The General Aviation Joint Steering Committee identified loss of
control–inflight (LOC-I) as the number one cause of fatal
general aviation accidents over the last decade. Consequently, this
year’s FAASTeam Safety Standdown offers a multi-layered
approach to help pilots reduce the risk of an inflight loss of
Women in Aviation International (WAI) promises attendees at its
23rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference will be
informed and inspired by an exceptional lineup of speakers. This
year’s conference happens March 8-10 at the Hilton Anatole in
Flight Design has announced the appointment of Dave Armando as
Director of Maintenance for Flight Design USA. The Connecticut
company is the national importer for Flight Design GmbH, designer
and producer of the CT and MC series of Light-Sport Aircraft. The
German company is also developing a new four seat aircraft
CAPACG, AvConnect Analyzed Garmin G1000 Data Using Advance
The the first-ever detailed analysis of Garmin G1000 flight data
for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) has been completed
by CAPACG and AvConnect. This study is one task associated with a
multifaceted, FAA-funded research project – entitled the
General Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing Research
Project – through the Center for General Aviation
Formerly Served On House Appropriations Committee Staff
William Greenwalt has joined AIA as Vice President of
Acquisition Policy, bringing extensive procurement public policy
experience in both the legislative and executive branches to the
position. "Bill has tremendous experience in both government and
industry," said AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey.
NVG And Laser Defense 'Transform Night Operations'
At HAI's Heli-Expo 2012, Night Flight Concepts (NFC) says it
will showcase new night vision solution options that deliver
greater safety and performance. NFC’s new cost-effective NVG
Solution Bundles for NVG sustainment and Laser Armor Laser Defense
solutions for civil operators both promise to transform night
Outlines Initiatives For Improved Service On Avro RJ, Jetstream
A range of new contract wins across its Regional Aircraft
Support and Engineering businesses was announced by BAE Systems on
Friday. The regional jet maker also outlined new initiatives for
improved support offerings.
Satellites Will Boost To Orbit Aboard A Falcon 9 Rocket
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Asia Satellite
Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) unveiled an agreement
Wednesday for the launch two AsiaSat communications satellites
using SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket in 2014.
Heidi Williams Promoted To VP, Air Traffic Services And
AOPA has promoted Heidi Williams to Vice President, Air Traffic
Services and Modernization. Craig Spence, Vice President of
Operations and International Affairs, will continue to lead AOPA's
security advocacy efforts and will take on greater responsibilities
related to international activities.
NASA is seeking technology demonstration proposals for green
propellant alternatives to the highly toxic fuel hydrazine. As NASA
works with American companies to open a new era of access to space,
the agency seeks innovative and transformative fuels that are less
harmful to our environment.
As an airline known for often doing things their own way,
Southwest Airlines recently introduced Julie Weber as the new "Vice
President of People." In her new position, Weber is responsible for
all activities involved in bringing the right People into Southwest
Airlines; giving all Employees the opportunity for personal and
professional growth; and assuring quality and depth of Leadership
throughout the Company.
MT-Propeller Claims Increased Performance, Reduced Noise With
MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH has received an FAA STC for the
next generation 5-blade scimitar composite propeller
MTV-27-1-E-C-F-R(G)/CFRL250-55b on the Dornier Do228-100, -200
Series Series with the Engines Honeywell TPE331-5-252D,
TPE331-5B-252D or TPE331-10T-511D, TPE331-10P-511D. The
installation is certified by FAA STC No.SA03052NY.
Launch Customer For Garmin G5000H, 525 Relentless Joins Bell's
Ranks As Super Medium Helicopter
Promoted with a fair degree of showmanship, Bell Helicopter has
unveiled the first public view of what they call the world’s
first “super-medium” helicopter, the Bell 525
Relentless, early on the opening day of the 2012 Heli-Expo in
Dallas, Texas. “Today, we celebrate with our customers
– not only the launch of this new product – but the
result of our collective efforts to define a new class of
helicopter that raises the bar on innovation in the
industry,” said John Garrison, President & CEO, Bell
Also: More DA40's, SpaceX Tests Draco, NATA Hates Legal Abuse, AEA
Talks Rotors, Schumer Hates Helo's, Global's CH11, and M.I.T. In
Steve Appleton Lost In Lancair Crash
FAA Gets Reauthorized
FAA Mandated to Create UAV Rules
New CEO For HBC
Sierra Nevada Rebuts HBC
Cessna Latitude Gets More Range
787 Fuselage Repairs
DOT IG: Controller Shortage
Red Bull Stratos Jump Near
Seven Launch Customers Order A Whopping Total of 105
Eurocopter has shown off their latest variant in the
distinguished EC130 program, dubbed the EC130-T2. Enhancements to
comfort, operational performance and versatility provided the
foundation for this upgrade program. The EC130 T2 was revealed
during the 2012 Heli-Expo exhibition in Dallas, Texas, where
Eurocopter also announced seven launch customers for the
rotary-wing aircraft covering a total of 105 bookings: Maverick
Helicopters, Papillon Helicopters, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters,
Scandinavian Helicopter Group, Air Commander, Europavia and Enloe
Environmentalists are pushing the carbon agenda, but it could be
the US Navy which ends up leading breakthroughs to free us from
fossil fuels. The reasons have little to do with global warming,
and everything to do with military logistics.
Helos Will Work Brazilian Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms
Sikorsky Aircraft has sold Brazilian helicopter operator, Lider
Aviacao, S-92 helicopters. Lider will operate the aircraft
predominantly to serve the growing Petrobras demand for large
rotorcraft capable of transporting workers to offshore oil and gas
platforms. The three new aircraft will join Lider's existing fleet
of four S-92 helicopters and 42 Sikorsky S-76 helicopters serving
the offshore oil and gas market in Brazil.
The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers has
succeeded in getting the word "God" removed from the patch logo for
the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. A group of 35 GOP
lawmakers have written Air Force Secretary Michael Donley and Chief
of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz, urging them to put it back.
Van Horn Aviation Claims Increased Performance From New
Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) will display a
prototype of its new Bell 412/212 tail rotor blade here at
Heli-Expo. Designed by VHA engineers in collaboration with Bell
Helicopter Textron representatives, the new tail rotor blade is
predicted to increase tail rotor authority while reducing pilot
workload and eliminating inspections required by the current rotor
blade’s airworthiness directives (AD).
Boeing Has Approved Units As Alternative IRS Standby Power
Concorde Battery said in a news release Thursday that Boeing has
approved Concorde’s RG-150-1 & RG-150-2 battery packs as
alternative IRS standby power supplies for Boeing models 717 and
MD-90 Series. Concorde says its sealed lead acid recombinant gas
(RG), absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries are a more economical
solution with no maintenance requirements and reduced cost per
Gardner Aviation Services (GAS) Will Be Headquarters For New
Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) has launched a
Rotorcraft Services Division at its subsidiary Gardner Aviation
Services (GAS). This Division will provide Helicopter-specific
Avionics Upgrades/Installs, Airframe Maintenance, and MRO services
at GAS' 35,000 square foot facilities located at the Atlanta
Regional Airport (KFFC), in Peachtree City, GA.
CAEA Aviation To Become Exclusive Chinese Sales Agent
Piaggio Aero and CAEA (Beijing) Aviation Investment Co., Ltd.
officially announced at the Singapore Air Show their agreement for
the sale of the first two P.180 Avanti II aircraft in China. The
aircraft will be delivered in Beijing in July 2012 and will be
operated in China following Piaggio Aero’s CAAC Certification
that was obtained in October 2011.
Replaces Existing Transponders With Upgraded Units
AN STC to install ADS-B Out on Falcon 50EX aircraft equipped
with ProLine 4 avionics has been issued to the jet manufacturer.
With this STC, Falcon operators can take advantage of the safety
and operational improvements of the new technology before the
mandated compliance dates set by airworthiness authorities.
Aero Linx: American Helicopter
Society (AHS) International
The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International is the
world's premier vertical flight technical society. Since its
inception in 1943, AHS has been a major force in the advancement of
the global rotorcraft industry. AHS works to affect change to
benefit the industry and create recognition of the benefits of
vertical flight. AHS leads advocacy efforts to Capitol Hill, the
Pentagon, FAA, and the public. We are pushing for the advancement
of future vertical lift.
A characteristic of all rotating bodies. When a force is applied
to the periphery of a rotating body parallel to its axis of
rotation, the rotating body will tilt in the direction of the
applied force 90° later in the plane of rotation.
"I’ve set five goals for the Navy, the biggest of
which and we’re going to meet these goals is that by 2020 at
least half of all energy that the Navy uses, both afloat and
ashore, will come from non fossil fuel sources."
Source: Ray Mabus, Secretary of the
Navy... who has formed a belief that freeing the US military
from the constraints of the world petroleum supply will be crucial
to preserving its ability to act when necessary.