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June 24, 2023

Classic Aero-TV: True Blue Power–Evangelizing The Best Of New Lithium Technology

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Technology Is Misunderstood, Company Executive Says…

Lithium batteries are a misunderstood technology that has suffered from a misperception of the devices. That is the assessment of Rick Slater, Director of True Blue Power at Mid Continent Instrument Company, who told Aero-News CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at NBAA-BACE that the company began in 2013 to educate people about the technology, and its benefits for aviation. Slater said the company worked to educate consumers about lithium batteries, and the importance of proper use

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Pratt and Whitney Announces Georgia Expansion

$206-Million Invested in Columbus Campus

Storied aero-engine marque and Raytheon subsidiary Pratt & Whitney has announced a $206-million expansion of its Columbus, Georgia campus. Undertaken for purpose of upping production of critical components for Pratt & Whitney military and commercial engines, the endeavor promises to create as many as four-hundred jobs in Georgia’s second-largest city.

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Airbus to Recruit 13,000 Employees in 2023

High-Times in Toulouse

Airbus, the European multinational aerospace consortium and—owing to Boeing’s precipitous fall from agency—the world’s largest manufacturer of airliners, announced during 2023’s Paris Air-Show that it looks to fill 13,000 positions occasioned by unprecedented demand for its products.

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ALPA and RAA Square off Over Thune Amendment

Reason vs Rationale

As the U.S. Senate considers 2023’s FAA Reauthorization Bill, a proposed amendment to the legislation submitted by South Dakota Republican Senator John Thune has proved a point of acrimonious contention between aviation industry stakeholders. In a rousing letter to the U.S. Senate et al., ALPA president Captain Jason Ambrosi argued persuasively that Thune’s amendment—formally, the Thune Enhanced Qualification Program (EQP) Amendment—gravely and incontrovertibly threatens aviation safety.

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CAE Releases 2023 Aviation Talent Forecast

Young Aviators and A&Ps Rejoice

CAE released its 2023 aviation talent forecast at the Paris Air-Show. All told, the company anticipates continuing growth across the global commercial and business aviation sectors will, over the coming decade, occasion need for 1.3-million new aviation professionals—pilots, cabin-crew, and aircraft maintainers in particular. Additionally, CAE’s ten-year study estimates the commercial and business aviation segments—to offset retirement, attrition, and ongoing expansion of their markets—will be required to recruit and train 1.18 million and 106,000 support personnel respectively.

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Destinus Unveils H2-Powered Supersonic Demonstrator

Russian Toward Hypersonic Flight

Founded in 2021 by Russian physicist and serial entrepreneur Mikhail Kokorich, Destinus is a European startup about the highly-aspirational endeavor of developing a hypersonic hydrogen-powered passenger aircraft. Destinus unveiled its third and most complex and capable technology demonstrator during the grand-opening of 2023’s Paris Air-Show. Kokorich and his apparatchiks assert the contraption—prosaically dubbed Destinus-3—is set to go down in aviation history as the world’s first hydrogen-powered supersonic unmanned vehicle.

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Airborne 06.16.23: New HondaJet, Electra Aero, SpaceX 200th Landing!

Also: EcoGroups v BizAv, Buttigieg's Travel, Tamarack Aerospace, X-66A Test Aircraft

HondaJet will add a midsize aircraft ostensibly capable of traversing the contiguous United States nonstop. At 2021’s NBAA-BACE, HondaJet introduced its HondaJet 2600 concept. The company disclosed the new model—which its engineers and management aspire to see FAA type certificated in 2028—will complement the existing HondaJet Elite II. Electra has unveiled the newly-completed test-vehicle by which it intends to vet its hybrid-electric Short Take-Off and Landing (eSTOL) platform. The event marked a significant milestone in the company’s stated mission

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Boom Supersonic CEO Remains Optimistic

Fast Enough for 2029 FAA Certification?

Notwithstanding developmental setbacks, pervasive doubt about the viability of commercial supersonic flight, and the fact his company is now three-and-a-half years into its planned ten-year developmental period and has neither an airframe nor an engine to show for it, Scholl asserts he remains confident Boom’s 2029 target for Overture’s FAA certification remains realistic.

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Airborne 06.16.23: New HondaJet, Electra Aero, SpaceX 200th Landing!

Also: EcoGroups v BizAv, Buttigieg's Travel, Tamarack Aerospace, X-66A Test Aircraft

HondaJet will add a midsize aircraft ostensibly capable of traversing the contiguous United States nonstop. At 2021’s NBAA-BACE, HondaJet introduced its HondaJet 2600 concept. The company disclosed the new model—which its engineers and management aspire to see FAA type certificated in 2028—will complement the existing HondaJet Elite II. Electra has unveiled the newly-completed test-vehicle by which it intends to vet its hybrid-electric Short Take-Off and Landing (eSTOL) platform. The event marked a significant milestone in the company’s stated mission

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Equivu Capital Launches NextGen Deicing

Deicing Firm Boasts Top Talent and Tech

Private investment firm Equivu Capital Holdings announced on that it had launched NextGen Deicing, a full-service aircraft deicing concern headed up by aviation industry veteran Jon Savage. NextGen Deicing strives to ensure every aircraft it treats departs safely and without delay. The company’s emphasis on employee safety is evinced by a comprehensive training program and the very-best, eminently proven aircraft deicing technologies.

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Klyde Morris (06.20.22)

Klyde Is Amazed That Darth Vader is SO Popular...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Thrust Flight Introduces A&P Curriculum at ADS Campus

Wrenching in the Lone Star State

Thrust Institute of Maintenance announced that it will imminently offer an Airframe & Powerplant technician program at its facility on Texas’s Addison Airport (ADS). The new program will provide aspiring aviation technicians an exceptional educational experience and opportunity to earn the FAA’s Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certification—a standard prerequisite to the aircraft maintenance technician career.

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NTSB Prelim: Beech 35-C33A

The Pilot Landed On The Runway As The Cabin Filled With Smoke

On May 18, 2023, about 0900 central daylight time, a Beech 35-C33A, N63B, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Indianola Municipal Airport (IDL), Indianola, Mississippi. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot stated that he had flown the airplane more than 6 hours in the week before the accident. On the day of the accident flight, an engine runup was completed with no anomalies noted.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.24.23)

Aero Linx: International Association of Professional Gyroplane Training (IAPGT)

We are an Association of people who fly, build or regulate Gyroplanes, who have a dream of a single Gyroplane pilot licence accepted in every country around the world, and a community of Gyroplane Pilots who are free from accidents.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.24.23): Localizer Performance With Vertical Guidance

Localizer Performance With Vertical Guidance (LPV)

A type of approach with vertical guidance (APV) based on WAAS, published on RNAV (GPS) approach charts. This procedure takes advantage of the precise lateral guidance available from WAAS. The minima is published as a decision altitude (DA). 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.24.23)

“We are happy to see that Airbus remains attractive despite the labor market challenges. Our recruitment efforts are paying-off and will continue to support our production ramp-up and company transformation. We are focused on attracting, training, and developing the best diverse talents in our company to help us shape the future of sustainable aerospace.” Source: Airbus chief of human resources and workplace officer Thierry Baril, doing a litle bragging about their future plans.  

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