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July 27, 2023

Comp Air Aviation Updates AirVenture Crowds on 6-Place, Multi-Mission Turboprop

Wanna Carry 4 55-Gallon Drums? 6 Pax with Club Seating? The 6.2 Is There for You

The Comp Air team updated us on their latest and greatest, the 6.2 and its associated “CompWing”, an inter-float airfoil that boosts performance to amphibious aircraft. The 6.2 continues to shape up to be a competent, capable, even somewhat affordable utility bush plane. Granted, it’s $250,000 for the kit, (plus the engine and avionics), but a 3,000-hour build time puts a cap on a bird that might just be able to make some inroads into backcountry flying. Updates on the piston-engined variant, powered by a 350-hp  TIO-540, portray a competent option. 

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Hartzell Hits AirVenture with New Options for Diamond, Kodiak, and Top Prop

Polaris, Raptor, and more Grace the Field with More Performance for Less Weight

Hartzell added a handful of propellers to its ever-expanding collection of STCs, offering improved performance for the Diamond DA-40 NG, the Daher Kodiak, and Top Prop customers. The Diamond DA-40 will see the addition of the Polaris prop, a 3-blade, carbon fiber, bantamweight prop that adds 3 knots to cruise speed. The Polaris sports a 6-year, 2,400-hour warranty, and will be offered as an option in early Fall 2023.

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Elixir Sets Sights on American Market

Increased Sales and Investment Enkindle Broadened Ambitions

Over the 12-months since EAA AirVenture 2022, Elixir Aircraft has established itself as a leading manufacturer of flight-training aircraft. Sales orders, investment in the company, and hiring are all on the rise as global awareness of Elixir’s efficient, safe, and technologically-advanced aircraft offerings increases.

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Data Accountability in the Age of ADIP

FAA Airport Data Information Portal Explained

ADIP, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Airport Data Information Portal” is a new database designed to increase the accountability and accuracy of private-us airport data in the United States. This includes heliports, seaplane bases, gliderports, ultralight airparks, balloon bases and soon vertiports. Within this database exists important information critical to pilot preflight actions and in-flight decision making. Things such as an airport’s latitude and longitude, field elevation, runway length or heliport size, known obstructions, lighting, hours of operation, fuel availability are just a few of the important things captured in this database. And, given that every

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Altitude Angel Aviation Surveillance Network Debuts

Network Includes ADS-B, Mode S and SDR Capabilities

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Reading, U.K., Altitude Angel is a developer of Unified Traffic Management (UTM) software tasked with developing and building 165-miles of Drone Superhighways connecting the airspaces overlying the British municipalities of Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Coventry, and Rugby. The company’s first-party solutions are utilized by leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and aviation authorities for purpose of managing the integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) traffic into extant national airspace systems.

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