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Friday, September 30, 2022 - 13:06
The Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative executive committee announces Robert Olislagers as senior coordinator of the initiative, as well as announces that the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) and National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have joined EAGLE’s executive committee. It also formally introduces the leads for the initiative’s key focus pillars.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 10:51

After 119 years of aircraft technology advancements, we are still seeing technology developments. Like the Wright Brothers in the years leading to first flight in 1903, companies investing in the future of aviation do so with great risk at the chance of either rewards or failure.

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Alakai Technologies announces that the Federal Aviation Administration issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of Alakai’s digital Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) systems and wireless internet units on Eurocopter AS350 and EC130 helicopters. The AS350 and its derivatives, with more than 4,000 helicopters sold are used by police, forest service, oil exploration, flight-seeing...
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has selected Meggitt Avionics’ latest secondary flight display for its AW101 medium lift, AW139 medium-sized, multi-role twin-engined, and AB212 utility helicopters. This builds on an existing, long-standing supply relationship between the two companies for Meggitt Avionics’ helicopter air data system (HADS). iSFD is Meggitt’s third generation solid-state...
JDA Aviation Technology Solutions (JDA) and Western Avionics today announced a partnership to provide VRCom, a revolutionary way to communicate and control aircraft using VOIP technology from a base located anywhere in the world. VRCom was developed by Western Avionics to provide the most flexible and capable remote communications system available and will provide EMS, law enforcement, airborne...
Ron Hall was presented with the 2011 AEA Lifetime Achievement Award during the Opening Session of the 54th annual AEA Convention & Trade Show on March 23 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev. Hall grew up in the small town of Winfield, Kan., about 45 miles southeast of Wichita. It was there that Hall was introduced to the basics of electricity and electronics. As a young teenager, Hall and...
Universal Avionics Systems Corporation announcs that the EFI-890R Flat Panel Display System was recently tested and successfully qualified for several helicopter-specific vibration profiles covering 13 known models, signifying a new installation platform for the product. The high-vibration environment in which rotorcraft operate presents a unique challenge to avionics manufacturers. Equipment...
Major helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) associations have committed to “create the safest system possible for patients and the public” by adopting the data-driven safety recommendations of the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST). They called on all HEMS operators to join their efforts. “The leading helicopter operators in our industry have made significant investments in safety...
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) announced at their Annual Spring Awards Luncheon that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and the X2 Demonstrator Team have been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy, “for demonstrating a revolutionary 250 knot helicopter, which marks a proven departure point for the future development of helicopters by greatly increasing their speed,...
Avjobs announces that aviation professionals can stay up to date on the most current jobs in the industry with the Avjobs Industry Employment Toolbar. Avjobs’ Aviation Industry Employment Toolbar is perfect for employers and job seekers alike. It’s free and no personal information is required. Download the full-integrated Avjobs Toolbar and track current industry news, instant notification of...

Tuned Exhaust STC for R22

Power Flow Systems announces that the FAA has awarded an STC to the company for the installation of its Tuned Exhaust System for the Robinson R22 and R22 Alpha, Beta and Mariner helicopters. Developed in partnership with Performance Aviation in New Zealand, the system allows the older R22, with the Lycoming O-320 to perform like the newer Beta II helicopter equipped with the O-360 engine. Power...
Erik Lindbergh, the grandson of flight pioneers Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, announces his support for electric aircraft development by some of aviation’s “first families,” including members of the Wright, Zeppelin, Piccard, Dornier, Sikorsky and Lindbergh families, along with HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. “Electric aviation is our new horizon,” Lindbergh says. “It represents a cleaner,...

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