Aviation International News » March 2011

February 25, 2011 - 5:15am

"Godπs-eye" or "bird's-eye" view cameras are showing up on more and more private jets these days, sitting on the cockpit glareshield, mounted atop the vertical stabilizer and tucked into the aircraft belly, providing video to passengers through the entertainment system. In some cases they are providing information to the pilots as well.

February 25, 2011 - 4:30am

StandardAero has signed an exclusive maintenance agreement with West Atlantic to cover more than 80 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW126 and PW126A engines. The support agreement involves engine maintenance and field support as well as technical expertise to facilitate the development of West Atlantic's own internal capabilities of ensuring basic engine support sustainability requirements.

February 25, 2011 - 4:30am

The FAA plans to narrow its interpretation and tighten enforcement of the rules governing civil aircraft enrolled on Part 135 certificates when those aircraft are leased by the government for “public use.”

February 25, 2011 - 2:15am

Duncan Aviation has received a supplemental type certificate for installation of Aircell's cabin telecommunications router, which supports Wi-Fi access in the cabin for Aircell's Gogo Biz inflight Internet service. The STCs are applicable for the Hawker 800XP and 850XP, and the Falcon 900, 2000 and 2000EX EASy.

February 24, 2011 - 11:30am

Some in the business aviation industry leave behind their families and jobs to serve in active war zones. In the continuing AIN series intended to recognize those in our community who defend the way of life we enjoy back home, senior editor David A. Lombardo spoke with DuPont Aviation standardization pilot Jason Strickland about his recent service in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is Stricklandπs story.

February 24, 2011 - 11:15am

Air Services, Constant Aviation’s mobile aircraft recovery team, grew out of a 2004 accident on Cleveland Hopkins Airport in which a taxiing Embraer ERJ135 hit the tail of another taxiing aircraft with its wing.

February 24, 2011 - 11:10am

Improper de-icing procedures led to an accident that substantially damaged a Flexjet Challenger 300 last winter at Chicago Executive Airport, according to the NTSB. The Safety Board concluded that the operator of the de-icing vehicle did not adhere to company procedures and did not maintain clearance between the vehicle’s boom and the airplane during the de-icing operation.

February 24, 2011 - 10:30am

Helicopter pioneer, inventor and philanthropist Charles Huron Kaman died January 31 at the age of 91.

February 24, 2011 - 10:15am

StandardAero has added PW100 engine maintenance, repair and overhaul capability in Winnipeg, Canada. Pratt & Whitney Canada has approved the site as a PW100 designated overhaul facility. 

February 24, 2011 - 10:10am

Most mechanics are familiar with the Snap-on tool truck that arrives weekly at the maintenance hangar, dispensing not only shiny and traditional wrenches and sockets but also technologically sophisticated products to help facilitate aircraft maintenance.