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Volume 26, Number 10c
March 8, 2019
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Daher Unveils TBM 940
Kate O'Connor
Daher introduced the TBM 940, a new version of its single-engine turboprop aircraft, at the Safety Seminar meeting of the TBM Owners and Pilots Association on Thursday. Features new to the 940 model include auto-throttle, increased automation for the deicing system and a redesigned interior.
One Man’s Career: Fighters To Airliners To Drones
James Belton
The World War II pilot generation went from pistons to jets. Gen X pilots got the piston part, too, but some of them are completing their careers from inside air-conditioned vans half a world away from the airplane they're flying.
Austro Moves To Building Its Own Core Engine
Paul Bertorelli
Austria-based Austro engines will soon be relying on its own manufacturing for aircraft diesel engine cores rather than repurposing cores from automotive giant Mercedes Benz.
Roundup: Airline Academies For Future Airline Pilots
Kate O'Connor
While there are certainly arguments about how many pilots will be needed and when, stats like those presented in Boeing’s last Pilot & Technician Outlook, which estimates that 635,000 commercial aviation pilots will be needed in the next ten years, have caught the attention of the airline industry. So much so that the last five years have seen several airlines and even a couple of aircraft manufacturers launch their own ab initio flight training schools.
Farnborough Cancels Public Airshow
Kate O'Connor
The Farnborough International Airshow has announced that it is removing its public weekend, taking the biennial show from seven days to five and eliminating its public airshow.
Picture of the Week, March 7, 2019
Early March over the Owyhees. Photo by Albert Youngwerth.

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Goodyear Introduces Tire-Propeller Concept
Kate O'Connor
Goodyear presented a concept for a tilt-rotor-type device that would work as a tire on the road and a propeller in the air at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland on Tuesday. The Goodyear AERO concept involves a non-pneumatic structure with the flexibility to dampen shocks when driving and the strength to rotate at high enough speeds to create vertical lift.
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Boeing Donates $3 Million For ERAU Scholarships
Kate O'Connor
Boeing awarded a $3 million grant to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) aimed at accelerating the school’s pilot training and aviation maintenance programs at the 18th Annual U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit on Thursday. The grant will create a permanent endowment to fund annual scholarships for flight training, maintenance training and certification costs.
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