Garmin International has unveiled a new Helicopter Terrain
Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) for the GNS 430W/530W series
navigators. HTAWS is available as an option on newly purchased
systems or as a field upgrade for current owners.
Garmin International took the wraps off the G500H on Thursday
afternoon, an all-glass avionics system designed specifically for
the VFR Part 27 helicopter market. The G500H is a derivative of the
G600 and G500 for the fixed-wing market.
Aspen Avionics Announces STC, Developed By Keystone
Aspen Avionics said Tuesday that an STC for installation of the
Aspen EFD1000H into the Bell 206 and Bell 407 model helicopters has
been approved by the FAA. This STC was developed in partnership
with Keystone Helicopters.
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Weeklong Academy One Of America's Leading Civic Education
Twenty-four of the Civil Air Patrol's top cadets from across the
nation are gaining a head start in their public service careers by
participating in one of America's leading civic education
activities, the Civic Leadership Academy, from Feb. 20-27 in
4-Year-Old Son Was Required To Remove Leg Braces To Clear
Nearly a year after the fact, TSA has issued an apology to a
Pennsylvania family who say their physically-challenged son was
required to remove his leg braces before clearing security on a
trip to Florida last March.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the FAA entered into a
Memorandum of Agreement Tuesday for the installation of a Runway
Safety Status Lights (RWSL) system at Los Angeles International
Airport (LAX). This agreement augments a prototype system that was
installed June 2009.
Culminates Eight Months Of Training In Upgraded Aircraft
The "Shadowhawks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 held a
flyover and a ceremony commemorating their designation of "Safe for
Flight" in the EA-18G Growler on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey
Island in Oak Harbor, WA, February 12.
Traditional Meets Tomorrow In 1930's Style Biplane
WACO Classic Aircraft says it has produced a first for single
engine General Aviation, an all glass panel aircraft, the WACO YMF
open cockpit biplane. This plane is completely without a single
round or analog gauge.
Tom Heck Details the Advantages of the ValuePlus Program and Process
After building and maintaining more than 5,700 Citations to date, the employees at each Citation Service Center understand the level of expertise it takes to build a quality Cessna aircraft. It’s no wonder, then, that many customers turn to Cessna’s ValuePlus program when looking to refurbish or buy a pre-owned Citation. When the aircraft is returned to the Cessna factory, over 20 individuals dedicate their attention to the Citation’s refurbishment process including maintenance technicians, designers, and engineers.
Congress Will Be Watching Closely As It Ponders NASA's
March 22 could be a make-or-break day for not only the fledgling
commercial space company SpaceX, but also for the fate of NASA's
budget before the United States Congress. That is the day the
154-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket is set to be launched for the first
time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Think Again. TSA Is Taking Random Explosive Swabs From
Saying the current technology is unable to spot the kinds of
explosives allegedly used by Farouk Abdulmutallab in an attempt to
bring down an airliner on Christmas Day, TSA has been testing a
program in five airports in which they roll an explosives detection
machine around the gate area.
The fourth Boeing Dreamlifter (registry N718BA) – the
final airplane in a fleet of specially modified 747-400s –
entered service today. Dreamlifters transport the large composite
structures of the 787 Dreamliner from partners around the world to
Everett, WA for final assembly.
Reports Over 550 Letters Sent To Congress Through Advocacy
NATCA says that pilots and aviation stakeholders from Ohio and
other locations around the country affected by the possibility of
losing local air traffic control radar services have sent over 550
letters to their members of Congress through a special advocacy
The airborne communications company Aircell announced the
appointment of Michael J. Small to the position of President and
CEO Tuesday. Ron LeMay, current President and CEO, will return to
the position of Chairman of the Board previously held prior to July
"We stand with pilots, airport directors and all local
aviation stakeholders who are opposed to the FAA's moves without
having a say in the matter through a collaborative, transparent
process." Source: NATCA Executive Vice
President Trish Gilbert.
An action taken to transfer the radar identification of an
aircraft from one controller to another if the aircraft will enter
the receiving controller's airspace and radio communications with
the aircraft will be transferred.
While Nexrad and Nowrad are becoming more common in aircraft
cockpits, many airplanes still carry radar equipment on board.
Here's a site explaining how airborne weather radar works, from the
basics of radar technology to the nitty-gritty of how the data is
processed and displayed.