Category: US & Canada

Sky Fantasy- Home-based Motion Simulator

Reading Time: 1 minute Simulator technology with motion has developed rapidly in the past few decades, but until now the price of motion sims has been too expensive for most pilots to go out and buy. That may change now that a company in Sun City Center, Florida, has developed a sim called Sky Fantasy. For $3,395, you can […]

Sikorsky Simulator Approved in Singapore

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has certified a FlightSafety International Sikorsky simulator in Singapore as Level D. The simulator provides training in the S-76C+ and S-76C++ helicopters. The facility has also been approved to provide FAA PART 142 training under FlightSafety’s single certificate. The new simulator is equipped with FlightSafety’s Vital 1100 visual system, collimated […]

Duncan Granted MRO Authority By Embraer

Reading Time: 1 minute Duncan Aviation has been granted base maintenance authorization on Embraer Legacy 450 and 500 aircraft, allowing the company to offer full maintenance support and service for all scheduled maintenance events on these aircraft models. “We’re delighted that an OEM of Embraer Executive Jets’ stature in the industry has chosen Duncan Aviation as a base maintenance […]

TRU Announces Plan to Offer Cessna Citation CJ4, CJ3+ and M2 Programs

Reading Time: 2 minutes TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced today that it is expanding its ProFlight® training capability for several popular Cessna business jet models, including the Cessna Citation CJ4, Cessna Citation CJ3+ and Cessna Citation M2. Pilot training for the Citation CJ4 will be offered at TRU’s West Coast training center in Carlsbad, California, […]

Air France-KLM Drops Two A380s For Three More A350 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Air France-KLM group announced that they converted the last two Airbus A380 orders to three A350-900 long-haul airliners. In 2013, it is understood from consolidated results that the real price of an Airbus A380 bought in 2012 by Air France was 149 million euros, far from the $404 million of the list price. This year, […]

Senate Committee Clears FAA Bill, Rejects Regulating Airline Fees

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has approved the FAA reauthorization bill proposed last week by Sens. John Thune (R-South Dakota) and Bill Nelson (D-Florida), moving it a step closer to consideration by the full Senate. The bill, backed by the committee’s chairman, Thune, and ranking Democrat, Nelson, was easily passed by the Commerce […]

Boeing 787-10 Major Assembly Begins

Reading Time: 1 minute Major assembly on the Boeing 787-10, which the manufacturer describes as a straightforward stretch of the 787-9, has started. The 787-10, which will be the largest variant in the 787 family of aircraft, will be 18 ft. (5.5 m) longer than the 787-9. It is expected to achieve first flight in 2017. First delivery is […]

World’s Shortest Commercial Flights: Westray-Papa Westray by Loganair

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the world’s shortest commercial flights is Loganair’s Westray and Papa Westray flight, which takes anywhere from 75 to 180 seconds, depending on wind conditions. The record for the fastest flight is 53 seconds. The distance between Westray Airport (WRY) and Papa Westray Airport (PPW) is slightly more than a mile, and standing at […]

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Moves Forward with Velocity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced continued program performance and outstanding customer response for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Launched at HELI-EXPO 2014, the program has moved from a mockup to prototype in less than two years. Flight testing is underway and the company is making significant progress toward type certification. “The Bell […]

FAA Proposes Rule to Overhaul Safety Certification Standards

Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed a rule that overhauls the airworthiness standards for small general aviation airplanes. The FAA’s proposal, which is based on industry recommendations, would reduce the time it takes to get safety enhancing technologies for small airplanes into the marketplace while also reducing cost. “This proposal […]