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April 30, 2022

Airborne 04.29.22: Electric DA40, NTSB v Cirrus, Young Eagles Program

Also: Qatar A321neo Cancellation, Auterion & Drone Rescue Systems, GAO F-35 Report, Travel Demand  
Safran recently signed an agreement with Diamond Aircraft to provide an electric motor for the eDA40, an offshoot of the certified four-place DA40 aircraft. Pairing the popular DA40 with the smart ENGINeUS 100 electric motor is expected to deliver 130 kilowatts at maximum takeoff power.  Safran and Diamond expect certification of the electric motor by mid 2023 and basic EASA certification for the eDA40 by the end of 2023 or early 2024. Cirrus has goofed again. The NTSB has published a distressing report for Cirrus SR22T owners,  recommending action on a possible engine power loss on takeoff. In the report, they reference 6 separate

DJI Drones Hits Pause Button With Russia And Ukraine

Drone Manufacturer DJI Halts Business With Russia And Ukraine Citing ‘Reassessing Compliance Requirements’

In a statement issued earlier this week, drone maker DJI, a Chinese-based company indicated that it will temporarily halt business in Russia and Ukraine while they ‘internally reassess compliance requirements in various jurisdictions.’ This decision appears to be driven by the current hostilities between Russia and Ukraine. DJI added that they are not in favor of their products being used to cause harm. 

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Airborne 04.22.22: YouTube Aero-Idiot, Red Bull Plane Swap, Mask Mandate

Also: Airline Cuts, VoloCity Test Flight, Flight 3407 Family Condemnation, Embraer Expands

Youtuber and adrenaline chaser Trevor Jacob has had his private pilot certificate revoked, according to recent reports. Journalists contacted him to confirm a letter sent to him from the FAA that demanded he surrender his PPL or face civil penalties. In his email contact with the soon-to-be former pilot, Times reporter Eduardo Medina describes Jacob as seemingly unaware of the letter, asking where they had learned of the rescission. Long time boundary-pusher and skydiver Luke Aikins and Andy Farrington, members of the Red Bull Air Force crew, will attempt to exch

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Career Fair 30th April 2022 In Charlotte, NC

Charlotte NC Career Fair 30th April 2022 At The Bojangles Coliseum

The Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), in partnership with American Airlines, Piedmont Airlines, and a host of other aviation-related organizations, are hosting a Career Fair on Saturday 30 April 2022 from 10am to 2pm EDT at the Bojangles Coliseum, 2700 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205. The Coliseum is located off-airport approximately 12 miles east of CLT, so plan accordingly and dress for success! The recommended attire is Business Professional; it’s a good idea to take several copies of your resume.

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North Dakota Uses BVLOS Test Network for Utility Recovery

Harsh Weather Obtains Remote Inspection Services Using Vantis Network

The state's Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) has once again proven to be a fine investment, bringing a plethora of uncrewed aircraft operators into the state, perfectly poised to aid in case of emergency. This week, a round of severe weather brought blizzards, heavy snow, and icing across western North Dakota, hampering emergency services and embattling public works with harsh conditions and overwork. Governor Doug Burgum announced a joint release with NPUASTS that they would enlist UAS operators to survey rural areas, locating and assessing damage to utility infrastructure in order to triage recovery efforts. 

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S-52L Hummingbird Manufacturer Looking for Corporate Partner

Vertical Aviation Tech Eager to go from Experimental Kit Helicopter to Production Aircraft

Vertical Aviation Technologies has announced that it's on the hunt for a strategic partner for the manufacture of their Hummingbird S-52L helicopter. The S-52L is a 4-spot helo based on the older Sikorsky S-52 with a bevy of modifications, new tech, materials, and processes. The end result, Vertical says, is a much more modern, safe, and higher performing aircraft. Vertical acquired the engineering and flight test data from Sikorsky. Since 1991, they have offered the aircraft as an experimental kit helicopter, but a recent deal has made them the owner of the Type Certificate for the S-52.

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Maine Resolves To Build SpacePort

The Final Frontier: Maine Takes A Small Step Towards Space

The Maine Legislature in its 129th session resolved to establish the Maine Spaceport Complex Leadership Council hereafter referred to as “the council” which will comprise 15 or so members; appointed from the Maine Senate, Maine House of Representative, in-state entities (from the manufacturing, foundation, college/university, or non-profit researchers using satellite-based data), and lastly, representatives directly funded by the National Space Grant College/Fellowship Program.

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Doc Hits the Road for the B-29 History Restored Tour

Colorado, Utah, Washington, Nevada, and Arizona to Host Classic WWII Bomber 

The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum will be the first host to the rare airworthy B-29, "Doc", as part of its History Restored Tour. The Air and Space Museum will have the vintage bomber at its Exploration of Flight campus at Centennial Airport from May 6 to May 8, alongside a few more classic WWII aircraft. Those present will include a few North American aircraft, with a pair of P-51D Mustangs, a T-28, and an SNJ-5 Texan. The group will be rounded out by a Beech SNB-2, a Hawker Sea Fury, and additional aircraft expected to filter in as they complete other commitments. 

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Hartzell Exhibits Collection at Aero Friedrichshafen

Sustainable Aviation Discussions to be Held at German Trade Show with Propeller Showcase

Hartzell has announced some fresh exhibits for this year's AERO Friedrichshafen, with a bevy of propellers for traditionally fueled, electric, and hydrogen-powered aircraft on tap. Hartzell will have its contingent of propeller specialists on hand to hobknob and explain their product lineup, with personnel from sales, engineering and the C suite in tow. The company will take advantage of the show to wheel and deal with the European aviation industry in town for the event, taking full advantage of Aero Friedrichshafen.

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AUVSI Announces 2022 XCELLENCE Award Winners

AUVSI 2022 XCELLENCE Awardees Recognized For Achievements In Operations, Technology, And Innovation

On 27th April 2022, the Association of Uncrewed Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) announced the winners of its XCELLENCE Awards during the AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2022 in recognition of organizations and individuals who accomplished significant achievement in operations, technology and innovation in the uncrewed community.

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Utah Rotor Pathways Program Connects Students To Career Training

Utah Rotor Pathways Program Drops In At High School To Connect Students To Career Training

Last month, the Utah Rotor Pathway Program (URPP) hosted its first annual fly-in at the Granger High School, Valley City, Utah, introducing students to the world of vertical flight and career opportunities, thanks to the helicopter and industry goodies on display. To bring a measure of realism and put a face to the opportunities, various speakers, pilots, and mechanics were in attendance to share their experiences across numerous career fields, such as air ambulance, utility support, firefighting, flight training, and charters from industry organizations in Utah.

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Classic Aero-TV At SnF21: The Extra NG Pushes The Limits Of Aerobatic Capability

From SnF 2021 (YouTube Version): NG Stands For Next Generation...

Things could hardly be looking better for the aerobatic world’s latest monoplane King. Introduced at Oshkosh 2019, the Extra NG is Walter Extra’s pivotal effort to date. The largely carbon fiber airframe offers two seats in tandem, conventional gear, and stuffs 315 HP in the business end, all hauled along at cruise speeds as high as 200 knots. Built to be a performer, Walter did not ignore creature comforts in its design, knowing that aerobatics can be punish

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NTSB Prelim: Beech A35

Pilot 'Observed That The Fuel Pressure Dropped To Zero'

On March 6, 2022, about 1015 eastern standard time, a Beech A35, N764B, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Waco, Georgia. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that he was on a short cross-country flight when the engine began to lose power. He observed that the fuel pressure dropped to zero and attempted to regain power by hand-pumping the auxiliary fuel pump.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.30.22)

“Our mission with the B-29 Doc History Restored Tour is to tell the stories of the men and women who designed, built, flew and maintained these magnificent machines that helped deliver victory over oppression during World War II. We are dedicated to honoring the men and women who have served our nation, and who continue to fight to protect freedom at home and abroad.” Source:  Josh Wells, B-29 Doc executive director, noting how The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum will be the first host to the rare airworthy B-29, "Doc", as part of its History Restored Tour. 

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