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March 29, 2022

EAA Aims for 2019 Turnout At Young Eagles Day

Volunteers Sought for Children's Intro Flights

The EAA's Young Eagles Day is on for June 11, 2022! The 29th annual International Young Eagles Day is open to take young people between the ages of 8 and 17 on a flight with EAA volunteers, sharing the passion for aviation with the next generation. This year marks a triumphant return to the norm, as the EAA looks to bring things back to 2019's attendance levels. Boosting interest and activity in the private, affordable, and personal sphere of aviation is a rewarding activity that ensures the future of the hobby, as well as replenishing stocks of future pilots as large quantities approach retirement. Since its inception, more than 2.24 million children have been flown over the 30 years of the prog

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FAA Names Interim Administrator

Billy Nolen to Head Agency After Dickson's Departure, With Assistance from Bradley Mims

The FAA has announced an interim administrator following the departure of Steve Dickson in the coming days, naming Billy Nolen for the role. As Nolen steps up to the plate, deputy administrator Bradley Mims will lighten his load a bit and focus on the FAA's workforce and the nation's airports. Nolen is a long-time aviation safety professional, former airline captain, and has been operating as an associate administrator at the FAA since January.

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Gogo’s AVANCE Systems Reach 1 Million BizAv Flights

In The Fourth Quarter Of 2021 Gogo Saw A 38% Increase Across All Systems

Gogo Business Aviation’s AVANCE systems today reached 1 million flights since the platform launched in August of 2017. “Demand for connectivity is at an all-time high and Gogo is delivering a world-class experience for customers who are doing data-heavy activities while in flight,” said Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business Aviation. “AVANCE continues to deliver across the widest variety of aircraft in business aviation from the Cirrus Vision Jet to ultralong-range global aircraft.” AVANCE is the most successful broadband product ever launched in business aviation with 2,504 business aircraft flying with an AVANCE L5 or L

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AEA Names James Temple 2022 Member of the Year

Garmin Selected as Associate Member of the Year

The Aircraft Electronics Association has announced its 2022 award winners, with James Temple of Temple Electronics and Garmin as Member and Associate Member of the Year. The industry awards were presented during the opening session of the 65th annual AEA Convention & Trade Show, kicking off the biggest week of the year for aircraft avionics and cockpit equipment releases. Members of the AEA voted James Temple in for his work in the industry with his company, Temple Electronics. 

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Aspen Avionics Achieves AS91000 Certification

Avionics Manufacturer Joins the Big Leagues with ISO Standards and Quality Control

Aspen Avionics has announced it has successfully received certification of the AS9100 Rev. D quality management standard. The ISO standard specifies standards for a quality management system in the aviation sector, theoretically increasing the level of quality and reducing the error rate for products for the end-user. Aspen now has a seat at the 'big boys' table', able to partner with aerospace industry partners with confidence that they can handle the requirements of whatever project comes their way.

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Joby Restarts Flight Testing

Manufacturing Facility Underway, 1st Production Aircraft to Begin Soon

Joby has picked itself up and dusted off, restarting flight testing following the crash of an uncrewed test aircraft last month. Joby has announced that the second preproduction prototype aircraft has resumed flight testing at the company's first manufacturing facility in Marina, California. The company's flight testing was paused following the crash of their first prototype while undergoing uncrewed evaluation, the cause of which remains under investigation by the NTSB, the FAA, and the company's review board.

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Airborne 03.21.22: AeroSport Bushcat, Another Icon A5 Sinking, AEA 2022 LIVE!!!

Also: Dassault Takes Photo-Op, Canada Anti-GA Luxury Tax, Delta To Buy 737 Max 10s?, Vande Hei Return by Soyuz

ANN’s Jim Campbell finally got out of the office this past weekend to visit Deland’s AeroSport operation and check out current versions of the AeroSport Bushcat, as well as TL North America’s Stream tandem and Sting, side by side, two-seater. While we’ll have some more info on the TL offerings in the next few days, the little Bushcat, with pricing WELL below $100K offered some surprises. The so-called ‘tube and rag’ two seater is a really rugged aircraft that pushes 800-1000 fpm climb rate at near gross and

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NASA Orders 12 More Supply Runs

SpaceX, Grumman Each Net 6 More Launches, Supporting the ISS Through 2026

NASA has ordered 12 more missions under its Commercial Resupply Services-2 contracts with a combination of Northrop Grumman and SpaceX. The CRS-2 contract will serve as the primary resupply method to the International Space Station through 2026, giving some peace of mind to those who worried that recent geopolitical developments could possibly have imperiled the station. The deal will see 12 additional supply flights to the station, 6 for both contractors.

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GPS Antenna Coupler from CCX Technologies Released

T-RX Nav Systems Testing Suite Gets High-Isolation Function Checking Equipment

CCX has debuted a new GPS Antenna Coupler at the AEA National Convention & Trade Show's New Product Introduction Session. The device is designed for use with CCX's T-RX Avionics Tester to validate and function check aircraft GPS, navigation systems, and radios, providing more than 20 dB of antenna isolation to ensure the test results are clear and free of external GPS Signals during the check. The Coupler is a part of the complete CCX testing kit, which also includes the T-RX GPS Signal Generator and additional tester. The system is rugged enough for continued use in the hustle and bustle of the hangar environment, and supports GPS antennas up to 6" i

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Adds to Flex Line

5 New Instruments Released at AEA 2022

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics added to their Flex line of 2-inch digital instrumentation products, unveiling 5 new units at the annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show. The Flex series now includes digital Counter Drum Encoding Altimeters, Airspeed Indicators, GPS Clocks, Battery ACUs, and Attitude Indicators, in addition to a range of previous releases. The new drum encoding altimeter is certified to 55,000 feet AGL with user-selectable functions for VSI, 6-second vertical trend, altitude target, approach minimums alerts, and barometric settings.

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Shadin Avionics Announces Cessation of MINIFLO-L

Leadership Pares Down Offerings in Preparation for New Releases

Shadin Avionics has announced the impending retirement of its Miniflo-L digital fuel management system ahead of a newer, better product. The Miniflo-L is one of 3 similar cockpit indicators made by the company, and its siblings, the Digiflo-L and Microflo-L will stay in production. Shadin is careful to assuage any worries about product support going forward, reassuring customers that their Part 145 Repair Station will support the discontinued product for "years to come." 

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna P210N

As The Pilot Attempted To Increase The Throttle Input, The Engine Did Not Respond

On March 8, 2022, at 1417 mountain standard time, a Cessna P210N airplane, N210GE, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Englewood, Colorado. The pilot and flight instructor both sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot reported that the flight was cleared for an instrument approach as they neared the intended destination airport. The initial portion of the approach was uneventful. After contacting the control tower, the controller requested that they sidestep to the parallel runway for landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.29.22)

Aero Linx: Austro Control

Welcome to Austro Control! Austro Control is responsible for safe, reliable, and efficient air traffic throughout Austrian airspace, with as many as 4,000 flight movements per day. Our air traffic controllers bring planes into the right airways and ensure that they keep their distance from each other. Around the clock, 365 days a year.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.29.22): Refined Hazard Area (RHA)

Refined Hazard Area (RHA)

Used by ATC. Airspace that is defined and distributed after a failure of a launch or reentry operation to provide a more concise depiction of the hazard location than a Contingency Hazard Area.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.29.22)

“Testing aircraft GPS radios can be finicky because GPS satellite signals must be excluded during the tests, and you don’t want to interfere with another aircraft’s GPS while testing the aircraft.” 

Source: Sage words from Chris Bartlett, president of CCX Technologies, one of the many companies making big news at AEA 2022...where ANN is again live-streaming the massive industry event -- see it all at

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