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June 23, 2022

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.23.22)

Aero Linx: The Classic Jet Aircraft Association (CJAA) The Classic Jet Aircraft Association (CJAA) is a federally chartered, tax exempt 501(c)7 organization with headquarters in Maryland. CJAA is organized into a nine-member board supported by experts in finance, safety and administrative functions. CJAA is not directly associated with other flying organizations, but we do maintain contact and coordinate some activities, primarily with the EAA and AOPA. Many of our members have multiple memberships combining their CJAA membership with AOPA, EAA, ICAS and many other organizations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.23.22): Air Defense Emergency

Air Defense Emergency A military emergency condition declared by a designated authority. This condition exists when an attack upon the continental U.S., Alaska, Canada, or U.S. installations in Greenland by hostile aircraft or missiles is considered probable, is imminent, or is taking place.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.23.22)

“When our fire crews arrived they saw the wing of the aircraft was on fire and quickly began working on putting out the fire utilizing specialized foam trucks. Source: A statement by Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue spokeswoman Erika Benitez after an MD-82 belonging to and being operated by Dominican discount air-carrier RED Air suffered what appears to have been a landing-gear malfunction while landing at Miami International Airport.

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RED Air MD-82 Incident Injures Three

Miami Runway Departure Under Investigation

An MD-82 belonging to and being operated by Dominican discount air-carrier RED Air suffered what appears to have been a landing-gear malfunction while landing at Miami International Airport. The aircraft departed the runway before coming to rest in a grassy area and catching fire. No fatalities were reported, but three of the aircraft’s 126 passengers were transported to local hospitals with unknown injuries. RED Air flight L5-203 was operating from the Dominican capital of Santo Domingo (SDQ) to Miami (MIA).

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AeroTV at AUVSI22: EuroLink’s Beluga Drone Bound for U.S.

Look! Up In the Sky; It’s a … Whale?

Eurolink Systems, the Italian provider of hardware, software, data-management, and robotics systems, is launching Beluga, the first of a family of multi-roll, multi-mission, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) with which the company seeks to enter the U.S. drone market. Beluga’s sleek design is evocative of the Beluga whale, from which the vehicle takes its name. Researchers at both Eurolink and Italy’s University Niccolo ?usano studied the marine mammal’s morphology and translated aspects of its physiology into the design of Beluga’s fuselage.

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Wingcopter to Expand Operations

German eVTOL Manufacturer to Bring Home the Bacon

Wingcopter, the German aerospace company that designs and manufactures unmanned eVTOL delivery drones, announced on 21 June 2022 that it had secured a $42-million series A extension that will help the company expand its purview into market segments such as grocery and consumer-good delivery. To date, Wingcopter has operated primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, delivering medical supplies to rural areas.

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Pilot Unhurt in Hawker Hunter Incident

FAA Cites Engine Failure as Likely Cause of Atlantic Ditching

A 63-year-old, single-seat, Hawker Hunter Mk 58 has gone down off of North Carolina’s Atlantic coast. The aircraft—operated by Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC)—was supporting U.S. Navy training exercises in the capacity of a mock-aggressor. The U.S. Navy subsequently confirmed that the downed Hawker’s pilot was able to eject before the aircraft hit the water, and that the aircraft had been supporting the George H. W. Bush Carrier Strike Group's COMPTUEX. 

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Airborne-UnCrewed 06.14.22: Electra & Airflow, Biggin Hill UAV, ERAU M.U.L.L.E.T

Also: New FAA Boss, Rolls Royce–Purdue, Project X Winner, USAF Squadron Honored

Electra has acquired California-based Airflow. The transaction creates an addition to the rapidly emerging advanced air mobility (AAM) market. The acquisition places Electra's order book at almost 800 planes, allegedly 'beyond break-even' for commercial development. Altitude Angel, the European aviation technology company and provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, has announced that London Biggin Hill has become the latest airport to deploy its GuardianUTM Enterprise platform. GuardianUTM Enterprise is an airspace management and surveillance system tha

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Air Nostrum Group to Acquire HAV Airlander Airships

HAV Optimism …

Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited (HAV), the British manufacturer of hybrid airships, announced it has received its first commercial order from an airline group. The deal will see Air Nostrum Group, the European transportation conglomerate, take delivery of ten of HAV’s Airlander airships. Originally developed as the HAV 304, the Airlander is a hybrid airship comprising a primary helium vessel fitted out with auxiliary wing and tail surfaces. The craft develops lift by both aerostatic and aerodynamic means. Inflight thrust is provided by four diesel engine-driven, ducted propellers.

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Honda and FlightSafety Extend HondaJet Training Agreement

Twenty-Five-Year Deal Implies Mutual Confidence

Honda Aircraft Company has dramatically extended its partnership with FlightSafety International. The two companies announced a unique, twenty-five-year agreement that will see FlightSafety provide ground-school and simulator training to HondaJet (HA-420) pilots through 2047. The deal sets a strong, long-term commitment to aviation while building on an existing 15-year relationship that, to date,  has trained and certified more than 600 HA-420 pilots.

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Klyde Morris (06.20.22)

Klyde Wants To See That Cat Shot...


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Glass City Air Service Unclear

Toledo Among Cities to be Dropped by American Airlines

Citing a shortage of pilots, American Airlines, the U.S.’s largest domestic air-carrier, is dropping three airports from its schedule. Starting 07 September 2022, the company will cut scheduled service to Toledo, OH, as well as both Ithaca and Islip NY. All three airports are, for the time being, served by American’s regional subsidiaries which—like all regional carriers—have been hard hit by the ongoing, nation-wide pilot shortage.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 172P

Power Decreased And The Flight Instructor Executed A Forced Landing

On June 2, 2022, about 1803 central daylight time, a Cessna 172P, N65497, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Ennis Municipal Airport (F41), Ennis, Texas. The flight instructor and pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. While enroute to F41, the flight instructor reported that the engine power dropped about 200 rpm on two occasions.

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AD: AutoGyro Certification Limited

AD 2022-13-07 Prompted By Reports Of Rotor Blade Longitudinal Cracking

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all AutoGyro Certification Limited (type certificate previously held by RotorSport UK Ltd) Model Calidus, Cavalon, and MTOsport 2017 gyroplanes. This AD was prompted by reports of rotor blade longitudinal cracking and rotor blade attachment bolt hole fretting corrosion and cracking. This AD requires reducing the life limits for the rotor systems, repetitively inspecting each rotor blade, and depending on the outcome, removing parts from service. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD becomes effective July 7, 2022.

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