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March 31, 2022

Gogo Promotes Aguirre from Business Division to Gogo Inc COO

Readies Executive Structure for 2 High-Level Retirements in the Coming Year

Gogo has appointed longtime company man Sergio Aguirre as president and chief operating officer as they institute plans for succession and general counsel roles to replace and reorganize their corporate structure. Aguirre is a familiar face for those acquainted with Gogo's Business Aviation Division, having worked as the president of the arm. His move up will place him over Gogo, Inc. proper, reporting directly to Gogo chairman and CEO Oakleigh Thorne.

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Gogo Transmits ALL The Excitement of AEA 2022!

Gogo 5G Hitting Milestones 

During the past three months, Gogo Business Aviation has been on a tear with the development of its 5G program. At the end of December, the company announced that it had begun deploying its 5G network, completing construction of a seven-tower 5G testbed. Additional sites will be completed at a rapid pace throughout the first half of 2022 and Gogo will launch service with 100% nationwide coverage across the contiguous United States. Gogo 5G is expected to deliver ~25 Mbps on average with peak speeds in the 75-80 Mbps range and has been designed to deliver high throughput with very low latency to address the increasing demand for data-heavy interactive services like video conferencing or Facetime. 

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Mid-Continent Innovates Its Way Through AEA 2022

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power  AEA Convention 2022 Booth #301

Cut the Cords with New True Blue Power ® Wireless Chargers True Blue Power announced the addition of FAA-certified wireless chargers to the company’s line of electrical power solutions. The TWC15 Series Wireless Chargers are Qi compliant and provide up to 15 watts of power to smartphones, wireless earbuds and personal electronics. These new wireless chargers are available in three, easy-to-install configurations and are ideal for use in the cabin a

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Autel Begins Importation of Dragonfish Lite, Pro

Enterprise Drones Provide Weigh-Conscious or High-Endurance/High-Altitude UAS options

Autel Robotics has announced the availability of its Dragonfish Lite and Pro UAVs in the United States for the first time. The new products join the vanilla Autel Dragonfish to provide a wider range of pricing and mission profiles for users requiring just a little more performance, more range, or lighter weight. The Dragonfish is a durable, multirotor drone capable of VTOL flight with more economic fixed-wing capability. That hybrid of both worlds allows for use across a range of professional applications, from energy, mining, defense, and surveillance. The maximum flight speed comes in at 67 mph, with a transmission range about 18 1/2 miles. 

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Universal Avionics Releases Falcon 2000 Flight Deck Upgrades

InSight Glass Panels Lighten Things by 200 Pounds While Freeing Operators from Legacy CRT Maintenance

Universal Avionics has combined efforts with Trimec Aviation to provide a streamlined, integrated avionics package for the Dassault Falcon 2000/2000EX aircraft. The system will replace the aging Collins Aerospace Pro Line 4 equipment as shipped from the factory, swapping it out for the Universal Avionics InSight Flight Display System, SBAS-Flight Management Systems, UniLink Communications Management System, and the futuristic SkyLens head-wearable display. The STC approval for the suite is in the works, expected to be issued for the first aircraft type in the 1st quarter of 2023. 

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ACR-Artex: The Number 1 Aviation Safety Equipment Manufacturer Brings You AEA!

ACR-Artex Brings New Dimensions of Safety To The Aviation World! Now, ARTEX is continuing to invest in next generation technology and is one of the leading engineering centers specifically aimed at aircraft safety and survival. From a new Survival Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELTS) to cutting edge technology designed into an Autonomous Distress Tracking ELT (ELT-DT) that most commercial operators will be required to equip their aircrafts with some by 2023. ARTEX has built its reputation by supplying quality products to world class aircraft manufacturers for over five decades. We delive

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Classic Aero-TV: Able Flt's Leslie Irby--Air Is The Only Place Free of Prejudice

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Able Flight Welcomes New Pilots At AirVenture

After seven weeks of intensive flight training and ground school, seven 2019 Able Flight scholarship recipients are now licensed pilots. Six trained at Purdue University and one at The Ohio State University, and they were honored at Able Flight’s annual Wings Pinning Ceremony at EAA AirVenture 2019. Among them is Leslie Irby, who lives in Georgia and was paralyzed in an auto accident in 2013.

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Avolon Bests Estimates with 500 VX4 Orders Over Last 9 Months

Vertical Aerospace Picking up Momentum in Building Marketshare from Pole to Pole

The electric VX4 has beat expected pre-order commitment estimates with more than 500 aircraft earmarked for airlines around the world. Avolon, a global aircraft lessor, pre-ordered 500 VX4s in June of last year, and has now chosen to exercise its option for 50 additional aircraft after placing each one of its initial order. Vertical Aerospace has been seeing considerable interest in the VX4, whether with JAL, AirAsia, Gol, and more, their work will soon be in service around the world. Avolon's successful home-ing of 550 brand-new, first-generation aircraft in an impressive feat.

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NTSB Prelim: Vans Aircraft Inc RV-12iS

Rudder And Right Horizontal Stabilizer Were Located By The U.S. Coast Guard on March 4, 2022

On February 27, 2022, about 0958 eastern standard time, an experimental, amateur-built Vans RV-12IS, N123RR, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in Florida Bay, about 20 miles northwest of Big Pine Key, Florida. The sport pilot and passenger have not been located. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The airplane was reported overdue to the Federal Aviation Administration on February 28, 2022, after the pilot did not report to work. The rudder and right horizontal stabilizer were located by the U.S. Coast Guard on March 4, 2022.

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AeroGuard Advertises Addition of Southwest Airlines to Pathway Program Guarante

Guaranteed Interview Program Between SkyWest and Delta, Alaska, United, and Southwest Opens More Options for AeroGuard Students

AeroGuard Flight Training Center has announced a new partnership for flow-through career building at Southwest Airlines. AeroGuard's Guaranteed Pilot Interview Program, much like similar offerings throughout the flight training industry, allows for qualified students to build their experience, flight time, and track to land themselves in the right seat of a SkyWest Airlines jet. SkyWest Airlines has a similar agreement of its own with Delta, United, Alaska, and Southwest Airlines that allows SkyWest captains of 2+ years to receive a guaranteed pilot interview with each of the larger carriers. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.31.22)

Aero Linx: Bellanca-Champion Club Bellanca-Champion Club: Dedicated to the Bellanca Cruisair, Cruisemaster, Viking, American Champion Citabria, Decathlon, Scout, Champion and AviaBellanca Skyrocket lines of aircraft, their furtherance, history, preservation and maintenance. The Bellanca-Champion Club welcomes all owners, pilots and enthusiasts.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.31.22): Coupled Approach

Coupled Approach An instrument approach performed by the aircraft autopilot, and/or visually depicted on the flight director, which is receiving position information and/or steering commands from onboard navigational equipment. In general, coupled non-precision approaches must be flown manually (autopilot disengaged) at altitudes lower than 50 feet AGL below the minimum descent altitude, and coupled precision approaches must be flown manually (autopilot disengaged) below 50 feet AGL unless authorized to conduct autoland operations. Coupled instrument approaches are commonly flown to the allowable IFR weather minima established by the operator or PIC, or flown VFR for training and safety.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.31.22)

“Sergio’s promotion reflects the leadership role he plays within Gogo’s new operating structure as a pure-play business aviation company. With more than 30 years of aviation industry experience, including 15 years with Gogo, Sergio’s unique expertise and leadership is critical in advancing our strategic initiatives and building shareholder value.” Source: Oakleigh Thorne, Gogo chairman, on the occasion of announcing the appointment of longtime company man Sergio Aguirre as president and chief operating officer. 

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