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May 5, 2014
Sikorsky Aircraft participated in a transfer ceremony of an S-76A helicopter maintenance trainer to Canadore College earlier today for use as a hands-on training aid for students in the School of Aviation...
May 2, 2014
The helicopter pilot was on his final instrument approach for completing the requirements in the Instrument Rating Practical Test Standards and weather conditions were perfect. At Decision Height, the examiner called out “runway in sight.” The aircraft was slightly right of course and less than a dot above glideslope. Not perfect, but well within the standards. He let out a sigh of relief...
May 2, 2014
Jerry Trimble Helicopters (JTH) is planning a fun summer at the McMinnville, Ore. airport with two upcoming events: the JTH fourth annual touchdown autorotation contest and a Poker Run. The fourth Annual Touchdown Auto Rotation competition is slated to be held on June 22, 2014. New this year is a flour bag bombing contest. Spectators can sit in the bomber’s seat of the R-22 to test their skill at...
May 2, 2014
Kaman's K-Max unmanned aircraft system, well-known in Afghanistan, has completed more than 1,800 unmanned resupply missions and delivered more than four million pounds of supplies to troops throughout the region since being deployed in...
May 2, 2014
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has launched a series of template risk models, highlighting a number of specific safety scenarios, which airline and airport operators, air navigation service providers, maintenance organizations, ground service providers and regulators can use as part of their own safety management systems (SMS). The models will allow organizations to assess their...
May 2, 2014
Sikorsky is currently engaged in full system testing of the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K heavy lift helicopter with all seven main rotor blades and four tail rotor blades attached for the first time to a non-flying prototype called the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV). Powered “Light-Off” with rotor blades spinning follows a “Bare Head” (without blades) test phase of the GTV...
May 2, 2014
[Aviation Today May 2, 2014] Sales of business jets increased by 19 percent in the first quarter of 2014 with all of the major OEMs seeing year-over-year increases, according to the first quarter delivery report issued by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).    There were a total of 154 business jet deliveries during the first three months of the year, up from 129 during...
May 2, 2014
[Avionics Today May 2, 2014] Portuguese aircraft charter Hi Fly is adding a Flight Focus In-flight Entertainment (IFE) system to its commercial fleet of Airbus A330 aircraft.   Under a new agreement, the Singapore-based IFE and...
May 2, 2014
[Avionics Today May 2, 2014] Rockwell Collins has announced a new solution, the Network Tactical Gateway (NTG), providing access to Link 16, Joint Air Request (JAR) and Situational Awareness (SA) data link networks.    The NTG made its debut at the 2014 Bold Quest 14.2, an...
May 2, 2014
[Aviation Today May 2, 2014] Boeing expressed its support for the growing effort across the global aviation industry to support aircraft tracking in the wake of the incident involving the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.    Flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200 operated by...
May 2, 2014
[Aviation Today May 2, 2014] ImagineAir and Kavoo have announced plans to merge and create the nation's largest air taxi service, according to Wellrock Capital Partners, the investment group leading the funding of the merger.    Once...
May 1, 2014
Sikorsky Aerospace Maintenance has obtained a $7.9-million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract to exercise an...
May 1, 2014
The U.S. Navy has granted Northrop Grumman a low-rate initial production contract to deliver FlightPro Gen III mission computers in support of AH-1Z and UH-1Y Marine Corps helicopters. Under the $10.6-million contract, Northrop Grumman will provide mission computers for H-1 helicopter flight tests, system integration laboratories and training. The FlightPro mission computer is known for...
May 1, 2014
Genesys Aerosystems, formerly Cobham, has reached an agreement with Air Medical Group Holdings and its subsidiaries, Air Evac, Med Trans, EagleMed and Reach, for a total of 210 HeliSAS systems in their fleet of Bell and Eurocopter EMS...
May 1, 2014
The U.S. Army presented Columbia Helicopters with a $30.5-million firm-fixed-price contract for the after rotor head and...
May 1, 2014
[Avionics Today May 1, 2014] Last September, Honeywell released a survey that found nearly 90 percent of passengers would give up an amenity on their flight in order to access a faster in-flight wireless connection. In response, two of the biggest names in telecommunications and avionics, AT&T and Honeywell, are partnering to launch a 4G LTE-based in-flight connectivity service available for...
May 1, 2014
[Avionics Today May 1, 2014] The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has announced a gathering to discuss real-time monitoring of flight data following the Malaysia Airlines MH370 incident.  On March 8, 2014, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 went missing from Air Traffic Controller radar coverage. The difficulty in locating the aircraft has highlighted the need to improve in-flight tracking...
May 1, 2014
[Avionics Today May 1, 2014] The U.S. Navy issued a $19 million full-rate production contract to Harris Corp., in an effort to upgrade the avionics on its fleet of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter jets. ...
May 1, 2014
[Aviation Today May 1, 2014] Irish carrier Ryanair has finalized a $452 million order for five Boeing Next-Generation...
May 1, 2014
[Avionics Today May 1, 2014] Jeppesen announced expanded European coverage areas for its Mobile FliteDeck VFR on the iPad.  Included in the new app capabilities are expanded VFR enroute data for European countries,  graphical...
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