Avionics Industry Appears On Pace To Outperform 2012
During our wall-to-wall coverage of AEA2013, the annual Aircraft Electronics Association Convention and Trade Show, we were pleased to help introduce a massive new initiative on the part of this uncommonly progressive (and aggressive) industry organization. The AEA first introduced its Avionics Market Report March 26, 2013, during the 56th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV. During the event's Opening Ceremonies, the association reported the total year-end international avionics sales for 2012 amounted to $6,279,317,197.54, or nearly $6.3 billion.
Applies To Aircraft With Turbocharged Reciprocating Engines
The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) that applies to airplanes with turbocharged, reciprocating engines. The SAIB outlines the potential for in-flight fire as a result of failure of the exhaust system V-band coupling securing the tailpipe to the turbocharger, the wastegate overboard, or any other exhaust system V-band coupling.
Event To Be Held September 27-28 At SC's Greenville Downtown Airport
This month, the third annual Southeast Aviation Expo (SEAE) will be held on Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 at the Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) in South Carolina, located just off I-85 between Atlanta and Charlotte.
Contracts Signed With Sikorsky For Eight S-76D Helicopters
China's Ministry of Transport's (MOT) Rescue and Salvage Bureau recently signed contracts for a total of eight Sikorsky S-76D search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to further enhance the MOT's maritime SAR capabilities. In July 2013, the MOT contracted for four additional S-76D SAR helicopters, following the purchase of four of the same aircraft model in December 2012.
Two Fatally Injured In March, 2012, When Cessna Went Into High Rock Lake
A Michigan pilot with strong ties to NASCAR may have been disoriented when the Cessna Columbia 350 he was flying went down in High Rock Lake in North Carolina on March 2, 2012, according to a factual report released by the NTSB. Two people ... pilot Steve Brown and his girlfriend Karyn Martin ... were fatally injured in the accident.
Airplane Called The 'Backbone' Of Five European Air Forces
Eurofighter Typhoon has now achieved more than 200,000 flying hours since the entry-into-service of its worldwide fleet. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH confirmed the milestone today adding that, with 719 aircraft on contract, 571 aircraft ordered and 378 aircraft delivered, the program has “never looked stronger."
Multi-Role Aircraft Now Has Expected Service Life Through 2025
Embraer Defense & Security held the delivery ceremony Tuesday for the first modernized A-1 (A-1M) fighter jet to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) at its industrial plant in Gavião Peixoto, in outstate São Paulo. The event was attended by the Aeronautics Commander, Air Force General Juniti Saito, and officers from the FAB’s High Command.
AgustaWestland has appointed Sino-US of China as an official non-exclusive distributor for AgustaWestland civil helicopters in China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau. The relevant distributorship agreement was signed during an official ceremony held at China Helicopter International Exhibition in Tianjin Thursday and includes orders for twenty helicopters.
New Aircraft Will Join A GrandNew Helo Already In Service
AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that Japan's leading newspaper ‘The Asahi Shimbun' has placed an order for one AW169 helicopter. This aircraft, which will join a GrandNew light twin helicopter already in service with the same customer, will be used to perform Press and Electronic News Gathering (ENG) missions in Japan.
Beechcraft Taps Marshall Aviation Services For The Business
Beechcraft Corporation has appointed Marshall Aviation Services, part of Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group (Marshall ADG), as an exclusive sales distributor for its range of commercial and special mission King Air turboprops and piston-engine aircraft in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavia.
'Unproductive' Hens Airlifted To New Homes By Air Partner Freight Charter
Air Partner, which is the only aviation charter service to hold a Royal Warrant by Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen, on Wednesday delivered a very different type of passenger. The company's Freight Division teamed up with Animal Place, a farm animal rescue organization, to freight 1,150 hens from northern California to sanctuaries on the US East Coast.
Ground-Based Research Will Simulate Space Radiation Levels
NASA's Human Research Program will fund 11 ground-based research proposals using beams of high-energy, heavy ions to simulate space radiation to better understand the risks this radiation poses to humans.
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The avionics industry is on par to outperform sales from 2012 according to the 2nd Quarter Avionics Market Report released by the Aircraft Electronics Association. In the months of April, May and June 2013, total worldwide avionics sales amounted to more than $1.6 billion, as reported by the 20 aviation electronics manufacturers participating in the report. Bombardier's new narrow bodied CSeries aircraft could be seen in the skies for the first time very soon now that high speed taxi runs have been completed. The taxi
Two Fatally Injured Not Positively Identified, But Suspected To Be Tom And Elaine Huf
An antique Cessna T-50 that had been missing since Labor Day was discovered Sunday morning in a field in Harford Township in Susquehanna County, PA. The "Bobcat" was thought to be one belonging to Tom and Elaine Huf, who have been missing for the same period of time.
Bombardier's new narrow bodied CSeries aircraft could be seen in the skies for the first time very soon now that high speed taxi runs have been completed. The taxi tests up to 120 knots were run last Friday. Bombardier released a video of the test runs which took place in Mirabel, Quebec.
Agency Quickly Approved A Special Request For Use Of An MQ-1 UAS For Spotting Purposes
The California Air National Guard and the FAA joined forced last month to assist firefighters battling the Yosemite Rim fire in California, which had spread to cover more than 134,000 acres in less than two weeks. They needed a bird’s eye view of what was happening – in a hurry.
First Time Ever That The Award Goes To A Competitor From The United States
Team Alter Ego and US Canopy Piloting Team member, Curt Bartholomew, have won the Triple Crown of Canopy Piloting after winning in Kolomna, Russia. Bartholomew is the first US competitor to earn the distinction.
Achieved Full Take-Off Thrust In The First Of A Comprehensive 60-Engine Test Program
CFM International has initiated testing of the first full LEAP engine, launching an extensive ground and flight test certification program that will encompass 60 engine builds over the next three years. The program will culminate in engine certification in 2015 and first entry into commercial service on the Airbus A320neo in 2016.
Selected By The U.S. Army To Participate In JMR Demonstrator Program
Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin will work as a team on the Bell V-280 Valor, making Lockheed Martin the first of Bell Helicopter’s V-280 program tier one team members. Additional team members will be announced in the coming months.
Was Standing On A Float During Taxi When He Fell Into The Propeller
A Minneapolis, MN businessman was fatally injured Thursday while on a fishing trip to Canada. Jim Kowalski, along with his wife, founded the Kowalski's Markets regional chain of high-end grocery stores.
“We’re on a great run right now. We work hard to be the best in the field and it is paying off. As a team, Alter Ego hasn’t lost a major competition in two years and we help each other out a lot to keep the level of our flying high." Source: Team Alter Ego canopy pilot Curt Bartholomew, first U.S. winner of the sport's triple crown.
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Congress returns to work this week following the August recess. One of the most important committees to the aviation industry in the United States House of Representatives is the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.