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May 27, 2023

ACR Electronics Launches ARTEX ELT 4000M

Alkaline-Battery-Powered Unit Offers Hassle-Free Reliability

ACR Electronics has introduced its ARTEX ELT 4000M, a transport-grade 406 MHz approved Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) operating on homing frequencies of 243 and 121.5 MHz. The device is powered by a patented alkaline-based solution exempt from provisos the likes of those the FAA has prescribed for non-rechargeable lithium batteries. Production units of the new ELT—which has received Cospas-Sarsat, FAA, and EASA certification—are currently shipping.

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Textron Delivers 1st Passenger-Spec Skycourier Turboprop

Inaugural Customer Western Aircraft, Inc to Use Aircraft Under LaL?na’i Air

The first delivery of Cessna's passenger-layout SkyCourier was tendered to Western Aircraft, Inc this week, kicking off the industry's next favorite twin-turboprop, light commuter twin - or so Textron hopes. The delivery marks off the first time a passenger SkyCourier has made its way into operator hands, with previous deliveries consisting solely of cargo variants. In the cargo role, the SkyCourier can haul 3 LD3 shipping containers up to 6,000 lbs overall.

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Lockheed Martin Spins off Hybrid Airship IP into AT2 Aerospace

Funky Looking Balloon Will Continue the Work of LM's Hybrid Airship Program

Lockheed Martin is tagging out of its Hybrid Airship concept, opting to pass its intellectual property over to a new commercial enterprise in the form of AT2 Aerospace. The company issued a statement reiterating its belief in the "potential for hybrid airships to transform global transport," while adding that the firm had been "in search of a transition partner to continue development of this important commercial work."

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ZeroAvia, Absolut Hydrogen Begin Partnership for Liquid H2 Infrastructure

Sustainable Refueling Remains a Hot Topic for Next-Gen Development

ZeroAvia and Absolut Hydrogen have announced a partnership to jointly develop liquid hydrogen refueling infrastructure, a vital aspect of the future sustainable aviation ecosystem. Up to now, most hydrogen-powered aircraft have relied on the element in its less energy-dense, gaseous form, leaving valuable energy 'on the table' compared to a much more efficient liquid.

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Wheels Up Landing

Portrait of a Parabola

Between 2014 and 2021, Wheels up sold thousands of private and company memberships, purchased hundreds of aircraft, acquired numerous air carriers the likes of TMC Jets, Delta Private Jets, Mountain Aviation, and Air Partner PLC, as well as travel management companies such as Avianis and Gama Aviation—in so doing becoming the U.S.’s second-largest private aircraft operator behind only NetJets. On 14 July 2021, Wheels Up became the first private aviation company to be publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Regrettably, the company’s trajectory proved unsustainable ...

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GE Aerospace Invests in Hydrogen Engine Dev

New EPISCenter in Dayton, Ohio to Serve as Hub for New Development

GE Aerospace bolstered its alternative power research with an investment of up to $20 million in the addition of a test cell at its Electrical Power Integrated Systems Center (EPISCenter) in Dayton, Ohio. Like so many of its competitors, GE Aerospace has been eagerly working away on developing alternative, sustainable fuels for its future product line. The acceleration in technical advancement is quickly outgrowing older legacy equipment and facilities, particularly now that GE has been selected for a NASA contract.

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Classic Aero-TV: Empowering Educators - Wings Over the Rockies' Teacher Outreach

From 2016 (YouTube Version): An Amazing Opportunity For Colorado’s STEM Educators…

In this video you’ll hear about a program that is designed to inspire teachers to inspire their students by sharing with them the excitement of flying in a 1942 Boeing PT-17 Stearman trainer plane. Hetty Carlson, of the Teacher Flight Program, explains how they use aviation as a tool to motivate and encourage students. Their Colorado-based operation has a goal of flying one teacher from every school along the Colorado Front Range. 

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Quiet Technology Aerospace Issued Industry-Changing STC

A Farewell to HTF7000 Thrust Reverser Corrosion

Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) has been awarded FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST04560AT for its so-called Permanent Solution to Thrust Reverser (TR) corrosion affecting aircraft powered by Honeywell’s HTF7000 engine. QTA will display the HTF7000 thrust reverser door assemblies salient to its permanent solution at 2023’s EBACE event in Geneva, Switzerland. QTA’s permanent solution is the contemporary aircraft market’s only permanent, STCd means by which to eliminate TR corrosion. It is not a repair.

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NTSB Prelim: Remos Aircraft GMBH Remos GX

Student Pilot Reported That He Was Conducting His Second Solo Flight In The Accident Airplane

On April 18, 2023, about 0745 mountain standard time, a Remos GX airplane, N21GX, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Glendale, Arizona. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. The student pilot reported that he was conducting his second solo flight in the accident airplane and planned to stay in the traffic pattern at the Glendale Municipal Airport (GEU), Glendale, Arizona, for about an hour.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.27.23)

Aero Linx: International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians

IFFR is one of the oldest Rotary Fellowships and was formally established through the efforts of a dedicated Rotarian, E. Edison Kennell, of Seattle, Washington, in 1965. In countries where distances are great and communications are limited IFFR pilots have used their aircraft to help with medical and other emergencies, and several Sections hold meetings at which young people are introduced to the world of aviation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.27.23): Scheduled Time Of Arrival (STA)

Scheduled Time Of Arrival (STA)

A STA is the desired time that an aircraft should cross a certain point (landing or metering fix). It takes other traffic and airspace configuration into account. A STA time shows the results of the TBFM scheduler that has calculated an arrival time according to parameters such as optimized spacing, aircraft performance, and weather. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.27.23)

"This partnership with ZeroAvia is an opportunity to take a new step towards a more sustainable aviation. Liquid hydrogen is considered the most advantageous state for tomorrow's aviation and heavy-duty mobility in general, and Absolut Hydrogen enables its availability thanks to its H2 liquefiers. I am convinced this partnership will lead to new standards on liquid hydrogen infrastructure for aircrafts." Source: Jérôme Lacapère, CEO of Absolut Hydrogen, showing enthusiasm for the recently announced partnership with ZeroAvia... 

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