IAI Concludes Independence day flyover
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), concluded its first Israel Independence Day flyover in 33 years. As part of the flyover IAI flew two Gulfstream 280 business jets as well as the Boeing 777-300ER “Big Twin” passenger-to-cargo conversion prototype aircraft.
ITALIAN NAVY MariStaEli Luni5° Gruppo Elicotteri
The 5th Helicopter Group was the first operational group at the La Spezia naval base, established on 1 November 1969, together with technical and logistical support for the helicopters.
Contrails AND Climate Change
Five years ago I wrote an article in this magazine saying that science was starting to suggest that contrails, which we’re all used to seeing in clear skies anywhere in the world, are a significant player in climate change.
The Magical Place
As a young boy our holiday destinations were fairly limited owing to a war that was raging and of course because Dad spent lots of time away from home fighting. Growing up on the farm meant that I had plenty of space to roam and discover and then of course, the concept of bigger territory by being a small kid.
Travelling around the world during COVID-19
If I were to ask you if you have travelled overseas recently or if you have any travel plans to visit another continent in the near future, you will probably dismiss that as a bizarre inquiry or may even possibly doubt my sense of judgement!
SPACE PLANES: The return of the reusable spacecraft?
A spaceplane is a vehicle that can fly/ glide like an aircraft in Earth's atmosphere and manoeuvre like a spacecraft in outer space.
Rolls-Royce: Reaches new milestone as world's largest aero-engine build starts
Rolls-Royce has officially started building the world’s largest aero-engine, UltraFan®, which will help redefine sustainable air travel for decades to come.
Aircraft on the edge of safety
Over the last couple of years there have been a number of accidents that have cost hundred of lives but are there aircraft that are inherently unsafe? Aircraft have been involved in accidents since the time of the Wright brothers. As from this month we will be taking a look at some of the aircraft types that are regarded as unsafe.
Bali: The Island of Gods
Bali – An ancient land first discovered by the Chinese in 2500 B.C. - has over centuries been occupied and influenced by many Asian migrants who brought various cultures and religions to the island. Buddhism and Hinduism were practised by the early settlers and are still the major religions to this day.
How To Be Eco-Friendly In The Aviation Industry!
Each year airlines begin new sustainability initiatives, experiment with biofuels, and offset their carbon emissions on selected flights; yet, sustainability should not only be a topic of discussion when an aircraft is in the air but also when it’s on the ground.
Russia's State-of-the-art Armaments
JSC Rosoboronexport demonstrated newly-designed products of Russia’s defence industry and some military equipment that is most in demand on the world arms market.
Russia is developing the world's first ATGM capable of shooting down UAVs
KBP Instrument Design Bureau (part of the High Precision Weapons holding company of Rostec) has started developing the world's first multi-purpose antitank guided missile system (ATGM), which can effectively shoot down drones, announced Industrial Director of the Rostec State Corporation, Bekkhan Ozdoev.
Rare white-out training at home
With a changing global climate, the winters in The Netherlands have also become more moderate with hardly any freezing days and associated winter circumstances.
Kotroni, center of the Hellenic Naval Rotary Force
Not far from Athens you can find the main helicopter base of the Greek navy, Kotroni, situated at a hilltop with distance views to Aegean sea and in close vicinity to some historical greek gods temples you can see daily flight activity of the navy rotors.
IT'S RAINING AIRCRAFT PARTS
Boeing’s problems with its aircraft is continuing with not one but two planes losing metal parts in the space of just a couple of days.
BELGIAN AIR FORCE
Two new rescue divers for the 40th Squadron
Airbus And Air Methods Sign Additional HCare Support Contract For Fleet Of 80 EC135s
The new contract will extend the number of Air Methods helicopters covered by HCare to 111 to become the largest civil Airbus-covered fleet worldwide.
Aviator Expands Market Presence With SAS Startups In Norway
Following a previously secured agreement with Scandinavian Airlines in late July 2020, Aviator Airport Alliance AB successfully launched the start-up of ground handling operations for the airline across multiple airports in Norway.
HAL Hands Over ALHs To The Indian Navy And Indian Coast Guard
During early February HAL handed over three Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH Mk III) to the Indian Navy and two ALHs to Indian Coast Guard as part of its 16 ALHs contract at the ongoing Aero India 2021.
NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover Lands Safely On Red Planet
The largest, most advanced rover NASA has sent to another world touched down on Mars. Packed with groundbreaking technology, the Mars 2020 mission launched 30 July 2020, from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. The Perseverance rover mission marks an ambitious first step in the effort to collect Mars samples and return them to Earth.
Volocopter launches campaign to bring electric air taxi services to U.S. cities
Volocopter, the German air taxi start-up and “Pioneer of Urban Air Mobility (UAM),” announced in early January this year that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had positively accepted their application for concurrent Type Certificate validation on 22 December 2020.
Off Script Instructors
We all have that yearly, sometimes twice yearly, check with an instructor. Be it a PPL renewal or a more sophisticated professional license with instrument rating review. It’s a process we must all endure to stay proficient and within the standards required.
Husky battles Cub
For years my home airport was the domain of the Piper Cub. This is, until recently when two similar Husky's joined the fleets of two separate rental companies. If, like me, you've become quite addicted to the Piper Cub you simply cannot escape any comparative research. A trained spotter has to do his best to distinguish between the two types, so how big a difference can it be for a pilot?
DHL Global Forwarding is investing R127-million in a new facility in Johannesburg
Aimed at cementing its position in South Africa, the new 13 000 m2 facility will be located within the bonded zone at Skyparks Business Estate, next to the OR Tambo International Airport.
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering, Inc. adds Cargo Director and a new Northeast office in USA
Expanding its international operations, Chapman Freeborn is growing to meet the increasing demands of the air charter sector and support existing customers in the US market.
CH-53K completes first sea trials
The CH-53K King Stallion was seen working in a modern naval environment for the first time in early January when it completed a two-week period of sea trials in the Atlantic.
The Orion Spacecraft Is Ready For Its Moon Mission
On 14 January the Orion spacecraft for NASA’s Artemis I mission was officially transferred to the space agency’s Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) team responsible for processing Orion for its launch later this year.
Extreme Flight Hooked By A Stall
Patrick McAlee, airline pilot, airshow pilot extraordinaire and owner of Extreme Flight, experienced his first flight at the tender age of five years old when his father rented an Aeronca Champ to fly to the EAA AirVenture Fly-in at OshKosh. He did a stall, which Patrick says he still remembers vividly! It both scared and hooked him at the same time!
Maldives - More Popular Than Ever
Ravaged by a tsunami the islands took eight years to recover but are now more popular than ever.
Belgium Says Goodbye To Its Loyal Workhorse
As in many other countries and air forces, the Lockheed C-130 Hercules has also been the workhorse within the Belgian Air Force for many years. This military transport aircraft has proven its value several times during numerous military missions and humanitarian deployments and was an essential part of military logistics and tactical transport within the Belgian armed forces