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April 24, 2024

Daher Delivers First Kodiak 100 Series III at AERO Friedrichshafen

First Kodiak 100 Series III Delivered at AERO Friedrichshafen

Daher Aerospace achieved a significant milestone with the delivery of its first Kodiak 100 Series III aircraft to a Polish customer, marking a new expansion in its European market presence. The event was celebrated at the AERO Friedrichshafen trade show in Germany, where the aircraft was officially handed over. The new owner, Polish businessman Mariusz Saran, was represented by Piotr Lasek of Plane4you, a company that assists clients in acquiring new and pre-owned aircraft. Saran, who began flying three years ago, sought a dependable aircraft to visit customers and partners across Europe. The Kodiak 100 Series III was chosen for its ability to operate from the diverse airstrips thr

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Airborne 04.22.24: Rotor X Worsens, Airport Fees 4 FNB?, USMC Drone Pilot

Also: EP Systems' Battery, Boeing SAF, Repeat TBM 960 Order, Japan Coast Guard H225 Buy

Despite nearly 100 complaints totaling millions of dollars of potential fraud, combined with employees who claim to have been defrauded, numerous false statements, aand an attempt at a bankruptcy that failed; the Rotor X situation continues to decline. Rotor X STILL claims to be reorganizing and entertaining offers from investors -- but this is a well-worn excuse that has been utilized numerous times without fruition. The Fernandina Beach Florida Municipal Airport (FNB) is considering implementing an automated aircraft landing fee system proposed by Airport Dir

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Kaman Private Buyout Successful

With Acquisition Finished, NYSE Delisting is On the Way

Kaman Corporation has been fully digested by its acquiring company, Arcline Investment Management L.P. The transaction was announced in January, representing an all-cash transaction of approximately $1.8 billion adding ("Arcline”) in an all-cash transaction with a total enterprise value of approximately $1.8 billion. “We are thrilled to announce the completion of this value-maximizing transaction with Arcline and are proud to have delivered an outcome that is in the best interest of our shareholders, employees and customers,” said Ian K. Walsh, Kaman Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we enter our next phase as a private company, we are confident

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Aura Aero Integral E Given EASA Permit To Fly

EASA Grants 'Permit to Fly' for Aura Aero Integral E

EASA has granted AURA AERO the "Approval for Flight Conditions for Permit to Fly" for its innovative two-seater electric aircraft, the INTEGRAL E. This significant step, announced at the conclusion of the AERO Friedrichshafen 2024 event, paves the way for the forthcoming flight test campaign in France, as the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) will now issue the necessary authorization based on this permit. INTEGRAL E, the latest addition to the INTEGRAL family of aircraft, which includes the INTEGRAL R and INTEGRAL S, both powered by single-piston engines, represents a pivotal achievement in electric aviation.

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Savback Helicopters Introduces 'Advancements' in Helicopter Technology

Savback Helicopters Debuts New Helicopter Advancements at AERO Friedrichshafen

Savback Helicopters is making an impact at the 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen, as it introduces advancements in helicopter technology and seeks to expand its market reach. The Sweden-based helicopter and fixed-wing sales specialist, which is the exclusive distributor for Konner helicopters in several European countries, is showcasing two models from its inventory: the Airbus Helicopters' H160 and the light utility H125. A pivotal development for Savback is the recent certification of Konner's K1-S19 turbine helicopter by Sweden's Civil Aviation Authority.

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30th AERO Friedrichshafen Ends As Resounding Success

30th AERO Friedrichshafen Wraps

The 30th edition of AERO Friedrichshafen (April 17 - 20, 2024), the leading global trade fair for General Aviation, Air Sports and Business Aviation, has come to a successful close. "We already had high expectations for the anniversary AERO, but the trade fair far exceeded our expectations this year despite the far from ideal weather conditions," says Stefan Reisinger, Managing Director of trade fair organizer fairnamic GmbH. Tobias Bretzel, Show Director AERO, adds: "Over 680 exhibitors from 38 countries and the high number of visitors from all over the world underline the international significance of AERO..."

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U of OK Adds Aircraft to Training Fleet

University of OK Adds Advanced Aircraft and Helicopters to Training Fleet

The University of Oklahoma celebrated a significant expansion in its aviation training capabilities with the introduction of eleven new aircraft to its School of Aviation. This event, which took place on Friday at OU's Max Westheimer Airport, featured the arrival of the school's first two helicopters and nine Piper single-engine airplanes. OU President Joseph Harroz Jr. highlighted the importance of the new additions, stating, "Welcoming these new aircraft today marks a significant milestone that serves as a tangible illustration of OU's longstanding commitment to strategically align with our state's workforce needs."

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AIR Avionics Shows Off Updates to Air Traffic Collision Avoidance System

AIR Avionics Debuts Updated CAS at AERO Friedrichshafen

At the AERO Friedrichshafen 2024, AIR Avionics, a leading German manufacturer of avionics systems, unveiled significant updates to its AIR Traffic collision avoidance products, which are crucial for enhancing flight safety in Europe's congested skies. These systems are heavily relied upon by thousands of pilots daily, ensuring safer navigation through busy airspace. The updated features, which were introduced during the expo, include a comprehensive overhaul of the traffic depiction on AIR Traffic Display units. This redesign aims to simplify the visual presentation of nearby aircraft, allowing pilots to assess and react to potential conflicts more quickly and effectively.

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Embraer Backlog Hits Peak Despite Increased Delivery Tempo

Jet Manufacturer Passes 1st Quarter with Flying Colors

Embraer's order book is just as full as ever, hitting the highest level since 2017. The company says it's increased its pace of deliveries by 67% in the first quarter of 2024, handing over 25 jets to customers compared to 15 in the same time frame last year. They even set a record for 1st quarter deliveries, last seeing that level of activity in 2016. All in all, Embraer's sitting pretty with the business it has at the moment, seeing continued popularity for its smaller, lighter aircraft like the Phenom and Praetor series.

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Airborne Affordable Flyers 04.18.24: CarbonCub UL, Fisher, Affordable Flyer Expo

Also: Junkers A50 Heritage, Montaer Grows, Dynon-Advance Flight Systems, Vans' Latest 

Officially, the Carbon Cub UL and Rotax 916 iS is now in its 'market survey development phase', meaning it's just about to head into the oven, but the recipe isn't inked just yet. CubCrafters VP Brad Damm wants to see everyone chip in with their two cents to see how they feel about the prospective aircraft. So far, everything that's been shown off paints a very attractive portrait of a lightweight, capable, eager little bird, boasting an empty weight "well below 900 lbs..." CKD Aerospace hit innovation preview with a couple goodies right off the bat, updati

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Airborne 04.19.24: Boom Supersonic, Aviation Alliance, BRM Electric

Also: CAF Normandy, NetJets Pilots Ratify, IWASM Trivia Night, MV-22 Accident $$$

Boom Supersonic got the first instance of Special Flight Authorization to go supersonic, planning to push their XB-1 aircraft beyond the sound barrier. The FAA granted the authorization for them to test fly at Mach 1+ in the R-2508 Complex and part of the R-2515 High Altitude Supersonic Corridor. The FAA says that it completed a thorough review and Environmental Assessment, paving the way for future supersonic flight testing in the commercial sphere. Paul Poberezny's work needs little introduction in the world of experimental aviation, sport flying, and hobbyist aero

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Airborne-NextGen 04.23.24: UAVOS UVH 170, magni650 Engine, World eVTOL Directory

Also: Moya Delivery Drone, USMC Drone Pilot, Inversion RAY Reentry Vehicle, RapidFlight

UAVOS has recently achieved a significant milestone in public safety and emergency services with the first operational deployment of its UVH 170 unmanned helicopter, designed specifically for wildfire suppression. The deployment, which involved both day and night operations, represents a critical advancement in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in managing natural disasters. In a landmark agreement announced on April 22, 2024, magniX, a leader in electric aviation technology, has entered into a Letter of Intent with Harbour Air to supply 50 magni650 el

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Klyde Morris (04.22.24)

Klyde Is Having Some Issues Comprehending The Fed's Priorities

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Airborne 04.16.24: RV Update, Affordable Flying Expo, Diamond Lil

Also: B-29 Superfortress Reunion, FAA Wants Controllers, Spirit Airlines Pulls Back, Gogo Galileo 

Van's Aircraft posted a short video recapping the goings-on around their reorganization as they continue to move away from the brink, and by all accounts, things are going great. Clyde Hamstreet indicated that things are going pretty well in the Chapter 11 process, and they expect their reorganization plan to be approved by the court come May. Hammerstreet noted, with pleasure, that few companies in a similar position manage to survive the process, but Van's is sitting pretty. The Affordable Flying Expo is on the books for January 9th throu

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Airborne-Flight Training 04.17.24: Feds Need Controllers, Spirit Delay, Redbird

Also: Martha King Scholarship, Montaer Grows, Textron Updates Pistons, FlySto

The FAA is hiring thousands of air traffic controllers, but the window to apply will only be open for a short time. The FAA has issued a call to action, requesting anyone and everyone meeting the relatively accommodating standards. They will have to bolster their numbers soon, with plans to hire 1,800 more controllers this year, and another 2,000 in 2025. Spirit Airlines announced its decision to defer the delivery of new Airbus aircraft and furlough approximately 260 pilots. The budget airline, headquartered in Miramar, Florida, is taking these measures as part of its s

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Proven Switchblade System Gets USMC Reorder

Loitering Munition Sees Increased Popularity Now that it's 'Battle Proven'

AeroVironment's efforts in Ukraine apparently won them some customers around the beltway, with a nearly $9 million order being placed from the United States Marine Corps. The small, semi-autonomous loitering munition provides troops with "organic, anti-armor/anti-personnel, precision fire capability at the tactical level," while being packable to boot. AeroVironment's $8.9 contract could eventually be worth $249 million, if everything is exercised. “AV offers a battle-proven and production-ready system to support OPF-L to meet the Marine Corps’ requirements,” said AeroVironment's Senior Vice President of LMS, Brett Hush.

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IMPORTANT: eSportPlane Resource Guide Survey Data Sought

Easy Online Forms Available For Sport Plane Manufacturers And Suppliers To Be Listed In The Upcoming eSPRG

Work on the SportPlane Resource Guide is going well… Albeit a little bit behind schedule, because as we got into this process, things became a bit more complicated simply because we learned we could do an even better job at certain aspects of this project than we thought from the beginning. They say that the enemy of true quality is the phrase "good enough" and we want to be far more than “good enough.” FMI: www.sportplane.com, Read More

Airborne Programming Continues Serving SportAv With 'Airborne-Affordable Flyers'

With The eSPRG Only Weeks Away From Its Start Date, A-AF Will Help To Support Sport Flyers, Worldwide

With the all-new and all-digital SportPlane Resource Guide getting ready for publication early next year, the Aero-News Network is pleased to announce yet another addition to the Airborne video news programming roster… Airborne-Affordable Flyers. Dedicated to keeping people up-to-date on the most affordable aspects of sport and general aviation, Airborne-Affordable Flyers is one of our most exciting offerings yet. A-AF will delve into more than just the current LSA community, but look at all aspects of aviation to examine and ev

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Classic Aero-TV: Best Seat in The House -- 'Inside' The AeroShell Aerobatic Team

From 2010 (YouTube Version): Yeah.... This IS A Really Cool Job

When ANN's Nathan Cremisino took over the lead of our Aero-TV teams, he knew he was in for some extra work and a lot of extra responsibility. Still... with all that, there ARE times when its good to be the top guy.... like when our friends at Aspen Avionics call over and ask if we want to put one of our Aero-TV videographers aboard a formation aerobatic flight with the world famous Aero-Shell Aerobatic Team. At such times, its good to be in a position to say... "Hey, I want to go..." and go. It's an amazing experience... paired up with some of the best aerobatic pilots in the business, aboard

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NTSB Issues Final Report on 2022 Camarillo Mooney M20K Accident

Mooney M20K Fatal Accident; Pilot Loses Control in IMC

The NTB has concluded its investigation into an accident involving a Mooney M20K aircraft that resulted in the death of the pilot. The crash occurred on June 10, 2022, shortly after takeoff from an airport in Camarillo, California. The aircraft was destroyed upon impact after the pilot lost control during flight. The NTSB's final report attributes the probable cause of the accident to the pilot's spatial disorientation and subsequent loss of control of the aircraft after entering IMC. These conditions were characterized by low visibility, mist, and cloud tops ranging from 400 to 1,600 feet. On the day of the accident, the instrument-rated pilot, who was unfamiliar with the airport, p

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We're Accepting Resumes -- AND Hiring! ANN Puts Out 'Help Wanted' Sign

BIG Upgrades In The Works --- ANN Is Seeking EXCEPTIONAL New Staffers

The last few years have been about as challenging a time as we can recall... but we survive (yeah, we're kinda surprised, too) and look forward to 2023 and what we see as a very rewarding (and yes, still challenging) new generation of activities at ANN. After some truly weird times during the pandemic, ANN continues to expand slowly, but surely, and we have some truly intriguing upgrades coming up over the next few months. In other words, we're about to grow again -- REALLY/TRULY -- and in some novel directions. The much-appreciated expansion of  Read More

Expanding Our Vast Horizons... ANN Now Available on Roku and FireTV!

And That's But One Of Over A Dozen Major Developments Planned For The Next Year Or So

Aero-News Network is now available on Roku and Amazon FireTV! That’s right folks. You can now get your daily dose of aviation news… right on the ol' giggle box! This is an EPIC development for our network, one of many to come, and we’re thrilled to offer you this new way to watch our news programming. Whether you’re a traditional website reader, podcast listener, or YouTube subscriber, we’re dedicated to giving you quality, honest, aviation news that you can trust and broadening our reach and audience aggressively in the coming years, so that we may both Grow and Inform the aviatio

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Aero-Biz Survival 101 (1120a): Expert Ideas To Help You Through Tough Times

Brand New! Avoid The Need For A Comeback... Get Your Marketing Right, Right Now!

Some time ago, the Aero-News Network, responding to numerous requests, established a marketing and communications sister company by the name of AEROPRENEUER... and it's been doing amazing work under these difficult circumstances -- and getting results! We're getting rave reviews from our clients, and working hard to earn the trust of a number of new marketing partners along the way. ANN's Amber Cedroni has come up with a few tips to help aero-businesses stay alive in these tough times, and

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The SportPlane Resource Guide RETURNS!!!!

Emphasis On Growing The Future of Aviation Through Concentration on 'AFFORDABLE FLYERS'

It's been a number of years since the Latest Edition of Jim Campbell's HUGE SportPlane Resource Guide first saw the light of day. That massive 1100 page book last featured over 800 exciting sport aircraft from all over the SportPlane universe... at a time when the SportPlane industry was still a healthy, thriving enterprise (those were the days...). While there has been some consideration, off and on, toward updating the nearly 5 pound book, the near implosion of the SportPlane and kit industry over the last decade has made such a pursuit an unwieldy one... until now.

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Read/Watch/Listen... ANN Does It All

There Are SO Many Ways To Get YOUR Aero-News!

It’s been a while since we have reminded everyone about all the ways we offer your daily dose of aviation news on-the-go...so here is a full list of ways you can subscribe to our channels and get notifications when there are new episodes or breaking news! 1) Subscribe To Our Newsletter When surveyed, almost half of our audience shared with us that they rely on our daily newsletter to get their aviation news for the day and stay up-to-date in their field or craft. Are you subscribed yet? If not, use the link below to receive our daily Propwash emails that always feature a feed of our latest stories and breaking news. SUBSCRIBE >&g

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.24)

Aero Linx: Aviation Without Borders Aviation Without Borders uses its aviation expertise, contacts and partnerships to enable support for children and their families – at home and overseas. We ship humanitarian air cargo overseas for UK charities active abroad, we help fly light aircraft in air support of other charities operating in Africa and at home we fly up to 500 deserving kids nationwide each year on a flight of their lives in small planes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.24): Runway Lead-in Light System

Runway Lead-in Light System Runway Lead-in Light System Consists of one or more series of flashing lights installed at or near ground level that provides positive visual guidance along an approach path, either curving or straight, where special problems exist with hazardous terrain, obstructions, or noise abatement procedures.

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Aero-FAQ: Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories -- ITBOA BNITBOB

Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories

ITBOA BNITBOB ... what does that mean? It's not gibberish, it's a lengthy acronym for "In The Business Of Aviation ... But Not In The Business Of Business."

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.24.24)

“As we enter our next phase as a private company, we are confident that we will benefit from additional resources and expertise that will enable us to build upon our strong foundation and take full advantage of the hard work we have done these past several years to reposition our company. This new partnership will accelerate our transformational strategy." Source: Ian K. Walsh, Kaman Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commenting as Kaman Corporation has been fully digested by its acquiring company, Arcline Investment Management L.P.

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