Amman-based One & Done Aviation has established what it claims to be the first air charter brokerage in Jordan. The company provides access to a variety of aircraft, including corporate airliners, business jets and turboprops, along with a special emphasis on helicopter charters.
EThe European Helicopter Safety Implementation Team has released a 22-page training leaflet aimed at making helicopter pilots more aware of those hazards identified as major causes of accidents in Europe. The training resource targets four topics–degraded visual environment, vortex ring state, loss of tail-rotor effectiveness and static and dynamic rollover. All these should help pilots make “better, more informed decisions.”
Business aircraft flight activity returned to positive territory last month from a year ago, but just barely at 0.6 percent, according to TraqPak data released yesterday by aviation services company Argus. Fractional flying led with a 1.8-percent increase year-over-year, while Part 91 corporate and Part 135 charter activity rose just 0.5 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively.
International Communications Group (ICG) and Rockwell Collins have demonstrated the compatibility of ICG’s NxtLink ICS-220A communication systems with Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics in the Gulfstream G250, the companies said. The tests demonstrated the use of controller pilot datalink communications (CPDLC) and automatic dependent surveillance-contract (ADS-C) functions in the G250’s Pro Line Fusion avionics.
Last month, after years of prodding from the NTSB and extensive consultation with the industry, the FAA issued its much anticipated notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that tightens the equipment, training and operational requirements for helicopter EMS providers in the name of safety. However, the 133-page NPRM doesn’t stop with the helicopter EMS community.
This morning the FAA announced its long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding new equipment and operational and training requirements for the helicopter EMS industry.
Star Navigation Systems Group is offering its newest version of the Star In-flight Safety Monitoring System (Star-ism). “Most people are familiar with the black box in airliners. It’s the nearly indestructible sealed recording device that assists investigators in determining the cause of an aircraft accident,” said Star CEO Viraf Kapadia.
Garmin ESP has a mind of its own
Some are calling it a kind of stick shaker for light airplanes. Others describe it as a hand-flying backup. Garmin calls
Conklin & de Decker this week released its 2010/2011 Aircraft Performance Comparator, a software product that allows users to compare aircraft data for business jets, turboprops, helicopters or piston airplanes. This newly updated software program allows users to overlay and compare aircraft interiors and exteriors, as well as performance data that come directly from the manufacturer’s approved aircraft flight and performance manuals.
The pilot told investigators that after takeoff he experienced a primary trim failure but continued to his destination airport using secondary trim. During final approach in clear daylight conditions, the pilot reported difficulty locating traffic and noticed his airspeed was too high to lower the landing gear. After spotting the preceding aircraft on short final, he “continued working the trim” using toggle switches on the center pedestal.