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Falcon Aviation Sees Promising 2019 Outlook | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Falcon Aviation is moving ahead with plans to open a new business jet base maintenance hangar facility at Dubai's DWC in the new year, as the company ...
You Can Learn to Fly an Airplane at Denver's New Aviation Museum Travel+Leisure
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, located in Denver, Colorado is making it possible to follow through on unfulfilled wishes of becoming a.
BOC Aviation orders three 777-300ERs Flightglobal
The lessor disclosed the transaction in a stock exchange statement, but did not identify the client that will lease the aircraft, nor any other terms of the order.
December's #avgeek gallery: 30 cool aviation photos USA TODAY
Hello Today in the Sky readers! It's time for the December 2018 edition of our "#avgeek photo gallery." For the uninitiated, it's a batch of fun airplane and aviation ...
Falcon Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace ink new UAE partnership Aviation International News
Falcon Aviation's managing director Mahmood Hussain (l) and Honeywell Aerospace's Mosab Alkubaisy, director Middle East and Africa, used the occasion of ...
Women in Aviation on a Mission at MEBAA Aviation International News
Women in Aviation-Middle East, the regional branch of the global non-profit Women in Aviation International (WAI), is on a mission at MEBAA 2018: â€śOur mission ...
ExecuJet Looks to Middle East Upturn | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
New ExecuJet FBO-MRO Facility at DWC Set to open in 2020.
Jet Aviation designs VIP cabin concept for new Boeing Business Jet 777X Yahoo Finance
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Aviation is supporting the unveiling of Boeing Business Jets' new BBJ 777X at the Middle East ...
Arkansas aviation company puts finishing touches on plane built in one week KATV
At its unfinished surface, the Vans RV-12iS plane might look like any other two-seat aircraft. But to the people who helped build it, like Jim Holdeman, ...
EU aviation agreement with Morocco in legal hot water EUobserver
The European Commission is struggling to respond to questions on how it can include the disputed territory of the Western Sahara into its aviation agreement ...
Transport Secretary and Aviation Minister meet leading UK airlines and airports GOV.UK
The Rt. Hon. Chris Grayling MP , Secretary of State for Transport, and Baroness Sugg, Aviation Minister, this week hosted leaders from the aviation sector to ...
This high school aviation program aims to stave off the pilot shortage PBS NewsHour
A new curriculum aims to instill in young people a love of flying, which could be key to driving more skilled workers into the field.
UK airport protesters convicted of aviation offenses KTRE
British prosecutors say 15 people who attached themselves to a plane at a London-area airport last year have been convicted of aviation security offenses.
WisDOT seeks young artists to depict aviation dreams Superior Telegram
Wisconsin artists ages 7-17 can showcase their talent in the 2019 Aviation Art contest. This year's theme is "My Dream to Fly," recognizing that each ...
China aims to have 450 airports by 2035: aviation regulator Reuters
China aims to have 450 airports by 2035, almost doubling its current number of airports as part of the country's ambition to build itself into an aviation power, ...
Operators Concerned about New Seletar Restriction | Business Aviation News - Aviation International News
Operators Concerned about New Seletar Restriction | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Business aviation ground handlers at Singapore's Seletar airport are concerned about the new flight restrictions imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority of ...
Krimson Wins One of First New Ethiopian CAA Licenses Aviation International News
Krimson has proven that it matches up to ICAO *service* levels with its new CAA license.
VIP Aircraft Cabins Blend Luxury, Technology | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
The world's leading VIP airliner completion and services specialistsâ€”and some of the stunning cabins they've createdâ€”are at MEBAA 2018, showcasing the ...
Bespoke ACJ319 On Display at MEBAA | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
When it comes to deluxe interiors and comfort, bigger is better, Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) believes. The airframer is showcasing at MEBAA 2018 an ACJ 319 ...
Diamond Debuts Updated DA62 Diesel Twin | General Aviation News Aviation International News
Diamond Aircraft Industries is debuting at MEBAA 2018 its new twin-engine DA62 demonstrator, featuring some of the added exterior and interior design options ...
New opportunity to study aviation in Hawaii thanks to UH partnership Hawaii News Now
A major opportunity for those hoping to work in Hawaii's airline industry.
PrivatAir Saudi Arabia Moves Ahead on FBO Upgrades Aviation International News
PrivatAir Saudi Arabia (PASA), which won the right in 2016 to upgrade FBO facilities at the kingdoms's three main airports, plans to expand MRO services and ...
Gama Aviation Targets 2020 for Sharjah BAC Opening | Business Aviation News - Aviation International News
Gama Aviation Targets 2020 for Sharjah BAC Opening | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
UK-based Gama Aviation has moved fast to establish its Bournemouth maintenance base and is moving towards completion of its Sharjah facility.
AssuredPartners Acquires AOPA Insurance Agency's Aviation Book of Business Insurance Journal
AssuredPartners Inc. has added the aviation book of business formerly owned by AOPA Insurance Agency Inc. into the AP Aerospace operations of.
President Trump Signed a New Aviation Law. Here's the Brilliant Thing a Democratic Senator Added to It. (It Looks Like Almost Nobody Noticed) - Inc.
President Trump Signed a New Aviation Law. Here's the Brilliant Thing a Democratic Senator Added to It. (It Looks Like Almost Nobody Noticed) Inc.
Maybe these airlines shouldn't treat a senator like this?
Aviation giant Boeing opens its first Engineering and Technology Center in Istanbul Daily Sabah
Established as part of the Boeing Turkey National Aerospace Initiative, aviation giant Boeing's new Engineering and Technology Center in Istanbul will focus on ...
GF Machining Solutions for Aviation Sector SPOTLIGHTMETAL
The aviation sector brings GF Machining Solutions several major orders in North America with a volume of around $ 100 million. Delivery of the metal parts ...
There's no easy way to cut aviation emissions, except by flying less Stuff.co.nz
OPINION: We congratulate Stuff for its series on climate change. But one area has received relatively little attention â€“ that of flying. Though aviation is ...
Jet Aviation signs preferred handling agreement with Excellent Air Arabian Aerospace
Jet Aviation has signed a preferred Fixed Base Operation (FBO) *service* agreement with Excellent Air, which operates Europe's largest fleet of Cessna CJ2 ...
Helicopter OEMs Stress Regional Importance at MEBAA | General Aviation News - Aviation International News
Helicopter OEMs Stress Regional Importance at MEBAA | General Aviation News Aviation International News
Airbus Corporate Helicopters and the Bell 505 are making their MEBAA debuts this year.
Government urged to 'broaden focus' with new aviation strategy Travel Weekly UK
The government's planned new aviation strategy must have a broadened focus to take in the role of regional airports. The call came from Manchester Airports ...
Baker Aviation Breaks Ground on New Complex - Centralizes Ops in Fort Worth AviationPros.com
December 11, 2018 â€“ Fort Worth, Texas â€“ Baker Aviation, a full-*service* aircraft maintenance, management and charter company in North Texas, has announced ...
Cirrus Vision Jet Makes First Regional Landing at MEBAA Aviation International News
The Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet is making its regional debut at MEBAA 2018, introducing the Middle East to the conceptâ€”and realityâ€”of the personal jet.
Global Aviation Test Equipment Market Pegged to Rise 7254 million by the end of 2021 - Industry News Insights
Global Aviation Test Equipment Market Pegged to Rise 7254 million by the end of 2021 Industry News Insights
Zion Market Research analysts forecasts the latest report on â€śGlobal Aviation test equipment Market Set for Rapid Growth, to Reach around USD 7,254 million by ...
Marine Corps aviation disaster that killed 16 renews questions about U.S. military aircraft safety - Times Union
Marine Corps aviation disaster that killed 16 renews questions about U.S. military aircraft safety Times Union
High over the American Southeast, a Marine transport plane was cruising at 20,000 feet through clear skies when disaster struck. A corroded propeller blade on ...
Mohammad Bin Rashid honours 48th batch of aviation students gulfnews.com
Al Ain: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, yesterday (Tuesday) ...
On flight to sustainable development, 'leave no country behind', urges aviation agency UN News
Marking International Civil Aviation Day, the United Nations aviation agency, ICAO, is showcasing the socio-economic benefits and â€śtremendousâ€ť opportunities ...
Stansted 15: Activists who stopped deportation flight found guilty of aviation security offence - Sky News
Stansted 15: Activists who stopped deportation flight found guilty of aviation security offence Sky News
By Bethan Staton, news reporter. Fifteen protesters who cut through Stansted Airport's perimeter fence to block a government deportation flight have been found ...
Hesston College Aviation establishes first industry partnership The Mennonite
Photo: Hesston College Aviation student Gracie Hochstetler of Leesburg, Indiana, goes through pre-flight checks on one of the college's planes. Photo by Larry ...
Admissions for USW Maintenance Course Now Open | Business Aviation News - Aviation International News
Admissions for USW Maintenance Course Now Open | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Admissions are now open for the University of South Wales (USW) Dubai's Aircraft Maintenance Engineering top-up course, to be offered at its Dubai South ...
More than an auto-pilot, AI charts its course in aviation Ars Technica
Artificial intelligence steps up on the flight deck and in the back office.
Electric Aviation Is Poised for a Revolutionâ€”and It's About Time Pacific Standard
The aviation industry and its regulators will be lobbying hard next week at COP24 in Poland to sell the world on a global carbon market to offset airlines' rising ...
The fatal chopper crash that changed Australian aviation history ABC News
On this day, 52 years ago, a tragic helicopter crash at Circular Quay in the middle of Sydney's CBD killed three people and changed Australian aviation.
Reps committee threatens to block aviation agencies' 2019 budgets Premium Times
The House of Representatives Committee on Aviation has warned it may block the budgets of agencies under it over the failure of their heads to turn up for a ...
CAE Eyes Looming Middle East Pilot Shortage | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Middle East operators will need about 1,500 new pilots to fly business aircraft in the Gulf States market across the next decade, based on forecasts by training ...
Bellâ€™s Shannon Massey appointed to Aerospace and Aviation Committee KFDA
AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Bell's Vice President of Assembly Operations, Shannon Massey to the Aerospace and ...
Leki Aviation Revamps Its Repair Business MRO Network
To more closely integrate its repair work under the Leki Aviation umbrella, the company has opened two new Leki Tech repair facilities in the USA and UK.
Photo Gallery: Winners Of Aviation Week's 2018 Photo Contest Aviation Week
The Best of the Best winners in this year's Aviation Week Photo Contest conveyed excitement and depth in photographs that captured the mood of night flights, ...
Bell Sees Good Prospects in Rotorcraft Market | Business Aviation News - Aviation International News
Bell Sees Good Prospects in Rotorcraft Market | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
With its 505 and 525 models bookending the civil product line, Bell sees strong potential in the region's customer base.
New TSA Cybersecurity Roadmap Articulates Clear Aviation Sector Requirements Lexology
The recent release of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Cybersecurity Roadmap (Roadmap) is the result of several years ofâ€¦
Aviation round up: Five US flights on TAP, NokScoot lands in Delhi and more Travel Daily
With December already ten days old, it is time to for TDA's regular slice of aviation pie. This week features Air New Zealand and SIA, NokScoot and more.
Academy 147 Successfully Exploits Mx Training Niche | Business Aviation News - Aviation International News
Academy 147 Successfully Exploits Mx Training Niche | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
After Andy Trinchero saw a gap in the market for maintenance training focused on business jets, he has now filled that niche.
China's civil aviation industry aims high - Xinhua | English.news.cn Xinhua
BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhua)-- The Civil Aviation Administration of China published an action plan on Monday, aiming to make China's civil aviation industry one of ...
Business aviation gears up for new battles in 2019 Wichita Business Journal
From getting the FAA up to speed on certification to meeting workforce demands, a panel of business and general aviation experts said Thursday that the ...
West Michigan Aviation Academy boys basketball team building on last year's success MLive.com
KENTWOOD - Coming off a winning season, the West Michigan Aviation Academy boys basketball season is taking its game to the next level this season.
FSI Recognizes 4,000th Master Technician | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
FlightSafety International recently awarded its 4,000th Master Technician certificate recognizing the completion of a comprehensive multi-year maintenance ...
November US Bizav Activity Sees Slight Decline | Business Aviation News - Aviation International News
November US Bizav Activity Sees Slight Decline | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Business aviation activity in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean slowed last month, according to the latest monthly TraqPak report from Ohio-based industry ...
New Research Might Locate Flight MH370â€”And Solve One of the Greatest Aviation Mysteries of All Time - Popular Mechanics
New Research Might Locate Flight MH370â€”And Solve One of the Greatest Aviation Mysteries of All Time Popular Mechanics
Danish researcher Martin Kristensen's mathematical model cites a slew of probable crashing locations for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.
Embraer-Boeing aviation deal blocked by Brazilian court Reuters
A Brazilian federal court on Thursday granted an injunction blocking the proposed tie-up between U.S. planemaker Boeing Co and Embraer SA , a deal the ...
Photo Gallery: A Look At Japanese Military Aircraft Aviation Week
London Bureau Chief Tony Osborne traveled to Japan for a look at one of the most varied fleets of aircraft and helicopters anywhere in the world.
Aviation loses N40bn yearly to obsolete equipment New Telegraph Newspaper
Slow technology deployment derails sector's gains Lack of deployment of adequate technology is derailing the gains the aviation industry in.
Synthetic fuels could help low-carbon aviation take off The Economist
READERS OF The Economist are a well-travelled lot. Many of them will be aware, perhaps slightly guiltily, that one of the biggest personal contributions to ...
On Air Dining Expands Options with New Partnership Aviation International News
New partnership adds preferred pricing on select services from UK-based Travelworx.
Kenya to improve aviation infrastructure to boost economy - Uhuru The Star, Kenya
President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed Kenya's commitment to improving civil aviation infrastructure, saying the industry plays a vital role in economic growth ...
Milan Sees Increase in Business Aviation as New FBO Rises Aviation International News
SEA Prime, which operates the business aviation facilities at both Linate and Malpensa Airports, is preparing for the arrival of its new FBO at the latter.
The localisation of the aviation industry Fiji Times
IN the 1960s, remnants of World War II were still evident at the country's main entry hub. Nadi International Airport had become the main gateway to picturesque ...
New aviation passenger charter to improve flying experience Passenger Terminal Today
The UK government has announced plans to introduce a passenger charter that will be adopted by airlines and airports in a bid to improve the travel experience ...
Britain and U.S. Reach Post-Brexit Aviation Agreement The New York Times
The United States and Britain have reached an agreement that removes a cloud that had been hanging over airlines in both countries as Britain's departure from ...
Aviation Weather Warning | WFTV WFTV Orlando
FLZ045-091715- Orange FL- 1119 AM EST Sun Dec 9 2018 ...AIRPORT WEATHER WARNING... The National Weather *Service* in Melbourne has issued an ...
Global drone alliance on the anvil, says civil aviation ministry Economic Times
India plans to form a global drone alliance, similar to the International Solar Alliance, to harmonise norms for the use of drones across the world and promote the ...
Global Aviation Training symposium begins The Peninsula Qatar
The 5th Global Aviation Training & TrainAir Plus Symposium kicked off yesterday in a ceremony at Qatar National Convention Center.
West Michigan Aviation Academy boys basketball team on forefront of analytics at high school level - MLive.com
West Michigan Aviation Academy boys basketball team on forefront of analytics at high school level MLive.com
GRAND RAPIDS - Over the past several years, analytics has become one of the hottest trends in athletics. Beginning in baseball and spreading to basketball ...
Here's Why People Are Worried About the Aviation Industry's Plans to Cut Emissions - Pacific Standard
Here's Why People Are Worried About the Aviation Industry's Plans to Cut Emissions Pacific Standard
Airlines are pushing for a global carbon market, but environmentalists say it won't be enough to prevent uncontrolled growth in aviation emissions.
Aircraft Finance Grows as Buyers Seek to Preserve Cash Aviation International News
Although the Gulf region has a reputation for cash buyers, some owners are taking out aircraft loans in order to conserve cash for other purposes, while there ...
Celebrate aviation at First Flight Airport AOPA Pilot
Whitecaps crashing onto the North Carolina shoreline were a clue that my inaugural First Flight Airport landing at Wright Brothers National Memorial would be ...
Governor Abbott Appoints Canyon Resident To Aerospace And Aviation Advisory Committee - MyHighPlains.com
Governor Abbott Appoints Canyon Resident To Aerospace And Aviation Advisory Committee MyHighPlains.com
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Shannon Massey to the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee for a term set to expire on September 1, 2021.
9 African female pilots dominating the African aviation industry Face2Face Africa
For African women, history shows that it took a very long time for them to enjoy basic human rights. Women and children are regarded as the weaker sex and are ...
Loring Air Force Base may soon be back in the aviation business WAGM
The former Loring Air Force Base could soon be back in the aviation business, with an outer-space twist! Kathy McCarty spoke with a Limestone official who says ...
Vertis Aviation Says Long-range Charter Booming | Business Aviation News - Aviation International News
Vertis Aviation Says Long-range Charter Booming | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Switzerland-based long-range VIP charter management specialist Vertis Aviation has added a second BBJ to its fleet, as its growing Middle East client-base ...
Saudi Aviation Investigation Bureau raises profile, authority | Business Aviation News - Aviation International News
Saudi Aviation Investigation Bureau raises profile, authority | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Saudi Arabia's Aviation Investigation Bureau (AIB) is looking to improve ties to the business-aviation industry in the kingdom, as it asserts its primacy in the air ...
Embraer (ERJ) to Sell Three E190 Aircraft to Nordic Aviation Zacks.com
Embraer (ERJ) steadily benefits from the commercial jet market. The company strives to achieve more sizeable contracts, which might drive its performance.
BBJ Max is Boeing's Newest Bizliner | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Boeing Business Jets arrives at MEBAA 2018 *fresh* from the October delivery of the first BBJ Maxâ€”a Max 8â€”signaling the passing of the airframe's torch to a ...
MEBAA Show To Highlight New Aircraft, Technologies | Business Aviation News - Aviation International News
MEBAA Show To Highlight New Aircraft, Technologies | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
The 2018 MEBAA Show is set to kick off on December 10 with nearly three dozen aircraft on static display, including show debuts of Gulfstream's G500 and ...
UK to create passenger charter as part of aviation strategy Financial Times
The UK government will announce today that it intends to create a passenger charter as part of its new aviation strategy, with a focus on people travelling with ...
Business Aviation Faces 'More Headwinds Than Tailwinds' Forbes
A key theme of the two-day Corporate Jet Investor Miami 2018 conference was if the decade-long struggle of the private jet business to get back on firm footing ...
Aviation program finalizes first industry partnership Hesston College News and Sports
In an effort to provide a variety of continuing education and career opportunities to students, Hesston College Aviation recently established a partnership with ...
UFO sightings by pilots are being investigated by Ireland's Aviation Authority CNBC
The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) is investigating several reports of bright lights and unidentified flying objects (UFOs) that were seen by commercial airline pilots ...
PH, EU sign Horizontal Aviation Agreement pna.gov.ph
BRUSSELS â€“ The Philippines and the European Union (EU) have signed the PH-EU Horizontal Aviation Agreement during a ceremony held at the Justus ...
UK's Civil Aviation Authority in action against Ryanair RTĂ‰ News
The UK's aviation authority said it would take action to force Ryanair to pay compensation to customers affected by strikes held by its staff this summer. The Civil ...
PrivatAir Files for Insolvency | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Following months of rumors about its financial difficulties, Swiss business aviation group and ACMI provider PrivatAir announced on Wednesday it filed for ...
Bahrain International Airshow Firmly Established in Middle East calendar - Aviation International News
Bahrain International Airshow Firmly Established in Middle East calendar Aviation International News
Billed as the Middle East's "fastest growing airshow," the biennial Bahrain International Airshow achieved a 70 percent increase in exhibitors in 2018, according ...
Haeco Offers Enhanced MRO for ME Operators | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
China's Haeco Private Jet Solutions is showcasing at MEBAA 2018 its MRO capabilities for private jets, recently enhanced to better serve the demands of Middle ...
Aviation writer Jack Elliott has died AOPA Pilot
November 27, 2018 By Dan Namowitz. Jack Elliott Schapiro, a journalist and pilot who told general aviation's â€ścolorful and excitingâ€ť story in a weekly column in a ...
Aeronautical university to help plan Atlantic County aviation academy Press of Atlantic City
Atlantic County officials announced Tuesday that a leading aeronautical university has agreed to partner with them to help plan a county aviation maintenance ...
Gallagher acquires aviation insurance broker Insurance Business
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired several assets from independent insurance and reinsurance broker Boston Marks Group (BMG). Specifically, Gallagher ...
Bombardier Preps For 7500 Delivery 'In Coming Days' | Business Aviation News - Aviation International News
Bombardier Preps For 7500 Delivery 'In Coming Days' | Business Aviation News Aviation International News
Bombardier, making plans to celebrate the handing over of the first Global 7500 â€śin the coming days,â€ť expects to deliver between 15 to 20 of the model next year ...
Sustaining Army Aviation is job one at the Aviation Symposium WHNT News 19
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The Army Aviation Sustainment Symposium at the Von Braun Center is a big deal. 70-exhibiting companies think so. So do the ...
Brothers carry on family legacy in aviation Dayton Daily News
DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE, Ga. â€“ Decades ago, a father took his two young sons to the aviation museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Although the ...
Dubai's Empire Aviation Group plans to create a regional business aviation jet giant - Arabian Business
Dubai's Empire Aviation Group plans to create a regional business aviation jet giant Arabian Business
With a finger monitoring the global economic pulse, Empire Aviation Group'ss executive director Paras Dhamecha is creating a regional business aviation jet ...
Aviation: Modi government`s big air-connectivity boost- all states on aerial connectivity map courtesy UDA... - Zee Business
Aviation: Modi government`s big air-connectivity boost- all states on aerial connectivity map courtesy UDA... Zee Business
UDAN: The regional connectivity scheme covers a route length between 200 to 800 km with no lower limit set for hilly, remote, island and security sensitive ...
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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