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June 23, 2018

New Report Predicts Airline Industry On The Cusp Of Major Investment Wave

'Honeywell Connected Aircraft Report' Reveals Ninety-Five Percent Of Respondents Will Make Connected Aircraft Purchases In The Next Five Years

The commercial aviation industry is at the beginning of a technology investment wave fueled by advancements in high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity. In the new Honeywell Connected Aircraft Report, aviation professionals around the globe in the commercial aircraft sector reveal that spending on connected technologies will increase dramatically in the coming years, driven by a rapidly growing demand for solutions that enhance the passenger experience, save airlines money and improve operational efficiency.

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HeliOffshore Explores Next Steps For Eye-Tracking Research

Consults Flight Instructors And Examiners on How To Utilize Findings

Having completed two phases of research to track the eye movements of helicopter pilots, HeliOffshore is consulting with Type Rating Instructors (TRIs) and Type Rating Examiners (TREs) to advise on how the findings from this unprecedented program can be applied to enhance safety on the front line. The association is now seeking direct input from member operators and training organizations.

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Vietnam Fighter Pilot James White Finally Comes Home

Brother Of Astronaut Ed White Went Missing In November, 1969

Maj. James Blair White went missing in Southeast Asia on Nov. 24, 1969. He was finally laid to rest at West Point alongside of his mother, father and brother, June 19, 2018. His wife, Sharon Cook, and daughter, Katherine White, were in attendance. Katherine was less than a year old when her father went missing.

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COMAC ARJ21 Aircraft Will Utilize Teledyne Controls Real-Time Monitoring System

Will Acquire And Monitor All Aircraft Parameters During Flight

Teledyne Controls' Real-time Monitoring Unit (RTMU) will be used in all ARJ21 aircraft after the unit's certification. The RTMU provides COMAC with a state-of-the-art hardware and software solution for data acquisition, aircraft condition monitoring and data recording.

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Australia Invites Proposals From SMEs For UAS Protection Technologies

Looks To Develop Technologies To Make Small Fixed-Wing UAS Harder To Detect

Australia's Ministry of Defense is inviting Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to submit proposals for new technologies to protect Australian small, fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by making them harder to detect.

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A Milestone Is Reached In Securing ESA's Future Global Space Exploration Role

Builds On On E3P Created By ESA's Ministers In 2016

Over the past 18 months, ESA and its Member States have gathered in a series of space exploration workshops culminating in a discussion in the ESA Council held in Paris last week.

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Four Satellites Being Prepped For Ariane 5's Next Galileo Launch

Launch Scheduled For July

The four Galileo satellites for Arianespace’s next Ariane 5 mission at the service of Europe’s navigation system are coming together in their flight configuration, while parallel preparations continue with the mission’s heavy-lift launcher.

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GA-ASI Conducts Successful Lightning Tests On MQ-9B

Represents Another Important Step Towards Airworthiness Certification

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) used its second full-scale MQ-9B to conduct successful lightning tests at its facility in Poway, California last month. The test was conducted jointly between engineers from GA-ASI and NTS Pittsfield, a recognized leader in the development of sophisticated lightning protection systems for the aerospace industry. MQ-9B is GA-ASI’s latest evolution of GA-ASI’s multi-mission Predator B fleet of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.23.18)

"The airline industry is beginning to seriously invest in Connected Aircraft technology to proactively improve daily operations. The result is airline employees performing their daily roles more effectively." Source: Kristin Slyker, vice president, Connected Aircraft, Honeywell Aerospace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.23.18): Pilot In Command (PIC)

The pilot responsible for the operation and safety of an aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.23.18)

Emergency Volunteer Air Corps

The Emergency Volunteer Air Corps promotes and coordinates effective and useful additional General Aviation volunteer participation in emergency relief efforts, especially following disasters. EVAC Volunteers fly to help others! During emergency situations EVAC pilots and other volunteers provide the resources of General Aviation to help affected people and communities.

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