Aero-News Network: The aviation and aerospace world's daily/real-time news and information service
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Current Newsfeed

January 21, 2019

FAA Warns Employees To Avoid 'Political Activity'

Email Sent By The Agency As Partial Shutdown Continues

The FAA has sent an email to employees reminding them of "restrictions on partisan political activity" as the partial government shutdown drags on.

Read More

Collins Aerospace Goes Supersonic On New X-59 QueSST Demonstrator Aircraft

Collins And Lockheed Martin To Jointly Develop Tailored Pro Line Fusion Avionics

In line with its vision to redefine aerospace, Collins Aerospace has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide avionics for the new X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft. The X-59 is being developed by Lockheed Martin for NASA to collect data that could make supersonic commercial travel over land possible through low sonic boom technology.

Read More

Echodyne Radar Selected For Northern Plains’ UTM Pilot Program Testing

UPP Demonstration Will Utilize Echodyne’s EchoGuard Airspace Management Radar Capabilities

Echodyne, a manufacturer of  high-performance radars for government and commercial markets, has been selected to participate in Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) industry partnership to test and demonstrate commercial UAS operations in the next phase of DOT/FAA UAS Pilot Program (UPP) testing. Echodyne’s MESA radar technology enables an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system to detect and track commercial drones and manned aircraft, enabling safe operations in the national airspace.

Read More

Acropolis Aviation Takes Delivery Of Its First ACJ320neo

Cabin Completion Of New Aircraft Next Step

Acropolis Aviation of the U.K. has taken delivery of the first ACJ320neo, which features new-generation engines and Sharklets to deliver a leap forward in range and economy.

Read More

Advertisement

AirEL Technology Receives Approval For Usage From FAA

Allows Airside Operators And Controllers To Easily Identify Ground Vehicles

AirEL, the developer and manufacturer of patented illuminated vehicle identification, has received approval from the FAA for "Electroluminescent Lighting Technology for Use on Airport Vehicle Numbers".

Read More

Klyde Morris (01.21.19)

Beagles, Klyde? Really?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com  

Read More

Alaska Airlines Names Three Vice Presidents

Positions Will Oversee Maintenance And Engineering; Inflight; And Labor Relations

The Alaska Airlines board of directors has elected three new company officers: Constance von Muehlen, senior vice president of maintenance and engineering; Ron Calvin, vice president of inflight; and Jenny Wetzel, vice president of labor relations.

Read More

AAR Awarded 7-Year Engine MRO Contract For The Royal Danish Air Force

Sustainment For Pratt & Whitney F100-220 Engine Components On The General Dynamics F-16

The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) has awarded a seven-year contract to AAR to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of Pratt & Whitney F100-220 engine components on the General Dynamics F-16 for the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF).

Read More

Advertisement

Jean-Marc Nasr Appointed President Asia-Pacific, Airbus

Will Be Responsible For Airbus’ Overall Strategy, Industrial Footprint And Operations In The Region

Airbus has appointed Mr Jean-Marc Nasr as President Asia-Pacific, effective January 1, 2019. Based in Singapore, Jean-Marc Nasr will be responsible for Airbus’ overall strategy, industrial footprint and operations in the region, as well as for advancing the company’s "One Roof" policy to integrate its various business entities in key markets. The area led by Jean-Marc Nasr covers the whole Asia-Pacific region.

Read More

Super T Acquires Second Alsim Training Device

Will Feature Single And Multi-Engine Piston Configurations, As Well As A Light Turboprop Close To A King Air 200

Super T Aviation, a flight school in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, has acquired an ALX simulator from Alsim. This is Super T’s second Alsim simulator after purchasing an AL200, which has been in operation since 2014.

Read More

Aerospace Physiology And Human Performance Update Course Offered At Heli-Expo

Course Explores Current Topics From An Operational Perspective

Once again, a vital, unique lifesaving course on aerospace physiology for helicopter operators will be offered at this year’s Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. This year’s class will be taught on Sunday, March 3.

Read More

First ACH145 Delivered In India

Businessman And Philanthropist Adar Poonawalla Takes Delivery Of The Aircraft

Airbus has delivered India’s first fully customised, ACH145 helicopter to Mr Adar Poonawalla, CEO and Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by doses. This marks the entry of the highly successful twin engine helicopter into India’s private and business aviation market. The helicopter will be ready to fly in India by the end of January.

Read More

Advertisement

Lee Aerospace Expands FAA Part 145 Capabilities And West Coast Presence

Adds Composite Repair Capability On Specific HondaJet Models

With the start of the New Year, Lee Aerospace announces expansion of its Part 145 capabilities and its national presence across the United States. As of late December, the Lee Aerospace Part 145 Repair Station, #YLR863L, has added repair capabilities to include composite repairs on specific models for the main entry door assembly of the HondaJet.

Read More

GA-ASI Builds Industrial Collaboration Team In Belgium

Will Support The MQ-9B SkyGuardian         

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has teamed with five Belgium-based businesses as part of an industrial collaboration effort with the Belgian aerospace and defense industry. Team SkyGuardian Belgium includes GA-ASI, SABCA, Thales Belgium, Esterline, DronePort, and satellite communication technology company Newtec.

Read More

Triumph To Provide Complex Structural Forms For Bombardier Thrust Reversers

A320neo Components Will Be Produced In Hot Springs, Arkansas

Triumph Group will provide structural formed skins for the Bombardier thrust reversers to be fitted on Geared TurboFan powered A320neo aircraft. Under the contract Triumph will work with Bombardier Belfast to support the production of the newly designed thrust reversers as it completes the initial phases of design and test, and on through the full program lifecycle.

Read More

TrueNoord Acquires Two Embraer E195 On Lease To Azul

Marks Start Of A Relationship Between The Two Companies

Regional aircraft leasing specialist TrueNoord has acquired two Embraer E195s on lease to Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. Financing was provided under TrueNoord’s recent term loan warehouse facility supported by Morgan Stanley, NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank and Barclays.

Read More

Advertisement

Cutter Aviation Promotes David Clifton

Named Director Of Technical & Flight Support Services

Cutter Aviation has promoted David Clifton to the position of Director of Technical & Flight Support Services.  In this new role, David is responsible for supervising all aspects of Cutter Aviation’s 145 Repair Stations in Phoenix, AZ (KPHX); Addison (KADS) and San Antonio (KSAT), TX and Denver, CO (KAPA) as well as overseeing 135 Charter operations and the Client Relationship team.

Read More

Silver Airways Introduces Daytona Tortugas Livery

Rolls Out First Flying Tortuga As Official Airline Of MiLB’s Daytona Tortugas

Silver Airways has unveiled its first themed aircraft as the official airline of the Minor League Baseball (MiLB) team Daytona Tortugas. "Tortuga One," with its unique turtle-themed paint scheme and livery, operated Silver Airways’ first flight between Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) on Thursday, January 17.

Read More

Raytheon Selected For Classic Hornet AESA Radar Upgrade

APG-79(v)4 Delivers Improved Range And Targeting Capability For USMC Hornets

The U.S. Marine Corps selected Raytheon's APG-79(v)4 AESA radar to equip its F/A-18C/D classic Hornet fleet. Raytheon will begin delivering radars in 2020 and complete deliveries by 2022.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.21.19)

Aero Linx: International Stinson Club

The goal of the International Stinson Club is to preserve information and technology to help keep the Stinson aircraft flying. It also acts as a social club for people who love the Stinson aircraft. If you have any ideas on how to make the Stinson Club a better club, please let us know...

Read More

Advertisement

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.21.19): Decision Height

Decision Height With respect to the operation of aircraft, means the height at which a decision must be made during an ILS, MLS, or PAR instrument approach to either continue the approach or to execute a missed approach.

Read More

ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News

As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at all of them, and can usually tell whether something merits publishing consideration within reading the first couple of paragraphs. Often, however, a new and innovative product can be overlooked because of the very words written to promote it, by the very people who created it.

Read More

January 20, 2019

Airborne 01.18.19: Pipistrel Adventurer, Airlander 10, Iridium NEXT

Also: Canadian Filmmaker Opposed to New Regs, EMAS Technology, BRS Aerospace, VSE Aviation Acquires 1st Choice

One hundred years ago, in 1919, saw the first successful flight from England to Australia. The Great Air Race (GAR) for 2019 presents a unique and major opportunity to commemorate the centenary of that historic event. Capitalizing on a concept initially proposed by a well–known Australian aviator and adventurer Dick Smith AC, the 2019 Centenary Great Air Race will be targeting innovative, new aviation technologies with the lowest environmental impact. This concept will pus

Read More

Airborne 01.18.19: Pipistrel Adventurer, Airlander 10, Iridium NEXT

Also: Canadian Filmmaker Opposed to New Regs, EMAS Technology, BRS Aerospace, VSE Aviation Acquires 1st Choice

One hundred years ago, in 1919, saw the first successful flight from England to Australia. The Great Air Race (GAR) for 2019 presents a unique and major opportunity to commemorate the centenary of that historic event. Capitalizing on a concept initially proposed by a well–known Australian aviator and adventurer Dick Smith AC, the 2019 Centenary Great Air Race will be targeting innovative, new aviation technologies with the lowest environmental impact. This concept will pus

Read More

Advertisement

Airborne-Unmanned 01.15.19: New CA Regs, State Farm Waiver, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Sighting, DJI Smart Remote Controller, Hydrogen Multi-Rotor UAV, Northwest UAV

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced Canada’s new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems. The new rules, which will come into force on June 1, 2019, apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of whether the drone is flown for fun, work or research. The new simplified rules reflect significant consultations with Canadians and the industry. The final regulations introduc

Read More

AMA Drone Report 01.17.19: DJI Smart Controller, UVify Swarm, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Paranoia, GDU SAGA, New UK Drone Regs, State Farm Waiver

DJI introduced a new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019. The Smart Controller features an ultra-bright display screen and controls optimized for DJI drones. Using a 5.5” screen built into the controller itself, the Smart Controller allows pilots to quickly get their drone in the air without the need to connect a mobile device. It can be paired with DJI's newest drones including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro which use DJI's OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system, displaying vivid images in Full HD

Read More

Universities Space Research Association Establishes 'Earth From Space Institute'

Appoints Miguel Román Founding Director

Universities Space Research Association (USRA) has established the "Earth from Space Institute" (EfSI) and  appointed Dr. Miguel O. Román as the founding director of the institute.

Read More

Global Trek Aviation To Open New FBO At Cardiff International Airport

Targeted For April, 2019 Opening

FBO specialists Global Trek Aviation, already established at Belfast International (EGAA) is expanding its successful brand by opening a second Executive Jet Center, at Cardiff International Airport (EGFF), the Capital Airport for Wales.

Read More

Advertisement

JetBlue Is Donating 50 Flights To The Nature Conservancy

Will Allow Scientists To Travel To The Caribbean To Further Research And Help Conserve Coral Reefs

JetBlue and The Nature Conservancy have released a new report focusing on the connection between natural resources and tourism. The report’s results revealed that the Caribbean is more dependent on tourism than any other region across the globe and highlights new data on the benefits that coral reefs provide to the travel industry and the region’s economy.

Read More

GAMA Bids Farewell To EASA’s Trevor Woods

Welcomes New Certification Director Rachel Daeschler

GAMA has released a statement following the retirement of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Certification Director Trevor Woods, and the appointment of his successor, Rachel Daeschler.

Read More

Sikorsky Presents $10,000 Check To Make-A-Wish Foundation

Funds Raised Through T-Shirt Sales By The Sikorsky Air Fire Department

Sikorsky has presented a check for $10,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Sikorsky president Dan Schultz presented the check to Make-A-Wish Connecticut president and CEO Pamela Keough with the donation from funds raised by the Sikorsky Air Fire Department from T-shirt sales over the 2018 holiday season.

Read More

Team Of Telescopes Finds X-Ray Engine Inside Mysterious Supernova

New Paper Has Been Accepted For Publication In The Astrophysical Journal

ESA’s high-energy space telescopes Integral and XMM-Newton have helped to find a source of powerful X-rays at the centre of an unprecedentedly bright and rapidly evolving stellar explosion that suddenly appeared in the sky earlier this year.

Read More

Advertisement

The European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC)

Rapiscan Systems Receives Additional Approval Of Enhanced Explosive Detection Capability For Cabin Baggage Screening Solution

Rapiscan Systems, a supplier of security inspection technology, today announced that its 620DV system has been approved by European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) under its Common Evaluation Process of security equipment (CEP), for Explosive Detection Systems for Cabin Baggage (EDSCB) at Standard C1.

Read More

Mysterious Blast Studied With NASA Telescopes

Event Unlike Any Celestial Outburst Seen Previously

A brief and unusual flash spotted in the night sky on June 16, 2018, puzzled astronomers and astrophysicists across the globe. The event — called AT2018cow and nicknamed "the Cow" after the coincidental final letters in its official name — is unlike any celestial outburst ever seen before, prompting multiple theories about its source.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.20.19)

The 1-26 Association provides the member with the following benefits: Access to the 1-26 Records Program. Access to the 1-26 Cross-Country Sweepstakes. Access to 1-26 Association sponsored competitions, including the 1-26 Championships. Voting privileges. Access to other special awards associated with flying the 1-26. Qualification to receive special badge achievement certificates. A regular newsletter. A handbook of Association activities, rules, and bylaws (The 1-26 LOG).

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.20.19): Braking Action Advisories

Braking Action Advisories When tower controllers have received runway braking action reports which include the terms “fair,” “poor,” or “nil,” or whenever weather conditions are conducive to deteriorating or rapidly changing runway braking conditions, the tower will include on the ATIS broadcast the statement, “Braking action advisories are in effect” on the ATIS broadcast. During the time braking action advisories are in effect, ATC will issue the latest braking action report for the runway in use to each arriving and departing aircraft. Pilots should be prepared for deteriorating braking conditions and should request current runway condition informatio

Read More

Advertisement

ANN FAQ: You Can Sponsor ANN And/Or Aero-TV!

Help ANN Grow So That We Can Be Of Greater Service To You!

For well over 20 years, ANN has set the pace for the growing and evolving aero-info revolution. No other news service has done what ANN has done... and no one did it before we showed the rest of the aero-world how it's done.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.20.19)

"We've never seen anything exactly like the Cow, which is very exciting. We think a tidal disruption created the quick, really unusual burst of light at the beginning of the event and best explains Swift's multiwavelength observations as it faded over the next few months." Source: Amy Lien, an assistant research scientist at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, commenting on a brief and unusual flash spotted in the night sky on June 16, 2018, which puzzled astronomers and astrophysicists across the globe. The event — called AT2018cow and nicknamed "the Cow" after the coincidental final letters in its official name — is unlike any celestial outburst ever seen

Read More

January 19, 2019

The FAA UAS Symposium 2019 Is Being Postponed

Partial Government Shutdown Gets The Blame

The FAA UAS Symposium 2019 scheduled to take place in February is being postponed due to the government shutdown, according to a media advisory released by AUVSI. The new conference dates will be announced after furloughed FAA employees return to work.

Read More

Civic, Aviation Leaders Showcase Viability Of Alternative Jet Fuels In Live Demo

Van Nuys Airport Established As The First General Aviation Airport In The U.S. To Offer SAJF On A Trial Basis

A coalition of international business aviation organizations joined Los Angeles-area civic leaders Thursday to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF) through Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability.

Read More

Advertisement

NetJets, NJASAP Reach Industry-Leading Agreement

Collaborative Agreement Increases Pilot Compensation, Quality Of Life While Positioning Brand For Continued Growth

Private aviation company NetJets has reached an agreement with its pilot union, the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP), that gives all crewmembers the opportunity to earn additional compensation while enhancing quality of life on tour. NetJets elected to initiate mid-term bargaining to improve compensation for long-term and new hire pilots, leading to the development of a new program that expressly recognizes the exceptional efforts its pilots put forth on a daily basis.

Read More

Mango Airlines To Install Split Scimitar Winglets On Boeing 737-800 NG Fleet

Work To Be Performed Next Month In South Africa

South Africa's Mango Airlines has ordered Split Scimitar Winglet technology for its Boeing Next Generation 737-800 fleet from Aviation Partners Boeing (APB). Mango Airlines plans to perform the first installation of the Split Scimitar Winglets in February at South African Airways Technical facility.

Read More

Carrier Air Wing 7 Holds Change Of Command

Capt. William R. Reed Relieved Capt. John R. Bixby As Carrier Air Wing Commander

The “Freedom Fighters” of Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) held a change of command ceremony Jan. 10 onboard Naval Air Station Oceana. Capt. William R. Reed relieved Capt. John R. Bixby as Carrier Air Wing Commander (CAG).

Read More

New King Air Cockpit Mod Available From MC2

Based Around The Universal EFI-890R Advanced Flight Display

Mid-Canada Mod Center has announced the completion of yet another company first. The subject aircraft is a King Air 350 that is used for business aviation purposes. Among the many benefits for the operator from this mod, the aircraft is now able to work comfortably into Northern Domestic Airspace.

Read More

Advertisement

Heavy Snow Tips Citation Jet Onto Its Tail

Airplane Was Down For Maintenance At Truckee Tahoe Airport

When more than 16 inches of heavy snow dubbed "Sierra Cement" fell in Reno earlier this week, it left a Cessna Citation X aircraft parked on the ramp at Truckee Tahoe Airport (KTRK) resting on its tail.

Read More

ERAU Student-Pilot To Audition For ‘The Voice’

Aeronautics Senior Peter Codrington Will Travel To California In February For A Chance At Stardom

Aeronautics senior Peter Codrington is used to singing in front of a crowd — he has been performing the National Anthem to kick off Eagles basketball games all season — but next month, he is looking to entertain a much larger fan base, when he travels to California to audition for Season 17 of NBC’s “The Voice.”

Read More

ANN FAQ: What Does The Airborne Partnership Initiative Mean For Your Business

Get Your Breaking News Out To The Industry

A partnership between ANN and others in the aviation/aerospace industry offers more exposure, a greatly lessened strain on individual resources, and the pivotal advantage of starting out with what is already a solid, professional award- winning platform…which is Airborne Unlimited.

Read More

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.19.19)

“This is a tremendous opportunity in my life. I have worked extremely hard on my voice to make it distinctive … (and) I never thought that I would be given this chance.” Source: ERAU Daytona Beach Senior Peter Codrington, who will be auditioning for Season 17 of "The Voice".

Read More

Advertisement

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.19.19): Non-Restrictive Routing (NRR)

Portions of a proposed route of flight where a user can flight plan the most advantageous flight path with no requirement to make reference to ground−based NAVAIDs.

Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.19.19)

HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore is the global, safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry.

Read More

January 18, 2019

Airborne 01.16.19: ATC Gets Pizza, SpaceX LayOffs, AirVenture '19 AirShow

Also: Plane-Power Six-Phase A/C Alternators, NATCA Sues, AirFlair Winner, Lion Air Flight 610 CVR

Canadian air traffic controllers are doing what they can to help out their U.S. counterparts on Long Island as the American controllers work without pay during the partial government shutdown. Atlantic Canada controllers ordered up several pizzas and had them delivered to the control center on Long Island where Controllers have been working without pay since December 22 due to the partial shutdown. There are currently about 14,000 controllers in the U.S. working without pay, according to NAT

Read More

Klyde Morris 01.18.19

C'mon, Klyde. April Fools Is Still A Couple Of Months Away

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

Read More

Advertisement

Boeing HorizonX Invests in Isotropic Systems

Will Expand Satellite Communications Capabilities

Boeing has made an investment in Isotropic Systems Ltd., a London-based startup pioneering next-generation solutions to better connect people and enterprises around the globe.

Read More

Air Force Pitch Day Makes $40 Million Available For Start-Ups, Small Businesses

Part Of The USAF's Larger Rapid Contracting Effort

The Air Force is calling for submissions from start-ups and small businesses as it seeks to rapidly invest up to $40 million at Air Force Pitch Day as part of a larger rapid contracting effort.

Read More

Small Unmanned Aerial System Used During Barricade Incident In Los Angeles

Used The Aircraft To Locate A Suspect Hiding In A Second Floor Apartment

The Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Division, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) utilized a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) for the first time, during a barricade incident involving a robbery suspect.

Read More

Aerocor, Apex Aviation To Provide Free Aircraft Pick Up And Delivery

Allows Maintainer To Evaluate Aircraft During Ferry Flights

Aerocor has partnered with Henderson NV-based part 145 repair station Apex Aviation to provide free aircraft pickup & delivery for its Eclipse 500 maintenance customers.

Read More

Advertisement

Insurance Company Denies Homeowner Claims After Helo Accident

Says Pilot's Medical Certificate Had Been Revoked

The company that insured helicopter pilot Henry "Hank" Schwartz has denied claims from homeowners in the Bristol Commons condominiums in Williamsburg, VA whose homes were damaged or destroyed when Schwartz' aircraft went down in the complex.

Read More

Gone West: IBAC ICAO Liaison Michael W. Hohm

Played A Key Role As The Business Aviation Industry Representative On The Air Navigation Commission

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) joins the business aviation community, family, and friends in mourning the loss of their colleague, Michael W. Hohm.

Read More

Canadian Filmmaker Says New Drone Regulations Will Close His Business

Aircraft That Will Be Permitted To Fly Over Cities Will Be Too Expensive, He Says

A film maker in Canada says that country's new drone regulations set to go into effect June 1 will cost him his business. Alan Auld owns Imagine Films based in Thunder Bay. He says that the new drone regulations recently announced by the Canadian Government will make it very expensive to do aerial work in that city, grounding operations like his.

Read More

Both Satellites For Year-Opening Ariane 5 Launch Are Now In French Guiana

GSAT-31 One Of Two Satellites To be Launched February 5

Building on Arianespace’s operational success in 2018, payload preparations for the company’s first flight in the new year are moving ahead with this week’s delivery of the mission’s second satellite, GSAT-31, to French Guiana – joining the Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 (HS-4/SGS-1), which arrived earlier in January.

Read More

Advertisement

JSSI Welcomes Francisco Zozaya As New Latin America President

Will Also Serve As Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the aviation industry, has appointed business aviation veteran Francisco Zozaya to the new role of president of JSSI Latin America. Zozaya will also serve as senior vice president, business development & strategy for JSSI corporate.

Read More

Airbus Wins DARPA Blackjack Program Contract

Will Develop Small Constellation Satellite Bus For The LEO Constellation

Airbus Defence and Space Inc. has been awarded a contract from the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a satellite bus in support of the Blackjack program.

Read More

Aero Club Of Atlanta Cancels January Event

Speaker From The FAA Unable To Attend Due To Partial Government Shutdown

Due to problems that have resulted from the current government shut down, the Atlanta Aero Club will, unfortunately, have to cancel the January 24th luncheon.

Read More

Travis AFB, Army Transport Black Hawks To Alaska

Four Helos Rode North Aboard A C-5M Super Galaxy

Among members of the Air Force, there’s a tendency to be interested in aircraft. More than just aircraft, though, aircraft in aircraft is the type of idea that has the potential to harken back to the science fiction imaginings of many early childhoods. But true to form, science fiction in the military scarcely stays fiction for long.

Read More

Advertisement

Airborne 01.18.19: Pipistrel Adventurer, Airlander 10, Iridium NEXT

Also: Canadian Filmmaker Opposed to New Regs, EMAS Technology, BRS Aerospace, VSE Aviation Acquires 1st Choice

One hundred years ago, in 1919, saw the first successful flight from England to Australia. The Great Air Race (GAR) for 2019 presents a unique and major opportunity to commemorate the centenary of that historic event. Capitalizing on a concept initially proposed by a well–known Australian aviator and adventurer Dick Smith AC, the 2019 Centenary Great Air Race will be targeting innovative, new aviation technologies with the lowest environmental impact. This concept will push the boundaries of current aviation technology, and the resources and the expertise that is required to design and fly such an aircraft on this 18,000 nautical mile adventure. Several Pipistrel

January 17, 2019

AMA Drone Report 01.17.19: DJI Smart Controller, UVify Swarm, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Paranoia, GDU SAGA, New UK Drone Regs, State Farm Waiver

DJI introduced a new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019. The Smart Controller features an ultra-bright display screen and controls optimized for DJI drones. Using a 5.5” screen built into the controller itself, the Smart Controller allows pilots to quickly get their drone in the air without the need to connect a mobile device. It can be paired with DJI's newest drones including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro which use DJI's OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system, displaying vivid images in Ful

Read More

January 16, 2019

Airborne 01.16.19: ATC Gets Pizza, SpaceX LayOffs, AirVenture '19 AirShow

Also: Plane-Power Six-Phase A/C Alternators, NATCA Sues, AirFlair Winner, Lion Air Flight 610 CVR

Canadian air traffic controllers are doing what they can to help out their U.S. counterparts on Long Island as the American controllers work without pay during the partial government shutdown. Atlantic Canada controllers ordered up several pizzas and had them delivered to the control center on Long Island where Controllers have been working without pay since December 22 due to the partial shutdown. There are currently about 14,000 controllers in the U.S. working without pay, according t

Read More

Airborne 01.14.19: Air Race Classic, Student In Distress, AirCam Bahamas

Also: AvGroups Urge End To Shutdown, USAF Accepts KC-46A, Hubble Images, New Airport for Knoxville?

Registration is open for the 43rd Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race. More than 100 women pilots from around the world are expected to compete in this year's ARC, which begins Tuesday, June 18 in Jackson, Tennessee, and ends Friday, June 21 in Welland, Ontario. The oldest race of its kind in the United States, the ARC traces its roots to the 1929 Women's Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other daring female pilots raced from Santa Monica, California, to Clevel

Read More

Advertisement

January 15, 2019

Airborne 01.14.19: Air Race Classic, Student In Distress, AirCam Bahamas

Also: AvGroups Urge End To Shutdown, USAF Accepts KC-46A, Hubble Images, New Airport for Knoxville?

Registration is open for the 43rd Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race. More than 100 women pilots from around the world are expected to compete in this year's ARC, which begins Tuesday, June 18 in Jackson, Tennessee, and ends Friday, June 21 in Welland, Ontario. The oldest race of its kind in the United States, the ARC traces its roots to the 1929 Women's Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other daring female pilots raced from Santa Monica, California, to Clevel

Read More

Airborne-Unmanned 01.15.19: New CA Regs, State Farm Waiver, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Sighting, DJI Smart Remote Controller, Hydrogen Multi-Rotor UAV, Northwest UAV

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced Canada’s new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems. The new rules, which will come into force on June 1, 2019, apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of whether the drone is flown for fun, work or research. The new simplified rules reflect significant consultations with Canadians and the industry. The final regulations introduc

Read More

May 07, 2018

Edic Horizon International Flight Academy Signs For Two Bell 429s

Flight Training Facility Expands Services To Include Twin Engine Aircraft

Bell Helicopter has announced a signature from Edic Horizon International Flight Academy to purchase two Bell 429 aircraft. Based at Al Ain International Airport, Edic Horizon International Flight Academy utilizes their fleet of entirely Bell aircraft to provide flight training to a variety of international students.

Read More

May 04, 2018

Jet Aviation Completes Acquisition Of Hawker Pacific

Transaction Valued At $250 Million

Jet Aviation has completed its acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of Civil MRO, Fleet and FBO Services, and Aircraft Sales across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The transaction is valued at $250 million.

Read More

Advertisement

A Special Note From ANN To Our Friends/Readers

Hi Folks... This is a special issue of the Propwash newsletter, dedicated only to its being a personal message from the ANN gang to you. I promise not to do this too often, but hope that I can impose on you for a few minutes in order to seek your continued support. We'd like to make one last pitch for book orders while they might affect the total print order. We have sent this book to the printer and are in pre-press prep right now (proofs expected today)... and the more we can add to the print tally, the more cost-effective our printing prices (per book) become. As you

Read More




Advertisement

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2019 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC