Category: US & Canada

Have Simulator, Will Travel

Reading Time: 3 minutes You are sitting in the comforts of the spacious business jet cabin when all of a sudden there’s a bang and a vibration and a wisp of smoke wafts up from the floor. The pilot comes on the cabin intercom and announces that the aircraft has lost an engine, while the flight attendant begins preparing […]

FAA Administrator at Redbird 2015 – Flight Training and Simulators

Reading Time: 1 minute Straight From The Boss – Clearing Up Questions About FlightSim Training At the Redbird Migration 2015, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta was featured as the keynote speaker, and he also entertained questions. In this case, the question comes from Craig Fuller, the Chairman of Redbird Flight Simulations. Fuller brought up the topic of allowing simulator training […]

Is the Aerion Supersonic Business Jet Finally Set to Become a Reality?

Reading Time: 1 minute Private flight provider Flexjet has placed an order for 20 Aerion AS2’s, boosting prospects for the long-awaited supersonic business jet to enter service. Aerion tells why this is the right time for a supersonic business jet, and how the timesavings of the AS2 could save an average passenger weeks per year.

Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 8

Reading Time: 2 minutes Thousands of Boeing (NYSE: BA) employees in Renton, Wash., celebrated the completion of final assembly of the first 737 MAX 8. New single-aisle airplane rolls out of paint in striking livery. Program prepares for flight test to begin in early 2016. “Today marks another in a long series of milestones that our team has achieved […]

Lockheed Martin Using UAVs to Fight Fires

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated its ability to integrate unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations into the National Airspace System (NAS) using its prototype UAS Traffic Management (UTM) capabilities. During the demonstration on Nov. 18, the Stalker XE UAS provided data and a precise geolocation to the unmanned K-MAX cargo helicopter, which conducted water drops to […]

U.S. Air Force Pilots Train for F-35 Operations with New Virtual Technologies

Reading Time: 2 minutes As the U.S. Air Force prepares for initial F-35 Lightning II operations, pilots at Hill Air Force Base are rehearsing missions with new simulators delivered by Lockheed Martin. Pilots are now training with four Full Mission Simulators linked together to hone their tactical employment of the F-35 against ground and airborne threats. As a complement […]

Final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III Departs Long Beach Assembly Facility

Reading Time: 2 minutes The final Boeing C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter at the company’s plant in Long Beach, Calif. departed on Sunday, Nov. 29, marking the official end of aircraft production in Long Beach. The airlifter flew over a crowd and the facility before heading to the company’s San Antonio location, where it will remain until delivery to […]

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland Training Contracts with STARS and New Jersey State Police Department

Reading Time: 1 minute Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that the combined training contracts for AW139 helicopters training for five and three year respectively have been signed with EMS operator STARS of Canada and New Jersey State Police Department in US. It will deliver more than 2,600 simulator flight hours.   Signing a five year training contract, helicopter emergency medical services provider STARS, […]

FRASCA 407 FTD Receives Level 7 Qualification

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Helicopter Flight Training Center, Shreveport, LA has recently received FAA Level 7 approval for their FRASCA built Bell 407 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD includes an advanced visual system capable of providing VFR, IFR and highly realistic NVG training using actual night vision goggles. The cockpit design was developed with input from the […]

Drone Registry Recommendations Under Attack

Reading Time: 2 minutes According to the Washington Post 700 close calls with drones have been reported by pilots this year, a figure which is double that of 2014, while in 2013 the reports were virtually non-existent. For some time the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been preparing recommendations for the registration of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) […]