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February 06, 2022

Delta CEO Wanted No-Fly List for Disruptives

Airline Head Wanted US Passengers Guilty of In-Flight Violations Barred from Travel Industry-Wide

News outlets have latched on to "a previously unreported letter" from Delta executive officer Ed Bastian to the  U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland which reportedly exhorts the law enforcement arm to place disruptive passengers on the no-fly list. The executive said the action "will help prevent future incidents and serve as a strong symbol of the consequences of not complying with crew member instructions on commercial aircraft." The stir-crazy atmosphere of 2020 has continued onward unabated in 2021, with higher rates than ever before of unruly or disruptive passenger behavior.

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Daher Buys Florida Manufacturing Facility

Florida Facility Will Produce Large Aircraft Parts for Quest Kodiak Production

Daher has acquired a metallic aerostructures production and assembly facility from Triumph Group, Inc. The new location will allow Daher to bolster its Quest Kodiak aircraft operations, itself a recent addition to the company's portfolio after a purchase in 2019. The Stuart aerostructures business lies in Stuart, Florida, and is specialized in the assembly of large, complex metallic structures like wing and fuselage assemblies. Currently, the location employs 400 at the historic site 90 miles south of Cape Canaveral.

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NBAA Addresses FAA, Giving Praise and Warning

Current 5G Procedures Create Substantial Workload for FAA, and GA is Still Being Left Out in The Cold

The bungled rollout of 5G networks across the US was the subject of an NBAA statement submitted in a February 3 hearing of the Aviation Subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. There is a good deal to criticize with the rollout, from the late reaction of aviation regulators to begging network operators for repeated postponements in an effort to belatedly address issues warned of for years beforehand. In their statement, the NBAA applauded the efforts and wariness of the FAA and administrator Steve Dickson, but also reminded them that the problem is largely one of the government's own making, as well as the relati

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Phillips 66 Aviation Begins Carbon Offset Program

Carbon Neutrality Available for FBOs, Operators, as Credits for Purchase

Taking a page from competitor Shell Aviation, Phillips 66 has unveiled its own carbon offset program for FBOs and flight operators. A partnership with 4Air has opened up sales of carbon offsets for FBOs to address CO2 emissions from jet, avgas, gasoline, and diesel fuels used. Those interested can buy offsets through their Phillips relationship to go neutral in terms of their own usage, in addition to offering customer-facing offset sales through the parent program.

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West Virginia Aims to Clarify Drone Airspace Ownership

Guarantees That Air Above Property is Free of Interference, but Subject to Right of Passage

West Virginia's State Senate passed a bill with unanimous approval this week, one which could assist property owners throughout the state in identifying the extent of their airspace holdings. If Senate Bill 5 passes, airspace over housing will be opened to unmanned aircraft, with a buffer zone closer to ground level reserved for the residents below. The move is hoped to foster advancement and development of the UAS industry throughout the state, allowing operators peace of mind and the ability to fly without undue trouble. Local professors with West Virginia University’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Research told news stations the move will attract bu

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Air Force Heritage Flight Flyover Scheduled To Support Super Bowl LVI

The US Air Force Performs Close To 1,000 Flyovers A Year

Five aircraft representing the Air Force’s 75 years as a service will conduct a first-of-its-kind flyover during the national anthem performance at Super Bowl LVI, Feb. 13, over SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The Air Force Heritage Flight represents the service’s ability to innovate, accelerate and thrive since its evolution from the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1947. There will be a live pre-game stream from the formation while they get into position in the sky and will include special interviews and segments.

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Klyde Morris (02.03.22)

Keel-Hauling May Actually Be In Someone's Future... If Elon Has Anything to Say About It


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Classic Aero-TV: Van Horn Rotor Blades -- Tail Rotor Replacements For Bell's 206

From 2010: Company Pioneers Alternatives For Bell 206 TR Blades

The approved part replacement business can be a tough one... especially when you're competing with the likes of mighty Bell Helicopter. But... Van Horn Aviation is one company hitting the market with what they think may be a better idea when it comes to replacement Tail Rotor blades for the Bell 206 and other popular helicopters. VHA tells Aero-TV that their 206 tail rotor blade take advantage of high-tech materials, a more efficient airfoil design, and advanced construction techniques to deliver great performance at double the life of current blades on the market.

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Russian State Company Releases Magic Parachute

Lightweight Practice Chute for Acrobatic, Intermediate Training Use Granted O1 Approval

Rostec has received certification for its Magic sports parachute system, designed for single or team acrobatic skydiving at altitudes up to 13,000 feet. The product has been granted the O1 code, meaning it's in the clear for widespread use by Russian Armed Services, security agencies, and similar entities. The parachute consists of a 9-section ram-air main chute, and a 7-section reserve, plus harness. The intermediate category wing is an ellipse, meant to be sufficiently tame-able for average parachutists with around 100 jumps of experience.

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NTSB Prelim: Cessna 172E

“Ran Into Weather Can’t See Anything”

On December 26, 2021, about 1729 central standard time, a Cessna 172E airplane, N5798T, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Hardy, Arkansas. The private pilot and passenger sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. A preliminary review of track data indicated that the airplane had already been airborne before it was visible on radar. The airplane first appeared about 13 nm north of the Walnut Ridge Regional Airport (ARG), Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, at 1627, at an altitude of about 2,500 ft. The airplane flew generally south toward ARG until track data was lost at about 1643, 3.5 nm north of ARG.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.06.22)

Aero Linx: Aviation Suppliers Association Established February 25, 1993, the Aviation Suppliers Association (ASA), based in Washington, D.C., is a not-for-profit association, representing more than 685 global member companies. Collectively, they lead critical logistics programs, purchasing efforts, and distribution of aircraft parts world-wide. Member companies include: distributors, suppliers, surplus sales organizations, repair stations, manufacturers, airlines, operators, and other companies that provide services to the aviation parts supply industry. ASA's Board of Directors and Corporate Officers focus the organization's energies on regulatory and legal matters such as safety, international comp

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.06.22): Surveillance Approach

Surveillance Approach An instrument approach wherein the air traffic controller issues instructions, for pilot compliance, based on aircraft position in relation to the final approach course (azimuth), and the distance (range) from the end of the runway as displayed on the controller’s radar scope. The controller will provide recommended altitudes on final approach if requested by the pilot.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.06.22)

"The U.S. Air Force performs close to 1,000 flyovers a year, which serve as a way to showcase the capabilities of its aircraft while also inspiring patriotism and future generations of aviation enthusiasts. These flyovers are done at no additional cost to the taxpayer and serve as time-over-target training for Air Force pilots, aircrew and ground control teams." Source: From a USAF statement explaining the value of public Heritage Flights, above and beyond the chance to thrill the American public with a display of air power and pilot expertise.

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