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  • Qantas Set To Refurbish Mainline Types
    • Abstract: Qantas plans upgrades for A330s, 737s Fleet-wide interior upgrades planned by Qantas to keep its Boeing and Airbus models competitive read more
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +000
  • Aircelle Opens Nacelle Repair Workshop In France
    • Abstract: Aircelle bets on nacelle maintenance business Aircelle Europe developing leading position as nacelle service provider for Airbus Neo models read more
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +000
  • A320s C Checks Pick Up Pace In 2015
    • Abstract: The A320 is forecast to generate $393 million in C checks next year A320 retrofits will be a boon for industry as buyers and lessors work toward meeting AD requirements. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:00:00 +000
  • Upcoming Events
    • Abstract: Dec. 4-5—2014 ACI-NA International Aviation Issues Seminar, Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-10—MEBA, Dubai World Central, Dubai, UAE, Dec. 9—Positioning The U.S. Airline Industry For Success, Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C.,  read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Airworthiness Directives
    • Abstract: AGUSTA Model A109E, A109K2, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters [Docket No. FAA-2014-0472; Directorate Identifier 2013-SW-040-AD; Amendment 39-18018; AD 2014-23-02] – requires repetitively performing a magnetic particle inspection of the Gleason crown for a crack. This AD was prompted by a report of a crack that was found on a Gleason crown, which if not detected, could cause damage to or loss of the main rotor drive and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. FAA estimates that the AD affects 218 helicopters on the U.S. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Business Aviation Brief: GAMA, Build A Plane Sponsoring Aviation Design
    • Abstract: The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane are once again sponsoring an Aviation Design Challenge as part of their effort to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education through aviation in high schools. Participating schools will receive a “Fly to Learn” curricula with flight simulation software powered by X-Plane. The four/six-week program teaches the science of flight and airplane design. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Appointments
    • Abstract: JANINE IANNARELLI, the founder and president of Houston-based aircraft broker Par Avion, was appointed to the Texas Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee. Comprising seven appointed members, the committee helps with the state’s economic development efforts to recruit and retain aerospace and aviation jobs and investments. Iannarelli established Par Avion in 1997, selling a range of business aircraft and specializing in cross-border transactions. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Business Aviation Brief: Harbert Private Equity Fund Buys Flight Display
    • Abstract: Harbert Private Equity Fund acquired the assets of cabin electronics specialist Flight Display Systems (FDS) and named former FDS executive Reed Macdonald as its new CEO. Macdonald had previously served as COO of the Alpharetta, Georgia-based designer and manufacturer of cabin electronics for business and commercial aircraft. FDS Founder David Gray said in a statement he was “pleased to entrust Flight Display Systems to the capable hands of Reed Macdonald and the talented management team. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Business Aviation Brief: Rectrix Aviation Opens Massachusetts FBO
    • Abstract: Rectrix Aviation opened a new flagship fixed-base operation at Hanscom Field Airport (KBED) in Bedford, Massachusetts. The opening culminates a two-year effort to develop the new facility that will also house the company’s headquarters. The new FBO includes 60,000 sq. ft. of hangar space and 20,000 sq. ft. of guest and office space, including a lobby, conference and meeting rooms, pilots’ lounge, snooze room and flight planning center. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Business Aviation Brief: Pilatus Seeks Companies In India To Jointly
           Produce Trainers
    • Abstract: Pilatus is scouting for local companies in India capable of jointly producing its PC-7 Mk. 2 basic trainers in the country. India, which is already taking delivery of 75 PC-7 Mk. 2 aircraft from Pilatus under a contract signed in 2012, wants to buy 106 more of the trainers “urgently,” but under its “Buy and Make (Indian)” procurement category. Pilatus will have to act as a prime subcontractor or establish a production arrangement with an Indian company to execute the contract. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Funding, Reform Calls Resurface In Reauthorization Debate
    • Abstract: FAA organizational and funding reform is once again emerging as a central theme among several Washington industry groups as lawmakers begin to craft a comprehensive FAA reauthorization bill. But the groups are not yet offering a specific proposal – such as user fees – to accomplish the reform goal. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Business, GA Avionics Sales Dip In Third Quarter Up For Year, AEA Says
    • Abstract: Business and general aviation avionics sales ebbed in the third quarter but remain up through the first nine months, according to the latest report from the Aircraft Electronics Association. Sales, which include both forward-fit and retrofit applications, fell 5% to $647 million in the third quarter. Through the first nine months, though, sales are still 2.7% stronger than the same period of 2013 at $1.87 billion. North America was the dominant market for avionics sales, accounting for 63.4%. Forward-fit accounted for more than half of the sales at $323 million. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • NTSB: FAA Can Fine ‘Careless Or Reckless’ UAV Operators
    • Abstract: The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Nov. 18 affirmed FAA’s authority to impose civil fines against commercial operators of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) engaging in “careless or reckless” flying. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • GA Groups Push For Bonus Depreciation, R&D Credit Extensions
    • Abstract: General aviation interests have joined in a much larger push urging lawmakers to extend the research and development (R&D) tax credit and bonus depreciation, among other tax measures, during the lame-duck session of Congress that is expected to continue into December. Nearly 530 organizations—including the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, National Air Transportation Association and National Business Aviation Association, asked Congress in a letter to either “extend seamlessly, enhance or make permanent” the expired provisions. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Signature Signs Lease To Upgrade St. Maarten Facilities
    • Abstract: Signature Flight Support has signed an agreement to lease part of a new general aviation terminal at Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten, as the company moves to upgrade its facilities and build up its presence in the Caribbean. SXM became Signature’s first location in the Caribbean when the company acquired the Arrindell Aviation Services facilities there in 2011.   read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Equip 2020 Works To Accelerate ADS-B Install Pace
    • Abstract: The rate of ADS-B equipage continues to pick up, but the recently formed Equip 2020 working group is developing a series of educational initiatives to encourage operators to accelerate that pace as the 2020 mandate looms. FAA formed the Equip 2020 working group under the NextGen Institute as it works to iron out obstacles that have discouraged operators from equipping well in advance of the deadline. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Ryan To Take Helm At BendixKing
    • Abstract: Honeywell has reached in-house to replace Kevin Gould as president of BendixKing. Justin Ryan, who has served as vice president for Honeywell’s business with Airbus for the past five years, will move over to lead the general aviation side of the business beginning in January.   Ryan has served with Honeywell since 2006, beginning as a strategic marketing executive. During his time steering the Airbus business segment, he led development of the A350 XWB Extended Mechanical System Perimeter and avionics programs.   read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • IRS Progressing On Management Fee Guidance
    • Abstract: Industry groups are continuing to work with senior IRS officials on new guidance on taxing aircraft management fees with the hope that a new policy could be out in the first half of next year. Senior IRS officials have committed to making the policy a priority within the agency, but have not yet given a definitive timeline on when it might be released. The IRS officials continue to meet with industry groups, as recently as early last week, as they gather information about the industry and more specifically operational control under management scenarios. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • NASA To Test UAV Capability In Commercial Airspace In 2015
    • Abstract: NASA will bring together many technology developments next year for testing the capabilities of unmanned aircraft to fly in commercial airspace, an agency official said Nov. 17. “Flight test series three is going to happen next summer,” Laurie Grindle, the head of NASA’s project to integrate UAVs into the National Airspace System (NAS), told an industry conference on UAV commercialization. “That is the first time we’ll be bringing all of our technology developments together for more testing.”   read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • European Cockpit Association Cautions On Remote Tower Transition
    • Abstract: Sweden is set to become a trailblazer in remote control tower services following the granting of an operational license in early November for a Saab-built virtual tower and remote control center. But the European Cockpit Association (ECA), an advocacy group for European pilots, is cautioning that more work should be done before the practice becomes mainstream. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Business Aviation Brief: Gulfstream Delivers 100th G650
    • Abstract: Gulfstream delivered the 100th G650 on Nov. 14, less than two years after the ultra-long-range business jet entered service. Gulfstream unveiled the aircraft in 2008 and secured U.S. FAA certification in 2012. The aircraft, which had claimed the fastest business jet title until Cessna recaptured it with the new Citation X+,  has a maximum certified speed of Mach 0.925 and a range of 6,000 nm at Mach 0.9 or 7,000 nm at Mach 0.85, allowing it to fly nonstop from London to Los Angeles or Beijing to New York. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Dynamatic, Bell Helicopter Sign Cabin Assembly Contract
    • Abstract: Bell Helicopter has signed a contract with India’s Dynamatic Technologies to supply helicopter cabin assemblies, a partnership that could generate multi millions in business over the next seven years. Bell Helicopter, a unit of Textron, will establish Dynamatic as a subcontractor for the assembly of the airframe cabin for its 407 GX helicopters, as well as airframe parts. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Business Aviation Brief: Garmin G950 Wins STC Approval For Metroliner,
           Twin Otter
    • Abstract: Garmin received supplemental type certificate approval for installation of the G950 Integrated Flight Deck in Fairchild Metroliner and De Havilland Twin Otter aircraft. The G950 is now approved for use in six aircraft types. The company says the new flight deck provides an impressive feature set at a fraction of the cost of traditional flight deck retrofits. The G950 integrates navigation, communication, terrain, traffic and weather capabilities. It can be configured with two or three high-resolution primary and multi-function 10-, 12- or 15-in. LCD flat panel displays. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • Business Aviation Brief: Bell Delivers Last Of Six 407GXs On Order By
           Pennsylvania State Police
    • Abstract: Bell Helicopter delivered the last of six Bell 407GXs ordered by the Pennsylvania State Police and the 200th aircraft in the series. The state police will use the 407GX for patrol and also will provide aerial support for federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania. The aircraft were customized to meet mission requirements for critical incidents and disasters. The Pennsylvania State Police started operating Bell equipment in 1969 when they acquired two Bell 47s, the first of the company’s helicopters to be used in law enforcement. read more
      PubDate: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 02:42:00 +000
  • NASA Modifies Global Hawks To Study Hurricanes
    • Abstract: NASA needed to make numerous modifications to the two early versions of the Northrop Global Hawk it inherited from the U.S. Air Force to make them capable of studying hurricanes, according to a space agency research meteorologist. The changes were needed to make the high-altitude, long-endurance UAV  “science operative,” Scott Braun, the principal investigator for NASA’s Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel (HS3) mission, said Nov. 18 at a conference on commercializing unmanned aircraft.  read more
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:58:00 +000
  • DARPA Researchers Studying Synthetic Biology
    • Abstract: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is tackling the potential of synthetic biology to improve national security, according to Darpa’s director. Arati Prabhakar said the science of creating new genetic code that doesn’t exist in nature could lead to developing highly energetic fuels, sensing capabilities, new ways to deal with infectious diseases like Ebola and ways to counter adversaries who might turn the new technology into a weapon. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:58:00 +000
  • Japanese Research Points To Long Fighter Range
    • Abstract:   BEIJING—Studies by the Japanese defense ministry’s Technical Research and Development Institute (TRDI) point to the advantages of big fighters with the fuel capacity and aerodynamic optimization to keep them on station for longer. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:58:00 +000
  • XCOR Hot-Fire Tests Piston Pump With LOX, Hydrogen
    • Abstract:   XCOR Aerospace has used its unique piston-pump technology to move two cryogenic propellants in a hot-fire test of the XR-5H25 engine it is developing as a pathfinder for a potential advanced upper-stage engine for United Launch Alliance (ULA) in the same class as the RL-10 engine in use today on the Atlas and Delta expendable launch vehicles. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:58:00 +000
  • Upcoming Events
    • Abstract: To list an event, send information in calendar format to Donna Thomas at (Bold type indicates new calendar listing.) NOV. 24-27 — 4th Annual Qatar Defence Logistics and Support Forum, Intercontinental Doha, Doha, Qatar. For more information go to read more
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:58:00 +000
  • India’s GSAT-16 Launch On Dec. 4
    • Abstract: NEW DELHI—India’s GSAT-16 telecommunications satellite is on track to be launched on Dec. 4 by Arianespace’s next heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission from French Guiana. “The GSAT-16 telecommunications satellite has been fueled at the spaceport for its launch,” a scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) informs. read more
      PubDate: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:58:00 +000
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