Detroit is taking steps to restore the Davis Aerospace Technical Academy to its location at the Detroit City Airport. Local activists have worked to protect the school, and in August some students began returning to the airport location for classes.
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New York's TWA Hotel, Downtown Memorial Airport Park in South Carolina and Seattle Seaplane Tour are aviation-related attractions highlighted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The College Park Aviation Museum covers the proud history of aviation in Maryland.
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Additive manufacturing, automation and the use of drones for inspections are all technologies that are changing the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul business. "It's certainly conceivable that MRO service providers will require quick-react manufacturing cells to produce custom repairs or parts, possibly under some alternative basis of certification or authority," said Victor Ho of AAR.
Pilot Andi Miller, 19, is helping the Hurricane Dorian recovery effort by flying pet supplies from Florida's Naples Airport to the Abaco Islands. "When I began to see images of what happened in Abaco Islands, I was so sad for them and I wanted to help," she said.
International Airport Review held a security roundtable to discuss the biggest concerns that affect the industry, how airports can ensure safety and considering both inside threats as well as outside threats. David Ryder, the head of aviation security for ACI Europe, said the biggest issue at airports is being sustainable and finding advanced equipment that can meet new threats.
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Drone operations and the growing commercial use of drones is proving to be an area that is attracting more women to aviation. More than half of delivery service Zipline's workforce in Ghana, for example, are women.
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