Aviation authorities have grounded Airbus EC225 Super Puma helicopters after the crash of a Canadian aircraft off the coast of Norway Friday. The helicopter, operated by CHC Helicopter, went down a few hundred yards from shore near Bergen. All 11 passengers and two crew died.
Source: avwebSuper Pumas Grounded After Fatal Crash
The U.S. Air Force is complaining about showboating Russian fighter pilots who have done barrel rolls over its pricey reconnaissance planes twice in the last couple of weeks.
Source: avwebU.S. Complains About Stunting Russians
In Missouri, general aviation airports support an economic impact of … 9,087 pilots and 3,953 active aircraft support the state’s economy and improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law enforcement …
Source: bingMalden, MO Mayor Declares April ‘General Aviation Appreciation Month'
April 29, 2016 ePilot Training Tip: DPE scenario 2.0
Source: aopaApril 29, 2016, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
DAYTON, Ohio — The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has put out a call for entries for the 14th Annual Combs Gates Award.
The $20,000 cash award is presented each year to an individual or group for a submitted project judged to be exemplary in the promotion and preservation of America’s air and space heritage.
The subject of the projects “ideally spotlights one or more of the 229 men and women aviation pioneers that have been inducted, to date, into the Congressionally-chartered, non-profit NAHF,” officials noted.
The 2016 award ceremony will take place during a special session of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual meeting and convention Nov. 1-3 in Orlando, Florida. Officials from the NAHF and NBAA will present the award, joined by several previous enshrinees of the NAHF.
Among projects eligible for the Combs Gates Award are books, film/video, public exhibits, photography and artwork. The deadline for 2016 submissions is June 13.
Full details of the guidelines are available here.
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comCall for entries: Combs Gates Award
The International Aviation Womens Association (IAWA), a worldwide organization for women who hold leadership positions across the entire spectrum of the aviation and aerospace industry, will hold its 28th annual conference Oct. 19-21, 2016 in Montreal, Canada.
The conference will feature keynote speakers and panel sessions, as well as plenty of networking opportunities, officials noted.
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comIAWA conference slated for Montreal
Innovative Avionics Powerhouse Showcases Latest Developments It’s been a great year for L-3 Aviation Products. In less than six months, they’ve finetuned some ground-breaking products and introduced new ones to an increasingly talented mix of avionics superstars. Recently L-3’s Lynx® NGT-9000 and NGT-2500 models of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products were certified by the FAA to interface with the Aspen Evolution line of Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) and Primary Flight Displays (PFDs) for GA aircraft. The interface will allow ADS-B weather and traffic data from the NGT-9000’s or NGT-2500’s ADS-B receiver to be viewed on the Aspen displays. Additionally, Lynx NextGen Active Traffic® from the NGT-9000+ model will display active Traffic Awareness System (TAS) traffic onto the Aspen products…
Source: aero newsL-3 Aviation Products Presents AEA2016 Special Event Coverage!!!
Alpha Systems has a new heads-up display adaptable for its Eagle and Falcon angle-of-attack systems. The company also has added new features to its product line and more are on the way, Alpha Systems’ Mark Korin told AVweb at this week’s Aircraft Electronics Association show in Orlando.
Source: avwebAEA: Alpha Systems Upgrades AoA Displays
Gyroplane pilot Paul Salmon’s flight this week from Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Longview, Texas and back will win a new distance record for his aircraft class. Salmon completed the closed-circuit flight Thursday in his Magni M22 Voyager, making 770 nautical miles in 10 hours and 37 minutes non-stop.
Source: avwebGyroplane Pilot Claims New Distance Record
Avionics sales might have had a slow start to the year with a drop in first-quarter numbers reported, but companies attending this week’s Aircraft Electronics Association show in Orlando have been optimistic about diversifying their offerings of cockpit systems and improvements on existing products. While last year’s wave of new ADS-B products seems to have tapered off, a walk through AEA’s exhibit hall shows that manufacturers have been ramping up the competition.
Source: avwebAEA: Companies Look For Diversity In Avionics Market