Piper Aircraft Inc. has named Jack Mill as Vice President of Engineering, reporting to President and CEO Simon Caldecott. Mill most recently had been leading the Piper Engineering team as VP in an interim role for several months. "Jack brings more than 30 years of aircraft design and engineering experience at Piper and the aerospace industry," Caldecott said. Since joining Piper in 1985 he held positions of increasing responsibility in Design, Engineering Management, and Piper's delegated FAA Organization.
Signs On As 'Major Sponsor' For 2nd Annual Benefit Event
Signature Flight has signed on as a major sponsor of Able Flight's scholarship program. Able Flight is a non-profit organization that provides flight and aviation career training scholarships to people with physical disabilities.
UAS Helo Later Puts On Aerial Display At IDEX In Abu Dhabi
Flight test trials of the Thales’ I-Master radar system have been successfully completed aboard a Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System). The flight trials on Camcopter S-100 took place on 7 February 2013 at the Schiebel test facility in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The flights, each lasting several hours, successfully proved both sensor performance and the stability of data transfer between radar operator and the airborne I-Master.
Aviation Record-Holder Will Deliver Keynote Address During AEA Official Opening
Dick Rutan, a pilot, entrepreneur and adventurer who made history in December 1986, after completing a nine-day, nonstop and nonrefueled flight around the world that established a flight-endurance record, will be the keynote speaker during the official opening at the 56th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show.
Sessions Focusing On Space Medicine and Human Factors
The Space Frontier Foundation’s Teachers in Space (TIS) is accepting teacher’s applications for its free Space Medicine and Human Factors summer workshop. Teachers in Space is a project to inspire student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by engaging teachers with authentic astronaut training and real space science experiences combined with information and resources they bring into classrooms across America.
Decommissioned Aircraft Being Converted Into Modernized S-61T Fleet
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) plans to equip Sikorsky's modernized S-61T helicopter with a suite of advanced avionics provided by S-TEC Corporation/Cobham Commercial Systems (Cobham) of Mineral Wells, Texas. In early 2010, the U.S. Department of State entered into an IDIQ (indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity) agreement to purchase up to 110 modernized S-61 helicopters for passengers and cargo transport missions worldwide. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky).
Sim Will Be Used By The Aircrew Of The 14th Wing Of The Albacete Air Base
A new Eurofighter flight simulator to be used by the aircrew of the 14th Wing of the Albacete Air Base has been delivered by Cassidian, adding to the two already installed at the Morón de la Frontera Air Base in Seville. The simulator delivered is part of the ASTA advanced training system. Cassidian has been responsible for all tasks related to the installation and commissioning of this Cockpit Trainer/Interactive Pilot Station (CT/IPS-E) which, together with the Full Mission Simulator (FMS), form the ASTA.
Provided AHRS For The Demonstration Flight Through German Subsidiary
Northrop Grumman Corporation, in cooperation with Saab Aerosystems, has provided the attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for the nEUROn Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator, which completed a successful first flight in December. NGC's German navigation systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF, supplied the fibre-optic, gyrocompassing LCR-100 AHRS for the European UCAV demonstrator.
LSA Capabilities Continue To Evolve... and Impress
You have to be impressed with the state of the art as far as the LSA market is concerned. At this time, one would be hard pressed to name a serious GA avionics technology that isn't available in some form for the Light-Sport market... and at prices that will raise eyebrows and lighten pocketbooks.
LSA Capabilities Continue To Evolve... and Impress
You have to be impressed with the state of the art as far as the LSA market is concerned. At this time, one would be hard pressed to name a serious GA avionics technology that isn't available in some form for the Light-Sport market... and at prices that will raise eyebrows and lighten pocketbooks. One of the latest updates to Dynon's impressive SkyView offerings is the advent of ADS-B information and technology. The most recent update of SkyView now offers (when coupled with the SV-ADSB-470 UAT Band Traffic and Weather Receiver), highly desired weather features for US customers.
The CEO of American Eagle says that a fleet of new regional aircraft is a top priority for the regional carrier that he knows is still a spinoff target should American and US Airways complete a planned merger.
Occupants Reported To Include Grandsons Of Buffalo Bill Cody
While authorities have not yet officially released the names of those on board, a Cessna 310 that went down last Thursday is reported to have been carrying brothers 67-year-old Kit and 65-year-old Barry Cody, the grandsons of Wild West character Buffalo Bill Cody. The two were identified by a family member, according to Fox News.
But Authorities Say The Airport Will Remain Open For GA Traffic
Amid questions about the airport's future, Moyer Aviation is ending a relationship of more than 20 years at Braden Airpark in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley and consolidating its operations at Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport (KMPO). The company had been providing FBO and air charter services at Braden Airpark (N43) on a month-to-month lease.
Lengthened Runway Strengthens Airport’s Capabilities To Handle Large Aircraft
After six months of construction and a five-year FAA approval process, DuPage Airport (KDPA) has completed construction to extend its secondary runway. The 1,343 foot extension strengthens capabilities at the general aviation facility that serves corporate flight departments and national security operations.
The first firm details of the meteor impact which occurred Friday in Russia, the largest in more than a century, are becoming clear. ESA is carefully assessing the information as crucial input for developing the Agency’s asteroid-hunting effort. According to the ESA, at 0320 GMT on February 15, a natural object entered the atmosphere and disintegrated in the skies over Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Pipistrel's Greek distributor Michail Anastasiou recently flew a Taurus Motor Glider to an altitude of 6,927 meters, or 22,726 feet, which is near the world record for a two-place Ultralight, and the highest that a Taurus has ever flown.
Diamonds estimated to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars were stolen from the cargo hold of a Helvetic Airways Fokker 100 operating for Swiss Airlines at the Brussels Airport late Monday. The group of eight thieves brazenly cut a hole in the airport perimeter fence and drove out onto the tarmac where the airplane was parked.
“Today marks the rebirth of an 80-year-old American aircraft manufacturing business with a globally recognized brand. Beechcraft has emerged from this process a stronger company with both financial and operational strength and stability." Source: Bill Boisture, Chief Executive Officer of Beechcraft.
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