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January 07, 2022

Aero-TV At NBAA21: Daher Continues To Innovate

Daher Has Continually Updated Their Offerings

Nicolas Chabbert, CEO of the newly combined Daher and Kodiak Aircraft companies, took a moment to speak with Aero-News Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell about recent changes while at the 2021 NBAA convention. Daher has continually updated their offerings, like the TBM series’ newly added HomeSafe, an emergency autoland system that brings a safety enhancement for operators of private, single-piloted aircraft.

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Airborne-Unmanned 12.28.21: Bristow-Overair, Space Telescope, uAvionix

Also: eHang EH-216, Rotax Service Bulletin, Eve Air Mobility, Camden Spaceport

Bristow Group, a "vertical flight solutions" company, has pre-purchased a batch of the as-yet unmade Butterfly eVTOL aircraft from OverAir. Along with the deal, the two companies agreed to explore commercial aerial taxi service in emerging, densely populated markets. OverAir is yet another entrant into the burgeoning Urban Air Mobility market, boasting a 5-seat, intercity, quad rotor, efficient metro runabout. The company combines the forces of chief engineer Abe Karem with Korean defense contractor Hanwha Systems, combining his large body of aeronautical experience with the

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Airborne 12.29.21: Fake YT Crash?, Fired Pilot, SpaceX 100th

Also: IAF MiG 21 Loss, 10th Surveillance DA62, UAV Corp, COVID Consequences

One YouTube creator has made some waves with his latest video, a quickly edited affair packed with jump cuts, that he says shows his recent cross country flight ending in an ‘unavoidable’ plane crash. The 16-minute video is packed with oddities from the start. It features Jacob flying a 1940 Taylorcraft to spread the ashes of his friend, Johnny Strange, who died in a 2015 wingsuit crash. With his aircraft sporting cameras affixed to the tail, the port wing, and the cabin, Jacob had been filming a supposed cross country. He tells  viewers that he always flies wi

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.07.22)

Aero Linx: The Soaring Association of Canada (SAC) The Soaring Association of Canada (SAC) is the governing body for the sport of gliding in Canada. Mandated to safeguard and promote our sport, we render support and representation to glider pilots and gliding clubs across the nation through a variety of committees. On a national level, we represent our affiliated clubs and members on issues related to licensing, medical requirements, airspace and regulation. Internationally, we maintain representation within the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale and the International Gliding Commission. We invest in the renewal and expansion of our sport by offering bursaries for y

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.07.22): High Speed Taxiway

High Speed Taxiway A long radius taxiway designed and provided with lighting or marking to define the path of aircraft, traveling at high speed (up to 60 knots), from the runway center to a point on the center of a taxiway. Also referred to as long radius exit or turn-off taxiway. The high speed taxiway is designed to expedite aircraft turning off the runway after landing, thus reducing runway occupancy time.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.07.22)

"Our approach to the fleet has always been opportunistic, and this exciting transaction with Boeing is no exception. While the heart of our strategy continues to center on previously-owned aircraft, the infusion of up to 100 direct-from-the-manufacturer 737s will bring numerous benefits for the future – including flexibility for capacity growth and aircraft retirements, significant environmental benefits, and modern configuration and cabin features our customers will appreciate." Source: Maurice J. Gallagher, Allegiant CEO, explaining the rationale behind the now inked Boeing-Allegiant order, for 50 737 MAX aircraft, with a number of 737 8-200 models that will see the carrier as its launch customer. 

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