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February 03, 2023

Heathrow CEO to Step Down

British Steal

After nine years at the helm of the U.K.’s largest airport, London Heathrow (LHR) CEO John Holland-Kaye is stepping down amidst clashes with airlines over his controversial handling of COVID-19 exigencies and excessive restrictions imposed on flights during summer 2022’s surge in air-travel. During Holland-Kaye’s tenure, Heathrow racked up a startling £4-billion ($4,895,600,000) in losses. Proponents of the outbound CEO attribute the shortfall to COVID lockdowns. Holland-Kaye’s opponents, conversely, ascribe the airport’s poor performance and fiscal paucity to weak leadership.

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U.S. Government Monitoring Suspected Chinese Spy Balloon

Allegedly …

The United States government is allegedly monitoring a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon that, for several days, has been moving over the U.S.’s northern states. During a 02 February briefing, Pentagon Press Secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder conceded the U.S. government has detected a high-altitude surveillance balloon over the continental United States.

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EAA’s B-17 Heads Home…on a Flatbed

Aluminum Overcast Disassembled for Trip to Oshkosh

The EAA’s B-17, “Aluminum Overcast”, is on its way home back to Oshkosh, Wisconsin after undergoing repairs following damage from Hurricane Ian. The aircraft sustained minor damage near Punta Gorda, Florida last year while it was parked for an inspection while out on tour. Recently, the aircraft was disassembled so it could be returned back home, where suitable parts and loving restoration experts maintain an appropriate nest for Aluminum Overcast.

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Airborne 02.01.23: Elektra Certified!, New Enstrom, 1st United Grads

Also: USN Multi-Engine Trainer, Russia To Be Tried On MH17, Hartzell Engine Tech, Air India Buys Big

Elektra Solar GmbH announced that its two-place, all-electric, training and towing aircraft, the Elektra-Trainer, had received ultralight certification from the German Ultralight Flight Association (DULV)—a representative agency of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV). Based on 2011’s Elektra One single-seat, ultralight, solar-assisted-electric-propulsion aircraft and designed with an eye toward flight-schools and flying clubs, the Elektra Trainer’s hourly operating cost of about sixty-euros is full

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Aero-TV: Ampaire and Tamarack MOU Announced

Alignment of Brave New Worlds

For purpose of developing upgrades to its family of uniquely innovative aircraft, Ampaire, the Los Angeles-based designer and manufacturer of hybrid-electric aircraft propulsion systems, has entered into a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Tamarack Aerospace Group, the Sandpoint, Idaho-based enclave of wizardly aerodynamicists. The deal will see Tamarack’s Performance SMARTWING technology adapted to Ampaire’s inchoate but promising Eco Caravan and Eco Otter—hybrid-electric-powered iterations of Cessna’s storied 208B Grand Caravan and de Havilland’s robustly reliable DHC-6 Twi

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Airborne-Flight Training 02.02.23: WAI Program, AVIATE, New Flt Training Assoc

Also: Selma, Alabama, USN Multi-Engine Trainer, JetBlue Contract Extension, FAA's ECG Policy

Rising women leaders in the aviation and aerospace industry are encouraged to apply to attend Women in Leadership: A Program for Emerging Leaders, a three-day professional development program hosted by Women in Aviation International and instruction by Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. This course will take place on Harvard’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus. United announced the graduation of its first group of zero-to-hero ab initio pilots from their United Aviate Academy. The class is the first to come from the Goodyear,

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Airborne-NextGen 01.31.23: CA Drone Midair, Electra Aero, MightyFly

Also: Doroni 25 Unit Sale, Starlink At S Pole, Rocket Lab, Natilus Autonomous Cargo

The TSB of Canada has released its final report on their investigation of an August 2021 incident in which a police drone collided with a small, single-engine Cessna near the Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport. On 10 August 2021, while on final approach under day VFR conditions to YKZ’s Runway 15, a Cessna 172N—registration C-GKWL, collided with a DJI Matrice M210 RPA. The Cessna was crewed by a student pilot and a certified flight instructor. Electra.aero, Incorporated has been selected by the U.S. Air Force AFWERX innovation arm for a Strategic Funding

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Airborne 01.27.23: MASSIVE-SnF Innovation Preview!, Aerox Boomula, Brazil DA62s

Also: Gogo 5G Chip Passes, NTSB v Ethiopia, BizAv Slowdown, Nuclear Spacecraft Engine

The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is proud to present, as the lead-in to the aviation year via its partnership with the Aero-News Network, the upcoming 2023 SUN ‘n FUN Innovation Preview. The aviation world is driven by new developments in technology and innovation... And focusing the entire Aero-Verse right at the start of 2023 on all that is cool, interesting, innovative, important, and pivotal is the ultimate aim of the 2023 SUN ‘n FUN Innovation Preview. Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems LLC has brought to market a unique headset accessory to which it ha

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Sporty's Kicks Off 'IFR Month'

Ride Along with Spencer Suderman for 4 Weeks of IFR Prep & Review

Sporty's is kicking off its IFR Month with a series of special events to get pilots comfy in the clouds. Throughout the month of February, Sporty’s will be embarking on a 4-week focus on the challenges and rewards of instrument flying. The month will see the release of a new YouTube series, interactive webinars, articles, live stream events, and contests.

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Airborne 01.30.23: Electric CH750, AEA Career Site, Britten-Norman TP

Also: 1st Block 70 F16, Covington Aircraft, Lazer v Helo, S Pole Starlink

NUNCATS has seen the first flight of its Zenith CH750-based Electric Sky Jeep at the UK's Old Buckenham airport. The project aims to create an affordable, sustainable, electric courier aircraft to provide health service to remote communities. NUNCATS (No Unnecessary Novelty Community Air Transport Services) hopes to provide a stable, reliable form of backcountry transport for doctors, teachers and medical supplies. The Aircraft Electronics Association has sweetened the pot for members of the group, adding a website to recruit and retain employees throughout the avionics industry.

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Airborne 01.25.23: Blades Team To Quit, $outhwest Bucks, SAFE/Hoover Foundation

Also: Illinois Ultralight Symposium, CAU/MyGoFlight, APFAS To Picket, AirVenture Performers

Founded as a subsidiary of 2Excel Aviation, the Blades Aerobatic Team, for 17-years, was the only full-time civilian aerobatic team in the UK. The Blades team comprised eight pilots, including five full-time display performers, all of whom formerly served in the British Royal Air Force as members of the storied Red Arrows Aerobatic Team -- but they are shutting it all down. Southwest Airlines continues to live down the consequences of operational shortfalls that egregiously and irreparably disrupted the holiday travel plans of thousands of its passengers. The ai

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Airborne-Flight Training 01.26.23: SAFE/Hoover LF, School Rebuild, CA Hiring

Also: Navy T-6 Accident, IL Ultralight Symposium, BizAv Scheduler Certificate, UA Training Center

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has entered into a partnership with the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation and Aero-News. This will bring the wealth of knowledge held by SAFE through cooperation with Aero-News programming. Throughout the series, the career of legendary aviator Bob Hoover will function as a throughline between lessons and topics, touching on aspects of his lengthy career to impart CFI essentials. The First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) flight training program remains open to students following a devastating 2022 fire that

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Airborne News Programming Expands With 'Airborne-Affordable Flyers'

With The eSPRG Only Weeks Away From Its Start Date, A-AF Will Help To Support Sport Flyers, Worldwide

With the all-new and all-digital SportPlane Resource Guide getting ready for publication early next year, the Aero-News Network is pleased to announce yet another addition to the Airborne video news programming roster… Airborne-Affordable Flyers. Dedicated to keeping people up-to-date on the most affordable aspects of sport and general aviation, Airborne-Affordable Flyers is one of our most exciting offerings yet. A-AF will delve into more than just the current LSA community, but look at all aspects of aviation to examine and ev

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We're Accepting Resumes -- AND Hiring! ANN Puts Out 'Help Wanted' Sign

BIG Upgrades In The Works --- ANN Is Seeking EXCEPTIONAL New Staffers

The last few years have been about as challenging a time as we can recall... but we survive (yeah, we're kinda surprised, too) and look forward to 2023 and what we see as a very rewarding (and yes, still challenging) new generation of activities at ANN. After some truly weird times during the pandemic, ANN continues to expand slowly, but surely, and we have some truly intriguing upgrades coming up over the next few months. In other words, we're about to grow again -- REALLY/TRULY -- and in some novel directions. The much-appreciated expansion of  Read More

Airbus Hefts Inmarsat-6 With Beluga Aircraft

Upcoming Launch Allows Manufacturer to Put New Plane to Work

Airbus Took the opportunity to brag about its Beluga fleet this week after one of the large cargo jets delivered Inmarsat-6 to the Kennedy Space Center. The updated and modernized fleet of capacious cargo haulers have become a quintessentially capable part of the company’s fleet, offering their extra large cargo services the world over. 

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FAA Adds Continuous Descent Arrival Routes for 11 U.S. Airports

Descend and Maintain …

Aircraft inbound to Orlando (MCO), Kansas City (MCI), Omaha (OMA), Reno (RNO) and six additional airports across South Florida may now be authorized to conduct continuous descents from their cruising altitudes to the final segment altitudes of in-use IFR arrival procedures or instrument approaches—thereby conserving millions of pounds of jet fuel and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Sun 'n Fun 2023 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

ANN again finds itself in the surprising and exciting position of partnering with the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo in presenting Real-Time Daily news coverage of the first major aviation event in the better part of a year. Yeah... 'exciting' barely describes what we're feeling... along with an intense workload that just won't quit. And... that's why we're writing this... This year’s event is set to be the first major aviation gathering of the year. ANN and SnF's new Digital Daily will be taking on the speedy and mobile capabilities of the best in online media to offer exciting daily news programming via a number of rich medi

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Klyde Morris (01.30.23)

Klyde Wants A Collier Trophy...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Supersonic Airliner Eyes Production in 2024

Boom Supersonic Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility

Boom Supersonic has begun construction of the Overture Superfactory in Greensboro, North Carolina, with production of their aircraft expected to begin sometime in 2024. The Superfactory will be a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located on a 62-acre campus near Piedmont Triad International Airport. The site will house the final assembly line, test facility, and customer delivery center for Boom's flagship supersonic airliner, the Overture.

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NATA Names New Brass for AAM Committee

Craig Teasdale and Toni Drummond Take the Helm of Advanced Air Mobility Group

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) held an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) themed Town Hall coinciding with its Committee meeting in Washington DC on January 18th. The event provided a chance for the burgeoning AAM community and NATA's other policy committees, like the Association’s Air Charter, GA Airport, and Safety bodies, to intermingle and discuss operational shifts introduced by the new aeronautical frontier.

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Airborne 01.23.23: CAF P-47N Rebuild, Ultralight Webinar, NOTAM Fiasco

Also: SWA Strike Vote, Biz A/C Sales, Vertical Sells 25, Sun 'n Fun 2023 Stringers

The Commemorative Air Force successfully fundraised for the restoration of their Republic P47 Thunderbolt, bringing in $38,552 - 193% of their $20,000 goal. The money will go to purchase a new engine mount, as well as a new set of brakes for the aircraft. Now that the P47 has been out of production for more than half a century, suitable replacement parts are few and far between. The EAA's Virtual Ultralight Day webinars return this year, running from February 21 to 23. The online seminars will allow experts from the ultralight community to share some of their bountiful e

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Expanding Our Vast Horizons... ANN Now Available on Roku and FireTV!

And That's But One Of Over A Dozen Major Developments Planned For The Next Year Or So

Aero-News Network is now available on Roku and Amazon FireTV! That’s right folks. You can now get your daily dose of aviation news… right on the ol' giggle box! This is an EPIC development for our network, one of many to come, and we’re thrilled to offer you this new way to watch our news programming. Whether you’re a traditional website reader, podcast listener, or YouTube subscriber, we’re dedicated to giving you quality, honest, aviation news that you can trust and broadening our reach and audience aggressively in the coming years, so that we may both Grow and Inform the aviatio

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NEW! Aero-Biz Survival 101 (1120a): Expert Ideas To Help You Through Tough Times

Brand New! Avoid The Need For A Comeback... Get Your Marketing Right, Right Now!

Some time ago, the Aero-News Network, responding to numerous requests, established a marketing and communications sister company by the name of AEROPRENEUER... and it's been doing amazing work under these difficult circumstances -- and getting results! We're getting rave reviews from our clients, and working hard to earn the trust of a number of new marketing partners along the way. ANN's Amber Cedroni has come up with a few tips to help aero-businesses stay alive in these tough times, and

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The SportPlane Resource Guide RETURNS!!!!

Emphasis On Growing The Future of Aviation Through Concentration on 'AFFORDABLE FLYERS'

It's been a number of years since the Latest Edition of Jim Campbell's HUGE SportPlane Resource Guide first saw the light of day. That massive 1100 page book last featured over 800 exciting sport aircraft from all over the SportPlane universe... at a time when the SportPlane industry was still a healthy, thriving enterprise (those were the days...). While there has been some consideration, off and on, toward updating the nearly 5 pound book, the near implosion of the SportPlane and kit industry over the last decade has made such a pursuit an unwieldy one... until now.

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NTSB Final: Luscombe 8E

Pilot’s Loss Of Control (Was) Due To A Wind Gust During Landing

Analysis: The pilot reported that after a “normal” approach and landing, a “strong” wind gust “picked up the right wing.” The airplane entered a left skidding turn and departed the runway pavement. The right main landing gear collapsed in the grass area adjacent to the runway, and the airplane pitched up onto its nose before settling back onto the tail.

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Read/Watch/Listen... ANN Does It All

There Are SO Many Ways To Get YOUR Aero-News!

It’s been a while since we have reminded everyone about all the ways we offer your daily dose of aviation news on-the-go...so here is a full list of ways you can subscribe to our channels and get notifications when there are new episodes or breaking news! 1) Subscribe To Our Newsletter When surveyed, almost half of our audience shared with us that they rely on our daily newsletter to get their aviation news for the day and stay up-to-date in their field or craft. Are you subscribed yet? If not, use the link below to receive our daily Propwash emails that always feature a feed of our latest stories and breaking news. SUBSCRIBE >&g

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.03.23)

Aero Linx: International Republic Seabee Owner's Club (IRSOC) This site includes links to Specifications, Limits and History of the Republic Seabee. We are always searching for other articles and historical documents. If you can help, send us what you have and we will add it to the list. Your help is greatly appreciated.     

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.03.23): On-Course Indication

On-Course Indication An indication on an instrument, which provides the pilot a visual means of determining that the aircraft is located on the centerline of a given navigational track, or an indication on a radar scope that an aircraft is on a given track.

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ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations

Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.03.23)

"The United States government has detected and is tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon that is over the continental United States right now. The U.S. government, to include NORAD, continues to track and monitor it closely. The balloon is currently traveling at an altitude well above commercial air traffic and does not present a military or physical threat to people on the ground. Instances of this kind of balloon activity have been observed previously over the past several years. Once the balloon was detected, the US government acted immediately to protect against the collection of sensitive information.” Source: Pentagon Press Secretary Brigadier General Pat Ryder, as he conceded the U.S. government has detected a high-alti

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February 02, 2023

Qatar Airways and Airbus Settle Legal Dispute

Resolution in the Absence of Culpability

Qatar Airways and Airbus announced on 01 February 2023 that they had reached an amicable and mutually agreeable settlement vis a vis a protracted legal dispute over A350 surface degradation and the resultant grounding of the Middle Eastern carrier’s A350 aircraft. A repair solution has reportedly been devised and implemented, and both parties assert they look forward to seeing the affected aircraft returned to service.

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Final 747 Delivered to Atlas Air

In the Long Shadows of Past Successes

On Tuesday, 06 December 2022, Boeing completed production of its 1,574th and final 747. Subject aircraft—a 747-8F freighter, registration N863GT—was delivered to cargo airline Atlas Air, the world’s largest operator of 747s, on 31 January 2023. The delivery marked the final chapter in an aeronautical saga that spans upwards of five-decades, one-hundred-plus customers, 54 airlines, 118-million flight hours, 23-million flight cycles, and an estimated four-billion passengers.

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Airborne 02.01.23: Elektra Certified!, New Enstrom, 1st United Grads

Also: USN Multi-Engine Trainer, Russia To Be Tried On MH17, Hartzell Engine Tech, Air India Buys Big

Elektra Solar GmbH announced that its two-place, all-electric, training and towing aircraft, the Elektra-Trainer, had received ultralight certification from the German Ultralight Flight Association (DULV)—a representative agency of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV). Based on 2011’s Elektra One single-seat, ultralight, solar-assisted-electric-propulsion aircraft and designed with an eye toward flight-schools and flying clubs, the Elektra Trainer’s hourly operating cost of about sixty-euros is full

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Airborne 01.30.23: Electric CH750, AEA Career Site, Britten-Norman TP

Also: 1st Block 70 F16, Covington Aircraft, Lazer v Helo, S Pole Starlink

NUNCATS has seen the first flight of its Zenith CH750-based Electric Sky Jeep at the UK's Old Buckenham airport. The project aims to create an affordable, sustainable, electric courier aircraft to provide health service to remote communities. NUNCATS (No Unnecessary Novelty Community Air Transport Services) hopes to provide a stable, reliable form of backcountry transport for doctors, teachers and medical supplies. The Aircraft Electronics Association has sweetened the pot for members of the group, adding a website to recruit and retain employees throughout the avionics industry.

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Airborne-Flight Training 02.02.23: WAI Program, AVIATE, New Flt Training Assoc

Also: Selma, Alabama, USN Multi-Engine Trainer, JetBlue Contract Extension, FAA's ECG Policy

Rising women leaders in the aviation and aerospace industry are encouraged to apply to attend Women in Leadership: A Program for Emerging Leaders, a three-day professional development program hosted by Women in Aviation International and instruction by Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. This course will take place on Harvard’s Cambridge, Massachusetts, campus. United announced the graduation of its first group of zero-to-hero ab initio pilots from their United Aviate Academy. The class is the first to come from the Goodyear,

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Air India to Acquire Upwards of 495 New Airliners

Massive Deals with Boeing and Airbus Pending

In October 2022, India’s national air-carrier, Air India, was acquired by the Tata Group—a Mumbai-based Indian multinational conglomerate comprising 29 discrete, publicly-listed companies with a combined market capitalization of $311-billion. On 27 January 2023, for purpose of furthering the Tata Group’s aspiration to restore the airline’s reputation in India and overseas, Air India moved to finalize an agreement that would see its fleet revitalized with up to 495 new airliners.

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Aero-TV: In Praise of the NV3 Foundation

That Others May Fly

Founded by Colonel Sean David McClung, a 28-year disabled USAF/joint service veteran of the Cold War, Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Noble Eagle; Captain Stewart McQuillan, a disabled Royal Air Force veteran and instructor pilot; and Kristen Christy, a U.S. Department of Defense civic leader and Force for Change National Award winner, the National Veterans Vocational Village (NV3 Foundation) is a self-sustaining vocational training center and residential village that educates, employs, and houses disabled and injured veterans—to include those with invisible, psychological and emoti

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Airborne-NextGen 01.31.23: CA Drone Midair, Electra Aero, MightyFly

Also: Doroni 25 Unit Sale, Starlink At S Pole, Rocket Lab, Natilus Autonomous Cargo

The TSB of Canada has released its final report on their investigation of an August 2021 incident in which a police drone collided with a small, single-engine Cessna near the Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport. On 10 August 2021, while on final approach under day VFR conditions to YKZ’s Runway 15, a Cessna 172N—registration C-GKWL, collided with a DJI Matrice M210 RPA. The Cessna was crewed by a student pilot and a certified flight instructor. Electra.aero, Incorporated has been selected by the U.S. Air Force AFWERX innovation arm for a Strategic Funding

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Hartzell Engine Tech Granted FAA PMA

… for Robinson Helicopter Sky-Tec Starters

Formed in 2010 by Tailwind Technologies from assets of Kelly Aerospace Energy System, Hartzell Engine Technologies has evolved into a leading OEM supplier and aerospace technology concern. On 30 January 2023, the company announced it had received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its Sky-Tec HT (High Torque) starters for Robinson two-place R22 and four-place R44 light utility helicopters.

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Airborne 01.27.23: MASSIVE-SnF Innovation Preview!, Aerox Boomula, Brazil DA62s

Also: Gogo 5G Chip Passes, NTSB v Ethiopia, BizAv Slowdown, Nuclear Spacecraft Engine

The SUN ‘n FUN Aerospace Expo is proud to present, as the lead-in to the aviation year via its partnership with the Aero-News Network, the upcoming 2023 SUN ‘n FUN Innovation Preview. The aviation world is driven by new developments in technology and innovation... And focusing the entire Aero-Verse right at the start of 2023 on all that is cool, interesting, innovative, important, and pivotal is the ultimate aim of the 2023 SUN ‘n FUN Innovation Preview. Aerox Aviation Oxygen Systems LLC has brought to market a unique headset accessory to which it ha

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Crew Dragon Demo-2 Astronauts Honored

Medals for Honor for Honorable Mettle

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken will be awarded Congressional Space Medals of Honor during an afternoon ceremony on Tuesday, 31 January 2023. Hurley and Behnken will be honored for the bravery they demonstrated during NASA’s May 2020 SpaceX Demonstration Mission-2 (Demo-2) to the International Space Station. The ceremony will air on NASA Television, the agency’s website, and the NASA app, as well as the agency’s Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channels.

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Alaskan NG Wing Receives Refreshed F-16s

354th Fighter Wing Replaces 40-Year Old Aircraft with Updated 35-Year Old Aircraft

The 354th Fighter Wing accepted delivery of its first pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Alabama Air National Guard. A trickle of the aircraft will make their way up to Alaska's Eielson AFB throughout the year, replacing fighters assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron. While the jets are 'new' to the unit up north, they're still fairly aged when stacked against the roster of 5th generation aircraft they face down as aggressors. Each year, Red Flag and Northern Edge frequently pit the F-16s against F-22s and F-35s, nemeses the older block Falcons can struggle to compete against without sufficient modernization.

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National Flight Training Association Founded

In Service of Flight Training Organizations

Newly-founded to represent and safeguard the interests of U.S. professional flight training organizations, the Washington D.C.-based National Flight Training Association (NFTA) seeks to provide flight schools and aviation academies a unified voice by which to speak out on aerospace industry matters and legislation pertaining to such. The organization is led by CEO Lee Collins, a former airline pilot and flight training professional.

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Airborne 01.25.23: Blades Team To Quit, $outhwest Bucks, SAFE/Hoover Foundation

Also: Illinois Ultralight Symposium, CAU/MyGoFlight, APFAS To Picket, AirVenture Performers

Founded as a subsidiary of 2Excel Aviation, the Blades Aerobatic Team, for 17-years, was the only full-time civilian aerobatic team in the UK. The Blades team comprised eight pilots, including five full-time display performers, all of whom formerly served in the British Royal Air Force as members of the storied Red Arrows Aerobatic Team -- but they are shutting it all down. Southwest Airlines continues to live down the consequences of operational shortfalls that egregiously and irreparably disrupted the holiday travel plans of thousands of its passengers. The ai

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Airborne-Flight Training 01.26.23: SAFE/Hoover LF, School Rebuild, CA Hiring

Also: Navy T-6 Accident, IL Ultralight Symposium, BizAv Scheduler Certificate, UA Training Center

The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) has entered into a partnership with the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation and Aero-News. This will bring the wealth of knowledge held by SAFE through cooperation with Aero-News programming. Throughout the series, the career of legendary aviator Bob Hoover will function as a throughline between lessons and topics, touching on aspects of his lengthy career to impart CFI essentials. The First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI) flight training program remains open to students following a devastating 2022 fire that

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Honeywell Obtains First Batch of SAF

Phoenix Engine Development Facility to Ramp Up Testing of Next-Gen Blended Fuels

Honeywell received its first delivery of sustainable aviation fuel at its Phoenix Engines campus. The new fuel will allow Honeywell to kickstart development and production testing of upcoming auxiliary power units and engines at the site, as well as testing out units fresh from the field in their repair and overhaul facility. The SAF delivered was developed by World Energy of California using Honeywell’s UOP "Ecofining" technology.

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Smithsonian Recognizes Avidyne Glass Panel As A First

Certification Workhorse Added to Haas Exhibit as Landmark in Civilian Flight

Avidyne Corporation has been recognized for its work in advancing the state of avionics, with the placement of their Entegra Avionics in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The Entegra was groundbreaking for its use in the SR22, being the "first single-engine piston aircraft certified with an all-glass-panel flight deck". The Thomas W. Haas We All Fly exhibit will sport a 2002 SR22 aircraft among its wares. The aircraft, number N266CD, was the first such glass panel aircraft to be certified by the FAA with a full PFD (Primary Flight Display) / MFD (Multi-Function Display) combination. 

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Airborne-NextGen 01.24.23: DARPA X-Plane, VX4 eVTOL, HYSKY Society

Also: Hydrogen-Electric Engine, H3 Dynamics-Hylium, Hidden Level, Wisk Aero

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Aurora Flight Sciences a contract to build a full-scale demonstration aircraft under the auspices of the agency’s Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors (CRANE) project. Subject program aims to design, build, and flight-test a novel X-plane that incorporates Active Flow Control (AFC) as a primary design consideration. Vertical Aerospace has inked a deal with Japan's Marubeni Corporation for the reservation of 25 VX4 eVTOL aircraft. The deal saw a pre-delivery payment for the reservation of u

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NTSB Final Report: Piper PA-28-161

Pilot’s Controlled Flight Into The Ocean At Night

Analysis: While in cruise flight about 1,000 ft on a southbound heading over land in night visual meteorological conditions, the pilot requested flight following services and routing to the north “along the shoreline.” Air traffic control approved the request, issued the altimeter setting, and instructed the pilot to proceed offshore and “follow the shoreline northbound at or below 500 feet.” The pilot acknowledged the instructions and repeated the altimeter setting as the airplane began a descending left turn to the east.

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ANN FAQ: Contact Us (Updated)

Update: We've Moved!

Aero-News recently relocated its Global Headquarters from one aviation centric location... near Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine... to a spot near both Cecil Field and Herlong Airport. So ...for anyone needing to contact ANN via snail mail, here is our updated address: Aero-News Network 1335 Kingsley Ave., #831, Orange Park, FL, 32067. 863-299-8680

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.02.23)

“The Air Force is using a great opportunity to recapitalize investments made by the National Guard and upgrade the capabilities of the current Aggressor fleet. This is going to provide more capability and realism so that the aircraft and the pilots that are being trained here in the JPARC (Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex) can have a better adversary and they can train to a higher quality threat.” Source: Lt. Col. Chad Richards, 354th Operations Group deputy commander, as the 354th Fighter Wing accepted delivery of its first pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Alabama Air National Guard.

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February 01, 2023

Elektra Trainer Receives German Ultralight Certification

Ohm My!

Elektra Solar GmbH—the German designer and manufacturer of solar-electric powered aircraft and winner of both the Lindbergh Prize for Electric Aircraft and the Swiss eTrophy—announced on 31 January 2023 that its two-place, all-electric, training and towing aircraft, the Elektra-Trainer, had received ultralight certification from the German Ultralight Flight Association (DULV)—a representative agency of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV).

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U.S. Navy Awards Textron Multi-Engine Trainer Contract

T-54A to Supplant T-44 Pegasus

The U.S. Navy announced on 25 January 2023 that it had awarded Textron Aviation a single, firm-fixed-price contract to develop the T-54A Multi-Engine Training System (METS) aircraft. Subject airplane will provide advanced instrument and multi-engine training to student naval aviators selected for multi-engine aircraft operations. The base $113.1-million contract is for ten aircraft. The contract’s total value, including options, is $677.2-million for the procurement of up to 64 aircraft, with deliveries to commence in 2024 and continue through 2026.

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Russia to Stand Trial for 2014 Downing of Malaysian Airliner

E.U. Court Substantiates Dutch Allegations

The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear a case that could see Russia held responsible for the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has long asserted that Russia played a key role in subject disaster, alleging the region of eastern Ukraine over which Flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made Buk missile fired by pro-Russian separatists was—from 11 May 2014 up to at least 26 January 2022—under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation. In January 2023, the European Court of Human Rights ruled the Netherlands’ case admissible, stating: “the evidential threshold for the purposes of admissibility had been met in

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Rocket Lab's Virginia Mission Successful

Combined Company Output Placed at 130+ Launches Per Year After Inaugural Mission

Rocket Lab's 33rd Electron rocket launch was successful, starting off operations from its Virginia base on the right foot. The mission, “Virginia is for Launch Lovers”, lifted off at 18:00 eastern on January 24th from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) at Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (part of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility). The mission deployed a trio of satellites for radio frequency geospatial analytics provider HawkEye 360 for use as relays and and analysis platforms at 550 kilometers above the earth.

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FAA's ECG Policy Sees Reform

Updates to Electrocardiogram Approach Grant ME's More Latitude

The EAA has weighed in on changes to the FAA's standards on electrocardiogram (ECG) findings, complimenting it as part of a "pattern of positive reform". The change will help to minimize the hassles and diagnostics required for those with abnormal - but asymptomatic and acausal - ECG readings for medical applicants. The change should decrease the chances of an undue medical deferral. Class II and III medical holders are not subject to routine ECG testing, but a similar change was implemented for heart arrhythmias.

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Government Contractor Adds Selma, Alabama Facility

All-Around Training, Maintenance, and Support Location at Craig Field

Resicum International announced the start of a new training academy in Selma, Alabama. Resicum's work involves the usual breadth of general aviation services, which will be carried on by its new facility, over the next decade. The company will provide flight training, maintenance, and support to government, commercial and general aviation customers. Current contracts include support for the AH-64E Apache, USDA survey missions, and a range of Part 145 repair services. 

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Blackhawk Aerospace Composites Now Aerospace Composites Solutions

A Matter of Semantics

Blackhawk Aerospace Composites—the Morgantown, Kentucky-based aerospace composite design and manufacturing firm—announced on 30 January 2023 that it has rebranded and changed its name to Aerospace Composites Solutions (ACS). The company’s new appellation speaks to an expanded focus on niche aerospace and defense applications resultant of a latterly ownership change.

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Classic Aero-TV: Pure Aerial Precision - The Snowbirds at AirVenture 2016

From 2016 (YouTube Version): The Canadian Forces Snowbirds Can Best Be Described As ‘Elegant’…

EAA AirVenture 2016 was a great show and, in no small part, it was because of the participation of the 431 Air Demonstration Squadron from Canada - better known as the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Their appearance at AirVenture was a special treat, and that’s what this video is all about. There’s something about their performances that seems to stand out as being more than a presentation of military prowess; it also

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-32-301T

Accident Flight Was The First Flight After The Airplane Had Undergone Maintenance

On January 16, 2023, about 1242 central standard time, a Piper PA-32-301T, N8266D, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Kingfisher, Oklahoma. The pilot and certificated flight instructor were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)Part 91 instructional flight. According to witnesses, the airplane was seen trailing black smoke before it rolled over and dove into the ground. A witness provided cell phone video confirmed the presence of the black smoke and an explosion after impact.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.01.23)

Aero Linx: Civil Air Navigation Services Organization CANSO is the global voice of the air traffic management (ATM) industry and is shaping our future skies. We raise the bar on global ATM performance by connecting the ATM industry to share knowledge, expertise and innovation.

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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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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.01.23): State Aircraft

State Aircraft Aircraft used in military, customs and police service, in the exclusive service of any government or of any political subdivision thereof, including the government of any state, territory, or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia, but not including any government-owned aircraft engaged in carrying persons or property for commercial purposes.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.01.23)

"Unfortunately, there have been recent allegations that the ECG change was due to an ulterior, political motive... This is absolutely false, and the associated personal attacks on Dr. Northrup, a career public servant and U.S. Air Force veteran, are inexcusable. Given the criticism, often warranted, that aeromedical certification is too difficult in the United States, it is ironic that a change that removed a medically unnecessary barrier to easy certification has garnered controversy." Source: From an EAA statement responding to some of the internet rumor mills surrounding recent FAA medical decision-making.

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January 31, 2023

Skydiving Museum Seeks Assistants to Dig Through Archives

'Operation Packrat' Offers Chance to Crack Open Historic Crates With Your Own Two Hands

The Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame is seeking assistance with its 2nd Operation Packrat, running from April 4—7, 2023 at Sun Path Products, in Raeford, North Carolina. The Museum’s Curations Committee is looking for help in identifying, tagging, and storing hundreds of units of assorted parachute equipment, documents, film media and instruments that have been acquired over the last 4 decades of operation.

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Georgia's Douglas Airport Reports Avionics Theft

Suspect Makes Off with Valuable Electronics in Quiet Nighttime Grab

Every apron-parker's worst fear has come true for those operating out of the Douglas Municipal Gene Chambers Airport after an unidentified suspect pilfered "thousands of dollars' worth" of electronics. The anemic security offered by many vintage general aviation aircraft, and the costly state of replacement avionics is a stressful combination, one thankfully rare at most airports.

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First New Enstrom Helicopter Flies

Menominee Phenomenon

In May 2022 Surack Enterprises purchased storied helicopter marque Enstrom with the near-term aim of restarting parts production, and the longer-term objectives of resuming helicopter production and improving and updating the Enstrom fleet. Comes now January 2023, and Surack is actualizing its ambitions.

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Airbus Helicopter Arm Sees Return to 2019 Flight Levels

As Industry Recovers, Helicopters See Boost in Demand, Use

Airbus Helicopters capped off 2022 with 374 gross orders, and a net of 362. The firm says it highlights the ongoing market recovery with an "impressive" 216 light, single engine helicopters sold. Deliveries increased from 338 in 2021 to 344 in 2022, contributing to Airbus Helicopters’ preliminary 52% share of the civil and parapublic market. Airbus customers are back in the skies, too, with the brand's worldwide helicopter fleet logging hours on par with 2019 usage.

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NBAA Scholarships Awarded

Schedulers & Dispatchers Disburse $27,500 in Funding at SDC2023

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has announced the award of $27,500 in scholarship funds for continuing aviation education. The scholarships are offered in tandem with the NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee, who recognized the awardees at this year's  NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. The 2023 conference ran from January 24 to 26 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Reed Smith Weighs in on EASA Drone, VTOL Regs

Shifting Regulatory Landscape Expected as Industry Digests Rapid Advancement

Just before the end of 2022, the EASA published its rulemaking plans for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems and vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) use. Worldwide legal operation Reed Smith has published a brief on the subject, pointing out some classifications and changes.  

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NASA Speaks on SAF Developments

Sustainable Fuel Production Insufficient to Meet Government Goals by 2030

The NASA administrator has affirmed the Biden admin's support for sustainable aviation fuel, announcing a partnership with Boeing to create a single-aisle, SAF-powered aircraft. The Biden office has set a goal for the US to produce enough SAF to meet 100% of domestic jetA demand by 2050, when emissions from the industry are projected to make up a sizable proportion of the country's carbon emissions after decades of decarbonization in other sectors.

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Classic Aero-TV: Flying The Legends - Propel's Great Flying Star Wars Drones

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Fun and Fantasy through Drone Technology…

Drones come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re finding out that their design purpose is almost limitless. In this video we find a series of small drones that are based on the Star Wars movie series. While at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas in January 2017, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, talked with Jack Bishop, who is the Head Development Pilot for Propel RC. While these drones are obviously aimed at the market of fun and fantasy, the technology involved in their design and controllability is stunning. 

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NTSB Prelim: Eclipse Aerospace Inc EA500

When The Pilot Applied Brake Pressure The Airplane Did Not Appear To Significantly Decelerate And Started To Drift To The Left

On November 3, 2022, about 1915 mountain standard time, an Eclipse Aerospace EA500, N150NE, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Mesa, Arizona. The pilot and co-pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations part 91 post-maintence positioning flight. Both pilots reported that after an uneventful flight, they began configuring the airplane for the landing approach into the 5,100 ft-long 22L runway at Falcon Field Airport (KFFZ).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.31.23)

Aero Linx: The Stearman Restorers Association The Stearman Restorers Association is an independent “Not for Profit” 501C-3 Corporation dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and safe flying of Stearman Aircraft through the education of both members and the public. We are passionate about all models of Stearman biplanes. Originally founded in 1966, the SRA has almost 1500 members in 25 countries.

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ANN FAQ: Follow Us On Instagram!

Get The Latest in Aviation News NOW on Instagram

Are you on Instagram yet? It's been around for a few years, quietly picking up traction mostly thanks to everybody's new obsession with mobile photography. Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone - which has lent itself well to the news industry. Did you know that approx. 62% of adults in the United States get their news from social media? That’s more than you thought right! Aero-News Net

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.31.23): Precipitation Radar Weather Descriptions

Precipitation Radar Weather Descriptions Existing radar systems cannot detect turbulence. However, there is a direct correlation between the degree of turbulence and other weather features associated with thunderstorms and the weather radar precipitation intensity. Controllers will issue (where capable) precipitation intensity as observed by radar when using weather and radar processor (WARP) or NAS ground-based digital radars with weather capabilities. When precipitation intensity information is not available, the intensity will be described as UNKNOWN. When intensity levels can be determined, they shall be described as: LIGHT (< 26 dBZ) MODERATE (26 t

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.31.23)

“This was a critical milestone in our plan to not just bring back Enstrom, but to start to reinvent ourselves and the way we operate. It took all functions to focus on the objective. New supplier relationships, new machinists and fabricators and luckily many from prior years, better print definitions, a high standard of workmanship, and everyone onsite helping each other cross-functionally to bring us back online.” Source: Enstrom Chief Operating Officer Adam Richardson, celebrating the first flight of a new Enstrom since the company was brought back to life last year.  

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January 30, 2023

First Class of United GA Pilots Graduates from Arizona Facility

Fresh CFI in Hand, Inaugural Class of Aviate Pilots Heads to Instruct

United announced the graduation of its first group of zero-to-hero ab initio pilots from their United Aviate Academy. The class is the first to come from the Goodyear, Arizona location after United took over the luxurious training accommodations that served as Lufthansa's old stomping grounds, including their bespoke, private use ILS in the south practice area. The graduating class of 51 students will be the first bolus towards what United hopes will be an eventual - but optimistic - total of 5,000 by decade's end.

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Electric CH750 Takes Flight Under NUNCATS Development

Affordable Backcountry Courier Aims for Pole Position as Affordable Charity Aircraft

NUNCATS has seen the first flight of its Zenith CH750-based Electric Sky Jeep at the UK's Old Buckenham airport. The project aims to create an affordable, sustainable, electric courier aircraft to provide health service to remote communities all around the world. NUNCATS (No Unnecessary Novelty Community Air Transport Services) hopes to provide a stable, reliable form of backcountry transport for doctors, teachers and medical supplies with their affordable combination of a tried and true Chris Heintz Design and electric powertrain.

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Britten-Norman Obtains Type Certification for Tiny Twin Turboprop

High-Wing, Fixed Gear Islander on the Way to American Buyers

An exciting contender to the twin-engine turboprop commuter segment has just been typer certificated, with the British Britten-Norman Islander on its way to the states. The BN2T-4S Islander sports a pair of Rolls Royce model 250 engines on each of its high wings and storky fixed gear. The Islander has been approved by the UK's CAA and EASA, with progression on its type certificates in Canada and India. The new markets will greatly expand the reach of the BN2T-4S as a strong contender in the rough and tumble twin-engine turboprop market.

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Illinois Ultralight Symposium Set for Feb 25

Free Safety, Operations Education Event for Light Sport Aviators Enters 42nd Year

The Illinois Ultralight Advisory Council is holding the 2023 Ultralight/Light Sport Symposium this February, bringing together a variety of industry bodies and businesses to enhance safety and skill for pilots of all stripes. The symposium will be held in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics, the Federal Aviation Administration and their local Springfield FSDO.

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1st Block 70 F16 Takes Off From Greenville

New Manufacturing Facility Completes First Bahraini Viper

The first new production Block 70 F-16 took flight from Lockheed Martin's Greenville, South Carolina facility. The flight  marks the first completed F-16 made at the facility after moving production to Greenville from the older Fort Worth, Texas location. The test aircraft is the latest and greatest of the venerable old Falcon and the first of 16 jets bound for Bahrain. Demand for the F-16 may have surprised Lockheed after the move to Greenville, as global instability heats up the search for affordable, single-engine fighters around the world.

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Textron Reports Fourth Quarter 2022 Earnings

Finishing Strong—for the Most Part

On 25 January 2023, Textron Inc.—the Providence, Rhode Island-based American conglomerate and parent company of Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Bell Helicopter, Lycoming Engines, Pipistrel, Jacobsen, Kautex, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat snowmobiles, and Textron Systems—reported its fourth quarter 2022 earnings. The report cited increased company income from continuing operations of $1.07 per-share—compared to 2021’s fourth quarter adjusted income from continuing operations of $0.93 or $0.94 per-share. Textron’s full-year 2022 income from continuing operations was $4.01 per share—up from $3.30 in 2021.

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Classic Aero-TV: Jabiru's New J170-D - An Upgraded and Fine-tuned LSA

From 2016 (YouTube Version): The Airplane From Down Under Is A Proven Trainer…

Jabiru was one of the early light sport aircraft (LSA) brought into the U.S.A. when the sport pilot rules were initiated in 2004. They have long been popular for pilot training in Australia, and while at the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase 2016, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, found out more about a new model of Jabiru trainer that has been recently introduced to the U.S. Tom met up with Pete Krotje, who is the president of Jabiru North America which is located in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Krotje says the new Jabiru model is referred to as the J170-D and is a high

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NTSB Prelim: Embraer Executive Aircraft Inc EMB-505

(Airplane) Appeared To “Pull Up Steep,” Roll To The Left, And The Left Wing Impacted The Ground

On January 2, 2023, about 1135 mountain standard time, an Embraer EMB-505, N555NR, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Provo Municipal Airport, Provo, Utah. The pilot sustained fatal injuries, two passengers sustained serious injuries, and one passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A witness who was removing snow from the ramp area reported that the accident airplane was hangared near his location, and that the airplane remained hangared until 1055.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.30.23): Option Approach

Option Approach An approach requested and conducted by a pilot which will result in either a touch-and-go, missed approach, low approach, stop-and-go, or full stop landing. Pilots should advise ATC if they decide to remain on the runway, of any delay in their stop and go, delay clearing the runway, or are unable to comply with the instruction(s).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.30.23)

Aero Linx: Ercoupe Owners Club We fly an airplane that was the peak of pre-World War II development. It took more than a decade and a half before the features of the Ercoupe were the norm in civil aviation. Yet the industry finally  followed. The members of the Ercoupe Owners Club provide each other mutual support as we keep these classic aircraft in the air. Along the way, we've found that Coupe people are a little bit special, themselves. Please browse our site and enjoy.

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ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier

While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their Aero-News dropped into their e-mail boxes every day. Our new site makes that process even easier than before.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.30.23)

"I'm so proud of this first class of graduates – they've taken an important first step in their career and they reflect our commitment to hiring people who exceed the highest professional and safety standards. I look forward to eventually welcoming them to our United team and I can't wait to see them flying our new United Next planes in the years to come." Source: United CEO Scott Kirby, commenting as the airline announced the graduation of its first group of zero-to-hero ab initio pilots from their United Aviate Academy.

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January 29, 2023

Classic Aero-TV: Best Kept Heli-Secret??? - Cicaré at Heli-Expo 2017

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Cicaré Helicopter Displays SVH-4 Single-Seat Training Device At HAI…

Cicaré Helicopters displayed the SVH4 single-seat simulator training device at HAI 2017 in Dallas this year. Mike Creed, CEO, DEA General Aviation (USA/China) for Cicaré Helicopters, told Aero-News CEO and editor in chief Jim Campbell that the SVH-4 can be used by student pilots for up to 10 hours credit towards their FAA Private Pilot certificate.

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA46

Airplane Came To Rest Upright, And Both Wings Were Found Separated From The Fuselage

On January 17, 2023, about 1039 central standard time, a Piper PA-46-350P JetProp DLX airplane, N963MA, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Yoakum, Texas. The pilot and copilot sustained fatal injuries. Two passengers sustained fatal injuries and one passenger sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.29.23)

Aero Linx: The Beech Aero Club (BAC) The Beech Aero Club (BAC) is the international type club for owners and pilots of the Beech Musketeer aircraft and its derivatives, the Sport, Super, Sundowner, Sierra, Duchess and Skipper, aka Beech Aero Center aircraft. It traces its roots to the Spring of 1999 when James Fairhurst contacted Bob Steward for help in starting an e-mailing list for owners of the Beech Musketeer. James met Bob through the Grumman Gang, a similar mailing list for owners and pilots of Grumman aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.29.23): Obstacle

Obstacle An existing object, object of natural growth, or terrain at a fixed geographical location or which may be expected at a fixed location within a prescribed area with reference to which vertical clearance is or must be provided during flight operation.

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ANN FAQ: The Airborne Unlimited Partnership Initiative

New Products And Programs From The Leader In Aviation News Online

The Airborne Partnership Initiative, we call it the API, is a plan developed by ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, to build a synergistic, industry-wide, aviation/aerospace news program. Our aim is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.29.23)

“The G700 world tour was a tremendous success. We knew the aircraft would perform exceptionally well, and they exceeded even our own high expectations for both reliability and performance across a variety of routes. Showcasing the outfitted aircraft to our customers and prospects around the world bolstered the already strong demand we are seeing for the G700.” Source: From a  little bragging by Gulfstream CEO Mark Burns (but is it bragging, when it's true?) who discussed their recent G700 world tour.   

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A Special Note From ANN To Our Friends/Readers

Hi Folks... This is a special issue of the Propwash newsletter, dedicated only to its being a personal message from the ANN gang to you. I promise not to do this too often, but hope that I can impose on you for a few minutes in order to seek your continued support. We'd like to make one last pitch for book orders while they might affect the total print order. We have sent this book to the printer and are in pre-press prep right now (proofs expected today)... and the more we can add to the print tally, the more cost-effective our printing prices (per book) become. As you

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