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Should You Use an iPad During Flight Training?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Many students beginning their training often ask the question “is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?” There are many schools of thought on the use of technology during flight training and I couldn’t possibly cover all of them, so rather than try, I will stick with how we recommend the […]

iPass Partners With Panasonic Avionics to Bring Inflight Wi-Fi Service to 747 Additional Planes

Reading Time: 2 minutes Officials at iPass Inc. (NASDAQ:IPAS), a provider of global mobile connectivity in Redwood Shores, California, have entered into an agreement with Panasonic Avionics Corp. to bring inflight Internet access to iPass customers on 23 international airlines. “Inflight Wi-Fi is critical for our business customers, and our partnership with Panasonic extends iPass’ inflight footprint to many […]

Air Force Asks Raytheon to Develop Enabling Technologies For Next-Generation Missiles

Reading Time: 2 minutes Missile experts at the Raytheon Co. are researching how to increase capabilities for next-generation air-launched tactical missiles under terms of a potential $14 million contract. Officials of the munitions directorate of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., are asking researchers at the Raytheon Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz., […]

Boeing KC-46 Tanker Completes First Air Refueling

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first fuel transfer from a Boeing KC-46A tanker to a receiver aircraft was completed on Jan 24, marking a key step towards fulfilling requirements for the U.S. Air Force’s Milestone C decision covering low rate initial production of the first batch of tankers. The contact was made between EMD-2, the first fully configured KC-46A […]

American Airlines Announces Cadet Programmes For Regional Carriers

Reading Time: < 1 minute American Airlines has announced a new pilot training and recruiting programme at its wholly-owned regional subsidiaries, Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines and PSA Airlines. The program offers tuition reimbursement, mentorships and certification training and will feed cadets into First Officer positions at the three subsidiaries. Envoy Air, which is based in Irving, said the new programme […]

Investment in Aerospace to Rise Through 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute VITA’s Embedded Tech Trends (ETT) 2016 in Houston introduced an assessment of and forecast for the embedded computing market by analysts at to IHS Electronics & Media in Englewood, Colorado. Among the industries driving increased investment in embedded computing are industrial automation (also known as smart manufacturing or advanced manufacturing), as well as aerospace and […]

Aviation Skills Partnership to Launch Aviation Skills Manifesto

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Aviation Skills Partnership gather business leaders, MPs, educators, trainers and academics at the House of Commons, to launch Aviation Skills Partnership’s (ASP) first Manifesto for Aviation Skills, which according to ASP, will aim to provide solutions to the issue of how to supply enough talented skilled workers for the growing industry. This event coincides […]

Female Pilots on The Rise

Reading Time: < 1 minute More and more women across Asia are sitting in the cockpits of commercial airliners as cultural barriers preventing them from becoming aviators are slowly dismantled. But the report explains that there are still some culture and perceptions surrounding women in the cockpit which keep women at bay. Several Asian countries are boosting the numbers of […]

General Aviation Leaders Air Concerns Met in Washington Town Hall

Reading Time: 2 minutes A cross-section of general aviation industry leaders aired their key policy concerns in a Washington, D.C. town hall meeting hosted this week by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.). The meeting drew nearly two dozen leaders from associations, manufacturers, fixed-base operations, corporate flight departments, flight training providers, maintenance companies, educators and members of the legal community, among […]

MDA to Upgrade Ground Systems Supporting Canadian ISR Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), a global communications and information company, signed a contract amendment for CA$3 million with Canada’s Department of National Defence to provide upgrades to the ground systems supporting the radar surveillance systems developed by MDA and used on Canada’s fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft. The CP-140 Aurora fleet is Canada’s […]