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October 04, 2023

Multiple Aircraft Forced Off-Course Over Middle East

FAA Issues NOTAM Warning of GPS Singal Spoofing

Since 15 September 2023, deceptive GPS signals fraudulently transmitted from the ground have coerced upwards of twenty commercial or business aircraft overlying Iran to deviate from their planned routes. The counterfeit signals, which overrode those transmitted legitimately from GPS satellites, impeded the progress of numerous Boeing 737, 747, and 777 airliners.

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Van’s Issues New Communique Pertaining to Laser-Cut Parts

Company Responsibly Addresses Flawed Components

Van’s Aircraft, the famed light-sport aircraft marque and maker of the perennially popular RV6/6A, RV7/7A, and numerous additional kit aircraft models, has published new and updated documents for customers in possession of aircraft kits comprising laser-cut parts. The described customers, on Tuesday, 03 October 2023, were to have received an email containing a link to a newly-established web portal via which they may select requested replacement parts. Van’s has also made available to its customers a series of online documents including a new engineering assessment report the company encourages its customers to read in full.

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Airbus Unveils H145-Based Tech Demonstrator

New PioneerLab Helicopter Debuts in Germany

Availing itself of the plentiful attendees and enthusiasm on hand at the German National Aviation Conference, Airbus Helicopters unveiled the PioneerLab, a new twin-engine technology demonstrator based on the consortium’s popular H145 helicopter. The contraption complements Airbus' range of FlightLabs, and is intended to vet technologies germane to the reduction of helicopter-engine emissions, the betterment of autonomy, and the integration of bio-based construction materials.

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NBAA Welcomes Stopgap Federal Funding Legislation

Securing the Money Pipeline

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) welcomed congressional passage of legislation to temporarily fund all U.S. federal agencies and extend authorization for Federal Aviation Administration operations. The legislation funds the federal government for 47-days, through 17 November 2023, and provides a three-month extension, through 31 December, on the multi-year FAA reauthorization bill passed by Congress in 2018.

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EAA Chapter 579 Reaches Young Eagles Milestone

Aurora, Illinois Chapter Flies 20,000 Young Eagles

For the last three-decades, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 579 has been among the most active in the Association’s Young Eagles program. On 23 September 2023, the Aurora, Illinois-based Chapter surpassed twenty-THOUSAND Young Eagles flown, thereby becoming, ostensibly, the first EAA chapter to reach the mark.

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