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September 09, 2021

Aero-TV At XPO21: AUVSI President Speaks On The Unmanned Future, Part 2

Brian Wynne Speaks With Pride About The Community and What The Future Holds

Brian Wynne President & CEO, AUVSI, speaks with ANN about the disruptions caused by the pandemic this year and how he intends to use the momentum generated to propel the industry forward. “I think we’ve got great momentum, and I’m urging us to take advantage of that momentum,” Wynne says. “There are big opportunities that are going on, we have got a very robust discussion going on with the US Navy. The Navy is looking at how unmanned or optionally manned, or uncrewed/optionally crewed, vehicles can be used in their strategy in th

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Boeing, Ryanair Publically End Negotiations Over 737 MAX 10 Jets

Michael O’Leary Says He Would Be Surprised If Agreement Comes Before Year’s End

Boeing and Ireland’s Ryanair are involved in a rare public negotiation over the purchase of 737 MAX 10 jets, which Ryanair says has ended due to differences in price. The grounding of the MAX is no secret and Ryanair is the region's largest customer with 210 of the 197-seat MAX-8 200 on order.  Ryanair, toying with the idea of a potential $33 billion deal for an order of up to 250 of the MAX 10, has publicly ended the talk without an agreement being reached. Even with a steep industry discount, that order could still be worth up to $10 billion. Ryanair Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary says he would be surprised if the deal could reach an agr

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Airborne-Flight Training 09.02.21: Avelo Hires!, Diamond Sim, RAA Scholarships

Also: Piper Pilot 100i, Girls In Aviation, Drone Safety Week, Cabri G2s

Avelo Airlines and Tweed-New Haven Airport are planning a multi-million dollar airport renovation that includes establishing Avelo’s first base on the East Coast at HVN. Now, they are beginning to accept applications for more than 100 new jobs that will be based at the airport. By December 2021, Avelo expects to hire at least 100 HVN-based Crewmembers. Open roles include: airport customer service and operations-related roles, pilots, flight attendants, as well as a number of manager and supervisor positions. Diamond Aircraft Simulator Available With Multi Crew Coordination Ad

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Aeroflot Suspends Unvaccinated Pilots

Russian Airline Suspends At Least 6 

Aeroflot has suspended at least pilots for refusing to vaccinate against the coronavirus, the RBC news website reported Monday, citing a company spokesperson. The pilots were sent on unpaid leave or vacation without pay, at separate times, the Aeroflot spokesman Mikhail Demin told the outlet. “No other Russian airline has similar suspensions,” Igor Deldyuzhov, president of the Sheremetyevo Cockpit Personnel Association, said in a letter on the union’s website. “These measures toward employees provoke excessive social tensions and push them to quit.” 

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NASA’s Perseverance Rover Collects First Mars Rock Sample

Sample Comes From Jezero Crater, Slightly Thicker Than A Pencil

NASA’s Perseverance completed the collection of the first sample of Martian rock on September 6th. Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California received data that confirmed the historic milestone. There is a campaign planned through NASA and the European Space Agency to return the rover’s sample tubes to Earth for closer study. The sample is now in an airtight titanium sample tube. The samples, returned to Earth, would mark the first set of scientifically identified and selected materials making their way to Earth from another planet.

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FAA Approves G-1 Archer Certification Basis

The Company’s eVTOL Climbs One Step Closer To Type Certification

Archer Aviation has revealed that the FAA G-1 Issue Paper: Certification Basis has been approved and signed, which is one step closer towards FAA Type Certification of its eVTOL aircraft. The announcement took place on September 7th. The G-1 Certification Basis specifies the aircraft's airworthiness and Environmental Standards required for FAA Type Certification. Now, Archer can move ahead with finalizing the G-2 Issue Paper with the FAA which will certify the means of compliance, which they have been working on since earlier this year.

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Fourth Annual Helicopter Day Commences In New England

New England Air Museum Hosts The Event September 11th

The New England Air Museum will hold the 4th Annual Helicopter day on Saturday, September 11th 2021. The event will showcase many of its helicopters and a few newly restored aircraft. Highlights include a 22,000-pound CH-54 Skycrane, among others. Over 20 helicopters will be displayed with several open to the public to sit in and experience. In addition to the aircraft available to view, Nick Lappos, Lockheed Martin Senior Fellow, will be presenting with the opportunity to meet and greet. Lappos joined the US Army in 1968. As a Vietnam veteran pilot on the Bell AH-1 Cobra, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with over 900 combat missions.

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BAA Training Introduces a Pilot Peer Support Program

Flight Students and Instructors Now Have Access To Peer Support Network

BAA Training has made a program available for its students and instructors that intends to improve psychological well being.The Pilot Peer Support Program now allows for the students and instructors to talk to a trained pilot peer from one of the two airlines, Avion Express and KlasJet. The program allows for a variety of topics to be discussed in a professional way for issues that may be concerning such as training, family or personal issues. The nature of the program is to help people deal with stress and express themselves to their peers who know how to help because they experience the particularities of the job themselves. The issues that fellow pilots encounter may range

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Klyde Morris (09.06.21)

Klyde (and So Many Others) Refuse To Forget


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Eve and Microflite Reveal Partnership

Team Seeks To Lay Foundation For Urban Air Mobility- Australia

Eve Urban Air Mobility, Embraer spinoff, and Microflite, an Australian helicopter operator, have announced a partnership that seeks to lay the foundation for urban air mobility operations in Australia. The expected start date is 2026. The two companies have worked together since 2019 as Microflite contributed to the Concept of Operations developed jointly between Eve and Airservices Australia. This work helped explore concepts to introduce air taxi use in Melbourne, Australia. “This partnership is an exciting development for Microflite. Australia needs a post-COVID lift and what better way to do that than by developing high-tech and low carbon jobs that support transport, tourism

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NTSB Prelim: Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV

He Felt A “Terrible Shimmy” That “Progressively Got Worse And Worse”

On August 21, 2021, about 1340 eastern daylight time, a Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV airplane, N277GM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE), Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The four crew members and 10 passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot-in-command (PIC) reported that after a routine taxi to the runway he initiated the takeoff on runway 9. As the takeoff roll progressed, he recalled that the normal callouts were made, and nothing was abnormal until the airplane reached about 100 to 110 knots, at whic

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.09.21)

Aero Linx: International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians We are IFFR. We are members of the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. We have friends worldwide in Rotary and in aviation. The first Rotary Club met in Chicago in 1905. Rotary was the intellectual offspring of a unique adventurous soul, Paul P. Harris. IFFR was the brainchild of E. Edison Kennell. Rotarian Ed realized that there must be hundreds of fellow flying Rotarians in the skies over his native land and worldwide. Founding chairman Ed envisioned a network of pilots who shared not only his love of aviation, but his dedication to the Rotary concept of fellowship and service. From the USA our

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.09.21): Terminal Radar Service Area

Terminal Radar Service Area Airspace surrounding designated airports wherein ATC provides radar vectoring, sequencing, and separation on a full-time basis for all IFR and participating VFR aircraft. The AIM contains an explanation of TRSA. TRSAs are depicted on VFR aeronautical charts. Pilot participation is urged but is not mandatory.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.09.21)

“No other Russian airline has similar suspensions. These measures toward employees provoke excessive social tensions and push them to quit.”  Source: Igor Deldyuzhov, president of the Sheremetyevo Cockpit Personnel Association, said in a letter on the union’s website, following Aeroflot having suspended at least 6 pilots for refusing to vaccinate against the coronavirus. The pilots were sent on unpaid leave or vacation without pay, at separate times.

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