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.
Richard Santulli’s re-entry into the helicopter game drew mixed reaction from a variety of operators who spoke to AIN. Santulli is the CEO of the newly formed Milestone Aviation Group, a company that will devote most of its resources to helicopter leasing and sale leasebacks.
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 single-engine turboprop was destroyed but its ATP-certified pilot was unharmed when it departed the runway after touchdown at Montgomery County Airpark. The pilot told investigators that after he crossed the runway threshold at 81 knots and touched down normally, the TBM began to drift to the left. He attempted unsuccessfully to correct the drift by applying right rudder, and then began a
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.
The FAA is notifying operators that the NTSB amended Part 830 to include five new conditions that require immediate notification upon occurrence.
Airbus is here displaying an ACJ business jet (tail number G-NOAH) that recently started commercial operations with Farnborough, UK-based Acropolis Aviation. The bizliner’s luxurious 19-passenger cabin features lounges, a bedroom and a bathroom with a substantial shower. Acropolis Aviation is chartering G-NOAH for $15,000 to $18,000 per hour, depending on the length of the trip.
The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is challenging legislators and politicians to cooperate more with carriers when formulating regulations rather than “continue persecuting” operators and risk reducing global competitiveness.