Avionics

Garmin® GI 275 electronic flight instrument CDI/MFD ready for helicopter installations

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced that the GI 275 electronic flight instrument is ready for installation in select Part 27 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-registered helicopters via Field Approval. The GI 275 has completed stringent helicopter vibration and temperature testing, demonstrating it can withstand the

Business Aviation

Airline Association of South Africa

CEO, Chris Zweigenthal will be participating in the Aviation Panel Sessions at the #AfricaTomorrow virtual conference on 21 July 2020. The travel and tourism, hospitality and aviation sectors within Africa are facing challenges unlike anything that has been face before. Africa Tomorrow has been developed to unite the industry’s leaders

Military

Military aviation mishaps and deaths are declining for the first time in years

For aviation fatalities, the Pentagon reported a sharp decline across the services in 2019. Last year, a total of 13 service members died in mishaps, compared with the previous year’s 39 ― which had marked a 10-year high. The Marine Corps suffered the worst streak of fatalities, reporting eight Marines

Africa

LATAM BRAZIL ENTERS CHAPTER 11 AND GROUP FORMALISES SECOND TRANCHE OF DIP FINANCING

LATAM Airlines Group announced its formal DIP (debtor-in-possession) financing at the same time as it announced that LATAM Brazil was also entering the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process alongside its affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the United States, which filed on May 26, 2020. The airline group stated

Global Daily

The Real Story Behind the Myth of Area 51

For decades, Nevada’s Area 51 Air Force facility has represented the eye of a conspiratorial hurricane that swirls around “evidence” that aliens (and their technology) exist and are hiding behind its walls. Books, TV shows, and even massive online “raids” have tried to glimpse beyond its stark signs warning against trespassers. While

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  • 339 Planning for Drones at Airports
    Airfield design guidelines for large UAS, a guidebook for UAS threats at airports, first free flight of Airbus naval UAS, studying sea turtles and saving baby deer, fully charging drone batteries in 5 minutes, and drones fly over a nuclear power plant.
  • 338 Drones and Biomimicry
    Avian biomimicry, stadium sanitizing with a drone, a Galileo competition, a new HALE flys, drones and electromagnetic pulses, wildfire data from drones, new standards from EASA, an F-15 with a loyal wingman under its wing.
  • 337 Hacking Drones
    Hacking drones as a target and as a weapon, military drone flight over San Diego, a State-by-State drone report card, a milestone in India for civilian drones, the EHang 216 goes sightseeing, and those drone sightings in the U.S. midwest, revisited.
  • 336 DroneDeploy CEO Mike Winn
    We talk with Mike Winn, a co-founder and the CEO of DroneDeploy.

Gear

Amazon Fire HD 8 and 8 Plus

Software remains a weak point for Amazon’s tablets. FireOS, Amazon’s heavily modified version of the Android operating system, is really an OS-based version of Amazon’s website. Fire tablets are designed to sell you Amazon content, and FireOS is the means of selling that content. It never stops selling. Never. There

Politics

Lockdown level 4: Retailers selling winter clothes, limited e-commerce allowed to operate

 Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has announced a list of industries that will be re-opening on lockdown level four.  The businesses that will be allowed to operate include 50% production of factories. Retailers that sell winter clothing, bedding and linen will be allowed to operate.  Stores that sell educational products

Space

Scientists Have Pinpointed the True Center of the Solar System

It’s not where you think. Researchers are using a new software model to pinpoint the true center of the solar system. Massive, bossy Jupiter pulls the center slightly out of true with its gravity field. The true center is just outside of the sun’s surface, depending on where Jupiter is. Even without third-generation GPS technology,

Science

At 3,836 mph, which way does the air flow?

If you’ve ever been to an air show, or lived near an air force base, you’re familiar with sonic booms. These deafening noises are created by aircraft exceeding the speed of sound, roughly 767 mph. They explain, in part, why passenger airliners cruise the skies at slower and less auditorily

Business & Finance

South Africa Eyes New National Carrier From SAA Remains

We’ve all joked about how it’s impossible to kill off South African Airways, the Alitalia of the southern hemisphere. But it seems not even SAA can weather the 2020 aviation crisis. The airline had suspended all international and domestic flying in late March, and the South African Government has discontinued financial support,

Travel

Supersonic flight

For over three decades, supersonic commercial travel had been dominated by the Concorde, the only successful supersonic passenger jet. It was considered the pinnacle of luxury air travel and was known for swiftly shuttling passengers across the Atlantic in record time. Boom Supersonic is among those seeking to restore commercial

Technology

A Jetsons future? Assessing the role of flying cars in sustainable mobility

In the 1960s animated sitcom The Jetsons, George Jetson commutes to work in his family-size flying car, which miraculously transforms into a briefcase at the end of the trip. A new study of the environmental sustainability impacts of flying cars, formally known as electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, or

Cars

BMW 2020

The BMW 330e comes with a lot of interesting numbers. There are the impressive performance figures (288bhp, 0-62mph in 5.9sec). Plus there are the official economy and CO2 figures (176.6mpg, 36g/km). Those then feed into the 330e’s real trump card – and its imminent crowning as the best-selling 3 Series in the