The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is launching a concentrated research effort to find an appropriate high octane gasoline alternative for 100LL (low lead) aviation gasoline (AVGAS). NRC is actively seeking partners and collaborators to join this effort to ensure the long-term viability of the general aviation industry.
Joint Venture Between BAE Systems And Sagem/Safran Electronics
BAE Systems and Sagem/Safran Electronics are marking a 10-year milestone this year for their joint venture, FADEC International. FADEC International is aimed at developing, manufacturing, and servicing full authority digital engine controls (FADEC) for commercial jet engine applications.
Matthew F. Bromberg Named President, Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket, Todd J. Kallman to Retire
Pratt & Whitney has appointed David Brantner, 46, as president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines, and Matthew Bromberg, 43, president, Pratt & Whitney Aftermarket, both reporting to Paul Adams, chief operating officer. Brantner and Bromberg succeed Todd Kallman who announced his intent to retire from UTC.
The IMC Club International, Inc., a membership-based organization focused on instrument rated pilots and flight instructors with a network of chapters throughout the nation, has released a 30-minute training DVD on how to start and run an IMC Club Chapter.
Twenty-Five Of The Joint Strike Fighters Now At The Integrated Training Center In FL
The largest fleet of F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters grew to 25 aircraft as the F-35 Integrated Training Center at Florida's Eglin Air Force Base welcomed two new Air Force F-35A variants of the multi-role fighter to the Emerald Coast, June 5. The expansion gives the 58th Fighter Squadron the ability to fly an expanded schedule and more readily put student pilots through the F-35 training course.
Regional airline LIAT Limited has started its fleet upgrade with the first new ATR 72-600 aircraft delivered Wednesday. This first ATR in LIAT’s fleet is being leased from the lessor GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services). This is the first of a total of eight ATRs (four 68-seat ATR 72-600 and four 48-seat ATR 42-600s) that will be introduced into LIAT’s fleet.
Current Phase Of Testing To Validate System Upgrades
The RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) completed its first East Coast flight from Webster Field Annex on June 12, marking the start of the next phase of test for the program. A team from the Navy and Marine Corps STUAS program office (PMA-263) and industry partner Insitu, Inc., are conducting flight operations at Webster, NAS Pax River’s outlying field, this June.
SpaceX, Mars One, Spaceport Sweden, Others Scheduled To Participate
The International Space Commerce 2013 Summit planned for October 29-30 in London will feature speakers from SpaceX, Mars One, Spaceport Sweden, and others, according to information released by the event's organizers.
Details Will Be Sent To Rank And File Workers For Consideration
Horizon Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), announced a tentative agreement with management today that includes increased compensation, a new scheduling system and substantial improvements in flexibility and quality of life for the over 500 flight attendants.
First Sim To Feature The Software Delivered To Switzerland
The latest generation of CAE's visual image generator (IG) for civil aviation training was unveiled Wednesday at the CAE User Conference. CAE Tropos-6000XR software provides a more immersive environment and an enhanced pilot training experience with new features leveraging the power of the latest NVIDIA commercial graphics processors.
Also: Hadfield Retires, Dornier Do 17, Chinook Contract, Boeing Forecast, Wright Memorial
We can't say that this was unexpected but EAA has confirmed that it has entered, reluctantly, into a one time agreement with the FAA to pay them for services required to conduct the annual fly-in. EAA has revealed that, "Facing a spectrum of unpalatable options, EAA today finalized a one-time agreement with the FAA to cover nearly $450,000 in expenses related to air traffic control services at the 2013 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, which begins on July 29." The Eurocopter X3 hybrid helicopter made history recently by attaining speed milestones of 255 knots in lev
It's been a long time since we could announce the first flight of a new production aircraft... but we'll take whatever progress we can find... and in the case of the Great Lakes by Waco Classic, we're excited to see an outstanding old aircraft design updated and re-certified for production and sale to the GA community. The brand new Great Lakes made its first flight, Sunday, June 9th under the pilotage of Gabriel Valim and the watchful eye of Waco Boss, Peter Bowers.
Avidyne User Community Increasingly Vocal About Legal Concerns Over Warranty Indemnifications
It was presented as a bargain to certain Avidyne avionics product owners who wanted to control avionics service/warranty costs for the future... but the small type suggests that it might be a costly step for certain Avidyne operators. In a recent announcement for Avidyne owners, the company offered an "AeroPlan" that seems, at the outset, to offer significant cost savings for operators of the highly regarded avionics products offered by the company.
The initial announcement sounded promising...
Another Sign Of The Times Casts Dark Shadow Over GA
If there was ever any question as to who worked for who in terms of the FAA v The Aviation World, that time seems to have come and gone. In light of recent issues in which the FAA provided extremely short notice to the EAA before demanding extortionate fees and a written contract for services that thay have provided for many decades, we suppose that no one should be surprised that even the smallest of aviation events are already falling at the feet of the FAA's overwhelming thirst for cash... at our expense. The 47th Annual Father’s Day Fly-In, at Columbia Airport, CA, has been cancelled -- this year only -- due to the cost demanded by the FAA to staff a temporary control tower. While that news was disappointing,
Estimates 24,000 Business Jet Deliveries, 12,800 Deliveries In The 20- To 149-Seat Commercial Aircraft Market From 2013 To 2032
Bombardier Aerospace has released its annual 20-year forecast for the business and commercial aircraft markets with signs of forward momentum beginning to emerge. While demand for new aircraft orders will continue to come from established and developed markets, the growth potential in emerging markets such as China, India, Russia and Latin America is predicted to play an increasingly important role in the global aviation marketplace.
National Aviation Organizations Praise Governor Dennis Daugaard's Proclamation
National aviation organizations are praising South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard for his proclamation declaring June “General Aviation Appreciation Month.” Across South Dakota, general aviation generates $303 million in economic activity annually.
The Developers Of Solar Impulse To Explain It All During The Aircraft's Stopover In DC
It's all about chemistry, of course! At a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Tuesday, June 18, research and development experts George Corbin, Ph.D., and Claude Michel, Ph.D., from chemical company Solvay will explain the science, and vision, behind the airplane Solar Impulse. Solvay was the first and main partner of Solar Impulse, the ultra-lightweight aircraft powered only by solar energy.
Three Fatally Injured In When The Aircraft Went Down In Kentucky Last Week
Witnesses have given conflicting reports about the weather at the time a medical helicopter went down in a school parking lot in Kentucky last week, resulting in the fatal injury of all three people on board. The accident occurred June 6th in Manchester, KY.
The Carrier Is Scheduled To Take Delivery Of Its New Aircraft During The First Half Of August
Mexican airline Aeromexico will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in the first half of August of this year. This will make Aeromexico the first Mexican carrier to operate the composite-construction airliner.
Cross-Country Challenge Will Test Full Range Of Piloting Skills
Teams from Embry-Riddle’s campuses in Prescott, AZ, and Daytona Beach, FL, will represent the university in the 2013 Air Race Classic (ARC), a four-day transcontinental flight competition for female pilots. Flying for Prescott are pilot Shelby King and co-pilot Anna Chrzanowski, while pilot Valdeta Mehanja and co-pilot Danielle Erlichman will fly for Daytona Beach.
Aero Linx: Civil Aviation Medical Association
CAMA, working on behalf of physicians engaged in the practice of aviation medicine aims to:
To promote the best methodology for assessment of the mental and physical requirements for civil aviation pilots.
To actively enlarge our scientific knowledge.
To advocate, through continuing education, both basic and advanced civil aeromedical knowledge.
To promote professional fellowship among our colleagues from allied scientific disciplines.
To bind together all civil aviation medical examiners into an effective, active medical body to promote aviation safety for the good of the public.
Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)
A TFR is a regulatory action issued by the FAA via the U.S. NOTAM System, under the authority of United States Code, Title 49. TFRs are issued within the sovereign airspace of the United States and its territories to restrict certain aircraft from operating within a defined area on a temporary basis to protect persons or property in the air or on the ground. While not all inclusive, TFRs may be issued for disaster or hazard situations such as: toxic gas leaks or spills, fumes from flammable agents, aircraft accident/incident sites, aviation or ground resources engaged in wildlife suppression, or aircraft relief activities following a disaster. TFRs may also be issued in support of VIP mov
"The aviation community can expect much more of the same... and while many events will be able to 'punt' and do what they need to do without the 'assistance' of the FAA; those events that need Waivers, special permissions or mandatory surveillance are pretty much up the creek if they can't afford what the FAA demands. Exacerbating the situation, the FAA is making it difficult to get data as to how they calculate the needs and costs for the fees they demand and their demonstrating an overt unwillingness to discuss the specifics of the situation has become all the more evident with each request for information."
Source: From an ANN story detailing yet another aviation event that has had to restrict themselves due to their inability to meet F