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Thu, Apr 18, 2024

BRM Aero, H55 Announce B23 Energetic Fully Electric CS-23 GA Bird

BRM Aero and H55 Announce All Electric B23 Energic

BRM Aero and H55 have announced the upcoming commercial availability of the B23 Energic, the first fully electric aircraft in the CS-23 general aviation category. The development opens the order book for 2025 deliveries, with initial batches earmarked for a select group of flight schools under favorable commercial conditions. The collaboration between BRM Aero, known for their 2-seater training aircraft, and H55, a leader in electric propulsion systems, signifies a significant advancement in aviation technology. The B23 Energic offers a flight endurance of one hour plus reserves, with a charging time of approximately one hour depending on conditions. This efficiency presents a sustainable alternative in aviation, promising lower ownership costs and the adaptability to update battery technology throughout the aircraft's lifecycle.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2024

NetJets Pilots Ratify Revised Contract

Reised NetJets Pilot Contract Comes After Year of Negotiations

NetJets pilots have ratified a revised employment contract after a year of tough negotiations, marking a significant development in the aviation industry. This new agreement, approved by a majority vote among the pilots, promises a substantial 52.5% increase in overall compensation, reflecting the pilots' pivotal role in the company's operations. The ratification process ended a period of acrimonious discussions between NetJets and the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP). The negotiation outcomes have been overwhelmingly positive, with 78.31% of the voting members in favor of the new terms, compared to 21.69% against, showcasing strong support for the revised contract provisions.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2024

NTSB Final Report: Cessna 172C

After Flying For About 4 Hours, The Engine Lost Power And (Pilot) Executed A Forced Landing On A Road

Analysis: The pilot reported that she filled the airplane with fuel before departure. After flying for about 4 hours, the engine lost power and she executed a forced landing on a road about 1.5 miles from the destination airport. During the landing roll, the airplane impacted two street signs and a power pole guy wire which resulted in substantial damage to the airplane’s left wing and fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

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Wed, Apr 17, 2024

Disabled Woman Has Transformative Experience Learning to Fly From Home

Disabled Londoner Learns to Fly At Home Through Aerobility

Yvonne, a 56-year-old disabled woman from London, has found a new lease on life after learning to fly from home using Aerobility's Virtual Aviation Experience (VAE). Living with disabilities that significantly affect her mobility, speech, and emotional well-being, Yvonne's journey began after suffering a stroke in 2021, which left her with severe impairments. Aerobility, a UK charity dedicated to changing lives by offering access to the magic of flight to anyone with any disability, has provided Yvonne with a transformative experience through its free VAE course. Funded by the UK Government and powered by GeoFS, an accessible web-based flight simulator, the VAE course opens up the world of aviation to individuals who may have previously thought it unattainable.

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Wed, Apr 17, 2024

Airbus Sees Big Growth in Commercial Aircraft Services

Airbus Forecasts 45% Increase in Global Services Forecast

 In a recent announcement from Herndon, Virginia, Airbus has outlined a robust growth trajectory for North America's commercial aircraft services market, projecting an expansion to $45 billion by 2042, from its current valuation of $31 billion. This forecast, a 45% increase, is anchored in Airbus' latest Global Services Forecast (GSF), reflecting the region's swift recovery in the post-pandemic era and a steady passenger traffic growth with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.1%.

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Wed, Apr 17, 2024

IWASM and Southern Tier Brewing Cleveland Team on 3rd Annual Trivia Night

International Women's Air & Space Museum is teaming up with Southern Tier Brewing Cleveland for the 3rd Annual Trivia Night

The International Women's Air & Space Museum is teaming up with Southern Tier Brewing Cleveland for the 3rd Annual Trivia Night on April 30, 2024. The event, running from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT, will challenge participants with questions on space, museums, and Cleveland history. Proceeds from ticket sales will support IWASM's educational programs, which include a variety of initiatives such as the Dinner with a Slice of History Program, Speakers Bureau, Lunch and Learns, tours, field trips, and summer camps. The trivia night aims to bolster a dedicated education fund to ensure that K-12 programs remain accessible to the community.

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Wed, Apr 17, 2024

Quaynote Organizes Future Opportunities for Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation

FOSAA Conference Focuses on Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation

In an impressive showcase of global interest and industry solidarity, the Future Opportunities for Seaplanes and Amphibious Aviation (FOSAA) conference marked its successful debut in Venice on March 20, 2024. Organized by Quaynote Communications and Arena Group, this event brought together a diverse array of stakeholders from the vibrant resurgence and untapped potential within the seaplane and amphibious aviation sectors.

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Wed, Apr 17, 2024

NTSB Final Report: Javron PA-12 Replica

Following The Water Landing, The Airplane Came To Rest Inverted In The River

Analysis: The pilot reported that he was landing the airplane on the water and that after he conducted his before landing “GUMP” checklist he extended the landing gear on his amphibious airplane in error. Following the water landing, the airplane came to rest inverted in the river and sustained substantial damage to both wings and the windscreen. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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Wed, Apr 17, 2024

Classic Aero-TV: WomenVenture 2019 - The Only Regret You'll Have is Not Trying

From 2019 (YouTube Version): Celebrating Women In Aviation At AirVenture 2019

WomenVenture is the largest gathering of passionate female aviators and aviation enthusiasts, held each year during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh since 2008. 2019 marked the 12th year for the celebration. Activities included a networking social, annual group photo with more than 1,000 women on Boeing Plaza, and a ‘Power Lunch’ with keynote speaker U.S. Air Force Col. Kim “Killer Chick” Campbell.

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Tue, Apr 16, 2024

Jamie Klaes Awarded WAI Martha King Scholarship

One Alaskan Pilot Recognized for Stalwart Defense of Rural Flying

One pilot in the Alaskan town of Bettles has taken upon herself to keep the tradition alive, and her efforts are already making a difference in far-flung rural towns up North. Jamie Klaes has been recognized by Women in Aviation, International for her work in fostering future generations of aviators via her work with her firm, CKT Aviation and educator Alaska Excel. That work has been recognized with the WAI Martha King Scholarship for Female Flight Instructors, a financial aid package that includes $20,000 in value between a $5,000 stipend towards future flight training and the entire catalog of King Schools' aviation training curricula.

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