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Air BP Supports Alternative Aviation Fuel Initiative Aviation International News
With the business aviation industry's continued focus on the acceptance and adoption of sustainable alternative, global fuel distributor Air BP (Booth C21) ...
BlackBird on-demand aviation sees electric planes almost ready for takeoff - San Francisco Chronicle
BlackBird on-demand aviation sees electric planes almost ready for takeoff San Francisco Chronicle
For more stories like this, check out The Chronicle's weekly Travel newsletter! Sign up here. Open the app for BlackBird, an on-demand aviation marketplace ...
Niki Laudaâs Lasting Aviation Legacy Yahoo Finance
Running an airline is the most difficult job in the world. Racing was more dangerous for my life,â motorsport driver and aviation entrepreneur Niki Lauda, said in a ...
US aviation regulator says Boeing hasn't submitted 737 MAX fix FRANCE 24
Fort Worth (United States) (AFP). The US's aviation regulator has still not received Boeing's proposed fix for its 737 MAX aircraft, which have been grounded ...
More than 50 aviation accidents occur each year due to fuel management issues - WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
More than 50 aviation accidents occur each year due to fuel management issues WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando
Minutes before a single-engine Piper airplane made an emergency landing on the Maitland Boulevard ramp to Interstate 4 last week, the pilot notified air traffic ...
Students Look to the Skies at the Port of Olympia's Aviation Day ThurstonTalk
On Friday, May 10, 66 students from Black Hills and Tumwater High Schools met at the Olympia Regional Airport for Aviation Day from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. ...
New Technologies Propel Bizav's Future Aviation International News
The focus of this year's EBACE is aimed squarely at the future, but not one that is far on the horizon. Speakers at the opening session talked about products ...
WWII Big Band dance to add 'aviation nostalgia' to Westmoreland air show TribLIVE
The Jeannette-based Glass City Swing Band will perform for the World War II-themed Big Band Dance Benefit at DeNunzio's Italian Chophouse at Arnold ...
Niki Lauda, Formula One Legend and Aviation Entrepreneur, Dies at 70 The Wall Street Journal
Niki Lauda, the three-time Formula One world champion from Austria who once returned to the track weeks after a fiery crash that scarred him for life, died on ...
Rolls-Royce Delivering Pearl 15s for Bombardierâs New Globals Aviation International News
First engine in new powerplant family to debut on Global 5500/6500, set for *service* entry this year.
Falcon Aviation Sees Steady Growth in 2019 Aviation International News
Falcon Aviation, the Abu Dhabi-based business aviation charter, MRO, and aircraft management company, expects steady growth of its business in 2019, ...
EUROCONTROL, GSA Working to Coordinate Aviation R&D, Standardize Regulations Inside GNSS
EUROCONTROL and GSA working together to coordinate aviation research and development and standardize aviation regulations.
Qatar Executive Expanding Worldwide Aviation International News
Qatar Executive expects to complete delivery by 2022 of the 30 aircraft ordered from Gulfstream in 2015.
TAG Aviation Macau Receives IS-BAH Accreditation for Ground Handling Operations AviationPros.com
The accreditation process involves a complete audit of the FBO's safety management systems, emergency and security procedures, organisational structure, ...
Lieutenant Governor Ainsworth visits the Alabama Aviation College WTVY, Dothan
During the meeting, educators and employer representatives described to Lt. Gov. Ainsworth how their partnerships have enabled businesses to increase ...
Learn with Lindbergh: Granby aviation museum details historic pilot's local ties (with video) - Sky Hi News
Learn with Lindbergh: Granby aviation museum details historic pilot's local ties (with video) Sky Hi News
Will O'Donnell dresses as Charles Lindbergh for the Learning with Lindbergh event at the Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum on Monday, May 20, 2019.
Gogo Connectivity for the ACJ319neo Aviation International News
K5-Aviation is currently doing first install of the Gogo Business Aviation 2Ku system on ACJ319neo.
GE Just Starting Bizav Engine Development Journey Aviation International News
With a new turbofan entering *service* late last year and two other engines in development, it might seem like GE Aviation's plan to expand into the business ...
Textron Aviation Names Flightdocs A Recommended Provider PRNewswire
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla., May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Flightdocs announced today that it has been named a recommended provider of maintenance tracking ...
Dreams of future fliers fostered at TPS Aviation Expo Toledo Blade
SWANTON â Young children in a group of three were spotted awaiting their turn to take flight and soar over the Toledo Public Schools' Aerospace Center ...
Upcoming government needs to do much more for aviation: Experts Economic Times
The new Indian government coming to power will need to do much more for the country's aviation sector than its predecessor did in the last five years, said ...
World Fuel Expands European Footprint Aviation International News
World Fuel Services (WFS) has expanded its European presence with the announcement that it has been selected as the fuel supplier for two French airports.
Nebraska Historical Markers - The Savidge Brothers, Aviation Pioneers Corn Nation
I can't imagine what it would have been like to be an early pioneer in aviation. So much experimentation. So much fun! So much danger! Marker Text Near here ...
Blackstone-backed IBS to buy aviation software provider AD OPT PE Hub
IBS Software has agreed to acquire AD OPT, a MontrÃ©al-based provider of airline crew planning optimization software solutions. Terms weren't released for the ...
Honda Aircraft Ramping Up, Eyes Expansion Aviation International News
As Honda Aircraft makes plans to expand its facilities, the Greensboro, North Carolina-based aircraft manufacturer is eying a ramp up in deliveries this year to 50 ...
China and European Union sign landmark aviation deals Reuters
China and European Union regulators have signed two "landmark" aviation agreements boosting their cooperation in the sector, China's state-run CCTV and the ...
EU-China Sign Historic Bilateral Agreements | Air Transport News Aviation International News
Regulators in Europe and the People's Republic of China eliminate legal ambiguity with a new air services agreement.
As commercial spaceflight takes off, the aviation industry gets protective of airspace The Verge
Whenever a rocket soars to space, it must pass through the airspace that thousands of pilots fly through every day, sometimes causing planes to reroute to avoid ...
Air departure tax U-turn sparks anger from aviation industry and tourism firms BT.com
Aviation industry representatives and tourism organisations have jointly requested an urgent meeting with Nicola Sturgeon after the Scottish Government's ...
Altitude Angel selected by UKâs Civil Aviation Authority as an Innovation Partner sUAS News
Today, we're announcing that we're one of just six companies that the UK's Civil Aviation Authority has selected to join its âInnovation Sandboxâ, a 'virtual space ...
Gardening, Aviation and More Funded by Latest Battelle STEM Grant Associated Press
Press release *content* from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.
SEA Prime: Malpensa Prime is 'Natural Growth' Aviation International News
Finishing touches are being applied to the new 14,000-sq-m Milan Malpensa Prime business and general aviation terminal as it is prepared for opening in July, ...
Aviation Unions To Ground Nigeria's Airspace Today SaharaReporters.com
Unions in the Nigerian aviation industry have threatened to as from Wednesday ground activities in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) due to its ...
Jet Aviation partners with Collins Aerospace on ADS-B upgrades Flightglobal
Jet Aviation has signed an agreement with Collins Aerospace to buy 150 units of the GLU-2100 multi-mode receiver in preparation for performing avionics ...
Citroen 19_19 concept takes aviation inspiration Automotive News
PARIS â Citroen says its 19_19 concept takes inspiration from the worlds of aviation and interior design to offer the brand's vision of future full-electric and ...
Patterson's art soars at aviation forum Sequim Gazette
Dancing with the Northern Lights,â a watercolor painting by Sequim Artist Priscilla Patterson, received an Honorable Mention Award at the recent American ...
Army Aviation and Missile Command holding planning briefing Inside Defense
Army Aviation and Missile Command is hosting an advance planning briefing for industry on July 17-18.
Fairbanks Aviation Day draws crowds and awards scholarship webcenter11
The weekend sunshine brought out those young and old together to the annual Fairbanks Aviation Day on Saturday.
EAA Young Eagles program in Michigan City helps children interested in aviation soar nwitimes.com
This summer, Michigan City kids have a chance to again take to the skies.
Learn about military aviation history and 3 others things to do in Spring, Klein this weekend, May 24-26 - Community Impact Newspaper
Learn about military aviation history and 3 others things to do in Spring, Klein this weekend, May 24-26 Community Impact Newspaper
Stageworks Theatre presents âHarvey,â Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play that tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd and his strange best friendâa 6-foot, ...
Chorus Aviation Inc. Announces May 2019 Dividend Yahoo Finance
HALIFAX , May 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus') (CHR.TO) today announced a monthly dividend of $0.04 per Class A and Class B share ...
Chicago Department of Aviation hosting 2 job fairs this week WLS-TV
The Chicago Department of Aviation is hosting two citywide job fairs this week for Chicago residents.
KF Aerospace CEO inducted into national aviation hall of fame Global News
KF Aerospace was started in 1970 as a one-man venture servicing aircrafts from the back of his truck.
DJI Installing ADS-B in Consumer Drones | General Aviation News Aviation International News
Drone-maker DJI will install the AirSense ADS-B system in most of its new recreational drones by 2020.
Collins Aerospace's Kelly Ortberg's Vision for a More Cohesive Aviation Ecosystem - Connected Aviation Today
Collins Aerospace's Kelly Ortberg's Vision for a More Cohesive Aviation Ecosystem Connected Aviation Today
Kelly Ortberg of Collins Aerospace unpacks some of the key to unlocking the full potential of the aviation industry moving forward.
Piaggio Aerospace Delivers More Evos | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Two new P.180 Avanti Evo owners were announced by the company, and the first P.180 entered *service* in India.
Boutsen Touts Large Business Aircraft Expertise Aviation International News
Thierry Boutsen, founder and CEO of business aircraft brokerage Boutsen Aviation, is pleased to be at EBACE 2019 with a for-sale Airbus ACJ319 outfitted by ...
AINsight: More Women Finding a Place in Aviation Aviation International News
Attracting more women could go a long way to addressing the industry's labor shortage.
Safety Alert issued for low retardant drops Fire Aviation
On May 20, 2019 officials within the US Forest *Service* and the Department of the Interior released a Safety Alert regarding the safe height for retardant drops.
How AI is Doing Wonders in Aviation Industry Analytics Insight
In spite of the fact that Artificial Intelligence in the aviation business is still in the beginning stage, some advancement has been made as of now. Certain use ...
Mindful airline pilots are involved in fewer potentially hazardous aviation incidents PsyPost
Pilots high in trait mindfulness tend to be involved in fewer hazardous aviation incidents, according to a study published in the Journal of Safety ...
Aviation Age Western Queens Gazette
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (c.), Governor Andrew Cuomo (third from l.) and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (second from l.) cut the ribbon on ...
China, EU civil aviation agreements 'demonstrate resolve to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation': spokesman - China.org.cn
China, EU civil aviation agreements 'demonstrate resolve to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation': spokesman China.org.cn
Civil aviation agreements signed by China and the European Union (EU) will enrich the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership, Chinese Foreign ...
China, EU civil aviation agreements "demonstrate resolve to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation": spokesman - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua
China, EU civil aviation agreements "demonstrate resolve to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation": spokesman - Xinhua | English.news.cn Xinhua
BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Civil aviation agreements signed by China and the the European Union (EU) will enrich the China-EU comprehensive strategic ...
Local Lawton Veterans Relive Youth With 'Ageless Aviation' U.S. News & World Report
LAWTON, Okla. (AP) â A group of veterans recently found their heads in the clouds for a short time as they flew in a restored World War II era Stearman ...
Personal aviation company Cirrus Aircraft to build new facility at McKinney National Airport - Community Impact Newspaper
Personal aviation company Cirrus Aircraft to build new facility at McKinney National Airport Community Impact Newspaper
Cirrus Aircraft will open in a new facility in late 2020 at the McKinney National Airport, located at 1500 Industrial Blvd., McKinney. Cirrus is a personal aviation ...
Museum of Aviation gets new memorial honoring deceased airmen 41 NBC News
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) â The Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins is getting a monument added to their property. The Airman's Memorial ...
Airbus Corporate Helicopters Wins Another ACH160 Order Aviation International News
Airbus Corporate Helicopters (Booth Z55) has secured an additional order for an ACH160, increasing the number of sales for the corporate variations of the ...
Praetor 600 Completes Transatlantic Crossing on Biofuel Mix Aviation International News
Embraer is committed to creating aircraft that can operate with sustainable biofuels and its Praetor 600 is proving it can deliver.
How the 737 Max crashes will impact the future of commercial aviation Quartz at Work
In the last year, 346 people have died in two Boeing 737 Max aircraft crashes. How did this happen? And how will it impact how we think about aviation? Explore ...
South Jersey museum restoring newly arrived World War II Hellcat fighter bomber - Cherry Hill Courier Post
South Jersey museum restoring newly arrived World War II Hellcat fighter bomber Cherry Hill Courier Post
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum in Rio Grande is restoring a rare World War II Hellcat fighter bomber on display.
Jet Airways staff knock on Aviation Ministry's doors Economic Times
The airline staff from across various departments took out a march on Tuesday in front of Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan that houses the Civil Aviation Ministry.
2019 AIAA AVIATION Forum Explores "Shaping the Future of Flight" Space Ref
Press Release From: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Posted: Monday, May 20, 2019. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ...
MH370 news: Why aviation expert claims THIS clue shows âwhere captain was headingâ - Express.co.uk
MH370 news: Why aviation expert claims THIS clue shows âwhere captain was headingâ Express.co.uk
MH370 was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China, on March 8, 2014, when it mysteriously vanished with 239 people on board. Captain Zaharie Shah ...
Fixed-wing general aviation shipments jumped in Q1 Flightglobal
Shipments of fixed-wing general aviation aircraft surged in the first quarter of 2019, continuing a period of healthy growth despite a sag in deliveries of rotorcraft.
Overland Aviation breaks ground for new facility at Williston... Grand Forks Herald
WILLISTON, N.D. - The opening of the Williston Basin International Airport is a little less than five months away, and a groundbreaking at the site is bringing the ...
Textron Aviation Showcases First Latitude Air Ambulance Aviation International News
The Cessna Citation Latitude and 10 factory new Beechcraft King Air 250s will serve Babcock's new air ambulance contract with Norway.
HDI Global Specialty Taps Jackson from Neon as Head of Aviation and Space Insurance Journal
HDI Global Specialty SE, the specialty lines insurer, has recruited Martin Jackson as head of aviation and space. Jackson joins the London office on May 20 from ...
Longtime Manassas airport FBO Dulles Aviation to close PotomacLocal.com
Dulles Aviation, a longtime staple at Manassas Regional Airport, will close.
Aviation events in 2020 honor World War II heroes AOPA Pilot
A series of events in 2020 stretching from Washington, D.C., to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, will draw attention to World War II veterans and allies who defeated the ...
UNO Aviation Institute enrollment increases during pilot shortage KMTV - 3 News Now
More and more, up-and-coming pilots will be needed to take over the skies.
National Aviation Academy (NAA) Career Fair Highlights Critical Need for Aviation Maintenance Technicians - PR Web
National Aviation Academy (NAA) Career Fair Highlights Critical Need for Aviation Maintenance Technicians PR Web
Increasing demand for skilled workers continues to drive the need for training programs at schools such as National Aviation Academy (NAA); 44 hiring ...
General aviation most valuable asset during hurricane season | Guestview Pensacola News Journal
General aviation is a life-saving tool that provides immediate relief to these communities when it would otherwise take days to receive aid.
WMU expanded aviation center to meet needs of growing industry | WMU News WMU News
BATTLE CREEK, MichiganâWestern Michigan University's new state-of-the-art Aviation Education Center will provide additional space for the College of ...
West Michigan Aviation Academy announces new CEO MLive.com
The West Michigan Aviation Academy, a charter high school located on the grounds of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport, announced today that its new ...
A WWII era B-17 is offering public flights at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky - Lexington Herald Leader
A WWII era B-17 is offering public flights at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky Lexington Herald Leader
Flights aboard a 1945 B-17G-VE nicknamed Aluminum Overcast are being offered this weekend at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky in Lexington.
NASA funds aviation research on new fuel concept gasworld
NASA is funding a project to develop a new approach for a fully electric aircraft platform that uses cryogenic liquid hydrogen as an energy storage method.
Inside India's aviation revolution and what it means for travelers CNN
In spite of Jet Airways' collapse, India is having a bona fide aviation boom. Find out what that will mean when you travel around this growing tourist destination.
Aviation Lore and Date Nails Flying
When it comes to aviation lore, the stories matter and some commit their whole lives to collecting them.
Holland Proposes a New Aviation Tax AirlineGeeks.com
The Dutch government is moving forward with legislation for a new aviation tax on passenger and cargo flights departing from Dutch airports starting in 2021.
Could aviation ever be less polluting? BBC News
The aviation industry is under pressure to reduce carbon emissions, yet air travel continues to grow in popularity around the world. Can technological innovation ...
Exclusive interview with Sheikh Ahmed on the future of aviation MEED
Chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline & Group Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum comments on the challenges facing aviation.
Boys aviation day camp encourages flight education, STEM... The Owensboro Times
The inaugural Boys Aviation and Aerospace Day Camp kicked off Saturday morning with a slew of airplanes at the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport.
Dutch Government Sets Rates for New Aviation Tax Aviation International News
While continuing to lobby for an EU-level aviation tax, the Dutch government has decided to move ahead with plans to introduce a new national tax on ...
RGN Premium: Aviation proves unique Runway Girl Network
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DynCorp International Wins Second Army Aviation Logistics Contract to Bring Combined Wins Value to $3.5B; George Krivo Quoted - GovConWire
DynCorp International Wins Second Army Aviation Logistics Contract to Bring Combined Wins Value to $3.5B; George Krivo Quoted GovConWire
In the last two weeks, DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded both Aviation Field Maintenance Contracts for the U.S. Army, one in the East Region and ...
Inland aviation buffs restore D-Day plane just in time for Normandy re-enactment Press-Enterprise
Rachel Rose recalled the day her husband Steve was asked to fly a World War II-era plane named the D-Day Doll this June during the 75th-anniversary ...
Technical college in Kansas pays for students to relocate and study aviation manufacturing - Inside Higher Ed
Technical college in Kansas pays for students to relocate and study aviation manufacturing Inside Higher Ed
The largest technical college in Kansas is paying relocation and housing costs for students to move to the area, many from other states, to deal with a work-force ...
JUST IN: New festival to celebrate Dayton aviation heritage Dayton Daily News
Flight themed activities, drinks and food will be available.
How one Global Aviation fought Sun Country and another paid the price Star Tribune
For nearly a year now, says Gina Coleal, an executive at Global Aviation Services LLC of Eagan, "we've always had to prove that we are not the bad Global."
US downgrades Costa Rica's aviation authority Travel Weekly
The FAA said Costa Rican airlines cannot add *service* to the U.S but can continue existing operations.
Groundbreaking For General Aviation Terminal KXNet.com
Less than five months from today, air passengers in Williston will be using the brand new airport. Opening day on the Williston Basin International Airport is ...
Soaring to new heights with aviation education Wallowa County Chieftain
The aviation population has been diminishing over the years and is in desperate need for *fresh* faces to replenish the void left by retiring pilots and mechanics.
Jet Airways employees hold protest outside Aviation Min Deccan Herald
Employees of cash-strapped Jet Airways protested outside the Civil Aviation Ministry demanding the revival of the airline and payment of their pending salaries.
House Aviation Panel Looks at 737 MAX Certification Eno Transportation Weekly
May 17, 2019. On May 15, the House Aviation Subcommittee held its first hearing on the process by which the Federal Aviation Administration certified the ...
Aviation apprenticeship offers Baldwin County students free college, job opportunity AL.com
Coastal Alabama Community College recently held a signing day event at Foley-based Collins Aerospace for three Baldwin County high school seniors who are ...
Codename 'TRUEngine': GE Aviation, Microsoft Reveal Aircraft Parts Blockchain CoinDesk
GE Aviation, which supplies jet engines to about 60 percent of the global airline industry, has built a supply chain track-and-trace blockchain with the help of ...
StandardAero Reaches 1,500 PT6 Milestone in Gonesse | Business Aviation News - Aviation International News
StandardAero Reaches 1,500 PT6 Milestone in Gonesse | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
The Gonesse facility achieved the milestone nearly 45 years after processing its first engine in 1975.
First female Emirati specialist in aviation medicine: Dr. Nadia Bastaki Gulf News
Abu Dhabi: Dr. Nadia Bastaki, the first Emirati woman to be registered as a specialist in aviation medicine, has achieved her lifelong ambition and has become ...
Training the pilots of Mission Aviation Fellowship Idaho News
WATCH: CBS 2's Chief Meteorologist, Roland Steadham, shows why Idaho is an ideal place for Mission Aviation Fellowship to train its pilots to carry out ...
Entering Business Aviation, Part III: Training Options
Time for some training! So, you are not sure what type of training you will need or how it compares to the commercial side of aviation. For starters, there are some very big differences.
Sex in a Cessna, Part II
Sex in a Cessna or any light plane can be exhilarating and since your flight instructor never trained you how to do this you will need to read all of this several part series of articles, we do not want you screwing things up so to speak. In part one, we explained the need for a practice area and separation between other aircraft, staying out of flight path of other aircraft and setting the aircraft up in level flight.
Downed Pilots Hibernating From the Enemy
When we watch Oliver North's "War Stories" or the "Wings Discovery Channel" we often see the problematic issues with downed pilots trying to evade the enemy. They have limited if any food supply and lots of people looking for them. There is a solution or there will be soon as hibernation techniques and technologies become better. Recently Mark Roth and his medical research associates found that by administering hydrogen sulfide gas to mice in a specific ratio they could put the little mammals into suspended animation or hibernation; slowing their bodies down by over 90%.
Boeing is Really Flying Now
The Boeing Company has completely blown past projections for aircraft sales this month. Before the Annual Paris Air Show the Boeing Company had already made three deals for commercial aircraft of worth over 5 Billion in sales. First they cleared a deal for new 777 Cargo Aircraft, then another for new 737-400s and then another again. Then during the Paris Air Show they had even more commitments for aircraft even tripling the already stunning beginning of the month.
Essential Oil Skin Care Tips for Frequent Fliers
Are you one of those people that has lots and lots of airline miles, so many that if you had a dollar for each one, you could stop working for a living? Do you know exactly where all the Auntie Anne's Pretzels are located at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport? Do you book your flights by typing in the 3-letter airport code instead of the city name into the "Destination" box on-line? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you fly too much ? and if you fly too much, chances are, it has taken a toll on your skin!
China is Starting to Build Military Fighter Trainers
China is entering the jet fighter trainer business and set to start building a completely new generation of trainers called the JL-19 Mountain Eagle. The jet is also know as the FTC-2000, which is interesting, as the FTC is the agency which is crippling our US Corporations competitiveness over seas now. The JL-19 or FTC 2000 aircraft is a tandem two-seat, single engine jet fighter aircraft developed by Guizhou Aviation Industry. This is the same manufacturer of the JJ-7 fighter trainer now being used in the Chinese Air Force.
Hypersonic or Ultrasonic Sound to Disrupt Laser Beam Attack on Commercial Airliners
In large buildings to prevent sound pollution often double paned glass is used with music or flowing air between the panes, this works very well and is sufficient to prevent the noise. Since many commercial airliners have double paned glass already if we are careful to watch the harmonics as to not cause structural problems to the aircraft (remember the Comet), then we propose hypersound or ultrasonic sound within the panes to prevent laser light from entering the cockpit and inhibiting or blinding the pilots.
Flying VS Driving
When fuel costs are so high, people favor flying to driving. If the distance to be traveled is over 500 miles it often makes sense to fly. If the distance is over 1000 miles then it definitely makes sense to fly to save fuel. In fact unless you really need a car once you get there and unless you will be staying for a long time or taking quite a bit of luggage, driving makes little sense. Some of us may be setting our sights on destinations which are not close to large airports, meaning we will need to jump onto a commuter airline to complete the trip, which does raise the cost. Still, it is hard to beat the trip on cost if you are paying $2.35 per gallon.
Inflatable Aircraft Wing Camber Modification
Every aircraft is a compromise. It is either built to fly fast or slow to land in tight distances and carry more weight. It is a jet or propeller driven craft. It costs a lot with high tech materials or it is simplistic and has less performance. Aircraft are built for many reasons, each one maybe more or less important for its intended purpose. Some aircraft are made to slightly change in flight to serve a niche or a couple of niches better than comparable type aircraft. As we learn more about our options of materials in aerospace we learn of was to incorporate multiple uses and still maintain safety at low airspeeds and efficiency at high speeds.
Lockheed Loitering Missile Expandable Wing Concept
Smart Missiles are expensive, but effective. Efficiency in the the new paradigm of the net-centric warfare will yield results to those who pay attention and do not waste assets.
Laser Beam Guidance for Oshkosh Air Show
The Federal Aviation Administration is devising a method of alerting pilots who enter a restricted airspace to leave immediately. To do this is will use a laser beam pointed at the aircraft in a certain color. This is something new, but the concept is probably something, which came from the VASI light system for glide paths on landing. VASI is Vertical Air Situation Indicator.
New Airbus A-380 Beats Out 747
The A-380 has beat out the Boeing 747 as a target by International Terrorists. The A-380 will become the largest passenger jet in the world holding the largest number of passengers. If and when an International Terrorist Cell gets one, it will become instantly the largest airline disaster in the history of the world, due to the shear number of passengers on board. Luckily bringing down such a large aircraft will not be easy, nor will it be able to be blown out of the sky with a handheld anti-aircraft missile unless it is lucky enough to hit a fuel tank. This of course is unlikely because most handheld missiles are heat seeking and therefore will generally go to where the heat is instead, thus taking out one of four engines.
Airlines, Price Wars, and Branding
Here are some thoughts on the study of the theory of price wars as they relate to the industries like the Airlines and others. Comments on an article in Harvard Business Review in March-April edition 2000. The article was called 'How to Win a PRICE WAR'. Written by Akshay R. Rao, Mark E. Bergen and Scott Davis.
Jet Lag ? 5 Pre-travel Steps to Reduce the Effects of Jet Lag
Ask any regular long-haul flyer about their experience of flying and you will soon discover that everyone has a different "magic" formula for overcoming or avoiding jet lag.
Aluminum Cleaner for Aircraft Detailing by Alcoa
There are many choices for aircraft detailing when it comes to aviation uses. One product we like after tying them all out was a product by Alcoa Corporation. The product is distributed by CLB Enterprises at Alcoa Corporation for aluminum polish in all aspects of detailing. We used this on some museum pieces and noticed the ease of use as we polished out an all aluminum T-33 the trainer version of the F-80 Korean War Vintage "Shooting Star." It took approximately 22 man-hours with Alcoa's Aluminum Polish to complete this project. We bid the job at 40-hours because generally that is what it would take with other brands.
Tactile Strip Sensors on Leading Edge of Material Memory Airfoils
Aircraft designers have always tried to figure out the best compromise for the aircraft they build, trying to get maximum performance at both high and low airspeeds. Now with material memory components they will be able to do this. The camber of the leading edge can change to a nice fat round area for slow speeds when Short Take Off and Landing STOL is needed and back to a thin leading edge for the lowest coefficients of drag and optimal cruising speed once airborne. But how will the aircraft know when to do this on its own. After all if the wing has material memory based on a heat, then it might be hotter at lower altitudes and then less ambient temperature (2 degrees per thousand feet) at higher altitudes. Yet when moving much faster the friction will heat up the wing also or you could be flying in an area with temperature inversion like Los Angeles basin where the smog is kept in the valley. (UCLA when the smog clears?)
Material Memory and NASA High Tech Plastics for Rotor Blades
Some new materials, types of plastics seem to be stronger than steel by quite a bit. Since they are made of polymer plastic blends it will be possible to add in some material memory manufacturing in the process. This would allow the rotor blades made out of this new plastic material to change shape. These materials are said to be ten times the strength of steel and three times lighter than aluminum. Such performance in materials has significant uses in aerospace
What Causes Jet Lag?
Jet lag is a common sleep disorder suffered by many millions of travelers every day, whether traveling on business or for pleasure. In one recent survey of international business travelers, seventy four percent of those questioned said that they suffered frequently from jet lag.
Inflatable Slots for STOL
Short Take Off and Landing Aircraft are extremely valuable in commercial, private, government and military aviation. It is important for safety and for performance. I propose inflatable slots to increase the short take off and landing performance of aircraft. I propose a kit, which can be installed on any aircraft, which can be run thru ram air and glued to the top of the wing and rapped around the leading edge.
5 Tips for Stress Free Long Haul Flights
The world is becoming smaller by the day. Flying long haul to distant locations for business or pleasure is becoming increasingly more popular. There are more aircraft, more airports to fly to and more people ready to spend half a day or longer in the air. It is quite simply easier and cheaper than it used to be fly long haul. Unfortunately, the experience of traveling to the other side of the world can very often be a stressful and exhausting affair, especially for the uninitiated or unprepared. This doesn't have to be the case. Just follow this guide to a stress free long haul flight and you can sit back and enjoy the whole experience!
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