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January 16, 2022

Boeing 787s Among First Targets of 5G Debacle

FAA Expresses Concern Over Anomalies On Boeing Model 787-8, 787-9, And 787-10

The Federal Aviation Administration will require operators of Boeing 787s to take additional precautions when landing on wet or snowy runways at airports where 5G C-band service is deployed. During the two-week delay in deploying new 5G service, safety experts determined that 5G interference with the aircraft’s radio altimeter could prevent engine and braking systems from transitioning to landing mode, which could prevent an aircraft from stopping on the runway. This decision advises of the FAA’s ongoing continued operational safety activities related to 5G C-Band interference with airplane systems using radio (also known as radar) altimeter data during landi

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Eco-Politics Target Aviation: EPA To Investigate Lead, Aviation

Santa Clara Petition Receives Response from Government Agency

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors may have surprisingly had an effect on the Environmental Protection Agency, following their move to discontinue the delivery of 100LL aviation fuel to their regional airports. The EPA said it will respond to petitions from the county as well as a similar request from Middleton, Wisconsin. It will begin analyzing the effects and report on possible regulations for piston aircraft in the U.S. General aviation is one of the few, perhaps only, remaining segment of vehicles that retains leaded fuel, a result of the relative stagnation of the industry due to a variety of economic factors and reliability demands.

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Rostec Hands Off Kadet-100 Parachute For Testing

First Updated Jump Equipment in Years To Roll Out in 2023

The Technodinamika Holding Company of Rostec State Corporation has turned over the initial Kadet-100 parachute system prototypes for official testing at the Governmental Flight Test Center for the Russian Ministry of Defense. The Kadet is a round canopy system designed for airborne units of the Russian Army, and will be the first new iteration to their jump equipment in the last 2 decades. The Kadet allows fully-laden, combat-ready troops to drop at speeds up to 220 miles per hour, with particular attention paid to the stability and maneuverability improvements needed to beat its outgoing forebear. The steering lines are mounted on the front risers of the parachute harness, more e

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LIFT Academy Opens Satellite Campus

A Winter Home Away From Home for Indiana Flight Students

LIFT Academy, a flight school based out of Indianapolis, has added a separate wintertime satellite location to their company, beginning to operate out of Albemarie, North Carolina for a portion of the year. Aviators familiar with the tiresome aspects of a northern winter understand the allure of a nice, southerly clime for high-tempo flight training. Stanly County Airport will be the new home for up to 15 of LIFT's aircraft, a mix of 40 Diamond DA40-NGs and 5 DA42-VI aircraft. The planes will stay in North Carolina throughout December, January, and February, while the school expects at least 100 students will enjoy the relocated winter flight.

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Klyde Morris (01.14.22)

Klyde Seems To Have The Taliban All Figured Out


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Reliable Robotics to Begin Cargo Ops in 2022

Remotely Piloted Caravan Airline Begins Expansion Ahead of Commercial Flights.

Automated aircraft modification specialist Reliable Robotics has announced the establishment of its new cargo airline, a point-to-point service the company has hinted at in recent months. The name has not yet been revealed, as the majority of their focus lies on staying on their regulatory toes as they trailblaze the industry as they go along. The Part 135 airline subsidiary has installed its initial executives to begin laying groundwork for commercial cargo operations by the end of the year. Reliable now has a wealth of former airline experience, bringing along chief pilots, executives, management.

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Classic Aero-TV At OSH21: Van's Reveals Upcoming RV-15 Backcountry Kit

For The First Time, Vans Shares Details On RV-15

Van's brought almost their entire line of kits to Oshkosh. That included one RV-8 that was brought in from a customer. Van's Vice President, Greg Hughes, speaks with us about what's next for the company, and the upcoming addition to their fleet. “On Monday, we had our ‘What's new and happening at Van's Aircraft’ forum, and we let the cat out of the bag, or opened the curtain a little bit, to tell people about the RV-15, which is the next model coming from Van's Aircraft. What we have announced to date is that it will be a high wing, all metal, backcountry capable airplane. The initial v

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NTSB Prelim: Russell W Dyer Vortex

(Witnesses) Saw It Tumble Tail Over Nose, Three Times Before They Lost Sight Of It

On December 2, 2021, about 1115 Pacific daylight time, an experimental amateur-built, Vortex gyrocopter, N425RD, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Lakeport, California. The pilot was fatally injured. The gyrocopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Two witnesses, located about 2 miles west of the accident site, observed the gyrocopter in level flight, and then saw it tumble tail over nose, three times before they lost sight of it behind a tree line.

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AD: General Electric Company Turbofan Engines

AD 2021-26-06 Requires Visual Inspection Of The TGB Radial Gearshaft

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain General Electric Company (GE) GE90 model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by two separate in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs) resulting from failure of the transfer gearbox (TGB) radial bevel gear (TGB radial gearshaft). This AD requires visual inspection of the TGB radial gearshaft and, depending on the results of the inspection, replacement of the TGB radial gearshaft. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective February 15, 2022.

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AD: Saab AB, Support and Services

AD 2021-26-05 Requires Revising The Existing Maintenance Or Inspection Program

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-07-17, which applied to all Saab AB, Support and Services Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2020-07-17 required revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations. Since the FAA issued AD 2020-07-17, it has determined that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2020-07-17 and requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety A

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.16.22)

Aero Linx: The Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) The Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) is an International Non-Profit Association, with the aim to develop a framework within which the major Aerospace Societies in Europe can work together. It presently comprises twelve Trustee Member Societies with a combined roughly 35.000 individual members: 3AF (France), AAAR (Romania), AIAE (Spain), AIDAA (Italy), CzAeS (Czech Republic), DGLR (Germany), FTF (Sweden), NVvL (Netherlands), PSAA (Poland), RAeS (United Kingdom), SVFW (Switzerland), TsAGI (Russia), and four Corporate Members: EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), ESA (European Space Agency), EUROAVIA and EUROCONTROL (Belgium)

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.16.22): ATC Assigned Airspace

ATC Assigned Airspace Airspace of defined vertical/lateral limits, assigned by ATC, for the purpose of providing air traffic segregation between the specified activities being conducted within the assigned airspace and other IFR air traffic.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.16.22)

"The FAA determined anomalies on Boeing Model 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 airplanes due to 5G C-Band interference which may affect multiple airplane systems using radio altimeter data, regardless of the approach type or weather. These anomalies may not be evident until the airplane is at low altitude during approach. Impacted systems include, but are not limited to: autopilot flight director system; autothrottle system; engines; thrust reversers; flight controls; flight instruments; traffic alert and collision avoidance system (TCAS); ground proximity warning system (GPWS); and configuration warnings." Source: From documentation published by the FAA in regards to hazards that Boeing 787s may be facing as threatened 5G implementations become r

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