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March 16, 2019

Boeing Unveils 777X To Company Employees

Event Was Delayed Following 737 MAX Accident In Ethiopia

Boeing has given employees a look at its newest airliner, the 777X. The first fully-assembled was revealed in a ceremony at its wide-body manufacturing plant in Everett, WA on Thursday.

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Macquarie Acquires Helicopter Portfolio From Waypoint Leasing

Comprises 120 Medium And Heavy Helicopters Leased To Approximately 30 Operators

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing has completed the acquisition of a helicopter portfolio from Waypoint Leasing Holdings Ltd. (“Waypoint”) and its subsidiaries.

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Airbus Delivers First FANS-C Equipped A320 To easyJet

Milestone Marks The Start Of SESAR FANS-C Demonstration By Seven Airlines

Airbus has delivered the first FANS-C equipped A320 aircraft to easyJet. In the frame of Europe’s SESAR Air Traffic Management (ATM) research program, this aircraft – and others to follow – will take part in the Airbus-led project: “Demonstration of air traffic management improvements Generated by 4D Initial Trajectory Information Sharing” (DIGITS) which will demonstrate the sharing of an aircraft's predicted trajectory data with air traffic control (ATC).

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Female State Farm Employees Make Their Mark As Drone Pilots

Jessica Hodge, Joy Hillsman-Caffie And Shelley Cole Rising Stars In The Company

As State Farm launched their new drone program to better assist customers after storm damage, they needed to recruit and train employees to become drone pilots. And they wanted the best of the best. To the surprise of no one, Jessica Hodge, Joy Hillsman-Caffie and Shelley Cole rose to the top of the list. They are three of the six drone pilots for State Farm who are women.

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Liberty University Aviation Programs Adds New simulators

Increases High-Tech Training Opportunities For Student Pilots

Liberty University School of Aeronautics is committed to using state-of-the-art technologies to reduce training costs while delivering a high-quality experience. Recently, Liberty acquired three Frasca Reconfigurable Training Devices to bolster its flight simulator fleet. Liberty is one of only a handful of institutions nationwide to have FAA National Simulator Program certification.

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GVHL Signs Contract For H145 Airbus Helicopters

One Firm Order, One Option With Deliveries Beginning In Mid 2020

Airbus has signed a contract with Global Vectra Helicorp Limited (GVHL), India’s largest private sector rotorcraft operator, to deliver an H145 helicopter in a multi-utility configuration.

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Chorus Aviation Announces Executive Realignment

Moves Support Carrier's Growth And Diversification Strategies

Chorus Aviation has announced executive appointments to support its growth and diversification strategies. These appointments provide the expertise and focus required to further strengthen Chorus and build on the positive momentum achieved in its quest to bring regional aviation services to the world.

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'One Of The World's Best Air Shows' Coming To Goldsboro, NC

Event Planned For April 27-28 At Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base will stage and choreograph the Wings Over Wayne Air Show on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28. Headlining the exhibition from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, is the premier Air Force jet demonstration team, the Thunderbirds.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.16.19)

"This is a transformational opportunity for Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing." Source: Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing Chief Executive Officer John Petkovic, on the acquisition of the 120-aircraft portfolio of Waypoint Leasing Holdings.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.16.19): Transmissometer

An apparatus used to determine visibility by measuring the transmission of light through the atmosphere.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.16.19)

Aviation Crime Prevention Institute ACPI Is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of aviation-related crime.

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