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December 13, 2015

Airbus Helicopters Delivers The First Two H145M To Bundeswehr

German Armed Forces To Fly Military Version Of The H145 Multi-Role Helicopter

Germany's Bundeswehr (Armed Forces) has taken delivery of the first two lightweight military multi-role H145M helicopters (LUH SOF) for use by the Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), the German Army’s Special Forces, in Laupheim.

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MAC Air Group Adds Two Business Jets To Its Fleet

Citation CJ3, Learjet 60 Acquired By The Charter Company

MAC Air Group, based in Portland, Maine, is pleased to announce the addition of two business jets to their existing charter fleet: a Cessna Citation CJ3 and a Bombardier Learjet 60.

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L-3 WESCAM's MX-10 Selected For UK's NPAS Fixed-Wing Contract

Will Be Installed On Four NPAS P68 Aircraft

An order for four electrooptical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems to be installed on the U.K. National Police Air Service’s (NPAS) newly procured P68 fixed-wing aircraft has been placed by Austrian-based Airborne Technologies GmbH.

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LMC Flight Training To Feature Rockwell Collins Integrated Visual Systems

Will Be Installed On Mexico-Based A320 Flight Simulators For Airbus

As part of a contract with Lockheed Martin Commercial Flight Training, Rockwell Collins’ integrated visual systems will be featured on two Airbus A320 full flight simulators that will be based at Airbus’s new training centers in Mexico City, Mexico.

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South Africa Marks Regional Milestone

Will Deploy Space-Based ADS-B In 2018

A contract to provide space-based air traffic control services has been signed between Air Traffic Navigation Services (ATNS) ... the air traffic and navigation service provider in South Africa ... and Aireon LLC.

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Avjet Introduces Third G650 To Its Fleet In 2015

All Three To Operate Out Of Burbank, CA

Avjet Corporation recently added two additional G-IVSPs and another brand new G650 for charter. The third Gulfstream G650 on Avjet's certificate, and fourth operational G650, solidifies Avjet's global footprint as the industry's premier Gulfstream operator and one of the largest G650 operators in the world.

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West Star Aviation Renews Hawker, Citation Service Center Agreement

Textron Continues Relationship In Grand Junction, CO

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce the renewal of their Textron Aviation Authorized Hawker and Citation Service Center Agreement at their Grand Junction, CO (KGJT) Location.

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Third Nigerian Business Aviation Conference Set For March

Magazine Editor Confirmed As Chairman Of The Event

The third Nigerian Business Aviation Conference, NBAC 2016 has been set for March 17th and 18th, 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.13.15)

Aero Linx: The International Cessna 120-140 Association The International Cessna 120-140 Association is an all volunteer group of over 1,400 owners, pilots and others who share a common interest in restoring, maintaining and flying the Models 120, 140 and 140A aircraft manufactured by the Cessna Aircraft Company in 1946-1950. Though over sixty years old, these aircraft provide a combination of performance, ease and economy of operation and maintenance unmatched by many currently produced aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.13.15): Contaminated Runway

Contaminated Runway A runway is considered contaminated whenever standing water, ice, snow, slush, frost in any form, heavy rubber, or other substances are present. A runway is contaminated with respect to rubber deposits or other friction-degrading substances when the average friction value for any 500-foot segment of the runway within the ALD fails below the recommended minimum friction level and the average friction value in the adjacent 500-foot segments falls below the maintenance planning friction level.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.13.15)

“This co-operative full-service contract is a modern and proven answer to the Force´s claims for optimal availability, reliability and readiness of the helicopter fleet. It secures the level of autonomy of the KSK in crisis and war operations while using the best-practice support and service of the global civil H145 fleet.” Source: Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Germany, commenting as Germany's Bundeswehr (Armed Forces) took delivery of the first two lightweight military multi-role H145M helicopters (LUH SOF) for use by the Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), the German Army’s Special Forces, in Laupheim.

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