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March 30, 2022

Tri-Axial Accelerometer Released by Texas Aerospace Technologies

Smaller, Lighter, More accurate Gravitational and Inertial Measurement System Unveiled at AEA

Texas Aerospace Technologies availed themselves of the AEA show to launch their new TXA201 Tri-Axial Accelerometer. The sensor takes advantage of improvements in micro-electromechanical systems, resulting in a tiny, compact, but robust sensor to convert gravitational and inertial forces into a DC voltage output for each of the three axes. The TXA201 has outputs for lateral, longitudinal, and vertical feeds ideally suited for Flight Data Recorders and Flight Data Acquisition Units. The sensor is made to be a simple, "plug and play" system compatible with any ARINC 542A form factor, with a pin for pin connector for simpler installation.

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Duncan Aviation's Larry Bartlett Receives Award

Senior Captain Chosen for FAA’s Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Captain Larry Bartlett has been chosen to receive the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award in recognition of his longstanding service within the aviation industry. The award is granted to those who hold a pilot certificate and gain 50+ years of experience in civil and military piloting experience, allowing the FAA to reward those who bring decades of experience to the profession. Duncan refers to the Wright Brothers Award as the "most prestigious award the FAA issues" to Part 61 pilots.

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Gogo Business Aviation Awards Top Dealers

Company Execs Nominate 5 of their Network's Highest Performers

Gogo has named its top dealers of 2021, highlighting the recipients of the company's 51,000 Five award. Gogo Business Aviation used the occasion of the Aircraft Electronics Association Convention and Trade Show to announce the top performers of the company, celebrating Bombardier, Duncan Aviation, StandardAero Business Aviation Services, Textron Aviation, and West Star Aviation. Each one of them has gone above and beyond in their efforts to move product for Gogo's burgeoning business network.

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Phillips 66 Inbound to NBAA Dispatchers Conference

Fuel Company Supports the Schedulers and Organizers That Keep the Calendar Moving

Phillips 66 is on its way to San Diego with goodies in tow, making their way to the 2022 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. Phillips 66 Aviation will be joined by 17 of their associated FBOs at the San Diego Convention Center along with almost 3,000 industry professionals from 50 states for the networking event. The scene will have a series of "top-level education sessions and critical peer-to-peer networking to help leaders work smarter, not harder in the year ahead," according to the company.

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NTSB Prelim: Beech A35

During The Emergency Landing, The Airplane Collided With Power Lines

On March 6, 2022, about 1015 eastern standard time, a Beech A35, N764B, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Waco, Georgia. The commercial pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that he was on a short cross-country flight when the engine began to lose power. He observed that the fuel pressure dropped to zero and attempted to regain power by hand-pumping the auxiliary fuel pump.

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