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February 01, 2024

Airborne-Flight Training 02.01.24: AMT Programs, Helo 101 Book, AL Av College

 Also: Coulson Aviation ATO, Western Nevada College, Cabri G2 Emergency AD, NetJets Skirmishing

 
 
Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover, Massachusetts is joining the number of schools expanding their operations to address the shortage of qualified aeronautical personnel. The school is a 4-year tech high school serving the local communities of Andover, Lawrence, and Methuen, and they're moving into a new hangar at the Lawrence Municipal Airport to provide instruction regarding aircraft maintenance. Kenny Keller, a 23-year rotary wing instruction veteran, has published his own take on teaching students to meet and exceed PPL standards in helicopter operation. His new book, "Private Pilot 101 - A Helicopter Training Blueprint&q

Dynon Announces Van's Support Program

5% Rebate Offered, Extra Warranty Given to Affected RV Builders

Dynon Avionics President Robert Hamilton updated the Van's Aircraft builder community to offer some help in the recent turbulence- affected builders can get a 5% rebate on their Dynon Avionics. Even better for those who make the buy, the purchased avionics will be offered with an extra year tacked on to their warranty, should backorders delay the installation of some kits purchased. "The world of experimental aircraft builders is a small one, said CEO Robert Hamilton. "I’ve met many of you at Oshkosh and other shows over the years, and I know the commitment it takes to build and maintain your own airplane..."

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Appellate Court To SmartSky... Nuh-Uh!

District Court Denial of SmartSky Attempt to Prevent Gogo From Selling its 5G Solution Upheld

ANN has learned that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a decision by the United States District Court for the District of Delaware in denying SmartSky Networks’ motion for a preliminary injunction against Gogo Business Aviation to keep it from selling its Gogo 5G product. The Delaware court found that SmartSky failed to establish that it is likely to succeed on the merits of its claims and that it is likely to suffer irreparable harm if a preliminary injunction is not granted. The reviewing court, the Federal Circuit, in this case, affirmed that decision.

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Robert Stangarone Appointed to Corporate Angel Network

Nonprofit Updates Leadership to Ring in 2024

The Corporate Angel Network, a nonprofit organization that provides cancer patients free transportation on corporate aircraft to travel to specialized medical facilities, has installed Robert Robert Stangarone as its President and CEO. The Network has allowed operators and patients to match up for more than 68,000 flights since its 1981 founding. The new leadership was reportedly driven by Stangarone's resume in aviation already, bringing experience as a corporate exec, journo, and pilot.

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Embraer Announces 2023 Results

Profitable Year Sees 181 Aircraft Deliveries Against $1.2B Backlog

Embraer released its end of year numbers for 2023, and things are apparently pretty good down in Brazil - the firm capped the year with 181 aircraft deliveries for a 13% increase over 2022. Embraer capped the year with a book to bill excess of 1.3 to 1, representing a backlog of $4.3 billion and a $400 million increase over the previous year. The firm delivered 74 light jets, setting a 7-year record for itself in the process. Similarly, its medium jet offerings were popular, too, with 41 delivered to the tune of 14% growth over 2022.

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Italian Aerobatics Team On their Way to AirVenture

Oshkosh to Host Pair of Military Demo Teams in First for History

The Italian Air Force's Frecce Tricolori is set to make its first Oshkosh appearance since 1986 when it shows up to this summer's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. The 71st edition of the Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in will be held from July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Italian team, technically referred to as the 313th Aerobatic Training Squadron, is scheduled to perform on Tuesday, July 23rd. It's a rare showing for the team, only the third time it's ever gone out on a North American Tour.

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Airborne-NextGen 01.23.24: Electrifying FL, eVTOL Symposium, 1st ZEROe Fuel Cell

Also: Surf Air Mobility, Joby Signs with Atlantic, HAMR Drone, Euro AAM Report

While Joby has embarked on building its first electric charging infrastructure on the other side of the country, Archer Aviation has begun laying groundwork for locations throughout Los Angeles, New York City, Northern California, and South Florida. The program for the Vertical Flight Society's Transformative Vertical Flight symposium has been published, giving structure to the 3-day program. The schedule will include 3 main events, including the 6th Decennial VFS Aeromechanics Specialists' Conference, the 11th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium, and the Short Course on Electric V

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NASA Announces Astronauts for SpaceX Crew-9 Mission

Next Batch Bound for ISS Drawn Sets Off by August

Four crew will be making their way to the International Space Station aboard the Crew Dragon Spacecraft in late Summer to join Expedition 71 and 72 members above. The team will include NASA personnel Zena Cardman, Pilot Nick Hague, and Mission Specialist Stephanie Wilson, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Mission Specialist Aleksandr Gorbunov. After launching "no later than" August, the crew will undergo a short duration handover with their Crew-8 predecessors.

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CAE, Global Crossing Airlines Embark on A320 Training

GlobalX Looks to Expand A321 Freighter Options

CAE signed a deal with Global Crossing Airlines - or GlobalX, as is commonly shortened - to deploy and operate an Airbus A320 family full-flight simulator in their Miami, Florida facility. The new sim is scheduled to be ready for training this quarter and will help to bolster Global Crossing's efforts to expand its A321 freighter fleet. The FFS is scheduled to be ready for training in the first quarter of 2024 to support GlobalX’s ongoing growth and the expansion of its Airbus A321 freighter fleet. The carrier operates as a passenger and charter line, only recently adding the freight capability to its fleet in 2023.

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Airborne-NextGen 01.23.24: Electrifying FL, eVTOL Symposium, 1st ZEROe Fuel Cell

Also: Surf Air Mobility, Joby Signs with Atlantic, HAMR Drone, Euro AAM Report

While Joby has embarked on building its first electric charging infrastructure on the other side of the country, Archer Aviation has begun laying groundwork for locations throughout Los Angeles, New York City, Northern California, and South Florida. The program for the Vertical Flight Society's Transformative Vertical Flight symposium has been published, giving structure to the 3-day program. The schedule will include 3 main events, including the 6th Decennial VFS Aeromechanics Specialists' Conference, the 11th Annual Electric VTOL Symposium, and the Short Course on Ele

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NTSB Final Report: MXR Technologies MX2

...Loss Of Airplane Control While Performing Aerobatic Maneuvers, Which Resulted In The Airplane Entering An Inverted Flat Spin

Analysis: The accident flight was part of a training and demonstration flight that included a series of aerobatic maneuvers. Flight track data for the accident flight revealed that the airplane departed and maneuvered for about 7 minutes before impacting terrain almost directly under the last data point. No linear ground scar was observed at the accident site, which was indicative of the airplane having descended nearly vertically to ground impact. Additionally, the wreckage was found in an inverted orientation.

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Classic Aero-TV: AEA’s Paula Derks - Closing Out an Amazing Era…

From 2018 (YouTube Version): Aero-TV: AEA’s Paula Derks - Closing Out an Amazing Era…

Each year at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) convention and trade show, Aero-TV is granted unprecedented access to Paula Derks, the President and CEO of the organization. This year, Derks spoke with Aero-News Network Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Jim Campbell, about the future of the avionics industry and what AEA is doing to strengthen that future. Derks said one of the things the AEA is doing to brighten the future of the industry is the AEA Technolog

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ANN FAQ: Submit a News Story!

Have A Story That NEEDS To Be Featured On Aero-News? Here’s How To Submit A Story To Our Team

Some of the greatest new stories ANN has ever covered have been submitted by our viewers and readers! We are very proud of our viewers and readers, as they are some of the most active and influential individuals in the aviation industry. We rely on them to share their knowledge and updates with us, so we can keep the entire community up-to-date through our various programs and platforms. The ANN staff scours theweb for the latest info and intel... but we're just a few folks with only so many hours in the day... so YOUR eyes and ears may be REALLY helpful in making sure we don't miss a thing!

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.01.24)

Aero Linx: The Luscombe Endowment

The Luscombe Endowment is here to support public inquiry into things related to the Luscombe aircraft; Aircraft operation, Aircraft maintenance, and the history of the Luscombe Aircraft Company(s). You will find a large archive of technical resources, links to our affiliates, and links to historical events as well as items of curiosity or inquiry that have been brought to our attention.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.01.24): Waypoint

Waypoint A predetermined geographical position used for route/instrument approach definition, progress reports, published VFR routes, visual reporting points or points for transitioning and/or circumnavigating controlled and/or special use airspace, that is defined relative to a VORTAC station or in terms of latitude/longitude coordinates.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.01.24)

“The District Court found that SmartSky failed to establish that it is likely to succeed on the merits of its claims, and we agree. We will continue to vigorously defend Gogo against SmartSky’s patent infringement claims. We remain steadfast in our belief that we do not infringe upon the patents in question and expect to ultimately prevail. We remain focused on successfully launching Gogo 5G and delivering improved performance for our business aviation customers in 2024 and beyond.” Source: Oakleigh Thorne, Gogo’s CEO, responding to the welcome news (to Gogo) that they have prevailed in court.

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