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Airborne 10.03.22: CV-22 Rescued, Lilium eVTOL Transitions, ATP Increases

Also: Subaru Bell 412EPX Helis, China Airlines 787 Order, FedEx Pilots, NAA Honors Cheryl Stearns

On 12 August 2022, a hard clutch engagement forced an AFSOC (U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command) CV-22 Osprey crew to make an emergency landing in a nature preserve on the Norwegian island of Senja.

Onsite repairs to the downed aircraft were deemed impossible, and Norwegian authorities—citing the delicacy of the Stongodden nature preserve’s bucolic terrain—balked at the notion of a conventional salvage operation. Lilium has announced that its Phoenix II eVTOL technology demonstrator aircraft achieved its first full transition from vertical, thrust-powered flight to horizontal, wing-borne, aerodynamic flight. This was accomplished during a 23 September test-flight. The company currently holds provisional sales agreements for 483 aircraft. The pilot shortage may see a small respite of sorts, as statisticians dig into FAA numbers to see that 9,087 freshly certificated commercial airline pilots have been minted in the last 12 months, besting 2019 numbers by nearly 2,500 pilots. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 10.03.22 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, October 3rd, 2022... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Holland Lee. Holland is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • Stranded AFSOC CV-22 Osprey Recovered from Norwegian Island
  • Lilium eVTOL Achieves Full Transition
  • Number of Airline Transport Pilots Rising for 2022 
  • First European Sale of Subaru Bell 412EPX Helicopter Announced
  • China Airlines Finalizes Boeing 787 Dreamliner Order
  • Frustrated FedEx Pilots Take To Wall Street
  • NAA Honors Cheryl Stearns

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