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November 18, 2017

AD: Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-22-11

PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes.

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Retrofit Market Boosts Avionics Sales Over First Nine Months Of 2016

Total Avionics Sales Exceed $1.73 Billion In Through The Third Quarter Of 2017, A 4.1 Percent Increase

The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-quarter 2017 Avionics Market Report. In the first nine months of the year, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to $1,732,915,016.06, or more than $1.73 billion as reported by the participating companies. The figure represented a 4.1 percent increase in year-over-year sales compared to the first nine months of 2016 amount of $1,664,109,078.49.

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NAVAIR Hosts First Orientation Flight In A CH-53K King Stallion

Israeli Air Force Commander Given First-Hand Look At The New Helicopter

Naval Air Systems Command and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, hosted a ‘first of its kind’ orientation flight in the CH-53K King Stallion for Brig. Gen. Nir Nin-Nun, Israeli Air Force, Commander, Air Support and Helicopter Division, during a test flight Nov. 7.

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Airbus Develops World’s First Mixed Reality Trainer For A350 XWB

Airbus And JAL Cooperate And Explore Benefits Of Mixed Reality Technologies For Mechanics And Crew Training For Aircraft Operations

 Airbus, in cooperation with Japan Airlines (JAL) and JAL Engineering (JALEC), has developed a prototype application supporting new training solutions, taking advantage of the world’s most advanced Mixed Reality technology, Microsoft “HoloLens” and immersive headsets. This will enable the airline community to benefit from cost-effective and highly enhanced training and operational solutions, pushing the boundaries of what is currently available.

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Azerbaijan Airlines Grows Its 787 Dreamliner Fleet From Two To Seven

The Airline Will Be The Launch Customer For The 787 Landing Gear Exchange Program

Boeing and Azerbaijan Airlines have announced an order for five more 787-8 Dreamliners and a commitment to purchase two large freighters. The agreement, announced at the 2017 Dubai Air Show, is valued at about $1.9 billion at current list prices.

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NASA Developing Drone For Mars In The Arctic

Devon Island Mimics Martian Environment

The Mars Institute, the SETI Institute, and FYBR Solutions Inc. (FYBR) are announcing a new partnership with the NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) for the research and development of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone technologies and applications for future Mars exploration.

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NASA Goddard Announces Agreement With Institute For Local Innovations

Five-Year Agreement Signed With The Louisiana-Based Company

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Technology Transfer Office (TTO) in Greenbelt, MD has announced the signing of a five year Space Act Agreement with the Louisiana based Institute for Local Innovations, Inc. (ILI).

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Wingsuit BASE Jumper Fatally Injured

Had Attempted To Jump From A 22,349-Foot High Peak In The Himalayas

A Russian wingsuit BASE jumper has been fatally injured during an attempt to leap from Ama Dablam in the Himalayan mountains. The mountain is 22,349 feet tall.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.18.17)

"The third-quarter report indicates that the retrofit market appears to be thriving, as those sales have increased more than 28 percent in the past year. To further that point, retrofit sales increased more than 32 percent during the third-quarter months alone."Source: AEA President Paula Derks, on the release of the third quarter Avionics Market Report.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.18.17): Turn-And-Slip Indicator

A flight instrument consisting of a rate gyro to indicate the rate of yaw and a curved glass inclinometer to indicate the relationship between gravity and centrifugal force.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.18.17)

Beechcraft Heritage Museum

A must-see for all Beech fans. The collection has been accumulated via donation or loan of aircraft and artifacts.

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