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Volume 29, Number 40a, October 3, 2022
Hydrogen-Electric Caravan Proposed
Textron has teamed up with California-based ZeroAvia to develop a hydrogen-electric powered Caravan. The companies want to get an STC for the design, which will carry hydrogen in a wing tank to run ZeroAvia’s ZA600 powertrain in place of the[…]   Read this article
Hurricane Ian And The Immortal Cub (Revised)
Getting out of the way of a dangerous hurricane seems like a no-brainer, but it can be a nuanced, nerve-racking decision tree. As Ian bore down on the west coast of Florida Tuesday, it proved simpler for me than in[…]   Read this article
Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots'
What Fast Moving Storm Surge Looks Like
As with real estate, with hurricanes and airports, location is everything. This security camera footage from Ft. Myers, Florida, during Hurricane Ian on Sept. 28 obtained by CNBC dramatically shows how fast storm surge can inundate normally dry land. Ft.[…] Read this article

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Congress Eyes MAX 7, 10 Certification Extension
Congress appears to be Boeing’s last hope to extend the certification deadline for its 737 MAX 7 and 10 models to avoid a hugely expensive redesign of the models’ flight deck alert system—or the possible cancellation of both programs. FAA[…] Read this article

Bodies, Wreckage Of Downed Seaplane Recovered
The bodies of six of 10 victims of an unusual floatplane crash in Washington State have been recovered, as has 80 percent of the wreckage of the turbine-powered De Havilland Otter. The Northwest Seaplanes aircraft suddenly plunged into Puget Sound[…] Read this article

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Speed Tape Patches Prompt Viral Post
Air New Zealand is calming passenger fears after conducting a flight with a two-year-old Boeing 787-9 with large patches of speed tape adorning the upper side of the wings. According to the New York Post, Australian opera singer David Wakeham[…] Read this article

Embraer Delivers 1700th E-Jet
Embraer has announced that it reached a new milestone with the delivery of the 1700th production aircraft from its E-Jet program. The aircraft, an E195-E2, was handed over to KLM Cityhopper during a ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, September 30, 2022
Why Your Performance Charts Are Wrong In my youth I once took off on a golf-lawn quality but slightly wet runway that was sufficient by book figures, only to make it over the fence and adjacent road with shaking knees[…] Read this article