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VisionAir participants don’t even need to be pilots themselves. Cirrus Aircraft

Cirrus Aircraft’s new VisionAir program plans to make the ownership of a new single-engine Vision Jet a complete turnkey operation designed especially for people who might be new to owning a turbine aircraft, or might not even be pilots. But VisionAir is more than simply covering the tricky parts of aircraft ownership like maintenance and hangar issues. With VisionAir, Cirrus Aircraft promises to take care of all the details, from preparing the aircraft for flight to rolling out the red carpet for passengers and even stocking the owner’s favorite refreshments onboard. Cirrus says it delivered its 200th Vision Jet last month.

More info: flyingmag.com

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The Phenom 300MED is the latest mission-specific iteration of the 300 series. Embraer Executive Jets

In a week of updates for the company, Embraer unveiled a medevac version of the Phenom 300 series—aptly called the Phenom 300MED—on August 4, and it presented its second-quarter financial results on August 5.

Embraer talked to Flying about the proposed medevac model during our flight test of the newest 300E back in March—and the latest announcement brings this effort to fruition. The version had Embraer joining forces with umlaut and Aerolite to develop a series of configurations that allow for use of one or two stretchers, as well as the capability to carry an incubator and additional medical equipment on board. The custom, hospital-grade interior fittings will be installed by Embraer’s Services & Support group. With an aircraft pressurization level that features a 6,600-ft maximum cabin altitude, the 300 series looks to be well-positioned to keep patients more comfortable. The STC will be available for existing Phenom 300s as well.

More info: flyingmag.com

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Daher’s HomeSafe uses an iteration of Garmin’s Autoland system. Daher/Airborne Films

French aircraft maker Daher says new TBM 940s rolling off the assembly line in Tarbes, France, will now be equipped with the HomeSafe system, which allows the aircraft to automatically locate a suitable airport and conduct an instrument approach to a safe landing should the pilot become incapacitated. The new HomeSafe system—that simultaneously received both FAA and EASA certification last week—is an iteration of Garmin’s Autoland emergency landing system. The company says new 940s already delivered this year will be upgraded at TBM service centers. HomeSafe is also available as a retrofit to earlier 940 aircraft at a cost of $85,000.

Daher says, “The system is activated manually by an easily recognizable orange button atop the cockpit instrument panel, or semi-automatically if the Emergency Descent Mode has been engaged. The [HomeSafe] software integrates weather and terrain information to select the best airport for landing taking into account aircraft fuel range and runway length. During the landing rollout, HomeSafe will simultaneously activate the landing gear and brakes and shut down the engine.”

Source: flyingmag.com

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Citation Latitude

 

Powered by twin Pratt & Whitney PW306D1 FADEC-controlled turbofan engines deliver the Citation Latitude’s impressive performance.

 

Citation Latitude

 

A bold distinction of the Black Edition Interior commands attention with a strong, confident flow with handsome espresso toned veneers, luxurious satin black leather, with mesh textured embossing.

 

Citation Latitude

 

Citation Latitude

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Citation Latitude

 

The Citation Latitude flight deck, centered around Garmin™ G5000™ avionics, is designed to provide pilots with the comfort and information they need for a reliable and efficient flight.

Pilots can take command of the aircraft’s robust navigation, traffic, surveillance and communications systems with ease. In addition, the integrated flight management system provides extensive navigation and flight-planning as well as en route, takeoff and landing performance information.

 
 
Citation Latitude

Dimensions

Length 62 ft 3 in (18.97 m)
Height 20 ft 11 in (6.38 m)
Wingspan 72 ft 4 in (22.05 m)
Wing Area 543 sq ft (50.4 sq m)
Wing Sweep 16.3 degrees
Wheelbase 27 ft (8.23 m)
Tread 10 ft (3.05 m)

Cabin Interior

Height 72 in (1.83 m)
Width 77 in (1.96 m)
Length 21 ft 9 in (6.63 m)
Maximum Passengers 9

Baggage Capacity

Weight 1,245 lb (564.7 kg)
Volume 127 cu ft (3.6 cu m)

Weights

Maximum Ramp Weight 31,050 lb (14,084 kg)
Maximum Takeoff Weight 30,800 lb (13,971 kg)
Maximum Landing Weight 27,575 lb (12,508 kg)
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight 21,200 lb (9,616 kg)
Usable Fuel Weight 11,394 lb (5,168 kg)
Usable Fuel Volume 1,700 gal (6,435 l)
Basic Operating Weight 18,656 lb (8,462 kg)
Useful Load 12,394 lb (5,622 kg)
Maximum Payload 2,544 lb (1,154 kg)
Full Fuel Payload 1,000 lb (454 kg)

Performance

Maximum Cruise Speed 446 ktas (826 km/h)
Maximum Range 2,850 nm (5,278 km)
Takeoff Field Length 3,580 ft (1,091 m)
Landing Distance 2,480 ft (756 m)
Maximum Operating Altitude 45,000 ft (13,716 m)
Maximum Climb Rate N/A
Maximum Limit Speed 0.80 Mach (0.80 Mach)

Powerplant

Manufacturer Pratt & Whitney
Model PW306D1
Thrust 5,907 lb (26.28 kN)

 

 
 
Web: cessna.txtav.com/en/citation/latitude

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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.

Performance

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.

Galileo

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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