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May 12, 2018

HASC Approves Military Aviation Mishap Panel

Committee Unanimously Approves Language Establishing The Group

The House Armed Services Committee has approved language for the annual defense policy bill creating an independent national commission on aviation safety.

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Charter Operator Announces $80,000 Flight Crew Retention Package

Signing Bonuses Also Being Offered Depending On Pilot Experience

Private jet charter operator GrandView Aviation announced a five-year retention package of up to $80,000 to attract highly qualified flight crews to fly their expanding fleet of Phenom 300 jets.

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EAA Releases Theater in the Woods Preliminary Schedule

Events Range From RAF 100th Anniversary To A Salute To Homebuilding

As in years past, after an eventful day at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, attendees will be able to wind down with nightly programming at Theater in the Woods, sponsored by M&M’s.

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Introducing Air Georgian Academy, Canada's Airline Learning Center

Scheduled To Open Near Canadian Thanksgiving

Air Georgian has created an Airline Operations Academy to provide its pilots and other employees, industry players, and academic partners a dedicated, purpose-designed facility for training, personal study, learning development, and the tools required to expand their careers.

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GA-ASI Begins Demonstration Flights In Japan

Flights Of First Large-Scale RPA Conducted Off Iki Island

Japan has seen its first flight of the Guardian RPA during an opening ceremony on Iki Island. The demonstration flights, taking place over the next three weeks, intend to promote the civil and scientific applications of the RPA.

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NATA Announces Industry Excellence Awards Recipients For 2017

Presented Annually To Those Demonstrating Superior Service To The Aviation Business Community

NATA has announced the recipients of its Industry Excellence Awards, presented annually to individuals, offices and organizations demonstrating superior service to the aviation business community, particularly through their efforts in advancing general aviation’s safety-first culture.

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Garmin Pilot iOS Incorporates New Weather Features, Airspace Alerting And More

Also Includes Improvements In Traffic Displays, Extended Runway Centerlines

Garmin is pleased to announce the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot application for Apple mobile devices. Just in time for the Spring flying season, Garmin Pilot 9.3 incorporates several new weather enhancements that aid in identifying storm cell movement and icing levels, as well as airspace alerting. With the latest version for iOS, pilots can also view improvements made to the display of traffic, runway extended centerlines and more.

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German Navy To Field AeroVironment Puma UAS With Mantis i45 Sensor

System Does Not Require Modifications On Host Ships

The German Navy has acquired the AeroVironment Puma maritime unmanned aircraft system equipped with the Mantis i45 sensor and pocket Remote Video Terminal (p/RVT) developed by ESG Elektroniksystem. AeroVironment partnered with ESG to satisfy the requirement of the Bundesamt fur Ausrustung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) for an urgent operational requirement.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.12.18)

"It’s disturbing to me that there are people in the Pentagon that even today say, ’Well, it’s not really a crisis. Each one of these [aviation mishaps] has its individual underlying causes'." Source: HASC chairman Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-TX)

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.12.18): Wing Twist

A design feature incorporated into some wings to improve aileron control effectiveness at high angles of attack during an approach to a stall.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.12.18)

PEGASAS Inspires a River of Research PEGASAS is an acronym for the FAA's Center of Excellence (COE) Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and Sustainability.

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