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October 21, 2022

Airborne 10.21.22: Starlink Flies!, BizAv Foreca$t, Wireless Tire Pressure Gauge

Also: flyExclusive Buy, Gulfstream Savannah, 3,500km+ Drone Flight, Airbus ACJ SAF
 
SpaceX has launched the aeronautical version of its Starlink internet service, offering high-speed, low-latency internet for aircraft at a low, low price of…$12,500 to $25,000 per month. While the service may seem somewhat exorbitant to the average person’s internet service, the world of business aviation is a different ecosystem entirely, and Starlink Aviation’s pricing is not too far from the average in the sector. Honeywell's 31st Annual Global Business Aviation Outlook delivered promising news, showing strong demand for business jets through 2032. The Outlook showed $274 billion worth of aircraft over 8,400 deliveries. From 2023 to 2032, that represe

Parker Meggitt Unveils Long-Range Wireless Tire Pressure Gauge

iPress Soon to be Available for Cessna, Beechcraft Aircraft

Parker Meggitt has announced iPress, a long-range, wireless tire pressure monitor for general aviation aircraft using their new WTPS. Out of the gate, the system will be available for a range of Cessna and Beechcraft products thanks to their Textron manufacture. Meggitt worked alongside the company to ensure integration with the Textron Aviation Service app for smartphones and tablets, allowing owners and operators an easy, no-stress way to track the state of their tires from afar without manual checks.

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Universal Avionics Completes Aperture System

Series Production Begins for Visual Data Integration System

Universal Avionics has announced the completed development of its Aperture visual data management solution, now moving on to production. The Aperture system has been an object of interest for a major avionics OEM, and Universal says it’s just the first of many to express interest in its capabilities. Soon, the initial product line will be released to the public, with factory installations on new aircraft in development as part of a factory flight deck offering. 

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Honeywell Forecast Shows Strong Growth in Business Aviation

31st Annual Global Business Aviation Outlook Projects 8,500 Jet Deliveries for $274 Billion Over Coming Decade

Honeywell's 31st Annual Global Business Aviation Outlook delivered promising news, showing strong demand for business jets through 2032. The Outlook showed $274 billion worth of aircraft over 8,400 deliveries. From 2023 to 2032, that represents a 15% improvement in expenditures over the same forecasted period made 10 years prior. New bizjet deliveries in 2023 are expected to be 17% higher than  2022, with expenditures 20%.

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Starlink Aviation Launches Service

350 Mbps Speeds and Unlimited Data Heads Up the In-Flight Internet Competition Once Again

SpaceX has launched the aeronautical version of its Starlink internet service, offering high-speed, low-latency internet for aircraft at a low, low price of…$12,500 to $25,000 per month. While the service may seem somewhat exorbitant to the average person’s internet service, the world of business aviation is a different ecosystem entirely, and Starlink Aviation’s pricing is not too far from the average in the sector. The service itself is highly competitive, entering the market with a top speed of 350 Mbps among an industry still lagging behind with regular broadband speeds from 20 to 100 mbps.

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Airborne 10.12.22: Flying Car Race, Alaska GPS Routes, HondaJet Elite

Also: Kargo UAS, Gray Eagle 25 Modernized, Disney's Gulfstream, Aura Aero

In autumn 2022, history was made on the salt-flats of South Australia when Airspeeder pilot Zephatali Walsh beat fellow-competitor Fabio Tishcler in the frenetic, inaugural EXA remotely-piloted race. The race occasioned the first instance in which the two pilots were given license to press their 4.1-meter-long eVTOL machines to the utmost in a blade-to-blade, fully-competitive remote race setting. The race took place over a one-kilometer digital sky-track, with the competition playing out in two sessions. Just in time for the start of 'serious' weather, the FAA is publishing 54 G

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Airborne-Flight Training 10.13.22: LIFT/IWU Partnership, AMCC 3.0, Balloon Champ

Also: GPS-Guided Routes, Bombardier Donates, IASS22 Agenda, NM State PD Av Unit Settles

Indianapolis’s Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy has announced a partnership with Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) by which the two institutions seek to create new didactic and practical career pathways for aspiring commercial pilots. In autumn 2022, students will be able to combine LIFT’s flight training and IWU’s academic curricula to contemporaneously earn two and four-year college degrees and commercial pilot certificates. The Aviators Model Code of Conduct (AMCC) Version 3.0 has been released by the Aviators Code Initiative (ACI).

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Gogo Boosts ANN NBAA Coverage At 5G Speeds!

Gogo AVANCE is Business Aviation’s Only True Technology Platform

In 2018 Gogo introduced the AVANCE connectivity platform and the new technology represented a paradigm shift for inflight connectivity in business aviation. Since that time, AVANCE has been so well received that others in business aviation have caught the “platform” bug. You see it in ads, marketing content, and sales pitches. Many technology players in business aviation are talking about the “latest and greatest platform” or “our new and improved (insert buzzword) platform.” But what, specifically, is a technology platform? What does it do and what benefits must it provide to warrant that term?

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Schiebel Demonstrates Camcopter S-100

UAV Demonstrated as Anti-Sub, Surveillance, and Cargo Drone

Schiebel and Thales recently demonstrated their ASW/ISR-equipped Camcopter S-100 at Dynamic Messenger 2022 in Portugal. The demonstrations were undertaken as a part of a larger NATO exercise showcasing the latest and greatest in uncrewed defense systems with a particular focus on real-world efficacy and application. Schiebel approached the issue with a slightly different bend, showing off their Camcopters antisubmarine capabilities instead of the usual routine focusing on UAS ISR performance. 

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power Provide NBAA Coverage

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power

NBAA-BACE 2022 Booth #2469 

Lock in the Fastest, Most Efficient USB Charging with New, 100-Watt Chargers

True Blue Power 100-watt MAX USB Chargers will be on display in the True Blue Power and Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics booth, #2469, throughout NBAA-BACE, October 18 – 20 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

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Gulfstream Announces Savannah Facility Expansion for Next-Gen Aircraft

Gulfstream Kicking Production Up a Notch to Meet Expected Demand

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced an impending expansion of its Savannah, Georgia aircraft and wing manufacturing facility to meet expected customer demand of the next-gen Gulfstream G400. The 262,000 square-foot expansion will add dedicated space for G400 production and wing lines, with additional room devoted to  material delivery and distribution areas. The expansion also augments ongoing growth at Gulfstream’s wing production facility adjacent to the G400, G500 and G600 manufacturing building.

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Classic Aero-TV: The PB4Y-2 Privateer - A Priceless Aero-Treasure

From 2015 (YouTube Version): Oshkosh Reveals Many Treasures... Including Old Warbirds Full Of History

While at EAA AirVenture 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, ventured out to visit the warbirds and was attracted to a large four engine aircraft that is a variation of the World War II Consolidated B-24. It turns out to be the world’s only flyable PB4Y-2, Privateer, which is a U.S. Navy version of the B-24. To get the full scoop about the airplane, Tom talked with Boyd Gallaher, who is the pilot of the aircraft. Gallaher first becam

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Demand for Used Business Aircraft Continues to Rise

Despite Increasing Sales, Overall Fleet Quality Rating Remains “Excellent”

Asset Insight has published their 3rd quarter 2022 Market Report covering recent developments in the pre-owned business aircraft market, marking a continued increase in demand despite greater economic bumps in other markets. Inventory for used aircraft has continued to rise since March 2022 while lagging below 2021 levels for the same time period in each category of aircraft. Fleet-wide, inventory increased by more than 11%, while the average Ask Price rose by 8.9% to a 12-month peak.

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NTSB Prelim: Zenith CH 750

During The Takeoff Roll He Noticed That “Something Felt Wrong”

On September 22, 2022, about 1210 eastern daylight time, an experimental, amateur-built Zenith CH 750, N2992W, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Cincinnati Municipal Airport (LUK), Cincinnati, Ohio. The private pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, during the takeoff roll he noticed that “something felt wrong.”

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.21.22)

Aero Linx: The American Aviation Historical Society The American Aviation Historical Society was founded in 1956 as a non-profit ( 501.3.c. ) educational organization.  The primary objective of the organization is the preservation and dissemination of the rich heritage of American aviation.  The Society maintains an extensive collection of books, documents and photographs that are available to researchers and aviation enthusiasts on a wide variety of American aviation history.  The AAHS publishes an outstanding quarterly Journal and informative AAHS FlightLine that provides information into interesting and often little known facts associated with American aviation.&nb

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.21.22): Offshore/Control Airspace Area

Offshore/Control Airspace Area That portion of airspace between the U.S. 12 NM limit and the oceanic CTA/FIR boundary within which air traffic control is exercised. These areas are established to provide air traffic control services. Offshore/Control Airspace Areas may be classified as either Class A airspace or Class E airspace.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.21.22)

“This planned expansion is part of our long-term strategic plan and investment strategy we envisioned to accommodate our next-generation family of aircraft. We intentionally designed these aircraft and facilities with a range of commonalities to increase operational efficiency and flexibility. This strategy, combined with the investments we’ve made in advanced precision manufacturing, allow Gulfstream to achieve industry-leading quality and consistency.” Source: Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, discussing their impending expansion of its Savannah, Georgia aircraft and wing manufacturing facility to meet expected customer demand of the next-gen Gulfstream G400. 

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