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September 17, 2021

Aero-TV: ANN Visits Wings Over The Rockies Exploration Of Flight

Colorado Campus Offers  aVariety Of Aerospace Entertainment And Education

Wings over the Rockies Exploration of Flight is the second location for the Wings Over The Rockies Museum. ANN spoke with Keith Palmer, the Director of Operations at WOTR Exploration of Flight to find out what this campus offers to the community. “The goal was to build something on the airfield, so that we could start teaching kids, our next generation, up close, personal, touching aircraft and seeing working aircraft. These are not museum pieces. Everything at the Exploration of Flight Campus is a working, functional aircraft,” Palmer explained. “We have multi

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Steve Dickson To Be Keynote Speaker At NBAA

The Event Welcomes Dickson Back To Share Insights

The National Business Aviation Association reveals that FAA Administrator Steve Dickson will be a Day One Keynote speaker at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, which takes place in Las Vegas, NV on October 12-14, 2021. “NBAA is pleased to welcome once again Administrator Dickson to NBAA-BACE,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “His insights into issues that impact business aviation, such as safety, sustainability, diversity and innovation, are always of the utmost interest to our attendees.”

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B-2 Stealth Bomber Damaged During Emergency Landing Incident

Details are Limited, No Injuries Reported

The Air Force is investigating the emergency landing of a B-2 stealth bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri on September 14th. An Air Force Global Strike Public Affairs unit said the aircraft had to land around 12:30 a.m. after an "in-flight malfunction" during a routine training mission. "There were no personnel injuries and no fire associated with the landing," said Jennifer Greene, a spokeswoman for Air Force Global Strike Public Affairs. "The incident is under investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available." The exact circumstances surrounding the bomber’s landing and the extent of the damage remain unclear. 

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Daher’s Contract With French Ministry For The Armed Forces Renewed

A Seven Year Extension Has Been Issued On the Operational Support Agreement

Daher reveals a seven year extension of its full operational support contract for TBM 700 very fast turboprop aircraft, operated under the French Ministry for the Armed Forces. The fleet that exists under the contract includes 26 TBM aircraft, based in mainland France that are used by the military for air mobility and training sessions. “The French Ministry for the Armed Forces is a demanding client that always has pushed us towards excellence, especially in challenging times,” commented Nicolas Chabbert, the Senior Vice President of Daher’s Aircraft Division.

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4AIR Launches First Interactive Sustainable Aviation Fuel Map for Business Jets

Map Shows Where To Locate Sustainable Aviation Fuel 

4AIR has launched an interactive map to show private jet owners and operators where to find Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The map seeks to address the difficulties in locating SAF, due to limited distribution and fragmented marketing. “Sustainable Aviation Fuel is an efficient and effective way to reduce the impact private jets have on climate change,” said Kennedy Ricci, 4AIR’s president. “This is the single best way for aviators to find this climate-beneficial fuel. And, by making it easier to find SAF, we hope to promote its use and expand its availability.”

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Boeing Publishes 10 Year Market Outlook

Forecasts Include $9 Trillion Aerospace Market Opportunities

Boeing forecasts $9 trillion aerospace market opportunities in commercial, defense and services over next decade. The annual report is Boeing's analysis of long-term market dynamics. Over the next decade, the 2021 BMO shows $9 trillion addressable market, which is an increase from $8.5 trillion in 2020. The 2021 Boeing Market Outlook commercial airplanes and services are showing signs of recovery, while the global defense, space and government services markets have remained stable.

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The Spanish Air Force Receives Its First PC-21

Pilatus To Deliver 24 PC-21s by June 2022

Through the General Directorate of Armament and Material, The Spanish Ministry of Defence delivered to the Spanish Air Force, the Ejército del Aire, its first PC-21. The 792 Squadron, the Basic Training School in the Spanish Air Force Academy, will integrate the aircraft. Pilatus will deliver a total of 24 PC-21s to Spain by June 2022. Pilatus won the contract with the PC-21 in 2020. The first PC-21 was handed over in San Javier on September 14, 2021.

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Airborne 09.13.21: Jetpack Sale!, Virgin Delayed, Last Doolittle Raider

Also: Top Gun Sequel, ThrustSense STCs, Inspiration4 Crew Arrives, King Air 360/360ER And 260

California's JetPack Aviation has made their first sales, following through on the plan that the JB-Series jetpacks would go on sale one day. The company announced its very first jetpack sales: two JB-12 units, which sold for US$400,000 apiece to an "undisclosed military customer in South-East Asia," deliverable within about six months. The JB-12 will weigh in at 105 lbs. It'll max out at 528 lb of thrust, and be capable of speeds up to 120 mph. Images of the JB-12 jetpack itself are classified at the moment, but like the current model JB-11, it uses three sma

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Airborne-Flight Training 09.09.21: VAX Mandates, Adaptive Paragliding, Piedmont

Also: Whirly-Girls 2022, USAF VAX, MSU and McAir Aviation, Pilot Peer Support

Alaska and Horizon Airlines are requiring full vaccination by the date of hire for new employees. They will also stop quarantine pay to unvaccinated employees that contract COVID-19. Alaska employs around 23,000 people. “In addition, current unvaccinated employees who become exposed to or infected with COVID-19, will no longer be paid for their quarantine time," the airline said. “We appreciate every employee who has put in the effort to get vaccinated, and we continue to encourage our employees to get the vaccine.” A Utah based organization called Project A

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 172E

Just Prior To Lifting The Nose For Takeoff, He And His Passenger Heard A Noise

On September 2, 2021, about 1130 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 172E airplane, N3965S, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Enterprise Airport, Enterprise, Oregon. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot stated that that just prior to lifting the nose for takeoff, he and his passenger heard a noise and felt a bump that was different from the normal sounds made when taking off from a grass strip. After departing the airport, they visually checked the main landing gear which appeared normal.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.17.21)

Aero Linx: The German Business Aviation Association The German Business Aviation Association e. V. (GBAA) represents the interests of Business Aviation companies involved in the value chain and is a competent contact for policy makers. We represent companies like commercial operators, corporate aviation and ambulance flight operations, aircraft manufacturers, maintenance and finance companies as well as many other service providers from the aviation industry. In total, our members have a fleet of more than 150 aircraft of various sizes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.17.21): Remote Communications Air/Ground Facility

Remote Communications Air/Ground Facility An unmanned VHF/UHF transmitter/receiver facility which is used to expand ARTCC air/ground communications coverage and to facilitate direct contact between pilots and controllers. RCAG facilities are sometimes not equipped with emergency frequencies 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.17.21)

"As our industry recovers and continues to adapt to meet new global needs, we remain confident in long-term growth for aerospace. We are encouraged by the fact that scientists have delivered vaccines more rapidly than imaginable and that passengers are demonstrating strong confidence in airplane travel." Source: Boeing Chief Strategy Officer Marc Allen, in comments made as Boeing forecasts $9 trillion aerospace market opportunities in commercial, defense and services over next decade. The annual report is Boeing's analysis of long-term market dynamics.

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