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April 09, 2023

Aviation’s Future Debated at Axios 'What’s Next' Summit

The Shape of Things to Come

Axios—the Arlington, Virginia-based website that’s been (accurately) referred to as a mix between The Economist and Twitter—hosted its second annual What’s Next Summit. The left-leaning hootenanny drew hundreds of business leaders and policymakers and featured breakout discussions undertaken for purpose of delving deeply into the near-term futures of business, entertainment, and travel. The Washington D.C. event comprised vigorous debate over aviation’s future. Guests shared their opinions pertaining to what the coming years hold for aerospace manufacturing and funding and the regulatory environments by which the aviation and space industries will be shaped and dr

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Washington State Plans SAF R&D Center

Something for the Paine

Washington state wants to create a “world leading” research and development center focused on low-carbon Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). The facility is planned for Snohomish County’s Paine Field (PAE)—home of Boeing’s historic wide-body production facility as well as low-carbon aerospace startups ZeroAvia and MagniX.

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Yuri’s Night Celebrated

LA Party to Serve as Worldwide Event’s Flagship Happening

Los Angeles celebrated Yuri’s Night with a party at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion at the California Science Center. Attendees had the rare opportunity to closely examine the historic spacecraft, to dance beneath its fuselage and wings, and lose themselves at the energetic confluence of space exploration’s grand past and dazzling future.

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DA62 MPP Sees Continued Success in European Survey Market

2Excel Expands Diamond Survey Fleet

Diamond's twin-engine aerial survey aircraft has once again proven popular, with another sale to 2Excel  in the UK. The company opted for a DA62 Multi-Purpose Platform with a Trakka TC-375 camera and the Diades Marine C-Ranger 200 maritime radar, able to provide surveillance over marine and coastal environments. The DA62 MPP took pole position as a recon aircraft, combining a slow loiter speed and 10 hour endurance to provide the same data collection at a fraction of the cost.

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Classic Aero-TV: Aquatic WACO Update - WACO YMF-5F Builds Appeal

From 2018 (YouTube Version): Float-Equipped Biplane Turns Heads At AirVenture

WACO Aircraft brought its latest airplane, the YMF-5F Floatplane, to AirVenture this summer. When the aircraft was introduced last year, the company said that the combination of a new 300 HP engine, the new MT constant speed propeller and Aerocet 3400 Amphibious floats helped make this ambitious project a reality. This blending of equipment has allowed WACO to build a great performing, exceptionally fun, and beautiful WACO Amphibious float plane, the YMF-5F (The "F" is for Float, and Fun).

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Russian University to Open Aerospace Campus in China

America’s Plight Worsens

The National Research University Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), one of Russia’s top technical and research institutions, announced that it would found and operate an aeronautical and aerospace campus in China’s Wenchang district. Located on the island of Hainan in the South China Sea, the district is home to the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, one of China's four spaceports. Construction of the 137-acre campus will commence in September 2023 with classes to convene in September 2025.

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Boeing to Ramp Up 737 MAX Production

Spurring the Cash Cow

Aerospace titan Boeing plans to up production of its ubiquitous 737 family of narrow-body airliners from 31 to 38-specimens monthly by the end of 2023’s second quarter—well earlier than aerospace industry analysts predicted ...  

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NTSB Prelim: Star Lite SL1

The Owner Observed It Enter A Climb, Followed By The Left Wing Separating From The Fuselage

On February 15, 2023, about 1730 Pacific standard time, an unregistered Star Lite SL-1, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Corning, California. The pilot was fatally injured. The unregistered airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The owner of the airplane stated that on the day of the accident he and the accident pilot were taking turns flying the airplane.

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CAE Celebrates New Location in Las Vegas

Business Aviation Training Center to Cover West Coast Bizjet Demand

CAE executives were on hand on April 4th to celebrate the grand opening of the company's brand new Las Vegas, Nevada business aviation training facility. The location will go to sate some of the increasing demand for bizjet training seen on the West Coast, the first CAE location to be built in the region.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.09.23)

Aero Linx: The Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) The Vertical Aviation Safety Team (VAST) is a public–private initiative to enhance worldwide flight operations safety in all segments of the vertical flight industry. Team members comprise international regional safety teams; safety authorities, including civil aviation authorities; and other industry stakeholders that work to improve global vertical flight safety.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.09.23): Mountain Wave

Mountain Wave Mountain waves occur when air is being blown over a mountain range or even the ridge of a sharp bluff area. As the air hits the upwind side of the range, it starts to climb, thus creating what is generally a smooth updraft which turns into a turbulent downdraft as the air passes the crest of the ridge. Mountain waves can cause significant fluctuations in airspeed and altitude with or without associated turbulence.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.09.23)

“We have been at the forefront of the aviation industry for decades, and this will now put us in a place to lead the world in shaping the future of clean aviation.” Source: Senator Marko Liias, a member of the Washington State Senate Transportation Committee, discussing how Washington state wants to create a “world leading” research and development center focused on low-carbon Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF).  

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