Synthetic Vision Helps Prevent Controlled Flight Into
GPS technology is being applied to older rotary-wing aircraft to
help save lives, a senior helicopter pilot based at Andrews Air
Force Base, Maryland, said this week. Air Force Col. Peter Mapes
and other pilots at Andrews will install and test advanced GPS
units in some of his squadron's UH-1N "Huey" helicopters.
First Joint Presentation By The Two Former Commanders
What are the most effective ways to address leadership
challenges common to business aviation professionals in today's
often unpredictable and ever-changing environment? Answering that
question will be the focus of a presentation at NBAA’s 18th
Annual Leadership Conference in San Diego.
ISS Astronauts Learn Station Berthing Techniques For Cargo
Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) recently conducted its
first Dragon spacecraft operations training for a group of NASA
astronauts and personnel. The October training focused on how
the crew will interface with the Dragon spacecraft while it is
approaching and berthed to the International Space Station
Work Set to Begin Immediately, Won't Delay Opening
Might as well do it while the airport is still under
construction anyway. The Panama City-Bay County International
Airport and Industrial District announced Wednesday it has
received all the necessary approvals and permits to move forward on
the extension of the primary runway at the new airport.
High Performance System Helps Prevent Engine Damage
Aerospace Filtration Systems has received an STC from the FAA
for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the AgustaWestland
AW139. This new IBF prevents engine damage in adverse and ramp
Firm Order Contract Means Airline’s Fleet Will Grow To 47
Bombardier Aerospace announced Thursday that AMR Eagle Holding
Corporation, the parent company of American Eagle Airlines, Inc. of
Fort Worth, Texas will acquire 22 CRJ700 regional jetliners. The
transaction represents the conversion of 22 options held by the
airline into a firm order contract.
Citic Offshore Helicopter Is China's Largest Civil Helo
Eurocopter delivered the first two EC155 B1 Dauphin helicopters
to Citic Offshore Helicopter Co. in Shenzhen, China. The delivery
is part of a contract signed just over a year ago for a total of
ten helicopters of this type.
Newest Air Force Recon Aircraft Has Helped Capture High-Value
Members of the 362nd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron
serving at Joint Base Balad in Iraq recently reached 1,000 combat
sorties in the MC-12W aircraft only five months after arriving
in-theater. The MC-12 is one of the Air Force's newest platforms
for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
Goal Is To Shorten Response Time To Mission Requirements
Think of it as being something like a spacecraft USB port.
Northrop Grumman Corporation will help the Air Force Research
Laboratory (AFRL) design a spacecraft "bus" with plug-and-play
capability to reduce cost and schedule in developing future space
"Broke All Navigation Rules" During A Scheduled Flight
A report from New Delhi in the Indian News Service IBN
says that a senior Jet Airways pilot pulled a breaker at about
3,700 feet during an approach to Mumbai Airport on October 20th to
"test the commanding pilot's capabilities."
Matt Younkin Continues to Share the ‘Impossible’ with Air Show Crowds
Next week, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather at the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.
Matt Younkin Continues to Share the ‘Impossible’ with
Air Show Crowds (Part 2)
Next week, nearly 1,600 air show professionals will gather at
the International Council of Air Shows Convention in Las Vegas,
Nevada. To celebrate the 2009 ICAS Convention, Aero-TV is
profiling some of the most extraordinary air show performers
we’ve had the honor to meet over the last year.
For those of us who have "hit the boots" (or the equivalent
system on your favorite bird) a few times in the last few days due
to the ever-present seasonal 'charms' of in-flight icing, we
thought a series of short tips form Cirrus Design's Scott Winter
(yes, that IS his real name) might help us all to consider some of
the realities of this time of year. So... here is the fifth of
seven tips for dealing with icing. Y'all be careful out there!
Pentagon officials are working to halt spiraling costs in the
F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft program, while
ensuring competition for a new refueling tanker remains fair to all
contenders, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said
U.S. Certification Expected Shortly, Followed By First
Embraer received the type and production certificates for its
Phenom 300 executive jet on Thursday from Brazil’s National
Civil Aviation Authority (Agência Nacional de
Aviação Civil – ANAC) in a ceremony held at
Company headquarters in Brazil. An FAA type certificate is expected
to be issued in the coming weeks.
Says EADS-Northrop Withdrawal A "Blow" To Tanker Program
Pennsylvania Congressman John Murtha (D), chair of the House
Appropriations defense subcommittee, expressed serious concerns
about Northrop Grumman's threat to pull out of the tanker
competition over the wording of the RFP. “I can’t
imagine they can do it without competition,” he said.
Prater Tells Committee Pilot Fatigue Represents A "Dire"
In testimony before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on Tuesday, Capt.
John Prater, president of the Air Line Pilots Association,
Int’l, (ALPA), told senators that current federal flight- and
duty-time rules for airline pilots are obsolete and modern
science-based regulations are needed now.
Aeroterm Is Waiting For Final Approval On Development
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and the St. Louis
Airport Commission have signed off on one of the most significant
airfield development transactions in the Airport's history.
The development agreement still awaits final approvals by the City
of St. Louis.
“No science exists to support multiple sets of
flight-time and duty-time limits. No rational argument can be made
for different flight/duty rules for pilots based on whether they
fly passengers or cargo, domestic or international.”
Source: ALPA President John Prater.
A hardpoint is any part of an airframe designed to carry an
external load. This technical description includes mountings for
podded engines, but most commonly the term is used to refer to a
point on the wings of military aircraft where external stores such
as missiles can be mounted.
Think of this as something like the last segment of Sunday
Morning, where you're treated to a quiet look at someplace
spectacular. The Merrit Island Wildlife Refuge is usually such a
place, unless there happens to be a launch in progress.