Volume 28, Number 47c, November 19, 2021
NTSB Finds Fatal Accidents, Flight Activity Decrease In 2020
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) found an overall decrease in fatal accidents in U.S. civil aviation for 2020 along with significant reductions in flight activity for the year. The board noted that 332 people were killed during general aviation[…]   Read this article
Grab Aviation’s Last Bargain Before It’s Gone
“Inflation” is the mot du jour spitteling from non-aviation lips to scare impressionable children into believing it’s a real threat lurking in Binkley’s closet of anxieties. It’s not. I lived the 1970’s real inflation, not Weimar real but pot prices[…]   Read this article
Joby Says It’s Certifying As A Traditional Aircraft
Joby Aviation, an electric aircraft manufacturer that envisions a zero direct-emissions aerial ride-sharing network, says to speed FAA approvals, it will certify the aircraft as a traditional airplane rather than a multirotor. Heretofore, Joby has been secretive about the details[…] Read this article

Pilot Killed In Night Firefighting Crash
The pilot and sole occupant of a single-engine Air Tractor AT-802F was killed when the aircraft went down during a nighttime firefighting mission near Colorado’s Estes Park on Tuesday. The aircraft, which was owned by Co Fire Aviation, departed from[…] Read this article

Unpleasant Surprises
When I was learning to fly, my instructor would say, “A good flight comes from good information.” Surprises in the cockpit aren’t generally good things. To avoid them, you absorb data, whether it’s a preflight weather brief, the information on[…] Read this article

NetJets To Provide 20 Aircraft For Amber Aviation Fleet
Following the recent conclusion of its Series B funding round, Shenzhen, China-based Amber Aviation has announced a partnership with NetJets that will include the transfer of up to 20 aircraft from NetJets to Amber. The aircraft, which will be transferred[…] Read this article

Pratt & Whitney Canada Introduces New PW127XT Engine Series
Pratt & Whitney Canada launched its new PW127XT engine series for regional turboprop aircraft at the Dubai Airshow this week. The company made the announcement alongside ATR, for which the PW127XT-M engine was purpose-built for ATR 42/72 aircraft. The launch[…] Read this article