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January 17, 2016

P&W To Deliver Final Production F117 Engine To The USAF

Will Be Installed On A C-17 Globemaster II Later This Month

Pratt & Whitney will deliver the final production F117 engine to the U.S. Air Force for its C-17 Globemaster III fleet later this month. A ceremony commemorating delivery of 1,313 production engines will be held later today at Pratt & Whitney's engine center in Middletown, Connecticut , and will include representatives from the U.S. Air Force and Boeing.

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Flightsafety International Adds Gulfstream G650 CPDLC To Its Elearning Courses

Also Includes IflightDECK Subscription-Based Application

FlightSafety International adds Gulfstream G650 Controller Pilot Data Link Communication to its extensive series of eLearning courses and CPDLC iFlightDECK  subscription-based application.

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Mark Brewer Honored With AAAE Distinguished Service Award

Serves As Airport Director At Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

Mark Brewer, A.A.E., Airport Director at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, has received the American Association of Airport Executives' Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to airport executives in honor of an exemplary career and contributions to the airport industry.

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Karen Sheriff Joins WestJet's Board Of Directors

Brings Board Membership To 13

Karen Sheriff has been appointed as an independent director on the Board of Directors of WestJet airlines. The appointment is effective immediately and will bring the total number of Board members to thirteen.

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Canada's Premier Aviation Set To Grow Business

Acquires Discovery Air's Technical Services Division

Premier Aviation Overhaul Centre Inc., an aircraft heavy maintenance and paint organization based in Canada, has successfully completed the acquisition of substantially all of the Assets of Discovery Air's Technical Services Division ("DATS"). The offer to purchase, which was subject to due diligence was first announced by both parties in June 2015 and was signed January 08, 2016.

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Jota Aviation Accepts Avro RJ85

Purchase From Falko Regional Aircraft Is Second Regional Jet For Expanding Company

The Jota Group is celebrating a winning year with its motor racing and aviation activities with the arrival of a new jet aircraft. It has purchased a BAE Systems’ Avro RJ85 regional jet from Falko, an ex SN Brussels Airlines aircraft, to add to Jota Aviation’s current BAe 146-200 and King Air turboprop fleet.

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Aeromexico, WestJet Sign Codeshare Agreement

Aeromexico's Passengers Can Access Connections Via Montreal, Toronto, And Vancouver

Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, and WestJet, Canada's highest rated airline for customer service, have signed a codeshare agreement. Aeromexico and WestJet have had an interline relationship since December 2011.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.17.16): Gross Navigation Error (GNE)

Gross Navigation Error (GNE) A lateral deviation from a cleared track, normally in excess of 25 Nautical Miles (NM). More stringent  standards (for example, 10NM in some parts of the North Atlantic region) may be used in certain regions to  support reductions in lateral separation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.17.16)

Aero Linx: Aero Club of Pennsylvania The Aero Club of PA was organized in December, 1909 in Philadelphia for the purpose of “educating the public on matters of aeronautics.” Our goal remains intact as we organize aviation-related seminars, presentations and field-trips, sponsor an annual Wright Brothers dinner and award aviation scholarships at our annual scholarship dinner.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.17.16)

"This is a bittersweet occasion for those of us who have played a part in developing and delivering the F117 engine to our customers over the years. The F117 production engine program might be ending, but we look forward to working with our customers around the world to sustain their engines and to keep the C-17 fleet flying for decades to come." Source: Bennett Croswell, president, P&W Military Engines, as the final F117 was delivered to the U.S. Air Force for its C-17 Globemaster III fleet later this month.

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AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2016-01-03

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A330-200 Freighter, A330-200, A330-300, A340-200, and A340-300 series airplanes.

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