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July 23, 2021

Rotax Kills Production Of 2-Stroke Rotax 582 UL Aircraft Engine

Nonetheless; Will Continue To Provide Technical Service For All Existing Rotax 582 Ul Customers

BRP-Rotax announced that it will stop the production of the legendary 2-stroke Rotax 582 UL aircraft engine by end of 2021. This decision has been taken considering the nearly full transition of the light and ultralight aircraft market towards 4-stroke aircraft engines. “The Rotax 582 UL engine is the last 2-stoke aircraft engine in series production and was definitely part of our company success in the past,” said Peter Oelsinger, General Manager BRP-Rotax/Member of the Management Board, Vice President Sales, Marketing RPS-Business & Communications. “The decision however reflects the market reality. Almost 100% of the customers de

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FAA Approves Removal of AI with Install of Single Aspen Pro MAX PFD

Approval Allows Aircraft Owners To Clean Up Their Panel With The Latest Aspen Glass

Aspen Avionics has confirmed that the FAA has approved changes to the backup instrument requirements with the installation of Aspen’s Evolution EFD1000 Pro MAX PFD. The approval allows aircraft owners to remove the attitude indicator when installing a single Evolution EFD1000 Pro MAX PFD with the latest released software (v2.11) and the new extended duration battery. A turn and bank indicator along with airspeed and altimeter must be retained as the three required backups.

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Aero-TV At SnF21: Aviation Safety Resources Expands Its Parachute Empire

ASR Takes Over The Iconic Strong Enterprises Parachute Operation

Aviation Safety Resources has acquired Strong Enterprises, turning them into one of the world’s parachute technology powerhouses overnight. In addition to announcements in which ASR chutes will be included in a number of new airframes, the strong deal is a massive development in the civil, commercial, and military segments. ASR reached an agreement with Marcie LaVanway to acquire 100% of the stock of Strong Enterprises -- who designs, engineers, tests, and manufactures complete parachute systems.

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ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2021 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

E-I-C Note: It seems that 2020 may truly be behind us and that 2021 presents us with an opportunity to come together once again and rebuild the aviation world in the wake of a global pandemic that did a lot of damage to us all. Oshkosh, to us, seems the perfect place to get started on all that... and so ANN is putting EXTRA effort and resources into our coverage of Oshkosh 2021... just a little over 70 days hence. We are now starting the process to seek talented stringers to help us present Oshkosh and the sport and general aviation community to the world around us. If you ever thought about joining us, this is THE year

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Gulfstream Exceeds 500 In-Flight Connectivity Service Installations

Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX Available On Large-Cabin Gulfstream Aircraft

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced it has surpassed 500 installations of the Inmarsat Jet ConneX in-flight connectivity platform on large-cabin aircraft. The robust Wi-Fi solution is available on new aircraft and can be retrofitted on qualifying existing aircraft. “Gulfstream owners expect a seamless transition from life on the ground to life on their aircraft, making connectivity essential,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “This milestone illustrates our commitment to performance with high-speed connectivity and increased productivity, allowing our aircraft to truly be offices in the skies. As the industry leader in Jet ConneX installations,

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Aviation Safety Resources Completes Agreement w/Advanced Blast&Ballistic System

Companies Join Forces To Address Safety Issues For eVTOL Aircraft

Aviation Safety Resources announced a strategic alliance agreement with Advanced Blast and Ballistic Systems ( The agreement launches a joint effort to further develop the next generation of AEPRS and reduce the costs which both ABBS and ASR would otherwise have to invest independently. ASR will benefit from the in-depth knowledge and world-leading rocket and initiation systems expertise within the extended ABBS operation, which has been developed by previous work on rocket motors used in armored vehicle mine protection systems. Both parties remain independently owned and operated.

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Coast Guard MH-60 Conducts Long Distance Medevac

Took Place Approximately 223 Miles Southeast Of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

The Coast Guard medevaced a man from motor vessel CL Yingdu, approximately 223 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras on Saturday. Watchstanders from the U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District command center received notification that a man aboard the vessel was suffering from an eye injury and needed medical attention. The command center consulted with a U.S. Coast Guard flight surgeon who recommended medical evacuation. An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules aircraft from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City were dispatched.

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FAA Launches Brief Campaign to Encourage ATC App's from Women, Minorities

Application Window Is Only Open July 30 to Aug 2nd

Ahead of an upcoming open application window to become an air traffic control specialist, the Department of Transportation's FAA has launched a week-long campaign to encourage more applications from women, minorities, and individuals from underrepresented communities. The campaign will feature current air traffic controllers and FAA leaders sharing their stories in media interviews, on social media, during Instagram Live conversations, and on other platforms. The FAA will also engage with diverse organizations to get the word out and has created a digital toolkit for groups to use.

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NTSB Prelim: Piper AEROSTAR 600

Shut Down The Right Engine To Preserve The Remaining Fuel To Make It To The Airport

On July 1, 2021, about 1920 central daylight time, a Piper Aerostar 600, N10HK, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Wichita, Kansas. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported to air traffic control, about five miles north of the Colonel James Jabara Airport (AAO), Wichita, Kansas, that the two Lycoming IO-540 engines were having issues after lowering the flaps to slow down the airplane for entry into the traffic pattern at AAO. The pilot raised the flaps thinking that the fuel ports may have been uncovered and he t

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AD: Dassault Aviation Airplanes

AD 2021-14-04 Requires Replacement Of Certain ANCRA Seat Tracks With Certified (Brownline) Seat Tracks

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 7X airplanes and Model FALCON 2000EX airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that non-certified ANCRA seat tracks were installed on some airplanes and that those seat tracks might not sustain required loads during an emergency landing. This AD requires replacement of certain ANCRA seat tracks with certified (Brownline) seat tracks, as specified in a European Union 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 August 26, 2021.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.23.21)

Aero Linx: The American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists The Society is a non-profit organization created to serve as a voice for and represent the professional needs of Aerospace Medicine specialists in the United States. The Society is a constituent organization of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA). Members are specialists in the field of Aerospace Medicine dedicated to the advancement of aviation and space medicine.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.23.21): Ground Controlled Approach

Ground Controlled Approach A radar approach system operated from the ground by air traffic control personnel transmitting instructions to the pilot by radio. The approach may be conducted with surveillance radar (ASR) only or with both surveillance and precision approach radar (PAR). Usage of the term “GCA” by pilots is discouraged except when referring to a GCA facility. Pilots should specifically request a “PAR” approach when a precision radar approach is desired or request an “ASR” or “surveillance” approach when a nonprecision radar approach is desired.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.23.21)

“This is a game-changing development for aircraft owners looking for an affordable, full-featured primary flight display while allowing removal of outdated mechanical attitude indicators. We are cleaning up panels while reducing our customer’s maintenance cost and giving them some extra weight savings as well." Source: Scott Smith, director of sales for Aspen Avionics, following an FAA decision that allows changes to the backup instrument requirements with the installation of Aspen’s Evolution EFD1000 Pro MAX PFD.

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