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June 23, 2023

Airborne 06.23.23: Eco Lawsuit, Aerobility Scholarship, 100 Elixir Sale

 Also: Airbus to Recruit 13,000, Prop Shop Seminar, Looming Machinist Strike, Aviation Talent Forecast

 
 
A number of anti-aviation environmental and outdoor recreation groups have filed a lawsuit against U.S. Forest Service officials. The suit alleges the agency, by dint of the named officials’ malfeasance, allowed and even encouraged the 'illegal' use of remote airstrips in an Idaho wilderness. Aerobility is a U.K. charity about the commendable mission of providing disabled individuals access to the liberating, self-affirming, independence-fostering challenge of piloting an aircraft. Through various fundraising initiatives and thoughtful management strategies, Aerobility allows disabled individuals to get behind the controls of a

Daher to Quadruple R&D Expenditures

Daher Has Set Up Three Innovation Centers

Daher, the French industrial conglomerate with foci across the aerospace, defense, nuclear, and automotive industrial sectors, has vowed to quadruple its research & development investment for purpose of hastening the decarbonization of its business activities and those of its customers. The statement of intent was set forth at the 54th Paris Air-Show on 20 June 2023 and rings concordant with Daher’s Take off 2027 five-year strategic plan—a sweeping initiative unveiled in February 2023 by which the company asserts its ambition to “become a large, profitable international company developing in four complementary businesses: aircraft production, manufacturing, manufactu

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Gulfstream Expands St. Louis Operations

Roll’n on the River

Gulfstream Aerospace, the Savannah, Georgia-headquartered maker of eminently covetable, world-class business jets, announced that its completions and outfitting operations at southwestern Illinois’s St. Louis Downtown Airport (CPS) were to be further expanded. The announcement heralds broadening of the accession formerly announced in spring 2022 at Gulfstream’s St. Louis Service Center in Cahokia Heights, Illinois, and was made possible by dint of the State of Illinois Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax credit program.

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Lawsuit Challenges Private Aircraft Operations in Idaho Wilderness Area

Plaintiffs Contend USFS in Violation of Wilderness Act

A number of environmental and outdoor recreation groups have filed a lawsuit against U.S. Forest Service officials. The suit alleges the agency, by dint of the named officials’ malfeasance, allowed and even encouraged the illegal use of remote airstrips in an Idaho wilderness.

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Aero-TV: New King Schools Courseware Announced

In the Court of the King(s)

King Schools’ new Cleared for Instrument Instructing course and curriculum cumulatively add an Instrument Instruction (CFII) rating to a CFI’s Flight Instructor certificate. The courseware is the latest addition to King Schools’ Cessna Flight Training System (CFTS). The program includes home study material plus flight school tracking of FAA Part 141 approvable syllabi for Private Pilot, Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor, and now the Instrument Flight Instructor (CFII) rating. The complete set of courses allows a flight school to develop a professional pilot program by which cand

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Hartzell Propeller Hosts International Prop Shop Seminar

What Happens in Piqua …

Hartzell hosted its biennial International Prop Shop Seminar from 11 through 14 June 2023. Participants included maintenance professionals, fleet operators, and representatives of propeller shops, aircraft manufacturers, airworthiness agencies, and aviation schools. Hartzell Propeller president J.J. Frigge stated: "The seminar proved to be a highly-engaging and informative event for our attendees and for the company."

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Elixir Unveils Decarbonized Aircraft Prototype

French Revolution

Elixir unveiled its prototype for a low-carbon propulsion aircraft at the Paris Air-Show’s Air Lab. The aircraft, for which no formal appellation has yet been set forth, was developed in collaboration with Air Liquide, Safran, Daher, and Turbotech under France’s Civil Aviation Research Council (CORAC) program.

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Airborne-Flight Training 06.15.23: CFI Changes?, FedEx Vote, Ryanair Contract

Also: San Diego Air & Space Museum, Sporty’s CFI Course, Ray Aviation Scholarship, FL CAP

The FAA’s NPRM surrounding CFI changes has not won over our friends at the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, who say it fails to address a few key aspects while creating a permanent CFI certificate. As the gatekeepers of all future, high-level aviation, CFI standards must be strict in weeding out the dangerous, the incompetent, and the lackadaisical. The new system, however, is “only designed to save the FAA big bucks while continuing the same mind-numbing Flight Instructor Refresher Courses”. ALPA has confirmed the FedEx Master Execut

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MONTE to Purchase ZeroAvia Hydrogen-Electric Engines

Getting Ahead in the Zero-Emissions Leasing Game

ZeroAvia, the British/American hydrogen-electric aircraft developer, announced that it has reached an agreement with MONTE Aircraft Leasing (MONTE)—a financial concern providing financing and leasing solutions to extant and aspiring operators of low and zero-emission aircraft. The agreement converts a pre-existing Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) for up to one-hundred ZeroAvia ZA600 hydrogen-electric engines to a definitive purchase agreement.

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Honeywell, Curtiss-Wright CVR/FDR Approved for Boeing Airliners

New Devices Offer 25-Hour Recording Intervals

Storied North Carolina-headquartered aerospace marques Honeywell Aerospace and Curtiss-Wright Corporation set forth in a 20 June 2023 announcement that the Honeywell Connected Recorder-25 (HCR-25) Cockpit Voice recorder (CVR) and Flight Data Recorder (FDR) variants jointly developed by the two companies have been type-certified for use on Boeing’s 737, 767 and 777 production aircraft.

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Arizona’s Sierra Charlie Aviation Orders 100 Elixir Training Aircraft

The French Connection

Elixir Aircraft, the LaRochelle France-based aviation concern founded in 2015 for purpose designing and producing “safer, more economical, more environmentally-friendly, and more versatile aircraft, announced on 20 June 2023 that Sierra Charlie Aviation—a Scottsdale Arizona-based Part 161 flight school with a faculty of over sixty instructors—has ordered upwards of one-hundred Elixir Part 23 aircraft and retained options on another fifty.  

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 310D

Airplane Impacted Cedar Trees And Terrain About 1,300 Feet Southwest Of The Center Of The Runway

On May 6, 2023, at 1522 central daylight time, a Cessna 310D, N6798T, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in Ennis, Texas. The pilot and front seat passenger were seriously injured, and the backseat passenger was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data revealed that the airplane departed David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport (DWH), Houston, Texas, at 1424 and proceeded to Ennis Municipal Airport (F41) and arrived at 1522.

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Airborne-Flight Training 06.15.23: CFI Changes?, FedEx Vote, Ryanair Contract

Also: San Diego Air & Space Museum, Sporty’s CFI Course, Ray Aviation Scholarship, FL CAP

The FAA’s NPRM surrounding CFI changes has not won over our friends at the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, who say it fails to address a few key aspects while creating a permanent CFI certificate. As the gatekeepers of all future, high-level aviation, CFI standards must be strict in weeding out the dangerous, the incompetent, and the lackadaisical. The new system, however, is “only designed to save the FAA big bucks while continuing the same mind-numbing Flight Instructor Refresher Courses”. ALPA has confirmed the FedEx Master Execut

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.23.23)

Aero Linx: Lake Amphibian Club

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.23.23): Outer Fix

Outer Fix A general term used within ATC to describe fixes in the terminal area, other than the final approach fix. Aircraft are normally cleared to these fixes by an Air Route Traffic Control Center or an Approach Control Facility. Aircraft are normally cleared from these fixes to the final approach fix or final approach course.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.23.23)

"The seminar proved to be a highly-engaging and informative event for our attendees and for the company. We were delighted to welcome so many propeller experts from around the world to our headquarters in Piqua, Ohio, and we look forward to continuing these important conversations until our next Prop Shop Seminar in 2025.” Source: Hartzell Propeller president J.J. Frigge, discussing their biennial International Prop Shop Seminar held from 11 through 14 June 2023.  

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