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November 08, 2023

CAF Acquires Rare TT-1 Pinto

Warbird Institution Enters the Jet Age

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has added a Temco TT-1 Pinto, registration N4486L, to its world-leading collection of historic military aircraft. Unique within the CAF’s fleet, the TT-1 is the only jet-powered, post-World-War-II-era machine amongst the organization’s famed collection of reciprocating-engined warbirds. The acquisition of the TT-1 Pinto instantiates the CAF’s commitment to preserving aviation history and ensuring future generations of Americans come to know and appreciate the aircraft by which their freedoms have been so long and well protected and preserved.

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Enstrom Helicopter Hosts Zambian Mechanics

Letting Lusaka …

Enstrom, the U.S. helicopter manufacturer based on Michigan’s Menominee–Marinette Twin County Airport (MNM), hosted aircraft mechanics hailing from the south-central African nation of Zambia during a week-long training event germane to the maintenance and repair of the company’s popular helicopters. The Zambian military recently purchased a number of Enstrom 480B turbine helicopters, deliveries of which are imminent. Subject aircraft will be used primarily to support pilot training operations; so state Zambian officials.

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Florida’s LuxAero Designs Readies for 14 November Grand Opening

At the Nexus of Art and Aerospace Engineering

Fort Pierce, Florida-based LuxAero Designs, is launching its online website and showroom in advance of a planned, 14 November 2023 grand opening event. The company specializes in designing and crafting custom furnishings made from reclaimed and repurposed aircraft parts. LuxAero Designs sources materials from private aircraft sellers, auctions, and bone-yards. Stein and his team of craftsmen transform the parts into functional and stylish articles of furniture such as tables, chairs, lamps, shelves, and clocks.

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Trimble - Skydio Collaboration Announced

Infrastructure Industries Rejoice

Skydio, the San Mateo, California-based manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), has entered into a collaboration with Trimble, Inc., the Westminster, Colorado-based software, hardware, and services technology concern, by which the two companies seek to create an integrated workflow of accurate data capture, data visualization, and data analytics addressing the surveying, mapping, and inspection needs of critical infrastructure industries. Currently in its developmental stage, the collaboration will afford customers access to centimeter-level accuracy in survey and mapping projects through precise data capture, visualization, and analytics facilitated by Skydio’s autonomous drones integrated with Trimb

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