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October 27, 2019

StandardAero Announces First European-Based Business Aviation Parts Warehouse

Will Be Fully Operational In January 2020

StandardAero will open the company’s first European-based business aviation parts warehouse to support operators and strengthen the company’s parts support in the EMEA region. The warehouse operations will be located in Amsterdam with a goal for full functionality by January of 2020.

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Airborne 10.25.19: Tecnam Traveller, Tamarack To Emerge From Ch-11, Epic E1000

Also: Honda Medevac Interior, VisionSafe, Falcon 2000LXS/900LX Sim, Volocopter Air Taxi

There’s a new airliner on the tarmac, folks... and what it does is change the dynamic of small airline travel with a thoroughly modern approach to the need to support small markets. The Tecnam P2012 Traveller was on display at NBAA 2019 and ANN’s Jim Campbell got a rundown with Tecnam’s Shannon Yeager about the piston twin’s potential. Tamarack Aerospace Group has filed a Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization with the Eastern District of Washington. The filed Plan includes repayment of all credito

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Air-Breathing Engine Precooler Achieves Record-Breaking Mach 5 Performance

Marks Milestone In Development Of SABRE Engine

U.K. company Reaction Engines has tested its innovative precooler at airflow temperature conditions equivalent to Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound. This achievement marks a significant milestone in its ESA-supported development of the air-breathing SABRE engine, paving the way for a revolution in space access and hypersonic flight.

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NASA Showcases Benefits Of Air Traffic Management Tools

Research Is Focused On Aircraft Movement Schedules

Two years into a three-year demonstration of new technology for more efficiently scheduling takeoffs at a major airport, NASA researchers already have seen the system generate results benefitting participating airlines and their passengers.

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Goldfein Honors 2019 Cadet Of The Year

Second Lt. Kirsten Cullinan Selected From More Than 3,000 Eligible Cadets

Second Lt. Kirsten Cullinan comes from a family so rich in military accomplishments – father served 30 years as an Air Force pilot, mother served in the Army, both siblings are Air Force officers – that rising above that impressive history would seem difficult.

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Jet Aviation’s New Van Nuys FBO And Hangar Facility On Track For Q4 Opening

First Jet Aviation Site To Offer Sustainable Fuel Via A Blended Fuel Option

Jet Aviation is winding up construction of its new FBO and hangar complex at Van Nuys Airport and expects to be operational in Q4 2019. The brand-new 10,000 sq. ft. FBO terminal and 43,000 sq. ft. hangar was built with a view to sustainability. The hangar can accommodate all the newer generation, large-body aircraft currently entering the market.

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China Eastern, Virgin Atlantic, Air France And KLM To Launch Joint Venture

Goal Is To Establish More Options Between London And Shanghai

On October 16th, China Eastern announced its intention to enter into a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM, providing more valuable and attractive joint commercial propositions for customers between Europe and China.     

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Drukair Takes Delivery Of Latest Generation ATR 42-600

Airline Renews Fleet With Turboprop Featuring Cutting-Edge Avionics For Performance In Challenging Conditions

Bhutanese national flag-carrier Drukair today took delivery of its brand new ATR 42-600 aircraft. The latest-generation turboprop aircraft, which will be used on the airline’s domestic and international routes, was chosen for its outstanding operational performance in challenging conditions. The airline’s ATR serves small airports in the Himalayan Mountains and links Bhutan with Kathmandu, Kolkata and Dhaka.

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Airbus-Built Solar Orbiter Heads For The Sun In Florida

Spacecraft Completed All Tests And Ready For Fiery Mission

Solar Orbiter, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) flagship mission to study the Sun has completed all tests and is set to be flown to Cape Canaveral ready for its launch in February 2020.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.27.19): Friction Measurement

Friction Measurement A measurement of the friction characteristics of the runway pavement surface using continuous self-watering friction measurement equipment in accordance with the specifications, procedures and schedules contained in AC 150/5320−12, Measurement, Construction, and Maintenance of Skid Resistant Airport Pavement Surfaces.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.27.19)

Aero Linx: The Tennessee Aviation Association (TAA) The Tennessee Aviation Association (TAA) is an airports advocacy organization representing our statewide system of airports. The mission of TAA is to promote and encourage communications among its members, governmental entities and the general public; and to foster a better understanding of the value of all airports in the State of Tennessee. Celebrating more than 25 years of statewide advocacy, TAA membership includes representatives from airports, local governments, consultants, vendors and other suppliers that serve the aviation industry. We are proud to produce the annual Tennessee Airports Conference which is

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.27.19)

“With ATD-2 we’ve demonstrated during the past two years we’re able to move aircraft in a more efficient manner, which is resulting in time saved, fuel saved, and less CO2 released.” Source: Shawn Engelland, NASA’s ATD project manager, commenting on recent research... The focus of the research – known as Airspace Technology Demonstration-2, or ATD-2 – is on enabling the coordination of schedules among those who manage the movement of aircraft from an airport gate to a spot in the sky after takeoff where they can safely join with the overhead traffic – like a car merging onto a freeway.

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