General Norton A. Schwartz Due To Retire In October Of This Year
The Air Force Association has booked General Norton A. Schwartz, the 19th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, as the guest speaker for the June session of AFA's 2012 Air Force Breakfast Program. As Chief, he serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 680,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas.
Thales UK has been selected by EVA Airways to provide the airline with Airbus A320 and Boeing B777-300ER Level D Full Flight Simulators. The contract is part of EVA Airways’ expansion plan to its state of the art Flight Training Academy located at Taoyuan near Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. The facility currently operates A330, B747-400, B777-300ER and MD-11 Level D Full Flight Simulators.
The International Space University will open its 25th Space Studies Program (ISU/SSP12) at Florida Institute of Technology and Kennedy Space Center June 4-Aug. 3. The 2012 program will offer to its participants, who are post-graduate university students and professionals, an education like no other. This year, a record number of 143 will attend from 30 countries.
Level D Flight Model Includes Weapons Systems Trainer
A new Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter simulator has entered service at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Aircrew Training and Rehearsal Support (ATARS) program. ATARS prime contractor Lockheed Martin and FlightSafety designed the weapons systems trainer to prepare HH-60G aircrews for combat search and rescue missions.
Automated Target Recognition Balances Security And Privacy
The TSA says new scanner technology introduced last week at Westchester County Airport in New York will enhance security while maintaining passengers' privacy. The new technology is called automated target recognition, which detects metallic and non-metallic items that might constitute a threat.
In a ceremony in Eurocopter's Donauwörth, Germany C4 production building, Dr. Wolfgang Schoder, Eurocopter Executive Vice President - Programs, and Dr. Michael Rehmet, Vice President - Airplane Door Systems, marked the delivery of Eurocopter’s initial A350 XWB jetliner passenger door.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer is urging airlines to allow families with young children to sit together without paying extra. The senator is calling for rules to prevent airlines from charging parents more to sit next to their children.
Here's an aviation-related publicity stunt that's a little out of the ordinary. An Australian has run a half marathon ... 13.3 miles ... on a miniature treadmill in the basket of an airborne hot-air balloon.
PRODUCT: All International Aero Engines AG (IAE) V2500-A1, V2525-D5 and V2528-D5 turbofan engines, and certain serial numbers (S/Ns) of IAE V2522-A5, V2524-A5, V2527-A5, V2527E-A5, V2527M-A5, V2530-A5, and V2533-A5 turbofan engines.
PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702); CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705); CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900); and CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes.
Driving into Wittman Regional Airport at Oshkosh this summer, you couldn't help but notice the Farmer's Airship, which the company says is the largest in the world. The airship was available for tours on the grounds near the EAA museum during AirVenture 2011. David Finney, a flight operations specialist for Farmer's Insurance, told ANN that the aircraft was on a nationwide tour with stops at communities all across the United States. It began in New Orleans, traveled east to Florida, then north up the east coast before turning west and arriving in Oshkosh the last week of July.
Another In A Series Of 'Deaths by A Thousand Cuts' For GA - NavMonster Shuts Down
While it may come as no surprise, the damage done to the online flight planning industry, first by Flightprep's aggressive legal posture over alleged patent claims, as well as the onerous potential for new and aggressive pursuance of fees by the FAA's AeroNav division for those using the taxpayer supported navigation database and associated info, has claimed yet another victim. NavMonster -- a very easy-to-use flight planning utility available on the web, for a number of years, has shut down.
The ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system has exceeded 600,000 combat flight hours, maintaining a 99 percent mission-readiness rate, according to manufacturer Insitu. In an eight year production run, Insitu says it has efficiently delivered uninterrupted tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services while introducing scores of significant ScanEagle upgrades.
UTair of Russia has recently been certified as an AW139 helicopter operator and is set to operate ten AW139s for passenger, corporate and VIP transport missions in Russia. The first aircraft is expected to be handed over this summer with deliveries planned to be completed by summer 2013.
Australian Company To Supply FlexDI Engines To AAI
Australian engine manufacturer Orbital has been contracted to supply heavy fuel engines for use in AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems' (AAI) Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS). AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems recently won significant military contracts from the U.S. Navy and Special Operations Command to provide SUAS fee-for-service operations utilising the newest configuration of its Aerosonde SUAS.
Over 200 Aircraft Operating With Army And Army National Guard Units
The U.S. Army's fleet of 219 UH-72A Lakota helicopters surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone during operations on May 10. The 100,000 flight hour aircraft, configured for Opposing Force training missions, was flown by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason Lacrosse and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christopher Ezell of the Joint Multinational Readiness Center's Falcon Observer/Controller-Trainer Team in Hohenfels, Germany.
The Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) has signed a contract with Airbus Military for the acquisition of eight C295 aircraft, five of them configured as tactical transports and three as maritime patrol aircraft (MPA).
New Features Include Weather Forecasts, Maps, Additional Links
NASA released an updated version of the free NASA App for iPhone and iPod touch on Monday. The NASA App 2.0 includes several new features and a completely redesigned user interface that improves the way people can explore and experience NASA content on their mobile devices.
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A nonprofit trade association organized for the purpose of promoting and advancing the common interest and welfare of companies engaged in forest and wildland aerial firefighting and other commercial aviation activities.