Latest Version Of The Software Available For Download Now
The newest version of WingX Pro7, Version 7.1, supports the recently TSO’d NavWorx ADS600-B transceiver making WingX Pro7 the first major mobile aviation app to support ADS-B Out transceivers which the FAA has mandated for all airplanes by 2020, the company said in a news release Tuesday.
Emission-Free Power Supply On Ground And Improved Efficiency In The Air
Airbus’ research activities to integrate fuel cell technology as alternative energy source in commercial aircraft have been awarded with the ”GreenTec Award 2013” in the category “Aviation”. The “Multifunctional Fuel Cell Integration” analyses the replacement of the auxiliary power unit (APU) and the ram air turbine (RAT) by a multifunctional fuel cell. The awards ceremony with some 800 guests took place last Friday in Berlin, Germany.
Seventy People Were Fatally Injured When A Military Airplane Went Down In The Crowd
It was arguably one of the worst accidents ever in the history of air shows. On August 28th, 1988, three Italian military aircraft performing with the Frecce Tricolori precision demonstration team collided in mid-air during a performance at Germany's Ramstein Air Base. One of the jets went down in the crowd of 300,000, resulting in the fatal injury of 67 people on the ground.
Seeks $236 Million In Damages From The Engine Maker
One of the companies that founded Kingfisher Airlines in India has filed suit against engine maker IAE seeking $236 million in damages, charging International Aero Engines with making an "inherently defective" product.
When you think about activities for nonagenarians, aerobatic air show pilot is probably not something that comes immediately to mind. But up until recently, it was top of the list for 90-year-old Doug Gregory, who lives in the U.K. A former RAF pilot, Gregory said he will finally give up flying in air shows ... but not flying.
Agreement Signed At MSPO International Defense Industry Exhibition Monday
Boeing and Polish Defense Holding (PDH) signed a Memorandum of Understanding Monday to explore areas where Boeing and PDH can work together to meet Poland’s defense needs while supporting the growth of local industry.
'Citizens Of The World' Details Environmental, Social And Economic Sustainability Initiatives
Air Canada has released "Citizens of the World", the airline's second corporate sustainability report. The document evaluates Air Canada's performance during 2012 in four key areas of sustainability: safety, the environment, the well-being of employees, and the company's community involvement.
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Best of Show! The Very Best/Worst of Oshkosh '13! (Part 1)
For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community -- and yes, we’ve had a bit of fun in the process. There are but a few places where that is more apropos than at a major event like the Oshkosh Fly-In -- a place where one can take a solid read on the heart and soul of aviation. It's hard to know what really is going to m
Also: Monnett Type Club, DB Cooper Museum, Future Oshkosh Dates Announced, Aircell Upgrades, 787s in Miami, Super Hornet
A veritable "Who's Who" in the aviation community has banded together to nominate legendary aviator Bob Hoover for the National Aeronautic Association (NAA) Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy -- an honor that many think is LONG overdue. The founder and CEO of Savvy Aircraft Maintenance Management and Savvy Analysis, a company that developed a free, web-based platform for piston aircraft engine analysis, says in a blog post that the FAA's proposed AD for ECi cylinders is "one of the most unwarranted, inappropriate, punitive and generally
With an order recently announced at MAKS, the Russian aerospace trade show, valued at over 11 million Euros ($14.5 million), Russia’s ChelAvia confirmed its continuing investment in significantly expanding its fleet of Tecnam aircraft.
The FAA has released an Advisory Circular (AC) to provide applicants with guidance for obtaining an airworthiness approval for traffic alert collision avoidance systems II (TCAS II). It also provides guidance for certification of a stand-alone Mode S transponder system.
Includes NavData And Digital Charts Ready For Use In Flight
Piper Aircraft will provide Jeppesen flight data to purchasers of new Piper airplanes, effective immediately. The flight data will simplify access to flight information for Piper aviators, the company said in a news release.
Eight flight instructors completed the Master Instructors course to receive the prestigious designation in the month of August. The title has been earned by fewer than 700 of the 91,000 CFIs currently active in the country. The last 17 National Flight Instructors of the Year were Master CFIs. In addition, the FAA has approved the accreditation as an alternate means for CFIs to renew their flight instructor certificates.
Issues Discovered With Fuel Return Lines That Pass Through Anti-Icing Fluid Tanks
The FAA has issued an SAIB tied to possible corrosion of the fuel return lines that pass through the Tecalemit Kilfrost-Sheepbridge-Stokes (TKS) deicing fluid tank/s; and softening of the sealant used in the TKS tank/s on Cirrus Design Corporation (CDC) Model SR22 airplanes, serial numbers 2334, 2420, 2438 through 3691, equipped with ice protection, and Model SR22T airplanes, serial numbers 0001 through 0556, equipped with ice protection.
Evaluation Of Modifications Designed To Boost Performance Underway
AgustaWestland is flight testing a number of aerodynamic improvements that will boost the performance of the AW609 TiltRotor. The company undertook the first flight of a modified vertical tail fin on AW609 TiltRotor prototype #2 at its Cascina Costa flight test facility in Italy July 25. The modified vertical fin is one part of an extensive package of product improvements which also include a new, more aerodynamic, design for the engine exhaust nozzles and changes to the prop-rotor spinner cones.
Social Media A Growing Factor In Dissemination Of Information
Recent airline accidents and incidents such as the Southwest Airlines 737 that apparently landed nose-first at New York's LaGuardia airport in July are pointing out a growing friction between airlines, the FAA and the NTSB over how information is released to the media and the public.
The purpose of the Step Change Helicopter Safety Steering Group (HSSG) is to work proactively to identify and address cross-industry issues around helicopter safety, related to helicopter operations in the UK oil and gas industry.