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May 14, 2017

Airborne 05.12.17: Spirit TRO, Hoover Scholarship, New SecAF

Also: Airbus Aerial, JetSuiteX, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Boeing Airborne Networking, Air Wisconsin, Hawthorne Acquires

The U.S. District Court has granted a motion brought by Spirit Airlines for a Temporary Restraining Order and ordered a motion for a hearing for a Preliminary Injunction.  The action was brought against ALPA, the ALPA Master Executive Council of Spirit pilots and individual officers, members and committee members of the MEC. Spirit claims to have commenced this action in order to protect its customers from further disruption due to what they termed to be an unlawful job action by Spirit

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AMA Drone Report 05.11.17: Augmented Drone Reality, FAI Drone Races, UAV Safety

Also: Drone Legalities, Another Bizarre Shootdown, Drones Behind Bars, DJI Geofences Iraq-Syria

Edgybees has launched a new augmented reality mobile application that is compatible with DJI Phantom 3, Phantom 4 and the Mavic Pro. The app was developed using DJI’s software development kit. The game is centered on flying the drone through a virtual obstacle course while collecting prizes and avoiding obstacles along the way. Drone pilots can compete over the best performance, points and time for a coveted place in the high-score leaderboard with other drone pilots around the world. Th

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Centennial College Lands Funding For Innovative Electric Aircraft Landing Gear

Receives $2.3 Million Grant For Research

Canada's Centennial College has received $2.3 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to investigate the next generation of landing gear for energy-efficient aircraft.

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MedEvac Foundation Announces 2017 SMTA Scholarship Winner

Andrew Holcomb To Receive Financial Support From The Organization

The MedEvac Foundation International has awarded the 2017 Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA) Scholarship to Andrew Holcomb, Flight Paramedic for PHI Air Medical. Andrew receives the scholarship based on his commitment to aviation safety in our industry.

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ICAO Confirms Strong Support For SAR Services In Africa

SAR Plays Crucial Role In Ensuring Safety Of Civil Aviation Operations

Adopted during the recent High-level Conference on SAR in Africa which convened in Lomé, Togo, the new agreement will be implemented in part under a separate Plan of Action adopted by the participating States’ Ministers.

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Airbus Achieves Automatic Air-To-Air Refuelling Contact

Automatic AAR Contacts With Boom Performed For First Time Ever

Airbus Defense and Space has successfully demonstrated automatic air-to-air refuelling (AAR) contacts with a fighter aircraft from a tanker’s refuelling boom – the first time that this has been done.

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EASA Grants STC For MT-Propeller Installation On Aviat A-1 Husky

Approves The Three-Blade MTV-9 For The Aircraft

EASA has granted an STC to MT-Propeller for the installation of its MTV-9 three-blade scimitar composite propeller on Aviat A-1 Husky aircraft.

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Printing Bricks From Moondust Using The Sun's Heat

Could Lead To Construction Techniques Used For A Lunar Settlement

Bricks have been 3D printed out of simulated moondust using concentrated sunlight – proving in principle that future lunar colonists could one day use the same approach to build settlements on the Moon.

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IndiGo Selects The ATR 72-600 For Its Ambitious Plans To Enter Regional Market

The Indian Carrier Will Play A Key Role In The Government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme

ATR has signed a term sheet with India’s largest airline by market share, IndiGo, for the sale of 50 ATR 72-600 aircraft, with the flexibility to reduce the number of aircraft deliveries based on certain conditions. In a deal valued at over $ 1.3 billion at list price, the aircraft are expected to begin operations by the end of 2017. The airline is currently preparing for an ambitious development of its regional footprint.

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Romania AF To Receive F-16 Fighting Falcon Training System

Includes Full Mission And Combat Tactics Trainers

Lockheed Martin will deliver a tailored simulation-based F-16 training environment for the Romanian Air Force (RoAF). The family of systems training system includes a comprehensive suite of full mission trainers and combat tactics trainers that can be networked together, aligning technologies to deliver advanced training while meeting affordability goals.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.14.17)

Aero Linx: Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives The Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives was originally formed in 1947 as the California Association of Airport Executives (CAAE), the organization has expanded over the years and in 1979 became the Southwest Chapter of the nationwide American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). The Chapter's membership includes airport representatives primarily from the states of California, Arizona and Nevada. Since its founding, the purpose of the organization has been to bring together all persons representing public use airports as well as persons interested in and working for the benefit of aviati

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.14.17)

“Andrew’s passion for safety and his desire to promote safety, in his and other organizations, are what make him an exemplary candidate for the 2017 SMTA Scholarship. SMTA provides a wide range of safety education that will provide the background, knowledge, and skills Mr. Holcomb desires to help make PHI Air Medical's safety programs and other safety programs even more effective.” Source: MedEvac Foundation President and CEO, Rick Sherlock, commenting on the MedEvac Foundation International award of the 2017 Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA) Scholarship to Andrew Holcomb, Flight Paramedic for PHI Air Medical. Andrew receives the scholarship based on his commitment to aviation safety in our industry.

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