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October 08, 2023

Opener Aero Rebrands to Pivotal Aero LLC

Helix eVTOL Announced

The eVTOL concern formerly known as Opener Aero has rebranded, emerging as Pivotal Aero LLC. Founded by Canadian engineer Marcus Leng and renowned for its unique BlackFly tilt-architecture aircraft, Pivotal has announced the imminence of Helix, the company’s first scalable production vehicle. After the fashion of its BlackFly forebear, Helix features distinctive tilt-aircraft architecture, simple user interface, and outstanding safety predicated upon fault-tolerance and triple-modular redundancy.

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JAL and Regent Craft to Study Seaglider Operations in Japan

Inheritors of the Ekranoplan Legacy

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Rhode Island, U.S.-based Regent Craft have entered into a comprehensive partnership under which the two companies will pioneer seaglider operations in Japan. Subject agreement follows strategic investment in Regent by JAL Innovation Fund—a JAL Group subsidiary firm established in 2019 for purpose of providing Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) funding to startup companies deemed capable of bringing added-value to the global airline industry. The all-electric seaglider currently being developed by Regent is a wing-in-ground effect craft which functions after the fashion of the ekranoplan ground-effect vehicles developed by the Soviet Union in the 1960s and ‘70s.

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Congressmen Recognized by NATA

Graves & Larsen to Receive Distinguished Service Awards

United States Congressman Sam Graves (Republican-Missouri), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, and Congressman Rick Larsen (Democrat, Washington State), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, will receive the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) 2023 Distinguished Public Service Award. Subject award recognizes the collaborative work of the congressmen in passing the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act (H.R. 3935), a bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration as well as aviation-safety and infrastructure programs for the next five-years. The bill&md

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BJC Fuel Sales to be Entirely Lead-Free by Autumn 2024

Colorado Airport Well Ahead of FAA’s 2030 Deadline

The management of Broomfield, Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (BJC) asserts the facility is on track to make the switch to exclusive unleaded aviation fuel sales three years ahead of the FAA’s 2030 deadline. In addition to being the Centennial State’s fastest-growing airport, BJC is home to fifty businesses and no fewer than three flight-schools.

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