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Sat, Feb 04, 2023

Insurance App Released for Drone Operators

AirModo Provides Hourly/Annual Policies to Cover Uncrewed Aircraft

A new instant drone insurance app allows uncrewed aircraft system operators to purchase either hourly or annual policies to protect their investment. Aviators of all stripes are no stranger to insurance, but the relatively low cost of hobby and enterprise UAVs has precluded the use of specialty insurance to cover them in case of accidents. AirModo takes a high-speed approach to insurance, allowing the installation of an application on iOS or Android platforms.

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Sat, Feb 04, 2023

JetBlue Pilots Nail 2-Year Contract Extension

Negotiations Nab 21.5% Pay Rate Increase Over 18 Months

JetBlue Airways have approved a 2-year contract extension after months of negotiations. The group, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association,(ALPA), "overwhelmingly" approved the extension, gaining them a compensation increase of 21.5 percent over 18 months. The deal will include a number of smaller monetary improvements. Ultimately, 95 percent of eligible pilots participated, with 75 percent voting in favor of ratifying the tentative agreement reached in December.

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Sat, Feb 04, 2023

Classic Aero-TV: Upgrading A Classic LSA – New Features For The RANS S7 Courier

From 2015 (YouTube Version): One Of Our Favorite Tandem Taildraggers Continues to Evolve... Delightfully

While at Sun ‘n Fun 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, visited the RANS Aircraft site to find out what the new upgrades are on the RANS S7. To get an answer for this question, he talked with RANS CEO, Randy Schlitter. As a kit-built, tandem-seating taildragger, The RANS S7 has already made a reputation for itself as being a utilitarian type of airplane. Schlitter says there have been about 10 major improvements made to what was already a good airplane. He added that all the improvements make it a simpler airplane to build.

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Sat, Feb 04, 2023

NASA to Study Startlingly Valuable Asteroid

The Cold [Cash] of Space

In October 2023,  NASA will launch a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket containing sensitive scientific equipment to Psyche—an asteroid valued at a scarcely-believable sum of money. NASA sets forth that the rocket’s outbound journey to the asteroid will span some 42-months. Upon arriving at Psyche, the spacecraft will commence a 21-month study by which NASA hopes to glean an understanding of the massive asteroid’s structure and history.    

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Sat, Feb 04, 2023

NTSB Prelim: Kaman Aerospace Corp K-1200

Helicopter Experienced A Partial Loss Of Engine Power

On January 24, 2023, about 1300 Pacific standard time, a Kaman Aerospace Corp, K-1200 helicopter, N202WM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Sweet Home, Oregon. The pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 external load flight. The pilot reported that while returning to the designated log landing zone with a log about 200 ft above ground level (agl), the helicopter experienced a partial loss of engine power.

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Sat, Feb 04, 2023

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.04.23)

Aero Linx: AviAssist Foundation Supporting African Aviation Safety -- We have been leading, building and supporting effective and affordable safety promotion for the African aviation industry since 1995. AviAssist is an independent, international, and impartial non-profit, championing the cause of aviation safety in Africa.

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Sat, Feb 04, 2023

ANN FAQ: Airborne Partnership Initiative Partner Input

It's A Collaboration, And We Want To Hear From YOUR Organization

It is no longer enough, in our view, to build a successful business... but to build a successful structure by which this business (and our valued partners) can collectively have a positive impact on the industry that wasn’t possible, individually.

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Sat, Feb 04, 2023

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.04.23)

“This contract extension provides unprecedented pay increases for JetBlue pilots across the board and recognizes the contributions of JetBlue pilots to the success of this airline, including the planned merger with Spirit Airlines. As JetBlue pursues this merger, this agreement protects the career expectations of JetBlue pilots while the market for pilots rises.” Source: Capt. Chris Kenney, chair of the JetBlue unit of ALPA, as JetBlue Airways approved a 2-year contract extension after months of negotiations.

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Fri, Feb 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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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

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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