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August 30, 2023

Airborne 08.30.23: GA Sales Improve, Girls in AV Day, FAA v Veterans

 Also: TFR Violation, AA Pilots Upgraded, Sheriff Helo Downed, SpaceX Crew-7

 
 
GAMA has published the second quarter 2023 General Aviation Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report. Compared to the same time period in 2022, the general aviation aircraft manufacturing industry increased the volume and value of aircraft deliveries across all segments. Worldwide, on 23 September 2023, thousands of girls ages eight through 18 will enjoy the Ninth Annual Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) in their local communities through unique events hosted by WAI chapters and corporate members. WAI will continue to offer additional virtual resources, activities, information, and instructional videos via the free Aviation for Girls app. U.S. federal investigators su

Ninth Annual Girls in Aviation Day Approaching

Global Event Slated for 23 September 2023

Worldwide, on 23 September 2023, thousands of girls ages eight through 18 will enjoy the Ninth Annual Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) in their local communities through unique events hosted by Women in Aviation International (WAI) chapters and corporate members. WAI will continue to offer additional virtual resources, activities, information, and instructional videos via the free Aviation for Girls app.

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Sheriff’s Department Helicopter Impacts Florida Apartment Building

Two Killed, Four Wounded in Apparent Engine-Out Mishap

Two people lost their lives and at least four others were injured when a Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office EC135 helicopter carrying three occupants impacted a Pompano Beach apartment building. The accident, which resulted in a structural fire, occurred on 28 August 2023 at approximately 08:45 EDT.

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Tradewind Aviation Partners with United Aviate

Maintaining the Pilot Pipeline

Tradewind Aviation, the American charter airline and aircraft management provider headquartered at Connecticut’s Waterbury-Oxford Airport (OCX), has partnered with United Airlines’s Goodyear, Arizona-based Aviate Academy. As an Aviate-participating Part 135 operator, Tradewind will provide a pathway by which qualified candidates either already employed by or having accepted offers from Tradewind may apply to Aviate and, upon acceptance, receive conditional job offers as United Airlines First Officers.

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uAvionix and Choctaw Nation Make Historic BVLOS Flights

First Such FAA-FCC Approved Operations

Operating at the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) Emerging Aviation Technology Center, uAvionix—the Bigfork, Montana-based aerospace technology concern—completed the first true Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight in non-segregated airspace using aviation-protected C-Band in the United States.

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Airborne 08.30.23: GA Sales Improve, Girls in AV Day, FAA v Veterans

Also: TFR Violation, AA Pilots Upgraded, Sheriff Helo Downed, SpaceX Crew-7

GAMA has published the second quarter 2023 General Aviation Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report. Compared to the same time period in 2022, the general aviation aircraft manufacturing industry increased the volume and value of aircraft deliveries across all segments. Worldwide, on 23 September 2023, thousands of girls ages eight through 18 will enjoy the Ninth Annual Girls in Aviation Day (GIAD) in their local communities through unique events hosted by WAI chapters and corporate members. WAI will continue to offer additional virtual resources, activities, informat

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Civilian Aircraft Strays Near Biden Vacation Spot

NORAD Scrambles F-16s

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) scrambled fighter jets on Friday, 25 August 2023 for the purpose of intercepting a civilian aircraft of as-of-yet-undisclosed make and model that strayed too near a Lake Tahoe, California locale in which Joe and Jill Biden were then vacationing.

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Aero-TV: CiES Fuel-Quantity and e-Throttle Systems Praised

Bridge of CiES

CiES Inc. is a Bend, Oregon-based designer and manufacturer of modular embedded aircraft systems and sensors. The company’s fuel-level senders have largely transformed—and bettered—fuel-management in general aviation aircraft. Differing dramatically from marginally-reliable float and legacy capacitance fuel-sensor systems, CiES’s intelligent fuel-level sensors are precise, dependable, and safe. Comprising advanced sensor technologies, unique interfaces, and embedded software, CiES products provide pilots and aircraft operators accurate and reliable data upon which important decisions may be better and more confidently made

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Airborne-NextGen 08.22.23: MD-90 Becomes X-66A, BWB Prototype, Drone Search

Also: Iranian Drones, Eve eVTOL, AEA Q2/23 Avionics Report, NBAA on AAM

Boeing is making ready to modify an MD-90 narrow-body airliner—transforming the machine radically for purpose of testing the company’s Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) architecture under the auspices of NASA's Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project. Upon completion of an extensive series of structural modifications, the MD-90 will emerge as the X-66A. JetZero has benefitted from a US Air Force award of $235-million to build an airliner-scale, piloted, Blended Wing Body technology demonstrator in partnership with Northrop-Grumman and Scaled Composites. The funds will be dist

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Airborne-NextGen 08.22.23: MD-90 Becomes X-66A, BWB Prototype, Drone Search

Also: Iranian Drones, Eve eVTOL, AEA Q2/23 Avionics Report, NBAA on AAM

Boeing is making ready to modify an MD-90 narrow-body airliner—transforming the machine radically for purpose of testing the company’s Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) architecture under the auspices of NASA's Sustainable Flight Demonstrator project. Upon completion of an extensive series of structural modifications, the MD-90 will emerge as the X-66A. JetZero has benefitted from a US Air Force award of $235-million to build an airliner-scale, piloted, Blended Wing Body technology demonstrator in partnership with Northrop-Grumman and Scaled Composites. The fund

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Sikorsky to Build 35 CH-53K Helicopters for U.S. Navy

Anchors Aweigh on $2.7-Billion Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Sikorsky a $2.7-billion contract to build and deliver 35 additional CH-53K helicopters—the largest procurement to date of the heavy-lift multi-mission rotorcraft. The agreement includes 12 U.S. Marine Corps Lot seven aircraft, 15 U.S. Marine Corps Lot eight aircraft, and eight aircraft for Israel. Deliveries of subject aircraft will commence in 2026.

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ANRA Technologies, Aurora Partake in UAM Centaur Trials

Optionally-Piloted Aircraft Evaluated in Airspace Management Test

ANRA Technologies lent its expertise to the FAA's Urban Air Mobility Airspace Management Demonstration (UAMD) program's recent live flights in California, drawing lessons that should pay dividends in future airspace management. During the tests, ANRA provided the "airspace management services" needed for Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences as they put their Centaur testbed through its paces. The Centaur is the latest in a long line of "optionally piloted aircraft", a Diamond DA42 set up for semi-autonomous flight.

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-18-150

National Park Service Suspended Recovery Operations Due To Several Hazards Associated With The Accident Site Location

On August 9, 2023, about 1215 Alaska daylight time, a Piper PA-18-150 airplane, N4481Z, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident about 60 miles northwest of Skwentna, Alaska. The pilot and passenger sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 on-demand charter flight. The airplane was operated by Willow Creek Aviation, LLC, in support of a remote sheep hunting excursion.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.30.23)

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.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.30.23): Security Notice (SECNOT)

Security Notice (SECNOT) A SECNOT is a request originated by the Air Traffic Security Coordinator (ATSC) for an extensive communications search for aircraft involved, or suspected of being involved, in a security violation, or are considered a security risk. A SECNOT will include the aircraft identification, search area, and expiration time. The search area, as defined by the ATSC, could be a single airport, multiple airports, a radius of an airport or fix, or a route of flight. Once the expiration time has been reached, the SECNOT is considered to be canceled. 

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.30.23)

“I know of a lot of pilots who have told me about [medical conditions] they aren’t telling the FAA about. What they’re doing to veterans? That’s the definition of harassment.” Source: Rick Mangini, 52, a former U.S. Army pilot grounded from his cargo-flying job after the July 2023 suspension of his FAA medical certificate, commenting as US federal investigators suspect some 4,800 pilots—primarily U.S. military veterans—falsified their medical records for purpose of concealing their receipt of V.A. benefit conducive to the treatment of mental health disorders and similarly serious conditions by dint of which they could be deemed medically unfit to fly.

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