Sun ‘n Fun 2016 presented the opportunity to see some really interesting things, and a hopped-up Cessna 182 on floats, called the Wipaire Boss 182 Amphibious, runs pretty high on the list for displaying the, “Right stuff.”
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The Solar Impulse-2 crew alerted ANN, early Saturday morning, that it’s next step in their trek around the world was about to depart Tulsa, Oklahoma, and head for Dayton, Ohio. They departed Tulsa at 4:22am local time and, after a successful flight, landed at Dayton International Airport 16 ½ hours later. Si2 spent a week at the Tulsa International Airport until a clear weather window allowed them to continue their flights across the United States. The selection of Dayton, which was the home of Orville and Wilbur Wright, seems most apropos. Bell Helicopter has announced plans to relocate several programs in order to optimize manufacturing capabilities across multiple Bell Helicopter facilities. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X final assembly in Lafayette, Louisiana, will relocate to the company’s Mirabel As
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The FAA recently released a study of scheduled and non-scheduled air operators which was mandated by Congress as part of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. According to the report, there are 2,155 charter operators utilizing 10,655 aircraft. Seventy percent of charter fleet is helicopters and piston or turboprop airplanes. Charter aircraft serve more than 3,000 airports, and most charter establishments average 19 employees, have one or two aircraft and less than $2.5 million in annual revenues. It is often been said in scientific research that learning what does not work is a step to learning solutions. When SpaceX stuck the landing of its main booster on a platform in the Pacific Ocean following their most recent launch, it appears the booste
Preparing For Arrival Of The Aircraft At McConnell AFB
A group of total force Airmen has been selected to participate in the initial operational test and evaluation of the KC-46 Pegasus as the Air Force prepares for the tanker’s arrival at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas.
NetJets Europe has unveiled a key investment in the London private aviation market, through a partnership with The London Heliport, which is the only Heliport in the city certified by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The Heliport will be known as NetJets London Heliport and will feature extensive branding for both NetJets and its sister company, Executive Jet Management Europe (EJME), within the building and around the landing site.
Anti-Skid Braking System Recently Recently Received FAA STC
Banyan Air Service has been approved as an authorized dealer and installation facility for Advent Aircraft System’s recent FAA STC for the advanced-technology GPS/digital anti-skid braking system (Advent eABS). This STC is for Beechcraft King Air B300/B300C equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line GPS 4000S or Garmin G1000/430W/530W avionics.