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Volume 29, Number 16e, April 22, 2022
FAA Downgrades Russia Air Safety Rating
The FAA announced on Thursday that it has downgraded the air safety rating for Russia from a Category 1 to a Category 2 rating. The change restricts Russian air carriers to current levels of existing service to the U.S. and[…]   Read this article
Masks On Airplanes: Right Outcome, Wrong Reason
No surprise that this week’s court decision to overturn the CDC’s mandate on mask wearing in public transit ignited the predictable video of cheering passengers on airliners. I was a little surprised that the cheering wasn’t more enthusiastic, but then[…]   Read this article
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Alsim AL40 Approved As AATD
Alsim announced on Thursday that its AL40 simulator has been approved by the FAA as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). Designed as an exact replica of the Diamond DA40 NG, the AL40 comes equipped with G1000 NXi avionics and[…] Read this article

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Near-Miss Understandings
Sequences don’t come much easier. A VFR Mooney and a VFR Cherokee both requested a practice RNAV approach. They were the same distance from the same initial approach fix (IAF), and the Mooney was 50 knots faster than the Cherokee.[…] Read this article

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EAA Young Eagles To Celebrate 30th Anniversary At AirVenture
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Young Eagles program at AirVenture Oshkosh this year. Founded “to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation,” Young Eagles gives free introductory flight to youth ages[…] Read this article

Bombardier Names New U.S. Headquarters
Bombardier officially designated its site in Wichita, Kansas, as the company’s headquarters in the United States on Tuesday. Noting that the defense market is a key area of growth for the company, Bombardier also announced that its Wichita-based Specialized Aircraft[…] Read this article