Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Hide/Show Archive Navigation.

All News

December 04, 2022

Commemorative Air Force Announces 12 Planes of Christmas

With Heavy Hearts …

The Commemorative Air Force will move forward with its longstanding and popular 12 Planes of Christmas campaign for 2022. The fundraising event is enshrined in CAF tradition, and allows the organization to close out the year by calling attention to the myriad, historically significant aircraft being restored and cared for by CAF members.

Read More

NTSB Urges Immediate Inspections of Bell 407 Helicopters

Board Cites Risk of Catastrophic In-Flight Failure

The National Transportation Safety Board, on Friday, 02 December 2022, issued urgent recommendations to American and Canadian aviation regulators to require both immediate and more frequent inspections of certain components of Bell’s popular, single-engine, 407 helicopters.

Read More

Canadian Air-Crew’s Dominican Ordeal Nears Possible End

Crew Wrongfully Held for Reporting Illegal Drugs

In a public statement, Pivot Airlines CEO Eric Edmondson put forth: "Earlier today, paperwork was filed to free the five Pivot crew-members who have been detained in the Dominican Republic for 220 days after reporting suspected contraband on their aircraft. We are deeply relieved that these five Canadians will soon return home to their families and loved ones. When they return home to Canada, they will be returning as heroes." The Pivot crew’s release remains contingent upon a final sign-off from Dominican courts.

Read More

Japanese/Vietnamese eVTOL Deal Inked Between SkyDrive & Pacific Group

2-Seater Multirotor Manufacturer Aims for Vietnamese Market

SkyDrive Inc has signed an MOU for the sale of 10 of their future eVTOL aircraft with Vietnamese investment company, Pacific Group. The deal includes a conditional pre-order option for up to 90 of the electric 2-seaters should they prove popular later on. Pacific Group sees a bright future for the Japanese eVTOL marque, believing that the unique market conditions of the home islands make them sister-countries in urban congestion. 

Read More

Coast Guard Helicopter Rescues Sailors on Thanksgiving

Guard Commander Points to Effective Distress Signaling for Timely Rescue

The Coast Guard successfully completed a helicopter rescue to the sailing vessel LULA after it ran aground near Santa Cruz Island on Thanksgiving day. The watchstanders at the Coast Guard's Long Beach Command Center received a notification that a vessel's Digital Selective Calling distress signal had been activated in the vicinity of Santa Cruz. After making radio calls on VHF Channel 16, the watchstanders were able to determine that the distress signal came from the LULA, a ship that ran aground with 2 aboard.

Read More

NTSB Recommendations for Hot Air Balloons Released

Medical Certificates Required for Balloon Pilots Carrying Paying Passengers

The NTSB has published the new medical rules for commercial hot air balloon pilots, codifying a change brought on by the Lockhart, Texas accident of 2016. The new rule requires pilots of hot air balloons carrying paying passengers to hold a medical certificate just like fixed and rotary-wing aircraft pilots. The recommendation was made following an NTSB investigation into the Lockhart incident, where a balloon carrying 16 people crashed into nearby power lines. All aboard perished in the incident.

Read More


Classic Aero-TV: Innovation By Avilution – ‘Pilots Care About Results’

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Panel Possibilities Range From LSA To eVTOL Aircraft

For the most part, pilots care about the information being presented to them rather than how that information arrives at the panel. That's the assessment of Avilution founder Mark Spencer, who says that the company is working towards making panels that are custom to an aircraft and the type of flying that particular pilot and aircraft are going to do.

Read More

FAA Begins Winter Prep Using Airport Improvement Program

$76M in Grants Bolster Snow Removal Capability Throughout USA

The FAA has begun preparation for winter weather with the issuance of more than $76.2 million for snow-ready machinery. The grants will aid 85 airports in 28 states by providing resources for snowplows, de-icing equipment, and infrastructure to store it. Of the $76 million total, $46.2 million will go to snow removal equipment, with big-ticket recipients like Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska receiving $3.1 million to battle winter weather.

Read More

Orion Testing Continues with Star Tracker Eval

Lockheed's Spacecraft Tests IMU Accuracy, Thruster Response as it Approached Apogee

The 12th day of the Artemis I mission saw the team conduct star-tracking evaluations of the mounted sensor suite, evaluating Orion's capability to track distant objects. Orion used distant stars to evaluate the accuracy of onboard IMU measurements, gauging their performance as it activated its thrusters to face different celestial bodies. The motion allowed NASA to test the level of variance experienced by the craft throughout a range of different thermal states, always a prime consideration when testing accuracy given the extreme temperature swings experienced by sunward portions of a spacecraft. 

Read More

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-18

He Saw The Airplane Strike An Unmarked Tram Cable That Ran Across The River

On November 10, 2022, about 1140 Alaska standard time, a Piper PA-18 airplane, N7123K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Chickaloon, Alaska. The student pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to a friend of the pilot, the accident airplane and a Cessna 172 airplane were flying together, as a flight of two airplanes, along the Matanuska River.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.04.22)

Aero Linx: The Alaska Airmen's Association The Alaska Airmen's Association includes over 2,000 members—we are one of the largest General Aviation communities in the country. We strive to promote aviation, enhance safety and support initiatives that benefit pilots and grow the aviation community. Whether you're a veteran pilot or you've discovered a passion for aviation, the Alaska Airmen's Association is proud to welcome new members who share the wonders of flight in the Last Frontier!

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.04.22): Abeam

Abeam An aircraft is “abeam” a fix, point, or object when that fix, point, or object is approximately 90 degrees to the right or left of the aircraft track. Abeam indicates a general position rather than a precise point.

Read More


Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.04.22)

“We can’t let winter weather stop aircraft from safely landing and taking off. This funding will help keep airports operating this winter and get passengers and cargo to their work, families and vacations safely."  Source: Associate Administrator for Airports Shannetta Griffin, P.E., discussing the FAA's issuance of more than $76.2 million for snow-ready machinery. The grants will aid 85 airports in 28 states by providing resources for snowplows, de-icing equipment, and infrastructure to store it. 

Read More





© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC