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Tue, May 18, 2021

New STC Permits Texas Turbine to Install Hartzell Composite or Aluminum Props

Applies To Converted 950 Shaft Horsepower Supervans

Texas Turbine Conversions, working with Hartzell Propeller, has FAA approval to allow Supervan conversion customers to choose either structural composite props or more economical aluminum props as part of their conversion package. "Now Cessna Caravan owners and operators with the Supervan turboprop conversion can choose between a 110-inch diameter structural composite prop, or the more economical 109.5 diameter aluminum option. Both propellers are four-blade and offer a 60 pound or 25 pound weight savings, respectively, over the original Supervan propeller," said Hartzell Propeller President JJ Frigge.

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Tue, May 18, 2021

VoloConnect Designed to Expand Volocopter UAM Ecosystem

Unveils New Urban Air Mobility Aircraft Design

Volocopter has unveiled its newest aircraft, VoloConnect. This electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) is designed to connect suburbs to cities and complements the company's existing family of aircraft for the intra-city mission. VoloConnect's hybrid lift and push design is expected to achieve certification within the next 5 years. With the capacity to travel longer distances, VoloConnect joins Volocopter's aircraft family and extends the company's UAM ecosystem coverage to the suburbs. The new aircraft will be integrated into Volocopter's existing portfolio of UAM ecosystem solutions: VoloDrone, VoloCity, VoloPort, and the digital platform, VoloIQ.

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Tue, May 18, 2021

Citation Jet Pilots Association Appoints Corcia as New CEO

Corcia Has More Than 4,000 Hours Of Military And GA Flying Time

The Citation Jet Pilots Owner Pilot Association (CJP) has selected Trent J. Corcia as the organization's new chief executive officer (CEO). "The CJP board is thrilled to welcome Trent as our incoming CEO," said CJP Chairman Randy Broiles. "He has a long background in aviation including leadership, communication and tactical & strategic planning. Trent is well positioned to continue serving CJP membership in the future."

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Tue, May 18, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Robinson Helicopter R44

The Helicopter Had Been Applying Fungicide All Morning

On May 2, 2021, at 1318 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R-44 helicopter, N4528T, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Wingate, North Carolina. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was being operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. The commercial pilot was spraying fungicide on a wheat field when the accident occurred. According to several witnesses, this was the first time they had observed the northwest portion of the field, which contained multiple power lines, being sprayed via aerial application.

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Tue, May 18, 2021

AD: Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A.

AD 2021-08-02 Requires The Replacement Of Certain Critical Parts

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A. (Safran) Arriel 2D and Arriel 2E model turboshaft engines. This AD was prompted by the manufacturer revising the maintenance and overhaul manuals to introduce new or more restrictive airworthiness limitations and maintenance tasks. This AD requires the replacement of certain critical parts before reaching their published in-service life limits, performing scheduled maintenance tasks before reaching their published periodicity, and performing unscheduled maintenance tasks when the engine meets certain conditions.

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Mon, May 17, 2021

Drone Delivery Canada Awarded Third Patent

Patent Covers ‘Medical or Emergency Package and Method of Use Thereof’

Drone Delivery Canada Corp. has confirmed that the United States Patent Office has granted the Company U.S. Patent No. 10,987,184 for ‘Medical or Emergency Package and Method of Use Thereof’. The patent is directed to DDC’s proprietary, portable emergency or medical package. In particular, the patent is directed to the concept of a proprietary package including a number of compartments, where some compartments containing medical equipment(s) are locked.

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Mon, May 17, 2021

NTSB Prelim: Mitsubishi MU2B

Airplane Collided With A Private Residence

On May 4, 2021, about 2305 central daylight time, a Mitsubishi MU-2B-60 airplane, N322TA, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured. The airplane collided with a private residence; one occupant was fatally injured, and two other occupants sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. According to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the flight departed Wichita Falls Municipal Airport (SPS), Wichita Falls, Texas, about 2057 and was en route to the Bobby L Chain Municipal Airport (HBG), Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Sun, May 16, 2021

HAI Board of Directors Seeks Special Advisor – UAS

This Advisor Will Also Serve As A Resource To HAI Management

Are you a rotorcraft professional with experience in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) who is interested in giving back to the community? The Board of Directors for Helicopter Association International (HAI) is seeking candidates to fill the role of special advisor adviser – UAS for the term of Jul. 1, 2021, to Jun. 30, 2022. The person in this position will be responsible for informing and advising the HAI Board of Directors on all aspects of UAS aviation. This advisor will also serve as a resource to HAI Management and the HAI Board of Directors on fundamentals, developments, trends, and best practices for UAS operations.

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Sun, May 16, 2021

AD: Leonardo S.p.a

AD 2021-10-24 Requires Replacing Certain Part-Numbered Sliders As A Terminating Action For The Inspections

The FAA is superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2015-25-04 for Agusta S.p.A (now Leonardo S.p.a.) Model A109A and A109A II helicopters. AD 2015-25-04 required inspecting the slider assembly pitch control (slider) for play and replacing the slider if the play exceeds certain limits. This AD was prompted by further investigation that led to the determination that the play was caused by a manufacturing issue. This AD retains certain requirements of AD 2015-25-04, requires replacing certain part-numbered sliders as a terminating action for the inspections, and prohibits installing the affected part on any helicopter. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective June 18, 2021.

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Sun, May 16, 2021

AD: Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

AD 2021-09-15 Prompted By A Crack Found On A Web Attachment Flange

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model 382, 382B, 382E, 382F, and 382G airplanes, type certificated in any category; and Model C-130A, C-130B, C-130BL, C-130E, C130H, C-130H-30, C-130J, C-130J-30, EC-130Q, HC-130H, KC-130H, NC-130B, NC-130, and WC-130H airplanes, type certificated in the restricted or amateur category. This AD was prompted by a crack found on the web attachment flange of the center wing upper forward corner fitting.

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