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Borajet Airlines Signs GE OnPoint Solution and TRUEngine Agreements for CF34 Engines
Borajet Airlines signed a five-year OnPointSM solution agreement for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the airline's CF34-10E engines that power its five Embraer E190 aircraft. The agreement is valued at about more than $30 million over the life of the agreement. Along with the OnPoint solution agreement, GE awarded Borajet Airlines its TRUEngine designation for its CF34-10E engine fleet.
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Manufacturing anomalies led to helicopter engine power loss in Canada
PR Newswire via Aviation Pros
In its investigation report released recently, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada found that a Kamov Ka-32 helicopter operated by VIH Helicopters Ltd. suffered an engine power loss due to anomalies in engine components that were not detected by quality control during engine manufacture and assembly. On Aug. 4, 2013, a Kamov Ka-32 helicopter was carrying out forest fire suppression operations near Bella Coola, British Columbia, Canada, using a water bucket on a long line.
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Veteran pilot safely lands plane on its 'belly'
The Missourian
Veteran Lonedell pilot Allen Berkbiegler said Thursday afternoon's emergency landing at Sullivan Airport was "really no big deal," even though he had no rear gear to assist him. The 22-year pilot made a safe but hard landing and escaped uninjured. The plane also sustained only minor damage. "It was just like a hard landing, really no big deal," Berkbiegler told The Missourian shortly after the incident. "It ended up fine."
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BASF provides light weight solution for noise reduction in aircraft
BASF Corporation America
BASF Aerospace Materials responds to rising demands for improved noise reduction with the easy to install lightweight Basotect® UL melamine foam for thermal and acoustic insulation in sidewall panels and bulkhead structures. Basotect is a flexible, open cell foam with high sound absorbing capacity, good thermal insulation properties and an ultra-low density of 6 g/l (0.37 lb/ft3).
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Whether a refurb?
Not surprisingly, as the rate of price increases for new airplanes left the rate of inflation in the dust, the business of giving new life to aging airplanes became a growth industry. The last 20 years has shown that there is a demand for general aviation airplanes, however, that demand has also been shown to be price elastic. As prices have shot up, deliveries have fallen. A new, glass Cessna T206 costs north of $600,000. A good-condition 206, with decent IFR avionics, built a year or two prior to the 1987 production hiatus can be picked up for under $200,000.
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Eaton's revolutionary digital fuel gauging technology selected for Gulfstream's all-new G500 and G600 business jets
Digital fuel quantity measurement technology developed by power management company Eaton is a revolutionary step ahead in aircraft fuel gauging and will be featured on the all-new family of G500 and G600 business jets recently announced by Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. In addition to delivering superior accuracy, Eaton's digital technology significantly improves reliability, safety and weight savings and is an affordable retrofit solution to update analog systems.
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Bearhawk LSA to make Sebring debut
General Aviation News
The Bearhawk Aircraft LSA will make a first-time visit to the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida. The aircraft is the first Bearhawk LSA to be completed from a Quick Build kit. It will be on static display at the show and demonstration flights will be available. Bearhawk Aircraft owner Mark Goldberg completed the first Bearhawk LSA as a Quick Build kit.
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Magnificent men and their flying machines
Marlborough Express
New Zealand's oldest aeroplane, one of its newest and some of the world's rarest will bring aviation alive in Masterton. More than 30,000 people are expected to spend looking skyward at the ninth biennial Wings Over Wairarapa airshow at Hood Aerodrome. Director Tom Williams said it would feature flights by extremely rare aircraft, some never before put on public display, from "the world's biggest World War I collection", the Peter Jackson-backed The Vintage Aviator Ltd in Kilbirnie.
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How lasers will help make planes quieter and more fuel-efficient
WIRED via Aviation Pros
Over the past century, the airplane has revolutionized the way we travel and do business, and made enormous technological advances. But modern jetliners burn gobs of fuel and are still loud, especially if you live near an airport flight path. So plane manufacturers — with extra encouragement from government regulators — are always on the lookout for ways to make their aircraft quieter and more efficient.
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To save money, Washington builds copters from surplus parts (The Seattle Times)
GE's Passport engine for Bombardier Global 7000/8000 begins flight-testing on historic 747 (Aviation Pros)
California flying club named to Top 10 flight schools list (General Aviation News)
Machida to offer hands-on demonstrations with helicopter engines at HAI (Machida Inc. via Aviation Pros)

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