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Wed, Aug 17, 2022

Challenger 3500 Europe-Bound

Italy’s Air Corporate SRL to Offer Super-Midsize Jet for Charter

Bombardier, the Canadian aerospace powerhouse and maker of the wildly popular Challenger and Global Express aircraft families—has announced the sale of one of its new Challenger 3500 super-midsize business jets to Italian aircraft management firm Air Corporate SRL. The deal earns SRL the distinction of being the first aviation concern to offer the Challenger 3500 for European charter.

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Wed, Aug 17, 2022

F-35s Return to Service

Faulty Ejection Seats Inspected and Repaired

The majority of the U.S. military’s Lightning IIs were grounded for nearly three-weeks when a defect was discovered in a critical component of the aircrafts' British-built, Martin-Baker US16T ejection seats. The potentially defective component was identified by Martin-Baker as a cartridge-actuated device (CAD). The affected F-35s have been repaired and returned to service.

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Wed, Aug 17, 2022

Noted Ukrainian Pilot Killed

Wartime Death Toll Rises

The ongoing Russo-Ukrainian conflict has claimed the life of Captain Anton Lystopad, a Ukrainian fighter-pilot whose wartime exploits were honored by his country’s president. In 2019, Lystopad was recognized as the best pilot in Ukraine’s air force. 

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Wed, Aug 17, 2022

New Airline Offers High Pay and Sustainability

Green All Over

Connect Airlines, a division of Bedford-Massachusetts-based charter outfit Waltzing Matilda Aviation, is offering qualified pilots an eye-watering yearly salary of $250,000. What’s more, Connect plans to offer pilot’s perks the likes of returning to their home bases nightly, a four-on/three-off schedule, and an additional, tax-free, $1,500 monthly bonus to offset commuting expenses. Connect’s target passenger demographic is day-tripping business travelers; its equipment is Dash 8 Q400s leased from recently-resurrected UK regional airline Flybe. The nascent carrier's plan is simple, proven, and engenders some of the most attractive pilot gigs in the Part 121 industry.

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Wed, Aug 17, 2022

FreeFlight 5G Tolerant Radar Altimeters Receive TSO Certification

Enter the RA-6500 and RA-5500 TERRAIN Series

FreeFlight, the Texas-based aerospace technology concern specializing in satellite navigation sensors, radar altimeters, flight management systems, and other such contemporary avionics components, has announced FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) certification of its RA-5500 and RA-6500 TERRAIN series radar-altimeters. The clean-sheet devices will provide aircraft operators the 5G-tolerant, highly-precise radar-altimetry critical for safe approach and landing operations in both RF-dense urban environments and mountainous terrain. The uniquely capable devices allow pilots and aircrews to safely operate aircraft even in close proximity to 5G cellular towers.

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Wed, Aug 17, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.17.22)

Aero Linx: The Alaska Airmen's Association The Alaska Airmen's Association includes over 2,000 members—we are one of the largest General Aviation communities in the country. We strive to promote aviation, enhance safety and support initiatives that benefit pilots and grow the aviation community. Whether you're a veteran pilot or you've discovered a passion for aviation, the Alaska Airmen's Association is proud to welcome new members who share the wonders of flight in the Last Frontier!

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Wed, Aug 17, 2022

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.17.22)

"We are looking for Captains that see the opportunity in building a new airline and in participating directly in how that airline works and grows. There is a huge benefit in collaborating with our pilots to build a smarter airline and we are backing that up with a compensation package that is considerably higher than any other Regional in the USA and highly competitive with Low-Cost Carriers (LCC) as well." Source: Connect CEO David Marcontell, which is offering qualified pilots an eye-watering yearly salary of $250,000.

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Tue, Aug 16, 2022

Electrified Propulsion Committee Issues Foundational Standards

So Let It Be Written…

SAE International’s E-40 Electrified Propulsion Committee—an assemblage tasked with developing and maintaining aerospace standards, practices, and reports germane to electrified aircraft propulsion—has released two foundational standards to streamline the advancement of sustainable aviation.

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Tue, Aug 16, 2022

Rare P-47 Thunderbolt to be Restored

Commemorative Air Force Readies Tools

Founded in Montgomery, Alabama in 1953 and originally led by fictional characters Thaddeus P. Throckmorton and his recruiting officer Jethro Culpepper, the Commemorative (nee Confederate) Air Force has evolved into America’s premier historic aircraft preservation society. The organization has approximately 13,000 members and lays claim to the world’s largest, most comprehensive collection of airworthy warbirds. The CAF’s Georgia airbase recently came into possession of a rare and wondrous Republic P-47 Thunderbolt—all the pieces thereof, anyway—to which the facility’s mechanics, fabricators, and artisans will presently turn their attention and expertise.

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Tue, Aug 16, 2022

Tragic... Marine Corps Osprey Crash Deemed Pilot Error

A Nation Mourns

A Bell-Boeing V22 Osprey of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 suffered a fatal accident on 18 March 2022 during the joint U.S., Norwegian military Cold Response exercise. Military and civilian search and rescue personnel confirmed the following day that the Osprey’s crew of four Marines had perished. The decedents had been assigned to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force. On 14 August 2022, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing issued a public statement asserting the 18 March Osprey accident was attributable to pilot error.

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