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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Drone Bootlegging on the Rise

Drone Delivers Contraband to Prison

Mr. Bryant LeRay Henderson was arrested and charged with multiple felonies after allegedly flying a drone into a federal prison for purpose of delivering drugs and electronic devices to inmates. If convicted, Henderson faces up to 45-years in prison.

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

General Atomics Test P&W PT6E Engine on MQ-9B UAV

Don’t Fear the Civilian Reaper

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, the California-based energy and defense concern, has undertaken testing of Pratt and Whitney’s PT6 E power-plant on its MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The tests, which consisted of multiple full-power runs, were performed at General Atomics’s Desert Horizon flight operations facility in El Mirage, Calif. The MQ-9B SkyGuardian derives of the combat-proven MQ-9 Reaper in use with the United States Air Force, Navy, and numerous NATO militaries. SkyGuardian—unlike its warfighter sibling—was developed in accordance with EASA regulations for purpose of boosting European sales.

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Klyde Morris (08.15.22)

Klyde Notes The Latest Victim of 'POSD'

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

American Airlines to Cut 31,000 Flights

United, Delta, and JetBlue Also to Curb Flight Operations

 American Airlines has announced it will slash 16%—some 31,000 flights—from its November 2022 schedule. The largest cuts will pare down the number of flights between Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), and Boston (BOS) and Philadelphia (PHL). In addition, American intends to eliminate 109 Boston-to-Philly, and 42 Boston-to-Miami flights.

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

NATA Lauds Inflation Reduction Act

Shaking the Devil’s Hand

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) released a statement pertaining to former vice president Joe Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, which includes five years of dedicated Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) tax provisions aimed at incentivizing production of the renewable jet fuel.

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.18.22)

Aero Linx: The Malibu M-Class Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) The Malibu M-Class Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the interests and safety of owners and pilots worldwide who fly PA46 derivative (Malibu, Mirage, Meridian, M-Class, JetPROP and Matrix) aircraft. MMOPA was founded in 1988, and now serves over 1000 members. Membership is available to any registered or prospective owner and/or operator of qualified aircraft or any qualifying individual or organization involved with or providing a service for the PA46 family of aircraft. MMOPA is not affiliated with the New Piper aircraft company or any other manufacturer/vendor.

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.18.22): Autoland Approach

Autoland Approach An autoland system aids by providing control of aircraft systems during a precision instrument approach to at least decision altitude and possibly all the way to touchdown, as well as in some cases, through the landing rollout. The autoland system is a sub-system of the autopilot system from which control surface management occurs. The aircraft autopilot sends instructions to the autoland system and monitors the autoland system performance and integrity during its execution.

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

ANN FAQ: Contributing To Aero-TV

How To Get A Story On Aero-TV News/Feature Programming

How do I submit a story idea or lead to Aero-TV? If you would like to submit a story idea or lead, please contact Jim Campbell via the link below. Please include the following information when submitting a story idea or lead: who the intended subject is, a general story outline of said subject, important dates or deadlines for the story lead, and any appropriate contact information for both yourself and related subjects.

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Thu, Aug 18, 2022

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.18.22)

"This cancellation of this contract is precipitated mainly by the war in Ukraine. While there are sanctions expected to come our way from the United States and western countries, obviously it is not in our interest to continue and pursue this contract.” Source: Philippine ambassador Jose Manuel Romualdez, chatting in a virtual forum, and commenting on the decision to cancel an Mi-17 contract with Russia.

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Wed, Aug 17, 2022

American Airlines to Acquire Boom Supersonic Jets

Of Speculative Ventures and Grandiose Overtures

In a move that speaks to the increasing popularity of legalized gambling, American Airlines—the world’s largest passenger air-carrier—has entered an agreement to purchase up to twenty of Boom Technology’s Overture supersonic airliners. The deal, which contains options for an additional forty aircraft, follows United Airlines’ 2021 commitment to purchase 15 Overtures of its own.

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