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December 01, 2013

Air Canada Cargo, Cargojet Begin Discussion Of Commercial Cooperation

Sill Pursue Strategic Opportunities In Multiple Areas Of The Business

Air Canada and Cargojet have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore strategic opportunities in both cargo and airline operations within Canada and in international markets. The carriers intend to pursue strategic opportunities and increase cooperation in various areas.

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Major Milestone Reached: 4 Billion Gallons Of Jet Fuel Saved

Aviation Partners Credits Blended Winglet Technology With The Savings

Aviation Partners, Inc. said in a news release that as of 1049 PST Tuesday, its unique Blended Winglet Technology has saved the worlds' commercial and business aircraft operators an estimated four billion gallons of jet fuel. The company said this represents a global reduction in CO2 emissions of almost 43 million tons.

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Kaman Announces New Agreement With Boeing

Company Will Manufacture And Assemble Portions Of The 747-8 Wing-To-Body Fairing

Kaman Corporation has announced that its Aerospace segment has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Boeing Canada Winnipeg for the manufacture and assembly of two major sections of the 747-8 Wing-to-Body Fairing.

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Chorus Aviation, Air Canada Reach Benchmarking Agreement

Ruling Upholds Current 12.5% Controllable Mark-Up

Chorus Aviation Inc. has received confirmation that the decision in the arbitration relating to the benchmarking provisions in the Capacity Purchase Agreement ("CPA") with Air Canada will not result in changes to the controllable cost mark-up (the "Controllable Mark-up") that Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") receives from Air Canada.

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Ethiopian Airlines Selects Rockwell Collins' Full Avionics Suite

Installation Slated For Airline's Growing B-777 Fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide the full suite of avionics equipment for its new and growing fleet of Boeing 777s, which currently includes 10 aircraft. The selection includes Rockwell Collins’ MultiScan Threat Detection System, GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II) and SATCOM.

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Electronic Attack Capability Demonstrated On Group III UAV

Northrop Grumman Corporation Shows Ability To Jam Radars, Communications

Northrop Grumman Corporation has integrated and employed an internal miniature electronic attack payload on the Bat unmanned aircraft, marking the first time that such a system was used in operation on a Group III (small, tactical) unmanned aircraft system.

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AerSale To Provide Maintenance Services To NASA’s DC-8 Flying Laboratory

Company Selected To Provide “C” Check Maintenance Services

NASA has selected AerSale, Inc. to provide “C” check maintenance services for one of the agency's Airborne Science Program workhorses – the DC-8-72 flying laboratory. The aircraft has been flown to AerSale’s maintenance facility in Roswell, New Mexico, where it is to undergo major inspection and maintenance servicing.

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Hubble Reveals First Pictures Of Milky Way's Formative Years

Studied 400 Galaxies Similar To The Milky Way In Various Stages Of Development

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed the first visual evidence of how our home galaxy, the Milky Way, assembled itself into the majestic pinwheel of stars we see today.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.01.13): Final Approach Point

Final Approach Point The point, applicable only to a nonprecision approach with no depicted FAF (such as an on airport VOR), where the aircraft is established inbound on the final approach course from the procedure turn and where the final approach descent may be commenced. The FAP serves as the FAF and identifies the beginning of the final approach segment.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.01.13)

Aero Linx: Luxembourg Aerobatic Association We are the sport flying association responsible in Luxembourg for scheduling and running aerobatic training and competitions for powered aircraft to internationally approved rules.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.01.13)

"This heavy ‘C’ check enters NASA's DC-8-72 into the LUMP scheme of maintenance that provides a highly efficient means for managing airframe and subsystems inspections." Source: NASA's DC-8-72 project manager Frank Cutler, in regards to the selection of AerSale, Inc. to provide “C” check maintenance services for one of the agency's Airborne Science Program workhorses – the DC-8-72 flying laboratory. The aircraft has been flown to AerSale’s maintenance facility in Roswell, New Mexico, where it is to undergo major inspection and maintenance servicing.

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