Will Provide Common Avionics Architecture System For Special Operations Helicopters
A $17.2 million contract renewal will allow Rockwell Collins to build on its track record of providing 100 percent availability of helicopter cockpit replacement parts for its Common Avionics Architecture System for the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR).
Allows For Simplified Installation On Both F50 And F50EX Models
TrueNorth Avionics has announced it has been awarded an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Wi-Fi installations on the Dassault Falcon 50 aircraft line, covering the Falcon 50 and Falcon 50EX models. This follows TrueNorth’s selection in 2011 for retrofit aboard the first Falcon 900EASy, and continues the enthusiastic acceptance of TrueNorth’s Simphone¯ OpenCabin airborne telecommunications system by Dassault Falcon operators.
Amends Original Contract Which Brought 10 Of The E-Jets To The Airline
After delivering ten EMBRAER 170 jets to Japan Airlines (JAL), Embraer has signed an amendment to the original contract, signed in June 2007 with the Japanese airline, for a new E170 jet. The value of the deal, at list price, is $38 million.
Sensors To Record The Images Collected By The Webb Telescope
The solid-state electronics unit that will capture the James Webb Space Telescope's science and engineering data has been completed and delivered to Northrop Grumman Corporation by its teammate SEAKR Engineering in Centennial, CO.
Community College Stood To Forfeit About $1 Million In Federal Grants
Officals at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, KS have decided that it's better to pay about $150,000 to lower three wind turbines it had erected so it they won't lose about $1 million in federal grants awarded to the school.
Kathryn Thomson Tapped Quietly Over Two Months Ago
An attorney appointed as the new chief counsel for the FAA by the Obama administration has ties to the White House, according to an online source. The blog MSPB watch reports that Kathryn B. Thomson assumed her new role January 23rd.
Aero Linx: Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians (BLS)
What Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians Do
Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on airplanes and helicopters. They also inspect airplanes and helicopters as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians work in hangars, in repair stations, or on airfields. To maintain flight schedules, they must often meet strict deadlines. The work can be noisy from loud aircraft engines. Workers must often bend, stoop, and reach
A semi-permanent, subpolar area of low pressure located in the Gulf of Alaska near the Aleutian Islands. It is a generating area for storms and migratory lows often reach maximum intensity in this area. It is most active during the late fall to late spring. During the summer, it is weaker, retreating towards the North Pole and becoming almost nonexistent. During this time, the North Pacific High pressure system dominates.
Aero-News Quote of the Day
“With this additional EMBRAER 170 order, Japan Airlines continues the process of optimizing its domestic route network, begun in February 2009, when the first E-Jet started commercial service at J-Air. The E170 is extremely popular for a variety of reasons. First, with our business customers because it allows us to add flights as demand in key markets grows; second, our shareholders because of the fleet's economic contribution to our turn-around plan; and third, our Operations Department because it is among the most reliable airplanes we operate today."
Source: Tsuyoshi Yamamura, J-AIR President and JAL Executive Officer, following