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July 20, 2022

Airborne 07.20.22: Supersonic Airliner, Delta MAXes Out, Forgotten Hero

Also: Gulfstream G800 Int'l, Textron OSH 1st Timers, HAWC Flies!, F-35A Buy

Boom Technology is undertaking the bold endeavor of bringing to market a 65-88 passenger airliner capable of 4,250-nautical-miles at Mach 1.7. Named Overture, it is designed to operate at more than twice the speed of today’s airliners. What’s more, Overture intends to accomplish its feats of speed and endurance cleanly—as the aircraft’s four engines operate on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). A more confident Boeing tells us that Delta Air Lines will update its single-aisle fleet with the 737 MAX. In a signing ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow, the companies said Delta is ordering 100 737-10 jets – selecting the largest member of the 737

A New Supersonic Airliner?

Boom Times and Grand Overtures

Boom Technology, Inc. is a relatively new and unabashedly ambitious player in the aerospace arena. Founded in 2014 and backed to the tune of $151-million by private investors and entities such as Y-Combinator, Seraph Group, Eight Partners, and Japan Airlines, the company is about the bold endeavor of designing and bringing to market a 65-88 passenger airliner capable of crossing 4,250-nautical-miles at a belief-beggaring Mach 1.7.

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Russian SU-34 Downed in Ukraine... Friendly Fire?

Reports of Loss to Friendly Fire Unconfirmed

Russia, in what may or may not be a regrettable instance of fratricide, has reportedly shot down one of its own Sukhoi-34 bomber aircraft. The $36-million, twin-engine, all-weather, supersonic, medium-range fighter/bomber/strike aircraft was repeatedly downed near the city of Alchevsk in the Luhansk Region of Ukraine. Alchevsk is currently occupied by Moscow-backed separatist forces.

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Hartzell Readies for a Busy and Productive AirVenture

Propeller Powerhouse Gets Around…

Hartzell Propeller Inc.—the American manufacturer of aircraft propeller systems—plans to heighten its presence at the 2022 EAA AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In addition to displays of its wares, Hartzell will engage showgoers with sponsored aerial performances, pilot proficiency workshops, homebuilder forums, backcountry flyer discounts, and even a press conference. 

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Airborne 07.13.22: Sonex Mini-Jet x 2, 737 Max 10 Threat, Webb Telescope

Also: Russian Airliner Theft, Instructor/Student Robbed, Turkey Restricts Own Pilots, Queensland Bell 429s

Sonex Aircraft is accepting deposits for its SubSonex JSX-2T, a two-place, home-built, personal jet. The JSX-2T is intended, in part, to serve as a trainer for pilots seeking to transition into Sonex’s single-seat SubSonex JSX-2—upon which the new airplane is based. Construction of the JSX-2T prototype is well-underway, and the aircraft will be on-display at AirVenture 2022. The company says it plans to begin flight-testing the JSX-2T in the autumn. Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun has declared he’ll scrap the 737 MAX 10 program if Congre

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Textron Aviation To Debut Three First-Timers at AirVenture

Skylanes and King Airs and Citations—Oh, My!

Textron—the American industrial conglomerate and parent company of the Cessna, Beechcraft, and [former] Hawker aircraft marques—will debut three new aircraft models at 2022’s AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  

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Resurgent 737 MAX Sales Bolster Boeing’s Farnborough Showing

The Once and Future MAX

Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG)—the California-based, global, full-service aircraft lessor—has announced it is growing its Boeing 737 MAX portfolio with an order for 12 additional 737 MAX-8 aircraft.  

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Airborne-UnCrewed 07.12.22: Zephyr 'S', Dominion-Skydio, Powering the VX4

Also: Urban Air Mobility, CAPSTONE Spacecraft, Advanced Air Mobility Caucus, Aero-TV at AUVSI22: Percepto

The Airbus Zephyr “S” took off on 15 June 2022, from the U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground and remains aloft at this point. It is capable of reaching an altitude of 70,000-feet, and remaining aloft for a period of time measurable in months. The wings of the 165-pound Zephyr-S stretch an expansive 82-feet and house solar-collectors that power the craft’s twin propellers. Dominion Energy and Skydio have jointly announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Dominion Energy a waiver to fly Skydio drones beyo

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Boeing and ANA Sign Major Farnborough Order

737 MAX-8s and 777-8Fs Japan Bound

Boeing and ANA Holdings—the parent company of All Nippon Airways (ANA)—got the Farnborough International Airshow off to a promising start with a signing ceremony finalizing the Japanese air carrier’s order for twenty 737-MAX-8 narrowbody airliners with options for another ten. The ceremony also formalized ANA’s selection of Boeing’s 777-8F freighter for its cargo operations.    

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Gulfstream G650 Family Receives EASA Steep Approach Certification

Art of the Slam Dunk

Gulfstream Aerospace—the Savannah, Georgia-based manufacturer of iconic business aircraft beloved of the world’s elite—has announced that its G650 and G650ER aircraft have received European Union Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) certification to perform steep approach landing operations. The new credentials enable European operators of the ultra-long-range aircraft to access even more airports throughout the world.    

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Eve Air Mobility and BAE Systems Move Toward eVTOL Collaboration

But Can We Put Guns on It?

Eve Air Mobility—the producer of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and subsidiary of Brazilian aerospace heavyweight Embraer—has announced the penning of a non-binding letter of intent with Embraer and BAE Systems to explore the potential ordering of up to 150 of its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles with the aim of evaluating the aircrafts’ suitability to applications in the defense and security sectors.    

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Classic Aero-TV: Illuminating The Night - AirVenture 2015 Night Air Show

From 2015 (YouTube Version): One Of The True Hits Of The Oshkosh Experience, The Annual Night Airshows Are NOT To Be Missed!

Watching a fireworks display on a clear dark night can be inspiring and exciting, but until you’ve seen the sky lit up with a nighttime Aerobatics display, you just don’t know what a fireworks show is really like. Nighttime aerobatic performances are becoming more popular as time goes on, but the king of then all has to be at EAA AirVenture, and this video gives us the highlights (literally) from the 2015 nightti

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NTSB Prelim: Bell UH-1B

Main Wreckage Was 542 Ft Past A Utility Cable That Crossed About 180 Ft Above The Road

On June 22, 2022, about 1645 eastern daylight time, a Bell UH-1B helicopter, N98F, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in Amherstdale, West Virginia. The private pilot, two pilot rated passengers and three additional passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated by MARPAT Aviation, LLC, as a Title 14 Code of Federal  Regulations Part 91 flight. The flight was associated with the “7th Annual Huey Reunion” during which the operator gave passengers the opportunity to “fly” the former military helicopter with a “safety pilot” seated in the left front seat for a “required donation” or &

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.20.22)

Aero Linx: The Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA) The Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA) is the largest professional organization of physicians dedicated to rotor wing (helicopter), fixed wing (airplane) and critical care ground transport. With over 400 members nationally and internationally the Association represents extensive expertise in the field of medical transport. Our members represent many medical specialties including Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and various Surgical Subspecialties.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.20.22): 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 (07.20.22)

“We are pleased to be able to increase flexibility for our G650 and G650ER European operators by giving them access to such airports as London City near the city’s financial district and even more remote airfields throughout Europe. The G650 family’s high-speed performance advantage paired with this new certification will expand opportunities for our customers with more options for remote destinations.” Source: Gulfstream president Mark Burns, discussing that the G650 and G650ER aircraft have received European Union Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) certification to perform steep approach landing operations.

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