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Sat, Aug 08, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Quite The Match! - Daher Completes Quest Aircraft Acquisition

From 2019: Establishing A Complete Scope Of U.S. Industrial Activities

Daher has finalized its purchase of Quest Aircraft, bringing the Kodiak utility aircraft into its stable. The Daher Group is now able to deploy its full range of activities in North America: aircraft manufacturing, the production of systems and equipment, along with the supply of logistics and services. This brings the company’s successful business model, covering both industry and services, to one of the world’s largest aerospace markets.

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Sat, Aug 08, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Quad City Challenger

...Heard The Engine "Backfire" And Then It Seemed To Lose Power

On August 2, 2020, about 1904 central daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Quad City Challenger II Special airplane, N990SS, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Jonesboro, Louisiana. The pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Witnesses reported that the airplane flew over their house. They heard the engine "backfire" and then it seemed to lose power. The airplane entered a gliding right turn, apparently attempting to return to the airport; however, they lost sight of it when it descended below the tree line.

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Sat, Aug 08, 2020

AD: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Helicopters

AD 2020-15-17 Prompted By Reports Of Inaccurate Main Gear Box (MGB) Indications

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76C helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of inaccurate main gear box (MGB) indications in flight. This AD requires updating the remote data acquisition unit (RDAU) software and re-identifying the RDAU and, for certain helicopters, updating the software of the display unit (DU) and re-identifying the DU. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective September 9, 2020.

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Sat, Aug 08, 2020

ANN FAQ: Follow Us On Instagram!

Get The Latest in Aviation News NOW on Instagram

Are you on Instagram yet? It's been around for a few years, quietly picking up traction mostly thanks to everybody's new obsession with mobile photography. Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone - which has lent itself well to the news industry. Did you know that approx. 62% of adults in the United States get their news from social media? That’s more than you thought right! Aero-News Network has jumped on the bandwagon and we are now posting our news stories and recaps of our Airborne episodes on Instagram (as well as Read More

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Sat, Aug 08, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.08.20)

Aero Linx: Allied Pilots Association (APA) Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the Allied Pilots Association (APA) serves as the certified collective bargaining agent for the 15,000 professional pilots who fly for American Airlines. APA was founded in 1963 and is the largest independent pilots’ union in the world. APA provides a broad range of representation services for its members and devotes more than 20 percent of its dues income to support aviation safety.

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Sat, Aug 08, 2020

AD: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes

AD 2020-16-02 Describes The Unsafe Condition As Rudder Shaft Assemblies With Incorrect Rivet Configurations

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Models PC-6, PC-6/350, PC-6/350-H1, PC-6/350-H2, PC-6/A, PC-6/A-H1, PC-6/A-H2, PC-6/B-H2, PC-6/B1-H2, PC-6/B2-H2, PC-6/B2-H4, PC-6/C-H2, PC-6/C1-H2, PC-6-H1, and PC-6-H2 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as rudder shaft assemblies with incorrect rivet configurations.

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Sat, Aug 08, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.08.20): Aircraft Approach Category

Aircraft Approach Category A grouping of aircraft based on a speed of 1.3 times the stall speed in the landing configuration at maximum gross landing weight. An aircraft must fit in only one category. If it is necessary to maneuver at speeds in excess of the upper limit of a speed range for a category, the minimums for the category for that speed must be used...

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Sat, Aug 08, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.08.20)

“Support of this magnitude at such speed wouldn’t be possible without the joint effort of all members of Al Udeid Air Base, our U.S. Army counterparts at Camp As Sayliyah and our gracious Qatari partners. In the wake of tragedy, it truly takes a combined effort to make the mission happen. We do this every day in Qatar, and that’s exactly what we are doing in support of the Lebanese Armed Forces.” Source: Brig. Gen. Daniel Tulley, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, commenting on the joint endeavor to assist the Lebanese Armed Forces and the people of Lebanon after a deadly explosion in Beirut. U.S. Airmen and Soldiers stationed in Qatar worked to load the first U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III with humanitarian aid, Aug. 6.

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Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Airborne 08.03.20: Splashdown!, USN Black Female TACAIR Plt, New Wagstaff Course

Also: Boeing Will Remember 2020, 2020 Skydiving Nationals Cancelled, Swedish Medevac PC-24, More Reductions For Gogo

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashed down under parachutes in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida at 2:48 p.m. EDT Sunday and was successfully recovered by SpaceX. The U.S. Navy’s first Black female tactical air (TACAIR) pilot received her Wings of Gold July 31, marking a significant milestone for Naval Aviation. Virginia native Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle was designated a naval aviator and received her Wings of Gold with 25 classmates during a small c

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Thu, Aug 06, 2020

Airborne 08.03.20: Splashdown!, USN Black Female TACAIR Plt, New Wagstaff Course

Also: Boeing Will Remember 2020, 2020 Skydiving Nationals Cancelled, Swedish Medevac PC-24, More Reductions For Gogo

Two NASA astronauts splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday for the first time in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft, returning from the International Space Station to complete a test flight that marks a new era in human spaceflight. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, carrying Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, splashed down under parachutes in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Pensacola, Florida at 2:48 p.m. EDT Sunday and was successfully recovered by SpaceX. The U.S. Navy’s first Black female tactical air (TACAIR) pilot received her Wings of Gold July 31, marking a significant milestone for Naval Aviation. Virginia native Lt. j.g. Madeline G. Swegle was designated a naval aviator and received her Wings of Gold with 25 classmates during a small c

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