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2014-08-07 12:20:41

DORVAL,QC, Aug. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (A12Q0161) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a landing approach below the optimum approach slope at a low speed and high descent rate led to the hard landing and fuselage strike of a de Havilland DHC-8-301 at the Gaspé Airport on 10 September 2012. There were no injuries to the 32 passengers and 3 crew members, but the aircraft sustained significant damage to its rear...

2014-08-05 23:03:27

Increase in air traffic, increase in passenger travel growth rate, and new aircraft orders are the factors which are driving the growth of the market. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-landing-gear-undercarriage-7156365734.html (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 The European aircraft landing gear systems market under commercial aviation was $1691.4 million in 2013, and it is expected to reach $2073.6 million by 2018 at a CAGR of 3.45%. Europe has the highest concentration of...

2014-08-05 23:02:30

The market size for the aircraft Landing Gear & Undercarriage market shows an increase over the forecasted period and will continue to be a fast evolving market. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-landing-gear-undercarriage-4129610225.html (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 The North American aircraft landing gear systems market under commercial aviation is estimated at $1,550.8 million in 2013, and it is expected to reach $2,022.2 million by 2018 at a CAGR of 4.52%....

2014-01-21 08:20:13

DUBLIN, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k6z9ml/landing_gear_and) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Landing Gear & Undercarriage Market - Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k6z9ml/landing_gear_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Aircraft Landing Gear System is a major component...

Honeybees Teach Scientists How To Build Better Robot Aircraft
2013-10-29 19:17:16

[ Watch the Video: Bees Inspire Landing Technology For Robotic Plans ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Honeybees are inspiring scientists at Australia’s Vision Centre to help build a robot aircraft. Bees are able to land anywhere with amazing precision and grace, and this skill could soon be included in future aircraft. Scientists found that honeybees are able to control their flight speed in time for a perfect touchdown without needing to know how fast they...

2012-02-10 08:00:00

Just a few weeks ago, when Nathaniel Hand turned 17, all he could think about was getting his license-not his driver´s license, but his pilot´s license. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) February 10, 2012 Just a few weeks ago, when Nathaniel Hand turned 17, all he could think about was getting his license-not his driver´s license, but his pilot´s license. Nathaniel started taking flying lessons at age 14, when he sat on an extra seat cushion so he could see out of the...

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2009-08-19 14:35:46

A group of pilots in Greece on Wednesday urged for the banning of laser pens during landings, citing an increased threat of momentary blindness during landing. "It usually happens during night-time landings, Grigoris Constantellos, the president of the Civil Aviation Pilots' Union told the Greek daily Kathimerini newspaper. "When a plane comes in for landing, the lights in the cockpit are dimmed so the pilots can see the runway. Their pupils are dilated so if a laser is shone in their eyes...

2009-06-22 13:33:26

An 83-year-old pilot who landed his damaged single-engine Hummelbird plane on a busy South Florida expressway said it was a perfect landing. Ralph Squeglia, 83, said he aimed for the Sawgrass Expressway near Miami after clipping the homemade plane's left wing on a light pole Sunday and guided the aircraft to the ground while carefully dodging cars, WTVJ-TV, Miami, reported Monday. It was a perfect landing, said Squeglia, who has been flying planes since 1944. However, he said there were some...

2009-03-12 09:00:00

STRATFORD, Conn., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the successful demonstration of technology designed to enable safer helicopter landings in blinding conditions including brownouts. Sikorsky and its Sandblaster project teammates, including Honeywell International and Sierra Nevada Corp., performed the demonstrations at the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), AMRDEC at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. Sikorsky is a subsidiary...

2009-03-02 06:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the general aviation market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Safe Flight Instrument Corporation with the 2008 North American Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation of the Year Award. Safe Flight manufactures devices such as the stall warning system that makes flying safer and more intuitive. This alarm sounds a warning when airflow over the wings has slowed to a critical level and a stall is imminent....


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