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Fri, Apr 09, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.09.21)

Aero Linx: The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) The Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) is the world’s largest pilot trade association representing over 30,000 professional passenger and all-cargo airline pilots.  CAPA’s mission is to address safety, security, legislative and regulatory issues affecting the professional flight deck crew member on matters of common interest to the individual member unions. We are an advocate for strong safety and security programs that continue to fortify the continuously vulnerable aviation industry. We work collaboratively and cooperatively with government agencies to reconstruct a more secure operating environment for our passengers and fellow aircrew members within the aviation industry; and industry critical to the economic infrastructure of the United States, affecting nearly 10% of the GDP.

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Fri, Apr 09, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.09.21): ODALS-Omnidirectional Approach Lighting System

ODALS-Omnidirectional Approach Lighting System Consists of seven omnidirectional flashing lights located in the approach area of a nonprecision runway. Five lights are located on the runway centerline extended with the first light located 300 feet from the threshold and extending at equal intervals up to 1,500 feet from the threshold. The other two lights are located, one on each side of the runway threshold, at a lateral distance of 40 feet from the runway edge, or 75 feet from the runway edge when installed on a runway equipped with a VASI.

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Fri, Apr 09, 2021

ANN FAQ: Contact Us (Updated)

Update: We've Moved!

Aero-News recently relocated its Global Headquarters from one aviation centric location... near Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine... to a spot near both Cecil Field and Herlong Airport. So ...for anyone needing to contact ANN via snail mail, here is our updated address: Aero-News Network 1335 Kingsley Ave., #831, Orange Park, FL, 32067.

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Fri, Apr 09, 2021

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.09.21)

“HAI strongly recommends that all aviation operations, not just those that carry passengers for hire, adopt an SMS program. An SMS provides a structured, ongoing process to improve operational safety and is endorsed by aviation regulators and safety organizations around the world as the best way to systematically manage aviation risk.” Source: Viola, president and CEO of HAI, commenting on the results of The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) meeting, April 6, 2021, to select the items for the agency’s 2021–2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements.

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Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Renamed: F-15EX 'Eagle II' Unveiled

Revealed And Named During A Ceremony, April 7, 2021, At Eglin AFB FL

The Air Force has unveiled the name and the official role of the Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-15EX Eagle ll. Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics military deputy, presented the F-15EX during an unveiling and naming ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, April 7. “Undefeated in aerial combat, the F-15 Eagle epitomized air superiority in the minds of our enemies, allies, and the American people for over 45 years, but it was not meant to fly forever. We heard the demand signal from our warfighters,” Richardson said.

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Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Airborne 04.07.21: Wisk Sues Archer, PCSO R66 Police Chopper, Mars Heli Update

Also: Tuskegee Airmen Honored, Starship SN11 Blowup, Special Mission G550, Duncan's 100th Winglets

Wisk Aero, has filed a lawsuit against Archer Aviation. The lawsuit alleges that Archer's business is "built on intellectual property that is not theirs..." -- Also bringing claims for trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement. As detailed in the filing in federal court in the Northern District of California, this lawsuit claims Wisk's alleged discovery of suspicious file downloads by certain former employees who left Wisk to work for Archer, including thousands of files related to Wisk's confidential aircraft designs, component designs, system designs, manufacturing, and test data. Archer's recent disclosure of an aircraft design reportedly appears to be a copy of a design Wisk developed and submitted in a confidential patent application to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office back

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Thu, Apr 08, 2021

SpaceX Aces 10th Mission of 2021

SpaceX Is Setting A Record Pace For Rocket Launches... And Recoveries

On Wednesday, April 7 at 12:34 p.m. EDT, SpaceX launched 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. This was the seventh launch and landing of this Falcon 9 first stage booster, which previously launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, ANASIS-II, CRS-21, Transporter-1, and two Starlink missions. One half of Falcon 9’s fairing previously supported the AMOS-17 and two Starlink missions, and the other supported one Starlink mission.

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Thu, Apr 08, 2021

VistaJet Revealed As Customer for Big Challenger 350 Deal

Vistajet Has Also Taken Delivery Of Its First Two Global 7500 Aircraft

Bombardier has confirmed that VistaJet is the customer for a previously disclosed firm order for 10 Challenger 350 business jets. Bombardier announced the sale involving its Challenger platform on December 23. It was one of the biggest jet orders of 2020. VistaJet has also taken delivery of its first two Global 7500 business jets. Bombardier recently celebrated the milestone 50th delivery of this aircraft. VistaJet said in a press release that its order for 10 Challenger 350 business jets is in response to “a growing and urgent demand” in the super midsize segment.

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Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Classic Aero-TV: XTI's Trifan 600 - What the Future Might Fly

From 2017 (YouTube Version): First Look At The Innovative Airplane At NBAA-BACE

Aero-News readers know that one of the most innovative airplanes under development for the business market is the XTI TriFan 600, which was displayed for the first time at NBAA-BACE this year. The company says the six-seat TriFan 600 will have the speed, range and comfort of a business jet and the ability to take off and land vertically like a helicopter. Using three ducted fans, the aircraft will lift off vertically and its two wing fans rotate forward for a seamless transition to cruise speed, at 400 miles an hour and a range of up to 1,600 miles.

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Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Japan Coast Guard Expands Fleet With Two H225s

JCG Expands Fleet To 17 Helos, Comprising Two AS332s And 15 H225s

The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will expand its fleet with two new H225 helicopters, taking its total Super Puma fleet up to 17, comprising two AS332s and 15 H225s. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received its tenth H225 in February this year. The new helicopters will join its growing fleet to support territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in the country. “From the first Super Puma delivery nearly 30 years ago to the latest H225 orders, we greatly appreciate Japan Coast Guard’s continued trust in our products and services,” said Guillaume Leprince, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters in Japan.

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