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July 01, 2023

AEA Announces 2023-24 Scholarship Winners

Investing in Aviation’s Future

The Aircraft Electronics Association's (AEA) Educational Foundation has announced the names of the individuals awarded scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year. The AEA Educational Foundation annually awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in avionics or aircraft maintenance, as well as students from AEA member companies.

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MyGoFlight Acquires Flight Flix, LLC

Investing in Broadened Perspectives

MyGoFlight, the maker of cockpit-mounts, cases, flight-bags, and accessories for aviators, announced on 28 June 2023 that it had acquired Minnesota-based, Flight Flix, LLC, a provider of external (aircraft) camera mounting solutions for aviation enthusiasts. The acquisition will broaden MyGoFlight’s product offerings and provide its customers means by which to supplement their enjoyment of flying.

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BT Group uAvionix Partnership Broadens U.K BVLOS

London Calling

BT Group, the British multinational telecommunications holding company headquartered in London, England, and Skylift, a provider of turnkey Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), successfully conducted demonstration flights utilizing uAvionix’s SkyLine cloud-based command and control (C2) system communicating over C-Band and LTE.

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ZeroAvia - MHIRJ Ponder Hydrogen-Electric RJ

Joint Study Suggest Feasibility  

ZeroAvia, the British/American hydrogen-electric aircraft developer, announced on 19 June 2023 that it has identified clear applications for hydrogen-electric, zero-emission propulsion for regional jet aircraft. A technical study conducted in cooperation with MHIRJ—a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Bombardier’s CRJ program—determined Bombardier’s CRJ-700 is an excellent candidate for retrofit with ZeroAvia’s ZA 2000RJ powertrain.

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FAA Green-Lights Joby Flight Testing Campaign

A New Chapter in the Book of Joby

Joby Aviation, the Toyota-backed designer and builder of electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced that it has received FAA approval to commence flight-testing of its eVTOL air-taxi. The Santa Cruz, California-based company set forth the FAA had granted a Special Airworthiness Certificate by which Joby is authorized to undertake a flight-testing campaign—sans passengers—of its first production prototype.

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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on June 2023 Zenith 601XL Accident

Pilot Killed in Albertville, Alabama Mishap

The NTSB has released its preliminary report on a 03 June 2023 accident in which an experimental, amateur-built Zenith 601XL was substantially damaged and its Commercial-rated pilot fatally injured in the vicinity of Albertville, Alabama. The airplane was operated as a Part 91 personal flight.

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