In the world of aviation, glory and hero welcomes are reserved for brave pilots who return from battle or save lives through their skills. But many lives are carried safely across the skies of the world every day, partly because of the pilots and partly due to the efforts of the mechanics and maintenance workers that keep the aircraft in working condition. No-one ever really thinks twice about the maintenance crew while planes fly safely from one destination to another. But one mechanic was recognized for his contributions in aviation, namely Henry Anholzer.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is set to challenge an increasingly crowded marketplace with its Very Light Jet (VLJ), the Embraer Phenom 100. It is anticipated that the availability of the Phenom 100 in mid-2008 will open up the convenience of luxury private jet ownership to a broader customer base.
The HAI Heli-Expo is the largest gathering of helicopter fanatics and aviation industry members of the year. This annual event attracts hundreds of exhibitors and spectators, and with each passing year the popularity of the HAI Heli-Expo grows. The organizers of this spectacular aviation expo, HAI, or Helicopter Association International, ensure that the expo has a wide variety of stalls and activities, and that the expo is comprehensive, to cover all aspects of the helicopter and aviation industry.
In response to the increasing demand from cargo operators worldwide for a long-range, efficient, high-capacity freight airplane, in May 2005 the Boeing Company launched the Boeing 777 Freighter. Delivery of their launch order from Air France is expected to take place in the final quarter of 2008, with additional orders coming in from Emirates, Air Canada, China Southern Airlines, FedEx, GE Capital, Korean Air, Qatar and India-based cargo carriers, Flyington Freighters.
One of the mostly costly undertakings in maintaining a military aircraft is the painting of the aircraft. After a few years, or flights, the paint needs to be stripped off and the aircraft needs to be repainted. No mechanical work can be done to the aircraft during this procedure, so the mechanical and cosmetic maintenance is done separately. Not only does this take time and money, but every part of painting and repainting aircrafts has a negative effect on the environment. There is, however, a solution to the problem. It is Paintless Aircraft Technology.