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FAA approves FPV Catalog for commercial use of drones


An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) related business in Southern Arizona received a Federal Aviation Administration exemption to fly drones. FPV Catalog, an online source for multirotors and winged aircraft parts and accessories, is one of the first retail sites in Arizona to be granted authorization from the FAA to fly its UAVs for commercial and… Read More →

FAA approves USAA request for drone research


The Federal Aviation Administration has approved USAA’s request to test how unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, could help speed review of insurance claims from its members following natural disasters. USAA is one of the first insurers to be granted the approval for such testing. “Our members have grown accustomed to seeing us pave… Read More →

Caution: Low-Flying Aircraft Policies

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by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Featured

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a significant reduction in the maximum height limit of buildings near U.S. airports to ensure aircraft have clearance to continue an ascent in the unlikely event that an engine fails at takeoff. The proposed policy would limit building heights of new commercial projects within 10,000 feet of the… Read More →

Phoenix Mesa-Gateway Airport plans $1.4 Billion Expansion

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Phoenix Mesa-Gateway Airport has big plans to cater to more travelers. The Airport Authority’s Board of Directors announced Monday the airport will undergo a $1.4 billion expansion. Officials say the project is set to be completed in four phases. The plan includes the construction of 60 airplane gates and 21,000 parking spaces. They predict the… Read More →

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Outlines Plans For $1.4B Terminal Expansion

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To accommodate passenger service over the next 20 years and beyond, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport outlined four distinct phases of new terminal development at an estimated total cost of $1.4B during a session of the Airport Authority’s Board of Directors meeting. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is among the fastest growing hub airports in the U.S., accommodating 956,665 total… Read More →

West-MEC’s Aviation High School Trains Teens For Jobs In The Aerospace Industry

West-MEC Aviation High School, Glendale, Ariz. - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

Young people in the West Valley who have always wanted to work in the aerospace maintenance industry will now have the opportunity with the opening of the West-MEC Aviation High School in Glendale. Aviation High School – The West-MEC program, which provides technical training in a vast array of careers, has grown exponentially since opening… Read More →