Participation Was Up More Than 50 Percent Over 2009
The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) wrapped up
its popular 2010 Air Charter Summit earlier this week, and
organizers say they saw a significant increases in attendance and
European Planemaker Secures Commitments Worth North Of $15.3
The 2010 ILA Berlin Air Show has proven profitable for Airbus,
with the European planemaker announcing commitments across its
broad product range covering a total of 67 aircraft and valued at
over $15.3 billion.
Not Resting On Their Laurels, They've Broken Ground On A New
Hangar And Paint Facility
Summit Aviation celebrated their 50th anniversary by breaking
ground Wednesday on a new 78,000 square-foot expansion on its
550-acre site. The new project includes a 37,400 square-foot hangar
that can accommodate eight Boeing CH-47 Chinooks or three Bell
Boeing V-22 Ospreys.
Service Center Can Accommodate Planes From Bonanzas To Hawker
The Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) Indianapolis service center
is now offering full paint capabilities. The recently
completed facility can accommodate any aircraft ranging from the
high-performance single-engine piston Beechcraft Bonanza, to the
company's flagship super mid-sized jet, the Hawker 4000.
Additional Information Allows Operators To Determine Possible
An air-to-ground maintenance data link introduced by Gulfstream
Aerospace in September 2007 now offers summary fleet information to
Gulfstream operators through myGulfstream.com, the secure
Gulfstream customer communications website.
A term displayed on charts and approach plates and included in
FDC NOTAMs to alert pilots that segments of either an instrument
approach procedure or a route are not navigable because of either
the absence or unusability of a NAVAID. The pilot can expect to be
provided radar navigational guidance while transiting segments
labeled with this term.
The Hayabusa (the original code name was MUSES-C) engineering
spacecraft was designed to acquire samples from the surface of
near-Earth asteroid 25143 Itokawa (1998 SF36) and return them to
Earth. The main objectives of the mission were to demonstrate the
performance of various technical items such as ion engines,
autonomous navigation, sampling of the asteroid's surface, and
high-speed reentry into the Earth's atmosphere...
"The system is transparent to the pilot... It is
like landing with the brake pedals pushed forward. Pilots activate
the autobrake function during approach by engaging a button located
near the landing gear controls. Braking begins as soon as the main
landing gear touches down while the nose gear is still off the
ground, which is 1 to 1.2 seconds earlier than with the normal
procedure. As soon as the pilot pushes the pedals on the ground,
the autobrake disengages and the pilot brakes normally. Passengers
will feel the same deceleration (0.4g) as in a conventional high