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

July 07, 2022

Airborne 07.05.22: Elektra Trainer, Top Gun $1B, AEA Pilot's Guide

Also: Virgin Orbit Scores, B-29 Doc Adds Milwaukee, Mackay Trophy, Special Mission Longitude
 
Elektra Solar has successfully test-flown the Elektra Trainer, the company’s two-seat, electric, ultralight aircraft. With test-pilot Uwe Nortmann at the controls, the Elektra Trainer prototype departed Memmingen International Airport in southern Germany on 29 June. The aircraft rose, silently and sans-emissions, after an impressively brief, one-hundred-meter takeoff roll, and climbed at a brisk, eight-meters per second and remained aloft for twenty minutes. At altitude, the Elektra Trainer operated in a low-cruise mode that drew only about ten-kilowatts of power. Top Gun: Maverick—the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster that established Tom Cruise as an i

Daher Begins TBM-960 Deliveries to U.S. Customers

Another FrancoAmerican Treat

Daher—the French industrial conglomerate with focuses in the aerospace, defense, nuclear, and automotive sectors and parent company of both SOCATA and Quest Aircraft—has begun customer deliveries of its TBM-960 aircraft. Daher unveiled the 960–the latest, high-end version of its pressurized, single-engine turboprop aircraft—at Sun ‘n Fun 2022 in Lakeland, Florida. The aircraft is motivated by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6E-66XT powerplant and Hartzell five-blade Raptor composite propeller, both of which are linked to a dual-channel, single-lever, digital Engine and Propeller Electronic Control System (EPECS). 

Read More

Virgin Galactic Selects Boeing To Build New Motherships

First New Mothership Expected to Enter Service in 2025

Virgin Galactic has completed an agreement with Boeing's Aurora Flight Sciences to partner in the design and manufacturing of the Company’s next generation motherships. The mothership is the air launch carrier aircraft in Virgin Galactic’s space flight system, that carries the spaceship to its release altitude of approximately 50,000 feet.

Read More

Aero-TV at SNF22: USAF Thunderbirds; Hit and Myth

Recruit, Retain, Inspire…

In the mythology of the Algonquin peoples, Thunderbirds controlled the upper-world. The Menominee tribe—from which Chief Oshkosh hailed—alleged Thunderbirds delight in deeds of greatness. U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Justin Elliot posits the Thunderbird is a beacon of excellence, and a symbol of service to something bigger than one’s self. Colonel Elliot’s assessment might be construed hyperbolic, were it not for the fact that he’s Thunderbird One—Commander and Flight-Leader of the U.S. Air Force’s famed Thunderbirds demonstration squadron.

Read More

Airbus Zephyr ā€œSā€ Remains Aloft

A Spy By Any Other Name

Nomenclature is a curious, often misleading business. A zephyr, for example, is a light, west-wind named for Zephyrus, the Greek god and personification of the west-wind. Zephyrus was held by his adherents to be the bringer of spring and early-summer breezes. Airbus, conversely, has applied the Zephyr moniker to its series of lightweight, solar-powered unmanned aerial-vehicles.  

Read More

Airborne-Flight Training 06.30.22: ALPA Asks Help, Airline Woes, Disabled Pilots

Also: Honda and FlightSafety, USMC DFC, Hartzel 4 Diamond DA40 NG, AEA Cash Prizes

In a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas from Capt. Joe DePete, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), and Capt. Ryan Muller, chair of ALPA’s Spirit Airlines pilot group, ALPA called on DHS to help prevent U.S. airlines from misusing the “specialty occupation” visa designation that undercuts airline pilot jobs. Ranks of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots gathered beneath the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field to picket in protest of their treatment by the airline. The show of solidarity drew approximately 1,300 p

Read More

Advertisement

Airborne-Flight Training 06.30.22: ALPA Asks Help, Airline Woes, Disabled Pilots

Also: Honda and FlightSafety, USMC DFC, Hartzel 4 Diamond DA40 NG, AEA Cash Prizes

In a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas from Capt. Joe DePete, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), and Capt. Ryan Muller, chair of ALPA’s Spirit Airlines pilot group, ALPA called on DHS to help prevent U.S. airlines from misusing the “specialty occupation” visa designation that undercuts airline pilot jobs. Ranks of uniformed Southwest Airlines pilots gathered beneath the scorching Texas sun at Dallas Love Field to picket in protest of their treatment by the airline. The show of solidarity drew approximately 1,300 p

Read More

U.S. Coast Guard Alaskan Operations Save Four Over Holiday Weekend

Peril and Heroism In the Gulf of Alaska

U.S. Coast Guard crews have rescued four people in two separate incidents spanning the breadth of the Gulf of Alaska. On 02 July, watchstanders at the USCG’s 17th District command center in Juneau, Alaska received a request for assistance from Pacific Producer, a 167-foot fishing vessel operating 6 miles west of the Egegik River on the northwestern [proximal] reach of Alaska’s Aleutian Peninsula. The ship requested assistance for a female crew-member reportedly experiencing sepsis-like symptoms. 

Read More

Sound of Speed Airshow to HOST Inaugural Warbird Fly-In

Five For the Show

The 2022 Sound of Speed AirShow will host a quintet of historic aircraft during its inaugural Sound of Speed Warbird Fly In. The event—which will grace St. Joseph, Missouri’s Rosecrans Memorial Airport from 14 through 17 July—will feature...

Read More

Klyde Morris (07.04.22)

It's ALL In The Details, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

Read More

The Congressional Advanced Air Mobility Caucus

… To Bring Them All and In the Darkness Bind Them

Aviation industry groups are raising their voices in a chorus of praise for a Congressional body newly formed for the purpose of educating Congress and the public in the myriad complexities of emergent Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) technologies. The twenty-some members of the inchoate group—which has bestowed upon itself the title of The Congressional Advanced Air Mobility Caucus—intend, ostensibly, to take a bipartisan approach to increasing understanding about technologies expected to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration within a matter of years. 

Read More

AD: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited

AD 2022-13-08 Requires Doing An Inspection To Determine The Part Number And Serial Number Of The NWS Hydraulic Motor

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited Model DHC-8-401 and -402 airplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of nose wheel steering (NWS) hydraulic motors jamming during pushback or towing. This AD requires doing an inspection to determine the part number and serial number of the NWS hydraulic motor, and re-identifying or replacing the NWS hydraulic motor if necessary. This AD also prohibits the installation of certain NWS hydraulic motors. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective August 10, 2022.

Read More

Advertisement

NTSB Prelim: Boeing 737-9

When The Airplane Joined An Approximate 6-Mile Final, It Was Aligned With Runway 28L

On June 21, 2022, at 0944 eastern daylight time (EDT), United Airlines Flight 2627, a Boeing 737-9 Max, N37513, was cleared for a visual approach and landing on runway 28C at the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but instead lined up with and landed on runway 28L. None of the 174 occupants aboard the airplane were injured and the aircraft was not damaged. The regularly scheduled passenger flight was operating under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 121 from the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Chicago, Illinois to PIT.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.07.22)

Aero Linx: Aviation Ornithology Group The new website of the Aviation Ornithology Group - birdstrike.ru. Prevention of bird strikes is a specific problem, which appeared at the same time with the aviation itself. It exists on the edge of aviation and ornithology, two rapidly developing areas of knowledge and practical experience.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.07.22): Mode C Intruder Alert

Mode C Intruder Alert A function of certain air traffic control automated systems designed to alert radar controllers to existing or pending situations between a tracked target (known IFR or VFR aircraft) and an untracked target (unknown IFR or VFR aircraft) that requires immediate attention/action.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.07.22)

“Our next generation motherships are integral to scaling our operations. They will be faster to produce, easier to maintain and will allow us to fly substantially more missions each year. Supported by the scale and strength of Boeing, Aurora is the ideal manufacturing partner for us as we build our fleet to support 400 flights per year at Spaceport America.” Source: Virgin Galactic Chief Executive Officer Michael Colglazier, commenting on the announcement that a Boeing company will be building VG Motherships for their future operations.

Read More




Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

AeroTwitter

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