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November 20, 2022

JetBlue Pilots Call for Contract Tout Suite

The Erosion of Temperance

JetBlue Airways pilots and representatives of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) met with JetBlue management this week in hopes of negotiating a short-term contract extension comprising economic improvements consistent with long-standing pilot demands. Union representatives have prevailed upon JetBlue management to recognize the immense contributions JetBlue pilots made to the airline’s success during the unprecedentedly turbulent COVID epoch and its chaotic aftermath.

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Pioneering Human Organ Transport Via UAS

The Speed of Life

A group of three organ procurement organizations—San Antonio’s Texas Organ Sharing Alliance (TOSA), Houston’s LifeGift, and Oklahoma City’s LifeShare—have teamed with the Matador Unmanned Aerial System Consortium to test the viability of transporting human organs and blood between Lubbock, Oklahoma City, and San Antonio via unmanned aerial system (UAS).

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Klyde Morris (11.18.22)

Klyde Could NOT Be Happier To Return To The Moon


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Silk Way West Orders GE9X, GE90 Engines to Power Cargo Fleet

Fans of Progress and Profit

In April 2021, Silk Way West signed a strategic fleet expansion agreement with Boeing for five state-of-the-art 777 Freighters. In March 2022, the carrier acquired two additional Boeing 747-400F freighters. Finally, on 10 November 2022, the carrier finalized an order for two Boeing 777-8 Freighters with options for another two airplanes. Flush with capable, modern aircraft, Silk Way West subsequently announced an order for a combined total of 16 GE9X and GE90 engines to power its fleet of 777 aircraft. The order comprises five GE9X and 11 GE90 engines.

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Airborne 11.11.22: An-225 Rebuild, Autonomous Black Hawk!, Spitfire!

Also: Joby eVTOL, Artemis I Delayed Again, Federal Air Marshals, Emirates Cargo Expansion

The immense An-225 could actually be more salvageable than originally imagined, according to Ukrainian state-owned Antonov. While the majority of the airframe was ruined in the battles and resulting fires at Hostomel Airport, construction on a replacement has begun and more than 30% of the original’s parts could be salvaged for reuse. Sikorsky and DARPA have secured the attention and interest of the U.S. Army by successfully demonstrating means by which a Black Hawk helicopter can safely and reliably perform rescue operations and internal and external cargo

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ispace Announces Mission 1 Launch Date

Of Landings and Landers

ispace inc. has announced the imminent launch of its Mission 1 (M1) lunar lander—part of the HAKUTO-R lunar exploration program. The mission will depart Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on or about 28 November 2022. M1 is a technology demonstration by which ispace seeks to validate its lander’s design, as well as the company’s business model—which consists primarily of providing reliable lunar transportation and data services.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.20.22)

Aero Linx: Christian Pilots Association, (CPA) Established in 1972, Christian Pilots Association, (CPA),  is a mobilizing service agency dedicated to assisting God's people in fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ found in Matthew 28:19-20 by providing emergency air logistics, survival services, and supplies for people in need.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.20.22): On-Course Indication

On-Course Indication An indication on an instrument, which provides the pilot a visual means of determining that the aircraft is located on the centerline of a given navigational track, or an indication on a radar scope that an aircraft is on a given track.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.20.22)

"While the air cargo market is returning to a more normal pace after historic demand in the last two years, structural factors including express network growth, evolving supply chain strategies and new cargo-market entrants are driving sustained freighter demand. In the global transportation network, air freighters will continue to be a critical enabler to move high-value goods, in increased volume across expanding markets.” Source: Darren Hulst, Boeing vice president of Commercial Marketing, explaining the forecast for strong demand for air cargo services through 2041, with traffic doubling and the world’s freighter fleet expanding by more than 60%.

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