Pilot Was Conducting Phase 1 Testing Of His Airplane
A phase 1 testing flight for a Zenair 701 ended with a forced landing after the airplane developed problems during the flight. Neither person on board the airplane, one the airplane's sport-pilot owner and the other a pilot-rated passenger, was injured in the incident.
NetJets has opened a new private facility at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI). NetJets partnered with Signature Flight Support Corporation, the world's leading FBO network, to develop the state-of-the-art, 10,000 square-foot facility, which is located on the northwest corner of PBI airport in West Palm Beach, Florida.
AgustaWestland on Wednesday announced that the Philippine Air Force has signed a contract for eight AW109 Power light twin helicopters. These aircraft will be used to perform a range of duties including homeland security, armed reconnaissance and close support. Deliveries will start in 2014.
AeroVironment Receives Concept Definition Contract For TERN MALE Unmanned Aircraft System Program
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected AeroVironment for the development of a new category of UAV technology. AeroVironment will work as the prime contractor with DARPA on the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) Program to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAS designed to operate from small ships to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.
Combines Horsham Facility Into Burgess Hill Operation
Rockwell Collins has unveiled a new simulation and training center of excellence in Burgess Hill, West Sussex, U.K. The company combined its operation located in Horsham, U.K., a facility gained through the acquisition of Evans & Sutherland in 2006, into its Burgess Hill facility, a facility added with the acquisition of SEOS in 2008.
Sees Potential $10 Billion Market Within Three Years
Modern Technology Solutions (MTSI) plans to expand its UAS services into the Commercial UAS marketplace. This emerging market, estimated by various sources at a potential $10 billion within three years, has been inhibited by the lack of a regulatory structure for integrating UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS) as well as the absence of established Standards for airspace-enabling UAS technologies.
Aero Linx: The Association of European Airlines
The Association of European Airlines brings together 31 major airlines, and has been the voice of the European airline industry for over 50 years. Based on its extensive knowledge of the industry and its far-reaching networks, AEA is an essential platform for industry, and is relied upon by policy-makers and the media as a trustworthy contributor to the debates around the decision-making process. AEA works in partnership with the institutions of the European Union and other stakeholders in the value chain, to ensure the sustainable growth of the European airline industry in a global context.
Emergency Locator Transmitter
A radio transmitter attached to the aircraft structure which operates from its own power source on 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz. It aids in locating downed aircraft by radiating a downward sweeping audio tone, 2-4 times per second. It is designed to function without human action after an accident.
"We are pleased to enhance the unmatched service and value we provide our customers with this premier, private-use facility, which is our sixth dedicated FBO in the country. This state-of-the-art facility offers outstanding amenities to NetJets’ customers and crewmembers in the Palm Beach area, which is one of our most popular domestic destinations.”
Source: Chairman and CEO Jordan B. Hansell, in comments made as NetJets has opened a new private facility at Palm Beach International Airport (KPBI).