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FAA Revokes Repair Station Certificate of Ecolift Corporation of Puerto Rico

Tue, 2020-05-12 20:55
Repeatedly Performed Unauthorized Aircraft Maintenance Work The FAA issued an emergency order revoking the repair station certificate of Ecolift Corporation of San Juan, P.R. The FAA alleges Ecolift repeatedly performed aircraft maintenance work that it was not authorized to perform. In each instance of alleged unauthorized maintenance work, the company signed documents stating it had performed the work according to the applicable federal aviation regulations, and approved the aircraft for return to service...
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FAA-UAS Symposium Goes Virtual

Tue, 2020-05-12 20:45
Another Casualty of the Global Pandemic... Due to ongoing concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and for the health and safety of the unmanned aviation community, the FAA and AUVSI have made the decision to host the 5th Annual FAA UAS Symposium virtually instead of in-person in Baltimore. "Recognizing the value of this symposium to driving engagement between the commercial UAS industry and the FAA, we are confirming a series of virtual events that will address the important content already planned for this year’s program," event organizers noted.
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Concerns Raised About Survival of Miami Air Int'l

Tue, 2020-05-12 20:33
Union Urges Government Intervention, Hundreds of Jobs Seem At Risk Miami Air International, a charter airline founded in 1990 that currently employs over 350 people in the Miami area may liquidate as early as today due to the impact of COVID-19, barring federal intervention, according to a Teamsters news posting. Miami Air filed for bankruptcy on March 24 as a result of the pandemic, the same day the Senate finalized the CARES Act. On April 10, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin released a statement in support of payroll grants for small and medium passenger air carriers like Miami Air International.
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Embraer Confirms 5 Commercial and 9 Executive Jet Deliveries For 1Q20

Tue, 2020-05-12 20:28
Embraer Notes Slow First Quarter, As Expected Embraer delivered a total of 14 jets in the first quarter of 2020, of which five were commercial aircraft and nine were executive jets (five light and four large). As of March 31st, the firm order backlog totaled USD 15.9 billion. Historically, Embraer seasonally has fewer deliveries during the first quarter of the year, and in 2020 in particular, the commercial aircraft deliveries in the first quarter were also negatively impacted by the conclusion of the separation of Embraer's Commercial Aviation unit in January.
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National Aviation Hall of Fame Postpones 2020 Event

Tue, 2020-05-12 20:17
Enshrinement Dinner and Ceremony On Hold With due regard to the safety and health of our Enshrinees, participants, attendees, staff and the city of Dayton, the Board of Trustees of the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has made the difficult decision to postpone the induction of the Class of 2020. "The on-going concern regarding the coronavirus pandemic, the unknowns regarding travel and unease in seeking sponsorship when many of our supporters have been hard hit economically are among the reasons that make it impossible for the NAHF to hold our Enshrinement event at a level that adequately honors our Class of 2020" according to President and CEO Amy Spowart. "We appreciate the understanding and support of the Class of 2020, participants, sponsors, NAHF members and the City of Dayton in this decision."
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Matternet Reaches 'Major Milestone' in FAA TC Process

Tue, 2020-05-12 20:13
Matternet's M2 Drone Approved To Start D&R Testing Matternet claims that it has reached a major milestone in the FAA's Type Certification process for UAS. After meeting FAA requirements, the Matternet M2 drone system is approved to start Durability and Reliability (D&R) testing, one of the final steps to be granted Type Certification. Achieving Type Certification will mean that the Matternet M2 system has been deemed airworthy by the FAA and is eligible to be used by commercial air carriers. Approval to start D&R testing is a major milestone in the Type Certification process for the Matternet M2, and for the Type Certification of UAS in general. This milestone means that Matternet has met the rigorous requirements of the FAA for documenting and controlling the build process of the M2, as well as gained approval for the certification and test plans.
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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.13.20)

Tue, 2020-05-12 20:08
“The G700 flight-test program is running very well, a reflection of the extensive testing we conducted in our ground labs. All three flight-test aircraft are performing exactly as we expected them to, and that helps us ensure a safe and thorough certification of the highest performing, most spacious and technologically advanced aircraft in business aviation.” Source: Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, commenting as two more aircraft join the G700 flight test program. The three flight-test aircraft have flown more than 100 hours since the program’s first flight on Feb. 14. The G700 has reached a maximum altitude of 54,000 ft and a maximum speed of Mach 0.94.
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Gulfstream G700 Program Takes A Few More Leaps

Tue, 2020-05-12 20:06
Two More Aircraft Enter The Flight Testing Schedule Gulfstream has deployed their second and third Gulfstream G700 test aircraft, further advancing toward certification and customer deliveries. The second G700 flight-test aircraft had its first voyage on March 20, departing Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) and flying for 2 hours and 58 minutes. The aircraft reached an altitude of 45,000 feet and a speed of Mach 0.85. Also departing from SAV, the third flight-test aircraft flew for the first time this past week, soaring over Savannah for 3 hours and 2 minutes. It also reached an altitude of 45,000 ft and a speed of Mach 0.85.
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NTSB Prelim: Cook Sonex

Tue, 2020-05-12 19:45
Power Loss After Takeoff Downs Homebuilt On April 27, 2020, at 0825 Pacific daylight time, an experimental Cook Sonex airplane, N1222C, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Cable Airport (CCB), Upland, California. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a personal flight. The pilot was interviewed by a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector. The pilot stated that the airplane had just come out of an annual inspection a couple of days before the accident and he had flown for about 2 hours.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.10.20)

Tue, 2020-05-12 19:28
Aero Linx: The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is the official representative of the business aviation industry in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and is a member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC). MEBAA is a non-profit association established in 2006 with the mission to provide a platform for members of the business aviation industry in the MENA region and to gather, understand, and communicate the needs and benefits of the industry. MEBAA seeks to implement operational safety and efficiency by providing best in-practice workshops/training, conferences, shows, and by establishing codes of conduct and providing industry data.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.11.20): Jet Route

Tue, 2020-05-12 19:28
Jet Route A route designed to serve aircraft operations from 18,000 feet MSL up to and including flight level 450. The routes are referred to as “J” routes with numbering to identify the designated route; e.g., J105.
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FlightSim Pioneer, Rudy Frasca, Goes West

Mon, 2020-05-11 21:45
He Founded Frasca International in 1958 The news couldn't be sadder... a short note posted online said, simply, "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founder, Rudy Frasca. Rudy was an industry icon who founded Frasca International in 1958. He was a true aviation pioneer and avid pilot. He will be greatly missed. RIP Rudy. 1931- 2020" Frasca, a legend in the flight training business, also made his mark on a number of aviation disciplines, as did many of his family members, who helped to profoundly alter the aviation landscape in a very positive manner.
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AMA Comments On FAA's RID Tech Partner Announcement

Mon, 2020-05-11 21:26
AMA Was Not Included Due To The Technology And Communication-Based Requirements On May 5, the FAA released a statement detailing the selection of eight companies that will assist the Federal government in establishing requirements for future suppliers of Remote ID. Remote ID will enable Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to provide identification and location information while operating in the nation’s airspace. This initial group will support the FAA in developing technology requirements for companies to create applications needed for Remote ID. The applications will provide UAS identification and location information to safety and security authorities while in flight. The companies, selected through a Request for Information process in December 2018, are Airbus, AirMap, Amazon, Intel, One Sky, Skyward, T-Mobile, and Wing.
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Next X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Scheduled to Launch This Week

Mon, 2020-05-11 21:21
Sixth Mission Scheduled For The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle The Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office, in partnership with the U.S. Space Force, is scheduled to launch the sixth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV-6) on May 16 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Department of the Air Force continues to push the flight envelope for the X-37B, and will build upon its growing collaboration with experiment partners with its sixth mission. “In today’s age of electrons, space systems track storms, locate stranded motorists, timestamp credit card transactions, and monitor treaty compliance,” said Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett.
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Three Boeing Dreamlifters Transport PPE to South Carolina

Mon, 2020-05-11 21:18
Transported More Than 150,000 Protective Eye Goggles And Face Shields Boeing has completed another set of COVID-19 airlift missions, deploying three Dreamlifter aircraft to transport more than 150,000 protective eye goggles and face shields from China to the United States. Boeing worked in partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to deliver the personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health care professionals in the MUSC system.
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Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces NVIS FAA STC for Pilatus PC-12

Mon, 2020-05-11 20:35
ASU Holds NVIS STCs For Several Other Fixed-Wing Aircraft Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), has obtained an STC from the FAA for NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) use on the Pilatus PC-12. This STC is the 14th that ASU has received for fixed-wing aircraft. “This STC is important because it will allow us to give operators of this highly-versatile aircraft the ability to perform safer nighttime operations with night vision,” said ASU Repair Station Manager Chris Reber. “Because of the PC-12s ability to take off and land in undeveloped runways and fly in terrain that is less developed, adding NVIS capability just adds to the aircraft’s already robust capabilities.”
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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.12.20)

Mon, 2020-05-11 20:12
"A great way to piggy-back on the idea above is to make sure you are growing your emailing list, so you can capture people who are currently engaged and interested in your brand. Maybe they can’t buy now, but that doesn’t mean they won’t be able to buy later. Make sure it is easy to sign up for your mailing list on your website and you are frequently posting on social media with a link to sign up, along with some examples of what your newsletters and mailings offer (ie. giveaways, insider info, early releases, etc.)" Source: One of several free marketing tips from ANN's sister company, AeroPReneuer, in order to encourage aviation buysiness hard hit by the pandemic to work hard to avoid the need for a comeback. You can survive, NOW, and be in an even better position when life gets back to some sense of normalcy by not giving up in the meantime.
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Aero-Biz Survival 101: A Few Initial Ideas To Stay 'Alive' During the Pandemic

Mon, 2020-05-11 20:08
Avoid The Need For A Comeback... Get Your Marketing Right, Right Now! Some time ago, the Aero-News Network, responding to numerous requests, established a marketing and communications sister company by the name of AEROPRENEUER... and it's been doing amazing work under these difficult circumstances -- and getting results! We're getting rave reviews from our clients, and working hard to earn the trust of a number of new marketing partners along the way. ANN's Amber Cedroni has come up with a few tips to help aero-businesses stay alive in these tough times, and will reach out each week to offer you all a few more from here on out... With millions of people forced to shelter in place, the digital market has a new “captive audience” to entertain. While many people may not be making big purchases, there is still an opportunity to take advantage of this time and ensure that your brand survives this pandemic. The brands that stay resilient through this trying time, will be those who come out on top once life (tries) to resume as normal.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.09.20): Wind Shear Escape

Mon, 2020-05-11 19:48
Wind Shear Escape An unplanned abortive maneuver initiated by the pilot in command (PIC) as a result of onboard cockpit systems. Wind shear escapes are characterized by maximum thrust climbs in the low altitude terminal environment until wind shear conditions are no longer detected.
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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.09.20)

Mon, 2020-05-11 19:48
"Southwest flight #1392 arrived safely after being cleared to land on runway 17R at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) this evening. The Southwest aircraft maneuvered to avoid an individual who appeared on runway 17R shortly after touchdown. The aircraft quickly came to a safe stop, and the Pilots reported the event to local air traffic controllers. After receiving further instructions from controllers, the aircraft taxied to the gate where all Customers and the Crew deplaned the aircraft safely with no reports of onboard injuries. Tonight's flight landed at 8:12 p.m. CDT, after arriving from Dallas Love Field (DAL). Southwest is fully cooperating with local law enforcement and FAA as they investigate this event. Our Southwest Hearts extend to the individual involved, and we sincerely thank our Crew for their professionalism and swift response." Source: From a public statement by Southwest Airlines after a scheduled flight collided, on landing, with a trespasser crossing an Austin-Bergstrom airport runway.
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