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We're always on the lookout for news that would be of interest to UKGA users. If you have some news about your product, service, company, airfield or flying club, please let us know.

Textron to lay off 875 staff

30 Jan 20
Textron, the parent company of Cessna, Hawker and Beechcraft, has announced that it will lay off 875 employees as part of a restructuring plan, the portal AVweb reports

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CAA highlight achievements in their latest general aviation work

30 Jan 20
Proposals to increase options for training aircraft are among many other aspects of progress in GA regulation over the last few months that the CAA have been involved with

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First electric commercial aircraft successfully completes initial trial

30 Jan 20
In December, Canadian seaplane operator Harbour Air successfully trialled an electric six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver seaplane powered by a 750hp (560kW) motor in place of the standard Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior

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Participants and investors wanted for Supermarine S5 seaplane rebuild project

23 Jan 20
Will Hosie is seeking to build a Supermarine S5 replica like the one his father, Bill operated (and lost his life in, after the aircraft suffered in-flight structual failure unrelated to its basic design)

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Virgin Galactic kicks off its Astronaut Readiness Program

23 Jan 20
Virgin Galactic has kicked off its Astronaut Readiness Program to prepare future astronaut customers for their flights to space

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Airbus' unmanned VSR700 helicopter makes its first flight

23 Jan 20
On 8 November Airbus Helicopters' prototype unmanned VSR700, which is based on the Guimbal Cabri G2, made its first flight in the south of France

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48th Guernsey International Air Rally on 5, 6 & 7th June, 2020

16 Jan 20
The Guernsey Aero Club will be holding its 48th Guernsey Air Rally on 5, 6 & 7th June, 2020 This extremely popular event will follow a tried and trusted format providing entrants with a weekend of activity. Already for this year there has been 25 entrants.

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WIN a Spitfire flight with British Aerobatics

9 Jan 20
British Aerobatics has once more joined forces with the Boultbee Flight Academy for its fourth lottery draw to win a flight in a two-seat Spitfire and an overnight stay and dinner for two at Goodwood Hotel

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'Drones Reunited' lost and found platform launched

9 Jan 20
Launched along with the CAA's national drone registration scheme, 'Drones Reunited' is a platform to 'help recover the thousands of drones lost in the UK each year'

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Boeing 737 MAX may fly again by January 2020

9 Jan 20
On 11 November, Boeing claimed its 737 MAX jets could be flying again by January 2020 as safety checks on the aircraft's flight software reach completion

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