Fuel Leaks Originating From The Drain Valve Assembly On Certain Engines
The FAA has issued an emergency AD prompted by reports of fuel leaks originating from the drain valve assembly (DV) on certain Arriel engines. Investigation revealed that these fuel leaks were caused by non-compliant diaphragms. This condition, if not corrected, could result in an engine compartment fire, in-flight shutdown, and damage to the helicopter.
Some Analysts Believe The Chinese Company Has 85% Of The Market
We've seen several stories recently about the woes of some consumer drone companies. Parrot recently laid off about a third of its drone workforce, 3D Robotics let about 150 people go. GoPro had its well-documented problems. And Lily folded before the flying camera ever reached the market.
Align Continues To Innovate In RC Helicopter Industry…
Speaking to ANN’s CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at the at the AMA Expo in Ontario, CA in January, Align’s Marketing and Tech Support Manager … who just goes by “Gale”, said that the company’s latest line of helicopters is lighter and has upgraded servos and electronics.
Again Offers Attendees Helpful Information for Flight Training Operations, Sets Path For Next Year For FSANA
The 2017 Flight School Operators Conference in Houston, Texas continued and expanded on the yearly event that brings flight school operators and industry professionals together to discuss best practices, current concerns, and trends in the business of flight training.
After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for the first time last Saturday. Just after 1300hrs local time, pilot Jim Dale took off from the Atlanta Regional Airport. For this important test flight, the Dixie Wing asked experienced pilot Jim “JD” Dale to perform the all-important first post-restoration flight. JD is the director of maintenance for the Lewis Air Legends Collection and the highest time P-63 pilot in the US. says he has convinced Boeing to cut the price of two new Air Force One 747 aircraft by a billion dollars, and reportedly after only about an hour of negotiations. Trump made the claim during a rally in Melbourne, FL last Saturday. Speaking to a crowd of more than 9,000 people, Trump said he has secured the p
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NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing platform HeroX, has just announced the three winners of its widely publicized... Space Poop Challenge. The global crowdsourcing competition called for solutions to human waste management inside a spacesuit, while protecting the health and safety of its astronaut occupant for up to 6 days. Currently utilized solutions are designed for scenarios lasting less than 1 day. "The response to the Space Poop Challenge exceeded all of our expectations," said NASA Tournament Lab Deputy Director, Steve Rader. The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) recently held its second meeting in Reno, NV. The DAC is an RTCA Federal Advisory Committee comprised of executives who represent a wide array of stakeholders including: unmanned aircraft man
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in December 2016 than in December 2015, according to the recently-released U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) report. December was the highest monthly FTE total (416,337) since March 2008 (416,457) and was the 38th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline full-time equivalent (FTE) employment exceeded the same month of the previous year.
The FAA has released a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) directed towards personnel involved with ground testing of aircraft Air Traffic Control (ATC) transponders and ADS-B OUT equipment. The SAFO points out the importance of adhering to proper test procedures and the hazards associated with improper testing.
Will Strengthen Aviation Training And Education Efforts
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), in cooperation with the École nationale de l’aviation civile (ÉNAC) announced the expansion of their aviation training and education partnership to include aviation research and studies.
Red-Tailed Fighter Jet Again Flying From Montgomery With The 332nd Fighter Group
Airmen assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing take great pride in the heritage created for them by the Tuskegee Airmen. Recently, a key piece of the wing’s history has once again returned to its flightline.