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August 21, 2022

Tweed New Haven Airport to Expand Despite Local Objections

The Will of the People: The Might of the Dollar

The Tweed New Haven Airport Authority has approved a new 43-year lease and management agreement with Goldman-Sachs-owned Avports LLC, thereby clearing the way for a $100-million airport expansion. The tumultuous meeting at which the lease agreement was ratified saw the entirety of East Haven’s town representatives vote against the proposal, and East Haven mayor Joe Carfora speak forcefully on behalf of his constituents—albeit to no avail.

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Snap Shelving Pixy Drone?

Selfie Destruction

In the wake of bad reviews, poor sales, and the weakest quarterly sales growth in company history, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel announced to employees that the company is reprioritizing its resources, resulting in the shut-down of Pixy. Snap has announced a subscription service called Snapchat+ which it expects to bolster earnings. Snap also plans to introduce a web-based version of SnapChat, which company brass hopes will compel consumers to download the app to their smartphones.

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Klyde Morris (08.19.22)

Like Other Outspoken Personalities, Klyde Prepares For A Raid...


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Aleutian Airways to Begin Saab 2000 Proving Runs

Saab Story

That the last frontier and the stout souls who call it home are receptive in perpetuity to highly-experienced, well-equipped, thoroughly vetted air-carriers is foremost on the minds of the folks at Aleutian Airways, who proudly announce their company has met the exhaustive gamut of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements necessary to begin operations. The achievement adds the Saab 2000 twin-turboprop to the company’s Part 121 Air Carrier Certificate, and heralds the imminent commencement of both scheduled and charter service under the Aleutian Airways brand.

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Malaysia Airlines Upgrades Fleet With 20 A330neo

10 To Be Purchased From Airbus And 10 To Be Leased From Dublin-Based Avolon

Malaysia Aviation Group has selected the A330neo for the carrier’s widebody fleet renewal programme. The initial agreements cover the acquisition of 20 A330-900 aircraft, with 10 to be purchased from Airbus and 10 to be leased from Dublin-based Avolon. The announcement was made at an event in Kuala Lumpur, attended by MAG CEO Izham Ismail and Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International Christian Scherer, who signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the aircraft to be ordered from Airbus.

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Classic Aero-TV: Simply Extraordinary – The Wright B Flyer Program

From 2018 (YouTube Version): Wright 'B' Flyer Organization Is Preserving Aviation History

Wright "B" Flyer Inc. is an all-volunteer, membership-based, not-for-profit corporation located on the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport near Dayton, Ohio. They fly one Model B look-alike during the summer months, curate a hangar that doubles as a museum. The flying airplane, No. 001, is available for fly-overs and static displays at public and private events. Honorary Aviator Members, who pay the $100 membership fee, are eligible for a free orientation flight at the facility in Dayton.

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Airborne-Flight Training 08.11.22: Thrust Flight, Delta Propel, PTO Forecast

Also: Astronaut Training, Taiwan Pilot Shortage, I Hart Flying, USAF and Aptima

Thrust Flight has earned FAA Examining Authority over the Commercial Single-Engine Land facet of its Part 141-approved training curriculum. Examining Authority enables designated academy personnel to perform check-rides for enrolled students pursuing Commercial Pilot Certification. The U.S. is in the midst of a nationwide shortage of Designated Pilot Examiners—pilots authorized by the FAA to perform check-rides in the stead of FAA examiners. Delta is among the world’s oldest, largest, and most profitable airlines. Delta's Propel program transforms baggage-handle

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NTSB Prelim: Air Tractor Inc AT-502

He Noted The Airplane Banked Left, Performed A Barrel Roll To The Left...

On August 2, 2022, about 1145 CDT, an Air Tractor AT-502, N9184Q, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Cheneyville, Louisiana. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. The operator reported that the pilot was scheduled that day to disperse 7 loads of urea fertilizer. The first job was dispersing 5 loads covering 57 acres, and the second job was dispersing 2 loads to trim the edges of an adjacent 35-acre field.

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AD: Airbus Canada Limited Partnership

AD 2022-16-08 Prompted By A Dual-Engine Automatic Shutdown On Landing

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Airbus Canada Limited Partnership Model BD-500-1A10 and BD-500-1A11 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a dual-engine automatic shutdown on landing. This AD requires revising the existing airplane flight manual (AFM) to incorporate a new normal procedure and revised non-normal procedures, as specified in a Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) AD, which is incorporated by reference. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD becomes effective September 1, 2022.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.21.22)

Aero Linx: National Air Carrier Association (NACA) Founded in 1962, the National Air Carrier Association (NACA), is comprised of air carriers certificated under Title 14, Part 121 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Our members are a diverse group of air carriers, providing passenger and cargo, scheduled and charter services. NACA carriers fill a unique niche in the air carrier industry, offering services in response to ever-changing demands from the U.S. military, the traveling public, and businesses.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.21.22): Minimum Fuel

Minimum Fuel Indicates that an aircraft’s fuel supply has reached a state where, upon reaching the destination, it can accept little or no delay. This is not an emergency situation but merely indicates an emergency situation is possible should any undue delay occur.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.21.22)

“We are extremely proud of our team for completing and reaching this historic milestone. The creation and operation of Aleutian Airways would not have been possible without their hard work and dedication this past year. We’ve built this airline in response to input from community and business leaders and look forward to serving their needs and becoming the airline of choice for Southwest Alaska.” Source: Sterling Airways CEO Wayne Heller, one of the entities that looks to restore reliable nonstop Saab 2000 service to the Aleutian Islands and other Alaskan destinations. 

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