On Oct. 2, the public flight of the first electric aircraft made for aerobatics took place in Raron, Switzerland. Air Zermatt pilot Thomas Pfammatter and aerobatic paragliding champion Dominique Steffen, the project founders, together with Sylvain Dolla and Nicolas Ivanoff presented this fascinating project to Swiss and International press and aviation fans.
Thales has announced two milestone agreements with SES. With these agreements, Thales will offer airlines and their passengers FlytLIVE, the most efficient inflight connectivity experience over the Americas. FlytLIVE by Thales will start operating mid 2017 using in-orbit satellites.
XTI Aircraft Company has launched the next phase of its funding strategy to bring the TriFan 600 to market. In addition to its ongoing equity crowdfunding campaign, XTI entered into an engagement agreement with the New York investment bank Primary Capital LLC, for XTI’s $20 million Series B round.
Thousands of would-be drone pilots are racing to get licensed under new U.S. regulations that have opened an aerial stampede. More than 3,300 have signed up to take the test on Monday, the first day it’s available, and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration estimates the number of drone operators-for-hire may exceed the nation’s 171,000 private pilots within a year. | READ MORE
Honeywell has achieved final certification from Inmarsat for JetWave™, the company's package of exclusive hardware that will allow pilots, passengers, operators and maintenance personnel to connect to GX Aviation, the revolutionary new in-flight broadband service from Inmarsat. Users can consistently and more quickly surf the internet, check emails, stream music and videos, and shop online without drop-off throughout their flight, even when flying over oceans.
NASA has selected five green technology concepts that have the potential to transform the aviation industry in the next decade by reducing aircraft fuel use and emissions.
Cessna Aircraft Company has debuted at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture the Cessna Turbo Stationair HD, the company’s enhanced version of its Cessna Turbo Stationair T206H single-engine piston aircraft. The Cessna Turbo Stationair HD is now available to customers and features a gross weight increase of 189 pounds, giving the aircraft a maximum useful load of 1,470 pounds in its standard configuration with six seats, or an impressive 1,623 pounds in a rugged utility configuration.
With more than 1,300 engines enrolled in the customer trial, Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC's) innovative Oil Analysis Technology Program continues to build momentum as a next-generation on-wing monitoring solution for preventive maintenance. P&WC is encouraging the more than 15,000 operators of PT6A-powered aircraft flying worldwide, who have not already joined the trial, to participate as "early adopters" in supporting the calibration of the technology across PT6A engine models.
It looks like a goofy mosquito, its fat cockpit shoving through the wind while aloft, its wings folded up like a dragonfly while grounded. And it marks the biggest step toward a real, commercial flying car.
Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) is reporting positive results from its initial commercial testing on its next generation drone logistics platform 4.0 which delivered positive results from test flights which occurred in Waterloo, Ont. with its Canadian university research partners.
Lufthansa Group, Honeywell Aerospace and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of a runway safety solution combining Airbus’ Runway Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) and Honeywell’s SmartLanding technologies for Lufthansa Group’s fleet. This cooperation aims to set the highest standard in runway safety by combining the strengths of these two innovative and leading technologies and by making them available for a maximum number of aircraft types. Lufthansa will place its expertise at the service of Honeywell and Airbus respectively by contributing to the solution design and evaluation with the involvement of flight crews from the early stage of development.
A test pilot successfully flew a solar-powered prototype aircraft on Friday for a company that envisions manufacturing a fleet of drones to provide aerial internet service for an estimated 4 billion people worldwide.
John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 4 - one of the world’s most modern and efficient air terminals - has selected the BEONTRA Operational Terminal Prediction (OTP) tool from Leidos to help maximize the efficiency of terminal operations following a successful pilot project.
Hartzell Propeller has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for a five-blade composite propeller designed specifically for the Piper Aircraft Meridian and Piper's new M500. Hartzell collaborated closely with Piper Aircraft on the STC for the single-engine pressurized turboprops.
AAR has announced it has been selected by Vision Systems to integrate Electronically Dimmable Windows (EDW) solutions for retrofit programs in Asia, Middle East, Africa and North America.
Advent Aircraft Systems, in collaboration with Beechcraft Corporation, has received FAA approval of its advanced-technology GPS/digital anti-skid braking system (Advent eABStm) for installation on Beechcraft King Air B300 series aircraft. This is the first time that a practical anti-skid system has been available for the King Air platform. The STC applies to Beechcraft King Air B300 series aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line GPS 4000S or Garmin G1000/430W/530W avionics.
Installing cameras in the cockpits of commercial airplanes is one subject that would most certainly generate lots of heated debates between proponents and opponents. This is especially true after an incident or accident where knowing what had transpired inside the cockpit seconds or minutes before a catastrophic malfunction or mysterious crash is absolutely crucial in determining the root cause(s) and/or any contributing factor(s).
Larson Electronics continues to experience significant expansion into the film entertainment industry with their latest debut in the new film “Deepwater Horizon”, set to be released in September 2016.
For manufacturers looking to improve productivity and increase their return on investment, POP Avdel has introduced the new ProSert XTN20 blind rivet nut installation tool.
Always on the lookout for new aerial challenges and technical innovations, from Oct. 5-16, Hamilton tested the impact of gravity on the chronometric performance of its mechanical watch movements in a campaign of parabolic flights.
Amadeus has announced the launch of a cutting-edge Travel Intelligence solution for airlines, Amadeus Schedule Recovery, which minimizes disruptions to operations caused by external events such as bad weather or air traffic control congestion. Amadeus Schedule Recovery serves as a recommendation engine, using data analytics to help quickly and efficiently identify the most critical issues, and act upon them.
In recognition of the Breitling Jet Team’s incredibly successful first ever North American tour, Breitling is pleased to unveil the Chronomat GMT Breitling Jet Team American Tour limited edition timepiece, announced at the Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Airshow.
Spectronics Corporation has its pulse on the latest and most advanced leak detection solutions, and the Spectroline MDE-2000NC MarksmanT II ultrasonic diagnostic tool is one such notable achievement.
Eliminate the dangers of electrical arcing when working on static-sensitive components in and around aircraft and other industrial applications with the new Electro Static Discharge-Safe Precision Pliers from Snap-on Industrial.
Canada has the highest volume of seaplane operations in the world. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) estimates that in the Vancouver Harbour alone, about 300,000 passengers travel on about 33,000 seaplane flights each year.
In an expansion of their existing partnership, FlightSafety International now will offer Satcom Direct’s AeroIT certification preparation course. AeroIT is the world’s first information technology certification for aviation and equips aircraft technicians, maintenance, IT personnel and crew with vital knowledge of today’s sophisticated airborne communications systems.
Baldwin Aviation has announced a strategic alliance with one of the industry’s leading Aviation Safety consultancies, Safety Operating Systems (SOS). The new collaborative program, BaldwinSOS, provides clients of both firms with a suite of additional a la carte services that further enhances and supports safety.
In its investigation report (A14A0067) released on Friday, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that a lack of visual references and low visibility due to weather led to a collision with terrain involving a Piper PA-31 in Grand Manan, New Brunswick. The captain and a paramedic, who was not wearing a seatbelt, sustained fatal injuries. The other pilot and second passenger sustained serious injuries.
Neil Wilson has some big shoes to fill but he certainly has the right attitude and perspective to meet the challenge.
FlightSafety International has announced that it has received Level D qualification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration for two Cessna Caravan aircraft simulators located at its Wichita East Learning Center. The simulators are equipped with Garmin G1000 and Garmin G600 avionics. Qualification by other authorities will be accomplished in accordance with customer requirements.
FlightSafety International continues to augment and redistribute its Cessna aircraft training programs.
Pan Am International Flight Academy and parent company ANA Holdings (Pan Am) is offering a combined training program for pilots seeking to earn both an EASA type rating along with the matching FAA type rating concurrently, at their Miami Training Center and World Headquarters.
FlightSafety and Pratt & Whitney Canada have announced the expansion of their training services agreement originally signed in 2010.
During its 206th session on Nov. 18, the 36-State Governing Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted a formal Declaration. The Declaration stated that the Council would ensure continuous leadership of ICAO on environmental issues relating to international civil aviation, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT), the joint venture between Emirates and CAE, has announced at the 2015 Dubai Airshow that it has signed a five-year business aviation training agreement with Arab Wings to expand its training program with ECFT from 3 to 11 aircraft types.
It’s not often that I get a blank stare on my face and need someone to carefully repeat what has just been expressed to me. But that’s precisely what Mike Hamel was tasked to do this past fall, after he detailed our mission plan for my introduction to Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has announced the placement of its first 737-800NG passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft with Dublin, Ireland based ASL Aviation Group. The agreement covers the lease of two 737-800NG freighters.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight markets in August 2016 showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), rose 3.9% year-on-year. Freight capacity measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs) increased by 4.1% over the same period. Load factors remained historically low, keeping yields under pressure.Industry conditions have improved since the particularly soft patch at the start of the year. Carriers in all regions except Latin America reported an increase in year-on-year demand in August. However, regional results varied considerably. For the third time in four months airlines based in Europe posted the highest collective annual growth of all regions, while airlines in the Middle East experienced their slowest growth in more than seven years.
In its investigation report (A15W0069) released Thursday, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) found that during firefighting operations, the aircraft encountered a fire whirl, which led to a loss of control and impact with terrain. The pilot was fatally injured in the accident, which occurred near Cold Lake, Alberta, on May 22. 2015.
Greater Toronto Airways announced on Monday it plans to operate daily scheduled flights from Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport to the Niagara District Airport in St. Catharines.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air freight demand in June 2016 showing a rise in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) of 4.3% year-on-year. This was the fastest pace of growth in 14 months. Freight capacity measured in available freight ton kilometres (AFTKs) increased by 4.9% year-on-year, keeping yields under downward pressure.
NAV CANADA has announced its traffic figures for the month of June 2016 as measured in weighted charging units for enroute, terminal and oceanic air navigation services, in comparison to the last fiscal year.
Field Aviation has delivered the third of four missionized Challenger aircraft to Cobham Aviation Services. These aircraft are to provide enhanced search and rescue capabilities in support of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) operations, with the first aircraft entering service in August 2016.
Canada's newest discount airline says it will let travellers bid on unsold seats. NewLeaf says the idea is part of a partnership with Calgary-based company Jump On Flyaways. | READ MORE
Flying Colours Corp. has selected Rockwell Collins’ Venue cabin management and high-definition entertainment system for retrofit installation on all future CRJ ExecLiner conversions.
Qatar Airways Cargo has announced it will launch a new route to Halifax, Nova Scotia adding to its rapidly growing network of cargo routes and bringing its cargo service into Canada.
In an inspiring address to young aviators and aerospace professionals at Wings and Helicopters Careers in Aviation Expo in Calgary this past May, WestJet Encore president Ferio Pugliese emphasized the importance of developing young leaders in Canadian aviation and aerospace.
Aviation, in the poem by Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot John Gillespie, has enabled mankind to touch the face of God. For 100 years, The Boeing Company has supplied the innovation and machines to enable us to do so. For most of its first 100 years, Boeing has been tightly woven into Canada’s narrative.
Approximately one-third of unionized employees at the Abbotsford-based aircraft maintenance company Cascade Aerospace could be laid off in the coming months.
AAR has signed a long-term, multimillion-dollar agreement with Polish charter carrier Enter Air to provide full power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair services on 19 Boeing 737-series aircraft, including the 737CL and NG.
When it comes to replacement parts, the large OEMs would prefer to have a monopoly on the aftermarket business. But as with any industry, the presence of alternative aftermarket products of comparable, or even better, quality drives down prices. For the aviation industry, this competition comes from smaller independent MROs as well as PMA parts manufacturers.
Associated Air Center (AAC) has received the industry’s first approval for a Boeing 787 Series aircraft Limited Airframe rating from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), authorizing the company to perform composite bolted major repairs and alterations on 787 Series composite aircraft.
AAR has signed a long-term, multimillion-dollar contract to provide power-by-the-hour (PBH) component inventory management and repair services to Dubai-based flydubai. The agreement represents a significant expansion of AAR’s commercial footprint in the Middle East.
Vector Aerospace has announced that it has entered into exclusive Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A engine service agreements with four leading agricultural aviation and aerial firefighting operators in Australia.
Air Canada has announced that it has signed agreements with three of its business partners that will help support the creation of a Western Canada Centre of Excellence for aircraft maintenance activities in the province of Manitoba.
Representatives of the Progressive Air Group and Brant Aero have announced that Progressive Air Group has finalized its acquisition of Brantford, Ont.-based Brant Aero.
Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category, VIP Aircraft Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, has revealed some of its most exclusive interior design concepts for ACJ350 VVIP completions while the company is actively bidding for new wide-body completion contracts with new customers.
StandardAero Business Aviation recently received official confirmation and certification for providing aircraft and engine services in Aruba, expanding the company’s international footprint and investments to more than 40 different countries around the world. The specific Aruba certification applies to StandardAero’s Houston MRO facility, located at IAH international airport.
Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has launched a trial of a new oil analysis technology for aircraft engines that could significantly facilitate proactive maintenance interventions and drive increased aircraft availability. With more than 8,000 PW100 family engines produced and 3,000 regional turboprop-powered aircraft flying, the company is seeking "early adopters" from among its engine customers to participate in the initial launch trial of the innovative oil debris monitoring solution.
Flying Colours Corp. returns to this year’s EBACE in a buoyant mood having confirmed signing the first customer for INAIRVATION’s pre-engineered retro-fit cabin solution for Bombardier Global aircraft types.
Responsible for assisting customers by promptly resolving service difficulties and technical issues, and by liaising with engineering staff and vendors. This position entails in-depth technical knowledge for airframe structure, propulsion systems, flight controls, environmental and avionics systems, for series aircraft.
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Aircraft Interiors Expo AsiaTue Oct 25, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
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NBAA Annual Meeting and ConventionTue Nov 01, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
HAC 2016 Convention & Trade ShowFri Nov 11, 2016 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
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