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Mon, Sep 27, 2021

FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference Postponed

The 24th Annual Conference Will Take Place February 2022

The 24th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference will be postponed until February 16th and 17th, 2022 at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington DC. The reasons cited include difficulties with the rise of COVID cases, increasing travel restrictions. “We believe a February 2022 date will better serve attendees, speakers, media, sponsors, and all other stakeholder involved,” the group said in their announcement.

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Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Archer Aviation Announces Combination With Atlas Crest Investment

Archer Has Become A Publicly Traded Company

Archer Aviation has closed its business combination with Atlas Crest Investment. Atlas Crest has now changed its name to “Archer Aviation Inc.” after the completion of the transaction. Archer’s common stock and warrants will commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange on September 17, 2021, under the ticker symbols “ACHR” and “ACHR WS”, respectively.

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Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Embraer And Alliance Airlines Sign Service Agreement

Services And Support Deal Provides More Than 300 Components

Embraer has signed with Alliance Airlines, an agreement that will provide materials support for their fleet of E190s. The Embraer Services and Support deal will cover more than 300 repairable components and will be aided by the Brazilian OEM's Asia-Pacific spares facility in Singapore. Currently, around 95% of Embraer’s customers have signed up for its spare pool package. “Alliance has world leading on time and operational performance, a key attribute sought by our customers in Australia and the broader region. The Repair Management Service Program we have with Embraer will enhance our fleet performance and strengthen our business as it grows,” said Lee Schofield, Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Airlines.  

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Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Airborne 09.22.21: CityAirbus Debut, DeLand Ready!, Air Race 1 Delay

Also: Environmental Review For SpaceX, Daher Reveals, Cargojet Pilots Join ALPA, Aerospace Industry Outlook

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the Company’s first Airbus Summit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers. The sport aviation world is ready to close out 2021 on an upwards note after successful events took place with the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, FL, and the EAA AirVenture Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI, just weeks ago.Both events boasted huge crowds and tremendous feedback from both exhibitors as well as attendees… “We’re working tirelessly t

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Mon, Sep 27, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Enstrom Helicopter Corp 280C

Helicopter Made An Uncommanded Climb And Started To Spin To The Right

On August 21, 2021, about 1330 eastern daylight time, an Enstrom 280C, N9285, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Daytona Beach, Florida. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, he conducted a local flight around the airport and was approaching to land. Just prior to touchdown, the helicopter made an uncommanded climb and started to spin to the right.

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Mon, Sep 27, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.27.21)

Aero Linx: The Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (IALPA) The Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association (IALPA) came into being in 1946 when a group of Aer Lingus pilots met and formed a committee, headed by the first IALPA President Captain P. W. (Darby) Kennedy. In the early days it dealt with the airline on matters of common interests, mainly the “lifestyle” items of salary, working conditions, pension and seniority. As the Association’s title implies, IALPA currently draws its membership from all airlines in Ireland -i.e.,  Aer Lingus, ASL Airlines, CHC (Ireland), CityJet, Irish Helicopters, Parc Aviation, Ryanair, Stobart Air, and Westair.

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Mon, Sep 27, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.27.21): Precipitation Radar Weather Descriptions

Precipitation Radar Weather Descriptions Existing radar systems cannot detect turbulence. However, there is a direct correlation between the degree of turbulence and other weather features associated with thunderstorms and the weather radar precipitation intensity. Controllers will issue (where capable) precipitation intensity as observed by radar when using weather and radar processor (WARP) or NAS ground-based digital radars with weather capabilities. When precipitation intensity information is not available, the intensity will be described as UNKNOWN. When intensity levels can be determined, they shall be described as: LIGHT (< 26 dBZ) MODERATE (26 to 40 dBZ) HEAVY (> 40 to 50 dBZ) EXTREME (> 50 dBZ)

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Mon, Sep 27, 2021

ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!

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Mon, Sep 27, 2021

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.27.21)

“This mission will demonstrate our complete mission toolbox and ability to execute complex, groundbreaking and exciting missions beyond LEO. Spaceflight will utilize a launch with a creative trajectory and our best-in-class propulsion system to slingshot around the Moon, allowing us to deliver payloads to GEO in an environmentally safe manner. We’re pleased to take Orbit Fab on this pathfinder mission and leverage the secondary payload capacity from Intuitive Machines. Spaceflight is committed to being the leading space transportation provider for Earth orbit and beyond, and this is an unprecedented example of delivering on that vision.” Source: Grant Bonin, SVP of business development at Spaceflight -- who recently revealed a breakthrough cislunar rideshare mission: “GEO Pathfinder.” As a secondary payload on board Intuitive Machines’ IM-2 South Pole Mission, Spaceflight will offer rideshare opportunities in trans-lunar orbit, low-lunar orbit and beyond to geosynchronous equatorial orbit

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Sun, Sep 26, 2021

Airborne 09.22.21: CityAirbus Debut, DeLand Ready!, Air Race 1 Delay

Also: Environmental Review For SpaceX, Daher Reveals, Cargojet Pilots Join ALPA, Aerospace Industry Outlook

Airbus has announced plans for a new CityAirbus at the Company’s first Airbus Summit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” as the emerging Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market begins to firm up. Ushering in the next generation of CityAirbus, the fully electric vehicle is equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers as part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. It is designed to carry up to four passengers. The sport aviation world is ready to close out 2021 on an upwards note after successful events took place with the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo in Lakeland, FL, and the EAA AirVenture Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI, just weeks ago.Both events boasted huge crowds and tremendous feedback from both exhibitors as well as attendees… “We’re working tirelessly t

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