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April 22, 2021

Not Surprising: AERO Friedrichshafen Cancels 2021 Show

Corona Crisis Forces Decision To Cancel AERO 2021, Aim For 2022 Instead

AERO will not take place this year. The postulated replacement date in 2021 would have put it in direct competition with Oshkosh, and only days apart. Numerous vendors told ANN, "that won't fly" -- so Wednesday's announcement comes as no surprise. Messe Friedrichshafen has stated that they have, " taken a decision in view of the travel restrictions in Europe due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The organizers are now turning their focus to the upcoming trade shows.

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Canadian Government Threatens GA With 'Luxury' Taxation

Proposes Discriminatory Legislation Via 2022 'Luxury Tax'

Next year, 2022, could be bad news for generation and other industries after being targeted by Canadian liberal legislators putting forward a luxury tax so that pilots and boat owners can 'pay their fair share.' The Ottawa government is proposing to charge a luxury tax on new cars and personal aircraft priced over $100,000, and boats, for personal use, priced over $250,000. Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says this is perfectly OK because various legislators expect pilots and boaters to make up for government shortcoming s due to the COVID crisis, even though Canada's response to the crisis has come under heavy criticism.

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GA Groups Tell FAA Of Threat To Flight Training In Limited Category Aircraft

Aero-Alphabets Seek Clarification In Regulation And Policy

The fallout from a recent court decision regarding compensated flight training in Limited Category aircraft threatens the ability to train and maintain proficiency in a broad spectrum of aircraft, according to letter sent by several general aviation groups to the FAA. The April 20 letter signed jointly by the EAA, GAMA, and others, was sent to Ali Bahrami, FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety. The letter noted that the April 3 judgment issued by the D.C. Court of Appeals in the Warbird Adventures, Inc., et al vs. Federal Aviation Administration case "has created significant confusion and concern in the aviation community regarding the impact of the decision on compensated f

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Sen. Lee Introduces 4 Bills to Recraft Aviation

Aviation Empowerment Act, In Particular, Is Raising Eyebrows...

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has introduced four bills, 'to improve and encourage innovation in the U.S. aviation industry: the Aviation Empowerment Act, the Flight Sharing Freedom Act, the Screening Partnership Reform Act, and the Air Traffic Control Safe Operations and Readiness Act.' The Aviation Empowerment Act would address outdated FAA rules and regulations that stifle innovation within the general aviation sector by preventing participation in the “sharing economy.”

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NTSB Prelim: Beech B35

At 75 Knots He Rotated The Airplane But Noted That The RPM Was About 2,300 And Decreasing

On April 3, 2021, about 0735 central daylight time, a Beech B35, N5240C, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Pearland, Texas. The pilot and three passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that he purchased the airplane in October 2020. Since then, the airplane has undergone extensive maintenance in attempt to troubleshoot excessive engine RPM. The day before the accident, the airplane flew uneventfully; the pilot also had a mechanic check over airplane one last time.

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AD: Garmin International GMN-00962 GTS Processor Units

AD 2021-08-15 Requires Updating The Software Version Of The Affected GTS Processor Units

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Garmin International (Garmin) GMN-00962 GTS processor units (GTS 825, GTS 855, GTS 8000). This AD was prompted by reports of GTS processor units issuing resolution advisories (RAs) when no risk of collision or loss of separation exists between the airplanes involved. This AD requires updating the software version of the affected GTS Processor units. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective May 17, 2021.

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AD: Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes

AD 2021-08-06 Requires Magnetic Particle Inspections Of The MLG “A” Frame Assemblies

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 97-06-10 for certain Raytheon Aircraft Company (type certificate now held by Textron Aviation Inc. (Textron)) Model 76 airplanes. AD 97-06-10 required repetitively inspecting the main landing gear (MLG) “A” frame assemblies for cracks and replacing any cracked assembly. Since the FAA issued AD 97-06-10, the replacement parts have also experienced failure due to cracking. This AD requires magnetic particle inspections of the MLG “A” frame assemblies for cracks and replacement of the affected parts if necessary. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these

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