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July 20, 2023

FAA Releases Preliminary MOSAIC NPRM

Major Certification Initiative Imminent

The FAA has officially released a pre-publication version of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) pertaining to the long-awaited MOSAIC aircraft certification scheme. MOSAIC—an acronym denoting Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certificates—proposes to “enable enhancements in safety and performance and increase privileges under a number of sport-pilot and light-sport aircraft rules.” Ostensible enhancements under the inchoate rule include: increasing suitability for flight training, limited aerial work, and personal travel. The proposed rule seeks to expand the number and types of aircraft sport pilots may operate.

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Dynon Debuts D30 Electronic Flight Display

STC’d Unit Complements SkyView HDX Installations

Dynon has added the D30 Touchscreen Electronic Flight Display to its Dynon Certified product line. The D30 is designed to serve as a backup set of flight instruments in STC’d SkyView HDX systems, which may now be installed into over six-hundred type-certificated aircraft models.

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Daher Delivers First Kodiak-100 with Hartzell 5-Blade Composite Propeller

Well and Truly Air-Screwed

Daher, the French industrial conglomerate and parent company of general aviation aircraft marques TBM, Kodiak, and SOCATA, has delivered a unique Kodiak-100 to the North Carolina Forest Service’s Aviation Division (NCFSAD). By taking delivery of the high-wing, single-turboprop-engine utility airplane, the NCFSAD earned the distinction of being the world’s first operator of a Kodiak-100 equipped with Hartzell's composite five-blade propeller.

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Top Ten CAF AirVenture 2023 Attractions

Wonders in the Past Perfect Tense

EAA’s annual AirVenture fly-in is the largest event of its kind in the world. The weeklong show/exhibition/hootenanny has been called aviation’s family reunion, and since its 1953 founding, has grown from 21 planes and 150 pilots and onlookers to upwards of ten-thousand aircraft and six-hundred-thousand annual attendees. The scale of EAA’s AirVenture is daunting. Aviation and aerospace attractions and demonstrations abound—each more fascinating and absorbing than the last. To ensure parties bound for Oshkosh don’t miss the myriad and memorable machines and presentations the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has up its proverbial sleeve, the storied Texas-based non-profit organiza

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McFarlane Introduces New C-172 Engine Baffle System

Cool Heads Prevail

McFarlane subsidiary Airforms has introduced a new series of FAA-PMA engine baffles for all Cessna-172 B and C OEM configurations. Designed as replacements for aging factory installations, Airforms’s new baffles have undergone individual PMA approval and may be purchased as standalone units or as complete sets.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on July 2023 Cessna 182 Accident

Pilot Perishes in North-Idaho Mishap

The NTSB has released its preliminary report on a 06 July 2023 accident in which a Cessna 182N, registration N703Z, was substantially damaged and its pilot (and sole occupant) was killed shortly after departing St. Maries, Idaho’s Jack A. Buell Airport (S72).

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