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October 14, 2017

NBAA's 2017 Convention Concludes As A Strong, Meaningful Show

Advocacy Was A Primary Focus For The Convention

The NBAA has brought to a close its 2017 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), and event organizers reported the show was an all-around success, highlighting the strength of the industry, the host community of Las Vegas, NV, and the association, on its 70th anniversary.

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Gulfstream G650ER Affirms Performance Prowess With World-Record Run

Aircraft Sets Five City-Pair Records

Gulfstream's flagship G650ER has again proven its performance capabilities with a worldwide record streak heading into the 2017 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.

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FreeFlight System Introduces Next Generation 1201C SBAS/GNSS Sensor

System Designed For General Aviation Aircraft   

FreeFlight Systems introduced its Model 1201C SBAS/GNSS sensor at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas. As an ADS-B rule-compliant position source, the 1201C SBAS/GNSS sensor meets the rigorous performance requirements of GPS certification. The 1201C has been designed to replace the very successful 1201, the first SBAS/GNSS sensor to ever receive FAA TSO authorization.

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CAE To Train Flexjet And Flight Options Pilots For Six Additional Years

Extends The Two Companies' 14-Year Training Relationship

CAE has renewed a long-term contract to train Flexjet and Flight Options pilots, the companies announced at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas. Under the terms of the renewed contract, CAE will provide exclusive pilot training programs for an additional six years, covering multiple business aircraft platforms, including Bombardier, Cessna, Gulfstream, Nextant Aerospace and Embraer.

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Aphelion Orbitals Launches 'Cubesat Store'

Updates Low-Cost Launcher Development Progress

Launch services and spacecraft component manufacturer Aphelion Orbitals says it is making significant progress toward the company's goal of becoming the premier supplier of reliable, low-cost small satellite hardware and launch services.

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Honeywell Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Data Control And Consulting Service

New GoDirect Cabin Connectivity Offerings Help Business Jet Operators Gain Control Of Connectivity Services And Usage

Honeywell has unveiled new Connected Aircraft software updates for its GoDirect Cabin Connectivity suite of services, giving operators and ground crew better visibility into data use through real-time updates, sophisticated data traffic management tools, consultation services and additional billing options. Services offered via GoDirect Access, GoDirect Filter, GoDirect Data Control and GoDirect Network can generate savings of up to $100,000 per year, per aircraft.

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French Military Trains Eagles To Attack Drones

In Australia, It Seems To Come Naturally

The French Military is training four Golden Eagles to attack drones in flight as a way to defend against potential spying or attacks from the unmanned aircraft.

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AeroVironment Upgrading Family Of Small UAS

Puma 3 And Raven 3 To Be Unveiled At Ausa Global Force Symposium Next Spring

The AeroVironment Puma AE and Raven small unmanned aircraft systems are being enhanced with new upgrades. The new aircraft, Puma 3 and Raven 3, will be unveiled at the AUSA Global Force Symposium in March 2018.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.14.17)

“This year’s show was special in many ways. We celebrated NBAA’s 70th anniversary, and how our industry is stronger when we work together.” Source: NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.14.17): Angle Of Attack

The angle of attack is the angle at which relative wind meets an airfoil. It is the angle that is formed by the chord of the airfoil and the direction of the relative wind or between the chord line and the flight path.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.14.17)

Although designed for modelers, this site is a treasure trove of information for anyone interested in Japanese military aviation.

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