Volume 28, Number 25b, June 16, 2021
GE Aviation And Safran Launch 'Open Fan Architecture' Engine Program
GE Aviation and Safran this week jointly launched a development program for what they call an “open fan” airliner engine design. Under the auspices of the two companies’ cooperative CFM International business unit, the RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) initiative focuses on lowering fuel consumption and carbon emissions, and[…]   Read this article
Pilatus Elects New Chairman
Switzerland-based aircraft manufacturer Pilatus has elected Hansueli Loosli as its new chairman of the board of directors. He is replacing Oscar Schwenk, who decided not to stand for reelection to the office after serving in the position for more than 15 years. Schwenk will remain with Pilatus as honorary chairman[…]   Read this article
New Strategy Could Use Weather Data And ATC To Cut Back On Contrails
During the Korean War, USAF F-86 Sabre pilots learned a trick while enroute to MiG Alley where they would tangle with North Korean MiG 15s. The Soviet-built fighters had a superior climb rate and service ceiling, so the Sabre pilots wanted to get as high as they could before engaging.[…] Read this article

New Virginia High School Plans To Add Aviation Career Programs
A new-build high school in Virginia will be doing its part to feed the talent pipeline into the aviation industry. Set to open in 2025 in Hartford, Virginia, Stafford County’s newest campus, with a cost pegged at $155 million, will include programs for aircraft mechanics, systems technicians, aviation quality control[…] Read this article

A-10 Pilot Duo Wins NAA's 2020 Mackay Trophy For Bravery
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has announced the recipients of the 2020 Mackay Trophy. USAF Lieutenant Colonel Joel Bier and Lieutenant Colonel Leif Nordhagen, the aircrew of Hawg 53 flight, will share the honor for a combat mission flown on Jan. 5, 2020. Hawg 53 was deployed from Davis-Monthan Air[…] Read this article

Short Final: Rush
The ROLLN 2 arrival into Cleveland‑Hopkins International has some notable fixes, such as ROLLN, STOHN, JANYS, JPLIN, plus a few others. Recently I was flying over southwestern Virginia on an Angel Flight mission, and I overheard the following: Center: “Airliner 123, I’ll clear you direct GEDDY if you can tell[…] Read this article

General Aviation Accident Bulletin
AVweb’s General Aviation Accident Bulletin is taken from the pages of our sister publication, Aviation Safety magazine. All the reports listed here are preliminary and include only initial factual findings about crashes. You can learn more about the final probable cause on the NTSB’s website at www.ntsb.gov. Final reports appear[…] Read this article