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IATA Promotes Aviation Safety IATA Promotes Aviation Safety

April 15, 2014 by  

With more than 470 international organizations submitting data, and participation from over 90% of IATA member carriers, the Global Aviation Data Management (GADM) initiative aims to provide the aviation industry with a comprehensive airline operational database to facilitate a proactive approach in analyzing trends and managing risks. At the recent... [Read more]

Historic Aviator Harriet Quimby Historic Aviator Harriet Quimby

April 1, 2014 by  

Born in Arcadia, Michigan, on May 11, 1875, Harriet Quimby became the first woman in the United States to be awarded a pilot’s license in 1911. On April 16, 1912, she became the first woman to successfully pilot an airplane across the English Channel – an event which earned her the moniker of “America’s First Lady of the Air”.... [Read more]

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Visit the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona Visit the Pima Air & Space Museum in Arizona

March 18, 2014 by  

Located at the Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson, Arizona, the Pima Air & Space Museum is home to nearly 300 aircraft, as well as the Arizona Aviation Hall of Fame. The museum is closely associated with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), keeper of the largest aircraft preservation and storage facility in the world, often... [Read more]

The Airbus Beluga Super Transporter The Airbus Beluga Super Transporter

March 4, 2014 by  

With production centers in a number of different locations throughout Europe, each specializing in the manufacture of sections of aircraft which are later assembled, Airbus needs reliable methods of transport between its various factories. For twenty years the Airbus A300-600ST (Super Transporter) has played a major role in this transport network. Airbus... [Read more]

Airplanes vs Cars on Energy Efficiency Airplanes vs Cars on Energy Efficiency

February 18, 2014 by  

According to a recent report by the International Air Transport Association, the number of airplane passengers is likely to grow by a third in the next four years, to 3.9 billion. As more and more people travel greater distances, often as a matter of routine, the issue of energy efficiency of different modes of transport has been investigated by the... [Read more]

Electric Taxi Service for Airplanes Electric Taxi Service for Airplanes

February 4, 2014 by  

In the ongoing quest to cut costs, as well as reduce air and noise pollution, the aviation industry has been looking at using electric-powered vehicles to tow airplanes to a holding area at the start of the runway in preparation for takeoff. During this process, the airplane’s engines would be off, thereby reducing pollution, and cutting fuel... [Read more]

Drone Development Moves Ahead Drone Development Moves Ahead

January 21, 2014 by  

As the controversy regarding unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as unmanned aircraft systems or drones, for commercial use continues, the development of drones moves ahead unabated, with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announcing its approval of six locations to carry out drone research, three of which are universities – the University... [Read more]

EAA Young Eagles Take Flight EAA Young Eagles Take Flight

January 7, 2014 by  

Since starting in 1992, the EAA Young Eagles program has given more than 1.6 million young people the opportunity to experience the thrill of flight, and continues to extend an invitation to anyone between the ages of 8 and 17 years to apply to join the ranks of EAA Young Eagles. More than 42,000 pilots in over 90 different countries are registered... [Read more]