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August 15, 2021

Overair Unveils Butterfly eVTOL

Hopes To Certify Airframe With FAA By 2025

Overair has finally revealed the commercial design of the Butterfly eVTOL, which has been kept strictly under wraps until now. The project is led by Abe Karem, the creator of the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle and the A160 Hummingbird. In January 2020 Overair was established as a spin-off of Karem Aircraft, which now focuses solely on defense contracts. The five-passenger Butterfly is designed to produce zero carbon emissions in flight. Its propulsion system is known as Optimum Speed Propulsion, which gives it unique capabilities.

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Inmarsat Plans to Upgrade L-Band Service With ELERA

ELERA Will Use Two New Soon To Launch I-6 Satellites

Inmarsat reports plans to invest in ELERA, a wholesale upgrade of its L-Band network. Plans included will be tripling the speed of the network and introducing smaller terminals that are used by customers to receive and decode the satellite signal. Inmarsat is making these changes to meet the demand for IoT. A large portion of the demand comes from connectivity for remote locations, with aviation included. The network will help with communications at disaster relief sites, and support the use of drones.

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Klyde Morris (08.13.21)

Klyde Looks At What TSA Will Do About Airline Incidents


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Women In Corporate Aviation Reveals 2021 Fall Scholarships

Scholarships To Be Awarded October 13th

Women In Corporate Aviation has announced over $115,000 in offerings that are available now. The scholarships will be announced at the annual membership meeting held on October 13th. The event is held in conjunction with the NBAA BACE in Las Vegas, NV. WCA has been supporting carrer professionals for 29 years and awarded more than 250 scholarships valued at over $850,000. 

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NASA Reports Insights Into Asteroid Bennu’s Projected Orbit

Bennu Remains One Of Our Solar System’s Most Hazardous Asteroids

NASA researchers released a study Wednesday that informs the community about potentially hazardous asteroid Bennu through the year 2300, using precision-tracking data from the agency’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. The study, “Ephemeris and hazard assessment for near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu based on OSIRIS-REx data.” was published by the journal Icarus. “NASA’s Planetary Defense mission is to find and monitor asteroids and comets that can come near Earth and may pose a hazard to our planet,” said Kelly Fast, program manager for the Near-Earth Object Observa

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ALPA Responds to Transport Canada's Vaccine Mandate

Ruling Applies To All Federally Regulated Employees, Including Pilots and Other Aviation Workers

Transport Canada announced a vaccine mandate for all federal employees, workers in federally regulated industries (such as pilots, air traffic controllers, mechanics, dispatchers, etc.), and many traveling individuals. Capt. Tim Perry, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l Canada (ALPA Canada), issued the following statement: “Since the beginning of Canada's vaccine rollout, ALPA has been clear that every pilot who wants to receive a COVID-19 vaccine should have the opportunity without delay. ALPA has also advocated at the provincial and federal levels that airline pilots should be prioritized because of the essential work they perf

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FAA Implements More Efficient, Safer Flight Routes for South-Central Florida

South-Central Florida Metroplex Initiative Will Optimize Aircraft Arrival And Departure Procedures

On Aug. 12, the FAA went live with the second phase of new air traffic routes and procedures that improve the safety and efficiency of airspace in South-Central Florida. The project, often referred to as the South-Central Florida Metroplex initiative, will optimize aircraft arrival and departure procedures to and from 21 airports. New routes include changes in aircraft flight paths and altitudes in certain areas, but would not increase the number of aircraft operations at any of the airports. It is one of 11 Metroplex projects nationwide to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion in major metropolitan areas across the country.

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Airborne 08.11.21: Blackshape Gabriél, Bahamas VAX Regs, United Mandates

Also: FAA On The Warpath, Wings Over North Georgia, Tamarack Joins ICAO, OFT-2 Valve Issue

Ameri Aircraft Sales and Service in Houston, Texas, is now the exclusive sales and service dealer for the Blackspace line of aircraft. The Gabriél is the trainer version of their higher performance Prime model, certified in the EU and about to become certified by the FAA under reciprocal agreement protocols. Gabriél is a tandem-seat, retractable-gear design constructed of carbon-fiber prepreg, steel and aluminum. It is powered by a Lycoming IO-320-D1B 160 hp engine turning a Hartzell three-blade constant speed prop. Our friend, Jim Parker of Caribbe

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NTSB Prelim: Borom Long-EZ

Airplane Impacted Terrain About 500 Ft Short Of The Runway And Came To Rest Inverted

On July 27, 2021, about 0713 mountain standard time, an amateur-built experimental Long-EZ airplane, N996EZ, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Tucson, Arizona. The pilot was fatally injured, and the pilot rated passenger was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A preliminary review of ADS-B data indicated that the airplane departed from Ryan Airfield Airport (RYN), Tucson, Arizona, on a northerly track. Subsequently, the airplane turned left to the west and after a few miles, to a southerly heading. About 12 miles from the airport, the airplane maneuvered an

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AD: Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

AD 2021-17-07 Requires Inspecting For Damage Of The Left And Right MF Fuel Line Assemblies

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by the potential for the flexible hose assembly of the fuel motive flow (MF), installed between the pylon and wing, to be installed twisted in the shroud, which can restrict the flow of fuel for the MF and cause fuel imbalance and damage to the shroud assembly. This AD requires inspecting for damage of the left and right MF fuel line assemblies (including the flexible-hose and shroud assemblies), and replacing damaged parts, as specified in a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD, which is incorporated by refe

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.15.21)

Aero Linx: Canadian Aviation Historical Society Welcome to the online home of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society, the world's premier organization dedicated to preserving Canada's flying heritage. The CAHS is undergoing significant changes: there are many new faces in the executive, at the helm of the Journal, and in the day-to-day management of the Society. These dynamic times have unfortunately resulted in a delay in Journal publication, but editor Terry Higgins has put together several exciting volumes that have reached member’s online and post office mailboxes with more on the way in the near future. They will also be available in select museums and newsstands.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.15.21): Security Notice (SECNOT)

Security Notice (SECNOT) A SECNOT is a request originated by the Air Traffic Security Coordinator (ATSC) for an extensive communications search for aircraft involved, or suspected of being involved, in a security violation, or are considered a security risk. A SECNOT will include the aircraft identification, search area, and expiration time. The search area, as  defined by the ATSC, could be a single airport, multiple airports, a radius of an airport or fix, or a route of flight. Once the expiration time has been reached, the SECNOT is considered to be canceled.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.15.21)

“ALPA believes that vaccinations are essential to the world's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic but that any vaccination requirements are an issue that must be bargained and ultimately agreed to. The government must consult with all stakeholders, including directly with the unions representing the affected workers as any steps toward vaccination requirements are taken.” Source: Capt. Tim Perry, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l Canada (ALPA Canada), commenting on the Transport Canada decision to mandate vaccines for all federal employees, workers in federally regulated industries (such as pilots, air traffic controllers, mechanics, dispatchers, etc.).

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