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October 16, 2023

Chinese Aviation Authority Type Certifies EHang EH216-S eVTOL

Something Borrowed, Something Flew

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted type certification to the EH216-S, an unmanned, eVTOL multi-copter designed and manufactured by EHang Holdings Limited (EHang), a Guangzhou-based Chinese developer of Autonomous Aerial Vehicles (AAV). The certification authorizes, more or less, the EH216-S’s utilization in commercial passenger-carrying operations—a world first. The CAAC issued the EH216-S type certificate to EHang during a 13 October 2023 ceremony in Beijing.

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Girls in Aviation Day 2023 a Resounding Success

Year-Over-Year Attendance Doubles

Girls around the world participated in the 9th Annual Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) organized by Women in Aviation International (WAI) on 23 September 2023. Through unique local events hosted by WAI chapters and corporate members, the number of GIAD participants more than doubled to over thirty-thousand compared to sixteen-thousand attendees at GIAD 2022. The number of countries where events were held grew to 31 countries this year versus 19 countries last year. The number of events also increased to 168 events compared with over 120 last year.

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AAR Elects Billy Nolen to its Board of Directors

Life After the FAA

AAR Corp—a Chicagoland-based global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company providing aviation services to commercial and government operators, MROs, and OEMs—has named former Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen to its board of directors.

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ASA 2024 Test-Prep Materials to Ship Next Month

Learning on and for the Fly

The ASA 2024 Test-Prep books and Test-Prep Plus (book + Prepware) will begin shipping 01 November 2023. The 2024 Test Guides for mechanics are shipping currently. The new editions reflect the latest information germane to comprehensive preparation for FAA Knowledge Exams and include updates for the coming two years. ASA’s development of test-preparation materials is informed by more than eighty-years’ experience with the FAA’s airman certification and testing process. ASA’s study materials are at once easy to acquire, practical, and eminently conducive to the retention of aviation knowledge and successful test-taking. What’s more, ASA’s curricula are available in book, software, and o

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