Donated Aircraft Will Support Bahamas Habitat Mission Work
Bahamas Habitat announced the donation of a Beechcraft Baron to
the organization Monday by Dr. John Quinn of Charleston South
Carolina for use by the organization in its Bahamas mission
work. Dr. Quinn, a native of Shreveport Louisiana, is a practicing
Fluid Control and Actuation Components Safety Certifications
Circor Aerospace reports it has successfully completed safety of
flight testing for the firewall shut-off valve and main entry door
hydraulic damper for the Gulfstream G650 aircraft. Circor Aerospace
products on the G650 include pressure gauges, electromechanical
valves, and actuation systems.
Night Flight Concepts Offers Training In A Wide Variety Of
Night Flight Concepts (NFC) has developed a state-of-the-art
night vision goggle (NVG) crewmember training program, the core of
which is the Night Readiness Virtual Terrain Board (VTB) Training
System. The VTB Training System is a NVG simulation platform for
training the capabilities and limitations of NVGs.
Helicopter Sims Will Increase Training Time, Proficiency
Boeing has delivered two new Apache Longbow Crew Trainers (LCT)
to the U.S. Army at Fort Hood, Texas, and the Army declared the
helicopter simulators "ready for training" on September. 4th. These
LCTs reflect the Apache Extended Block II configuration, ensuring
concurrency with the latest AH-64D capabilities.
AWACS Flight Training Provided For Pilots, Navigators, Flight
L-3 Link Simulation & Training has been awarded a one year
$14.4 million contract option from the U.S. Air Force to provide
continued support of the service's E-3 Contractor Training and
Simulation Services (CTSS) program.
Focus Is On Reducing Costs With Innovative Technologies
Embraer is holding the ninth Maintenance Cost Workshop (MCW)
this week in Brazil. The event, which is targeted to those who
already operate or have ordered Embraer jets, focuses on reducing
maintenance costs and stimulates the exchange of ideas among
operators, suppliers, service centers, and Embraer.
AirplaneManager.com Launches Latest Version Of Web-Based
Aircraft Scheduling Software
AirplaneManager.com launched the latest version of its aircraft
scheduling and management solution during the National Business
Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting & Convention in
Orlando last week. This launch represents two years of work
on the core product.
With the end of the 2009 NBAA Convention, the BizAv community has had a chance to take stock of the year that has passed and evaluate their future prospects. While attendance and participation were obviously at lower levels than in year's past, the community showed that it is willing to do what it must to survive, and is seeking new opportunities and business venues as aggressive as the current economic climate allows.
Business Aviation Comes Together In Orlando, FL -- Part 2
With the end of the 2009 NBAA Convention, the BizAv community
has had a chance to take stock of the year that has passed and
evaluate their future prospects. While attendance and participation
were obviously at lower levels than in year's past, the community
showed that it is willing to do what it must to survive, and is
seeking new opportunities and business venues as aggressive as the
current economic climate allows.
Aspen has gotten a lot of notice for what they've added to
countless airplane cockpits this year, but now they're taking a bow
for their first helo installation. The first Evolution Flight
Display System to do helo duty has been installed in a Dale County
Sheriff’s chopper located in Ozark, Alabama.
Governor Bob Riley (R-AL), Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS), and
Governor Bobby Jindal (R- LA) announced the launch of The Aerospace
Alliance Monday. The governors hope they can establish
the Gulf Coast and surrounding region as a world class aerospace,
space and aviation corridor.
ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.27.09 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.27.09 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: FAA Chief Randy Babbitt at NBAA -
10.27.09 (ANN Special Report, with FAA
Administrator Randy Babbitt)
All Programs Will Be Offered At Orlando, Florida Facility
SimCom Training Centers has added Falcon 20 and Westwind
training programs to its portfolio of services. To support these
programs, SimCom has acquired two Level C, full-flight simulators
from CAE. Both simulators will be located at SimCom's Parksouth
facility in Orlando, Florida.
Web Design Firm Says They Are Exclusively Focused On Sites For
CharterMatrix Web Group, an aviation-focused website design
company, says it is now offering complete website development and
design packages for aviation companies, with a focus on search
engine optimization (SEO) and charter-based functionality.
Forecast International Projects Over 2,000 Will Be Produced In
The Next Decade
Forecast International's new "The Market for Light Military
Rotorcraft" study projects a total of 2,026 rotorcraft in this
market segment will be produced during the 2009-2018 time
period. The value of this production is estimated at $20.8
billion in constant 2009 U.S. dollars.
ADAC Luftfahrt Technik recently upgraded the existing Becker
Avionics DVCS 5100 Digital Audio and Intercom System installed on
two ADAC EC145 HEMS helicopters to the DVCS 6100. The new system is
designed as a 'drop-in' replacement.
Lockheed Martin Disputes Report, Sees "No Substantial
Revised Pentagon estimates are that the F-35 Lightning Joint
Strike Fighter will cost billions more than originally anticipated,
and require more time to build, though prime contractor Lockheed
Martin disputes those findings.
"Our first initiative is to win the KC-45 tanker, our
first lesson is Geography -- Mobile, Alabama and the Gulf Coast
States are part of the U.S. and our jobs are American."
Source: Alabama Governor Bob Riley (R).
Several stories today deal with flight simulators, which have
become to sophisticated that even the sims available for home
computers are pretty realistic. It got us thinking about how flight
simulation worked in the days before there were all these
electronics. "A Brief History Of Flight Simulation" has some