One lesson to be learned from the July 31, 2008, crash of a Hawker 800 in Owatonna, Minn., according to the NTSB, is that trying to initiate a go-around late in the landing roll might not be a good idea.
Aviation International News » August 2011
Information in the form of an electromagnetic wave travels through coaxial cable at approximately 66 percent of the speed of light, or about 111,769 miles per second. While aircraft cabin electronics technology moves at a considerably slower pace, it is nevertheless moving fast enough to send today’s marvels into tomorrow’s trash bin in as little as a year.
Bell’s Aeronautical Accessories brand will distribute the TrueView Enhanced Visions Systems infrared thermal imaging system worldwide. It is currently certified via supplemental type certificate in the U.S. and Canada for the Bell 206B and 206L. TrueView is developing systems for the Bell 407 and 429.
AgustaWestland’s new CEO, Bruno Spagnolini, ensured that his company made a big splash at this year’s Paris Air Show, announcing a new helicopter, new joint ventures, plans to increase product support and service and takeover of the languishing civil tiltrotor program from development partner Bell Helicopter.
In an effort to halt $14 million in annual losses, Delta Air Lines plans to “adjust” flying in 24 markets in concert with the retirement of its Saab 340 turboprop fleet.
Eurocopter is hiring 300 research and development engineers, with at least four years of experience, for its new programs. There are more than 100 job titles available in service bulletin coordination, acoustic engineering and production planning, among others, at the company’s locations in Marignane, France, and Donauwörth, Germany.
Cessna Aircraft delivered the first Citation CJ4 for charter operation in Europe early last month.Fred Eisele, CEO of Stuttgart-based Eisele Flugdienst, accepted the twinjet during a ceremony hosted by Atlas Air Service, the Cessna Citation authorized sales representative for Germany, at the Citation factory service center at Bremen Airport. The single-pilot-approved CJ4 gained type certification from the EASA in May.
General aviation as a whole was a stain on an otherwise excellent year for aviation safety in Europe, according to 2010 accident figures released by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Sikorsky and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) are discussing the possibility of jointly designing and developing a new light twin in the 8,000-pound-class. TAI would take the lead role in design, while Sikorsky would just support the program. The new helicopter would fill a gap in Sikorsky’s lineup, between the S-434 and the S-76.
Conklin & de Decker released its 2011/2012 Aircraft Performance Comparator, a software program that allows those acquiring a business jet, turboprop, piston airplane or helicopter to compare aircraft performance data.