Sign An Agreement To Exchange Ideas, Information, Skills, And Techniques
The FAA and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) have signed a Declaration of Cooperation to promote the development and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the United States and Spain. The Declaration was signed by Carey Fagan, FAA Executive Director for International Affairs, and Isabel Maestre Moreno, Director of AESA.
LEAP Engine Orders Soar, Valued At $23.5 Billion At List Price
The past year proved to be outstanding for CFM International (CFM), with the company logging orders for 898 commercial, military and spare CFM56 engines and firm orders and commitments for more than 1,100 LEAP engines for a combined value of $23.5 billion U.S. at list price.
Names Three Favored Sites, Plus Two In Thames Estuary
Consultants working for the city of London have identified three possible sites for a new major hub airport, and have not ruled out two additional sites in the Thames Estuary. The consultants were working in conjunction with London Mayor Boris Johnson. The group has ruled out any fourth runway at Heathrow.
An F-35A Lightning II conventional takeoff and landing aircraft, known as AF-1, completed its final test mission for clean wing flutter recently. Flutter testing was conducted to ensure the jet’s structure could withstand various aerodynamic loads verifying the F-35A’s design.
Manufacturers Ramping Up Production To Meet New Airplane Orders
New analysis indicates that the global commercial aircraft gas turbine engine market will reach a value of $24.6 billion in 2013, as engine manufacturers seek to up their production rates to meet the demand from airlines for new aircraft by providing engines which improve flight performance and meet noise and environmental regulations.
Meridian Helicopters, a subsidiary of the Cadorath Group, has moved into a new facility in Lafayette, Louisiana. Meridian Helicopters provides reworked parts distribution support, consulting, brokering and technical support for the global Bell Helicopter network.
Aviation headset manufacturer Lightspeed Aviation has released FlightLink 1.2, an upgrade to its free app that turns iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches into cockpit voice recorders. The new version includes a file compression feature that makes audio files both smaller and compatible with a wider variety of audio management software.
Off-Duty Flight Attendants Reportedly Live It Up On Deadhead Flight
British Airways officials are investigating an incident in which a group of off-duty flight attendants reportedly caused a scene in the First and Club premium cabins while on a flight from London to Washington, D.C.
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The General Aviation Manufacturers Association released the 2012 year-end shipments of general aviation airplanes. GAMA also expanded the data to include delivery data for helicopter manufacturers. Over the weekend Boeing performed a successful test flight with one of its 787 test flight aircraft as part of the ongoing investigation into the Dreamliner's APU battery issues. Test flights with the 787 were authorized Thursday by FAA Administrator Michael Huerta and DOT Secretary Ray LaHood. The first of 16 completed S-92
Airline's Boards Expected To Meet Wednesday To Discuss The Marriage
A merger between American Airlines, which has been working its way through bankruptcy for more than a year, and US Airways, which underwent a similar process in 2004, may be announced Thursday, sources close to the discussions said Monday.
Fiber-Like Formations Grow As Batteries Charge, Discharge
Tiny fiber-like formations known as 'dendrites' that are created and grow as lithium-ion batteries charge and discharge are among the potential culprits in a battery failures that have caused the entire fleet of Boeing 787s to be grounded.
Program Rated Operationally Suitable And Effective Following Successful Test And Evaluation
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye has been approved to enter full-rate production by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). This decision follows a report where the E-2D was declared operationally suitable and effective, following a successful 10-month initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) conducted by the U.S. Navy.
Gift Enhances Aerospace Engineering Education And Research Programs
Daytona Beach, Fla., Feb. 11, 2013 – In a ceremony today at its Daytona Beach, FL, campus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University officially took delivery of two turbofan engines donated by leading aircraft engine maker Pratt & Whitney to enhance aerospace engineering education at the university.
NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) roared into space at 1302 EST Monday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The LDCM spacecraft separated from the rocket 79 minutes after launch and the first signal was received 3 minutes later at a ground station in Svalbard, Norway.
Award To Be Presented By Snap-On At AviationPros Live Conference, March 13-14, in Las Vegas
More than 30 aviation maintenance teams from around the world will be vying for the inaugural William O'Brien Trophy for Aviation Tech Excellence, presented by Snap-on, at the AviationPros Live Conference, being held March 13-14 in Las Vegas.
"The U.S. is committed to making aviation as clean and as energy efficient as possible, as part of our NextGen air traffic modernization goals. Spain also has an ambitious and innovative alternative jet fuels R&D program.” Source: Deputy Secretary of Transportation John D. Porcari.