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October 08, 2022

Snowbirds Accident Attributed to Faulty Engine Oil Filter

Devils, Details, and the Great White North

On Tuesday, 2 August 2022, a Snowbirds aircraft suffered what Canadian military officials called a hard landing while departing North Peace Regional Airport (CYXJ) in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The aircraft was heavily damaged, prompting the Air Force to cancel all remaining performances in 2022. The pilot escaped injury. The Canadian Department of National Defense has since announced that a faulty oil filter had been determined to be the cause of the Fort St. John accident. Regrettably, the Snowbird’s 2022 season shan’t resume.

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Oman’s SalamAir Selects Embraer's E195-E2

Rising in the East

On 6 October 2022, Oman's SalamAir announced it had signed a firm order with Embraer—the Brazilian air-framer and aerospace powerhouse—for six E195-E2 medium-range, narrow-body airliners. The $934.6-million deal contains options for an additional six aircraft, and calls for deliveries to commence in late 2023. SalamAir’s E195-E2s will feature a comfortable, dual-class, 135-seat configuration.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.08.22)

Aero Linx: The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) is a club which focuses on aviation safety seminars, scholarships for aviation technical training and flight training while sharing the social aspect with those who have a passion for flight. The Aero Club's Scholarship program awards dozens of scholarships annually. Members consist of active pilots, former pilots, and also non-pilots who love to learn about flying. Our ranks range from the obscure to the legendary- yet all members contribute to a progressive and vibrant climate that inspires the special joie de vivre that only flying can bring. Many members, both past and present, have made significant contributions

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.08.22): Hover Check

Hover Check Used to describe when a helicopter/VTOL aircraft requires a stabilized hover to conduct a performance/power check prior to hover taxi, air taxi, or takeoff. Altitude of the hover will vary based on the purpose of the check.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.08.22)

“Given that the cause of this accident remains to be determined by the Airworthiness Investigative Authority, I have ordered an operational pause on the CT-114 Tutor fleet as we continue the investigation and commence a thorough operational airworthiness risk assessment process. We will return the fleet to flying operations when it is safe to do so, and in accordance with our rigorous airworthiness program.” Source: Operational Airworthiness Authority for the RCAF, Maj. Gen. Iain Huddleston, in an excerpt from the original grounding order that affected the CT-114s flown by the RCAF Snowbirds.  

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