Teaming With Dynetics In Pursuit Of The Google Lunar X PRIZE
Moon Express has reached a Teaming Agreement with Dynetics for the acquisition of the Rocket City Space Pioneers (RCSP) Google Lunar X PRIZE Team. The agreement brings the substantial space capabilities of Dynetics to the Moon Express team for the pursuit of commercial lunar missions, and will leverage and carry forward the substantial work done by RCSP.
Arizona's Aviation Performance Solutions Provides Upset Prevention And Upset Recovery Training Courses
The FAA has approved an increase in WING credits to Arizona-based Aviation Performance Solutions for many of its loss of control in-flight mitigation courses. All multi-day APS upset recovery and emergency maneuver training courses, recurrency courses, and many specialty courses are authorized for credits at the Basic, Advanced, and Master levels of the WINGS Pilot Proficiency Program.
Aircraft Slated For Use In Offshore Transport, EMS, SAR, And VIP Transport Missions
Azerbaijan Airlines has ordered ten AgustaWestland helicopters. The order is made up of eight AW139 intermediate twins and a preliminary sales contract for two AW189 medium twins. Six helicopters, four AW139s and the two AW189s, will be used for offshore transport operations; two AW139s for emergency medical services, one AW139 for search and rescue and one AW139 for VIP transport.
A biofuel plant that will produce electricity and aviation fuel is slated to begin construction in 2014, according to Paradigm BioAviation, the company that plans to build the facility. Before construction on the $120 million project can begin, the EPA must sign off on the company's plan, and local zoning will need to be secured.
UTair Group helicopter operations key performance indicators for the first 11 months of 2012 have surpassed results for the same period last year. UTair Group helicopter transport operations logged a total of 156,049 flight hours in the first 11 months of 2012, 19.5 percent more than for the same reporting period last year.
Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) Local 7378, representing Sunwing Airline's approximately 160 professional pilots based across Canada, is filing for conciliation and the establishment of a strike deadline after hitting an impasse in contract talks with the company.
Expansion Driven By The Increasing Presence Of ATR-600 Operators In Asia And The Pacific
A new Training Center in Singapore both for commercial aircraft pilots and maintenance crew has been officially inaugurated by ATR. The center is located in the Seletar Aerospace Park, a major hub for the Singapore aerospace industry. The inauguration was attended by Singapore government officials, the French and the Italian ambassadors, top executives of Asian ATR operators and ATR CEO Filippo Bagnato with other top management representatives of ATR.
A propeller whose blades have been rotated so that the leading and trailing edges are nearly parallel with the aircraft flight path to stop or minimize drag and engine rotation. Normally used to indicate shutdown of a reciprocating or turboprop engine due to malfunction.
Aero Linx: International Virtual Aviation Organisation
The International Virtual Aviation Organisation is a dedicated, independent, free of charge, service to enthusiasts and individuals enjoying and participating in the flight simulation community worldwide. The International Virtual Aviation Organisation was formed to supply high quality services to its users on demand. Providing the Flight Simulation community a highly realistic aviation environment, is IVAO's prime objective. This includes, a real-time system for online flying (as pilot) and controlling (as air traffic controller), databases with aviation information, and organizing training and online events.
“Comprehensive upset prevention and recovery training as taught using APS proprietary technologies rapidly develops knowledge and skills to mitigate loss of control in-flight for pilots at all levels of experience. Of critical importance in any upset training curriculum is the enhancement of a pilot’s experience with transferrable concepts and strategies that can last in the long term.”
Source: Paul BJ Ransbury, President of Aviation Performance Solutions , following the FAA approval of an increase in WING credits to Arizona-based APS for many of its loss of control in-flight mitigation courses.