Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp Runs On Swift's
A company based in the Purdue Research Park has completed an
informal round of testing of its high-octane, unleaded, sustainable
aviation gasoline in an unmodified World War II-era radial engine.
More than 100 gallons of Swift Enterprises' 100SF powered an
unmodified Pratt & Whitney R-2800 Double Wasp engine during
three days of testing conducted at Anderson Aeromotive Inc. in
STOVL Aircraft Completed 72 Short Take-Offs And 72 Vertical
The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) heads back toward
homeport October 21 after spending three weeks at sea hosting the
initial sea trials of the F-35B Lightning II, Joint Strike Fighter
(JSF). The first F-35B landed on Wasp's flight deck October 3,
beginning an 18-day test period for the aircraft.
Airport Commissioner Wrote FAA About Possible Grant
Scottsdale Airport Advisory Commissioner John Washington filed a
complaint with the FAA after the Scottsdale, Arizona City Council
voted to green-light a 240-unit apartment building just 3,600 feet
off the north end of runway 3. In response, Scottsdale Mayor Jim
Lane has called for his resignation.
Education Sessions Will Be Offered Throughout The Day
The Southeast Aviation Show will be held on October 29 at the
Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) in South Carolina. The event,
hosted by the South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA), will
showcase the latest aviation products, a static aircraft display
and educational sessions.
Two-Day Meeting Focused On Financial And Government Issues
The National Air Transportation Association's (NATA) annual
Aviation Business Roundtable once again brought key executives in
the industry together with some of the most influential decision
makers in Washington, D.C. The two-day event held Monday and
Tuesday consisted of high-level meetings to discuss critical
financial and political issues affecting the aviation business
Garmin Touts Industry-Leading Safety Enhancements and Global
Garmin says it has received the European Aviation Safety
Agency’s validation of the US Supplemental Type Certificate
for the installation of Garmin’s Electronic Stability and
Protection (ESP) and Iridium datalink in G1000-equipped King Air
200 and B200 models. These technologies offer pilots unique
safety-enhancing capabilities such as stability augmentation, an
onboard worldwide datalink weather solution and a variety of voice
and data services.
Officers Ordered A "Pause" In Operational Status At Two
The USAF's full fleet of F-22 Raptors is flying again after a
brief "pause" in its operational status. Raptors at two bases had
been grounded for a time last week following an oxygen issues
experienced by a pilot flying out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis in
One Of Several Componants Arriving For Assembly Of The New
Spirit AeroSystems reports that it has shipped the first
production composite center fuselage panels for the Airbus A350 XWB
program out of its Kinston, NC, facility. The Section 15 fuselage
panels are being sent to Saint-Nazaire, France, where final upper
shell assembly will occur.
Someone Comments ... In Writing ... About A Sex Toy In A
Nearly everyone who has checked luggage on an airplane in recent
years at some point has likely seen a tag on their bag when they
get it back indicating that it has been opened by TSA. But attorney
and writer Jill Filipovic got a little something extra written on
the inspection notice tucked inside her suitcase ... an unsigned
note on a TSA document.
Independent Online reports that a Yak 52 lost air pressure
in its pneumatic braking system during a takeoff run at South
Africa's Virginia Airport on Saturday. The plane, which relies on
differential braking for steering on the ground, then plowed
nose-first into the parked Meridian's wing.
Operators of the P-3 are meeting in Marietta, GA through October
27th for the 24th annual P-3 International Operators Support
Conference. The meeting, co-sponsored by the Royal Canadian Air
Force and Lockheed Martin, will be attended by a record number of
more than 450 registered attendees from 13 nations
Bill Ashworth Comes To The Post From Goodrich Aviation
Bill Ashworth has been named as the new President of Aviation
Partners Boeing (APB). "We are excited to have Bill as our new
President," said Joe Clark, Chairman of APB and CEO of Aviation
Partners, Inc. in announcing the appointment.
Mighty Lycoming Keeps The GA World Roaring Along...
Lycoming announced its plan to bring integrated electronic engine management to its legacy aircraft engine lineup a few years ago, and what has become known as the IE2 engine series is now coming to market and attracting OEM development partners. At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, Lycoming's Michael Kraft, then VP of Engineering, explained that this was not just electronic engine management slapped on a "Lycosaurus," but a completely integrated system which promised electronic control of fuel injection and timing on a per-cylinder basis, computer control of systems such as turbochargers, better starting and fuel efficiency, and even automated pre-flight checks.
Mighty Lycoming Keeps The GA World Roaring Along...
Lycoming announced its plan to bring integrated electronic
engine management to its legacy aircraft engine lineup a few years
ago, and what has become known as the IE2 engine series is now
coming to market and attracting OEM development partners. At EAA
AirVenture Oshkosh 2008, Lycoming's Michael Kraft, then VP of
Engineering, explained that this was not just electronic engine
management slapped on a "Lycosaurus," but a completely integrated
system which promised electronic control of fuel injection and
timing on a per-cylinder basis, computer control of systems such as
turbochargers, better starting and fuel efficien
Bill Prohibits U.S. Aircraft Operators From Participating In
The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Monday
against U.S. participation in the European Union’s costly
emissions trading scheme (ETS) that would impose new emissions
taxes on U.S. and other nations’ air carriers flying into and
out of the EU.
The NBAA on Tuesday said it welcomed passage of bipartisan
legislation prohibiting the implementation of a new carbon-trading
regime for aircraft flying from the U.S. to the European Union. The
legislation, entitled "The European Emissions Trading Scheme
Prohibition Act of 2011" (H.R. 2594), was passed overwhelmingly by
the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday.
Ambitions Program Relies On Private Industry For Transportation
NASA's industry partners continue to meet their established
milestones in developing commercial crew transportation
capabilities that will ferry U.S. astronauts to and from the
International Space Station, reducing the amount of time America
has to depend on Russia for launch services. NASA has outlined an
ambitious program moving forward that relies on U.S. private
industry to assume transportation of cargo and crew to the
International Space Station, while the agency focuses on deep space
Ten Reasons Why Government Proposals Will Kill Small Community
I’ve been on the road for six weeks, traveling to
communities large and small to discuss the grim future of small
community air service in the face of economic pressures on regional
airlines. Those pressures only begin with jet fuel at a price
equivalent of $120 per barrel, but the factors are many.
Golf-Ball-Sized Hail Grounds 27 Of 30 Trainers At KMBT
Middle Tennessee State University has a fleet of 30 training
aircraft including 19 Diamond DA40s and a handful of Piper Arrows,
Seminoles and other types. Sadly, 90 percent of the fleet, 27
airplanes, are now grounded indefinitely after getting caught in
golf-ball-sized hail on October 18.
Points Out Russia Charges US $450 Million/Year For Crew
NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver spoke last week at the
International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight in
Las Cruces, New Mexico. She called on Congress to look carefully at
bang-for-buck before making arbitrary cuts in NASA's budget for
developing commercial spaceflight.
Details are still sketchy about a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle
aircraft which went down at approximately 1645 local time Monday on
federal lands northwest of Alamo, NV. According to an official
release from the base, the pilot ejected from the aircraft and was
transported to the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital for medical
examination, but was uninjured.
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and limitations of airmen, means a specific make and basic model of
aircraft, including modifications thereto that do not change its
handling or flight characteristics.
The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust's origins date back to the
establishment of the Rescue Helicopter Service in 1970. The primary
aim of the Trust is to provide and develop a highly efficient aero
medical service for the benefit of the community at large.