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Thu, Sep 23, 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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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Airborne-Flight Training 09.16.21: ERAU Astro's, Delta VAX Mandate, American A/L

Also: Cargojet Fires 23, Drone Safety Awareness Week, Simaero Wins, EAA Space Day

SpaceX’s Inspiration 4 has Two Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduates onboard... Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President P. Barry Butler sent his best wishes to the alumni – Jared Isaacman and Chris Sembrowski. "Everyone at Embry-Riddle is excited about the mission and proud of our Eagles, Jared and Chris,” Butler said. “Through their participation in this mission, they are also raising funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. In doing so, they are exemplifying Eagle values, which call on us to be of service to each other. We wish the whole Inspiration4 crew a very safe and successful mission. We thank them for being a source of inspiration to students who may wish to follow in their footsteps.” After Delta Airlines made an announcement last week that there would be  a $200 monthly surcharge on

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Aero-TV At SnF21: The Ultimate GA Transportation System? Diamond’s DA62

Diamond’s Jet-A Powered Twin Is Fast, Obedient, And Ready To Travel

John Armstrong, founder and CEO of Lifestyle Aviation, took ANN up in the DA-62 at Sun ‘N Fun. Even the start was unique as Armstrong suggested starting the twin engine airplane with the doors open so that Jim could experience the startup directly. After starting the airplane, the pair were able to talk in a normal voice with the engines running. “I told you this was the easiest plane I’ve ever flown,” says Armstrong. “The only exception is the ground  handling takes a little while to get used to. It’s different then most planes people fly. Once one gets comfortable with the footwork, everything else is ultra simple.”

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Airborne-Unmanned 09.21.21: Autonomous Cert, CityHawk $$$, eStarling Test Flt

Also: Lilium Update, James Webb Space Telescope, Wingcopter, Skyworks Aeronautics eGyro

Merlin Labs shares that the certification basis for its takeoff to touchdown autonomy system has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand in collaboration with the FAA. Merlin is now the first company to reach an agreement on an approach for the certification of aircraft autonomy, according to a media release. Following a crawl, walk, run approach, this system incorporates an onboard safety pilot who will continue to act as legal pilot in command. Urban Aeronautics Secures $10 Million Advance for CityHawk -- Israel-based aerospace company Urban Aeronautics has revealed the first $10 million towards their next round of funding. After the latest test flights in July ran smoothly, the company has demonstrated the capabilities of their eVTOL called the CityHawk. According to the company, investors in the US, Brazil and Israel participated in th

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

FAA Proposes $382K Civil Penalty Against Universal Flight Training

Sarasota, FL, Operation Had Previously Been Subject Of Revocation Action

The FAA has proposed a $382,000 civil penalty against Universal Flight Training of Sarasota, FL, for allegedly conducting illegal passenger-carrying flights. The FAA alleges that between October 2015 and February 2019, Universal Flight Training and its affiliate, Universal Flight Services, conducted at least 26 paid passenger-carrying flights in multiple airplanes. The agency alleges the companies did not have the required FAA operating or air carrier certificate to conduct those flights. The FAA further alleges the companies used unqualified pilots who did not complete FAA-required training, testing, and competency checks.

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Legacy Flight Training Reveals New Simulator

New M600 Simulator Received FAA Certification

Legacy Flight Training reveals that the company has received FAA certification for use of the new Frasca flight simulator for the Piper M600/SLS in their curriculum at their training facility on the Piper Aircraft campus in Vero Beach, Florida. The M600/SLS simulator provides a realistic flight experience as it uses an actual M600 fuselage, pilot seating, sub panels, switching and flight controls and multi-channel projection system with wrap-around visuals. The Frasca built training device features M600 type specific G3000 avionics with Piper’s HALO safety system, inflight stability protection, level mode and auto throttle system.

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Klyde Morris (09.20.21)

Klyde Isn't Thrilled About "Renting It..."

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

'Leading Ladies Of… Aerospace' To Host Second Virtual Summit

The Summit Will Focus On Women Shaping The Future Of The Aerospace Industry

“Leading Ladies Of…,” will hold its second annual Leading Ladies Of… Aerospace Virtual Summit on September 23, 2021. The group focuses on women breaking the glass ceiling, and this virtual summit will feature discussions on driving gender parity in the aerospace sector. The theme this year will be “Resurge and Fly: Fueling Our Recovery From Ground to Sky,” and will feature discussions from global leaders of Fortune 500 companies, suppliers and startups.

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Pan Am Academy Selected By Nolinor For B737-800 Pilot Training

Nolinor Has Recently Acquired Its First B737-800

Following the recent acquisition of its first Boeing 737-800, Nolinor Aviation selected Pan Am Flight Academy to deliver training services for their pilots. "It was important for Nolinor to choose a training organization that really cares about carriers and with whom we can build a long-term business relationship. We know, from having worked with them for years, that we can count on Pan Am," said Marco Prud'homme, President of Nolinor Aviation. This relationship of trust between the established aviation training organization and the carrier began 15 years ago when Nolinor Aviation selected Pan Am Flight Academy for the training of their pilots for its Boeing 737-200 fleet.

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Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Shell Informs Community Of New Ambitions For SAF

Company Goal To Produce Around 2 Million Tons Of SAF By 2025

Shell informs the community of its ambition to produce around 2 million tons of sustainable aviation fuel a year by 2025. By 2030, the company also plans to have at least 10% of its total, global fuel sales as SAF. “Currently, sustainable aviation fuel accounts for less than 0.1% of the world’s use of aviation fuel. We want to help our customers use more SAF,” said Anna Mascolo, President of Shell Aviation. “With the right policies, investments and collaboration across the sector we can accelerate aviation’s progress towards net zero by 2050.”

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