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March 27, 2023

Blue Origins Discloses NS-23 Findings

September 2022 Mishap Attributed to Failed Engine Nozzle

Comes now 24 March 2023, and Blue Origins has made public the findings of the NS-23 investigation. To wit: The direct cause of the NS-23 mishap was a thermo-structural failure of the engine nozzle. The resulting thrust misalignment properly triggered the Crew Capsule escape system, which functioned as designed throughout the flight.  The Crew Capsule and all payloads onboard landed safely and will be flown again.  All systems designed to protect public safety functioned as planned. There were no injuries. There was no damage to ground-based systems, and all debris was recovered in the designated hazard are

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SWA Flight Returns to LAS after PIC Incapacitated

Aircraft Lands Safely

On Wednesday, 22 March 2023, a credentialed, off-duty pilot traveling as a passenger aboard Southwest Airlines Flight 6013 from Las Vegas’s Harry Reid International Airport (LAS) to Columbus, Ohio’s John Glenn-Columbus International Airport (CMH) helped land the Southwest Boeing 737 after the aircraft’s Pilot In Command (PIC/captain) became incapacitated shortly after departure.

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Last Czech WWII RAF Pilot Passes On

General Emil Bocek Dies at 100

General Emil Bocek, the last living Czech pilot who fought Hitler’s Third Reich during the Second World War while serving with Britain's Royal Air Force has—after a long and distinguished life—gone to his eternal reward at age one-hundred.

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Success Compels Bombardier to Update Objectives

Winning the Long Game

Bombardier, based on strong business execution and fundamentals, announced it is updating its 2025 objectives. The company now aspires to see annual revenues of $9-billion by 2025, with an adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) of more than $1.625-billion and a healthy adjusted EBITDA margin of approximately 18-percent. Bombardier, in the coming years, also expects to generate significant free cash flow, to the tune of more than $900-million annually by 2025. By continuing to de-lever its business, the company now expects to reach a net leverage ratio in the range of 2.0x to 2.5x.

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Airborne-SE 03.16.23: Sun n Fun Update With Gene Conrad, Part Deux!

Also: Airborne-Special Editions Reports On EVEN MORE Cool Things Coming To SnF23!

Welcome to this special edition of Airborne. As we continue to prepare for the 49th rendition of the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo, now some ten days or so away, SnF BOss, Gene Conrad has kept the Lakeland staff busy with all manner of new updates and improvements. In this chat, we start with the good stuff! It's airshow time and there are few better reason o go to Sun 'n Fun than to watch the airshows that they present in many forms. The daytime shows, with the US Navy Blue Angels heading up the roster is a big draw,,, but so are many other performers that fly both NIGHT and

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.27.23)

Aero Linx: National Aeronca Association We are the NAA... Founded by Jim Thompson and fostered by his leadership for nearly thirty years, we are now led by a Board of Directors. We meet in convention every two years at Hook Field (MWO) in Middletown, Ohio, the site of the Aeronca Corporation, where all of our post war planes were produced. We are dedicated to supporting the design and preserving the history of Aeronca aircraft. 21st Nat'l Aeronca Convention to be held JUNE 15, 16, 17, and 18, 2023 at Hook Field (MWO) Middletown, Ohio.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.27.23): Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)

Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) A TFR is a regulatory action issued by the FAA via the U.S. NOTAM System, under the authority of United States Code, Title 49. TFRs are issued within the sovereign airspace of the United States and its territories to restrict certain aircraft from operating within a defined area on a temporary basis to protect persons or property in the air or on the ground. While not all inclusive, TFRs may be issued for disaster or hazard situations such as: toxic gas leaks or spills, fumes from flammable agents, aircraft accident/incident sites, aviation or ground resources engaged in wildfire suppression, or aircraft relief activities following a disaster. TFRs may also be issued

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.27.23)

“In 2021, we laid the foundation for a stronger, more resilient, and predictable Bombardier by 2025. Halfway down the road, we can say we are delivering on that promise. All of Bombardier’s strategic priorities are on track or ahead of plan. We are, therefore, proud to announce today that we are confidently raising the bar. The future is bright for Bombardier. While we are carefully monitoring the current market situation, we know that we have all the ingredients in place to remain a driving force in the industry. Our financial performance allows us to secure our vision for the future and enable our exceptional, dedicated, and passionate teams to lead the way towar

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