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Molly McMillin

Editor-in-Chief, Weekly of Business Aviation,
Aviation Week

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is editor-in-chief 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.

Diamond Receives China’s Approval For DA62 
Diamond Aircraft has received type certification for the seven-passenger Diamond DA62 twin aircraft by the Chinese Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Qatar Places $1 Billion Order For 18 Gulfstreams 
Qatar Airways has placed an order for 18 large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft in a deal valued at more than $1 billion.
ATC Issue Causes Flight Suspension At Gatwick Airport 
Incoming and outgoing flights at London's Gatwick Airport (LGW) were suspended for about 2 hr. July 10 due to an unspecified air traffic control (ATC) systems issue in the airport tower.
Smart Aviation Adds Three Tecnam P2008JC MkII Trainers To Fleet 
Smart Aviation, a training organization based in Poland, has added three new Tecnam P2008JC MkII single-engine trainers to its fleet for use in flight training
Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Fraudulent Pilot Examinations 
Robert Kurrle, of Port Orange, Florida, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Orlando to falsely certifying thousands of commercial and private pilot examinations. Sentencing is set for September.
NATA, University Of Maryland To Research Foam Suppression Systems For Hangars 
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) and the University of Maryland have signed a research agreement to review the causes, hazards and costs of accidental discharges of foam fire suppression systems in aircraft hangars.
IADA Taking Applications From Dealers For Accreditation 
The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) is accepting applications through July 31 to become accredited member dealers of the organization.
Presidential Aviation Adds Flights To Washington, D.C. 
Presidential Aviation has expanded its private jet charter service to Washington, D.C. The private jet charter provider has permission from the TSA and FAA to land at Ronald Reagan National Airport (KDCA).
Aviation Institute Of Maintenance Expands Campuses 
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) has expanded its campus locations with a 51,000-sq.-ft. facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bombardier Takes First Order For Global 5500 For West Coast Operations 
Bombardier has secured its first order for a Global 5500 business jet to be based on the West Coast of the U.S.
University Of North Carolina's Flight Training Program To Operate Under Part 141 
The flight training program at Elizabeth City State University, part of the University of North Carolina's system, will now operate under the Part 141 Air Agency Certificate beginning in the fall 2019 semester.
Volotea Expands Number Of Employees By 20% YOY 
Volotea, a regional airline connecting small and midsize European cities, has grown its number of employees to 1,300, a 20% increase from a year ago.
FAA Removes Restrictions On Tamarack Winglet-Equipped Jets 
The FAA has lifted restrictions placed on Cessna CitationJets equipped with Tamarack Aerospace’s active winglets, which were responsible for grounding the fleet.
European Bizav Departures Fall For Fifth Time In 2019 
Business aviation departures in Europe in June totaled 87,236, down 1.7% from a year ago, in line with an overall decline in activity during the first half of 2019, according to WingX Advance.
Blue Line Aviation Orders 11 Diamond Trainers As It Expands 
Blue Line Aviation, headquartered in Morrisville, North Carolina, has placed an order for 11 Diamond Aircraft for delivery over the next 18 months as its business expands.
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