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October 19, 2022

Airborne 10.19.22: Gogo 5G Completed!, Wisk Prepares, Bombardier Sustains

Also: flyExclusive Buy, Gulfstream Savannah, 3,500km+ Drone Flight, Airbus ACJ SAF

 
SpaceX has launched the aeronautical version of its Starlink internet service, offering high-speed, low-latency internet for aircraft at a low, low price of…$12,500 to $25,000 per month. While the service may seem somewhat exorbitant to the average person’s internet service, the world of business aviation is a different ecosystem entirely, and Starlink Aviation’s pricing is not too far from the average in the sector. Honeywell's 31st Annual Global Business Aviation Outlook delivered promising news, showing strong demand for business jets through 2032. The Outlook showed $274 billion worth of aircraft over 8,400 deliveries. From 2023 to 2032, that represents

Heavy Breathing... DJI Creates Film of Everest with Off-The-Shelf Mavic 3 Drone

Premium Model of the Mavic Series Proves Itself at the Top of the World

DJI pushed its new Mavic 3 drone to the limits for some impressive footage in conjunction with Chinese photography platform 8KRAW.  The expedition saw a bone-stock Mavic 3 come along for the ride before taking flight to record the mountain from a point of view rarely seen. 8KRAW lended their expertise real-world photography, working with DJI to develop a flight plan that would sufficiently account for a range of performance detriments experienced in the frigid, thin air over the mountain. With rapidly depleting batteries and wheezing props, the little Mavic wound its way up to 9,232 meters to capture a top-down, sunny summer view over the summit with its built-in Hasselbl

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Dassault Falcon 10X Continues the March Towards Production

Initial Subassemblies and Parts Underway as Testing Regimen Accelerates

Dassault Aviation announced the start of their ambitious new Falcon 10X’s initial production run, declaring the manufacture of long-lead parts for the upcoming ultra-long-range business jet. “All the elements for another great Falcon are literally coming together in our various production facilities,” remarked Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier. “This new aircraft, the largest purpose-built business jet on the market, will embody the latest technology and set a new benchmark for passenger experience.”

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Daher Unveils New Kodiak 900, TBM 960 For 1st Time At NBAA

Latest and Greatest from Business, Cargo Turboprop Manufacturer Surprises at NBAA-BACE

Daher had not one, but two surprises in store for attendees this year with two new models of their venerable high-wing Kodiak and low-wing TBM aircraft. Since their purchase of the Kodiak design, Daher has lavished no shortage of attention on the model, constantly sharpening it as a contender for the high-wing, 10-seat turboprop niche. Improvements in power and performance ease use on uneven and ultra-short runways while enhancing safety. The newest iteration of the model is the Kodiak 900, an unpressurized utility aircraft designed for the rough-and-tumble duty associated with aircraft in the same vein.

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JetCenter Locations in Colorado Unite Under Rebrand

Denver, Colorado, and Fort Collins Locations now “jetCenters of Colorado”, Effective Immediately

JetCenter locations along the Colorado Front have joined forces under one banner, simplifying the branding and creating a unified front for customers throughout the region. The new name, jetCenters of Colorado, is hoped to “highlight the unique character and energy of their respective cities" while bringing the FBO’s association with each other into the fore.

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Airborne 10.11.22: EPA v Aviation, Compton Abbas Sold, R66 NVGs

Also: Aviators Model Code of Conduct, Snowbird Report, Tom Reilly Honored, John Ballantyne Goes West

The EPA has proposed to declare emissions from piston-engine aircraft operating on leaded fuel a danger to public health. Emissions from the 190,000 U.S. general aviation airplanes operating on leaded fuel account for about seventy percent of the lead entering the atmosphere, according to U.S. government estimates—which are renowned for their accuracy, impartiality, and freedom from politicization (NOT!). The folks that run the idyllic Compton Abbas Airfield have confirmed that it has been sold by the Hughes family to Ashcombe Estates Ltd, owned a

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Airbus Corporate Jets Expands American Operations

Improved Support for Indianapolis Service Center Inbound Ahead of ACJ TwoTwenty in 2023

Airbus has reinforced its corporate footprint in the United States, announcing the expansion of its sales, support, and marketing efforts in the market at this year’s NBAA BACE. The expansion comes at a time when more than 1,200 business jets are expected to be replaced or purchased in the market, with 100 bizliners and 1,100 jets expected to change hands in the near future. The business aviation market has been heating up since 2020 amid a trend of increased private flight, and Airbus feels that the North American region is ripe for conquest. 

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Airborne 10.11.22: EPA v Aviation, Compton Abbas Sold, R66 NVGs

Also: Aviators Model Code of Conduct, Snowbird Report, Tom Reilly Honored, John Ballantyne Goes West

The EPA has proposed to declare emissions from piston-engine aircraft operating on leaded fuel a danger to public health. Emissions from the 190,000 U.S. general aviation airplanes operating on leaded fuel account for about seventy percent of the lead entering the atmosphere, according to U.S. government estimates—which are renowned for their accuracy, impartiality, and freedom from politicization (NOT!). The folks that run the idyllic Compton Abbas Airfield have confirmed that it has been sold by the Hughes family to Ashcombe Estates Ltd, owned a

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Alto Announces 25th Anniversary Edition of Soundstage

ew Seat-Centric Home Theater Provides Better In-Flight Sound Than Ever Before

Alto Aviation kicked off their exhibition at NBAA-BACE with their recently released 25th Anniversary Special Edition of their MySound Portfolio audio system. Business aviators looking for the pinnacle of in-flight entertainment can opt for Alto’s seat-centric 6.2 home theater equipment, allowing for accurate acoustic reproduction for any kind of music, cinema, or performance. Integration with Alto’s cabin control applications or line of fit-compatible Cadence keypads allows for simple, streamlined passenger control, allowing them to enjoy a spatially accurate listening experience throughout the home theater area.

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Classic Aero-TV: Avidyne IFD100 For iPad-A Powerful New Tool For Flt Management

From 2016 (YouTube Version): Add IFD Capability To Your Cockpit…

While at Sun ‘n Fun 2016, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, talked with Avidyne about their new IFD100 for iPad. Tom talked with Tom Harper, the Director of Marketing for the Avidyne Corporation to get the scoop on this new app. During the demonstration, Harper is using an iPad Pro, but he says it can be used on a regular iPad or an iPad mini. The way Harper puts it, it’s like having another IFD in the cockpit. He says it does everything that the panel mounted IFD can do by having IFD information transmitted to the iPad through a Wi-Fi signal.

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Bombardier and Signature Aviation Inks Deal for Sustainable Fuel

Sustainable Initiative will Cut Emissions by 25% for 2nd Book & Claim Customer 

Bombardier and Signature Aviation have announced a multi-year agreement for the continued purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use in their flight operations from January 2023. Both companies will use a Book and Claim system, marking the first deal in such a vein by an OEM aviation manufacturer. The first customer under the program, NetJets, signed on earlier this year with Signature looking to decrease their own greenhouse gas emissions following improvements in SAF production.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 525B

...Did Not Recall Confirming Whether The Gear Was Down And Locked

On September 20, 2022, about 0709 Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 525B, jet airplane, N528DV, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Pasco, Washington. The pilot and 9 passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 business flight. The pilot reported that the flight to Tri-Cities Airport, (PSC), Pasco, Washington, was uneventful; he reported to the tower controller that the airport was in sight and requested to land on runway 3L. While on left base, the pilot further reported that he started to lower the flaps and extended the gear handle.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.19.22)

Aero Linx: Old Bold Pilots

This group of pilots and aviation enthusiasts meets for breakfast, Wednesday mornings 7 to 9 AM  at Denny's, Vista Way and El Camino Real in Oceanside, California. Some of our Old Bold Pilots from the Rancho Bernardo area also meet the second Monday of the month at 8:00AM in the Rancho Bernardo Denny's.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.19.22): Outer Marker

Outer Marker   A marker beacon at or near the glideslope intercept altitude of an ILS approach. It is keyed to transmit two dashes per second on a 400 Hz tone, which is received aurally and visually by compatible airborne equipment. The OM is normally located four to seven miles from the runway threshold on the extended centerline of the runway.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.19.22)

“All the elements for another great Falcon are literally coming together in our various production facilities. This new aircraft, the largest purpose-built business jet on the market, will embody the latest technology and set a new benchmark for passenger experience.” Source: Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier, after announcing the start of their ambitious new Falcon 10X’s initial production run, and detailing the manufacture of long-lead parts for the upcoming ultra-long-range business jet.

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