Routine Checks Reveal Stress Cracks On 15 Aircraft
More aging US military aircraft are under investigation for
possible airframe fatigue issues. Inspections have been ordered for
all US Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornets after finding stress
cracks in aileron hinges on at least 15 planes.
Says Airline Fuel Expenses May Be Reduced 3-5 Percent
Airlines employing technologies developed by AeroMechanical
Services, Ltd. are reducing fuel consumption by up to three to five
percent through the application of AeroMechanical's proprietary
hardware, software and management expertise known as Total Fuel
Management Information (TFMI). In addition to cost savings, users
of AeroMechanical's TFMI are lowering carbon emissions and
greenhouse gases generated by the aviation industry.
The Teamsters Airline Division announced today that it has
signed an agreement forming an alliance with the Professional Air
Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) to work together on issues
that affect their members and the airline industry as a whole.
Aaron Donaldson and Simeon O'Neill entered and won the
Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation 2008 UAV
Outback Rescue Challenge in Queensland, Australia last month with a
Hobby-Lobby Senior Telemaster kit purchased over 30 years ago by
Area Search Mode Excels Identifies Illegal Border Crossing
Unmanned aerial systems and tactical reconnaissance radar
manufacturer General Atomics Aeronautical Systems recently
announced its Lynx Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor
successfully identified suspected areas of illegal crossing
activity along the US/Mexico border during recent border patrol
operations conducted by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) out
of Fort Huachuca, AZ.
Eurocopter recently delivered the first EC120 B Colibri
helicopter to HeliDax, the company selected by the French Ministry
of Defense in 2007 to provide up to 22,000 helicopter flight hours
for the Army's light aviation (EA.ALAT) school in Dax located in
the southwest of France.