Physics

July 28, 2011 - 1:40pm

Aircraft auxiliary power units (APUs) can now remain on while radiation checks are conducted on aircraft entering the country, as long as the exhaust vents for those units are eight feet above the ground or higher. NBAA said the shutdown requirement emerged when Customs agents began screening all aircraft arriving in the U.S. using radiation isotope identifier devices, causing “significant ground delays.”

July 27, 2011 - 10:40am

A coalition of FBOs and fuel distributors who sell leaded avgas in California has filed a lawsuit against the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and the state’s Attorney General in response to a planned lawsuit announced in May over the sale and use of leaded aviation gasoline.

June 29, 2011 - 3:23am

PPG Industries’ aerospace business has introduced a chromate-free coating that, according to the Pittsburgh-based coatings specialist, “reduces environmental impact, lowers aircraft weight and provides a smooth, glossy and highly durable finish.”

June 29, 2011 - 3:20am

As growing numbers of business jets include refrigerator/freezers as part of galley equipment, new products are introduced to enhance the dining experience.

June 23, 2011 - 3:17am

Raytheon revealed a hyperspectral sensor, which has been adapted to the MQ-1 Predator UAV, at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday. The airborne cueing and exploitation system hyperspectral (Aces HY) is believed to be the first such sensor to enter series production for a tactical airborne platform.

June 22, 2011 - 10:30am

NVision, manufacturer of a non-contact measurement and scanning systems, touts its products as valuable in identifying parts variances and settling legal disputes.

June 20, 2011 - 8:05pm

Gulfstream Aerospace has chosen Securaplane’s lithium-ion battery as standard equipment on its new G650 business jet. The multi-million-dollar deal marks the first time a Gulfstream aircraft will feature the technology, proven some 50-percent lighter than conventional NiCad or lead-acid batteries and carrying a higher energy density.

June 13, 2011 - 8:08am

Most of the time, business aviation makes air travel painless and trouble-free. That’s what you’re paying for and that’s why you love it.

April 30, 2011 - 4:40am

Identifying traditionally covert symptoms of fatigue has always been difficult. But Boeing and Jeppesen have developed an iPhone app–CrewAlert–designed to function as a human fatigue early-warning system of sorts before fatigue-induced inattention causes an accident.

 
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