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1993 Piper Seneca III

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Volume 30, Number 17a, April 22, 2023
Nolen Leaving FAA
Acting FAA Administrator Billy Nolen has announced he’s leaving the agency this summer, leaving an even bigger leadership void in an organization that hasn’t had a Senate-confirmed leader for more than a year. Nolen announced his departure in a letter[…]   Read this article
At Least It Didn’t Blow Up On The Pad
  If you could somehow tune your eyes to see the electromagnetic spectrum while watching yesterday’s spectacular launch of SpaceX’s Super Heavy/Starship, you’d see fat ropes of 0’s and 1’s streaming back to earth. And therein lies the explanation of[…]   Read this article
Bose 'A30 Quiet the noise
Aero 2023: Sustainability And Workforce Challenges
While most of the shows I’ve been to since signing up to write about all things aircraft-related are wall-to-wall aviation, my first experience with Aero Friedrichshafen was very much like trying to drink from a firehose. In the three days[…] Read this article

Aircraft Spruce 'Everything for Planes & Pilots'
Podcast: Continental Announces CD Engine Family Milestones
Continental announced at Aero 2023 that its CD series of jet-fuel burning piston engines has reached 10 million flight hours. In addition, the newest CD model, the CD-170, has received a time between replacement (TBR) extension from 1,200 to 1,800[…] Read this article

Airfleet Capital 'Aircraft Financing
Podcast: Pipistrel At Aero 2023
In this podcast recorded at Aero 2023, Pipistrel President and Managing Director Gabriel Massey discusses the company’s first year as a Textron company, as well as current projects and timelines. Read this article

Kitplanes 'Take to the air
ETH Zurich Shows An Electric Sling At Aero 2023
Electric airplanes continue to make progress of sorts, but no one would say great strides. Much of this work is happening at technical universities including ETH in Zurich. At Aero this year, ETH showed a Sling aircraft converted to electric[…] Read this article

Trig's Expanded Line At Aero 2023
Although Garmin dominates the avionics market, Europe-based Trig has carved out of niche for its value-priced avionics. It now has a full line, including navcomms and audio panels. Trig’s Jon Roper gave AVweb a summary at Aero 2023 in Friedrichshafen. Read this article

'Gustnado' Wipes Out Flight School Fleet
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help a family-owned flight school whose fleet of training aircraft was all but wiped out in a freak weather event on Thursday. Eight aircraft belonging to ATD Flight Systems were destroyed and[…] Read this article

UK Firms Merge To Build Hydrogen Hybrid Airplanes
Simple Flying is reporting British firms Britten-Norman and Cranfield Aerospace Solutions are merging to create a series of hydrogen-electric fuel cell aircraft, the first of which is expected to be in service in 2026. Britten-Norman still makes the Islander light[…] Read this article

Top Letters And Comments, April 21, 2023
When Training Isn’t Worth the Risk Another great article, Paul. As I look back at some of my own various instances of close ones, I realize my perspective about them has changed. Soon after the event, I would count myself[…] Read this article