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October 11, 2021

Aero-TV At XPO21: Aloft Ai Profiles Their Drone Pilot Support System

Aloft Has Enhanced Its Functionality And Added Features To Match A Constantly Evolving Industry

All-in-one UAS support specialist Aloft Ai offers a suite of tools to assist drone operators with all portions of their flight, assisting with pre-flight planning, airspace authorizations with LAANC, checklist compliance, risk assessment, Dynamic Airspace, and user credential tracking. These features are available on their new web interface at as well as their mobile apps for iOS and Android.

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Global Medical Response Orders 21 New Airbus Helo's--H125, H130 and H135 Series

Options To Include Up To An Additional 23, Bringing The Total Order Potential Up To 44

Global Medical Response (GMR) will add a total of 21 Airbus helicopters from the H125, H130 and H135 families to its growing air medical fleet, with options to include up to an additional 23 helicopters, bringing the total order potential up to 44 helicopters. “We fly a variety of Airbus products, but the main thing they have in common – and the most important thing we look for in our critical care transport solutions – is reliability,” said Rob Hamilton, president of the GMR Alliances Group. “Our Airbus fleet allows us to respond quickly and transport critical patients with the appropriate level of care to give them the absolute be

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Textron Expands Service Network in Germany

Stuttgart Becomes Satellite Service Center

Continuing efforts to further hone its service capabilities in Europe, Textron Aviation announced an expansion of its Stuttgart line facility as a satellite service center. The company is expanding investments in parts support, hangar space, and a double-sized engineering team to deliver shorter downtime and increased flexibility to its customers. Services for the Beechcraft King Air series begin this fall, fine news for the aircraft’s 100+ operators in Germany. 

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Blackhawk Aero Announces STC for Pilatus Upgrade

Hot Rod Engine Upgrade for PC-12

Longtime users of the stalwart PC-12 have another option when looking to boost performance and enhance resale value. Blackhaw Aerospace announces its newest STC for the Pilatus, wherein the stock Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-67B engine is replaced with the improved PT6A-67P iteration. Referred to as the XP67P Engine+ Upgrade, flight testing is forecasted to start in late Q1 of 2022. Improvements in metallurgy, like nickel superalloy single-crystal turbine blades, increase creep resistance, making the powerplant more resistant to power loss over time. It also allows for a higher maximum ITT limitation of 850°C compared to the stock PT6-67B’s 800°C limitation for takeoff.

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ARGUS Releases Big Data Manager for Fleet Operators

Personalized Analytics and Operations Overview 

Stakeholders looking to get the bigger picture of their day to day operations may find Argus International’s new release intriguing. ClearView is a benchmarking and analysis tool made to convert worldwide fleet data into targeted, organized blocks that assist stakeholders in optimizing their operations, whether they are charter companies, MROs, FBOs, fuellers, OEMS, fractional operators, or aviation service providers. The Argus team sought to bring the same “big data” analytics and performance tracking that other industries use every day. Working with industry clients to specifically design, build, and launch a software tool that works organically as an aviation asset.

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Airborne 10.06.21: 2 More Gulfstreams!, Shatner To Space, 'Space' Balloons

Also: Flight Safety Foundation, Laser Strike On USCG Aircrew, Airport Infrastructure, Gogo AVANCE Upgrade

Gulfstream has taken the wraps off two all-new aircraft -- the Gulfstream G800, the longest-range aircraft in Gulfstream history, and the Gulfstream G400, an airplane they call the first new entrant to the large-cabin class in more than a decade. The G800 offers customers the longest range in the Gulfstream fleet with its 8,000-nautical-mile range at Mach 0.85 and 7,000-nm range at Mach 0.90. The G800 is powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines and features the Gulfstream-designed wing and winglet introduced on the Gulfstream G700. William Shatner,

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 560

Witnesses Observed The Takeoff Roll With One Reporting The Airplane Was “Going Slower” Than They Had Seen

On September 2, 2021, at 0951 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 560XL airplane, N560AR, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Farmington, Connecticut. The two pilots and two passengers were fatally injured. One person on the ground sustained serious injuries and three people sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The flight crew had filed an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan from Robertson Field Airport (4B8), Plainville, Connecticut to Dare County Regional Airport (MQI), Manteo, North Carolina. After obtaining their IFR clearance

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AD: MHI RJ Aviation ULC

AD 2021-19-12 Prompted By Reports And A Design Review Indicating That There Could Be Possible Corrosion On The MLG

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for MHI RJ Aviation ULC Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701 & 702), CL-600-2C11 (Regional Jet Series 550), CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705), CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900), and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports and a design review indicating that there could be possible corrosion on the main landing gear (MLG) outer cylinder at the interface with the gland nut on the shock strut installation and on the forward and aft trunnion pins in the MLG dressed shock strut assembly...

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.11.21)

Aero Linx: Northern California Business Aviation Association (NCBAA) Northern California Business Aviation Association (NCBAA) -- Our mission is to Connect, Inform, and Grow the business aviation community in Northern California. We aim to deliver a series of events that allows everyone in the NorCal area an opportunity to connect with other business aviation professionals, learn about topics of interest and grow our aviation community.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.11.21): Interrogator

Interrogator The ground-based surveillance radar beacon transmitter-receiver, which normally scans in synchronism with a primary radar, transmitting discrete radio signals which repetitiously request all transponders on the mode being used to reply. The replies received are mixed with the primary radar returns and displayed on the same plan position indicator (radar scope). Also, applied to the airborne element of the TACAN/DME system.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.11.21)

“Building upon the success of our existing Caravan engine upgrades, adding the Pilatus PC-12 platform to our growing list of STCs was a natural evolution for the aftermarket engine upgrade business that Blackhawk was built on.” Source:  Jim Allmon, Blackhawk President and CEO, commenting on their newest STC for the Pilatus, wherein the stock Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-67B engine is replaced with the improved PT6A-67P iteration. Referred to as the XP67P Engine+ Upgrade, flight testing is forecasted to start in late Q1 of 2022.

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