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July 22, 2018

Airbus And International SOS Sign MOU On Drone Cargo Delivery Systems

Ensuring Safe Flight Operations For A Hub-To-Hub Drone Delivery Service

Airbus and International SOS, the world’s leading medical and security risk services company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly study the viability of using aircraft or unmanned systems to deliver medical cargo and supplies.

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Mark Your Calendar To Meet Tuskegee Airmen Pilots At AirVenture

Two Veterans Will Chat With Visitors To The RISE ABOVE Exhibit

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, will host Tuskegee Airmen pilots Col. Charles McGee and Lt. Col. George Hardy at their RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit at AirVenture this week.

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Commercial Aerospace Revenues Continue Deceleration

Defense Speeds Ahead According To Deloitte Global Report

Global aerospace and defense (A&D) sector revenues grew by 2.7 percent to reach $685.6 billion in 2017, according to the 2018 Global aerospace and defense sector financial performance study released by Deloitte Global. Launched in anticipation of the Farnborough Airshow, the results highlight that while revenue growth for the industry as a whole continues to accelerate, it lagged in comparison to an estimated 3.1 percent in global gross domestic product (GDP) growth.

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‘Eagles Soar, Harts Explore’ Themed Scholarship Launches

More Than $10,000 In Funding Offered

Gearing up for AirVenture this week, two organizations have collaborated to offer more than $10,000 worth in flight training scholarships. The scholarship program was officially launched last week on social media, with the application period closing on August 10.

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Hybrid Air Vehicles Launches 'Rethink The Skies'

Announces New Chairman For The Company

Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited is entering a new chapter, with the announcement of a new Chairman and launch of its "Rethink the Skies" campaign.

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Garmin Introduces The D2 Delta

Company's Latest Generation In Aviator Watches

Garmin has announced the D2 Delta PX, D2 Delta S and D2 Delta aviator watch series, three new GPS-enabled smartwatches built in a variety of sizes and personalities for pilots and aviation enthusiasts.

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Sedgwick County Commissioners Clash Over Wichita Drone School

One Accused By Another Of Trying To Squelch The Program

Two Sedgwick County (KS) commissioners are at odds over the placement of a drone school at Cook Airfield southeast of Wichita.

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USS Wasp First-Ever Carrier To Use JPALS On Deployment

F-35Bs Can Use Joint Precision Approach And Landing System For Precision Landings In Zero Visibility Conditions

Early in 2018, U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II fighters deployed to the Pacific aboard the USS Wasp amphibious assault ship, and used Raytheon Company's Intelligence, Information and Services business's Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) to guide them onto the ship's deck in all weather and surface conditions up to the rough waters of Sea State 5.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.22.18)

Aero Linx: The Ninety-Nines The Ninety-Nines is the international organization of women pilots that promotes advancement of aviation through education, scholarships, and mutual support while honoring our unique history and sharing our passion for flight. Established in 1929 by 99 women pilots, the members of The Ninety-Nines, Inc., International Organization of Women Pilots, are represented in all areas of aviation today. And, to quote Amelia, fly “for the fun of it!”

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.22.18): Runway In Use/Active Runway/Duty Runway

Runway In Use/Active Runway/Duty Runway Any runway or runways currently being used for takeoff or landing. When multiple runways are used, they are all considered active runways. In the metering sense, a selectable adapted item which specifies the landing runway configuration or direction of traffic flow. The adapted optimum flight plan from each transition fix to the vertex is determined by the runway configuration for arrival metering processing purposes.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.22.18)

"Rethink the Skies is a message that is just as applicable to defence and security as it is to adventure tourism. All around us, we see new challenges to provide services into remote places, provide airborne connectivity, and reduce our industry’s environmental impact... The aerospace industry can’t solve these new challenges with variations on the same answers. With Airlander there is a way to do things differently – and better.” Source: HAV CEO Stephen McGlennan discussing Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited having entered a new chapter, with the announcement of a new Chairman and launch of its "Rethink the Skies" campaign.

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