Volume 28, Number 36b, September 1, 2021
Collins Aerospace To Acquire FlightAware
Raytheon Technologies subsidiary Collins Aerospace has signed an agreement to acquire aviation data company FlightAware. FlightAware, which provides “global flight tracking solutions, predictive technology, analytics and decision-making tools,” will be joining Collins’ avionics strategic business unit as part of the[…]   Read this article
NBAA To Require Vaccination For Oct. 12-14 Las Vegas Show
NBAA has adopted a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for its 2021 NBAA-BACE show in Las Vegas next month. Citing what he called “decades” of safety and responsibility on the part of the aviation industry, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said,[…]   Read this article
Hawaiian Gate Crasher Starts King Air Engines, Faces Multiple Charges
Following a wild Friday, Monday was not a good day for Gabriel Arjona-Molina, and chances are today (Sept. 1) things will get even worse. The Venezuelan national, who had been in Hawaii for two months, has already appeared in a[…] Read this article

Swedish Company Puts Airliners On An Aggressive Water-Weight Diet
Water weight from condensation can be a big problem for airliners, especially as flights get longer and load factors get higher. According to Swedish-based CTT Systems, each passenger exhales around 100 grams of water per hour, so 300 souls on[…] Read this article

With Roads Largely Clear, No Need For Mass Airlift For Hurricane Ida
Hurricane Ida made landfall 16 years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005. Operation AirDrop, an Air Care Alliance member group, reports that this time, ground-based relief organizations say that land routes are largely clear[…] Read this article

ERAU Project Liftoff Initiative Gets Support from Priester CEO
Priester Aviation has joined the David B. O’Maley College of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to support Project Liftoff, a program designed to bring diversity and inclusiveness to aviation recruiting. Priester Aviation is providing $50,000 in scholarships over the next[…] Read this article

Aspen FBO Manager Appeals to Local Officials To Set Carbon Offsets
Some of the wording of a letter to the editor of a local Aspen, Colorado, newspaper doesn’t sound like it’s coming from the GA side, until you take a closer look. “Our airport is the second-largest contributor to greenhouse gases[…] 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[…] Read this article

Short Final: Niner-Niner
Scanner chatter heard near Wisconsin Dells: “Madison Approach, Cirrus one-niner-niner-Echo-Echo checking in at 5,000.” [Scanner can’t pick up Approach, but controller apparently gave the altimeter setting at the Dells.] Cirrus pilot says with a straight face, or so it would[…] Read this article