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September 23, 2021

Airborne-Flight Training 09.16.21: ERAU Astro's, Delta VAX Mandate, American A/L

Also: Cargojet Fires 23, Drone Safety Awareness Week, Simaero Wins, EAA Space Day

SpaceX’s Inspiration 4 has Two Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduates onboard... Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President P. Barry Butler sent his best wishes to the alumni – Jared Isaacman and Chris Sembrowski. "Everyone at Embry-Riddle is excited about the mission and proud of our Eagles, Jared and Chris,” Butler said. “Through their participation in this mission, they are also raising funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. In doing so, they are exemplifying Eagle values, which call on us to be of service to

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Aero-TV At SnF21: The Ultimate GA Transportation System? Diamond’s DA62

Diamond’s Jet-A Powered Twin Is Fast, Obedient, And Ready To Travel

John Armstrong, founder and CEO of Lifestyle Aviation, took ANN up in the DA-62 at Sun ‘N Fun. Even the start was unique as Armstrong suggested starting the twin engine airplane with the doors open so that Jim could experience the startup directly. After starting the airplane, the pair were able to talk in a normal voice with the engines running. “I told you this was the easiest plane I’ve ever flown,” says Armstrong. “The only exception is the ground  handling takes a little while to get used to. It’s different

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FAA Proposes $382K Civil Penalty Against Universal Flight Training

Sarasota, FL, Operation Had Previously Been Subject Of Revocation Action

The FAA has proposed a $382,000 civil penalty against Universal Flight Training of Sarasota, FL, for allegedly conducting illegal passenger-carrying flights. The FAA alleges that between October 2015 and February 2019, Universal Flight Training and its affiliate, Universal Flight Services, conducted at least 26 paid passenger-carrying flights in multiple airplanes. The agency alleges the companies did not have the required FAA operating or air carrier certificate to conduct those flights. The FAA further alleges the companies used unqualified pilots who did not complete FAA-required training, testing, and competency checks.

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Legacy Flight Training Reveals New Simulator

New M600 Simulator Received FAA Certification

Legacy Flight Training reveals that the company has received FAA certification for use of the new Frasca flight simulator for the Piper M600/SLS in their curriculum at their training facility on the Piper Aircraft campus in Vero Beach, Florida. The M600/SLS simulator provides a realistic flight experience as it uses an actual M600 fuselage, pilot seating, sub panels, switching and flight controls and multi-channel projection system with wrap-around visuals. The Frasca built training device features M600 type specific G3000 avionics with Piper’s HALO safety system, inflight stability protection, level mode and auto throttle system.

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Klyde Morris (09.20.21)

Klyde Isn't Thrilled About "Renting It..."


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'Leading Ladies Of… Aerospace' To Host Second Virtual Summit

The Summit Will Focus On Women Shaping The Future Of The Aerospace Industry

“Leading Ladies Of…,” will hold its second annual Leading Ladies Of… Aerospace Virtual Summit on September 23, 2021. The group focuses on women breaking the glass ceiling, and this virtual summit will feature discussions on driving gender parity in the aerospace sector. The theme this year will be “Resurge and Fly: Fueling Our Recovery From Ground to Sky,” and will feature discussions from global leaders of Fortune 500 companies, suppliers and startups.

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Pan Am Academy Selected By Nolinor For B737-800 Pilot Training

Nolinor Has Recently Acquired Its First B737-800

Following the recent acquisition of its first Boeing 737-800, Nolinor Aviation selected Pan Am Flight Academy to deliver training services for their pilots. "It was important for Nolinor to choose a training organization that really cares about carriers and with whom we can build a long-term business relationship. We know, from having worked with them for years, that we can count on Pan Am," said Marco Prud'homme, President of Nolinor Aviation. This relationship of trust between the established aviation training organization and the carrier began 15 years ago when Nolinor Aviation selected Pan Am Flight Academy for the training of their pilots for its Boeing 737-200 fleet.

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Shell Informs Community Of New Ambitions For SAF

Company Goal To Produce Around 2 Million Tons Of SAF By 2025

Shell informs the community of its ambition to produce around 2 million tons of sustainable aviation fuel a year by 2025. By 2030, the company also plans to have at least 10% of its total, global fuel sales as SAF. “Currently, sustainable aviation fuel accounts for less than 0.1% of the world’s use of aviation fuel. We want to help our customers use more SAF,” said Anna Mascolo, President of Shell Aviation. “With the right policies, investments and collaboration across the sector we can accelerate aviation’s progress towards net zero by 2050.”

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Boeing Builds New Factory To Produce MQ-25 Stingray

The Factory Will Provide Hundreds Of Jobs In Illinois

Boeing reveals they will build the Navy’s newest carrier-based aircraft at a new facility in Illinois. This new aircraft will bring the benefits of digital aircraft design and production to the Navy, while the production is expected to provide up to 300 advanced manufacturing jobs to the greater St. Louis region. The facility is expected to be completed in 2024, and will provide employment to 150 mechanics, engineers and support staff that will together build the MQ-25TM Stingray, set to be the Navy’s first operational, carrier-based unmanned aircraft.

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AD: B-N Group Ltd. Airplanes

AD 2021-18-01 Requires Repetitively Inspecting The Rudder Final Drive Rod Assembly

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for B-N Group Ltd. Models BN-2, BN-2A, BN-2A-2, BN-2A-3, BN-2A-6, BN-2A-8, BN-2A-9, BN-2A-20, BN-2A-21, BN-2A26, BN-2A-27, BN-2B-20, BN-2B-21, BN-2B-26, BN-2B-27, BN-2T, and BN-2T-4R airplanes. This AD was prompted by mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as failure of the rudder final drive rod because of cracks in the region of the taper pins. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the rudder final drive rod assembly and replacing

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.23.21)

Aero Linx: The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) is the world’s largest pilot trade association representing over 30,000 professional passenger and all-cargo airline pilots. CAPA’s mission is to address safety, security, legislative and regulatory issues affecting the professional flight deck crew member on matters of common interest to the individual member unions. We are an advocate for strong safety and security programs that continue to fortify the continuously vulnerable aviation industry.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.23.21): Sunset And Sunrise

Sunset And Sunrise The mean solar times of sunset and sunrise as published in the Nautical Almanac, converted to local standard time  for the locality concerned. Within Alaska, the end of evening civil twilight and the beginning of morning civil twilight, as defined for each locality.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.23.21)

“Currently, sustainable aviation fuel accounts for less than 0.1% of the world’s use of aviation fuel. We want to help our customers use more SAF. With the right policies, investments and collaboration across the sector we can accelerate aviation’s progress towards net zero by 2050.” Source: Anna Mascolo, President of Shell Aviation, discussing plans for their expansion into SAF distribution.

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