New Bose technology designed to dampen the road vibration translated into semi-truck cab seats could be applied to helicopters, according to at least one leading aircraft seating engineer.
Duncan Aviation of Lincoln, Neb., has released a white paper addressing common misperceptions and pitfalls inherent in preparing for an aircraft exterior paint refurbishment.
Titled “Paint, Maintenance & Aircraft Value,” the paper shares the knowledge of aircraft completion representations from Duncan’s Lincoln and Battle Creek, Mich. facilities.
Lyon Bron Airport in France held a grand opening for a new 32,000-sq-ft hangar on April 2. The $4.7 million facility includes 2,800 sq ft of office space. Green features of the hangar include 15,000 sq ft of solar cells on the roof, capable of producing 90 megawatt-hours of electricity per year. Another part of the roof is covered with vegetation that will retain rainwater.
Mid-Continent Instruments' cutting-edge lithium battery, the MD835 emergency power supply, has received TSO certification from the FAA. Lithium nanophosphate is an aviation-friendly type of lithium chemistry that does not have the characteristics of thermal runaway that legacy lithium-ion batteries have, Tom Genovese, director of sales, told AIN.
Hamburg-based Lufthansa Technik Group reports that it recorded a small increase in revenue and stable profits last year. “We are investing in Germany while expanding our involvement in the international growth markets with sites in Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East and, increasingly, America,” August Henningsen, CEO, told AIN.
As part of its Green Rotorcraft initiative, the Clean Sky public-private partnership for aeronautical research in Europe has issued its second call for proposals seeking such improvements as diesel engines, electric tail- rotor drive and waste heat conversion to electricity, all of which are expected to contribute to targeted drastic cuts in noise, CO2 and NOx emissions.
Simplex Manufacturing of Portland, Ore. (Booth No. 1547), announced it has received the single largest order in the company’s 64-year history. The order, from the air force of the Republic of Korea, consists of seven model 328 “Fire Attack” helicopter fire-fighting systems, including spares and training. Simplex has delivered more than 55 of these systems to Korea and Russia during the past 15 years.
Last month the FAA published a proposed NPRM covering new airworthiness standards for composite structures on normal-category rotorcraft under FAR Parts 27 and 29.
Snap-on Industrial is offering a multimeter certification program designed
to meet the electrical monitoring requirements of technicians. The program focuses exclusively on the multimeter, the standard device used to determine
the level of electrical current, usually AC and DC voltage, amps and resistance (ohms), present in a given application. Typical industries where multimeters
A new Article 222 of UK Air Navigation Order 2009 makes it illegal “to shine any light at any aircraft in flight so as to dazzle or distract the pilot of the aircraft.” The country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) hopes the article, coupled with new technology used by police air support units, will increase conviction rates.