Molly McMillin

Editor, Weekly of Business Aviation,
Aviation Week

Molly McMillin, a 20-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of The Weekly of Business Aviation, a market intelligence report of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network.

Before joining Aviation Week, Molly spent nearly 20 years at the Wichita Eagle, Kansas’ largest newspaper, where she served as senior aviation/aerospace reporter.

Along the way, she has had some unique experiences, including a ride with the U.S.A.F. Thunderbirds Demonstration Team, a parachute jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights demonstration team and a ride in the back of an Air Force tanker watching a boom operator fuel a fighter jet. Her reporting has taken her across the world. Molly became a private pilot in 2011.

She has won multiple state and national journalism awards, including awards from the Society of Business Editors and Writers, Heart of America and the Kansas Press Association. She was the recipient of the 2013 National Business Aviation Association’s Gold Wing Award for Journalism Excellence and was featured in a book on Kansas called Ad Astra: 161 Adventurers, Astronauts, Discoverers, Explorers, Pilots, Pioneers and Scientists.

A graduate of Wichita State University, Molly was selected the 2014 Outstanding Alumni at WSU’s Elliott School of Communication.

The Weekly of Business Aviation covers the international business aviation industry and the economic, regulatory, legal and other matters of interest to those who manufacture, supply, service or operate business aircraft. The Aviation Week Intelligence Network covers all aspects of the aerospace, space and defense industries.

La Compagnie To Reintroduce ‘L’Unlimited’ Pass 
All-business class airline La Compagnie plans to reintroduce its “L’Unlimited” pass for unlimited travel on its Paris-Newark Liberty International Airport route on Sept. 19.
TrueNoord Adds Two Aircraft To Fleet For Lease 
TrueNoord has completed the purchase of two ATR 72-600 twin-engine turboprop short-haul regional airliners from Castlelake, a private investment firm.
Chongqing To Supply 15 Enstroms For Police 
Chinese police forces signed agreements at the China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin, China, with Chongqing General Aviation Industry Group.
CAH Updates Maintenance Qualifications On AW119 Helicopters 
Jiangxi Changhe Agusta Helicopter Co. Ltd. (CAH) has been certified for its new maintenance qualifications by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Thales Wins Chinese OK for First Heli-Sim 
The first ultra-modern helicopter simulator in China from French company Thales has been approved by the CAAC.
More Kamov Helicopters for China 
China will take delivery in September of the first two of six Russian-made Ka-32 utility helicopters from a contract signed in 2016.
AE Industrial Partners Closes CDI Acquisition 
AE Industrial Partners said Sept. 12 it succeeded in its acquisition of engineering services group CDI.
Piedmont Propulsion Receives Facility Approval From Thailand 
Piedmont Propulsion Systems in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has received approval for its facility from the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand.
Association Launches Insurance Product 
The Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) has launched MEBAA Insurance to offer a suite of insurance products in addition to its aviation products.
Duncan Adds Mexico Certifications At Satellite Facilities 
Duncan Aviation’s satellite avionics facilities in Van Nuys, California, and Scottsdale, Arizona, have received certifications from Mexico’s Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC).
Excelaire Adds Legacy 600 With Gogo Avance L5 Technology 
Excelaire has added a new Legacy 600 business jet equipped with Gogo’s Avance L5 wireless equipment.
Clay Lacy Aviation Offers $30K Savings For Upgrades 
Clay Lacy Aviation is offering a $30,000 savings to Gulfstream and Challenger business jet owners.
EFS Adds Legacy 500, Phenom 100 EV 
Executive Flight Services in Lenexa, Kansas, has added a new Embraer Legacy 500 and a Phenom 100 EV to its managed fleet of aircraft.
Museum To Recognize Jack Pelton, Walt House 
The Kansas Aviation Museum will honor Jack Pelton, Experimental Aircraft Association CEO and former Cessna Aircraft executive, as he is inducted Nov. 11 into the Kansas Aviation Hall of Fame.
How To Boost Bizav? Think Differently, Researcher Says  3
Not long ago, those in the business aircraft industry were waiting for the market to turn around. Today, the thinking is changing.
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