Tigers reunion brings P-40s, veterans to Texas
Dallas Morning News
The ranks of the Flying Tigers are dwindling, but the famed World War II unit is far from fading away. Supporters from across this country and China gathered at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Addison, Texas. The gathering included Michigan airbase mechanic Frank Losonsky, 94, of Columbus, Georgia, one of three living American Flying Tigers and John Ma, 94, a Chinese college student who became a translator and code man for the group. The Flying Tigers — officially the 1st American Volunteer Group — were a secret effort by President Franklin Roosevelt to protect China before the U.S. entered the war.
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Massachusetts community college gets federal funds for aviation program
Cape Cod Times via Aviation Pros
Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable, Massachusetts, has received $2.5 million in federal funding to launch its aviation maintenance program, according to the White House. The one-year accelerated program will train dozens of students annually for jobs with airlines and other companies repairing and maintaining airplane bodies and engines, community college officials said. The college received about 30 letters of support for the program from officials with JetBlue, Cape Air, Island Air, Delta and MassPort, said Michael Gross, college spokesman.
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Lynchburg seeks conclusion in complicated airport lease issue
The Lynchburg News & Advance
Lynchburg, Virginia, city officials aim to bring closure on a complicated lease acquisition at the Lynchburg Regional Airport. City Manager Kimball Payne updated City Council on the latest talks with Freedom Aviation, formerly Falwell Aviation Inc. — a subsidiary of Liberty University. The company purchased its competitor, Virginia Aviation, in June. Since then, the city, as the owner of the airport, has not yet taken action on the lease.
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British Airways Line Maintenance lands Qatar Airways contract extension
British Airways via Aviation Pros
British Airways' line maintenance team has recently won the contract to provide technical handling for Qatar Airways' 787 flights in Edinburgh. British Airways has also been selected this year to support the Qatar Airways operation at Dallas/Fort Worth, Kigali and Moscow. British Airways already provides line maintenance services for fellow one world airline Qatar Airways at Philadelphia, Atlanta, Barcelona, Entebbe, Manchester, Houston, Lagos, Madrid and London Heathrow.
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Garmin Flies Beechjet retrofitted with G5000 avionics
AINonline
Garmin flew a Beechjet 400A with a G5000 integrated flight deck for the first time recently at New Century AirCenter near the company's Olathe, Kansas, headquarters. The successful 63-minute flight marked a "significant step" towards completion of the Garmin G5000 upgrade for the Beechjet 400A/400XP. The G5000 system modernizes the cockpit, increases aircraft utility, provides a weight savings of 150 pounds, exceeds NextGen requirements and solves parts obsolescence, Garmin said.
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1st A-29 rolls off Florida assembly line for USAF program
United Press International
The first of 20 U.S.-built A-29 Super Tucano light attack and trainer aircraft has rolled off the assembly line in Florida for the U.S. Air Force. The plane, built by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and its U.S. partner Sierra Nevada Corp., was selected by the Air Force for its Light Air Support program for Afghanistan.
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