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July 07, 2023

Mid-Continent to Expand Wichita Headquarters

28,000 Square-Foot Addition to Break Ground in 2023

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics is making ready to break ground on a 28,000 square-foot addition to its Wichita, Kansas headquarters. The expansion is part of the company’s long-term plan to accommodate increased global customer demand. Mid-Continent has entrusted the design and construction of its Wichita headquarters expansion to Kansas-based design firm Alloy Architecture. Groundbreaking is slated for autumn 2023.

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Axnes Further Refines Wireless Intercom Systems

Keeping First Responders Responsive

Founded in 1995, Grimstad, Norway-based Axnes is a privately-owned developer and manufacturer of communication technologies—Wireless Intercom Systems (WICS) in particular. The company's Polycon Next Generation (PNG) Wireless Intercom technology allows mounted (within an aircraft or vessel) and dismounted (outside an aircraft or vessel) crew-members to maintain full duplex communication in the most extreme and challenging environments.

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Berkut E-AB Lost During Maiden Flight

Incident on “C” Street

An experimental Berkut 540 fixed-wing aircraft went down in rural Cedar Rapids, Iowa during its maiden flight on the morning of Saturday, 01 July 2023. The aircraft lost power shortly before 09:00 CDT, and was guided by Vijay Pisini, 50, of Cedar Rapids—the plane’s pilot and sole occupant—to an inelegant but survivable emergency landing. Emergency responders arrived on-scene to find Mr. Pisini unhurt and safely clear of the aircraft’s wreckage.

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NTSB Prelim: Cirrus SR22

Airplane Banked Steeply Left, Leveled, Then Banked Right, Followed By Deployment Of The Parachute 

On June 6, 2023, about 1352 eastern daylight time, a Cirrus SR22T, Canadian registration CGNMT, was  destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Jamestown, New York. The two Canadian-certificated pilots were fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. According to witnesses, the pilot in the left seat owned the accident airplane and brokered other airplanes. Additionally, the pilot in the left seat was preparing for an instrument rating practical examination, scheduled for the following week. The purpose of the accident trip was a combination of training and

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