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Toronto | A350 Landing 4K

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The award-winning all carbon fiber DA50 RG with retractable gear, an extra-large luxurious cabin and excellent payload, powered by a 300hp Continental CD-300 jet fuel engine, will please private pilots and air charter companies alike.

The DA50 RG painted in the winner design of Diamond Aircraft’s Exterior Design Competition from Kirk Smith, Digital Artist and winner of the DA50 Exterior Design Competition.

Spectacular look and easy access through the large gull wing doors and cargo door.

The extra-large luxurious cabin will please pilots and passengers alike.

The DA50 RG comes with a standard installed Garmin G1000 NXi flight deck with standard 3-axis GFC700 Automated Flight Control System (Garmin GCU 476 keypad optional)

With one of the widest, most comfortable cabins in its class, the DA50 RG spoils both pilots and passengers with everything known from the twin-engine DA62: generous front seats with adjustable backrests, a 60/40 split folding three seat second row bench, easy access through the large gull wing doors and cargo door and exceptional leg, shoulder and head room. Luxury features abound throughout, including premium interiors in several styles, colors and materials, LED interior lighting and many optional features, such as removable right-hand control stick, oxygen system, electric air conditioning, TKS de-icing system, Garmin GCU 476 keypad or a built-in tablet mount.

Source: diamondaircraft.com

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Gulfstream built more than 600 G550s since the model’s first announcement 20 years ago. Pixabay

Mark Burns said “The G550 set the standard for subsequent aircraft and the industry.” That’s not simply Burns’ opinion as Gulfstream’s president. The popular G550 in 2003 earned the aircraft’s development team the coveted Robert J. Collier Trophy, awarded annually “for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.”

The aerospace giant last week announced it had sold the final position of the G550 aircraft that’s slated for delivery in 2021. Gulfstream has to date delivered more than 600 copies of the aircraft. First announced in 2000, the G550 entered service in 2003 as the launch platform for the transformational Gulfstream PlaneView flight deck. Its range and high-altitude capabilities earned the aircraft more than 55 speed records. The G550 is capable of cruise speeds of Mach 0.90.

Burns was quick to point out that, “While manufacturing of the G550 will end, our industry-leading support of the aircraft will continue. With more than 30 company-owned and factory-authorized service centers on five continents as well as the ability to produce and procure parts, we are well-prepared to continue offering G550 owners the highest level of support.”

Source: flyingmag.com

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Bedtime in space

2019-05-24 – It’s time to get ready for bed aboard the International Space Station! CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques shows us how astronauts tuck themselves in for a good night’s sleep in space. (Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)

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This Cessna 208B Caravan is now the largest totally-electric aircraft to fly.Courtesy Magnix

Electric propulsion designer Magnix, working alongside engineering and flight test specialist AeroTEC, said the Magnix Magni/500-powered Cessna 208B Caravan they launched last week is now the largest all-electric, zero emissions, passenger or cargo aircraft ever to fly. The Caravan test bed aircraft lifted off from Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Washington, for a 30-minute flight with the Magni 750 hp electric motor that AeroTec installed to replace the airplane’s standard Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 turboprop that generates 867 shp.

The two companies said their modified Caravan confirms aircraft of this type and size can feasibly operate over short routes. They believe the electric Caravan could be ready for the marketplace by late next year. A story in the Seattle Times on Friday however, took a slightly more pragmatic look at the aircraft. “The flight does not herald the near-term introduction of all-electric, passenger-carrying Cessnas. The cabin of the plane was obstructed by two tons of lithium-ion batteries and cooling equipment, with little room for passengers. It certainly wasn’t a cabin setup that would make any sense commercially.”

Magnix also last year powered the first all-electric seaplane flight when a Magni/500 powerplant was mounted on a deHavilland Beaver owned by Vancouver, British Columbia-based Harbour Air.

Source: flyingmag.com

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The next flight-test aircraft have joined the G700 program fleet. Gulfstream Aerospace

One encouraging sign during the collective slowdown of the aviation industry in the second quarter of 2020: OEMs continue aircraft development programs—and that includes Gulfstream’s pursuit of the G700 certification. The company announced in early May that the second and third aircraft within the G700 program are now undergoing flight test. The second test platform flew on March 20, and the third took its first flight from Savannah, Georgia, on May 8.


The second test aircraft, on the March 20 flight, departed Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport and spent 2 hours and 58 minutes airborne, reaching an altitude of 45,000 ft msl and a speed of Mach 0.85. On May 8, the third test aircraft left KSAV and flew for 3 hours, 2 minutes, achieving the same altitude and speed marks as its sister ship.


The three flight-test aircraft have flown more than 100 hours since the program’s first flight on February 14. Overall, the G700 has reached a maximum altitude of 54,000 ft and a maximum speed of Mach 0.94. The current flight-test fleet is used for envelope expansion, flutter testing, flying qualities and flight control, as well as mechanical systems, flights into known icing and environmental control systems. Gulfstream also announced it had received EASA type certification on the G600 on May 11, enabling deliveries to begin for its European customers.


Source: flyingmag.com

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Seize every moment with a smooth, optimized ride. Paired with high-thrust engines, standard autothrottle and autobrake systems deliver tranquility in flight.



Our master craftspeople create your bespoke interior with premium furniture and accessories, designing your ideal space in the sky. Each configuration supports a fully equipped galley, a generous baggage compartment and an airy lavatory featuring two windows and a full-size closet.



With whisper-quiet engines and sleeping accommodations for up to five passengers, restorative rest is a given.



The G280 features the PlaneView280™ flight deck. This industry-leading technology is designed to augment situational awareness, reduce workload and boost pilot efficiency.



Our Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) allows authorized pilots to land without natural vision in low-visibility conditions, increasing access to airports and reducing go-arounds. A Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display, featuring 3D graphics of terrain and runways, further boosts pilots’ situational awareness.



Created to reimagine super-midsize performance, the G280 excels at blazing difficult trails. Certified for steep-approach operations, it makes nimble work of short runways, high-altitude airports and low-visibility conditions. Its revolutionary wing design and engine technology result in prime fuel-efficiency—reducing operating costs and supporting environmental sustainability.


Source: gulfstream.com

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Space becomes “sonified” in this visualization of a cluster of galaxies imaged by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Time flows left to right, and the frequency of sound changes from bottom to top, ranging from 30 to 1,000 hertz. Objects near the bottom of the image produce lower notes, while those near the top produce higher ones. Most of the visible specks are galaxies housing countless stars.

A few individual stars shine brightly in the foreground. Stars and compact galaxies create short, clear tones, while sprawling spiral galaxies emit longer notes that change pitch. The higher density of galaxies near the center of the image — the heart of this galaxy cluster, known as RXC J0142.9+4438 — results in a swell of mid-range tones halfway through the video.

Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys and Wide Field Camera 3 acquired this image on Aug. 13, 2018. Download this video: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/det…

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The industry’s new flagship Gulfstream G700 completed its first flight on February 14, 2020, bringing the future of aviation one step closer. The G700 delivers the most spacious, innovative and flexible cabin in the industry, plus all-new, high-thrust Rolls-Royce engines and the award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck™.



Authorized operators may increase their access to airports by using our Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) with dual head-up displays to land. Other key safety features include our award-winning Predictive Landing Performance System.



The award-winning Symmetry Flight Deck features the safety of active control sidesticks. Intuitive touch-screen avionics, paired with Phase-of-Flight™ intelligence, reduce both pilot workload and aircraft start-up time.


Maximum Range1

7,500 nm

High-Speed Cruise

Mach 0.90

Long-Range Cruise

Mach 0.85

Maximum Operating Mach Number (Mmo)

Mach 0.925

Takeoff Distance (SL, ISA, MTOW)

6,250 ft

Initial Cruise Altitude

41,000 ft

Maximum Cruise Altitude

51,000 ft



Web: gulfstream.com

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JustPlanes on the flight deck of the SAS SCANDINAVIAN Airbus A320neo for 4 flights across Europe. Here we’re on our way from Split Croatia to Stockholm Sweden and this videos shows parts of the approach and landing at Arlanda Airport. The complete film is nearly 5 hours long!

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In response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, ESA’s Directorate of Navigation has shifted to teleworking while also ensuring the continuity of essential tasks, in particular the continued delivery of positioning, navigation, and timing services of the European satellite navigation system Galileo and the augmentation system EGNOS.

Priority has been given to ensure continued operations of both EGNOS and Galileo, so  the ESA Navigation Directorate has been supporting the European Global Navigation Satellite System Agency, GSA – the operator of Galileo and EGNOS, on behalf of the European Commission. .

In addition to ensuring business continuity in critical areas, the team is maintaining constant contact with the various stakeholders and several measures have been taken as follows:

  • The first two satellites of Galileo’s Batch 3 are currently based at the ESTEC Test Centre in the Netherlands, for engineering tests ahead of launch. This test campaign has been suspended, based on the medical advice that too high a concentration of people would be needed on-site if testing were to continue.
  • These stored satellites are being monitored by staff visiting ESTEC every few days, to verify that all is in order.
  • Other Galileo-related testing continues with the aim of supporting future launches. ESTEC-based lifetime testing of the next set of rubidium atomic clocks is set to continue, involving on-site monitoring every few days.


In addition, the Directorate team has shifted to teleworking, using video and audio-conferences to continue meetings with the industries involved and thereby minimise the impact on the deliveries of EGNOS upgrades, Galileo Batch 3 satellites, and the preparatory work for Galileo Second Generation.

The navigation R&D projects undertaken under the Directorate’s Navigation Innovation and Support Programme (NAVISP) are continuing although at a somewhat slower pace, given the crisis. So are the Satellite Navigation projects financed by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and which develop future technology for the EU satellite navigation projects.


Source: http:/.esa.int/Applications/Navigation/ESA_s_Navigation_Directorate_supporting_EGNOS_and_Galileo_services_continuity

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New regional airliner is nearly 10 years behind its original schedule.

The Mitsubishi SpaceJet was originally known as the MRJ.Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced on March 18, 2020, that the first Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 (FTV10)—in its final, certifiable baseline configuration—had successfully completed its maiden flight from the Prefectural Nagoya Airport in Japan. The crew performed basic aircraft performance tests during a two-hour flight conducted over the Pacific Ocean. With the completion of this first flight, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation is prepared to enter the final phase of certification flight testing for Japan’s first commercial jet. Hiroyoshi Takase, one of the test airplane’s captains, said, “The aircraft delivered on expectations and handled just as I anticipated.”


In coming weeks Mitsubishi Aircraft plans to continue flight tests on FTV10 in Nagoya, as well as prepare for the ferry flight to Moses Lake Flight Test Center (MFC) to join the remainder of the Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 test fleet for the final phase of type-certification flight test. The original Mitsubishi jet was scheduled for certification back in 2013. Numerous delays have pushed the aircraft’s entry into service to sometime in late 2021 or early 2022.


Source: flyingmag.com

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NASA Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada guides this tour of the rover’s view of the Martian surface.

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FlightSmart can be used on a variety of civil and military simulators.Flight Safety International

LaGuardia, New York-based Flight Safety International, in collaboration with IBM, yesterday unveiled a new, fully-integrated training tool called FlightSmart that employs artificial intelligence and machine learning to evaluate a pilot’s ability as they perform critical tasks and maneuvers during all phases of flight. The new product is an attempt to leave qualitative-based instruction behind in favor of evidence- and competency-based training.

Instructors using FlightSmart will now have a comprehensive understanding of a pilot’s strengths and weaknesses through access to real-time data, which objectively measures performance using advanced analytics and data collection from virtually any training medium.


FlightSmart delivers important feedback to trainees and instructors in an easy-to-understand format.Flight Safety International

FlightSmart uses that training data to create a customized corrective action training path that addresses identified deficiencies. Instructors will also proactively address deficiencies by optimizing a pilot’s training curriculum that focuses on areas that need improvement rather than repetitive actions rooted in a fixed syllabus. FSI said FlightSmart provides a solid foundation for adaptive learning and student-specific insights and is ideal for use during training of new and experienced pilots operating both commercial and military aircraft.


FlightSafety also said it received a contract for FlightSmart from the United States Air Force Air Education and Training Command (AETC) for implementation at Columbus Air Force Base on 16 T-6A training devices, including initial and operational flight trainers with options to expand to other Air Education and Training Command bases that operate the aircraft. The use of FlightSmart is expected to one day include aircraft maintenance technicians, operators of unmanned systems, and others.


Source: flyingmag.com

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Garmin’s avionics suite will be standard on the Bombardier Learjet 75 Liberty.

Bombardier’s new Learjet 75 Liberty in flight.Bombardier Business Aircraft


Bombardier Business Aircraft announced this week that the FAA has now certified the latest update to the popular Garmin G5000 avionics suite aboard Learjet aircraft. The upgrade will be incorporated on new Learjet aircraft deliveries and will be available as a retrofit in early 2020 for in-service Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft. The updated suite will also be a standard feature on Bombardier’s newest Learjet, the Learjet 75 Liberty.


The improvements to Garmin’s G5000 avionics suite are in perfect alignment with Bombardier’s mission of its continuing commitment to “maintaining positive momentum” for the legendary Learjet product line. The company stated that current Learjet customers are happy to have access to the newest flight deck technology, and the arrival of the Learjet 75 Liberty is “generating a lot of interest on the light jet market. If all activities stay on track, the timeline surrounding the Learjet 75 Liberty includes entry-into-service in mid 2020.”


Garmin’s updated G5000 avionics suite brings many workload-reducing improvements to the business aircraft flight deck, including climb, cruise, and descent vertical navigation, enhanced take-off and landing performance calculations and much more. FANS 1/A+, which enables access to the most efficient and favorable routes, will also be offered as an option. “This update will ensure readiness for modernized airspace requirements and deliver efficiency gains that are expected to lower direct operating costs,” Bombardier said. “Pilots will also benefit from a vast array of wireless connectivity features, including two-way flight plan transfers between compatible apps and avionics, available thanks to Garmin’s Flight Stream 510 solution.”



More info: https://www.flyingmag.com/story/aircraft/learjet-liberty-avionics-certification/?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email

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The all-electric VTOL is designed to take off and land quietly.

The all-electric VTOL is designed to take off and land quietly. Joby Aviation


Joby Aviation has earned its latest financial infusion from Toyota Motor Corporation in the development of its all-electric VTOL aircraft. Toyota plans to “share expertise in manufacturing, quality and cost controls” during the development of the “quiet” eVTOL aircraft, according to a company press release. Toyota has invested $394 million as a lead investor in the Series C financing announced by Joby on January 15, 2020.


“Air transportation has been a long-term goal for Toyota, and while we continue our work in the automobile business, this agreement sets our sights to the sky,” says Toyota Motor Corporation President and CEO Akio Toyoda. “As we take up the challenge of air transportation together with Joby, an innovator in the emerging eVTOL space, we tap the potential to revolutionize future transportation and life.”


The tranche is part of a larger investment package of $590 million in Series C financing in concert with prior investors to the program, including SPARX Group, Intel Capital, Capricorn Investment Group, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, and AME Cloud Ventures. New investors include Baillie Gifford and Global Oryx (ALJ family’s investment arm). The investment brings the total to $720 million to support efforts to use the aircraft to bring an air-taxi service to fruition.


The company is undergoing certification testing following the first flight of the aircraft last year. The current prototype is a piloted, 5-seat VTOL aircraft also designed for efficient forward flight. The company projects it will fly at speeds up to 200 mph and at a range of 150 miles on a charge. A key feature lies in its silence—designed to be nearly so during takeoff and landing in order to operate in noise-sensitive areas. The flights are taking place in Santa Cruz, California, where the company, in part, is based.



Source: flyingmag.com

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