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Thu, Oct 06, 2022

PWI’s King Air LED Cabin Lighting Granted AFAC Approval

Evolving Brilliance

On 4 October 2022. PWI announced that Mexico’s Agencia Federal de Aviación Civil (AFAC) [formerly DGAC] had granted final approval of the company’s LED cabin lighting upgrade for the Beechcraft King Air 300 and B300/350 models. Subject LED lighting upgrade previously earned STC, EASA and ANAC certifications.

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Thu, Oct 06, 2022

Northwest UAV Completes Initial Testing on NW-230 Multi-Fuel Engine

Precision and OR Reliability

On 3 October 2022, Northwest UAV completed initial testing of the company’s NW-230 twin-cylinder, multi-fuel, UAV engine. The new powerplant derives of technologies pioneered in its NW-44 and NW-88 progenitors, and is designed to offer endurance and reliability to Group III UAVs—a class of large unmanned air vehicles, the payloads and performance of which are conducive to both commercial and military purposes.

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Thu, Oct 06, 2022

2000th Startstick GPU Delivered

Unit Weights Range From 10 To 20 Pounds

Aviation Battery Systems (ABS) is crowing about a major milestone for their StartStick line of portable ground power units (GPU). The company has reportedly delivered some 2,000 of its StartStick GPUs. With weights ranging just 10 to 20 pounds and a compact form factor, StartStick GPU’s allow for remote starts, database/avionics updates and compressor washes are all easily accomplished with StartStick.

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Thu, Oct 06, 2022

Quiet Technology Aerospace HTF7000 STC Heading For NBAA-BACE

An End to Thrust-Reverser Door Corrosion

2022’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will see Quiet Technology Aerospace showcase its proprietary Permanent Solution to the recurring and costly problem of corrosion of the thrust-reverser doors and side-beam assemblies of  Honeywell’s HTF7000 engines. The HTF7000 is the 6,540 to 7,624-lbf mill by which Bombardier’s 300/350 Challenger, Gulfstream’s G280, Embraer’s Legacy 450/500, and Cessna’s Citation Longitude are powered.

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Thu, Oct 06, 2022

Airborne-UnCrewed 09.27.22: NASA Dart-Bullseye!, Vertiport Design, Avenger MQ20A

Also: Bell High-Speed VTOL, Artemis, China v Nearby AFB, SpaceX Starship

It is truly the ultimate unmanned mission... After 10 months flying in space, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) – the world’s first planetary defense technology demonstration – successfully impacted its asteroid target on Monday, the agency’s first attempt to move an asteroid in space. Mission control at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, announced the successful impact, Monday, at 7:14 p.m. EDT. The FAA has released a memorandum outlining its initial design guidelines for vertiports—infrastructure that will support Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aircraft. Titled Engineering Brief No. 105, Vertiport Design, the memorandum codifies—albeit preliminarily—the standards to which municipalities, airport owners and operators, and civil engineers will develop and construct the facilities f

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Thu, Oct 06, 2022

NTSB Prelim: Luscombe 8A

Halfway Through The Turn, The Engine Sustained A Total Loss Of Engine Power

On September 10, 2022, about 1530 central daylight time, a Luscombe 8A airplane, N25144, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Kingsbury, Texas. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, he had not flown the airplane “for some time.” The pilot performed the preflight inspection with no anomalies noted. The fuel tank was full of fuel (8 gallons of 100 low lead). The pilot started the airplane, taxied to the north end of the runway, and performed the run-up procedure with no anomalies noted.

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Thu, Oct 06, 2022

AD NPRM: Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc.

FAA-2022-1159: Would Require Replacing The Fiber Gasket With The Copper Gasket Or The Stainless Steel Embedded Within...

The FAA proposes to supersede Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2022-04-04, which applies to certain Continental Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (Continental) C-125, C145, IO-360, IO-470, IO-550, O-300, O-470, TSIO-360, and TSIO-520 series model reciprocating engines and certain Continental Motors IO-520 series model reciprocating engines with a certain oil filter adapter installed.

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Thu, Oct 06, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.06.22)

Aero Linx: Compassion Flights Compassion Flights was started by Doug and Robyn Pralle, who believe in the benefit of volunteering. We strive to keep all aspects of the organization volunteer. We are a non-profit charitable organization of pilots, volunteers, and friends that are proud to serve Iowa.

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Thu, Oct 06, 2022

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News Your Way ... The 'View Everything' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: View Everything

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Thu, Oct 06, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.06.22): North American Route

North American Route A numerically coded route preplanned over existing airway and route systems to and from specific coastal fixes serving the North Atlantic. North American Routes consist of the following: a. Common Route/Portion. That segment of a North American Route between the inland navigation facility and the coastal fix. b. Noncommon Route/Portion. That segment of a North American Route between the inland navigation facility and a designated North American terminal. c. Inland Navigation Facility. A navigation aid on a North American Route at which the common route and/or the noncommon route begins or ends. d. Coastal Fix. A navigation aid or intersection where an aircraft transitions between the domestic route structure and the oceanic route structure.

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