Aviation

August 12, 2013 - 6:00pm

Brazil’s ANAC aviation authority has granted a supplemental type certificate (STC) to StandardAero for installation of the Primus Elite avionics suite developed by Honeywell (Stand 1004) for the Dassault Falcon 900C and Falcon 900EX.

The approval by Brazilian aviation authorities follows receipt of an STC from Transport Canada. Approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency was expected just prior to the opening of LABACE 2013.

August 12, 2013 - 5:00pm
John Sheehan

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) is here at LABACE once again to continue to inform South American aircraft operators about the voluntary International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) program that it established just over 11 years ago in response to shifting regulatory demands on the sector.

August 12, 2013 - 4:55pm
S-76 Sikorsky Autonomous Research Aircraft

Sikorsky Aircraft is developing a set of hardware and software capabilities to support autonomous flight of unmanned or optionally piloted vertical-lift aircraft. Executives said the goal is to deliver an order of magnitude improvement in the safety and reliability of unmanned aircraft, which experience losses at a rate of once every 1,000 flight hours.

August 12, 2013 - 4:00pm
Falcon 50EX

CRS Jet Spares has been in business for more than 30 years, providing aftermarket parts support for a variety of business jets. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Corporate Rotable & Supply (CRS) opened in 1982 in Hialeah, Florida, specializing at first in the Sabreliner jet. Over the years, the company has expanded to serve a variety of aircraft: Gulfstreams, including the Astra and G100; Hawkers; Challengers; Falcons; Learjets and Beechjets.

August 12, 2013 - 12:43pm

Xsight Systems, the same company that developed a system for detecting foreign object debris, recently introduced BirdWize, a software product for reducing bird strikes by more effective tracking of ground-level bird threats.

August 12, 2013 - 12:30pm

Updates to FAA joint order 7210.3X, the agency’s operational guide to ATC facility management, take effect August 22.

August 12, 2013 - 12:20pm

Two pilots escaped injury on August 5 when their Flight Options Embraer Phenom 300 ran off the end of the runway and continued through a fence while landing at Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM) in a Minneapolis suburb. A local police report said the jet came to rest on the shoulder of a road just before 9 a.m. The Phenom had departed Pittsburgh at approximately 7:30 a.m. local time with only the two pilots aboard.

August 12, 2013 - 12:00pm

The comment period for additional ideas for the FAA’s upcoming redo of its airman certification standards closes August 23. A notice published last month included a first draft of the authorized instructor certificate documents, a second draft of the private pilot certificate and the instrument rating documents, as well as a set of frequently asked questions.

August 12, 2013 - 12:00pm
Petrobras

While the name on the side of the refueling truck might say Air BP, BR Aviation or Shell, what’s inside it at any airport in Brazil all comes from the same source. All discussions of aviation fuel in the country must start with Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras), the national oil refiner of Brazil and the official supplier of Jet-A and avgas. Petrobras produces approximately 70 percent of the Jet-A used in the country and imports the remainder in its effort to supply the three major distributors.

August 12, 2013 - 10:05am

China’s ambitions to fast-track the development of its aerospace industry continued to be a key driver of merger and acquisitions (M&A) activity during the second quarter, according to financial advising group PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

 
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