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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

FAA Issues Update On Unleaded Avgas Replacement

Four Fuels Under Evaluation During The First Half Of This Year

The FAA is continuing to work on a drop-in replacement for 100LL avgas through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). Through the first half of this year, the FAA has conducted testing at the William J. Hughes Technical Center of an optimized Shell fuel, and screening testing of 3 fuels not previously part of the PAFI program. The scope of PAFI has continued to evolve with the preliminary evaluation of 3 other fuels representing PAFI's commitment to research and evaluate all candidate unleaded fuels. Test results with the optimized Shell fuel were not successful with testing indicating additional refinements are required.

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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos Steps Down Effective Immediately

CFO Geir Karlsen Appointed Interim CEO Of The Carrier

After 17 years as the CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, Bjørn Kjos, 72, will leave the position and continue in a new role as an advisor to the Chairman, as of July 11th. Until Norwegian appoints a new CEO, CFO Geir Karlsen, 54, will act as interim CEO, while Chairman Niels Smedegaard (57) will take on a more active role in the management.

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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

FAA Approves AMOC To Tamarack Winglet AD

Lifts Restrictions Imposed On Cessna Citation Jets Equipped With The Winglets

The FAA has approved a global Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) lifting restrictions put in place by the Airworthiness Directive (AD) issued in May on Cessna Citation jets equipped with Tamarack Aerospace ATLAS Active Winglets.

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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Harding And Virts Break World Circumnavigation Speed Record

One More Orbit Flight Crew Is Successful In Its Pole To Pole World Circumnavigation Speed Record

At 12:12:23 UTC last Thursday, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and crew made history by beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft. The mission’s record flight time is 46 hours, 39 minutes and 38 seconds.

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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Pipistrel Displaying Extensive Aircraft Line At AirVenture

Will Include Production Electric Training Aircraft

International aircraft designers and manufacturer Pipistrel, is set to once again “electri-fly” the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Tradeshow in Oshkosh, WI.

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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From Hawaii Skydiving Plane Accident

All 11 People On Board Were Fatally Injured, Company Was Not Authorized To Offer Skydiving Tours

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident which occurred June 21 at Dillingham Airfield (HDH), Mokuleia, Hawaii. The commercial pilot and ten passengers sustained fatal injuries, and the airplane was destroyed. The Beech Queen Air, which was owned by N80896 LLC and was being operated by Oahu Parachute Center (OPC), collided with terrain after takeoff from HDH.

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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

F-35 Lightning II Sustainment Work Comes To Milwaukee

Announcement Made By President Donald Trump During A Visit To Derco

During a visit to Derco, a Lockheed Martin company, President Donald J. Trump announced more work is coming to Milwaukee, WI. Derco will provide parts warehousing and distribution sustainment for the F-35 Lightning II, supporting the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and allies around the world.

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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

FAA Revokes Certificate Of Porterfield Propellers Of Abernathy, TX

Alleges The Company Intentionally Falsified Records, Conducted Improper Inspections

The FAA has served an emergency order revoking the repair station certificate of Porterfield Propellers of Abernathy, Texas. The FAA alleges that the company, which was authorized to test and inspect propellers, intentionally falsified records and conducted improper inspections.

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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Airbus Helicopters Makes Changes To Its Executive Committee

New Structure Goes Into Effect September 1

Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on September 1 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-functional collaboration within the company.

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Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 07.16.19: Bahamas UAV Delivery, Fire Scout, Police Drones

Also: Citadel Counter-Drone Tech, UX11 Drone Family, Airobotics, ANN Oshkosh Webcast Schedule

A strategic partnership between Volans-i and Hogfish Ventures company Fli Drone to provide on-demand drone delivery services in The Bahamas recently resulted in the successful completion of the first long-range UAV delivery in The Bahamas on June 18. The delivery originated at Abaco Aviation Services, a private FBO at The Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour and completed its delivery at Green Turtle Cay in 28 minutes. Previously this same delivery would require transit in both a car and on a ferry. VTOL capabilities allowed the drone to land and safely deliver its payload without any infrastructure required. In total, the fully autonomous flight covered nearly 50 miles, crossing both land and water. The Navy declared initial operational capability of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter June 28 clearing the way for fleet operations and training. The MQ-8C

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