Pitot tube

July 9, 2012 - 3:11pm

On July 5 the French BEA (Bureau d’Enquetes et d’Analyses) released its much anticipated final report on

July 5, 2012 - 3:53pm

France’s aviation accident investigation bureau (BEA) released its final report on the June 1, 2009 Air France Flight 447 Airbus A330 accident today.

May 18, 2012 - 4:48pm
J-20

Observers at the 611 Institute airfield at Chengdu were treated to the first glimpses of the long-predicted second prototype (2002) of the Chengdu J-20 stealthy fighter early this month. In the days that followed the aircraft undertook a number of high-speed taxi trials, culminating in a first flight on May 16. Days before, the first prototype (2001) is reported to have deployed to the Chinese flight-test establishment at Yanliang near the city of Xian, signaling the beginning of a new phase of flight trials.

October 10, 2011 - 4:25pm

Avionics manufacturer Aerosonic (Booth No. C13225) received a new purchase order from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) this summer to supply air data systems for T-50 Golden Eagle jet trainers sold to Indonesia, Korea’s first T-50 export customer.

June 21, 2011 - 8:52pm

L-3’s Avionics Systems (Static F 186) continues its success in the field of providing electronic standby instrument systems (ESIS) with further selections of the company’s products for high-profile aircraft programs.

December 10, 2010 - 6:14am
Although the BEA has identified jammed pitot tubes as a contributing factor i...

The effort to find out what happened to Air France Flight 447 on June 1, 2009 seemed all but over in France, when the government announced the launch of a fourth search campaign and the airline pointed a finger of responsibility at Airbus. All 228 aboard the Airbus A330-200 flying from Rio to Paris died when it crashed into the South Atlantic.

December 1, 2010 - 6:55am

The lawyer representing Air France in the June 1, 2009, Airbus A330 accident case has transmitted to the investigating magistrate in France a memorandum that endeavors to demonstrate the carrier did its best to rectify problems with its fleet’s pitot speed probes when they appeared in 2008. In the document, Airbus appears slow to answer Air France’s requests for fixing the issue.

November 30, 2010 - 5:20am

JetTech of Littleton, Colo., said it is developing a glass-panel upgrade for the Cessna Citation 501/551 series based on the Garmin G600. The $62,900 upgrade kit will include the cockpit displays, an air-data interface unit, pre-cut instrument panel, pitot-static plumbing and fittings, wiring harness and solid-state AHRS, the company said. JetTech plans to begin installations once it has obtained the FAA STC for the installation.

September 28, 2010 - 5:59am

Comments submitted to the docket in response to the FAA’s proposal for new icing certification regulations range from self-serving promotion of new inventions to carefully considered suggestions about how to improve icing safety after decades of study and hundreds of fatalities.

April 20, 2010 - 12:25pm

The FAA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would revise the requirement for function and reliability (F&R) flight testing to include turbine-powered airplanes with an mtow of less than 6,000 pounds.

 
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