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February 21, 2016

Frasca Appoints New VP Business Development

Craig Zysk Brings 33 Years Experience To The Post

Frasca International, Inc. announced today that Craig Zysk has joined the firm to further develop their customer accounts throughout the world. Craig Zysk comes with over 33 years of experience in the aviation industry, having spent time with Agusta Westland, Rotorsim, Aerosim Flight Academy/Technologies, Keystone and most recently MD helicopters where he worked as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

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MOU Signed Between Airbus Helicopters And CAA Singapore For UAS Project

Will Jointly Conduct Unmanned Aircraft Systems Experimentation Program

Airbus Helicopters (Airbus) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to conduct Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Proof-of-Concept Trials, named the Skyways Project, in Singapore.

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Singapore Airlines, Airbus Sign Flight Hour Services Tailored Support Package

Contract Covers The Carrier's A380 Fleet

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a ‘Flight Hour Services - Tailored Support Package’ (FHS-TSP) contract with Airbus to integrate and provide full component support, line and base airframe maintenance, as well as fleet technical management services for SIA’s 19 A380s.

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Integration Of Air Force's Wide Field Of View Testbed Underway

Millennium Space Systems Begins Process Of Readying Spacecraft For Launch

Spacecraft integration of the United States Air Force's Wide Field of View (WFOV) Testbed has been initiated by Millennium Space Systems. The WFOV spacecraft bus platform will be functionally integrated, tested and checked out in summer 2016, in preparation for sensor integration.

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Global Jet Capital Announces International Recruitment Plans

Financier Expanding Outside Of The United States

Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing solutions for private jets, has announced plans to recruit around 13 business aviation origination professionals, the majority of whom will be based outside the US.  The company estimates that around 225 medium-size and heavy business aircraft are bought outside of the Americas every year, requiring over $7.25 billion in finance, and it is positioning its new team around the globe to meet this demand for financing.

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Vector Aerospace Signs Long-Term Agreements With Australian Companies

Deals Made With Broome Air Services And Hinterland Aviation

Vector Aerospace has entered into an exclusive long-term engine service agreement with JNP Enterprises, owner of Broome Air Services (BAS), based in Western Australia and Hinterland Aviation, based in Queensland (QLD), Australia.

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Instrument Integration On Polar-Orbiting Weather Satellite Complete

Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder Now Aboard The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1)

All five of the complex and critical instruments that will deliver data for NOAA's next polar-orbiting weather satellite mission have been integrated by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. on the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite.

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Keystone Aviation Expands Piper Aircraft Sales Territory

Salt Lake City Aviation Services Provider One Of The Largest Piper Dealers In The World

Keystone Aviation has expanded its Piper Aircraft sales territory across three additional states. Effective January 1st, 2016, Keystone Aviation’s Piper dealer territory reaches to Eastern Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico, enhancing its already expansive territory of Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Western Wyoming. Keystone Aviation has been a Piper dealership for more than 20 years, and with continual growth, has become one of the largest Piper dealers in the world.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.21.16)

Aero Linx: The Aerospace Medical Association The Aerospace Medical Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aerospace medicine and human performance. AsMA is an umbrella group providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise for the benefit of all persons involved in air and space travel. The Association has provided its expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues, including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight. AsMA's membership includes ae

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.21.16): Contact Approach

Contact Approach An approach wherein an aircraft on an IFR flight plan, having an air traffic control authorization, operating clear of clouds with at least 1 mile flight visibility and a reasonable expectation of continuing to the destination airport in those conditions, may deviate from the instrument approach procedure and proceed to the destination airport by visual reference to the surface. This approach will only be authorized when requested by the pilot and the reported ground visibility at the destination airport is at least 1 statute mile.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.21.16)

"The infrastructure supporting weather, environmental and climate sciences is a critical national resource. The robust delivery system provided by JPSS-1 is a result of effective partnerships and will ensure the continuity of weather and environmental observations that protect us from the potential loss of human life and property while advancing the national economy." Source: Rob Strain, Ball Aerospace President, commenting as all five of the complex and critical instruments that will deliver data for NOAA's next polar-orbiting weather satellite mission have been integrated by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. on the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite. 

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