Aerojet, under contract to the U.S. Air Force Research
Laboratory (AFRL), recently completed ground testing of an advanced
Scramjet (supersonic combustion ramjet) engine combustor
demonstrating a new thermal management approach.
Bombardier Aerospace today celebrated another major milestone in
the CSeries aircraft program as construction got under way on its
new state-of-the-art aircraft wing manufacturing and assembly
facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Carter Aviation Technologies LLC (Carter) of Wichita Falls,
Texas said Monday that they have completed negotiations with AAI
Corporation on an exclusive licensing agreement for Unmanned
Aircraft Systems (UAS) using Carter's revolutionary Slowed
Rotor/Compound (SR/C) Aircraft Technology.
Boeing announced two orders for its workhorse Next-Generation
737-800 at the Dubai Airshow Tuesday. Tassili Airlines of Algeria
placed its first order for Boeing airplanes with a signed deal for
four of the aircraft, and Air Algerie will order seven
The Allied Pilots Association (APA) issued a statement of
support Monday for the 800 pilots of Finnair, represented by the
Finnish Airline Pilots’ Association (Suomen
Liikennelentäjäliitto, SLL). The Finnair pilots went on
strike at one minute past midnight Monday morning.
Third Country To Contract With Pilatus for Turbine
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd announced Monday that the United Arab
Emirates (UAE) Air Force & Air Defense (AF&AD) has entered
into a contract in excess of $500 million to procure a fleet of 25
PC-21 turboprop aircraft, together with an integrated ground based
training system comprehensive logistics support .
Latin American Low-Cost Carrier Adopts SAFUG Guidelines
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., a low-cost and low-fare
airline in Latin America, has joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel
Users Group (SAFUG), which unites airlines and technology providers
in a joint drive to accelerate the development of new, sustainable
aviation fuels for commercial use.
Latest Manufacturing Contract With McStarlite Company For A350
Airbus announced Tuesday it has awarded the contract for the
manufacturing of high tech inlet lipskins for the A350 XWB to the
California-based McStarlite Company, a producer of aircraft engine
nacelle lipskins. Lipskins, are the engine nacelle leading
U.K. Facility Completes Comprehensive Modification To Extend
Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) says it has begun a
project to enhance a fleet of Hawker 700 aircraft that are actively
operated by a government agency. The recent completion of the
first aircraft marked what HBS says is one of the most
comprehensive Hawker 700 modifications in the company's
Mooney Owners Have Growing Network From Which To Choose
Lycoming Engines has named Lycoming Authorized Service Centers
the sole installers for its newest Echelon supplemental type
certificate (STC), which covers the Mooney M20E, M20F and M20J. The
announcement was made Monday.
Learjet Debuts Two New Interior Designs Featuring Flexibility and Comfort
On October 19th, Bombardier Aerospace announced the debut of two new cabin configurations available on its Learjet 60 XR aircraft. The interior upgrades, the Signature Series Red and the Signature Series Black, were available for viewing at the Orlando Executive Airport throughout the 2009 NBAA Convention. In an effort to bring the large cabin concept to a midsize jet, Learjet developed the interiors with increased functionality and flexible design as priority.
AOPA President Asks Industry Leaders about the Challenges on Capital Hill
On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their annual AOPA Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located in Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring the latest in G.A. technology.
AOPA President Asks Industry Leaders About the Challenges on
On November 5th through November 7th, 2009, AOPA held their
annual AOPA Aviation Summit at the Tampa Convention Center located
in Tampa, Florida. Over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts attended
various forums, speeches, as well as hundreds of booths featuring
the latest in G.A. technology.
Learjet Debuts Two New Interior Designs Featuring Flexibility and
On October 19th, Bombardier Aerospace announced the debut of two
new cabin configurations available on its Learjet 60 XR aircraft.
The interior upgrades, the Signature Series Red and the Signature
Series Black, were available for viewing at the Orlando Executive
Airport throughout the 2009 NBAA Convention.
Textron announced Monday that Fred Strader has been named
president and CEO of its Textron Systems segment, effective January
1, 2010. He succeeds Frank Tempesta who is retiring after 46 years
of outstanding service to Textron.
Wi-SKY Says "Black Box" Searches May Become Obsolete
Real-time wireless monitoring of CDR data is available for the
first time, according to Wi-SKY Inflight, which introduced the
technology Monday. The company says its 100 megabit-per-second
wireless data transfer makes early detection and cockpit coaching
for aircraft performance problems possible while still in
Focuses On Economic Outlook Of The Aviation Industry
NATA Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs Eric R.
Byer testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Aviation
Tuesday to discuss emergency measures that Congress can take to
assist the struggling aviation industry.
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Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters flown by the U.S. Army in the
Iraq and Afghanistan theaters of war have accumulated more than 1
million fleet flight hours without a single Class A material
failure with the aircraft, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. reported Tuesday
from the Dubai Air Show.
Imagine Your Caravan With A Hellfire Missile System
Alliant Techsystems has delivered a third AC-208B "Combat
Caravan" aircraft to the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission in
Kirkuk, Iraq. To date, ATK has delivered 11 modified C-208 aircraft
in support of U.S. Government contracts for rebuilding the Iraqi
Horizon Air and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) have
reached a tentative agreement on a proposed two-year contract for
the airline's 584 flight attendants. The existing contract became
amendable on Nov. 21, 2007.
"With record losses and record layoffs in aviation, some
in Congress have advocated re-regulation of the industry based on
its staggering losses and cuts in essential air service."
Source: Representative John Mica (R-FL).
Abbreviated IFR Flight
An authorization by ATC requiring pilots to submit only that
information needed for the purpose of ATC. It includes only a small
portion of the usual IFR flight plan information. In certain
instances, this may be only aircraft identification, location, and
A story today about Scramjet research sent us
off researching scramjets. In a Supersonic Combustion
Ramjet, oxygen needed by the engine to combust is taken from the
atmosphere passing through the vehicle, instead of from a tank