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February 27, 2022

Russian Space Head Rankles With Comments

Questions the Utility of Sanctions While NASA Depends on Russian Support for ISS Operation

Comments made by the Russian head of the Russian space agency have hit a nerve when he pushed back on the public perception of US sanctions, essentially telling followers on social media in so many words: "You need us more than we need you." While his original comments were in Russian, giving some leeway in translating them to English in a form that's spiritually faithful, his 3 bullet points questioned the utility of the Biden Admin's proposed sanctions on his country. Towards the end, he cast doubt on the idea that the politicians involved even understood what they were demanding, given the high level of Russian integration essential to the continued

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ICAO Council Condemns Violation Of Territorial Integrity And Airspace Of Ukraine

ICAO Is Comprised Of 36 ICAO Member States

The 36 States composing the ICAO Council has discussed the situation unfolding in Ukraine, during a scheduled meeting of the ICAO Governing Body’s 225th Session. A representative of Ukraine also participated in the Council meeting on the basis of the State’s stake in the situation. The topic was considered by the Council on the basis of an oral statement delivered by the President of the Council, Salvatore Sciacchitano, together with a presentation from ICAO Secretary General, Juan Carlos Salazar, which updated Representatives on the operational aviation context. Council States condemned the violation of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of a United Nations Member State, including its

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UK Procurement Specialist Goes Hunting

JETS Bournemouth Contracts with Duncan Aviation for Used BizJets for Refurbishment and Sale In Hungry Market

Unlike the usual things buyers want in a used plane - cleanliness, mileage, wear, and care - JETS wants "project planes". In a market hungry for new production aircraft around the world, Duncan Aviation made a name for itself as a headhunter perfect for sourcing pre-owned planes, now contracting with business jet refurbishment specialist JETS Bournemouth. CEO Dan Rogers says business is booming, offering customers a cheaper, older aircraft that can hold its own against pricier, more modern iterations. 

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Klyde Morris (02.25.22)

Klyde Predicts More Than A Little 'Future Truth...'


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Classic Aero-TV: Drones to the Rescue-DJI Reports On Global Drone Rescues

From 2017 (YouTube Version): Assisted In The Rescue Of At Least 65 People On Five Continents In 2017

At least 65 people have been rescued by drones in the last year, according to a new report from drone maker DJI. The report, "More Lives Saved: A Year Of Drone Rescues Around The World," is available for download. It highlights how improved drone technology, rapid adoption by first responders and smart aviation regulations have combined to increase the pace of drone use in critical public safety missions. More than one person a week was rescued by a drone over the last year on average, the report found, including at least 18 found

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As Battle Marches on, Attrition Builds

Exact Losses Remain Murky While Battle Rages and Confusion Abounds

As the early events carried into the 3rd day of the Russian invasion into Ukraine, digital onlookers have been able to see a handful of poignant air combat vignettes between two rival air forces, with losses mounting on both sides. Between the proliferation of MANPADS throughout the region and portable anti-air systems on both sides, recording civilians have been able to catch a surprising amount of the carnage from below. So far, armchair experts have made a rough tally of the the level of attrition on both sides by collecting pictures of the destroyed equipment. The estimate? Russia has lost 1 Su-30, 1 Su-25, and 1 An-26. Surprisingly, despite the qu

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Dassault Opens New Long Island Service Location

Closes Delaware Location While Expanding Operations in Preparation for Larger 6X, 10X Fleet

Dassault has announced the opening of its New York Long Island MacArthur Airport repair facility in Islip, New York. The new service location will accommodate up to 6 aircraft to offer scheduled maintenance, AOG support, and pre-purchase evaluations. The center will remain within 1 hour of flight time to more than 20% of the US Falcon fleet, perfect to ensure quick, convenient access to the technical staff and the extensive parts supply at the company's nearby Teterboro headquarters. 

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NTSB Prelim: Raytheon Aircraft Company Hawker 800XP

Captain Applied Back Pressure On The Yoke; However, The Airplane Would Not Become Airborne

On February 21, 2022, at 1133 mountain daylight time, a Raytheon Aircraft Company Hawker 800XP airplane, N99AP, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Aspen, Colorado. The two pilots and four passengers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight. According to the captain’s statement, before departure, the airplane and runway were clear of any contaminants, all pre-takeoff checks were normal, and the flaps were set to 15°. During the takeoff clearance for runway 33, the air traffic control tower reported the wind was from 160° at 16 knots, gusting to 2

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AD: MARS A.S. Parachutes

AD 2022-05-09 Requires Removing Emergency Parachutes With Certain Manufacture Dates Or Serial Numbers From Service

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain MARS A.S. emergency parachutes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) originated by an aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI identifies the unsafe condition as the length of the ripcord between the pins being too long, which could cause a malfunction of the emergency parachute. This AD requires removing emergency parachutes with certain manufacture dates or serial numbers from service. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these prod

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.27.22)

Aero Linx: Airports Council International (ACI) Airports Council International (ACI) represents the collective interests of airports around the world to promote excellence in the aviation industry. We do this by working with governments, regional ACI members, experts, and international organizations like ICAO to develop policies, programs, and best practices that advance airport standards globally.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.27.22): Low Approach

Low Approach An approach over an airport or runway following an instrument approach or a VFR approach including the go-around maneuver where the pilot intentionally does not make contact with the runway.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.27.22)

“In speaking about synergies of the proposed merger, we are pleased to hear that the Frontier and Spirit CEOs Barry Biffle and Ted Christie recognize the need for the merged pilots’ contract to be on par with the pilots who fly for the mainline carriers. Pilots have many career options. Spirit and Frontier pilots who are currently contemplating their career choices in this hot hiring market are pleased to know that our CEOs understand that pilot compensation needs to be in line with the top of the industry in order to attract quality pilot candidates, and that this will be critical to the success of our combined carrier.” Source: From an ALPA statement made in reference to the prosed merger between Frontieer and Spir

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