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March 09, 2022

uAvionix Launches ADS-B Trade-Up Program

Owners of Early EchoUAT, skyBeacon EXP, or tailBeacon TSO Get Credit Towards Latest-Gen ADS-B Products

uAvionix has opened a "Trade-Up to tailBeaconX" program for those aircraft owners looking to upgrade their plane to a Space-Based Mode S 1090ES ADS-B Transponder. With compliance issues looming for those who haven't yet made the jump to newer equipment, the offering is a chance to square things away and operate in 1090 MHz airspace. The limited time deal will allow owners of a uAvionix skyBeacon, tailBeacon, or echoUAT to obtain a $1200 credit towards a TSO certified tailBeaconX ADS-B Transponder. 

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Ventura Sheriff Buys Subaru Bell 412EPX

Flight Unit Selects an Oddball Huey Descendant for Next Utility Helicopter

Ventura County California’s Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit has selected a somewhat unusual helicopter for their next aircraft, selecting a Subaru Bell 412EPX to be the first of its kind so configured in North America. The Unit began operations in 1971, flying an old Bell 47 for their aerial public safety missions, which has grown to include Law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical response, and fire suppression. The new Subaru is a recent addition to the industry, being a derivative of the venerable old UH-1 Huey in modern, updated trim. Ventura County should receive their Subaru by the end of 2022. 

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Sikorsky Attends Heli-Expo on SAF

S-92 Helicopter Takes a Sustainable Cross Country Trip of 1,500 nm

This year's Heli-Expo 2022 has seen a number of sustainability efforts making their debut, like Sikorsky's S-92 flying in on a mixture of biofuel. The sustainable aviation fuel used was similar to the standard blend ratio used in previous GE testing. Their commercial biofuel demo flights have been working since 2008, with considerable headway being made in recent years as engineers have been able to titrate less and less petroleum feedstock into a functional blend - eventually reaching a 100% SAF flight in 2018. GE and GE Partnership engines throughout their portfolio can be flown on approved SAF.

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Genesys to Release New Digital Radio Control Panel

New Radio Control Suite Boasts Greater LCD Area, Cross-Brand Compatibility

Genesys Aerosystems has released the Genesys Control Panel (GCP), another product in their line of avionics controls, a single unite Nav/Comm kit meant for use alongside the firm's Digital Radio (GDR) line. The GCP is designed to provide users additional interface and control options for those builds equipped with their digital radio system, but without a full Genesys Avionics Suite. The controller provides access to VHF Comm, VHF Nav, UHF Comm frequencies, with additional 3rd party compatibility with other brands, though it is designed to synergize with the brand's remote-mount, software-definable radio. 

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Blackhawk Aerospace to Acquire Recoil

Engine Modification Expert Obtains Stake in Carbon Fiber Firefighting Equipment Manufacturer

Blackhawk Aerospace signed a letter of intent to acquire a controlling stake of Recoil Aerospace, a fabricator of carbon fiber composite fire suppression tanks, aircraft structures, and aux tanks. The agreement will see the Dallas, Texas company diversify its holdings, allowing it to bolster its current product line with additional Recoil products. Blackhawk sees the marriage of the two as a way to combine their performance products and engine upgrades with Recoil's expertise in creating lightweight carbon fiber equipment to break ground in new aircraft equipment.

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Robinson Exhibits Newscopter, Trainer, at Heli-Expo 2022

Sky Helicopters Displays Some Popular Options, Packages with Cadet, Raven, and Newscopter

Robinson has brought a quintet of their aircraft to Heli-Expo 2022, bringing an R66 Turbine, R44 Raven II, R44 Cadet, and a recently painted R66 Newscopter at this year’s Dallas, Texas exhibition. Each one of them is already spoken for, and after the expo is over will make their way to Sky Helicopters in Garland, Texas for delivery to customers. The R66 and R44 Raven are examples of well-outfitted, fully equipped and optioned Robinson craft. They feature the improved, impact resistant windshields, built in cockpit cabin cameras, glass panel avionics, autopilots, long steps, and cyclic guards. The R66 bearing the shiny "News 6 HD" livery is an example of

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Classic Aero-TV: Glance EFIS 1 – A New SportAv Avionics Alternative

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Market Also Includes LSAs And Ultralights…

A new entry in the EFIS arena for the Light Sport, Experimental/Amateur Built and Ultralight segment of aviation is the Glance EFIS, which was on display at Sebring in January. Steve Cagle, Owner and Software Engineer for 2020 Avionics, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that the unit brings navigation, AHRS, and a basic 4-cylinder engine monitor into the cockpits of non-certified aircraft. 

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NTSB Prelim: Sikorsky S-61N

...Gradually Pitched Nose Down And Impacted Nose First, In A Near Vertical Attitude

On February 22, 2022, about 1020 Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, a Sikorsky S-61N helicopter, N615CK, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands, Kekaha, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. The two pilots and two crewmembers were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 flight. The accident helicopter, owned and operated by Croman Corporation, was under contract to the United States Navy, being used to retrieve inert training torpedoes from the Pacific Ocean as part of the Navy’s, ongoing, Pacific submarine training operations.

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AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

AD 2022-04-08 Prompted By Reports Of Low Halon Concentration In The Forward And Aft Cargo Compartments

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-16-01, which applied to all Airbus SAS Model A318, A319, A320, and A321 series airplanes. AD 2020-16-01 required repetitive cleaning and greasing of affected cargo door seals (both original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and parts manufacturer approval (PMA) parts). This AD was prompted by reports of low halon concentration in the forward and aft cargo compartments due to air leakage through cargo compartment door seals, and the FAA's determination that improved cargo door seals must be installed and that certain flight operations must be limited until the improved cargo door seals are instal

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.09.22)

Aero Linx: Independent Pilots Association Welcome to the Independent Pilots Association. The IPA is the collective bargaining unit representing the more than 3150 professional pilots who fly in service of United Parcel Service, the world's largest transportation company. The IPA is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, home of UPS Worldport, the largest fully automated package handling system in the world.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.09.22): 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 (03.09.22)

“The Cadet has proven to be an outstanding trainer. The continued innovation of the R44... will allow us to instruct the next generation of helicopter pilots using the latest tools and technologies."  Source: Wes Van Deil, UND chief flight instructor-helicopter, said the R44 has proven to be an excellent trainer thanks to its continuous maintenance tracking and on-board camera. The proliferation of in-flight video recording has been a fast-growing phenomenon in the training market, as the ability to record and replay a training flight is a great way to maximize training efficiency aid post-flight critique.

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