Message from Dave Rankin

February 2023 Message from David Rankin, Founder & President, on behalf of the Peregrine team

Give us a call or send us a message – we’d be happy to discuss with you how we can support you in meeting your customers needs and expectations.

Happy February!

2023 offers new challenges and opportunities for all of us in the aviation business. We are pleased to announce our latest STC, ST01999WI, covering the installation of True Blue Power TB40 main ship battery in the Beech 400A aircraft. This is another project that we have completed for Mid-Continent Instruments/True Blue Power.

We also would like to highlight another aspect of our capabilities, the development of serial number specific engineering data packages. We created a data package for a cockpit upgrade of P-51 “Ain’t Misbehavin’”. This approach can streamline complex, multi-system installation, avoiding inevitable delays using the flied approval process.

Not only can you count on Peregrine’s expertise in developing accurate and thorough engineering and documentation, but your aircraft can return to service even more quickly.

No matter the complexity, we are eager to deliver solutions to manufacturers, shops and operators accurately and at with the best value.

We will be at AEA Orlando 2023, Booth 731 with some exciting news! Be sure and stop by at the show or call us anytime.  You can also send us a note by clicking here.

FAA mandates 5G-tolerant altimeters, warns of ‘catastrophic incident’

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to require all transport aircraft have updated altimeters by February 2024, citing concern about a potential “catastrophic incident” caused by interference from new 5G networks.

The agency proposed new altimeter standards in a January 9 regulatory filing, saying the move responds to some 100 reports of potential 5G interference.

“As the flight crew becomes more desensitised to erroneous warnings, they are less likely to react to an accurate warning, negating the safety benefits of the warning altogether and likely leading to a catastrophic incident,” the proposal says…

Read the complete “FAA mandates 5G-tolerant altimeters” article.

Read the proposed rule here.

GAMA Releases Third Quarter 2022 Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) published the Third Quarter 2022 General Aviation Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report. The aircraft manufacturing industry’s results for the first nine months of 2022, when compared to the same period in 2021, point to increasing aircraft deliveries across all segments along with an increase in the overall value of the aircraft shipments.

“Demand for general aviation aircraft remains hardy as our industry continues to strategically navigate ongoing challenges, which include issues with supply chain and workforce shortages within our industry and within global regulatory authorities. Deliveries are converging on, and in some cases surpassing, the levels we were experiencing prior to the pandemic, which is a testament to the strength of our industry and the importance and utility of general and business aviation,” said GAMA President and CEO, Pete Bunce. “As we look to the future, we must focus attention on the need for training of the regulator workforce and leveraging of bi-lateral safety agreements between regulatory bodies to improve both certification and validation processes. At the same time our industry will continue to foster the momentum we have created on addressing environmental issues, which includes advancing technology that improves efficiencies of aircraft and operations; supporting the production, distribution and uptake of SAF; and futher developing hydrogen, electric and hybrid propulsion — all of which are important to meeting our business aviation commitment of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

Peregrine is well placed to help you with your aircraft engineering needs, from environmental systems to avionics upgrades, and everything in between.