Message from Dave Rankin

July 2022 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.

July is here already!

We’ve been busy with certification work for our customers. You may have seen our press release in AvWeek or AIN for the Premier LED lighting upgrade STC that we completed for Wichita Aerospace.

We are nearing completion of several more STCs and approved model list extensions to existing STCs. Not only do your benefit from our certification expertise, but we work to inform the aviation community about your products and services certified by the Peregrine team!

Have a relaxing and safe 4th of July and we look forward to solving your engineering and certification needs. Give us a call and learn how the Peregrine team can help certify your aircraft upgrades, products and services.

Send us a message to find out how the Peregrine advantage can help you meet your operational needs!


FAA Announces Path Forward on 5G

From the 17 June HAI Washington Update


Today, in the fourth FAA 5G Roundtable, it was announced that Verizon and AT&T have agreed to extend, by one year, certain voluntary mitigations that were set to expire on Jul. 5. In a statement that was released at the conclusion of the meeting, FAA lays out a retrofit schedule for Part 121 carriers. Radio altimeter manufactures are producing filters that reduce 5G interference, and operators have begun placing purchase orders. These filters will be necessary for thousands of aircraft in the US Part 121 fleet to retain access at many airports across the country. HAI, other aviation stakeholders, Verizon, and AT&T, as well as top officials at the FAA have been working together in the 5G Roundtables to coordinate on this path forward and other solutions necessary to maintain safety of the National Airspace System. HAI will continue to keep its members updated on the developments related to the 5G Roundtable discussions and provide details on the implications to the vertical lift community.

Read FAA’s release here.

GAMA Publishes First Quarter 2022 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report

Turboprop airplane deliveries saw the largest percentage year-over-year increase at 31.0% with 110 units during the first quarter. When compared to the first quarter of 2021, piston airplane shipments increased 13.9% with 263 units while business jet shipments increased 4.4% with 118 units.

“It is reassuring to see aircraft deliveries continue to show strong progress as we emerge from impacts of the pandemic,” said GAMA President & CEO, Pete Bunce. “It is especially encouraging to see piston airplane deliveries continue their positive trajectory and exceed last year’s numbers as well as the first quarter numbers of 2020 and 2019. This report shows increasing light airplane deliveries from a number of companies that have leveraged the new CS/Part 23 airworthiness standards for both new aircraft models and upgrades. The upward trajectory in light airplane segment is attributable to the regulatory reforms undertaken by several regulatory bodies that enable new technology and new aircraft and entrants. We are optimistic that further implementation of these standards across global regulators will continue to advance safety while bringing new and exciting aircraft to the GA market.”

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released its report of general aviation aircraft shipments and billings through the first quarter of 2022.
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