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Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Airborne-Unmanned 01.26.21: XRD Parachute System, Starliner Flight, Fruity Chute

Also: FAA BEYOND, Super Bowl LV, Drones v Locusts, Heli-Drone Collision

Aviation Safety Resources and Grug Group have completed a strategic development and supply agreement that will make ASR’s parachute recovery system standard equipment on Grug's SBX aircraft. “Whole-aircraft vehicle parachute recovery systems are essential to the projected market growth of eVTOL Urban Air Mobility,” said Larry Williams, ASR president and CEO. The SBX is a full electric aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing capabilities. Powered by four tilting shrouded rotors, the SBX can also fly autonomously or piloted. NASA and Boeing are targeting no earlier than Thursday, March 25, for the launch of Starliner’s second uncrewed flight test as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2, or OFT-2, is a critical developmental milestone on the company&rs

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Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Atlantic Expands at Chicago Executive Airport

New 25,000 Sq Ft Hangar Underway At Its FBO At Chicago Executive Airport

Atlantic Aviation has broken ground on construction of a new 25,000 square foot hangar at its fixed base operation at Chicago Executive Airport (PWK). The new hangar will be capable of housing up to G650/700 and Global 7500 and increases Atlantic Aviation’s hangar space at PWK to 86,500 square feet. The facility will include 3,000 square feet of office and shop space. In support of the new hangar, Atlantic will also develop two acres of additional ramp apron and a 72,000 gallon fuel farm. The approximately $10.9 million project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Women in Corporate Aviation Announces Solairus Aviation Partnership

Has Committed $10,000 Towards A More Equitable And Inclusive Aviation Industry

Women in Corporate Aviation (WCA) is announcing a new donation and corporate partnership with Solairus Aviation. The partnership will take many forms; spotlighting programs that share mutual values on diversity recruitment & employee retention, career advancement training, and the importance of creating a safe working environment inside and outside of the flight deck. This announcement comes following a challenging year along with a global call for heightened corporate responsibility to look inward at their systems & processes.

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Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Tamarack Active Winglets Challenges Flatwing CJ To Fly-Off

System Is Comprised Of A Wing Extension, A Winglet, And An Autonomous Load Alleviation System

Tamarack Aerospace is undertaking a Fly-Off between an unmodified CitationJet and a Tamarack-transformed CitationJet. This event is set to be a 'real-world' comparison between Tamarack Active Winglet performance on a Cessna CitationJet (N44VS), and a “flat-wing” CitationJet without Active Winglets (N741CC). The fly-off is scheduled to commence this morning, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from Portland, Maine (PWM) to West Palm Beach, Florida (PBI). The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) will document the race for the potential setting of a record speed between this city pair for this type of aircraft. Tamarack CEO Nick Guida is said to be confident of the Tamarack-transformed jet’s ability to perform.

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Tue, Jan 26, 2021

HondaJet Elite Obtains Russian TC

HondaJet Fleet Is Currently Comprised Of Over 170 Aircraft Worldwide

Honda Aircraft has received Russian type certification from the Federal Air Transport Agency (FATA), demonstrating that the aircraft meets the safety standards set by the organization. The first HondaJet with Russian registration began its operation in the region immediately after receiving the certification. As customer demand grows, Honda Aircraft Company notes that it is continuing to expand its list of type certifications. The HondaJet currently holds 13 type certifications around the world, including, the United States (FAA), Europe (EASA), Mexico (AFAC), Brazil (ANAC), Argentina (ANAC), Panama(AAC), India (DGCA), Japan (JCAB), Canada (TCCA), China (CAAC), Turkey (DGCA) and Pakistan (PCAA).

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Tue, Jan 26, 2021

Classic Aero-TV: SyberJet Lives--SyberJet’s SJ30 Program Gets Innovative Updates

From 2019: First Flight Conducted In Early 2019

SyberJet Aircraft recently completed the first flight of its SJ30i aircraft featuring SyberVision, an all-new cockpit based around the Honeywell Epic 2.0 avionics suite, new ergonomic enhancements, electronic standby attitude/heading display, and much more. SyberJet conducted the flight out of its Engineering and Product Development Center at the San Antonio International Airport (KSAT) and kicked off an 18-month certification test program which will culminate in an amended type certificate for the SJ30i and immediate subsequent deliveries thereafter.

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Tue, Jan 26, 2021

FAA Proposes $1 Million Civil Penalty Against Weathervane Aviation

Weathervane Allegedly Conducted Approximately 1,400 Illegal Flights

The FAA has proposed a whopping $1,001,000 civil penalty against Weathervane Aviation Services, LLC, of Westport, Mass., for allegedly operating illegal charter flights. The FAA alleges that between May 9, 2016 and Aug. 31, 2018, Weathervane conducted approximately 1,400 illegal flights in two, twin-engine Cessna 402C airplanes between New Bedford Regional Airport and Nantucket Memorial Airport. The flights were illegal because Weathervane lacked a required air-carrier certificate and used unqualified pilots, the FAA alleges.

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Mon, Jan 25, 2021

NTSB Hearing For Bryant S-76B Crash On Schedule For 2/9

Calabasas, California, Helicopter Crash NTSB Meeting Will Be Open to Public

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public board meeting Feb. 9, 2021, 9:30 a.m. (EST), to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter collided with hilly terrain and was destroyed by impact forces and fire. The pilot and eight passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter operated by Island Express Helicopters Inc., was on an on-demand passenger, visual flight rules flight, from John Wayne-Orange County Airport, Santa Ana, California, to Camarillo Airport, Camarillo, California.

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Mon, Jan 25, 2021

NDDoT and Northern Plains UAS Test Site Announce Partners for FAA BEYOND Program

Efforts Will Be Bolstered By Vantis, North Dakota's UAS Network

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) are partnering with major players in the commercial UAS industry to execute the goals of the FAA BEYOND program. "We are incredibly excited to announce our partnerships with such innovative companies from within North Dakota and across the country," said NDDOT Director Bill Panos. "Partnerships like this keep us at the cutting edge of UAS advancements."

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Mon, Jan 25, 2021

Classic Aero-TV: Epic Aircraft at OSH19 - Closing In On Production

From 2019: Approved By the FAA For Type Inspection Authorization

Epic Aircraft has been approved for Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) by the FAA. TIA allows FAA pilots to conduct the final phases of conformity inspections and flight testing. It is also a crucial precursor to type certification (TC), as it confirms the aircraft design, structural and flight test results demonstrate compliance with FAA regulations. Epic also recently completed the last of over 4000 company-conforming flight tests, concluding another key certification milestone.

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