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Rolls Royce conducts third test of hydrogen powered aircraft engine

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In September, Rolls-Royce presented its AE 2100 test engine at an easyJet conference on the airline's roadmap to net zero aviation. Today the BBC has reported that Rolls-Royce, in partnership with easyJet, has commenced tests running the AE 2100 on hydrogen. (simpleflying.com) More...

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UK Sending Retired Sea Kings to Ukraine

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As part of its “unwavering support,” the British government will provide Ukraine with three retired Westland WS-61 Sea King helicopters. UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace announced the deal last week ahead of a regional European meeting to discuss continued military aid to Ukraine. The first helicopter has been delivered and the Royal Navy is providing Ukrainian crews with training. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Pilots flying under BasicMed can soon act as safety pilots

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When FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen signed a final rule requiring medical certificates for commercial balloon pilots, it affected a very small number of pilots. But one of two “miscellaneous amendments” to the final rule does impact general aviation pilots who fly under BasicMed. The final rule makes a “minor change” to “allow a required pilot flightcrew member who is not acting as PIC to operate under BasicMed.” Translation? That means the more than 60,000 pilots who now fly under… (generalaviationnews.com) More...

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EasyJet and Rolls-Royce Test Hydrogen Propulsion System

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Rolls-Royce and EasyJet have completed ground tests with an early concept demonstrator for a hydrogen propulsion system that they hope will eventually be capable of powering narrowbody airliners. The partners announced on November 28 that they recently ran a modified Rolls-Royce AE 2100 A turboprop airliner engine on green hydrogen made from wind and tidal power inspired by the United Nations-backed Race to Zero campaign to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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Mooney Crashes Into Power Lines in Gaithersburg, MD

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On Thursday, November 27, 2022, an MFC Corp Mooney M20J departed Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, New York at 3:00 p.m., before crashing and becoming entangled in power lines approximately two-and-a-half hours later. (aeroxplorer.com) More...

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FAA: Pilots should be capable of flying aircraft manually when needed

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WASHINGTON — According to Federal Aviation Administration, airlines need to provide more extensive pilot training to avoid potential accidents when pilots are forced to take manual control during emergencies or become confused due to erroneous flight data provided by automated systems. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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Small plane crashes into power lines in Montgomery County causing widespread power outages

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The airplane is hanging in the high tension wires 100 feet up. Two Passengers in the plane are not injured. (www.fox5dc.com) More...

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First F-16 Fighter Rolls Out at New Greenville Assembly Line

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Lockheed Martin has rolled out the first new-build F-16C/D Block 70/72 fighter. (www.ainonline.com) More...

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The US regulator mandates additional measure for inadvertent autopilot engagement in A220s during take-off

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration revealed two of 38 Airbus A220 take-off incidents were nearly catastrophic. The unintentional autopilot engagement requires additional precautionary measures to prevent a recurrence, the US regulator says. (www.airlinerwatch.com) More...

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