Honeywell Aerospace is working with NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center to study the most effective way to visually inform pilots flying supersonic jets about sonic booms, a loud noise caused by current aircraft traveling faster than the speed of sound. Honeywell recently flight-tested new cockpit displays that help pilots see sonic booms before they happen so they can reroute and reduce the effects of aircraft noise over populated areas. By predicting sonic boom footprints, Honeywell will remove a key roadblock to speed up the introduction of supersonic travel and support one of NASA’s goals to modernize flight.
Avmax has announced its engineering division has created ADS-B Out solutions for Dash 8 and CRJ aircraft. The solutions are Part 25 Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for Dash 8-100/200/300 and CRJ 100/200/700/900; both aircraft types are approved by Transport Canada Civil Aviation Administration (TCCA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval pending.
WestJet has announced it has teamed up with Alberta-based, Clean Energy Technology Centre (CETC) to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada.
Battelle scientists and engineers have demonstrated a process that turns coal into jet fuel. The next step is to commercialize the process.
Queen’s University researchers are part of a project looking to develop alternative fuels for the airline industry.
Air Canada has announced it will participate in Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 litres of sustainable aviation biofuel (biojet) into a shared fuel system at a yet to be determined Canadian airport.
Drone delivery might be years away in the North America, but it's becoming a reality in Rwanda this summer.
In recent years, the aviation industry has identified a new threat to flight safety – the existence of high concentrations of ice particles at high altitudes. In an aircraft engine under “perfect storm” conditions (certain temperature, flow, geometry and ice crystal concentrations), ice can accumulate very quickly. This dangerous build-up can choke an engine within minutes, reducing it to idle, or if the ice sheds, can damage engine components or result in a flame-out. Currently, no reliable sensor system exists that can provide pilots with early indications of ice crystal accretion, but National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is addressing this technology gap with the development of an Ultrasound Ice Accretion Sensor.
Atwell Aerospace Inc. has announced that it has received a Standing Special Flight Operating Certificate (S-SFOC) allowing commercial use of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) anywhere within the province of British Columbia for a one year term.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller and citizen reports of possible encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The latest report covers August 22, 2015 through January 31, 2016.
Flirtey successfully completed the first fully autonomous, FAA-approved urban drone delivery in the United States. In an uninhabited residential setting in Hawthorne, Nevada, the company successfully delivered a package that included bottled water, emergency food and a first aid kit by drone.
Two U of T Engineering professors are developing innovations in airplane design that could save hundreds of millions of litres of jet fuel every day and significantly reduce the environmental impact of flying.
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.
Safe Flight Instrument Corporation has announced the SCc –an Angle of Attack (AoA) based system has been certified by the FAA and is currently available for certificated aircraft in the general aviation market.
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).
Canada has a pay as you go business model for air transport. The merits of the model versus the United States, where aviation infrastructure is subsidized, can be heavily debated, most recently in a 2012 Senate report, The Future of Canadian Air Travel: Toll Booth or Spark Plug, which recommended abolishing airport rent.
On a November morning in 2012, eight people boarded a Cessna 208B in Snow Lake, Man., bound for Winnipeg. The trip was expected to take a little over two hours, but barely one minute into the flight, tragedy struck. According to our investigation report released earlier this year, the aircraft was overweight, and its takeoff and climb performance was reduced by accumulated ice on the leading edges of its wings and tail, and it crashed into a nearby wooded area, killing the pilot and seriously injuring all seven passengers.
It was nothing but clear, blue skies as the sleek, jet-powered plane approached the runway at Spaceport America in southern New Mexico, only to briefly touch down and then thrust off again.
Becker Avionics GmbH, has announced Thomas Terschlusen has accepted the position of director of sales and marketing. In this role, he is responsible for leading Becker's European-based sales and marketing teams and for coordinating commercial activities with Becker Avionics Group companies worldwide. He most recently held the position of air traffic management product line and key account manager for the Becker Avionics Group.
Summit Air Kitikmeot, in partnership with Summit Air, has announced the signing of a three-year contract with TMAC Resources Inc. that will provide transportation of mining crews to TMAC's Hope Bay Project south of Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.
Textron Aviation Inc has announced it has enhanced its sales relationships with existing channel partners Africair Inc. and Absolute Aviation Group so that both now offer the complete Beechcraft and Cessna product lines throughout their territories in Africa. Africair has been a Cessna authorized sales representative for more than 40 years throughout central and northern sections of the region while Absolute Aviation has been a Beechcraft sales representative for Sub-Saharan Africa since 2011. In addition, Textron Aviation maintains its team of expert sales representatives positioned throughout the region to allow customers direct access to the company.
Air Canada and Cargojet Airways Ltd. have announced they are finalizing a commercial arrangement that will result in Air Canada Cargo introducing dedicated freighter services from Canada to Latin America and Europe with Boeing 767-300ER freighter aircraft operated by Cargojet. Air Canada Cargo will become the only provider of direct scheduled freighter service between Canada and Latin America.
NAV CANADA announced today the ratification of a one year extension to the collective agreement covering approximately 620 employees following negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW local 2228).
Blackhawk Modifications, Inc., has promoted Donnie Holder to vice president of marketing as the company expands the marketing department to better establish the services offered to owner and operators seeking Blackhawk upgrades to improve the performance of their turboprop aircraft.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing air cargo volumes (measured in freight tonne kilometres or FTKs) suffered a 5.6% fall in February compared to February 2015. This is heavily skewed due to the impact of the US port strikes in early 2015 (which caused a spike in air freight) and Lunar New Year falling in February this year. Comparing January and February 2016 performance to January and February 2014 reveals 6.3% volume in growth—equal to a 3.1% annualized growth trend.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has welcomed Kinshasa-based Congo Airways, the flag carrier of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the family of Q400 aircraft customers and operators.
The long-held vision of giant airships nearly the length of a Canadian football field delivering workers and supplies to the oilsands and the North’s mining sector is a step closer to reality.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft recently celebrated with Ryukyu Air Commuter Co., Ltd (RAC) of Okinawa, Japan as the airline unveiled two of its Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft during a special ceremony held at the Japan Transocean Air Maintenance Center at Naha Airport, Okinawa.
GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has announced delivery of a new leased Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Chinese airline Okay Airways to expand the carrier’s fleet.
AAR has entered into an agreement with UTC Aerospace Systems to manage distribution requirements and to stock inventory of defense parts in support of Japanese military aircraft In Japan.
Bombardier Business Aircraft marks the 30thanniversary of Smart Parts this year. Launched in 1986, the pioneering Smart Parts program was the first airframe systems cost-per-flight-hour cost protection plan for customers in business aviation. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Bombardier is offering enhancements to its strongest component cost coverage program, Smart Parts Preferred, further maximizing the customers' bottom-line.
Embraer has announced at the MRO Americas show in Dallas, Tex., that SkyWest Airlines selected Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services (EAMS) as the exclusive heavy maintenance provider for their fleet of E175s.
StandardAero has been authorized by Honeywell Aerospace as major maintenance provider for repair and overhaul services (MRO) for the Honeywell HTF7000 family of turbofan engines, powering Bombardier Challenger 300/350, Embraer Legacy 450/500, Gulfstream G280 and the recently announced Cessna Citation Longitude business jets.
AAR has been awarded a contract for United States Army Next Generation Automatic Test System (NGATS) Shelters with a total contract ceiling valued at $49 million over five years. AAR has received a first delivery order valued at $2.5 million to include first article units for two shelter variants, as well as production units. The shelters will be designed by AAR Mobility Systems in Cadillac, Michigan; and produced at their Goldsboro, North Carolina facility.
Textron Aviation has announced it has expanded its PowerAdvantage engine support program to Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan turboprop platforms. Part of the company’s ProAdvantage suite of support programs, PowerAdvantage offers owners and operators comprehensive PT6A engine coverage with predictable costs for both routine and most unscheduled engine maintenance events.
AJW Aviation has signed a new power-by-the-hour contract with Air New Zealand to manage component support for its B767 fleet of five aircraft. Air New Zealand’s own Boeing inventory will be held on site in Auckland to a defined list and the balance of spare parts will be held on consignment in Singapore.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that Bombardier Services Corporation and PSA Airlines, Inc. (PSA Airlines) of Vandalia, Ohio have signed a heavy maintenance agreement that extends the current agreement between the parties by two years. Under this contract, all heavy maintenance tasks for the airline's fleet of CRJ200, CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft will be performed at Bombardier's West Virginia Air Center.
Flying Colours Corp. has begun work on an extension of its cabinetry finishing shop at its Peterborough, Ont. facilities.
AJW Aviation will continue to provide full ATA Chapter power-by-the-hour support for low cost cargo operator Air Incheon’s growing fleet of Boeing aircraft. The contract commenced in 2013 and has been extended for a further two years. It also includes a main base kit consignment that is located by AJW at Incheon International Airport in Seoul.
StandardAero was recently awarded a new contract to provide support for the U.S. Army Special Forces Aviation Group’s engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its fleet of eight C-27J aircraft.
StandardAero’s Houston business aviation MRO facility has completed its first Rockwell Collins TTR-4100 TCAS 7.1 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Falcon 50 series and Falcon 900 series aircraft.
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