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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...
July 31, 2014
[Aviation Today 07-31-2014] Bombardier Aerospace released its  financial results for the second quarter, in which revenues amounted to $2.5 billion for the three-month period...
July 31, 2014
[Aviation Today 07-31-2014] Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer released second quarter earnings in which revenues totaled $1761.3 million compared to $1557 million during the same quarter last...
July 31, 2014
[Avionics Today 07-31-2014] The Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability (IOC)...
July 31, 2014
[Aviation Today 07-31-2014] Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) finalized a $13 billion order for 40 widebody airplanes – 20 777-9Xs, 14 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777-300ERs (Extended...
July 31, 2014
[Avionics Today 07-31-2014] Emirates recently introduced an audio description feature on it’s In-flight Entertainment (IFE) system for visually impaired air passengers.    According to the Middle East...
July 31, 2014
[Avionics Today 7-31-14] The world's largest air cargo carrier is participating in flight trials that are assisting the FAA with "moving ahead smartly" in one of the most transformative aspects of its NextGen program, DataComm, according to Dan Allen, senior manager of Air Traffic Operations at FedEx. In September 2013, FedEx and four other U.S. airlines began performing trials with DataComm at...
July 30, 2014
Russia’s Moscow Health Department has awarded Airbus Helicopters with a contract to deliver two specially-designed EC145 helicopters to be used for air...
July 30, 2014
The New York Police Department (NYPD) has received a new Bell 429 from Bell Helicopter, the first of four airframes to be delivered by the end of 2015...
July 30, 2014
[Avionics Today 07-30-2014] Jeppesen, has teamed up with Avidyne to introduce the new Jeppesen Services Suite for IFD540 bundled data packages, featuring navigation information and charting data. The new data service is designed to support Avidyne avionics systems within a...
July 30, 2014
[Aviation Today 07-30-2014] Following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International...
July 30, 2014
[Avionics Today 07-30-2014] DAC International, has received Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) and Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval on its Digital-to-Analog Converter and Airborne Data Link Processor, along with type certification approval on its ARINC-to-NMEA 183 converter. The...
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