At Global Aviator, we’ve heard from a number of helicopter product, support and services businesses that are doing their best to keep our industry moving during this global pandemic. To ensure that operators can still access the support they need, here is a list of companies who are still open for
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
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
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
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
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
- 339 Planning for Drones at AirportsAirfield 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 BiomimicryAvian 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 DronesHacking 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 WinnWe talk with Mike Winn, a co-founder and the CEO of DroneDeploy.
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
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
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,
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
Landing multi-rotor drones smoothly is difficult. Complex turbulence is created by the airflow from each rotor bouncing off the ground as the ground grows ever closer during a descent. This turbulence is not well understood nor is it easy to compensate for, particularly for autonomous drones. That is why takeoff
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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,
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
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
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