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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

Airborne 06.21.24: Natalie Gillis Lost In PA31, G500-600 at 100K Hrs, Starliner

Also: FlightSimExpo 2024, NBAA V Part 135 Changes, CHRONOS Digital Clock, ALPA Hates JSX

We must regretfully report that 34-year-old Pilot/Photographer/Poet/Adventurer Natalie Gills lost her life in a Canadian-registered Piper PA-31 Navajo C, C-GKSI. Gillis was a truly lovely lady and an established adventurer who took up aviation and earned her ATP just a few weeks ago. Her photography has graced the cover of Canadian Geographic and her photo work with aviation was a positive effort for our community. Gulfstream was proud to announce that its G500 and G600 aircraft have hit the 100,000-hour mark across the global fleet only a few years after introduction. The first G500 made its way to customer hands in the fall of 2018, with the longer G600 seeing delivery in the summer of 2019. Astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams managed to hitch a ride aboard the Boeing Starship on June 5th, arriving at the International Space Station after some s

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

Airborne Affordable Flyers 06.20.24: Icon to China?, Risen v Ocean, ScaleBirds

Also: Sonex High-Wing Update, LAA Tech Directive, SERIOUS Balloon Action, Aero-TV: Helix Propeller

The long-awaited hearing before a Delaware Bankruptcy Judge has taken place and Icon Aircraft, carrying over $170 million dollars in debt, was pretty much sold off for less than ten cents on the dollar, to 'SG Investment America' for $15.54M. SG Investment America is a recent subsidiary of Germany's Durkopp Adler GmbH, but is owned by ShangGong Group based in Shanghai, China... and from there the legalities get interesting... but regardless, as forewarned by other investors in the company, Icon is now a Chinese owned enterprise... Risen’s Andreas Venturini and Alberto Porto committed themselves to an extraordinary personal and aerodynamic test with the announcement of their “Challenge Flight” from Italy to Oshkosh several weeks ago and we had high hopes for its success... and those hopes have been exceeded. Of the stats we kno

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

AeroVironment Demos JUMP 20 on Jet-A

Heavy Fuel Operations Borne Out for Multi-Mission Uncrewed Aircraft

AeroVironment pulled off a demonstration of its JUMP 20 uncrewed aircraft system using a heavy fuel engine, expanding the capabilities and interoperability of the platform in the world of military logistics. The firm successfully bore out the utility of the JUMP 20 with the 'heavy fuel' engine, a more omnivorous little mill that allows the aircraft to run on a wider range of fuels. The JUMP 20 now sports more than 13 hours of endurance and an operational range of 115 miles thanks to its purpose-built engine. The new powerplant saves weight and requires fewer overhauls throughout its lifespan, while still providing easy ignition and auto-start capability for simple operations.

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

NBAA Takes Issue with Charter Changes

Lobbyist Stresses any Regulatory Shakeup Should Be Rooted in Actual Data, Logic

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has taken issue with the handling of the Part 135 rulemaking that seems to be in the works, stressing their belief that any changes should rest entirely on actual data instead of supposition and allegation. “Safety is the top priority for business aviation, and our sector has an impeccable record of leadership in working with government agencies and other stakeholders in the development of regulations that address safety concerns and put operational needs first. The FAA’s announcement suggests an intention to sidestep both considerations,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen.

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

Klyde Morris (06.21.24)

Klyde Gets Ready For Big Trouble...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

Boeing Sets Down Roots at Embry-Riddle

Research Facility To Aid in Defense, Space Engineering

Embry?Riddle Aeronautical University and Boeing announced a new partnership that will see the manufacturer move into a new "center of excellence" colocated within the school's research park. The news was well-received by locals, since it will reportedly bring about 400 white collar jobs to the Volusia County, Florida, in 2026. Boeing will be leasing the entire Cici and Hyatt Brown Center for Aerospace Technology, and use the location as an engineering and design hub for a range of projects for their defense, space, and security programs. They should be right at home in the Embry?Riddle Research Park, with neighbors from around the space, tech, and aviation sectors. Even better, Embry-Riddle has a 14,000-square-foot wind tunnel facility with a special low-speed tunnel, right down the road. Boeing expects to begin work at the Center by the fall of this year, with 200 workers already earmarked for jobs there.

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

Enstrom To Attend AirVenture

GA Helicopter Manufacturer Continues its Bounce Back into the Public Eye

Resurgent helicopter manufacturer Enstrom Helicopter Corporation announced it would be returning to AirVenture 2024, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The air show will be celebrating its 71st year, bringing together all quadrants of the aviation scene for a week long shindig chocked to the brim with activities and displays. Enstrom is undoubtedly lured in by the feverish enthusiasm on display there, particularly now that the expo is in full swing - last year, AirVenture had more than 677,000 attendees, setting a record that will probably be broken again this year. That makes it a great opportunity for any helicopter company to make a case for themselves to throngs of prospective buyers, rub elbows with current owner/operators, and build relationships for future growth.

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

2024 SUN N FUN Innovation Preview Segments Published

Massive Aviation News Event Started 2024 Off With a Plethora of Exciting Info

Last year, we introduced the SnF Innovation Preview in which 25 companies introduced over 30 new planes, products, engines, accessories, and more… in other words… a LOT of news. Rotax previewed the powerful 916iS, CubCrafters showcased the Carbon Cub UL, Bose introduced the A30, Aerox revealed the Boomula… and so much more. This year, we went beyond that... way beyond all that, with a larger selection of news announcements that covered ALL aspects of sport, general and commercial aviation... all at the start of the 50th Annual SUN n FUN Aerospace Expo... the undisputed start to the aviation year. This year was also a major news-breaker... especially with the announcement that the DeltaHawk Diesel engine folks were working with Piper Aircraft on an STC for the PA44 Seminole. It also hosted the first forma

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

Textron Opts for UA's KAPTURE CVR Suite on Future Citations

Top-of-the-Line Cessna Jets Gain Improved Voice and Data Recording

Cessna Citations will soon come from the factory with Universal Avionics (of Elbit Systems) KAPTURE Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders, with plans to equip them across the Longitude, Latitude, Ascend, and CJ4 Gen 2. Aircraft operators like ease when working with their data, and Textron believes that to be the forte of the recently released KAPTURE line. Textron cites their "compliance with the latest regulations, the ease with which data can be retrieved and analyzed, and their advanced data storage capabilities" as reason enough to equip them on all the most premium Cessna aircraft. KAPTURE systems go above and beyond the mandated data storage requirements (25 hours of voice and data), with the ability to retrieve and analyze data using Universal Avionics' cloud-based data collection for Flight Data Monitoring, analysis, animation, and reporting tools for individual aircraft.

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Sat, Jun 22, 2024

Airborne 06.17.24: Icon Sale?, Risen TransAtlantic Crossing, ISS Scare

Also: AirVenture Schedule, Aero-Playground, LA ANG F15 Milestone, Eve Air Mobility

Court documents have identified ‘SG Investment America’ as the successful bidder in the convoluted bankruptcy process that should see them as Icon Aircraft’s new owner. It was not a big draw--especially after a rumored 450 possible bidders turned them down... 'SG Investment America' is not as American as titled but pretty much owned by Chinese corporate interests... making Icon the latest of several American aviation concerns that have had their ownership and Intellectual property taken over by companies based in China... An amazing flight has just been completed with a unique and highly refined sport aircraft with what appears to have an extremely high degree of efficiency. Risen’s Andreas Venturini and Alberto Porto committed themselves to an extraordinary personal and aerodynamic test with the announcement of their “Challenge Flight”

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