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November 28, 2023

Airborne-NextGen 11.28.23: Pegasus Gyroplane, Stratolaunch Hypersonic, ERAU Drone

 Also: Archer Aviation, TEKEVER and CRFS, Lunar Hydrogen, Norfolk FD Drones

ARC AeroSystems announced the return of the Avian Pegasus Gyroplane. Avian stemmed from employees of Avro Canada, designing their gyroplanes in Canada and ultimately producing 3 prototype pre-production aircraft to work through the certification process. Ultimately, the firm died out in the early 70s, with its assets put up for sale. One remaining prototype, along with the design's rights and type certification, found their way into ARC AeroSystems' hands in 2023. Stratolaunch LLC has continued its efforts to develop a Mach 5 capable aircraft, helped along by a familiarly Rutanesque design in the form of Scaled Composites' Roc. Stratolaunch had planned to offe

NBAA Issues New Runway Excursion Risk Doc

Business Aviation Most At Risk From Runway Excursions, Says Group

As Runway incidents became higher profile than ever, a flurry of industry work began earlier this year to put a stop to runway incursions and excursions - and NBAA publications have been issued at a breakneck pace to support the effort. The newest addition to the NBAA library, “Reducing Runway Excursions in Business Aviation: a high-level guide on mitigating the risks” is a 25-page document going over the myriad “psychological and physical factors that cause excursions on takeoffs and landings and explains how to address them in training programs and safety management systems.”

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