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August 5, 2014
[Aviation Today 08-05-2014] Middle East air cargo carriers are leading the pack when it comes to expansion in air cargo traffic, reporting a 7 percent growth in demand (measured in freight ton kilometers) in June, according to a report released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This brings the Middle...
August 5, 2014
[Aviation Today 08-05-2014] The Scorpion ISR/Strike Jet by Wichita, Kan., company Textron AirLand, LLC will participate in a number of promotional and demonstration...
August 4, 2014
The first two Cabris shipped to China (here with Chinese markings) will go to distributor Shanghai X-Square Aviation Co. Photo courtesy Helicopteres Guimbal Bruno Guimbal, founder and CEO of France-based Helicopteres Guimbal, shared with Rotor & Wing details on the Chinese certification of the Cabri G2 light single, obtained on June 16. The process, a validation of the EASA certification, lasted nine...
August 4, 2014
By Douglas Nelms On Dec. 7, 2011, an AS350-B2 operated by Sundance Helicopters crashed just outside Las Vegas, Nev., killing the pilot and four passengers. NTSB cited probable cause to be “inadequate maintenance of the helicopter.” Specifically, NTSB said the cause included (1) the improper reuse of a degraded self-locking nut, (2) the improper or lack of installation of a split pin, and (3)...
August 4, 2014
DRF Luftrettung, an air rescue organization based in Filderstadt, Germany, has received the first completed EC145 T2 from Airbus Helicopters. The new EC145 T2 will be based out of the...
August 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-04-2013] Exelis announced acquisition of German company Barco Orthogon, which designs and develops applications for Air Traffic Management (ATM). The technology designed by Orthogon allows airport operators...
August 4, 2014
[Aviation Today 08-04-2013] The E-Fan, an all-electric general aviation training aircraft developed by Airbus Group, was honored with the Personal Aircraft Design Academy (PADA) award at EAA’s 2014...
August 4, 2014
[Aviation Today 08-04-2014] Sagem has developed a new SFCO2 fuel and emissions management service in order to better control fuel consumption for airlines. According to the French aerospace and defense manufacturer, fuel accounts for 30 to 40 percent of an...
August 4, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-04-2014] General Dynamics received a new $25.4 million full-production contract from Lockheed Martin to support the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System (GPS) III Network Communications Element (NCE) for space vehicles seven and eight (SV 07-08). The Air Force's next-generation GPS III satellites will improve position, navigation and timing services and...
August 4, 2014
[Aviation Today 8-3-2014] Pilatus Aircraft has rolled its first PC-24 prototype out of the factory. The Switzerland-based airframe manufacturer said this will be the first of three prototypes that enter a flight test program that is scheduled to begin in Spring 2015.   Swiss National Day, when Pilatus Aircraft Ltd officially unveiled its first ever PC-24 prototype. Some 25,000 spectators watched...
August 1, 2014
A pair of CBP UH-60 Black Hawk pilots prepare to conduct morning patrols over Washington, DC. Photo courtesy CBP Aug. 9, 2013: Jeff Birks remembers vividly the day he received the urgent phone call for air support from the Salt Lake City FBI SWAT Team. Horseback riders in the mountains near Cascade, Idaho had sited James Lee DiMaggio, who had kidnapped teenager Hannah Anderson from her Southern California...
August 1, 2014
A Siller Brothers Sikorsky S-64E working the Lodgepole wildland fire in Idaho in July 2013 releases a load of retardant. The material will help keep the trees from becoming fuel for the approaching flames. Photos by Kari Greer They come in many shapes and various sizes. They fly to places with odd names, like Soldotna, Coconino and Funny River. Then they linger amid flames and smoke that darken the skies...
August 1, 2014
View inside the Tiger Helicopters hangar. Photos by Andrew Drwiega You could not describe the airfield at Shobdon in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside as on the road to anywhere in particular. Located down an unassuming road that bears left at the bottom of a small hill towards the control tower, with two grass and one paved runways, it has the appearance of a small country flying club with a few...
August 1, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-01-2014] Spirit AeroSystems reports $1.8 billion total revenues for the second quarter of 2014, up 19 percent from the second quarter of 2013. Net income for the quarter was $143 million. The Wichita...
August 1, 2014
[Aviation Today 08-01-2014] Boeing has announced it’s upcoming comprehensive global training program for pilots to help meet the forecasted demand of 500,000 pilots over the next 20 years. The program should provide all the training a pilot needs, from basic theory through qualification as a commercial jet...
August 1, 2014
[Aviation Today 08-01-2014] In response to a growing interest in business aircraft in Latin American countries, Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that it will showcase four of its business aircraft at this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) at...
August 1, 2014
[Aviation Today 08-01-2014] The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reported industry airplane shipments increased 4.8 percent to 1,110 units while airplane billings rose to $10.9 billion, up 4.5 percent in their second...
August 1, 2014
[Avionics Today 08-01-2014] Exelis released its second quarter financial results, reflecting an 11 percent drop in revenues from the same period a year ago. The aerospace...
August 1, 2014
[Avionics Today 8-1-14] The United Kingdom (U.K.) is on track to achieve a "historic" level of airspace environmental efficiency, according to new figures released by Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) NATS. The results come from NATS’ new Three Dimensional Inefficiency (3Di) metric used to measure the environmental performance of aircraft flying through regulated U.K. airspace during...
July 31, 2014
Bell and TRU Simulation + Training jointly announced at Farnborough that they have signed an agreement for the relatively unknown simulator manufacturer to develop and manufacture the new Bell 525 Full Flight Simulator (FFS), designed for Level D certification from both FAA and EASA/JAA. If you have never heard of TRU Simulation + Training before now, you are not alone. The company was formed in April this...
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