Airbus, Boeing Aircraft Training To Start In Prague
CAE announced Thursday it is initiating commercial pilot
training operations for the Airbus A320, Boeing 737NG and Boeing
737 Classic aircraft types at Prague-Ruzyne Airport in the Czech
Republic. CAE will relocate a B737NG full-flight simulator (FFS) to
the Czech Airlines (CSA) training center.
Lufthansa’s Supervisory Board has approved the purchase of
additional Airbus and Embraer aircraft as part of a fleet
modernization program. The aircraft comprise two A380s, four A320s
and one A330-300, as well as five Embraer E195 Regional jets.
Hometown Marks Centennial of Naval Aviation Pioneer
The year 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of US naval aviation,
and in addition to a few big celebrations we've heard about are
many smaller ones honoring local pioneers. One such is coming on
Sunday, October 23, when a fly-by is being coordinated over the
grave site of Eugene Ely, the native Iowan who became the first
person to take off and land an airplane on a ship.
Two-Day Gathering On Safety Issues Set For Late November
The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a two-day
forum on safety issues related to the oversight of public aircraft
operations on November 30 and December 1, 2011, in Washington, D.C.
The event, entitled "Public Aircraft Oversight Forum: Ensuring
Safety for Critical Missions," will be chaired by NTSB Chairman
Deborah A.P. Hersman and all five Board members will
CAE Will Deliver Sims For Aircraft Ranging From A380 To Phenom
Four Level D full-flight simulators (FFS) have been ordered by
customers in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and
Australia, according to a news release Tuesday from CAE. The four
FFSs include: an Airbus A380 to Thai Airways International, an
Airbus A330 to Gulf Aviation Academy (GAA), an Airbus A320 to
Russian aviation equipment company NITA, and an Embraer Phenom 100
to CAE Global Academy Perth.
Among Incentives Is A Waiver Of Early Termination Fees On
Flexjet is launching a fractional jet ownership sales program
for Bombardier’s Learjet 85 aircraft as the
manufacturer’s first customer. Designed from a clean sheet,
the all-new Learjet 85 aircraft is the first FAR Part 25 certified
business jet with both fuselage and wing built primarily from
carbon composites and features the latest advances in aerodynamics,
structures and efficiency to usher in a new class of performance
Company Will Collect Wake Vortex Data For Modeling
NASA has selected Northwest Research Associates, Inc., for a
contract award in support of the NASA Airspace Systems Program's
Concepts and Technology Development project at NASA Langley's
Aeronautics Research Directorate. The Redmond, WA-based Northwest
Research Associates was awarded the contract after a competitive
selection, and will be responsible for "Wake Vortex Data Collection
for Robust Modeling Validation to Enable Advanced, NextGen,
Wake-Conscious, Capacity-Enhancing Concepts."
F-35 Program Highlighted As A Vital Job Creator In New
Hampshire And Across The United States.
Federal, state and local elected officials, as well as BAE
Systems Nashua, HN-area employees and suppliers got a first-hand
look at the F-35 Lightning II mobile cockpit demonstrator during a
presentation by prime contractor Lockheed Martin Thursday.
Flatirons Solutions Will Continue With The Research
The FAA has awarded the remaining phases of its critical
Airspace Capacity Study to Flatirons Solutions. As part of the
FAA's strategic effort to build the Next Generation Air
Transportation System (NextGen), this study will provide important
data to assure that the long-term capacity of the aviation system
matches forecasts of future demand. Awarded under the FAA's
preferred small business acquisition vehicle, eFAST, the potential
three-year contract has an estimated value of approximately $1.3
Poseidon Variant Ordered By The Indian Navy Gets Its First
The first P-8I aircraft for the Indian Navy completed its
initial flight Wednesday, taking off from Renton Field at 1202 PDT
time and landing two hours and 31 minutes later at Boeing Field in
Seattle.During the flight, Boeing test pilots performed airborne
systems checks including engine accelerations and decelerations and
autopilot flight modes, and took the P-8I to a maximum altitude of
41,000 feet prior to landing.
Taking A Different Approach To Find A Creative Solution
There is a lot of talk these days about the future of GA fuel, and we all know that 100LL will be phased out at some point in the likely not-too-distant future. ANN spoke with representatives from GAMI/Tornado Ally Turbo at Oshkosh this summer which took a different approach to the problem. Head of Engineering, George Braly, told us that what they did was find a fuel that works, and then write a specification around that fuel.
Quietest Aircraft Prize Addresses One Of The Biggest Threats To
At the NASA Green Flight Challenge, Erik Lindbergh, founder of
LEAP, announced the first winner of the Lindbergh Prize for
Quietest Aircraft. The prize was awarded to e-Genius, a
two-seat electric airplane designed and built by University of
Stuttgart Institute of Aircraft Design under the leadership of
Professor Rudolf Voit-Nitschmann and his two assistants Len
Schumann and Steffen Geinitz, and piloted by Eric Raymond and Klaus
Ohlmann. Accompanying the prize was a cash award of $10,000,
generously donated by Jean Schulz, widow of Charles M. Schulz for
whom the airport where the competition took place was named.
Taking A Different Approach To Find A Creative Solution
There is a lot of talk these days about the future of GA fuel,
and we all know that 100LL will be phased out at some point in the
likely not-too-distant future. ANN spoke with representatives from
GAMI/Tornado Ally Turbo at Oshkosh this summer which took a
different approach to the problem. Head of Engineering, George
Braly, told us that what they did was find a fuel that works, and
then write a specification around that fuel.
Witness Saw R44 Sink Below Trees, But No Smoke Or Fire
The NTSB is investigating the crash of a Robinson R44 in
Caledonia, Michigan which claimed the lives of the pilot and a
passenger on their way to a private hunting area. The aircraft
wasn't reported missing for more than two days, and a witness who
saw it go down didn't report it, because she thought it was a
Residents Say Helos Carry Big External Loads Over Their
California has gained a reputation as a state where residents,
all too happy to make use of modern conveniences, stage protests to
stop development of the infrastructure necessary to operate them.
But if the claims of residents protesting safety violations by
helicopter operators working on a new powerline are true, this is
not just another NIMBY story.
Current, Former Employees Charged With Dealing Painkillers,
Anti-Anxiety Drugs At Assembly Plant
Nearly two dozen current and former Boeing employees have been
arrested and charged with the illegal sale of painkillers and
anti-anxiety drugs at the company's assembly plant in Ridley Park,
PA. Authorities said the investigation began four years ago, and
resulted in the arrests on charges of selling Oxycontin and other
Aircraft From B-24s To The B-2 Will Entertain The Crowd
The 2011 Commemorative Air Force (CAF) AIRSHO is just a few
short days away. And this year, the CAF will be darkening the skies
with the massive bombers of World War II and today. “This
year is all about the bombers,” said CAF Colonel/Volunteer
AIRSHO Chairman, Gena Linebarger. “No other show in the
country can feature this massive array of aircraft."
Looks To Measure Impacts Of Foreign Repair Station Certificate
The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) has launched
a survey to measure the impact of the ban on new foreign repair
station certificates. Congress prohibited the FAA from acting on
foreign repair station certificate applications submitted after
August 3, 2008 because the TSA had not finalized repair station
Aero Linx: Beech Aero
The Type Club for the Beechcraft Musketeer, Sport, Super,
Sundowner, Sierra, Skipper and Duchess series of
aircraft, this outstanding example of a truly empowered
type club does aan amazing job of protecting the interests of those
who are such big fans of the "Baby Beeches", among others.
Membership in the organization provides an extensive list of member
benefits, such as...
Assistance Locating Parts
Special Members-only Discounts from participating vendors
Development of less expensive FAA-PMA parts, and STC'd parts
and options, for the BAC aircraft models -- and much more!
The GS is a process that requires aircraft
that meet a specific criteria to remain on the ground. The criteria
may be airport specific, airspace specific, or equipment specific;
for example, all departures to San Francisco, or all departures
entering Yorktown sector, or all Category I and II aircraft going
to Charlotte. GSs normally occur with little or no
"Noise is one of the most significant social and
environmental impacts of aviation... When aircraft noise is
used as a reason to close airports we all lose. This inaugural
Lindbergh Prize for Quietest Aircraft recognizes significant
achievements in the development of quieter aircraft and compliments
our efforts to advance the electric aircraft industry. With quieter
aircraft using renewable energy we can revolutionize how we travel
about the planet.”
Source: Erik Lindbergh, founder of LEAP, in
comments associated with the awarding of the Lindbergh Prize for
Quietest Aircraft, at the NASA Green Flight Challenge.