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

August 02, 2021

Airborne Oshkosh Day 5: RV-15!!!, Sen. Inhofe Speaks Out, Rugged Skyleader 600

07.30.21: The KitFox LIVES, New NAFI Boss, Jet It HondaJet Fractional, ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital, Pelton Int'vw-Final

The few details surrounding the Van’s RV-15 took Oshkosh by storm and the interest level in the latest product from Van’s Aircraft is skyrocketing. Mike Tomazin is showing off the Skyleader 600 at Oshkosh... a rugged LSA-type aircraft that ANN’s Jim Campbell REALLY liked...  The KitFox was one of the first really popular sport aircraft kit offerings... and thousands were built... now, the Kitfox continues to evolve and show up in greater numbers each and every year. Senator James Inhofe is one of aviati

Read More

NASA Updates Starliner Launch Details

Starliner Will Launch On A United Launch Alliance Atlas V Rocket From Space Launch Complex-41

NASA’s Boeing Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station is currently on a new schedule following issues with the ISS. OFT-2 is the second uncrewed flight for Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner spacecraft as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The mission is targeted to launch at 1:20 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 3. Starliner will launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. About 30 minutes after launch, Starliner will perform its orbital insertion burn to begin its daylong trip to the space station.

Read More

I Hart Flying Foundation Announces Scholarship Partnership

Organization Has Granted $100k In Scholarships For Women Seeking Pilot Careers

Ms. Rochelle Spector, founder of the I Hart Flying Foundation, and Ms. Megan du Plessis, Associate Brand Director, Aviation, for Phillips 66, teamed up this week to announce a flight training scholarship funding partnership for women seeking a career in aviation. The themed scholarship opportunity has been named “Fueling Flight Through Harts of Might.” “We’ve experienced now four years of unparalleled success with our themed scholarships. They benefit the very industry and partners impacted by talent shortages, gender imbalances and goals for more sustainable diversity and inclusion initiatives,” shared Ms. Spector.

Read More

Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Angels On-Wing

When Things Go Bad, CAP Helps Set Them Right

By Gene Yarbrough Civil Air Patrol (CAP) held a press briefing at OSH 21 highlighting their storied history and lifesaving technology and capabilities. CAP is the 7th largest air force in the world with approximately 560 aircraft and is the largest drone operator in North America with over 2100 units deployed in every state of the union. Deploying both manned and unmanned aircraft systems is a key aspect of their duties to provide search and rescue services, along with myriad other important functions. The Civil Air Patrol is a civilian auxiliary of the United States Air Force and was originally tasked with patrolling the coastal waters of the United States for submarines and ot

Read More

FAA Awards Nearly $2 Million to Embry-Riddle Drone Safety Project

Project May More Safely Integrate sUAS Into The National Airspace System.

As the FAA develops policies to safely integrate unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, into the National Airspace System (NAS), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be providing critical data to achieve that goal, having been awarded $1,877,000 for a research project that will involve Dr. Ryan Wallace, associate professor of Aeronautical Science, and 11 other Embry-Riddle faculty members.

Read More

Helicentre Aviation to Fund £250,000 in Helicopter Scholarships

Sixteen Part-Sponsored Integrated CPL(H) Places Will Be Offered, Totalling £100,000

Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced its 2022 scholarship initiative - the largest since the programme began in 2012. The quarter-of-a-million pound (GBP) scholarship fund will assist prospective integrated and modular trainee helicopter pilots to fast-track their careers and will continue to provide exceptional, qualified professional helicopter pilots to the UK crew supply chain. The scholarships, bursaries and part-sponsored places will all be awarded by summer 2022.

Read More


NTSB Prelim: Beech C90

The Airplane Was Observed In A Steep Dive Towards The Ground

On July 10, 2021, about 1255 mountain standard time, a Beech C-90, turbo prop airplane, N3688P, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Wikieup, Arizona. The pilot and Air Tactical Group supervisor were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a public-use firefighting aircraft in support of the Bureau of Land Management conducting aerial reconnaissance and supervision. The airplane was on station for about 45 minutes over the area of the Cedar Basin fire. Preliminary radar data showed that the airplane had accomplished multiple orbits over the area of the fire about 2,500 ft above ground level (agl). The last radar data point showed the airplane’s airspeed abou

Read More

AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD 2021-13-18 Prompted By Reports Of Inadvertent Release Of The Spring Energy Of The Spring Door Opening System

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Boeing Company Model 737 airplanes powered by LEAP-1B engines. This AD was prompted by reports of inadvertent release of the spring energy of the spring door opening system (SDOS) actuator with a certain part number, causing injury and the potential for injury to maintenance personnel. This AD requires replacing each affected SDOS actuator with a new SDOS actuator, and verifying that new safety markers are installed in the proper locations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective September 3, 2021.

Read More

AD: MHI RJ Aviation ULC

AD 2021-13-11 Prompted By A Report That The Lower Aft Outboard Supporting Structure Of Galley 2

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MHI RJ Aviation ULC Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) and CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that the lower aft outboard supporting structure of galley 2 does not meet certification requirements for all flight and/or emergency landing loads. This AD requires modifying the floor structure between certain fuselage stations. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective September 3, 2021.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.02.21)

Aero Linx: Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association The purpose of the Minnesota Seaplane Pilots Association is to: Promote seaplane flying and safety programs pertaining to seaplane operation throughout the State of Minnesota, Promote a forum for the purpose of approaching governmental agencies, to educate said agencies, the legislature and the public in the understanding of seaplane operation, and Create safe and compatible seaplane base facilities in the State of Minnesota.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.02.21): On-Course Indication

On-Course Indication An indication on an instrument, which provides the pilot a visual means of determining that the aircraft is located  on the centerline of a given navigational track, or an indication on a radar scope that an aircraft is on a given track.

Read More





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