Tools

May 2, 2013 - 12:10am
Deohako’s iPad mini mounting system lets pilots mount the device on the windshield, shown, or yoke (for some airplanes).  The case can also be used as a kneeboard.

Deohako’s iPad mounting system offers a solid and secure method of protecting and attaching iPads in the cockpit. But the Austin, Texas-based company’s iPad mini product needs some refinements to make it more suitable for cockpits.

August 29, 2012 - 11:30am

A proposed airworthiness directive for certain Cessna 525 air conditioning (A/C) compressor motors was prompted by reports of smoke and/or fire in the tailcone. The AD requires inspection of the number of hours on the A/C compressor hour meter, inspection of the logbook and replacement of the brushes or deactivation of the system until replacement of the brushes. When the brush wears down, the rivet in the brush contacts the commutator, causing sparks and excessive heat build-up within the motor assembly.

June 29, 2011 - 8:30am

Brush and Clean, a Fort Lauderdale manufacturer of commercial carpet and upholstery dry cleaning systems, has announced Hybrid Pro, a carpet and hard-floor cleaner designed for aviation. It comes in two models, the Hybrid Pro 25 and 45, both designed around counter-rotating brushes to scrub and lift dirt, grime and cleaning compound “to instantly produce dry, clean surfaces.”

July 1, 2009 - 7:19am

Dassault Falcon 50, Asheville, N.C., Nov. 24, 2008–The pilot’s failure to

July 23, 2007 - 10:32am

A pair of submissions to NBAA’s Air Mail Internet forum underscore the importance of preflight awareness. A Challenger crew taxiing for takeoff from an unattended airport received a radio call (from an unspecified hero) alerting them to a potentially dangerous situation. Unable to remove the small-airplane chock from behind one of the mainwheels, the crew had moved the front chock out of the way and started up.

November 9, 2006 - 11:01am

The FAA is not formally investigating a ramp accident that took place September 20 at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, during which an unattended Falcon 900EX rolled through the airport fence and onto Tropicana Avenue.

 
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