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Wed, Mar 22, 2023

ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations

Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.

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Wed, Mar 22, 2023

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.22.23): Movement Area

Movement Area

The runways, taxiways, and other areas of an airport/heliport which are utilized for taxiing/hover taxiing, air taxiing, takeoff, and landing of aircraft, exclusive of loading ramps and parking areas. At those airports/heliports with a tower, specific approval for entry onto the movement area must be obtained from ATC.

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Wed, Mar 22, 2023

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.22.23)

"We’re proud to continue playing a key role in building out BlackSky’s growing constellation. We’ve now delivered nine satellites to orbit for BlackSky since our first launch for them in 2019 and we’re grateful to have been entrusted with their mission once again. Counting down to another mission just six days after a successful launch from LC-2 in Virginia is no mean feat and testament to our team’s experience and dedication to delivering response launch.” Source: Rocket Lab founder and Chief Executive Peter Beck commenting on the upcoming launch of a pair of satellites on a dedicated mission of its Electron rocket for BlackSky, the geospatial intelligence subsidiary of global launch services provider Spaceflight, Inc.  

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Tue, Mar 21, 2023

U.S. Senator Ascribes MQ-9 Downing to Russian “Incompetence”

A Matter of (Informed/Expert) Opinion

Senator Mark Kelly (Democrat, Arizona), a former U.S. Navy combat pilot and NASA astronaut, has openly opined that the 14 March 2023 incident in which a pair of Russian Su-27 Flanker jet fighters downed a U.S. MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) over the Black Sea is ascribable to incompetence on the parts of the Russian pilots.

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Tue, Mar 21, 2023

B-21 First Flight Delayed

USAF States Program Remains on Schedule

U.S. Air Force secretary Frank Kendall conceded during an address at the McAleese & Associates conference in Washington D.C. that the first flight of the service’s new B-21 Raider sixth-generation, strategic stealth bomber had "slipped from the original schedule" but remains within the project’s baseline development schedule and cost.

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Tue, Mar 21, 2023

FAA Proposes Upping CVR Archive Interval to 25 Hours

Because 24 Hours …

Following a plethora of recent incidents involving runway-incursions and emergent traffic conflicts between Part 121 aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration has resolved to increase the archival capability of Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR) from the thirty-minutes of magnetic-tape designs and two-hours of solid-state architectures to a comparatively expansive 25-hours. If codified, the increase would stand as a major win for the National Transportation Safety Board, which has been pushing for such a mandate since 2018.

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Tue, Mar 21, 2023

Qantas Warns of Radio Interference Caused by Chinese Warships

Operators Conducting Flights Over South China Sea Cautioned

Australian flag carrier Queensland and Northern Territory Air Service (Qantas) has warned its pilots of radio interference and GPS jamming emanating from Chinese military vessels afloat on the South China Sea.

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Tue, Mar 21, 2023

Aerocor Publishes 2nd Edition of Beechcraft Buyer's Guide

Now Includes Aftermarket, Upgrades, Engine Programs, Common Failures

Aerocor has published the 2nd edition of its Beechcraft buyer's guide, providing helpful info for those looking to finagle a smart buy on a solid plane. The second edition follows on from the last iteration with 3 years of updates gleaned from a changing used aircraft market. Aerocor says this year, the Beechcraft Premier buyer's guide could once again create a palpable bump in demand, as seen with the 2020 release of the first edition.

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Tue, Mar 21, 2023

Infrastructure Committee Hears out EAA, NATA, AAAE, Others

Graves to Introduce GA Component in FAA Reauthorization Bill for 1st Time

EAA Chairman Jack Pelton testified on the vital importance of the country's general aviation system to the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in Washington, D.C. Pelton made his way there to lobby on behalf of the industry, arguing that America has to be able to rely on an adequate, well-organized, predictable system for certification, regulation, and support. Pelton was joined by additional aviation stakeholders, like Rick Crider representing the American Association of Airport Executives, and Curt Castagna of the NATA.

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Tue, Mar 21, 2023

Bell Makes First 407GXi Sale to Taiwanese Owners

Utilities Conglomerate Ginger Aviation Opts for Bell

Bell has announced the signed purchase agreement of a Taiwan-bound 407GXi helicopter, which will soon join Ginger Aviation. Ginger Aviation will put their new aircraft to work checking power lines, assessing electrical infrastructure, and performing site inspections. Ginger's recent birth in 2022 has put them on the prowl for suitable aircraft to meet their twin utilities and aviation heritage.

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