“The NATO AGS aircraft is part of a system that will allow NATO to meet the requirements of emerging situations around the world. The program will provide unprecedented flexibility and intelligence to the Alliance,” said Jim Edge, NAGSMA general manager.
Source: bingNATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Aircraft Successfully Takes Flight
India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has slammed the Indian Air Force (IAF) for underutilization of operational capabilities of Air-borne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft purchased for INR 5,042 crore (US $760 million) in 2004.
Source: bingIndian Top Auditor Slams IAF For Underutilization Of AWACS Aircraft
The pilot would never have to compensate for changes in power, airspeed, flap or gear extension, etc. Alas, no aircraft is perfect and general aviation aircraft are far from it. Our aircraft were designed with severe budgetary and time constraints in order …
Source: bingAircraft Maintenance: Evaluating control issues
Aircraft parked in the open face many risks, and a Maryland company has developed technology that acts like an electronic security guard.
Source: aopaAutomatic watchman
December 18, 2015 ePilot Training Tip: 'Exercise extreme caution'
Source: aopaDecember 18, 2015, AOPA ePilot: Flight Training Edition
Diamond Aircraft has introduced the jet-fuel-powered DA40 Tundra designed for backcountry flying.
The four-seat cabin with folding rear seat backs, large forward opening canopy and rear door means plenty of room for fly fishing rods, guns, tents, skis, snowshoes, and even mountain bikes, according to company officials.
The all-composite airframe offers resistance to bumps and scrapes and stands up well in any environment, company officials noted. Reinforced landing gear attachments, standard Beringer wheels, and a special long stroke hydraulic damper, controlling the extra heavy duty extended nose gear strut, handle rough terrain, officials noted.￼￼
The DA40 TUNDRA is powered by the Austro AE300 jet-fuel piston engine. It sips less than 4 gph of jet fuel at loiter speeds, and offers sprightly climbs thanks to turbocharging that maintains full power to 14,000 feet, Diamond officials noted.
It also features Garmin’s G1000 with GFC700 autopilot with Electronic Stability and Protection and Synthetic Vision Technology.
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comDiamond DA40 Tundra introduced
The FAA has issued a flight advisory to notify pilots that restrictions will be in effect Jan. 12 during the State of the Union Address.
Source: aopaFAA issues flight advisory for State of Union Address
December 18, 2015 Indy speed, Prius fuel burn; Drone registration revealed
Source: aopaDecember 18, 2015, issue of 'AOPA ePilot' weekly newsletter
Learn how to spot rigging and other control system issues while you fly.
Source: aopaAircraft Maintenance: Evaluating control issues
Avflight Corporation continues the expansion of its portfolio of FBOs with the addition of Avflight Gunnison at Crested Butte Regional Airport in Gunnison, Colorado.
“The acquisition of Gunnison Valley Aviation is a big win for Avflight,” said Carl Muhs, Avflight president. “We’ve long admired the exceptional service Gunnison Valley Aviation has provided its customers at KGUC. We knew it was a perfect fit as an Avflight location and are very excited to work with the airport, its personnel and the Gunnison County Commission.”
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comAvflight adds location at KGUC