Physics

November 8, 2006 - 5:05am

Enflite, Inc. (LifePort Booth No. 4620) is at NBAA’06 with a new line of products and improvements for the business jet cabin.

The Georgetown, Texas company is especially well known for its cabin pocket doors, and is introducing a slide-rail system and counter-balance spring said to ensure smooth and consistent operation.

November 7, 2006 - 11:49am

Securaplane came to NBAA this year flush with new business, ranging from a contract to supply cameras for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (Sofia) to a more down-to-earth distribution deal for battery sales and reblocking services.

November 7, 2006 - 10:47am

On the eve of NBAA 2006, Honeywell made it official that it is developing technology and hardware toward launch of a 10,000-pound-thrust turbofan engine for super-midsize to large business jets.

October 30, 2006 - 8:30am

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has proposed a standard that will define air quality and comfort levels on commercial airplanes, but it is not related to any FAA study or any planned rulemaking.

October 23, 2006 - 7:52am
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In the wake of Hurricane Katrina the surge in auto-fuel prices–with the per-gallon increases lagging just hours behind the rising flood waters–was at the forefront of everybody’s mind. A flurry of activity on the political front–including the release of six million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve–further focused the nation’s attention on the cost of keeping America’s engines running.

October 18, 2006 - 11:26am

EADS and DRS Technologies have agreed to collaborate on production and marketing of the Hellas laser-based obstacle warning system in the U.S. Hellas is said to offer “unprecedented protection” for helicopters against difficult-to-detect obstacles such as power lines.

October 18, 2006 - 11:25am

Robinson now offers air conditioning in the R44 Raven II. Each seat is equipped with an individual overhead vent providing a total airflow of 250 cubic feet per minute. The 33-pound system, mounted on the aft cabin bulkhead and thus preserving all four baggage compartments, uses the latest automotive refrigerant and has a cooling capacity of 12,000 BTU per hour.

October 18, 2006 - 11:14am

European regional airlines don’t need to be told that fuel prices could stunt their growth. But one industry official believes that operators must start to view high fuel costs in the broader context of all expenses, and resist the temptation to blame them for all losses. Speaking at the ERA gathering, Professor Judith Patterson reminded operators of commercial aviation’s fundamental dependence on petroleum, “unlike other transport modes.”

October 16, 2006 - 7:22am

Tell Sandy Weiss that his photos are plain, and he’ll thank you for the compliment.

“Good composition is desired and mandated in aesthetic photography,” said Weiss, an instructor for the NTSB’s course in accident site photography and a private investigator for StrataMetrics, an accident reconstruction firm. “In evidence photography, composition is a distant second to content.

October 10, 2006 - 11:20am

Bombardier CL-600-2B19 CRJ, West Grove, Pa., Oct. 17, 2005–The NTSB blamed the accident on the separation of the exhaust nozzle due to inadequately designed attachment hardware.

 
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