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July 14, 2021

Airborne 07.14.21: Hartzell Acquires Tanis, Electric United, METARmaps-Minis

Also: AD: True Flight Holdings, KidVenture Changes, E195-E2 Airliner Order, Next-Gen Small Aircraft
Hartzell Propeller has purchased the assets of Tanis Aircraft Products, which made their name in engine preheat systems for fixed and rotary-wing aircraft. Tanis will become part of Hartzell Propeller’s heated products, which now include systems for propeller de-ice, piston engine preheat, turbine engine preheat, helicopter preheat,  battery, avionics, and cabin preheat. Tanis Aircraft Products President and CEO Douglas Evink will become Hartzell Propeller VP of sales for Tanis. Tanis engineering, sales, and administrative staff will stay near the Anoka County Airport, Minn. Tanis manufacturing operations will be integrated into Hartzell’s

Hartzell Propeller Acquires Tanis Aircraft Products

Adds Engine, Cabin Heating Systems to Prop De-Ice

Hartzell Propeller has purchased the assets of Tanis Aircraft Products, who made their name in engine preheat systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, with facilities in Minnesota. The Tanis brand will become part of Hartzell Propeller’s heated products, which now includes systems for propeller de-ice, piston engine preheat, turbine engine preheat, helicopter preheat, battery, avionics, and cabin preheat. “The Hartzell family of companies, which is investing heavily in the future of general aviation, is broadening our offerings in heated products with this acquisition,” said Hartzell Propeller President JJ Frigge.

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STOL Drag Making Aviation History With FAA National Accreditation

Reportedly The Only Class At The Reno Air Races To Carry Its Own National Accreditation

Something exciting and highly educational, for all of us, is starting to gain some serious traction... and we couldn't be more thrilled. In 2019, 'STOL Drag' got its start after becoming the first new race class at the Reno Air Races in almost 20 years. This May, STOL Drag Events LLC, made aviation history after receiving a National Accreditation from the Federal Aviation Administration — allowing them to take their events on the road. What is it? STOL stands for Short TakeOff/Landing — and a STOL Drag race is when two aircraft fly side-by-side as fast as they can down a 2,000-foot straightaway, land, turn around and race back to land at the finish

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United Electrifies Its Future, Invests In Heart Aerospace's ES-19

Electric Aircraft Set to Take Flight by 2026

United Airlines Ventures (UAV), along with Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Mesa Airlines, has made an investment in electric aircraft startup Heart Aerospace. Heart Aerospace is developing the ES-19, a 19-seat electric aircraft that has the potential to fly customers up to 250 miles before the end of this decade. In addition to UAV's investment, United Airlines has conditionally agreed to purchase 100 ES-19 aircraft, once the aircraft meet United's safety, business and operating requirements. Mesa Airlines, United's key strategic partner in bringing electric aircraft into commercial service, has also agreed to add 100 ES-19 aircraft to its fleet, subject to similar requirements.

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EASA Certified: Cessna Citation Longitude

The Longitude Features A Stand-Up, 6-Foot Tall Flat-Floor Cabin

Textron's Cessna Citation Longitude has achieved certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), clearing the way for customer deliveries to begin in the region. “In the second half of last year we saw a substantial increase in super-midsize flight activity across Europe as individuals relied on these products as a transportation solution,” said Tom Perry, vice president of Sales, EMEA, Textron Aviation. “The introduction of the Longitude to the European market will fulfil the international travel needs of many of our customers, while providing them peace of mind and convenience for both their business and personal travel.”

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One More Reason To Go To Oshkosh: AEA Avionics Install Prize $$$

AEA To Award Cash Prizes For An Avionics Installation

ANN is literally on the road to Oshkosh as you read this... Yup -- after two years of Oshkosh denial, we're about to get back to some Wittman Field wonder. So... we don't need a reason to go... as its our job, after all... BUT, if YOU need ONE more reason, here it is! To help owners of general aviation aircraft modernize their cockpits, the Aircraft Electronics Association will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 toward an avionics upgrade during the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture Oshkosh, July 26 through Aug. 1, in Wisconsin.

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Boeing Reveals Ups and Downs of 2Q/21

Second-Quarter Deliveries Discussed, 787 Program Updated

Boeing announced major program deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the second quarter of 2021. "We continue the work to deliver on our commitments to our commercial, defense, space and services customers, while positioning our business for a stable and strong recovery from the pandemic. In the second quarter, we made progress in safely returning the 737 MAX to service in more international markets and increasing the pace of 737 deliveries," the company said.

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Southeast Aerospace Receives STC For Cessna 206 Sensor Mount

Sensor Mount Simplifies Installation

Southeast Aerospace has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) number SA01055DE for the installation of their sensor mount in the Cessna 206. Designed by Southeast Aerospace for the Cessna 206 aircraft, the sensor mount simplifies installation, which can be completed in less than one day with no changes or limitations to normal flight operations for payloads up to 70 lbs. The precision machined sensor mount allows for payloads such as the Wescam MX-10 or FLIR 380HDc EO/IR to mount on the left side of the aircraft.

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Airborne-SE 06.30.21: ANN Chats/w King Schools About Surviving The Pandemic

Also: John King, Martha King and Barry Knutilla Reveal Their Pandemic Strategies

The effects of the pandemic will be a part of the aviation business for many more months to come... But in the preceding year-and-a-half, many Aviation businesses had to step up, be innovative, and deal with all manner of challenges in order to not only stay in business, but to support the interests of the aviation community around them. Flight Training companies like  King Schools had to figure out, swiftly, how to keep things going! King Schools management team John King, Martha King, and Barry Knuttila speak with Aero-News Network’s Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campb

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NTSB Prelim: Piper PA-28-161

Stopp(ed) To Let The Instructor Out So The Student Pilot Could Attempt Three Solo Take-Off And Landings

On June 24, 2021, about 1115 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28-161, N2143G, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Easton Maryland. The pilot was seriously injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. According to the student pilot, he conducted a preflight inspection before he and his instructor completed the engine run-up and takeoff roll with no anomalies noted. They stayed in the pattern conducting three takeoffs and landings before stopping to let the instructor out so the student pilot could attempt three solo take-off and landings.

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AD: Airbus Helicopters

AD 2021-13-19 Retains The Requirements Of AD 2014-11-02

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014-11-02 for Airbus Helicopters Model SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2, and AS 365 N3 helicopters. AD 2014-11-02 required repetitively inspecting frame number (No.) 9 for a crack. This AD was prompted by Airbus Helicopters developing a modification that provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections required by AD 2014-11-02. This AD retains the requirements of AD 2014-11-02, provides an optional terminating action for the repetitive inspections, and reduces the applicability by excluding certain post-modified helicopters. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.21)

Aero Linx: Hurricane Hunters Home Page The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, known as the Hurricane Hunters of the Air Force Reserve, is one-of-a-kind: the only Department of Defense organization still flying into tropical storms and hurricanes--since 1944. Our ten Lockheed-Martin WC-130J aircraft and crews are part of the 403rd Wing, based at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.21): Runway Heading

Runway Heading The magnetic direction that corresponds with the runway centerline extended, not the painted runway number. When cleared to “fly or maintain runway heading,” pilots are expected to fly or maintain the heading that corresponds with the extended centerline of the departure runway. Drift correction shall not be applied; e.g., Runway 4, actual magnetic heading of the runway centerline 044, fly 044.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.14.21)

"What is it? STOL stands for Short TakeOff/Landing — and a STOL Drag race is when two aircraft fly side-by-side as fast as they can down a 2,000-foot straightaway, land, turn around and race back to land at the finish line. STOL Drag Events carries its own waiver and offers training to any and all new pilots looking to better themselves in Power and Energy management and Directional control. After successfully completing the training course, pilots can become an official STOL Drag race pilot with race qualifications from the FAA." Source: From a statement by 'STOL Drag' -- who have organized an exciting series of competitions emphasizing basic stick and rudder skills -- and what looks like a LOT of fun.

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