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July 17, 2022

Boeing Forecasts Demand for More than 41,000 New Airplanes by 2041

Over The Next 20 Years, Airplane Deliveries And Commercial Services Together Valued At $10.8 Trillion

Talk about an optimistic outlook at a critical moment... With demand rebounding for international air travel following ongoing recovery in many domestic markets, Boeing is now projecting demand for more than 41,000 new airplanes through 2041, underscoring aviation industry resilience two years after the pandemic began. Boeing released its 2022 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), the company's annual long-term forecast, in advance of the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Virgin Galactic Readies for Delta Class Spacecraft Production

Dawn of the Age of Space Tourism

Virgin Galactic—the California-based spaceflight subsidiary of archetypal billionaire cool guy Richard Branson’s Virgin Group—has announced the signing of a long-term lease for a new final-assembly manufacturing facility for its next-generation Delta class spaceships. The new structure—already under construction and slated to be fully-operational by late 2023—will be located in Mesa, Arizona, adjacent the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. When complete, the facility will have a yearly production capacity of six spacecraft—an ambitious objective that will bring hundreds of high-paying, aerospace engineering and manufacturing jobs to the Phoenix/Mesa area.

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GE to Net Zero Digital Presentation to Premier at Farnborough Airshow

Still Bringing Good Things to Life …

General Electric will unveil what the company is calling a digital experience at the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow. The presentation, titled GE to Net Zero, will be staged at the GE Pavilion for purpose of making known to showgoers the lengths to which GE has gone to meet its lofty ambition of being net-zero by 2050. The term net-zero is a neologism coined to describe the complete negation of greenhouse gasses produced by human activity.

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Classic Aero-TV: EAA’s Eric Fatla - One A&P’s Journey Begins

From 2014: This Is How A Great Life Gets Its Start... Enjoy!

While at EAA AirVenture 2014, Special Aero-News Correspondent, Michael Maya Charles, got a little off the beaten track and visited the Kermit Weeks hangar located on the north side of Wittman Regional Airport. While not actually part of the AirVenture exposition, Charles found a story that bodes well for the future of general aviation. Charles was lucky enough to be there at a time when he could meet a young man by the name of Eric Fatla. Eric is the kind of guy that works behind the scenes, but without him the scenes couldn’t take place.

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Applied Aeronautics and Cambium to Collaborate on Hardened Albatross Drone

Mind Your Necks, Enemies of Freedom

Cambium—the California-based U.S. defense contractor specializing in hardening electronic and digital technologies for use on battlefields or similarly hazardous environments—has partnered with Applied Aeronautics—the Texas-based manufacturer of The Albatross, an affordable, modular, long-range drone system—for purpose of designing, manufacturing, and commercializing low-cost, high-production rate, enhanced-survivability Group 1, 2, and 3 unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for defense and commercial customers.

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-32-300

The Airplane Impacted Trees And Terrain About 0.40 Miles From The Runway 17 Arrival Threshold

On July 3, 2022, at 2244 central daylight time, a Piper PA-32-300 airplane, N1403X, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Mt. Pleasant, Texas. The pilot and two passengers were seriously injured. The pilot-rated 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 flight departed from the Memorial Field Airport (HOT), Hot Springs, Arkansas, about 2145, and proceeded direct to the Mt. Pleasant Regional Airport (OSA), Mt. Pleasant, Texas.

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AD: GE Aviation Czech s.r.o.

Type Certificate Previously Held by WALTER Engines a.s., Walter a.s., and MOTORLET a.s. Turboprop Engines

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. (GEAC) M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E-11AS, M601E-11S, and M601F model turboprop engines. This AD was prompted by the absence of life limits for propeller shaft part number (P/N) M601-6081.6 in the airworthiness limitations section (ALS) of the applicable GEAC M601 Engine Shop Manual. This AD was also prompted by a report that operators may not have been provided with enough data to determine the accumulated life of certain propeller shafts. For M601F model turboprop engines, this AD requires removal and replacement of the propeller shaft before t

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AD: Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

AD 2022-14-07 Prompted By Reports That Some Oxygen Box Assemblies Had Their Piston Ejected During The Mask Deployment Test

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports that some oxygen box assemblies had their piston ejected during the mask deployment test. This AD requires a one-time inspection of each passenger oxygen box dual manifold assembly to find and replace affected parts. This AD also prohibits installing affected parts. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective August 19, 2022.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.17.22)

Aero Linx: The International Aircraft Dealers Association

The International Aircraft Dealers Association is the collective force influencing and shaping the aircraft transaction industry. We are dedicated to the acknowledged leader in developing standards for efficient, effective, and ethical business aircraft transactions, valued by highly skilled aircraft transaction professionals and viewed by them as crucial to their success. Working for business aircraft owners globally, the International Aircraft Dealers Association is committed to professional standards, ethics, and the exchange of information among its members and to the public for the purpose of creating a more efficient marke

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.17.22): Decision Altitude (DA)

Decision Altitude (DA)

A specified altitude (mean sea level (MSL)) on an instrument approach procedure (ILS, GLS, vertically guided RNAV) at which the pilot must decide whether to continue the approach or initiate an immediate missed approach if the pilot does not see the required visual references.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.17.22)

"Despite the unprecedented disruption over the past two years, the aviation industry has shown incredible resilience adapting to the challenge. The 2022 CMO draws upon our expertise forecasting market trends to demonstrate the strong demand for new airplanes and related services in the coming decades, providing a waypoint as the industry continues to navigate its recovery."   Source: Ihssane Mounir, Boeing's senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing -- following Boeing'a massive forecast for a need for 41,000 new aiframes in the next two decades.

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