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May 19, 2023

Breaking News: DeltaHawk DHK180 Engine Earns FAA Certification

They Did It... A Lot of Naysayers Will Need A Good Recipe For Crow...

A long time coming? Yes. But a new generation of powerplants has just been certified with the LONG-awaited news that the DeltaHawk DHK180 has received FAA certification... and is on its way to production of the jet-fueled aircraft piston engine. The 180 horsepower DHK180 is the first of a family of engines expected to come from DeltaHawk.

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FAA Publishes B-17 NPRM in Federal Register

45-Day Comment Period Underway

The FAA has published a Notice of Proposed Rule-Making (NPRM) germane to the adoption of a new Airworthiness Directive (AD) specific to the B-17. Pursuant Docket No. FAA-2023-1048; Project Identifier AD-2023-00620-A,T; Amendment 39-22440; AD 2023-10-04 relating to “Airworthiness Directives; Boeing Airplanes,” the FAA sets forth: ”The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Boeing Model B-17E, B-17F, and B-17G airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report indicating that the left front spar lower fitting had completely separated at the wing-to-fuselage joint, and the equivalent joint on the right side of the airplane was cracked. This AD requires inspections of the wing terminal-

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on April 2023 Glastar Accident

Mysteries Persist Despite Video Footage

The NTSB has made public its preliminary report on an 11 April 2023 accident in which an experimental amateur-built Glastar G1 airplane, registration N8488, was substantially damaged and its two occupants—the pilot and his wife—were fatally injured. The aircraft’s final flight was conducted under Part 91 and undertaken for purpose of conveying the pilot and his spouse from their winter residence in Nevada to their primary residence in Iowa.

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