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March 16, 2022

Blue Origin Announces NS-20 Slate

SNL Actor, Celebs To Take Flight on 4th Manned Trip Aboard New Shepard

Blue Origin has released the passenger list for the NS-20 launch, making headlines with the presence of a celebrity often in the news. The new flight will carry a few celebrities, philanthropists, and corporate figures. The launch will continue the work with Blue Origin's booster program, Club for the Future. Student work and completed artwork will be taken into orbit for use as souvenirs and launch will contain Postcards to Space, as is quickly becoming tradition in the launch schedule. 

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Russia Signs Pipeline to Convert 'Abandoned' Planes

Putin Lays Out Framework for Foreign Aircraft "Theft by Conversion" 

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a new law into being that gives domestic airlines the ability to register rights to foreign aircraft leased by Russian companies, and issuing domestic airworthiness certificates to them. Like many carriers around the world, Russian airlines often rely on leased aircraft to defray some of the cost and hassle of ownership and maintenance. Lessors outside the country face difficulties in recovering their property in Russia, more than 500 planes worth more than $10 billion in total.

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Gulfstream to Digitize 70+ Years of Blueprints, Design Data

Archive of Company Drafts, Engineering Files to Be Recorded and Converted for CAD Compatibility 

Gulfstream has begun the time-consuming, frustrating process of digitizing its vast collection of paper records held at its company headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. The company had, like many sitting on old paper and photographic records, procrastinated the tremendous job of recording, cataloging, and labeling vital but aged information until recent developments from its records department created a newer, more streamlined system better suited to preserving them. The new database system will "make those important records easy to access and to ensure every detail is preserved for the future," according to Gulfstream brass. 

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One Air Group Adds P2008JC to Diversify Training Fleet

Spanish Flight Academy Buys Pair of Tecnams to Augment Diamond Collection

Tecnam has sold a pair of its premium P2008JC MkII aircraft to the recently opened One Air of Málaga, Spain. One Air is the first flight academy to introduce the Tecnam in the country, slowly bolstering the P2008's use case as a contender for the high-wing trainer aircraft throne. The carbon bodied, lightweight, and modern P2008 is Tecnam's attempt to create a do-all aircraft for everyone from the 5-hour student to the 50-year cross country long hauler, offering up an assortment of features drawn from the general aviation market as a whole. 

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Breeze Airways Completes Training Site

Embraer 190 FFS, Cabin Training Systems Installed Ahead of Company Growth Spurt

Breeze Airways displayed their recent addition to their Salt Lake City, Utah training academy this week, showing off the first of their full motion simulators. The Embraer 190 simulator is flanked by classrooms, briefing rooms, and offices, with space for an upcoming addition in the form of an Airbus A220 sim expected later this summer. Breeze says the training facility will have nearly everything needed to build their operations from the ground up, supporting both pilots and cabin crew.

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Boeing Starts Relationship With Arajet

New Caribbean Airline Orders 20 737 Max Aircraft to Kickstart Operations

The Dominican Republic's newest carrier has chosen a side in the eternal Airbus/Boeing rivalry, opting for the 737 Max as their steed of choice in the Caribbean market. The company selected the higher-capacity 737-8-200, which will pack nearly 200 passengers into a plane the size as a regular, 189-seat 737-800. While less than optimum for larger customers hungry for plenty of legroom, the 737 should make it easier to turn a profit while in the early growth stage for Arajet.

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Classic Aero-TV: The Red Tail Project--Carrying the Torch of the Tuskegee Airmen

From 2010 (YouTube Version): Preserving The History Of An Amazing Facet Of Aviation

ANN's phenomenal trip to Albuquerque for the 2010 ABQ Balloon Fiesta is the gift that keeps on giving... both with the memories we have of the extraordinary visual delights of that week as well as the tremendous opportunities our Aero-TV crews had to experience so much of the world of ballooning, its people and its history. One of the more intriguing aspects of that trip was our visit to the Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum. The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum presents the development of ballooning through historic, scientific and

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USAF Contracts Wichita State for B-1 Digitization

Institute for Aviation Research to Create Computer Renderings of Parts, Structures

The Air Force has awarded $100 million to the Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) to continue its work on digitizing the prodigious amount of information needed to create virtual renders of the B-1 bomber's structures. The goal of the Digital Engineering program is to develop a computerized rendition for a variety of structures, parts, and systems for the B-1 platform, freeing them from the constraints of referencing aging assortments of now-vintage blueprints.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 182D

He Attempted To Troubleshoot The Loss Of Engine Power By Cycling The Mixture

On March 02, 20022, about 0800 Pacific standard time, a Cessna 182D, N8814X, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Mortmar, California. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that shortly after departure from Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport, the airplane climbed to 400 ft above ground level and leveled off. Shortly after level off, a noticeable decrease in engine rpm was observed by the pilot, followed by a total loss of power.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.16.22)

Aero Linx: International Association of Missionary Aviation (IAMA) International Association of Missionary Aviation (IAMA) is comprised of individuals, schools and ministry organizations. We seek to encourage a spirit of collaboration and cooperation between organizations as they serve Christ around the globe. Take a moment to visit the different pages to learn more about us and about how you can be a part of our wonderful organization.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.16.22): No Gyro Approach

No Gyro Approach A radar approach/vector provided in case of a malfunctioning gyro-compass or directional gyro. Instead of providing the pilot with headings to be flown, the controller observes the radar track and issues control instructions “turn right/left” or “stop turn” as appropriate.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.16.22)

“It’s really exciting to open our Training Academy less than a year after our first flight. This facility is large enough to support an airline of 800 pilots and 1,200 flight attendants, so it will support many years of growth for us. And, as a tech hub, there’s no better place for the center than Salt Lake City, which is also home to our headquarters in Cottonwood Heights. Combined with our partnership with ATP, we are well-positioned for continued growth and network expansion.” Source: Breeze CEO David Neeleman, commenting after Breeze Airways displayed their recent addition to their Salt Lake City, Utah training academy this week, showing off the first of their full motion simulators. 

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