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Airborne 04.26.24: Beta Alia 250, SPEEA v Boeing, Anti-Av Climate Attacks

Also: 1st Kodiak 100 Series III, Kaman Buyout, Airmate Hits 250,000, Airbus Names Robin Hayes

Vermont-based Beta Technologies has marked a significant advancement in the eVTOL aircraft sector with the successful piloted transition of its Alia-250 from vertical hover to cruise flight. 

This development underscores Beta's commitment to pioneering practical and commercially viable eVTOL solutions. The transition, which occurred with a pilot on board, involved moving from a stationary hover to forward flight, showcasing the aircraft's dual capabilities. The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) has lodged a formal complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), alleging retaliation by Boeing management against two of its union members. On the morning of April 20, a protest by climate activists at Hanscom Field airport in Bedford, Massachusetts, led to the arrest of 20 individuals. The protesters, believed to be associated with the group Extinction Rebellion -- previously linked to other protests that often involved damage to aircraft or airport property -- were part of a larger gathering of approximately 25 people voicing opposition to the proposed expansion of the airport. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unlimited!!!

Airborne 04.26.24 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, April 26th, 2024... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Holland Lee. Holland is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

  • Beta Alia 250 Makes Successful Transition Flight  
  • SPEEA Files NLRB Complaint Alleging Retaliation Against Member Engineers 
  • Arrests Made For Climate Protesters Breaching Security at BED
  • Daher Delivers First Kodiak 100 Series III at AERO Friedrichshafen
  • Kaman Private Buyout Successful
  • Airmate Hits 250,000-User Mark 
  • Airbus Names Robin Hayes Chairman and CEO of Airbus Americas 

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