Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp Runs On Swift's
A company based in the Purdue Research Park has completed an
informal round of testing of its high-octane, unleaded, sustainable
aviation gasoline in an unmodified World War II-era radial engine.
More than 100 gallons of Swift Enterprises' 100SF powered an
unmodified Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine during
three days of testing conducted at Anderson Aeromotive Inc. in
Airport Commissioner Wrote FAA About Possible Grant
Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commissioner John Washington filed a
complaint with the FAA after the Scottsdale, Arizona City Council
voted to green-light a 240-unit apartment building just 3,600 feet
off the north end of runway 3. In response, Scottsdale Mayor Jim
Lane has called for his resignation.
Education Sessions Will Be Offered Throughout The Day
The Southeast Aviation Show will be held on October 29 at the
Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) in South Carolina. The event,
hosted by the South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA), will
showcase the latest aviation products, a static aircraft display
and educational sessions.
Garmin Touts Industry-Leading Safety Enhancements and Global
Garmin says it has received the European Aviation Safety
Agency’s validation of the US Supplemental Type Certificate
for the installation of Garmin’s Electronic Stability and
Protection (ESP) and Iridium datalink in G1000-equipped King Air
200 and B200 models. These technologies offer pilots unique
safety-enhancing capabilities such as stability augmentation, an
onboard worldwide datalink weather solution and a variety of voice
and data services.
Independent Online reports that a Yak 52 lost air pressure
in its pneumatic braking system during a takeoff run at South
Africa's Virginia Airport on Saturday. The plane, which relies on
differential braking for steering on the ground, then plowed
nose-first into the parked Meridian's wing.
Mighty Lycoming Keeps The GA World Roaring Along...
Lycoming announced its plan to bring integrated electronic
engine management to its legacy aircraft engine lineup a few years
ago, and what has become known as the IE2 engine series is now
coming to market and attracting OEM development partners. At EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, Lycoming's Michael Kraft, then VP of
Engineering, explained that this was not just electronic engine
management slapped on a "Lycosaurus," but a completely integrated
system which promised electronic control of fuel injection and
timing on a per-cylinder basis, computer control of systems such as
turbochargers, better starting and fuel efficien
Golf-Ball-Sized Hail Grounds 27 Of 30 Trainers At KMBT
Middle Tennessee State University has a fleet of 30 training
aircraft including 19 Diamond DA40s and a handful of Piper Arrows,
Seminoles and other types. Sadly, 90 percent of the fleet, 27
airplanes, are now grounded indefinitely after getting caught in
golf-ball-sized hail on October 18.