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June 07, 2022

King Air 360: Refit For A King

Beechcraft’s King Air 360 Asserts its Claim to Twin-Turboprop Crown

For 58 years, Beechcraft’s venerable King Air has steadfastly lived up to its auspicious moniker. Thousands of pilots and millions of flight-hours attest the design-brilliance, durability, and enduring desirability of what is, ostensibly, the world’s best-loved, twin-turboprop. For many pilots, this writer/pilot included, the King Air has provided a comprehensible transition from reciprocating engines to turbines.

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Airborne 05.31.22: Starliner Hiccups, Dassault 10X, Dynon Update

Also: Next-Gen SpaceX, Qatar Airways v Airbus, New USAF Bomber, Lakeland STEM Event  

On 19 May 2020, the Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) uncrewed CST-100 launched aboard the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, to the ISS. The CST-100 returned, landing at the White Sands Missile Range, in New Mexico. While the return landing was ‘textbook’ -- its trip to the ISS wasn’t entirely without issue. Apparently, on its way to the ISS, two of its main thrusters went offline per sensor data, but backups kicked into gear and it was on its merry way. And again, problems arose when the CST-100 got close to the ISS, two

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Aero-TV At SNF2022: ASR’s Pioneering Parachute Systems

ASR Pioneers Parachute System With VTOL/eVTOL Market In Mind

Mr. Mark McElhaney, Director of Sales and Marketing for Aviation Safety Resources (ASR) stated that ASR began in 2018, and that they knew they’d have to scale and as they got into it, this and Pioneer Aerospace became available, the engineering firm they have in Connecticut. It is a world class manufacturing facility of 160,000 square feet in Mississippi as well as the group that’s down in Milton FL, and he saw it as a perfect fit.

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Supply-Chain Delays Impact 737 MAX Program

Boeing Concedes Production Rate to Ensure Quality 

Trouble in the form of supply-chain delays has beset Boeing’s beleaguered, 737 MAX program. A source familiar with Boeing production schedules states the 737 MAX assembly line at the company’s Renton, WA plant sat idle for a period of roughly ten-days in May as airplanes were held in position pending delivery of parts missing because of supply chain issues. According to the source, work on production line aircraft did not stop entirely, but continued to the extent possible with extant parts. 

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USAF Secretary Seeks To Expedite Development Of F-22 Successor

Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) Fighter Enters Critical Phase

The United States Air Force’s secretive and highly classified Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter program has entered its crucial, engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase, states USAF Secretary Frank Kendall. In a discussion at the Heritage Foundation, Kendall said the Air Force began early experimental prototyping on NGAD in 2015. This early testing was designed to assess and reduce program risks while developing key technologies essential to the inchoate aircraft. 

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Pilot Dismissed After Ill-Timed Nap

Non Contestare La Mia Etica Del Lavoro!

The captain of an ITA A-330 has been fired by the Italian state-carrier for allegedly falling asleep at the controls of his aircraft during a flight from New York to Rome. Marseille ATC was unable to contact the Airbus, designated flight AZ609, for an unknown period of time, however, the pilots on board the ITA jet eventually did report before continuing on to Rome without incident. The captain subsequently stated that the radio connection was interrupted due to a technical issue, but ITA refuted the claim after an examination of the aircraft. Flight data showed that flight AZ609 did not lose altitude or deviate from course during the NORDO interval. 

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Balloon/Train Collision Under Investigation

Wisconsin Hot Air Balloon Accident Victims Released From Hospital

Three people were injured when a hot air balloon collided with a train in Wisconsin. The individuals—who were erroneously reported to have suffered life-threatening injuries—were treated and released from a Milwaukee hospital. Early reports from on-scene witnesses indicated the hot air balloon appeared to be in distress before colliding with a northbound train. 

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Maui Fire Department Enhances Operations With New Helicopter

Aloha to New Eurocopter BK117-850G2  Hawaii’s Maui Fire Department (MFD) has announced the imminent fielding of a new helicopter that will supplement the organization’s firefighting, rescue, and personnel transport operations. The Eurocopter BK117-850G2–dubbed Iolani, or “royal hawk” in Hawaiian—was blessed in a May ceremony hosted by Fire Chief Bradford Ventura. Among those in attendance were Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino, County Council member Mike Molina, and representatives of several local and state agencies.   The blessing itself was conducted by MFD Assistant Chief of Operations Hanale Lindo.

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Global Jet/CAE Partnership To Continue

European Aviation Services Provider Extends Training Arrangement 

CAE announced at the recent European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE2022) that it has extended its partnership with Global Jet, the Geneva based aviation services provider. Global Jet pilots and maintenance personnel have trained with CAE for more than 15-years and, per the contract extension, will go on doing so until 2026. 

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 140

Airplane Rolled To The Right, And Completed A 3/4 Turn Right Spin And Impacted Terrain

On May 20, 2022, at 1842 central standard time, a Cessna 140 airplane, N76075, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near the Wayne Municipal Airport (LCG), Wayne, Nebraska. The private pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. According to a representative with STOL Drag Events LLC., who was a participant organization in the 2022 Wayne County Mayday STOL Drag Races, the day before the accident the event began with short takeoff and landing drag racing (STOL Drag) training conducted on a course next to runway 5-23.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.07.22)

Aero Linx: Colorado Pilots Association Colorado Pilots Association was incorporated as a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation in 1972. It is a statewide organization with over 700 members dedicated to making Colorado a better, safer, and more desirable place to fly. Objectives of the organization are to promote aviation and flight safety, to protect the rights of pilots, and to be of assistance to the general public in aviation matters.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.07.22): North American Route

North American Route A numerically coded route preplanned over existing airway and route systems to and from specific coastal fixes serving the North Atlantic. North American Routes consist of the following: Common Route/Portion. That segment of a North American Route between the inland navigation facility and the coastal fix. Noncommon Route/Portion. That segment of a North American Route between the inland navigation facility and a designated North American terminal. Inland Navigation Facility. A navigation aid on a North American Route at which the common route and/or the noncommon rou

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.07.22)

“I’m not interested in demos and experiments unless they are a necessary step… If we don’t need it [a developmental measure] to reduce risk, we should go right to development for production and get there as quickly as we can.” Source: USAF Secretary Frank Kendall, discussing the Air Force’s secretive and highly classified Next Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) fighter program has entered its crucial, engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase.

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