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August 10, 2021

Spartan College and SkyWest Create Hiring Partnership

Mission: Create Job Opportunities For New Pilots 

SkyWest’s Pilot Career Pathway is partnering with Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology at their Tulsa, Oklahoma flight campus. The benefits to erstwhile pilots may be significant… Program highlights include tuition reimbursement from SkyWest as Spartan Cadets reach milestones in their training, and the added potential of Spartan scholarships for those who qualify. In addition to providing a customized experience for Cadets, the program seeks to include people who may be considering a career in aviation for the first time. 

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More Signs Of The Times: United Airlines Employees Required To Get Vaccinated

Those Who Show Proof Of Vaccination By September 20th Will Be Compensated

OK… you knew this was coming… An expected new mandate is requiring all active United Airlines employees, including flight crews, in the United States to be vaccinated by October 25th , or five weeks after FDA approval of the vaccine, depending on which date arrives first. Those who show proof of vaccination by September 20th will be compensated with an extra day of pay. Since June, all new hires have been required to get the vaccine, echoing a Delta airlines policy that was announced mid-May. United is the first major airline to announce this mandate for the entirety of their 67,000 active workers inside the United States, which represent over 75% of the c

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FAA On The Warpath... Charges Five Companies With Illegal Charter Ops

FAA Proposes $1.2M in Civil Penalties Against Five Companies

The FAA has proposed civil penalties totaling $1,228,671 against five companies for allegedly conducting illegal charter flights. The cases are as follows: PottCo Airlease, $344,672: The FAA proposes a $344,672 civil penalty against PottCo Airlease of Council Bluffs, Iowa. PottCo Tactical Air, $301,676: The FAA proposes a $301,676 civil penalty against PottCo Tactical Air of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Wikert Air, $233,133: The FAA proposes a $233,133 civil penalty against Wikert Air of Omaha, Neb. Oracle Aviation, $191,536: The FAA proposes a $191,536 civil penalty

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ALPA Canada Questions Release of Flight AC624 CVR Data

Statement Regarding Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Upholding Decision to Release Flight AC624 Cockpit Voice Recorder

ALPA Canada president Capt. Tim Perry issued a statement in response to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal upholding a ruling that granted the release of the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of Flight AC624 to certain parties. This case pertains to an incident where the Transportation Safety Board of Canada report found certain “approach procedures, poor visibility and airfield lighting led to the 2015 collision with terrain of Air Canada Flight 624 at the Halifax/Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia.”

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Ryan Latham Appointed President of AWI-AMI

Latest Addition to the Hartzell Family of Companies 

Ryan Latham has been named president of Aerospace Welding Incorporated and Aerospace Manufacturing Incorporated (AWI-AMI) aviation companies within the Hartzell family of companies. He brings more than 25 years of manufacturing experience and a proven track record in aerospace leadership to the operation located in Eagan, Minn. “We are pleased that Ryan has assumed the AWI-AMI business unit leadership responsibilities,” said Joe Brown, COO of Tailwind Technologies, the holding company of the Hartzell family of companies. “His direct industry expertise and battle tested leadership as a U.S. Army officer in Operation Iraqi Freedom have prepared him for this responsible senio

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Airborne-Unmanned 07.13.21: USAF & Drone Racing, Drone Delivery Canada, ERAU

Also: Volocopter Acquires DG Flugzeugbau, Oshkosh is Coming!, NASA Selects AURA, Atlas V Rocket

The United States Air Force and the Drone Racing League, are expanding their partnership ahead of the 2021-22 DRL Allianz World Championship Season. Following a successful partnership with the league over the past four years, the USAF added new DRL activations, including custom content, virtual drone racing experiences, and season-broadcast integrations that will inspire drone pilots everywhere to aim high and prepare to fly. Tapping into DRL's fans who are 23x more likely to follow the USAF compared to the general U.S. population... Drone Delivery Canada, wi

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 150

Multiple Witnesses Reported That They Observed The Airplane In A Descending Turn

On July 30, 2021, about 0924, a Cessna 150 airplane, N8520G, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Banning, California. The pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A witness, located at the Banning Airport (BNG), reported hearing the airplane in the traffic pattern practicing touch-and-go landings. Multiple witnesses reported that they observed the airplane in a descending turn, however, none of the witness observed the airplane impact terrain.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD 2021-16-15 Prohibits Carriage Of Cargo In The Aft Cargo Compartment When The Airplane Is Dispatched Or Released With Failed Electronic Flow Control

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737-8, 737-9, and 737-8200 (737 MAX) airplanes; and certain Model 737-800 and 737-900ER series airplanes. This AD was prompted by the determination that the aft cargo compartment fire suppression capability is reduced if the airplane is dispatched or released with failed electronic flow control of air conditioning packs, as is currently allowed by these airplane models' master minimum equipment lists (MMELs). This AD prohibits the carriage of cargo in the aft cargo compartment when the airplane is dispatched or r

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AD: General Electric Company Turbofan Engines

AD 2021-15-05 Prompted By An In-Service Occurrence Of Loss Of Engine Thrust Control

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all General Electric Company (GE) GE90-110B1 and GE90-115B model turbofan engines. This AD was prompted by an in-service occurrence of loss of engine thrust control resulting in uncommanded high thrust. This AD requires initial and repetitive replacement of the full authority digital engine control (FADEC) integrated circuit (MN4) microprocessor. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective September 13, 2021.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.10.21)

Aero Linx: American Astronomical Society (AAS) The American Astronomical Society is the major organization of professional astronomers in North America. The AAS was established in 1899 and based in Washington, DC. Our membership of about 7,700 individuals also includes physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers, and others whose research and educational interests lie within the broad spectrum of subjects now comprising the astronomical sciences.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.10.21): Surveillance Approach

Surveillance Approach An instrument approach wherein the air traffic controller issues instructions, for pilot compliance, based on  aircraft position in relation to the final approach course (azimuth), and the distance (range) from the end of the runway as displayed on the controller’s radar scope. The controller will provide recommended altitudes on final approach if requested by the pilot.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.10.21)

“We know some of you will disagree with this decision to require the vaccine for all United employees. But we have no greater responsibility to you and your colleagues than to ensure your safety while you’re at work, and the facts are crystal clear: everyone is safer when everyone is vaccinated.” Source: Chief Executive Scott Kirby and President Brett Hart -- via a memo to employees, Friday, explaining their decision to madate vaccinations for their US staff.

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