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February 01, 2022

Kadex Aero Supply Releases King Air 350 LED Wing Tips

The Hyperion II Builds On The Company's Previous Hyperion I Success

Kadex has completed the STC process and stocked up on their Hyperion II LED Wing Tip Lighting Kit for Beechcraft King Air 350s. The upgrade provides all the niceties that come with the jump to LED tech - freedom from finicky, delicate bulbs, unnecessarily high power draw, and poor output. The Hyperion II builds on the company's previous Hyperion I success for the  King Air C90/200/300 and 1900 series. The system installs just as easily and quickly, being a direct plug and play that even allows for the removal of the high voltage power supplies.

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Classic Aero-TV At OSH21: Volocopter Makes Moves At Oshkosh

CEO Florian Reuter Shares Future Plans

Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter spoke with ANN about the successful public test flight they took for their eVTOL aircraft at Oshkosh. They wanted to fly in front of a crowd and that mission was accomplished, with proper FAA permissions of course. “What we saw with the 2X generation, the previous generation aircraft, we’ve been flying this for quite some time, over 1000 test flights amassed on that generation of aircraft. We are flying remote controlled, piloted aircraft as well as fully autonomous,” Reuter says.

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Vita Inclinata Opens 2nd Colorado Location

Manufacturer Expands Production Capabilities for Container Loader/Navigator

Vita Inclinata, developer and manufacturer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, opened its new 13,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Broomfield, Colorado. The new manufacturing facility will house the company's primary production of the large Vita Load Navigator, a heavy-duty stabilization system for cranes that mount to spreader bars and hoist loads over 25,000 pounds. The time for heavy life equipment could be ripe, given the current issues seen throughout the supply chain.

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AD: Umlaut Engineering GmbH

AD 2022-01-03 Prompted By Reports Of A Quality Control Issue On Certain Fire Extinguishers

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Umlaut Engineering GmbH (previously P3 Engineering GmbH) HAFEX (Halon-free) hand-held P3HAFEX fire extinguishers (fire extinguishers). This AD was prompted by reports of a quality control issue on certain fire extinguishers, where the spindle geometries of the fire extinguishers were found to be out of tolerance. This AD requires removing affected fire extinguishers from service. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective March 7, 2022.

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AD: Airbus Helicopters

AD 2022-01-01 Prompted (By) A Report Of Increased Vibration During Flight

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Helicopters Model AS350B, AS350BA, AS350B1, AS350B2, AS350B3, AS350D, EC130B4, and EC130T2 helicopters; AS355E, AS355F, AS355F1, AS355F2, AS355N, and AS355NP helicopters; and Model SA-365C1, SA-365C2, SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 helicopters. This AD was prompted a report of increased vibration during flight. This AD requires the application of alignment markings on, and repetitive inspections of, the main rotor (MR) pitch rod upper links and, depending on findings, the accomplishment of applicable corrective actions, as specified in a European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) AD, which is

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