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Mon, Sep 21, 2020

FAA Welcomes More Schools Into the Collegiate Training Initiative

The UAS-CTI Program Was Launched in April 2020

The FAA's 2018 Reauthorization Act required the FAA to establish a collegiate training initiative program relating to UAS. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) Program was launched in April 2020 and addresses the Section 631 requirement of the FAA 2018 Reauthorization Act. Any public two-year institutions of higher education that participate in the UAS-CTI program will also be designated as members of the Consortium for Small Unmanned Aircraft System Technology Training. As such, the FAA has announced that 15 more schools have been selected to participate in the UAS Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI).

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Mon, Sep 21, 2020

GE Aviation Delivers First F110 Engines To Power USAF’s F-15EX

F110-GE-129 Is The Only Engine Tested, Integrated And Certified For The F-15EX

GE Aviation has delivered its first F110-GE-129 engines for the United States Air Force’s F-15EX advanced fighter. In June, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCM) awarded GE Aviation a Lot 1 contract to produce 19 F110-GE-129 engines, including installs and spares and modernized engine monitoring system computers for the F-15EX.

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Mon, Sep 21, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA32R

The Airplane Was On Its First Flight After Maintenance Work Was Completed

On September 7, 2020, about 0810 central daylight time, a Piper PA-32R airplane, N3576X, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Bonham, Texas. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. According to the pilot, the airplane was on its first flight after maintenance work was completed, which included the replacement of the engine exhaust. Shortly after departure, the pilot noted high TIT and CHT temperatures. The pilot then decided to return to the airport; however, about 2 miles short of the airport, the engine experienced a total loss of power.

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Mon, Sep 21, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.21.20)

Aero Linx: The B-26 Marauder Historical Society (B-26 MHS) The B-26 Marauder Historical Society (B-26 MHS) is the largest organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the B-26 Martin Marauder, the nearly 300,000 service personnel who were associated with the aircraft during World War II, and their joint contributions to the greatest military victories in human history.

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Mon, Sep 21, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.21.20): Flight Service Station (FSS)

Flight Service Station (FSS) An air traffic facility which provides pilot briefings, flight plan processing, en route flight advisories, search and rescue services, and assistance to lost aircraft and aircraft in emergency situations. FSS also relay ATC clearances, process Notices to Airmen, broadcast aviation weather and aeronautical information, and advise Customs and Immigration of transborder flights. In Alaska, FSS provide Airport Advisory Services.

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Mon, Sep 21, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.21.20)

“Since flying our first Electric EEL last year, we have made substantial improvements to the power train for efficiency, increased performance, reliability and safety. This technology is scalable with wide applications for scheduled passenger and cargo services, as well as charter services. Our flights with Mokulele will be an opportunity to test both the aircraft and the infrastructure required to advance electric aviation and transport access in Hawaii.” Source: Ampaire CEO Kevin Noertker, in remarks made as Ampaire announced the flight of its second technology demonstrator. The aircraft is a refined version of its Cessna 337 “Electric EEL” hybrid-electric aircraft conversion.

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Sun, Sep 20, 2020

Airborne 09.18.20: Diamond DA20-C1 Returns, Brutal GAMA Report, USMC $$$$

Also: SmartSky Sues, Tecnam P2012 SENTINEL SMP, Delta Pilot Jobs At Risk, Sterling Adds Archers

One of our favorite training birds is back... and upgraded, to boot! The high demand for single engine training aircraft has led to the return to production of the Diamond DA20-C1, powered by a 125HP Continental IO-240 engine and equipped with new state-of-the-art G500TXi Avionics. With over 1,000 DA20’s already operating worldwide, the strong desire for lower cost new single engine aircraft in training environments continues. The DA20 is proven to be the safest and most efficient aircraft for primary training, and fleet operators are raving about its return to production. This one had to hurt... GAMA released its report of general aviation aircraft shipments and billings through the second quarter of 2020 (June 30), and in view of the pandemic and economic downturn, no one was expecting hearts an

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Mon, Sep 14, 2020

Airborne 09.11.20: Diamond DA50 RG Cert, Collings Fined, Apocalypse RV?

Also: uAvionics AV-30-C STC, Rocket Lab Licensed, USAF Supersonic Deal, Av Maintenance Program

Diamond Aircraft has confirmed EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) certification for the new DA50 RG single engine piston with retractable gear. This paves the way for initial EASA customer deliveries in Q1/2021. General Aviation’s new piston single offers retractable gear, double slotted flaps for high lift and superior slow speed behavior, good handling and flight characteristics, a 5-seat luxury cabin with a generous rear baggage compartment, Diamond’s well-known safety features, ramp appeal and a fuel-efficient jet-fuel engine. It's not been a good year for the Collings Foundation... The U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAA has proposed a $247,000 civil penalty against the Collings Foundation of Stow, Mass., for allegedly conducting unauthorized flights in a P-51D Mustan

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Tue, Sep 08, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Velocity's Spacy V-Twin -- A 21st Century Multi-Engine Airplane

From 2013: Velocity Aircraft Shows Off Their Twin-Engine Model At The AOPA 2013 Convention

While at the AOPA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell had the opportunity to get out on the ramp and check out the twin-engine Velocity prototype. He met with John Abraham, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Velocity Aircraft and asked what’s in the future for this unique homebuilt airplane.

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Tue, Dec 31, 2019

SSJ100 Meets The European Standards For Controller-Pilot Digital Communication

Aircraft Will Be Additionally Equipped With Controller-Pilot Digital Private Communications System

SSJ100 aircraft has successfully completed test flights and proved the performance capability of ATN system in real conditions in Europe. The installation of this system is relevant primarily for the operators flying to EU countries. Equipping of all civil passenger aircraft with ATN system starting from February, 2020 is a mandatory requirement of the European aviation authorities for flight operations in various European countries above FL285.

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