Training Begins With The Full Flight Simulator For Pilots Flying The ATR 600 Series Aircraft
ATR's newest flight training center in Singapore is now officially approved by EASA and is ready to start training courses shortly. The center will provide a high level of training programs from flight crew type rating through recurrent training to differences courses.
Additive Manufacturing To Enhance GE Production Capability
GE Aviation has acquired the assets of Morris Technologies, and its sister company, Rapid Quality Manufacturing, precision manufacturing companies operating in suburban Cincinnati, OH. Terms were not disclosed.
Battalions Qualified With Individual Aircraft Weapons Systems
The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade began its transition from a force-generating build-up into a training phase, in accordance with Army Force Generation model, with its first aerial gunnery at Yakima (WA) Training Center from Oct. 7 to Nov. 8.
Wants To Operate Flights In Canada With Challenger 300 Aircraft
Marshall Executive Aviation is advancing work to obtain a Canadian Foreign Air Operator’s Certificate (FAOC) to enable the company to operate flights in Canada with its Challenger 300. The move follows the grant of an AOC extension this summer enabling the aircraft to operate to North and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Russia as well as the popular European destinations.
Enormous 'Planet' Falls Just Short Of Mass Required To Generate Fusion
Astronomers using infrared data from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii have discovered a "super-Jupiter" around the bright star Kappa Andromedae, which now holds the record for the most massive star known to host a directly imaged planet or lightweight brown dwarf companion. Designated Kappa Andromedae b (Kappa And b, for short), the new object has a mass about 12.8 times greater than Jupiter's.
A recent efficiency review showed that the TSA's canine breeding program at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX, was appropriated $1.8 million dollars for FY 2012. It was determined that the program is important, but also that further investments would need to be made to take the breeding program to the next level.
High Resolution And Increased Computing Power Designed To Give Field Commanders An Edge
Charles River Analytics has unveiled its "Compact Aerial Video Exploitation (CAVE)", a follow on contract for the Office of Naval Research (ONR). CAVE is an integrated hardware/software system designed to process high-resolution video data at full video-rate onboard a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Complements Exclusive Nine-Year Heavy Maintenance Agreement Signed Earlier This Year
Indianapolis-based Republic Airlines has enrolled 32 Q400 aircraft in Bombardier's Smart Parts cost protection program. The move firms up the agreement in principle announced earlier this year in conjunction with an exclusive maintenance contract for the same aircraft with work performed at Bombardier’s Macon, GA, and Tucson, AZ, service centers.
Orbit Uses EEG Headset To Transmit To The Aircraft
An RC helicopter that is controlled by an operator wearing an EEG headset is making some waves on the Internet this holiday shopping season, though it may not make it to market in time to wind up under some Christmas trees.
TrueNorth Pushes Airborne Communications To New Levels
I've heard it said that the concept of a true evolution starts, first, with a number of smaller 'revolutions' -- and once you reach critical mass, true change is possible. If that's the case, then it appears that the BizAv community is one step closer to the Transformational change that most agree is needed for it to survive.
TrueNorth Pushes Airborne Communications To New Levels
I've heard it said that the concept of a true evolution starts, first, with a number of smaller 'revolutions' -- and once you reach critical mass, true change is possible. If that's the case, then it appears that the BizAv community is one step closer to the Transformational change that most agree is needed for it to survive. The latest revolution in BizAv comes courtesy of TrueNorth Avionics, which announced at NBAA2012 that its TrueNorth Stylus Handset is now shipping, and ready for purchase and immediate delivery.
Initial Response From Readers and LSA Veterans... "Overwhelming"
Well... we waited a while to get started on the next generation of the SportPlane Resource Guide... over a decade, actually, and we're more than pleased to see that our sense of timing is RIGHT on the mark. After the meltdown of much of the kit industry that so populated sport aviation in the 80s and 90s, there is NO question that the very nature of the sport aviation world has not only changed... but can expect much more of the same. But, as we have previously noted, if there is a true focal point for possible/positive change, it belongs to the much hyped and poorly marketed LSA industry... a business that is regrettably filled with confusion, bizarre hype, amateurism, unfulfilled promises and yet...
Low-Cost Carrier Involved In Dispute With Airport Operator
Ryanair announced on Thursday that it will be cutting its Budapest base by 40 percent with the closure of 10 routes and loss of over 280 weekly flights beginning January 10, 2013. Ryanair cites increased charges at the Hochtief-run airport, which the airline also says refused to provide efficient facilities and failed to offer a competitive cost base for future growth offered by Ryanair.
Pilot Reported Loss Of Engine Oil Pressure, CAP System Deployed
The NTSB's preliminary report in an accident involving a modified Cirrus SR22 airplane in Arizona last week adds details to published media reports about the incident. In the preliminary report, the board indicates that the pilot heard a "loud pop" about four minutes prior to seeing an annunciator light indicating an oil pressure problem with the airplane. The CAP system allowed the pilot to escape the incident with only minor injuries.
Seiko Fukuoka Beats Previous Record By More Than 12 Miles
Woman's paragliding champion Seiko Fukuoka has set a new world's record for women during a completion held this week in Brazil. Fukuoka beat the previous record by more than 20 miles in a flight lasting just over 10 hours.
Unmanned System Will Prepare Warfighters For Tomorrow's Threats
The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group marked an important milestone in continuing to prepare the warfighter for tomorrow's threats as the first QF-16 drone arrived for developmental testing at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, Nov. 19.
Claims Breach Of Contract For Sale Of Defective Jet Engine Parts
The First Amended Complaint in a lawsuit filed on June 4th of this year by aviation company GA Telesis, LLC against GKN Aerospace Chem-Tronics, Inc., has been presented to the court, claiming breach of contract and for failure to pay money owed.
Configuration in which one celestial body is opposite another in the sky. A planet is in opposition when it is 180 degrees away from the sun as viewed from another planet (such as Earth). For example, Saturn is at opposition when it is directly overhead at midnight on Earth.
Aero Linx: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada is dedicated to the advancement of astronomy and allied sciences. Research and observing of planets, stars, stellar phenomena, galaxies and other celestial bodies and the abatement of light pollution arekey activities. The RASC publishes the Observer's handbook, the JRASC, andBeginners Observing Guide.
"The work done prior to today and the test work that is forthcoming will enable the Air Force to transition from a 3rd generation, Vietnam-era aerial target performance to 4th generation threat replication and beyond.
Source: Lt. Col. Lance Wilkins, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron commander, as the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group marked an important milestone in continuing to prepare the warfighter for tomorrow's threats as the first QF-16 drone arrived for developmental testing at Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, Nov. 19.