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July 23, 2021

FAA Approves Removal of AI with Install of Single Aspen Pro MAX PFD

Approval Allows Aircraft Owners To Clean Up Their Panel With The Latest Aspen Glass

Aspen Avionics has confirmed that the FAA has approved changes to the backup instrument requirements with the installation of Aspen’s Evolution EFD1000 Pro MAX PFD. The approval allows aircraft owners to remove the attitude indicator when installing a single Evolution EFD1000 Pro MAX PFD with the latest released software (v2.11) and the new extended duration battery. A turn and bank indicator along with airspeed and altimeter must be retained as the three required backups.

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FAA Launches Brief Campaign to Encourage ATC App's from Women, Minorities

Application Window Is Only Open July 30 to Aug 2nd

Ahead of an upcoming open application window to become an air traffic control specialist, the Department of Transportation's FAA has launched a week-long campaign to encourage more applications from women, minorities, and individuals from underrepresented communities. The campaign will feature current air traffic controllers and FAA leaders sharing their stories in media interviews, on social media, during Instagram Live conversations, and on other platforms. The FAA will also engage with diverse organizations to get the word out and has created a digital toolkit for groups to use.

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NTSB Prelim: Piper AEROSTAR 600

Shut Down The Right Engine To Preserve The Remaining Fuel To Make It To The Airport

On July 1, 2021, about 1920 central daylight time, a Piper Aerostar 600, N10HK, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Wichita, Kansas. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported to air traffic control, about five miles north of the Colonel James Jabara Airport (AAO), Wichita, Kansas, that the two Lycoming IO-540 engines were having issues after lowering the flaps to slow down the airplane for entry into the traffic pattern at AAO. The pilot raised the flaps thinking that the fuel ports may have been uncovered and he t

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