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February 05, 2023

EAA to Commemorate Vietnam War, Honor Veterans

AirVenture 2023 to Include Vietnam Remembered: 50 Years Later

Fifty-years after the surcease of direct hostilities in Southeast Asia, EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 will remember the soldiers, sailors, Marines, Airmen, and aircraft that fought valiantly in the Vietnam War—that most vexing, frustrating, and divisive of American 20th Century conflicts. The 70th edition of EAA’s storied fly-in convention—to be held 24 through 30 July 2023—will include specific programs and activities presenting and predicated upon aircraft of the Vietnam Era—to include machines from all U.S. service branches.

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Norwegian Airline Flyr Files for Bankruptcy

19 Months as Euro Budget Airline Comes to an End

Low-cost carrier Flyr filed for bankruptcy after a mere 20 months in operation, citing a failure to find investors in its crucial loss-making phase. Unfortunately for pax and pilots, Flyr abruptly announced the cessation of all operations, with all tickets canceled. The move put 400 employees out of work, with thousands of ticket holders left in the lurch to find new accommodations home. The carrier had not been in the green throughout its brief existence, dependent upon the graces of financiers and investors supporting it until it could carve out enough market share to attain profitability. Sadly for the airline, no such investors could be found to provide the necessary cash to continue o

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General Atomics Test Flies Eaglet ALE at Dugway

UAV Adds Another Tool to the Box of Uncrewed DoD Toys

General Atomics has demonstrated their new Eaglet, a new survivable Air-Launched Effect (ALE). The flight was done as part of a flight demonstration based out of the Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah last December but only published recently. The Eaglet was launched from a U.S. Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) UAS aircraft, kicking off the first of many flights as the company and its customers look to define a suitable role for the ALE. 

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Volatus Embarks on Vertiport Project at Bellefonte Airport

1st of 8 Landing Pads and Charging Installations Operational by 2024

Volatus Infrastructure has reached an agreement with  Bellefonte Airport for the construction of a public use vertiport. The public use airport is located in Centre County, Pennsylvania . Eventually, Bellefonte will see the installation of up to 8 landing pads for electric VTOL aircraft, each equipped with charging stations and the necessary infrastructure to support them. The first vertiport is expected to be operational later this year.

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Amphibious Aircraft Market Slated for $502.02 Million by 2031

Will the Seaplane Rise Again? Some Indicators Point to a Comeback

While the industry as a whole has moved past the romantic old ways of the 'Clipper' as a staple of air travel, amphibious aircraft just might be on their way back to vogue. Allied Market Research points to a number of developments that could end up bringing back a little of the seaplane's heyday. Increases in tourist spending, defense procurement, and new technology that render amphibious aircraft more affordable could bring the industry back into viability. Small operators like Tailwind have already begun utilizing the classic Cessna 208 to ferry passengers from New York City to Boston or Washington DC, shuttling commuters throughout the Northeast.

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Ameriflight Purchases 20 Natilus Autonomous Cargo Aircraft

Big Betting on Inchoate Technologies Continues

On 26 January 2023, Natilus, the San-Diego, California-based designer and builder of autonomous cargo aircraft, announced that Ameriflight, the DFW-based cargo airline, had signed a purchase agreement valued at $134-million for twenty of Natilus's Kona feeder aircraft. To date, Natilus has logged north of $6.8-billion in order commitments and 460+ aircraft pre-orders from major airlines and supply-chain integrators the likes of Volatus Aerospace, Flexport, Astral, Aurora International, and Dymond.

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Classic Aero-TV: Boeing BizJets--Building a Solid Future for the King of BizJets

From 2014 (YouTube Version): The BBJ Continues to Represent The Pinnacle Of Business Travel

While at NBAA2014, ANN News Editor Tom Patton checked on what is going on with the business jet side of the Boeing Company. This gave him the opportunity to talk with the president of Boeing Business Jets’ Steve Taylor. Tom’s first question was about Boeing’s statement that their bizjet market looks good. Taylor explains the world of the big business jets by saying that the last few years in this market have been slow. However, sales are now up and he says Boeing owes a lot

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Diamond Sees Continued Success with Aerial Survey DA42

Slovenian Operator Adds Second Special-Purpose Aircraft with Reigl LIDAR Suite

Flycom Technologies welcomed their second DA42 MPP late last year, doubling down on their last Austrian acquisition for a fleet of 2 of the premium piston twins. The Slovenian outfit offers a wide range of airborne remote sensing services, from the usual wide-area mapping jobs to niche infrastructure tasks like corridor inspections. The second DA42 added to the fleet added to the previous unit's photogrammetry payload with a bevy of Riegl LIDAR sensor compatibility, allowing Flycom to outfit it for a wider variety of missions than their previous aircraft.

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NTSB Prelim: Beech A36

Pilot Informed The Controller Of A “Dead Cylinder” And Requested To Proceed To HPN

On January 19, 2023, about 1729 eastern standard time, a Beech A36, N19MT, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near North Castle, New York. The private pilot and one passenger were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14?Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The purpose of the accident flight was to fly from John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York, to Cuyahoga County Airport (CGF), Cleveland, Ohio. According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data and air traffic control audio information, the flight departed on an

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.05.23)

Aero Linx: The Bellanca-Champion Club The Bellanca-Champion Club is 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 (02.05.23): Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) Charts

Instrument Approach Procedure (IAP) Charts Portray the aeronautical data which is required to execute an instrument approach to an airport. These charts depict the procedures, including all related data, and the airport diagram. Each procedure is designated for use with a specific type of electronic navigation system including NDB, TACAN, VOR, ILS RNAV and GLS. These charts are identified by the type of navigational aid(s)/equipment required to provide final approach guidance.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.05.23)

“Many thanks to everyone who has chosen to fly with us over the past year and a half. We will miss you all from the bottom of our hearts and deeply apologize to everyone affected by the fact that we now have to go in for landing. We encourage everyone who has booked a ticket with us to contact their credit card company for a refund.” Source: The last farewell to all from Flyr... a Low-cost carrier that filed for bankruptcy after a mere 20 months in operation, citing a failure to find investors in its crucial loss-making phase.

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