Three smartphones destined to become low-cost satellites rode to space Sunday aboard the maiden flight of Orbital Science Corp.’s Antares rocket from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia. The trio of “PhoneSats” is operating in orbit, and may prove to be the lowest-cost satellites ever flown in space. The goal of NASA’s PhoneSat mission… Read More ›
Rolls-Royce announced that it has reached agreement to sell its shareholding and interest in the RTM322 helicopter engine programme to Turbomeca (a Safran company). Rolls-Royce’s 50 per cent interest in the engine programme will be progressively transferred to Turbomeca, which will then hold 100 per cent of the RTM322 programme. Rolls-Royce will receive a cash consideration of… Read More ›
On April 24, 2013 Aeroflot took delivery of A320 airplane made by Airbus. The aircraft is named in honor of Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov, Russian electrical engineer and inventor of the “Yablochkov candle” – the earliest commercially successful electric carbon arc lamp. Now the Aeroflot fleet counts 85 A319/320/321 aircraft with the average airplane age of… Read More ›
AEGEAN confirmed its key decision to continue in 2013 to support in practice the development of the Greek regions and Greek tourism, with the presentation today in Rhodes of its new flight schedule. The new flight schedule of AEGEAN from Rhodes and Kos was presented by the company’s Management in a press conference, attended by… Read More ›
- Eurocopter validates its optionally piloted helicopter capabilities with successful unmanned EC145 demonstration flights at Istres, France.
- Embraer Executive Jets Legacy 650 Certified in Indonesia.
- DOHA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RETAINS TITLE OF WORLD’S BEST PREMIUM SERVICE AIRPORT FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING.
Airbus is exhibiting an ACJ318 corporate jet at ABACE in Shanghai, bringing more than a touch of comfort and elegance to what is widely recognised as the world’s fastest growing bizjet market. The Airbus ACJ318 on display is operated by Comlux on VVIP charters, and features lounge areas, a private room that doubles as an… Read More ›
More than 300 articles after our re-launch we are proud about our contribution to the aviation network. Since the beginning our main goal was to share news directly from the main players on aviation and aerospace, companies and organizations, in our opinion, despite all the major news providers leadership, makes all the sense to have… Read More ›
The European Aviation Safety Agency today published a proposal to the European Commission containing rules on qualifications for flying in Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IMC). With this so-called Opinion, the Agency puts forward new and more accessible instrument ratings focussed on General Aviation pilots. The proposed changes are expected to increase safety with regard to the… Read More ›
Hong Kong-based China Aircraft Leasing Company (CALC) has announced its selection of CFM56-5B engines to power 25 new Airbus A320 family aircraft. The firm engine order is valued at $500 million U.S. at list price and deliveries are scheduled between 2014 and 2016. The aircraft are part of CALC’s first-ever new aircraft order; the company announced… Read More ›
The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines and aviation labor unions today announced a partnership with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to share summarized safety information that could help prevent accidents. The information, shared through an initiative called the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) Executive Board, will help the NTSB… Read More ›
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it has secured an agreement with the Delaware State Police for the supply of two Bell 429 aircraft. The multi-mission configured Bell 429s will be utilized for both airborne law enforcement operations and helicopter emergency medical services. “For the mission and operations for the Delaware State Police, we… Read More ›
- Colombian Army Contracts for Two Additional S-70i™ BLACK HAWK Helicopters.
- Weststar Aviation Services Signs Contract For Eight AgustaWestland AW139 and AW189 Helicopters At LIMA 2013.
- Pegaso to expand its Eurocopter-built fleet with two more EC155s for heli-lift missions to deepwater Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platforms.
The Lindbergh Foundation is pleased to announce that BRS Aerospace – designer, manufacturer, and seller of exceptionally reliable, innovative, and high quality safety and aerospace products – has joined the Aviation Green Alliance as a Founding Member. “We are thrilled that BRS Aerospace is joining our elite group of Aviation Green Alliance Founding Members,” said… Read More ›
The Boeing (NYSE: BA) X-48C research aircraft flew for the 30th and final time April 9, marking the successful completion of an eight-month flight-test program to explore and further validate the aerodynamic characteristics of the Blended Wing Body design concept. All 30 flights were conducted at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. The X-48C typically flew for… Read More ›
Reblogged from JetHead's Blog: The cockpit is a solemn place in the pregnant pause between preflight and pushback. Always, like a deserted island where everything’s already been said: checklists done, preflight complete, systems verified, amen. Plenty more details and decision points ahead, but nothing to worry about now, because the litany of procedures, numbers, actions,… Read More ›
The Pan European Network Service (PENS) is now the operational network for the exchange of coordination messages between the Air Traffic Control (ATC) Centres of NATS in Swanwick (UK) and the Maastricht Upper Area Centre (MUAC) in the Netherlands. PENS allows ATC Centres to exchange flight information data securely and efficiently by using IP (Internet protocol)… Read More ›