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Aviation News (General) / World's fastest passenger jet goes supersonic in tests
« Last post by KB4TEZ on July 01, 2022, 06:28:06 AM »

The race to resume supersonic passenger flights nearly two decades after the retirement of Concorde was offered a glimmer of excitement on Monday when plane manufacturer Bombardier revealed high speed achievements while confirming the launch of its new business jet.

The Canadian company said the in-development Global 8000 will be “the world’s fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet.”

With a capacity for up to 19 passengers, a range of 8,000 nautical miles (14,800 kilometers) and a top speed of Mach 0.94, the upcoming plane is expected to enter service in 2025, according to a statement from Bombardier.

The news comes after a Global 7500 test vehicle broke the sound barrier during a demonstration flight last May, achieving speeds of more than Mach 1.015.
Supersonic breakthrough
The aircraft, accompanied by a NASA F/A-18 chase plane, also became the first Transport Category airplane to fly supersonic with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as a result of the flight, says Bombardier.

“The Global 8000 aircraft leverages the outstanding attributes of the Global 7500 aircraft, providing our customers with a flagship aircraft of a new era,” Éric Martel, president and CEO for Bombardier, said in a statement released on Monday.

Flight testing for the Global 8000 has already begun on Global 7500 flight-test vehicles. Bombardier says the upcoming aircraft will also have a cabin altitude equivalent to 2,900 feet.
The upcoming aircraft is described as "the world's fastest and longest-range purpose-built business jet." - Bombardier Aviation
Global 8000 is just one of many developments in the numerous efforts to raise the speed of passenger aircraft more than two decades after Concorde retired.

Last year, United Airlines announced it could be offering supersonic routes as early as 2029 after striking a deal to buy 15 supersonic jets.

Meanwhile, Colorado-based Boom Supersonic has been completing ground testing on X-B1, the prototype aircraft for its Overture jet, designed to seat between 65 and 88 people, which aims to fly on over 500 mainly transoceanic routes that will benefit from the aircraft’s Mach-2.2 speeds.

Sadly, Florida-based aviation startup Aerion collapsed months after revealing plans for a Mach 4+ commercial airliner named Aerion AS3 last year.

(looking for the gate audio, not much luck so far)

On Saturday 25 June, a United Airlines aircraft (registration and type currently unknown) was being push-backed but clipped its right wing with a parked Boeing 737-900 (registered N39423) from the same airline. The incident happened at Newark airport, United States.

Nobody got injured during the mishap and passengers got rescheduled on other flights.

United Airlines N39423 Boeing 737 Newark Airport New Jersey

— FSX Aviation (@FSXAviation3) June 26, 2022
(audio searching now)


Two people and a dog were rescued by good Samaritans after their plane crashed into the Quinnipiac River in New Haven, officials said.

City officials said two occupants and a dog were on board. They're all out of the plane and were brought ashore to a local boatyard.New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said the plane originated from Florida and had just stopped in Woodbine, New Jersey.

Authorities said the plane was in route to New Bedford, Massachusetts, when the engine started to sputter. The aircraft operator spoke with tower operations and were told to try and land at Tweed Airport in New Haven, but they felt they couldn't make it there and landed in the river instead.A man, woman and dog were all aboard the plane and good Samaritans helped get them out. The Samaritans were on a sandbar in the river at the time of the crash and were in close proximity to help the passengers, according to officials.

Assistant Fire Chief Justin McCarthy said the call came in around 5:20 p.m. Once the passengers got to shore, crews evaluated them. The man and woman are shaken up from the incident, but officials said they're going to be okay.

Authorities said they're primarily focused on the environmental impact at this time. There were about 55 gallons of fluid on the plane when it crashed.

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials said the plane is currently positioned on protected oyster beds.

"Its exact location has been recorded, and floating bags will be applied so that it can be moved from the oyster beds and towed to a nearby dock, where the FAA and NTSB can conduct their investigation," a DEEP spokesperson said.

A small amount of fuel leaked out from the breather vent, but DEEP officials said the environmental impact is deemed minimal. There are sorbent booms in place and ready to be deployed, according to the spokesperson.
Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Plane flips on landing in Ohio
« Last post by KB4TEZ on June 30, 2022, 01:49:01 PM »

MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio (WJW) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating an airplane crash that happened in Guilford Township, Medina County.
Troopers responded to Sky Park Airport around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on a report of a plane that had overturned on the runway. Troopers saw a 2018 Vans Kit Model Aircraft that had flipped north of the runway.

According to the Ohio State High Patrol, the plane had a mechanical malfunction as it landed at the airport. The plane went off the end of the runway, hit a guard rail and overturned.

The 78-year-old pilot from Dalton suffered minor injuries.
Listener Forum / Re: SELCAL code search ?
« Last post by Matt2600 on June 30, 2022, 11:32:35 AM »
What a coincidence....
Listener Forum / Re: KBNA Ground is up but no ATC
« Last post by rbriscoe on June 29, 2022, 11:33:31 AM »
This from a post I made back in February. Hopefully there is an update.
Listener Forum / Re: Thanks to the provider of LFPG!
« Last post by J-LucB on June 28, 2022, 05:23:01 AM »
Bonsoir, j’ai coupé le feed suite à l’incident de l’AF11. Personne ne p’a demandé mon avis sur la diffusion de la discussion entre les pilotes et je trouve cela pas normal. Par ailleurs, j’ai discuté avec des pilotes et des contrôleurs et ils étaient gênés de la situation. Je ne pense pas revenir.

Ils ont cité ceci-dit,en tout cas le reportage que j'ai vu.
Aviation Audio Clips / Spirit A319 at Detroit on Jun 23rd 2022, gear indication
« Last post by KB4TEZ on June 27, 2022, 06:55:20 AM »
(thanks AVH)
Here's the audio

A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100, registration N512NK performing flight NK-1150 from Fort Myers,FL to Detroit,MI (USA), was on final approach to Detroit's runway 03R when the crew initiated a go around telling ATC they had a gear indication. The aircraft climbed to 4000 feet and entered a hold while working the checklists. The crew subsequently requested a low approach to runway 04R to have their nose landing gear inspected from the ground. Following the low approach tower reported the nose gear looked "fine". The aircraft climbed again to 4000 feet and positioned for a full stop landing on runway 04L. On final approach the passengers were instructed to take their brace positions, the aircraft touched down on the center line of runway 04L and rolled out safely.

US Media claim the aircraft landed half on Asphalt and half on grass.

The airline reported the crew suspected a mechanical problem but completed a safe landing. The passengers disembarked normally.

The occurrence aircraft returned to service about 41 hours after landing.

Related NOTAM:
!DTW 06/421 DTW RWY 04L/22R CLSD 2206231715-2206231800
Ah yikes, I'd love to try when I get back from STL if you're willing, but if you're closer to the airport and getting poor signal I might have to wait a bit lol
Aviation Audio Clips / N52854 KAUS Lady Bird Lake Crash
« Last post by Fryy - Avocado Flight on June 25, 2022, 03:49:39 PM »
A Cessna 206, Texas game warden, smoke and zero visibility in cockpit. Ditched into Lady Bird Lake.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said a game warden pilot was involved in a plane crash Thursday at Lady Bird Lake in Austin.
“We are gathering more information about the status of the pilot and the airplane,” the state agency said.
The Austin Travis County EMS and Austin Fire Department responded to the crash shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday just west of the I-35 bridge.
Officials said the “small plane” was only occupied by the pilot when it crashed into the lake. No others in the lake were injured during the crash.
Officials described the pilot as “experienced.” According to investigators, the game warden was conducting a test flight after some routine maintenance on the 2009 Cessna T206 plane when the aircraft started experiencing problems.
The pilot was transported to a nearby hospital with “potentially serious injuries.”

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