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August 03, 2021

AirVenture 2021 Facts And Figures From An Outstanding Year

Only The Third Time Attendance Has Surpassed 600,000

At a Sunday briefing from EAA CEO and Chairman Jack Pelton, he noted that, “This was perhaps the most challenging set of circumstances we’ve ever faced as an organization to make the event happen. I could not be more proud of our volunteers, staff, and participants on the way they came together to exceed our expectations and make AirVenture 2021 a truly memorable experience.”

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Bombardier Tentatively Settles, But De Havilland Workers Continue Strike Action

Unofor Claims Contract Violated When Bombardier Sold The Dash 8 Program

More than 700 De Havilland workers at the Downsview plant remain on strike after the continued negotiations with the company failed to resolve the dispute. "Union members at the Downsview plant have always clocked in together, worked together, bargained together, and, when necessary, gone on strike together," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President who started his career at the plant. "This situation was caused by Bombardier when they committed to not sell the Dash 8 program then proceeded to do just that."

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MH-60 Coast Guard Helo Rescues Man In Life Raft

A Navy P-8A Poseidon In The Vicinity Of The Vessel Provided An Assist

The Coast Guard rescued a man in an emergency life raft Saturday offshore of Grays Harbor. At 11:39 a.m., Friday, watchstanders at the 13th Coast Guard District Command Center received an emergency position indicating radio beacon activation alert for the fishing vessel Ruby Lily approximately 132 miles from Grays Harbor. Watchstanders launched crews from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria, Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento and the Coast Guard Cutter Alert to respond. A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon in the vicinity of the vessel self diverted to respond to the scene and reported one person aboard the life raft.

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Piper Aircraft Expands Brand Ambassador Program

Now Includes Purdue University

During the very busy Oshkosh week, Piper Aircraft announced the expansion of their brand ambassador program to include the Purdue University School of Aviation and Transportation Technology.  Piper Brand Ambassadors leverage their social media channels to promote their individual pilot training journey and act as advocates for the aviation industry. The program is designed to increase awareness of the degree paths offered by Purdue University as well as showcase the Piper training product line in use at a collegiate flight school. The collaborative initiative is expected to create a community of like-minded aviation enthusiasts with a career interest in aviation.

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Bell Unveils New HSVTOL Design Concepts for Military Application

'Blends The Hover Capability Of A Helicopter With The Speed, Range And Survivability Features Of A Fighter'

Bell Textron has unveiled design concepts for new aircraft systems for military applications which would use Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) technology as the company continues its development of next generation vertical lift aircraft. HSVTOL technology blends the hover capability of a helicopter with the speed, range and survivability features of a fighter aircraft. “Bell’s HSVTOL technology is a step change improvement in rotorcraft capabilities,” said Jason Hurst, vice president, Innovation.

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Corks on the Concourse Returns to the International Women's Air & Space Museum

This Year, The Event Will Take Place Both In Person And Virtually

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum (IWASM) will host its much-anticipated annual fundraising event Corks on the Concourse on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This signature event will take place at Burke Lakefront Airport the day before the return of the Cleveland National Air Show. This year, the event will take place both in person and virtually. The decision to host a hybrid event was easy as the museum knows folks have enjoyed engaging with the museum in fun, new, and exciting ways from where they are across the globe.

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NTSB Prelim: PZL Mielec M18

The Left Wing Had Separated And Was Located About 120 Ft Northeast Of The Main Wreckage

On July 12, 2021, about 0940 central daylight time, a PZL Mielec M-18A “Dromader” airplane, N9310R, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Seiling, Oklahoma. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. The airplane impacted a pasture about 1/2-mile north of the field being worked. The main wreckage consisted of the fuselage, engine, right wing, and empennage. A ground impact depression, oriented toward the northwest, was located immediately adjacent to the main wreckage. The left wing had separated and was located about 120 ft northeast of the main wr

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AD: Various Restricted Category Helicopters

AD 2021-15-14 Prompted By Multiple Events Involving Failure Of The Tail Boom Attach Structure Including The Bolts

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for various restricted category helicopters, originally manufactured by Bell Textron Inc. (Bell). This AD was prompted by multiple events involving failure of the tail boom attach structure including the bolts. This AD requires revising the existing Rotorcraft Flight Manual (RFM) for your helicopter to incorporate preflight checks; removing paint and sealant, and cleaning; repetitive inspections of structural components that attach the tail boom to the fuselage; and depending on the outcome of the inspections, repairing or replacing components, or re-bonding the structure. The FAA

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AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

AD 2021-11-23 Also Requires, For Certain Airplanes, An Update Of The Hydraulic Monitoring System To Include Additional Redundancy

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a determination that new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations are necessary. This AD requires revising the existing maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. This AD also requires, for certain airplanes, an update of the hydraulic monitoring system to include additional redundancy. The FAA is issuing t

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.03.21): Procedure Turn Inbound

Procedure Turn Inbound That point of a procedure turn maneuver where course reversal has been completed and an aircraft is established inbound on the intermediate approach segment or final approach course. A report of “procedure turn inbound” is normally used by ATC as a position report for separation purposes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.03.21)

Aero Linx: International Business Aviation Council Ltd Co-located at the ICAO headquarters in Montreal, Canada, IBAC provides expert advocacy and intelligence on behalf of the global business aviation community participating in various ICAO bodies whose work affects business aviation.  Where business aviation association members work effectively in national and regional capitals, IBAC advocates at the global level – at ICAO – on behalf of the worldwide business aviation community.

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