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December 09, 2012

AdvAero Piaggio Avanti First To Be Equipped For LPV

Universal Avionics' WAAS/SBAS-FMS Recently Installed On the Airplane

A Piaggio P.180 Avanti belonging to Advanced Aerospace Solutions (AdvAero) has become the first of the airplanes to be outfitted with Universal Avionic's WAAS/SBAS-capable UNS-1Ew Flight Management System (FMS) and LP/LPV Monitor. Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2), a Universal Avionics Authorized Dealer, performed the upgrade at their Toronto, Canada, Pearson International Airport location.

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Army Developing Next-Generation Surveillance Aircraft

Initial Low-Rate Production Expected To Begin Next Fiscal Year

Army scientists, engineers and program developers are making substantial progress building and integrating a technically sophisticated battlefield surveillance aircraft called Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System in a laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, service officials said.

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Atlas Air Worldwide Takes Delivery Of Seventh Boeing 747-8 Freighter

Airplane Placed Into Service With DHL Express

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has taken delivery of its seventh Boeing 747-8 Freighter aircraft and placed it into service with DHL Express.

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Delta Connection FAs Request Release To Strike

Negotiations With Compass Airlines Reportedly Reach Stalemate

Compass Airlines flight attendants have requested a proffer of arbitration from the National Mediation Board (NMB), indicating willingness to strike should management fail to negotiate a new agreement for the airline's nearly 450 flight attendants.

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French Ramjet Testing And Development Consolidated In Three-Way Deal

MBDA Acquires Roxel's Ramjet Integration And Testing

The ramjet integration and testing activities of Roxel France was acquired by MBDA France on December 1. This development - which does not include Roxel’s ramjet integral booster or thermostructural materials activities - follows the signing of an agreement between MBDA and Herakles (a subsidiary of Safran group), equal joint shareholders of the Roxel group.

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JLENS Simultaneously Tracks Swarming Boats, Cars, Aircraft

Airborne System Proves Ability To Defend Congested Vital Waterways

Swarming boats operating in highly-trafficked strategic waterways will soon be easier to detect, target and engage. During a recent test, a Raytheon Company JLENS simultaneously detected and tracked double-digit swarming boats, hundreds of cars and trucks, non-swarming boats and manned and unmanned aircraft.

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AeroVironment To Offer Tier II VTOL UAS

Makes Strategic Investment In CybAero AB

AeroVironment has entered into a strategic relationship with Sweden-based CybAero AB to develop and distribute a Tier II vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system in response to unmet requirements from multiple customers. The relationship gives AeroVironment exclusive rights to provide CybAero AB systems to United States customers and to government customers in NATO and other countries.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.09.12): High Speed Taxiway

High Speed Taxiway A long radius taxiway designed and provided with lighting or marking to define the path of aircraft, traveling at high speed (up to 60 knots), from the runway center to a point on the center of a taxiway. Also referred to as long radius exit or turn?off taxiway. The high speed taxiway is designed to expedite aircraft turning off the runway after landing, thus reducing runway occupancy time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.09.12)

Aero Linx: The National Airline History Museum The National Airline History Museum is excited and proud to be heading into our Silver Anniversary. We have come a long way in 25 years. What started with two men sitting in an airport office dreaming of how to restore a Lockheed Constellation has grown into a National museum with international ties. With 25 years under our belt, it is now time to look forward to the next 25 years!

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.09.12)

“We’re privileged at Universal to have been selected to provide the FMS solution that the AdvAero team of test pilots and engineers will use in this unique platform for developing and testing new cockpit technologies. Special-use aircraft are a core focus for us...” Source: Norm Matheis, Universal’s Regional Sales Manager for Canada, following the announcement of a Universal Avionics' WAAS/SBAS-FMS having recently been installed on a Piaggio P.180 Avanti belonging to Advanced Aerospace Solutions (AdvAero).

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AD: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2012-23-07

PRODUCT: All Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (ECD) Model EC135 helicopters, except the EC 135 P2+ and T2+.

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