Intelligence, Surveillance And Reconnaissance Platform Moves Toward Certification, Delivery
Two Boeing Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) aircraft have arrived at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland for airborne tests of the target-tracking capabilities they will provide to the U.S. Army.
Airlines for America (A4A) has named airline veteran Captain Don Dillman to the role of Managing Director of Flight Operations. Dillman joins A4A after holding leadership positions in flight operations and operations control at two major U.S. carriers.
Victoria State Government Mum Amount Of Public Money Spent On The Project
The expansion of a Qantas and Jetstar training facility in the Australian state of Victoria is expected to bring 100 aviation-related jobs to the region, but the state government is not answering questions about the amount of tax money being spent on the facility.
GTL Kerosene Is Blended With Standard Jet-A To Create The Blend
Passengers traveling from London's Heathrow Airport this summer could be among the first in Europe to fly on synthetic aviation fuel, after suppliers into the airport took delivery of gas-to-liquids jet fuel from Qatar, according to trading sources and shipping data. Trading house Vitol is understood to have delivered barrels of GTL-blended jet fuel into the U.K. terminal of Fawley this week, a month after it first put a GTL cargo into the ExxonMobil complex.
Fourth And Final Order Received For Fiscal 2012 Contract With Total Value Of $59.6 Million
AeroVironment, Inc. has received a $13,487,240 order from the United States Army. The order – the final portion of a contract valued at $59.6 million – includes RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), miniature gimbaled payloads and initial spares packages, and is funded from the Army’s fiscal 2012 procurement budget. Delivery of systems, spares and payloads is scheduled for completion by September 15, 2013.
Aircraft Heading To Brazil After Philadelphia Handover
Oil and gas offshore helicopter service provider OHI Group has taken delivery of three AW139 helicopters equipped for offshore transportation. The aircraft were delivered on August 8 at AgustaWestland's factory in Philadelphia, PA.
Company Looks To Drive Down Costs, Increase Availability
AgustaWestland has introduced what it says are major enhancements to the Maintenance Program for the AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter, which will reduce maintenance and operating costs and enable operators to further increase aircraft availability and utilization.
Gulfstream Aerospace continues to see significant growth in the size of its customer-operated aircraft fleet in Latin America, especially in Brazil, where the fleet of Gulfstream business jets has nearly quadrupled since 2008.
A UPS A300 cargo plane has gone down on approach to Birmingham, AL, and the two pilots on board were fatally injured. The accident occurred about 0455 local time Wednesday morning. The FAA has proposed an AD for certain Airmotive Engineering Corp. replacement parts manufacturer approval (PMA) cylinder assemblies marketed by Engine Components International Division (ECi), used on Continental models 520 and 550 reciprocating engines, and all other engine models approved for the use of CMI models 520 and 550 cylinder assemblies. The Department of Justice has filed
Capability Critical For Landing Spacecraft Returning From Orbit
On August 13th, the Falcon 9 test rig (code name Grasshopper) completed a divert test, flying to a 250m altitude with a 100m lateral maneuver before returning to the center of the pad. The test demonstrated the vehicle's ability to perform more aggressive steering maneuvers than have been attempted in previous flights.
Company Anticipates Hiring In The Double Digits In 2013 And Beyond
Due to sustained growth, fractional jet ownership services provider Flexjet is intensifying its recruitment of pilots throughout the aviation community to satisfy increasing demand. Flexjet recently reported 96 percent growth of new fractional and jet card sales when comparing January to June 2013 to the same period in 2012.
California Pacific Air Did Not Meet Minimum Standards For Safety, Maintenance
The FAA has scotched a bid by California Pacific Air to begin scheduled air service out of McClellan-Palomar Airport in Carlsbad, CA. The agency said the airline did not meet minimum standards for safety, maintenance, and inspections.
Aircraft 'Knew It Was A Test' According To Navy Brass
A U.S. Navy Admiral speaking at the AUVSI conference in Washington, D.C. last week said that the experimental X-47B unmanned system made an autonomous decision to abort its final landing attempt aboard the USS George H.W. Bush last month because it "knew it was doing a test."
Aero Linx: The Professional Aerospace Contractors Association (PACA) of New Mexico
The Professional Aerospace Contractors Association (PACA) of New Mexico was founded in 1984 to promote a healthy and vigorous relationship between the aerospace industry and government agencies in New Mexico. Since then, it has become widely recognized and used by all government agencies in the area as a forum for interaction with the aerospace, defense, and national security industries.
The percentage of seats filled. Determined by dividing Revenue Passenger Miles by Available Seat Miles. Also a measure of the factor of loading on an aircraft, with comparison to gravity. Increases in steep turns and other abrupt manouvers. Given as a factor of gravity with 1g being the standardised acceleration at sea level on land.
“Brazil’s economic growth has sparked an increase in trade with countries around the world, most notably China. The growth in the number of customers operating Gulfstream business jets in Brazil goes hand-in-hand with that desire to conduct business worldwide –– whether it’s in China, Europe or Africa. We have efficient, high-performance aircraft that are well-suited for doing business around the world.”
Source: Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream, in remarks made the oOn the opening day of the three-day Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) 2013 in São Paulo, Gulfstream announced there were 176 customer-operated aircraft based in Latin America, includin