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September 29, 2021

SmartSky Wins Major Legal Decision and Award Against Former Vendor

SmartSky Was Awarded Over $12M In Damages, Legal Expenses, And Sanctions

The war is over... SmartSky Networks has prevailed in its arbitration of legal claims against its former vendor, Wireless Systems Solutions, LLC (WSS). SmartSky was awarded over $12M in damages, legal expenses, and sanctions. The panel of three arbitrators issued a permanent injunction against WSS, its companion companies DAG Wireless Ltd. and DAG Wireless USA, and individuals Laslo Gross, Susan Gross, and David Gross. All counterclaims against SmartSky were dismissed with prejudice.

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AD: PZL Swidnik S.A. Helicopters

AD 2021-18-12 Requires Repetitively Inspecting The Sealing Compound Of Certain Part-Numbered Brackets

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain PZL Swidnik S.A. Model PZL W-3A helicopters. This AD was prompted by a report of fractured hoist carrying assembly bracket (bracket) bolts. This AD requires repetitively inspecting the sealing compound of certain part-numbered brackets, and depending on the results, removing the hoist or removing the hardware from service and installing new hardware. As an option to replacing the bolts, this AD allows deactivating the hoist, turning the circuit breaker panel switches to the OFF position, installing inoperative placards on the circuit breaker panel switches, and before each flight,

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