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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

737-MAX Certification Deadline Looms

High Stakes and Short Time

In a high-level letter, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned Boeing that documents the plane-maker provided for certification of its 737 MAX-7 model are woefully inadequate. The agency further advised the Chicago-based aerospace titan that certification of the MAX-7 is unlikely to be completed by a Congressionally-specified year-end deadline. However, Senator Roger Wicker (Republican, Mississippi) has filed an amendment in hopes of extending the deadline, thereby affording Boeing time and leeway to complete the requisite safety assessment documentation.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

FAA Needs Help... Seeks More Admin Personnel for Recreational Drone Tests

Potential Test Administrators Must Submit Their Applications By Nov. 11, 2022

The FAA has opened the second application period for entities interested in serving as administrators for The Recreational UAS Safety Test (TRUST). Potential test administrators must submit their applications by Nov. 11, 2022. As drones become more popular and accessible, the FAA is committed to ensuring that the public is aware of regulations and how to operate safely in the nation’s airspace. Designated test administrators play a key role, making the test accessible to all recreational drone flyers.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

U.S. Air Force Grounds C-130H Aircraft

Fleetwide Replacement of Propeller Assemblies Pending

The U.S. Air Force has grounded most of its C-130H Hercules aircraft due to a problem with the storied cargo aircrafts’ propeller assemblies. Air Mobility Command (AMC) has confirmed the grounding, and states the repair timeline is unclear.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

Rex Airlines Finalizes Purchase of National Jet Express

Going Over Big Down Under

Rex is an Australian airline based in the city of Sydney in the southeast Australian state of New South Wales. In July 2022, the air-carrier signed an agreement to acquire National Jet Express (NJE), a leading provider of fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) services in Western and South Australia. On 30 September 2022, Rex finalized its purchase of National Jet Express, and stated its intention to grow and transform its latest acquisition into Australia’s premier Fly-In-Fly-Out operator.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

Classic Aero-TV: Para-Motoring... In Miniature - Opale Paramodels RC PPG Flyers

From 2017 (YouTube Version): A Whole New Look To Model Aviation…

One of the newest types of aircraft gaining popularity in the RC world is scale model powered paragliders. Frank Bustgens, Marketing Director for Opale Paramodels, was demonstrating the miniature powered paragliders at AMA Expo West in Ontario, CA late last year. He told Aero-News CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that the company has been making the aircraft since 2009, and was introducing them now into the U.S. Market. Bustgens said the airfoils come in both single-layer and double-layer configurations for different flight characteristics. There are different motor sizes to allow for indoor or outdoor flight.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

NTSB Prelim: Trom Wayne Vans RV6A

No Evidence The Pilot Declared An Emergency Or Made Any Radio Calls Prior To The Accident

On September 16, 2022, about 1330 mountain standard time (MST), a Vans RV-6A experimental airplane, N646RV, was destroyed when it crashed near Aztec, Arizona. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to family members, the pilot and passenger were conducting a cross-country flight from San Diego, California, to Nogales, Arizona.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.04.22)

Aero Linx: Aviation Safety Reporting System The ASRS is an important facet of the continuing effort by government, industry, and individuals to maintain and improve aviation safety. The ASRS collects voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident/situation reports from pilots, controllers, and others. The ASRS acts on the information these reports contain. It identifies system deficiencies, and issues alerting messages to persons in a position to correct them. It educates through its newsletter CALLBACK, its journal ASRS Directline and through its research studies. Its database is a public repository which serves the FAA and NASA's needs and those of other organizations world-wide which are engaged in research and the promotion of safe flight.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

ANN FAQ: Turn On Post Notifications

Make Sure You NEVER Miss A New Story From Aero-News Network

Do you ever feel like you never see posts from a certain person or page on Facebook or Instagram? Here’s how you can turn on “post notifications” that will send you an update when new stories are posted on the Aero-News Network Facebook or Instagram pages.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.04.22): Request Full Route Clearance

Request Full Route Clearance Used by pilots to request that the entire route of flight be read verbatim in an ATC clearance. Such request should be made to preclude receiving an ATC clearance based on the original filed flight plan when a filed IFR flight plan has been revised by the pilot, company, or operations prior to departure.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.04.22)

“This is not about Politics, this is about the foundations of this organization.” Source: From European Union Transport Commissioner Adina-Ioana Valean, who contended that Russia’s violations of the 1944 Chicago Convention precluded the nation’s appointment to a council tasked with upholding the statutes thereof.

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