American Eurocopter has presented the U.S. Coast Guard with a
certificate of commendation for attaining 1.25 million fleet flight
hours on the H-65 Dolphin multi-mission helicopter. The
presentation happened Sunday at Eurocopter’s exhibit at
Heli-Expo in Dallas, TX. American Eurocopter delivered the first
Coast Guard H-65 in 1985 and has serviced the fleet since, to
include the fleet-wide engine upgrade program.
Theme For The Meeting Is The Sustainability Of Space
The International Space University (ISU), in collaboration with
NASA, will welcome more than 150 space experts from various space
agencies, industries and academia next week for its 16th Annual
Rewarding Experiences Await Young Women Interested In
Young women will be inspired to reach for their aviation dreams
as Women Soar You Soar, a four-day mentoring camp featuring
inspirational women aviators, returns for its eighth year in
conjunction with EAA AirVenture 2012.
The V2500 engine developed by International Aero Engines (IAE),
a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise
of Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, the Japanese Aero Engines
Corporation and MTU Aero Engines, has been selected by Sichuan
Airlines and leasing company ICBC to power their new A320 family
Centrifuge Will Enhance Existing ISS Lab Equipment
NASA, Astrium Space Transportation and NanoRacks LLC are teaming
up to expand the research capability of the International Space
Station through delivery of a small commercial centrifuge facility
that will conduct molecular and cellular investigations on plant
and animal tissue.
Jim DiMatteo, a decorated U.S. Naval Aviator who has served in
several aviation leadership positions, is joining EAA as Vice
President, AirVenture Features and Attractions. In that role,
DiMatteo will be responsible for developing and coordinating the
programs for the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in.
Goal Is To Expose Members To Opportunities In Rotary-Wing
Segment Of The Industry
A new feature at this year’s International Women in
Aviation Conference is an all-female panel of helicopter experts,
moderated by Helicopter Association International President Matt
Zuccaro. The Helicopter Panel will take place during the General
Session on Friday, March 9, 2012, which is sponsored by Helicopter
Association International, EAA, GAMA and NBAA.
The Dassault Falcon 7X fleet has accumulated more than 100,000
flight hours marking a significant milestone for the company's
longest range aircraft. The first 7X was delivered in June, 2007
and since that time 133 have entered service in 31 countries. The
fleet leader has accumulated more than 3,500 flight hours.
Gulfstream G450/G550 Simulator Is Located In Newly Opened Hong
Kong Learning Center
Gulfstream Aerospace and FlightSafety International on Tuesday
announced the opening of a new Learning Center in Hong Kong. The
center will train operators of Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft
using a Level D-qualified full-flight simulator, the first of its
kind in Asia.
Also: Boeing, Bell, Sikorsky, Red Tails, Eurocopter, Enstrom, NBAA,
EAA, A4A, AEA, And A Few More A380 Cracks...
Airborne 02.17.12 is chock full of info about the week ending
Friday, February 17th, 2012... Presented by Aero-TV veteran
videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN
CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan
Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton and Paul Plack, this
Bell Helicopter reports it has received a contract to modify and
refurbish eight Royal Thai Army Bell 212 helicopters. Bell
Helicopter Asia will work with Bell Helicopter’s independent
representative Royal Airport Services on this in-country
Both sides in a fight between skydiving operations and airport
management in Creswell, Oregon seem to be tiring of their
seven-year battle. The dive operation says it must fight an attempt
to ban its operations before the FAA, or go out of business. The
city has threatened that the cost of addressing that complaint
could force it to end services at Hobby Field Airport (77S).
Accuse Agency Of Enabling Voyeurism At Checkpoints
Many people worry about the TSA profiling passengers based on
skin color, religious clothing or national origin. Several women
who've been through checkpoints at Dallas-Fort Worth International
Airport say they were targeted for multiple screenings simply
because they were attractive.
United Airlines has recently announced changes to its pet
transport policy that will increase the cost for military service
members transporting their pets up to 1,300 percent! According to
an article published in Stars & Stripes, military personnel
transferring from the Asian Pacific region back to the United
States currently pay an average of $283 to fly their pet home.
Under the new policy due to go into effect on March 3, 2012, that
cost will skyrocket to between $1,440 - $3,869.
Be A Part of ANN's Fight To Keep Telling It Like It Is...
Aero-Update 01.09.12: Hi Folks... We've
held up on this for the last several weeks due to some legal
confusion, but we're sorry to say that the Cirrus war against our
Constitutionally-protected responsibility to tell the truth about
the ills this industry faces, continues on... especially when those
stories are about Cirrus. We'll have a LOT more to say about this
shortly... including an interesting documentary project that not
only tells you what went wrong... but shows Cirrus and its ilk
caught in fib after fib, time after time... in glorious living
color. The sad fact about this story is that there is actually MUCH
more to tell and that the real reason for the problems we face is
that Cirrus s
Meets ISO-9001 Requirements For Aviation, Space, And Defence
Universal Avionics Systems Corporation said in a news release
Thursday that it has received registration to Aerospace Standard
ISO-9001:2008/AS9100C. AS9100C standardizes the Quality Management
System requirements for Aviation, Space, and Defense
Over $31 Billion In Business Transacted During The Event
Singapore Airshow 2012, Asia's largest and one of the three most
important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, wrapped
up the trade segment of the six-day event with a record value of
deals announced worth over $31 billion. Major announcements include
contracts for Boeing, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, CFM and ATR.
This represents a threefold increase over the total value of deals
announced in 2010.
Papua New Guinea, Turkey, Nigeria, Chile, Tahiti and Panama
Added To International Sales List
In addition to the prior announcement of delivery to Papua, New
Guinea, Tahiti, Turkey, Nigeria, Chile, and Panama have all been
added early in 2012 to the growing international list of Twin Otter
Series 400 sales, totaling fifteen aircraft amongst the six
countries and bringing the Series 400 Type Certificate recognized
country total to fifteen.
Marked by a concentration of isotherms and strong vertical
shear, this jet is the boundary between the polar air and the
subtropical air. It often divides into two branches, the north and
the south, and marks the high speed core of the prevailing
westerlies. It is associated with the location and motion of the
high and low pressure areas of the middle latitudes, and therefore,
is variable in position, elevation, and wind speed. Its position
tends to migrate south in the Northern Hemispheric winter and north
in the summer, and its core winds increase during the winter and
become less strong in the summer.
Aero Linx: (NASA) How
Does A Jet Engine Work?
Jet engines move the airplane forward with a great force that is
produced by a tremendous thrust and causes the plane to fly very
fast. All jet engines, which are also called gas turbines, work on
the same principle. The engine sucks air in at the front with a
fan. A compressor raises the pressure of the air. The compressor is
made up of fans with many blades and attached to a shaft. The
blades compress the air. The compressed air is then sprayed with
fuel and an electric spark lights the mixture. The burning gases
expand and blast out through the nozzle, at the back of the engine.
As the jets of gas shoot backward, the engine and the aircraft are
city’s refusal to comply with the FAA’s finding, and
discrimination against skydiving, has nearly put me out of
business. Now that I’m calling them out for their wrongdoing,
they’re making threats..."
Source: Urban Moore, who owns Eugene Skydiving,
who is currently in the seventh year of a dispute with Hobby Field
Airport (77S) -- which has attempted to curtail skydiving via a
number of actions, putting one operation out of business and
Moore's in jeopardy.