Sikorsky and PHI Helicopters, co-developers of the new rig approach software for the S-92’s flight control computer, said they have recently gained new customers for the approach automation product. Half of PHI’s 28 S-92s already has the rig approach installed, and the remainder of the U.S. operator’s fleet is scheduled for the upgrade.
The new Aero Centex FBO officially opened on August 31 at Georgetown Municipal Airport north of Austin, Texas. Aero Centex features 25,000 sq ft of hangar and terminal space, as well as 70,000 sq ft of ramp space. The hangar complex includes a community hangar and private hangars available for short- or long-term lease.
The release of an Australian university’s study of how fire affects composite materials has caught the attention of the aerospace industry, given the growing use of composites as structural material, especially in large airplanes.