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Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Sustainability Focus at AERO Friedrichshafen

German Exhibition Emphasizes Eco-Friendly Theme

The big European aviation exhibition is once again on for this spring, with AERO Friedrichshafen running from April 17th to the 20th. This year will place a focus on the "future of aviation", allowing exhibitors to show off the latest and greatest in sustainable fuels, propulsion systems, aerodynamic advancements, and innovations that "lead aviation into the future." The capstone of the exhibition will take place on Saturday, the final day of the show, when a bevy of electric aircraft will take to the air.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Flying Cloud Airport Sees Bonanza

Twin Cities Fields Find Double-Digit Rise in Activity

Airports ringing the Minneapolis Twin Cities have been seeing a continued surge in activity, with Flying Cloud Airport seeing a 12% bump while nearby relievers gain more than 8% in flights. The Metropolitan Airport Commission overseeing the regional operations said that the region is seeing increased activity across the board - individual aircraft operations jumped up to 370,500 over last year's 242,100. The ring of reliever airports surrounding their primary airport, Minnesota Saint Paul, have been carrying a greater load as that hub alone saw nearly 324,000 operations in 2023.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Klyde Morris (02.19.24)

Klyde Bemoans The Reality of Recurrency...

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Thu, Feb 22, 2024

AMO Flight Engineer Recognized for Half Century of Service

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Engineer Racks up 50 Years, 23,000 Flight Hours in P-3

Paul J. Waeghe, Junior will be retiring this year after 48 years and 23,000 hours as a P-3 flight engineer. Waeghe has spent the bulk of his life in federal service of one stripe or another, entering the US Navy in 1973. He operated in a P-3 training patrol squadron, working his way upwards in units operating the same platform. Eventually, he found himself a flight engineer instructor and evaluator, even overseeing a Naval executive detachment that oversaw travel for the admiralty.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Eve Air Mobility Signs Deal with SkyScape of Japan

SkyScape Becomes 13th Customer for Eve Traffic Management Suite

Eve Air Mobility signed a deal with SkyScape, a Japanese vertiport development and management company for the use of the former's Urban Air Traffic Management System. The deal will roll out Eve tech to Japan, as a part of their greater national push towards Advanced Air Mobility tech. The announcement makes Skyscape the 13th such customer to select Eve traffic systems, and the 6th Urban Vertiport client in all. Eve has continued to carve out a niche for itself on the software side of AAM, breaking from a pack of competitors as they focus almost entirely on the aircraft and hardware side.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Classic Aero-TV: Anticipating Futurespace - Blue Origin Visits Airventure 2017

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Flight-Proven Booster On Display At AirVenture…

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is known primarily as a celebration of experimental and amateur-built aircraft. But over the years, the scope of the show has grown to include all aspects of aviation and aerospace. Enter Blue Origin, an aerospace company that has seen significant success over the past two years launching and recovering reusable boosters with an eye towards suborbital space tourism and commercial space launches. And this year, the Blue Origin New Shepard booster was on display at Boeing Plaza at AirVenture 2017. Rob Meyerson, President of Blue Origin, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell, that the company decided to have a presence at AirVenture to introduce their rocket to a broader audience, and give people a glimpse of the cap

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Thu, Feb 22, 2024

NTSB Prelim: Beechcraft BE58

Airplane Suffered Substantial Damage From Hail To The Leading Edges Of Both Wings, The Vertical, And Horizontal Stabilizers

On January 26, 2024, about 1755 central standard time, a Beechcraft BE58, N811CW, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near DeRidder, Louisiana. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that the airplane was in cruise flight at 11,000 ft mean sea level (msl), near DeRidder, Louisiana, when he asked for and received a new heading from Air Traffic Control (ATC) to avoid weather ahead.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2024

Airborne 02.22.24: Set Jet Kaput, Eclipse Chase, Defending GA-Again

 Also: Lakewood Airport v SportAv Haters, UTI-Miramar A&P Program, AERO Friedrichshafen, SnF 24 Update

 
 
Set Jet, a private jet operator hoping to carve out a niche offering by-the-seat charter flights, has quietly folded up shop and closed down after running out of investor money. For the firm's almost 3,000-strong membership base, the news is bad all around, according to an apologetic but disappointing email. Set Jet's operations are completely closed. Delta Air Lines will be offering passengers a chance to view the upcoming solar eclipse from the air, using an Airbus A220-300 with "premium viewing, extra-large windows" to follow the path of the eclipse at its peak. Delta Flight DL 1218 will take off from Austin, Texas at 12:15 Central, and land in Detroit, Michigan at 16:20 Eastern, following a track that will provide them with the greatest exposure to the eclipse. A group of GA-related stakeholders addressed propos

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Thu, Feb 22, 2024

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.22.24)

Aero Linx: Dyersburg Army Air Base Veteran's Museum The Museum is owned and operated by The Dyersburg Army Air Base Memorial Association, Inc., a non-profit organization founded in 1992 by Pat Higdon and Martha Crites, both of Halls. The exhibits on display at Dyersburg Army Air Base not only celebrate the rich history of the grounds we stand on, but also the incredible sacrifice that our Veteran's have made throughout all major US conflicts.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2024

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.22.24): Spoofing

Spoofing Denotes emissions of GNSS-like signals that may be acquired and tracked in combination with or instead of the intended signals by civil receivers. The onset of spoofing effects can be instantaneous or delayed, and effects can persist after the spoofing has ended.  Spoofing can result in false and potentially confusing, or hazardously misleading, position, navigation, and/or date/time information in addition to loss of GNSS use.

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