Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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November 25, 2015 · 32 Views
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) as they are also referred to, which were finally released on Monday.
However the recommendation for drone registry immediately came under attack from the Academy of Model Aeronautics’ (AMA) Executive Director, Dave Mathewson, one of the 25 task force members who were charged with coming up with suggestions for the control of UAVs. The recommendations put forward to the FAA together with 4,500 comments from the public will now be reviewed by Transportation Department officials currently working on new rules which will require drone owners to register their UAV with the government.
This registration is seen as a sensible way to tackle the increasing number of drones being flown near airports as well as public venues which have caused concern over safety and security among authorities throughout the USA. It is anticipated the FAA will accept the majority of recommendations which will require all users of drones of a weight of 8.8 ounces (250 grams) and above to register the vehicle with the government and attach their registration number to it.
Earl Lawrence, the FAA’s Drone Integration Office Director, told reporters in a conference call that “The objective here is very safety and education focused. Just the fact that somebody registers enables us to educate them, provide them educational information so they understand they’re operating in what we call the national airspace system.” Lawrence was co-chair of the FAA’s task force, which the FAA assembled last month and described the recommendations as “a consensus report with no dissenting opinions.”
However within an hour of making that phonecall the Academy of Model Aeronautics, a 185,000-member hobbyist group which formed part of the task force, accused the government of stifling dissent, making it clear that the recommendations would violate a 2012 congressional order which would prevent the FAA from regulating hobby drones.
Mathewson stated that the “AMA wanted to include dissenting comments in the final task force report but was prevented from doing so,” adding that the recommendations would create “an unnecessary and unjustified burden” on the group’s members as they already register their UAVs with community-based organizations. He also made it clear that members had respected FAA rules for decades while also helping the agency with its provision of educational material for new public UAV operators.
July 25, 2011 · 39 Views
DVB Bank reported the successful closing of two separate finance facilities with Guggenheim Aviation Partners (Guggenheim) for two A330-200 aircraft on lease to Jet Airways (India) and three B777-200ER aircraft on lease to American Airlines.
The finance facility for the two A330-200 aircraft on lease to Jet Airways closed in late March. Both aircraft were delivered new to Jet Airways in 2008 and were subject to a sale/leaseback with Guggenheim’s managed fund. The finance facility for three B777-200ER aircraft on lease to American Airlines closed in early June. The aircraft were originally delivered to American from 2000 to 2002 and were also subject to a sale/leaseback earlier this year with the Guggenheim fund. DVB Bank provided a back leveraging of this acquisition by the Guggenheim fund.
July 25, 2011 · 33 Views
Avio looks to the future and, as a tangible sign of its thrust for innovation, adopts a new logo. The Group, a leader in propulsion systems, is involved in increasingly challenging industrial projects, such as the next generation aeroengines, expansion in the Chinese market and the Vega satellite launcher, to mention but a few. The new logo chosen for the renewal of its identity reflects the Company’s strong forward-looking attitude while providing a link to its extraordinary past.
July 25, 2011 · 53 Views
B/E Aerospace reported that second quarter 2011 revenues of $608.9 million increased $125.0 million as compared with the same period of the prior year. Second quarter 2011 results reflect the acquisitions of TSI Group, Satair A/S’s aerospace fastener distribution business and LaSalle Lighting (recent acquisitions). Revenue growth for the second quarter of 2011, excluding recent acquisitions from both periods, was approximately 12.8%. Second quarter 2011 operating earnings of $106.7 million increased 35.4% on the aforementioned 25.8% increase in revenues. Operating margin was 17.5% and expanded 120 basis points as compared with the prior year period. Operating earnings growth and operating margin expansion were driven by the higher sales volume, improved revenue mix and ongoing operational efficiency initiatives. Second quarter 2011 net earnings were $54.8 million.
July 25, 2011 · 47 Views
Southern Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines have signed a definitive agreement under which Southern Air will operate one Boeing 747 freighter on behalf of Saudi Airlines Cargo on an ACMI basis (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance). The aircraft will begin to be operated for Saudi Airlines Cargo in July 2011 and will be painted in its livery.
July 25, 2011 · 77 Views
Embraer has received Type Certification (TC) from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), for the Phenom 300 light jet to operate in the country. Frst certified in December 2009 by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Phenom 300 is now accepted in almost 40 countries including Indonesia, Austria, Denmark, France, Morocco, the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, amongst others.
July 25, 2011 · 42 Views
Embraer Defense and Security has selected the V2500-E5 engine, manufactured by International Aero Engines AG (IAE), to equip the KC-390 military transport jet. The first deliveries of the V2500-E5 engines for the KC-390 prototypes are scheduled for 2013, and the flight tests for 2014. The aircraft should go into service in 2015.
July 25, 2011 · 36 Views
Rockwell Collins unveiled the industry’s first touch-control primary flight displays for business jets and turboprop aircraft, which will be available on future applications of the company’s Pro Line Fusion avionics system. The announcement was made at the 59th Annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture in Oshkosh.
“These displays demonstrate our focus on empowering pilots with natural head-up, eyes-forward interfaces,” said Colin Mahoney, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Rockwell Collins. “Touch-controlled, icon-based controls on the main displays help keep pilots’ attention focused up and forward for safer and more efficient flying.”
July 25, 2011 · 104 Views
Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran group) reported the extension of its supply relationship with Airbus for the nose and main landing gears of the single aisle program to include the contract award of the A320neo family. As the incumbent landing gear supplier for the A320 family, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty will progressively offer enhancements to current single aisle landing gears starting in 2014, in order to ensure a seamless transition into A320neo family deliveries, scheduled for entry in service in 2015. Direct benefits to operators include greater reliability and an extended service interval of 12 years between overhauls.
To date, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has delivered 4,800 landing gears for the A320 family. The company’s global industrial network delivers 38 shipsets per month to Airbus Final Assembly Lines in Toulouse, Hamburg and in China. Messier-Bugatti-Dowty supplies landing gear to all Airbus families in service or in development, including the entire A330/A340 family, A380 nose landing gear and A350-800/900 main landing gears.