London Southend Airport has been ranked ‘good’ in the annual Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) review of accessibility at UK airports for disabled passengers and those with mobility restrictions.
Three AW169s and one GrandNew helicopter sold to VIP operators in Brazil
Nearly 20 AW169s have been ordered in Brazil to date
Leonardo’s leading position in executive transport market, with 50 percent share in the global multiengine segment, extends as a result of product advantages
Rome, 11 August 2017 – Leonardo announced today that further orders from Brazilian executive operators have strengthened the company’s position in country and worldwide as a leading provider of corporate and VIP helicopters.
Image: Sophie and Rav – Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2016
NEW AWARD, NEW JUDGE, NEW VENUE…SAME POPULAR HOSTS
The Association of Air Ambulances has announced that BBC News journalist Sophie Long and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding will once again host this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence on 13 November in London.
NASA Television to Air Six-Hour Spacewalk at International Space Station
Two Russian cosmonauts will venture outside the International Space Station Thursday, Aug. 17, to deploy several nanosatellites, collect research samples and perform structural maintenance. Coverage of the spacewalk will begin at 10 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse
On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be featured during the live four-hour broadcast Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA.
August 12, 2017 (JST) Today's Launch Cancellation, H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 Encapsulating MICHIBIKI No. 3 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and JAXA have decided to cancel today's launch of H-IIA Launch Vehicle No. 35 (H-IIA F35) which encapsulates MICHIBIKI No. 3, Quasi-Zenith Satellite System; Geostationary Orbit Satellite. http://adn.firetrench.com H-IIA F35 launch was originally scheduled on August 12, 2017 but has been cancelled due to the necessity of additional examinations around rocket propulsion system. Schedule update will be available on this page once completed. Reference: MHI Launch Services http://h2a.mhi.co.jp/en/index.html H-IIA Launch Vehicle http://global.jaxa.jp/projects/rockets/h2a/ Quashi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) http://qzss.go.jp/en/ URL: http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2017/08/20170812_h2af35.html Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. National Research and Development Agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
After assessing the quickest to market volantor model, it was determined that the Neuera Firefly is the best initial choice. The reasons for this are as follows:
There is an immediate need for a volantor that can extract someone from the side of a high rise in case of a fire. This need is universal throughout the world.
An aircraft that can save lives in this high-profile application will get preferential treatment in the approval process.
The compact size also makes other rescue missions possible (diameter 9ft versus 40 ft. in a helicopter).
The Neuera 200, which is close to flight test stage can be used to seek FAA approval. Since both vehicles use essentially the same engines, flight control system, and very similar airframe, this will speed up the FAA flight approval process for the Firefly.
The Neuera 200, Neuera Firefly, Skycar® 100 and Skycar 200 all fall within a weight category that has the potential to be FAA certified (following FAA approval) under a subcategory of the light sports aviation (LSA) category. This would greatly speed up and reduce the cost of FAA certification.
The cost of FAA approval for both the Neuera 200 and Firefly should be less than $1,000,000.
Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1 Communications Satellite Moves to Final Assembly
DENVER, Aug. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A team of engineers and technicians at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has completed the integration of the company’s first modernized A2100 satellite. The spacecraft, known as Hellas-Sat-4/SaudiGeoSat-1, now moves into final assembly and testing, on track for launch in the second quarter of 2018.