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January 18, 2024

Airborne 01.18.24: Daher Update, B-29/B-24 Tour, NetJets Age 70

 Also: Aeronca Nation, Fabric Covering, Oshkosh Performers, Airbus A350-1000s

 
 
Daher's sales and deliveries were pretty brisk through 2023, according to its most recent reports. The firm "sustained its delivery pace for the TBM and Kodiak aircraft families" with new bookings extending the backlog into 2025. The wave of interest in private, capable traveling aircraft continues unabated, with sales undoubtedly bolstered by the French company's unique high-low blend of products. "The Airpower History Tour is back!" said this year's B-29 tour announcement. 'Mark your calendar as the world-famous Superfortress "FiFi" is making the rounds once again. This year, Fifi will be joined by the world's only flying B-24

Spirit/JetBlue Merger Axed by Judge

Competition Reinforced in Low Cost Carrier Market

An expected merger between JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines will not be happening, thanks to Massachusetts District Judge William Young snuffing it out in court. The $3.8 billion acquisition would have seen JetBlue gobble up Spirit, but it was found unlawful as it "does violence to the core principle of antitrust law: to protect the United States' markets - and its market participants - from anticompetitive harm."

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Another Rough Week for Airline Cancellations

Despite Avoiding Large Scale Meltdowns of 2022, Carriers Still Caught Unprepared for Winter Weather

More than 1,700 flights were canceled and 3,700 delayed on January 16th, showing just how badly the Eastern region of the US was hit by winter weather. Cancellations set a fresh record for some carriers, with more than 10,000 air carrier flights canceled since the preceding Friday. Flights from Texas all the way East left pax stranded all over, with things being muddled as already understaffed and short-fleeted airlines tried to fill gaps wherever they could. Alaska and United both remain additionally hampered by the suprise grounding of all their Boeing 737-9 MAX aircraft, after the former's high-profile in-flight decompression earlier this mo

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United Pilots Pick New MEC Leadership

ALPA Union Sees 27-year United Vet Take the Help as Chair

The United Airlines Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) elected Captain Anne Worster to serve as the pilot group’s next chair. Worster brings 27 years of experience as a United Airlines pilot, based today out of Washington, D.C., on the Boeing 777. She has gained experience in the game working as the MEC's current vice chair and first officer representative for Council 11, as well as chair and captain representative-elect for the Master Executive Council.

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GAMA Applauds Euro AAM Report

'Electric Aviation – a Solution for Short and Mid-Ranged Flights' Makes Waves Abroad

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association praised the passage of a European Union report highlighting the "key policy and legislative measures needed to accelerate the development of electric aviation in Europe". The report, "Electric Aviation – a Solution for Short and Mid-Ranged Flights", aims to call the shots for where aviation transport will be decades in the future, and what it will take for regulators to ensure it continues to be a form of reliable mass transportation. While GAMA is largely focused on the North American market, they know advancement in their niche when they see it - and 'sustainable' Advanced Air Mobility tech is proba

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Klyde Morris (01.15.24)

Klyde Nails Down The Current General Media Mentality...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Joby Brings 1st Electric Air Taxi Charger to SoCal

Clay Lacy Boosts Development in AAM Sphere

Joby Aviation has announced a definitive agreement with Southern California local Clay Lacy Aviation to install the area's first electric air taxi charger at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, CA. Joby’s own in-house Global Electric Aviation Charging System (GEACS) will be included as part of Clay Lacy’s planned $100 million redevelopment of its FBO terminal, targeted to open in the middle of 2025. The GEACS interface has already been implemented at the relatively close Joby test center in Marina, as well as the Edwards AFB as a part of the AFWERX campaign there.

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ASA Publishes Next Edition of Commercial Pilot Oral Exam Guide

Handbook for the Commercial Checkride Updated to Align with Newer ACS

ASA’s Oral Exam Guide Series has finally seen an update to the Commercial Pilot edition, providing a short, concise, portable way to bone up on the oral exam portion before the CPL checkride. Those who pass and go on to instruct will find it doubly useful as they prep their own students on the test, too. The format contains the same Q&A presentation that gives enough data to be sure the material is covered without seeming conspicuously wordy or nervous, too. FAA references in this most recent edition have also been updated, assisting further study on the off chance something in there doesn't look familiar enough.

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Airborne 01.10.24: MAX 9 Update, Junkers A60 Is Flying, RARA Airshow

Also: Texan Flight Museum Shuts Down, New WAI Boss, Earthquake Relief, 16000 Fot iPhone Drop

As the NTSB recovered the offending door plug that bailed out/off an Alaskan Air Boeing 737 MAX 9, the legal situation surrounding potentially affected airframes remains in flux. NTSB investigators are currently examining the door plug from Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX and will send it to the NTSB Materials Laboratory in Washington, DC for further examination. From a cursory exterior inspection, the door seems surprisingly intact. On the heels of the debut of the two-seat tandem Junkers A50 last year, the Junkers organization is also develo

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Airborne-NextGen 01.09.24: Aurora X-65, NASA Wants Names, SpaceX Chutes

Also: Surf Air, General Atomics MQ-9B, 2024 Nikolsky Lectureship, Cops v Drones

Aurora's X-65 has been started under DARPA's Control of Revolutionary Aircraft with Novel Effectors (CRANE) program. The aircraft is a purpose-built testbed for demonstrating the effects of active flow control throughout a variety of flight envelopes and missions, testing the effects of the theory on tactical operations and performance-focused high-speed designs. NASA is once again soliciting names to be included aboard the upcoming VIPER moon mission, allowing Earthbound civilians a chance to get their name inscribed in spacefaring history. Much like the Perseverance

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Airborne 01.10.24: MAX 9 Update, Junkers A60 Is Flying, RARA Airshow

Also: Texan Flight Museum Shuts Down, New WAI Boss, Earthquake Relief, 16000 Fot iPhone Drop

As the NTSB recovered the offending door plug that bailed out/off an Alaskan Air Boeing 737 MAX 9, the legal situation surrounding potentially affected airframes remains in flux. NTSB investigators are currently examining the door plug from Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 Boeing 737-9 MAX and will send it to the NTSB Materials Laboratory in Washington, DC for further examination. From a cursory exterior inspection, the door seems surprisingly intact. On the heels of the debut of the two-seat tandem Junkers A50 last year, the Junkers organization is also developing a

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NTSB Prelim: American Eurocopter Corp AS350B2

ADS-B Tracking Platforms Showed The Helicopter's Last Location About 4 Nautical Miles East/Northeast Of Hammonton Municipal Airport 

On December 19, 2023, about 2004 eastern standard time, an American Eurocopter Corp. AS350B2 helicopter, N606HD, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Hammonton, New Jersey. The pilot and a videographer were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 electronic news gathering (ENG) flight. The helicopter Callsign "Chopper 6" was owned and operated by US Helicopters, Inc. and was assigned to WPVI – TV (branded on air as 6ABC), which served the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area as an ENG asset.

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Classic Aero-TV: The Red Tail Project--Carrying the Torch of the Tuskegee Airmen

From 2009 (YouTube Version): Educational Organization Aims to Inspire by Sharing Tuskegee Story

Founding leader Don Hinz summarized the Red Tail Project’s mission in simple, yet eloquent words:  “Inspire youth and tell the story of the Tuskegee Airmen all across America.” Since its inception, the non-profit organization has dedicated itself to sharing the extraordinary legacy of the first African Americans to be trained as WWII military pilots; these brave servicemen served their country honorably, despite the tremendous prejudice and adversity they faced during that time in our nation’s history. The

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.18.24)

Aero Linx: Airlines for America (A4A) Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of its members to shape crucial policies and measures that promote safety, security and a healthy U.S. airline industry. We work collaboratively with airlines, labor, Congress, the Administration and other groups to improve aviation for the traveling and shipping public.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.18.24): Maximum Authorized Altitude

Maximum Authorized Altitude A published altitude representing the maximum usable altitude or flight level for an airspace structure or route segment. It is the highest altitude on a Federal airway, jet route, area navigation low or high route, or other direct route for which an MEA is designated in 14 CFR Part 95 at which adequate reception of navigation aid signals is assured.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.18.24)

“I am humbled to lead 17,000 United Airlines pilots. I am confident that together, we will continue to navigate change, bound by solidarity and fueled by a shared commitment to elevate our collective journey over the next two years and beyond.” Source: From a report by the United Airlines Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) -- quoting recently elected Captain Anne Worster to serve as the pilot group’s next chair.

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