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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

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 Twin Otter.

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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

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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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

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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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

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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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

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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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

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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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

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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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

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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Fri, Feb 03, 2023

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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