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October 15, 2023

Roam Maui Cancels All Flights

Intermission or End?

Jet-sharing club Roam Maui has canceled all future flights—so the organization set forth in an email notice sent to the entirety of its members. A semi-private, exclusive air-service catering specifically to Maui homeowners in five exclusive island communities, Roam Maui facilitates direct flights connecting Maui to Seattle, San Jose, and Los Angeles. The organization’s fleet comprises 44 Boeing 737-700 aircraft, each appointed with all-first-class two-by-two seating.

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PWI LED Logo Light Granted FAA PMA Certification

System Approved for Textron King Air And Citation Models

Wichita, Kansas-based PWI, a leading supplier of aircraft interior and exterior lighting systems to OEM the likes of Textron Aviation and Dassault, has been granted FAA Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) for an LED logo-light for Beechcraft King Air 90, 200, 300, B300/350; and the Beech 1900 C/D aircraft. PWI’s new LED floodlight architecture illuminates the vertical empennage surfaces of Beechcraft’s perennially-popular King Air family of twin-engine turboprops, showcasing company logos, slogans, or registration numbers painted thereupon.

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Duncan and Gogo Celebrate Milestone

Connecting Connectivity

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce that the company recently completed its 550th installation of Gogo Business Aviation’s (NASDAQ: GOGO) AVANCE L3 and L5 in-flight connectivity systems in a wide range of popular business aviation aircraft. In addition to the 550 installations completed by technicians at Duncan Aviation’s three full-service MROs and 26 Duncan Aviation Satellites, design data from the company’s 14 AVANCE Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) was used by other installers to provide another 250 operators with a Gogo AVANCE system.

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NTSB Prelim: Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH EC135T2

(Pilot) Heard A “Bang” And Felt A “Very Strong” Vibration In The Tail Rotor Pedals

On September 13, 2023, at 1255 eastern daylight time, a Eurocopter EC135T2, N273AM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Fargo, Georgia. The airline transport pilot and a passenger were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 positioning flight. In a written statement, the pilot stated the helicopter had been in cruise flight approximately 1 hour about 1,500 ft mean sea level (msl) when the accident occurred.

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