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June 21, 2021

AUTOFLUG and Aviation Safety Resources Announce Strategic Agreement

Companies Create Strategy For Safety Systems for UAVs, Air Taxis and Advance Air Mobility

In a recent “virtual” signing ceremony, US based Aviation Safety Resources, Inc. (ASR) and Germany's AUTOFLUG GmbH signed a cooperation agreement in which the companies agreed on a long-term collaboration aimed at enhancing aviation safety. The agreements’ scope contains bundling capabilities and competencies in the development and commercialization of integrated emergency-recovery-and-rescue systems with focus on eVTOL for the Urban/Advanced Air Mobility (U/AAM) market. The characteristics of eVTOL pose major challenges for potential overall rescue systems: They must be lightweight, deploy rapidly and operate reliably during the critical ph

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Coast Guard Medevacs 2nd Hiker Near Saddle Mountain, OR

Coast Guard Chopper Rescues Injured Hiker With Broken Ankle

The Coast Guard medevaced a second hiker Saturday after a reported medical emergency near the top of Saddle Mountain. The hiker was reported to have what appeared to be a broken ankle. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received an agency assistance request from the Seaside Police dispatch. A Hamlet Fire and Rescue team was on scene with the hiker, but deemed it unsafe to reach and recover the woman on foot and requested Coast Guard helicopter assistance. A Sector Columbia River MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew arrived on scene at 5:48 p.m. A rescue swimmer deployed to conduct a hoist and medevaced the woman at 6:38 p.m.

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A1 Carbon and Blulink II Unveiled At AEA2021

Carbon A1 Is A Rugged But Lightweight 10 Ounce ANR Headset Offering

US-based Pilot Communications USA, after a highly visible and popular unveiling at the 2021 Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo, is presenting its next generation of versatile aviation ANR headsets and Bluetooth cockpit accessories to the international avionics industry. Pilot Communication USA's Carbon A1 is a rugged but lightweight 10 ounce, ANR headset offering carbon fiber strength, and detachable comm cord adapters for different headset configurations -- be they fixed-wing, helicopter or military, noise canceling electret microphone, leather ear seals, adjustable headband, flexible mic boom, auto-shut-off, dual volume control, mono-stereo capabilities, with a five year warranty.&n

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NTSB Prelim: Boeing A75N1 (PT17)

During The Initial Climb Out, The Airplane Stopped Gaining Altitude

On May 26, 2021, about 1430 pacific daylight time, a Boeing A75N1, N75016, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Frazier Lake Airpark (1C9), Hollister, California. The pilot and pilot-rated passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that, after he purchased the accident airplane, he sent the airplane to a local maintenance shop for an annual inspection. A couple of days later, the airplane was returned to service and the pilot received about a three-hour walkaround and preflight covering the details of the airplane. On the day of the accident, the p

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AD: Airbus Helicopters

AD 2021-12-05 Prompted By A Report Of Difficulties When Jettisoning The Co-Pilot Door During Non-Scheduled Maintenance

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Helicopters Model EC155B1 helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of difficulties when jettisoning the co-pilot door during non-scheduled maintenance. This AD requires a functional check of the pilot and co-pilot door jettisoning system and corrective actions if necessary, as specified in a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective July 20, 2021. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by refere

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AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

AD 2021-11-18 Continues To Require The Actions Required By AD 2019-03-10

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2019-03-10, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A300 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes). AD 2019-03-10 required repetitive detailed visual inspections of the main landing gear (MLG) leg components and replacement of the MLG leg if cracked components are found. This AD continues to require the actions required by AD 2019-03-10. For certain airplanes, this AD also requires modification of the MLG hinge arm by installing improved MLG hinge arm/barrel pins; an out-of-roundness check of r

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.21.21)

Aero Linx: Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong Welcome to the homepage of the Civil Aviation Department (CAD). Established in 1946, the CAD moves with the times and unswervingly strives to maintain a safe, efficient and sustainable air transportation system over some 70 years. From here you can learn about our work in different respective areas. Hong Kong is an international aviation hub.  Apart from the regulatory role in aviation safety, the CAD also provides air navigation services for the flights at the Hong Kong International Airport and in the Hong Kong Flight Information Region.  We

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.21.21): Published Instrument Approach Procedure Visual

Published Instrument Approach Procedure Visual Segment A segment on an IAP chart annotated as “Fly Visual to Airport” or “Fly Visual.” A dashed arrow will indicate the visual flight path on the profile and plan view with an associated note on the approximate heading and distance. The visual segment should be flown as a dead reckoning course while maintaining visual conditions.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.21.21)

“Our goal is to provide a fully integrated safety solution. It’s not a question of whether accidents will occur in this developing AAM market, but how serious they will be. Fatalities, especially in the early stages will not only have an extremely negative impact on public acceptance, but can also set back the development of the entire market by years and devastate aircraft manufacturers and operators alike." Source: Larry Williams, president and CEO of Aviation Safety Resources, in comments mde following an agreement reached between ASR and AUTOFLUG GmbH.

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