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August 09, 2023

Opener Aero Launches BlackFly Early Access Program

The Art of Dialogue

The Opener BlackFly is an eVTOL personal air vehicle designed by Canadian engineer Marcus Leng and produced by Palo Alto, California-based Opener Aero. EAA AirVenture 2023 saw Opener Aero debut its Early Access Program (EAP), a milestone heralding BlackFly’s market readiness and commercialization. The program enables participants to provide Opener Aero feedback pertaining to their individual customer experiences with the BlackFly eVTOL platform.

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Aerobytes Supports British Flying Charity Aerobility

A Study in Graciousness

Surrey, U.K.-based Aerobytes, a provider of FDM / FOQA / MFOQA / MOQA / FDA software and analytical-tools to fixed- and rotary-wing operators, has agreed to gift a substantial financial sponsorship package to Aerobility, a British charity about the commendable work of providing disabled individuals access to the independence-fostering challenge of piloting an aircraft. Aerobytes’s munificence will sustain Aerobility’s mission, underwriting the charity’s core operational costs and facilitating additional investment in the dignity and self-actualization and of the individuals borne aloft by dint of Aerobility’s commitment to “opening the skies to everyone, regardless of their ch

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AEA Urges Aviation Stakeholders to Read MOSAIC Fine Print

Devils Amongst the Details

In the days preceding the gala opening of EAA’s AirVenture 2023, the FAA published its long-anticipated and much-discussed proposal to expand opportunities—certification and otherwise—for Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) and Sport Pilots. Dubbed Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification (MOSAIC), the proposed legislation’s ramifications are broader, considerably, than many LSA enthusiasts yet realize. In point of fact, the NPRM pertaining to MOSAIC is wide-ranging, affecting myriad facets of the aerospace sector.

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New Mexico Looks to Acquire Second Aircraft

Prospective King Air Purchase Would Double State’s Aircraft Fleet

More than a decade after a thrifty former governor pared the state’s aircraft fleet to a single machine, New Mexico is making ready to acquire a second airplane. The Land of Enchantment’s legislature has approved a $9-million capital outlay appropriation for the purchase of a new state airplane. Documents obtained under a public-records request indicate New Mexico’s government expects to take delivery of the aircraft by April 2024. Subject aircraft will be used, ostensibly, to transport state executives and employees, as well as physicians traveling to provide care in remote locales, and children attending a school for the blind and visually-impaired

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