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August 03, 2023

Flight to End Polio Arrives in Southern California

Global Circumnavigation in the Home Stretch

After traveling more than 25,000 miles and visiting upwards of twenty nations for purpose of raising both awareness of polio and funds to combat the crippling viral disease, pilots Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels have landed their jointly-owned Cessna 210 Centurion at Southern California’s French Valley Airport (RBK)—the penultimate stop on the pair’s all-but-actualized global circumnavigation.

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Gulfstream G550 Fleet Logs 1-Million Landings

Model Thriving After 20 Years After its Debut

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that the global fleet of G550 aircraft has logged one-million landings, thereby underscoring the model’s robustness, longevity, and enduring viability. To date, the worldwide G550 fleet has logged upwards of 2.6-million flight-hours.

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ALPA President Praises Senators’ Compliance with Union’s Position

Going Along to Get Along

Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) president, Captain Jason Ambrosi has penned a letter thanking Senators Chuck Schumer (Democrat, New York), and Maria Cantwell (Democrat, Washington State) and Tammy Duckworth (Democrat, Illinois) for their efforts to further ALPA’s aims by backing measures supported by the union. Captain Ambrosi’s letter reads ...  

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Covington Aircraft Donates Pratt & Whitney R-985 Engines to EAA

Radial Mills to Power EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor

Covington Aircraft Engines has graciously donated a trio of new R-985 Wasp Junior nine-cylinder 450-horsepower, supercharged air-cooled engines to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). Subject powerplants will be mated to the EAA’s storied and beloved Ford Tri-Motor 4-AT-E. The first engine was delivered in mid-July, with the remaining engines slated to arrive at the end of 2023 and in early spring 2024 respectively.

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Airbus Perlan II Mission Readies to Fly

Springtime in Patagonia

The Airbus Perlan Mission II team, which comprises a company of the aviation industry’s most celebrated test pilots and renowned climate scientists, has safely weathered Patagonia’s harsh, Southern Hemispheric winter. The Perlan II team is currently about the business of erecting antennas and calibrating communication arrays and atmospheric sensors in preparation for upcoming flight operations of the Perlan II glider.

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Wizz Air Orders 75 A321neo Jets

Hungarian Air Carrier’s Airbus Orders Surpass 500 Units

Wizz Air, is a Budapest-headquartered Hungarian multinational ultra-low-cost air-carrier serving 194 airports in 54 nations across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. Though not a flag-carrier, Wizz Air operates the largest fleet of any Hungarian airline. Aspiring to contemporaneously grow its fleet and market share, Wizz Air has entered into a firm contract for 75 Airbus A321neo family aircraft, thereby increasing the number of its standing orders for A321neo jets to 434, and its total Airbus orders to 565 aircraft.

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Surcar Partners with ZeroAvia

Spanish Startup Aspires to Operate Hydrogen-Electric Seaplanes

ZeroAvia, the British/American hydrogen-electric aircraft developer, has announced its ZA600 hydrogen-electric powertrain has been selected by Spanish air-carrier startup Surcar to power its fleet of amphibious, De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. An inchoate Spanish airline, Surcar intends to operate its seaplanes solely within the Canary Islands—a volcanic archipelago some 55-nautical-miles off the Atlantic shores of the northwestern African nations of Morocco and Western Sahara.

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Duncan Aviation UAO Location Adds Securaplane Services

From Battle Creek to the Beaver State

Nearly one-year ago, Duncan Aviation, the world’s largest privately-owned business jet service provider, was granted FAA approval to expand its satellite services in Oregon to the Aurora State Airport (UAO)—a public airport owned by the Oregon Department of Aviation. Over the months since, demand from the location’s customers has grown to such an extent that the Duncan Aviation UAO workaway has added emergency power services to its panoply of capabilities.

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NTSB Prelim: Beech A36

All Components Of The Airplane Were At The Accident Site

On July 7, 2023, about 0023 central daylight time, a Beech A36, N15RP, was involved in an accident near Rayville, Louisiana. The airplane was destroyed. The private pilot and a passenger sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. A witness stated that she was asleep and was woken by a helicopter sound. The sound “immediately stopped” when there was a “bump” that “shook” the house, which she thought was thunder. She said the helicopter sound was a “whirly sound.” She said that her daughter looked at a phone and the time of the bump/shake.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.03.23)

Aero Linx: United States Parachute Association Each year, more than half a million people enjoy the life-changing experience of jumping out of an airplane for the first time. United States Parachute Association members, numbering around 42,000 along with about a half million first-timers, made roughly 4 million skydives last year at more than 230 USPA-affiliated skydiving centers across the country.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.03.23): Photo Reconnaissance

Photo Reconnaissance Military activity that requires locating individual photo targets and navigating to the targets at a preplanned angle and altitude. The activity normally requires a lateral route width of 16 NM and altitude range of 1,500 feet to 10,000 feet AGL.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.03.23)

“This is a testament to the quality of the G550 and the technology that Gulfstream introduced on this aircraft, which paved the way for our next-generation fleet. The G550 is also backed by Gulfstream’s Customer Support worldwide network, which helps ensure continued service achievements like this one.” Source: Gulfstream president Mark Burns discussing the latest Gulfstream milestone... one of the many, to date.  

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