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February 13, 2021

NATA Schools Washington On Realities of COVID-19 Travel Policy

'Zero Cases Of COVID-19 Transmission Have Been Documented On Part 135 Air Charter Flights'

The NATA, on behalf of its over 3,700 general aviation business members, called upon Washington leaders to consider the low risk of virus transmission posed by the general aviation industry when crafting policies on air travel. In a letter to the Biden Administration and Congressional and FAA leadership, NATA cited the general aviation industry’s unique operating environment and heightened health safety protocols in its case against “burdensome or undue policies, including domestic preflight COVID testing requirements, that work to hinder an essential industry and cut important ties to the over 40 percent of the nation’s population that is

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Embraer Praetor 600 Earns Canadian TC

Fly-By-Wire Technology May Be Able To Reduce Maintenance Downtime By As Much As 40%

Embraer's Praetor 600 has been granted a type certificate by Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). The Praetor 600 is becoming capable of flying beyond 4,000 nautical miles in long-range cruise speed or beyond 3,700 nautical miles at Mach .80 from runways shorter than 4,500ft. Also, it offers solid performance from wet and contaminated runways (snow, standing water) which are very common in the intense Canadian winter. The Praetor 600 is able to make nonstop flights between Toronto and London, Montreal and Paris, Calgary and Honolulu, Vancouver and San Juan. An aircraft of many firsts, the Praetor 600 is reportedly the first super-midsize jet with full fly-b

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Classic Aero-TV: True Blue Power–Evangelizing The Best Of New Lithium Technology

From 2017: Technology Is Misunderstood, Company Executive Says…

Lithium batteries are a misunderstood technology that has suffered from a misperception of the devices. That is the assessment of Rick Slater, Director of True Blue Power at Mid Continent Instrument Company, who told Aero-News CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at NBAA-BACE that the company began in 2013 to educate people about the technology, and its benefits for aviation. Slater said the company worked to educate consumers about lithium batteries, and the importance of proper use and maintenance. That included seminars to various

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AD: Airbus Helicopters

AD 2021-04-04 Retains The Requirements Of AD 2020-19-02 And Also Clarifies The Applicability

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2020-19-02, which applied to certain Airbus Helicopters (previously Eurocopter France) Model SA330J helicopters. AD 2020-19-02 required repetitively inspecting affected tail rotor (T/R) blades and depending on the inspection results, repairing or replacing the T/R blade. AD 2020-19-02 also prohibited installing an affected T/R blade unless it passed the inspections. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2020-19-02 and also clarifies the applicability, clarifies the affected T/R blades in the required actions, reduces a compliance time, and corrects the prohibition requirement. This AD was prompted by the

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AD: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. Airplanes

AD 2021-04-06 Describes The Unsafe Condition As A Missing Release Bar Retaining Screw On A Harley-Type Buckle Assembly

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. (Pilatus) Model PC-7 airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as a missing release bar retaining screw on a Harley-type buckle assembly installed on a harness shoulder strap. This condition, if not corrected, could lead to loss of pilot restraint and consequently loss of airplane control or injuries to the crew. The FAA is issuing this AD to addr

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