Standard On Piper Matrix, Available On Other Fixed- And
Avidyne Corporation announced Sunday its TWX670 Tactical Weather
Detection system -- the first color, real-time, lightning-based
tactical weather avoidance system for general aviation aircraft --
has received European Technical Standards Order (ETSO)
authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Avidyne received Technical Standard Order acceptance from the US
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last year.
Bangalore-Based Aviators India Takes Two Phenom 100s
Last week, Embraer disclosed a contract with Indian business
aviation solutions company Aviators India Pvt. Ltd. for two Phenom
100 executive jets, totaling US$ 5.96 million, at list price. This
order, announced at the Extravaganza Mumbai 2008, February 22-23,
in India, is already included in Embraer’s firm order
backlog. Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2009.
Aero-News has learned global offshore helicopter service
provider CHC Helicopter Corporation will be acquired by a fund
managed by First Reserve Corporation, a leading private equity firm
that specializes in the energy industry. The all-cash transaction
amounts to Canadian $3.7 billion ($3.656B US), making it the
largest-ever buyout in the oilfield services industry.
Will Develop Advanced Silicon Carbide Digital Sensor
INPROX Technology Corporation (ITC) recently told ANN it has
entered into a Space Act Agreement (SAA) with NASA's Glenn Research
Center to develop advanced silicon carbide (SiC) based position
sensors aimed at potential uses in future space flight, turbine
engine controls and automotive engine applications.
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is a living museum featuring the
aircraft used by Canadians or Canada's Military from the beginning
of World War II up to the present. The Museum's collection includes
aircraft that really fly and several that remain on static display
and are interactive workshops.
Accelerated Stalls can occur at higher-than-normal airspeeds due
to abrupt and/or excessive control applications. These stalls may
occur in steep turns, pull-ups, or other abrupt changes in flight
"I think that people remember a time some years ago
when missile defense was extremely controversial and a lot of
people questioned whether it would work or not, and there was
always a struggle in the Congress to get money for missile defense.
One of the significant changes that has taken place in Washington
over the past few years has been a general recognition that the
development of the system has proceeded, that it does have
capability, and that it is increasingly sophisticated in terms of
the kind of challenges that it may be able to beat -- although it
still (is) very much designed for a very limited kind of
Source: Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates,
speaking to reporters following last week's successful shootdown of