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Volume 30, Number 39c, September 27, 2023
U.S. Air Force Accepts First Test eVTOL Aircraft From Joby
The U.S. Air Force (USAF) announced it has received its first electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Joby Aviation. The eVTOL was unveiled in a ceremony at Edwards Air Force Base in California Monday (Sept. 25)—some six months[…]   Read this article
White House Announces $201 Million Airport Lighting Upgrade Program
The White House announced today (Sept. 26) that more than $201 million will go to new or reconstructed runway and taxiway lighting systems as part of the administration’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. During an event marking the new program at Denver[…]   Read this article
Bose 'Quiet the noise
Garmin Adds Newer Citation Models To Its G5000 Avionics Repertoire
Garmin has announced it is now offering its G5000 integrated avionics suite as a retrofit upgrade for Textron Aviation Cessna Citation XLS+ and XLS Gen2 business jets. The upgrade (price not released) replaces the legacy Collins Pro Line 21 panel,[…] Read this article

Garmin 'Garmin Pilot
Laser Strikes Target Air Ambulance Flights In UK
Laser attacks on low-flying aircraft are not limited to the U.S. Following recent reports of aircraft targeted near Boston, local news reports in Yorkshire, U.K., have passed along an “urgent appeal” from the local air ambulance operator after what U.K.[…] Read this article

Airfleet Capital 'Aircraft Financing
Surf Air Confirms Order For 20 Cessna Grand Caravan EXs
Surf Air Mobility, which has an exclusive relationship with Textron Aviation for development of an alternative-energy version of the Cessna Grand Caravan EX, has confirmed an order and placed deposits on the first 20 of up to 150 of the[…] Read this article

'Focus group
EAA Teams With Estes Rockets On AeroEducate Rocketry Initiative
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has teamed with model rocketry standout Estes Rockets to expand opportunities for participants in EAA’s AeroEducate initiative. EAA staff members will work together with Estes to develop “four self-exploratory, grade level-based activities for grades K-2,[…] Read this article

Aviation Safety 'Because staying in control is all that really matters'
Short Final: Question Time
As a controller, I occasionally get asked, usually (but not always) when it’s slow on the radio, “Approach, do you have time for a question?” OK, when it’s slow then yes, I most likely have time and am happy to[…] Read this article