Category Archives: Air Force

New FAA Airline and Airport Surveillance and Security Program Announced Today

Today the FAA announced an innovative new FAA airline and airport surveillance and security program in partnership with NOAA, DoD, and DHS.  A team has been comprised of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of..

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Will Your Aviation Training Be Winter Ready?

Will Your Aviation Training Be Winter Ready? September 30, 2016 – Winter is approaching quickly and the U.S. airports, airline flight crews, dispatchers, general aviation pilots, air traffic controllers, and manufacturers will begin using new Takeoff and Landing Performance Assessment (TALPA) methods..

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TRU Simulation and Training Expands ProFlight Pilot Training Facility

TRU Simulation and Training Expands ProFlight Pilot Training Facility – TRU Simulation + Training Inc. has entered phase II of its expansion plan for its Pilot Training Center in Lutz, Florida. Phase I was completed in 2015 when 15,000 square..

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New Small Drone Rules Start Today

WASHINGTON – New Small Drone Rules Start Today. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the implementation of the first operational rules for routine non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or..

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FAA Drone Knowledge Test Starts August 29, 2016!

Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule: FAA’s Drone Knowledge Test! A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)..

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FAA Administrator Talks Safety and Innovation at EAA AirVenture Air Show

FAA Administrator Talks Safety and Innovation at EAA AirVenture Air Show Speaking before a diverse general aviation audience at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta underscored the importance of government and industry collaboration and..

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FAA Awards NextGen Contract to Lockheed Martin

July 6, 2015 FAA Awards NextGen Contract to Lockheed Martin – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin worth $344 million to develop and implement a new NextGen technology that will improve the efficiency of departures and arrivals,..

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WHAT DOES HUMAN FACTORS MEAN?

WHAT DOES HUMAN FACTORS MEAN? Human factors and ergonomics is the “fit” between the user, equipment and their environments, describing the user’s capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, functions, information and the environment suit each user. To assess the..

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What are the DOT and FAA Rules for Drone Systems?

WASHINGTON –  What are the DOT and FAA Rules for Drone Systems? Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways..

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Which US Aerospace Company Manufactured Global Hawk Surveillance Drone?

Which US Aerospace Company Manufactured Global Hawk Surveillance Drone? The Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk is an unmanned (UAV) surveillance aircraft initially designed by Ryan Aeronautical (now part of Northrop Grumman), and known as Tier II+ during the development process...

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Simulation Training Company and SIMCOM New Training Center

Simulation Training Company and SIMCOM New Training Center Simulation Training Company and SIMCOM Aviation Training have announced a collaboration to open a general and business aviation training center near Paris, France. The training center will be branded SIMCOM Aviation Training..

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Why is the FAA Planning Low-Level Flight Inspections Near DC Airport?

Why is the FAA Planning Low-Level Flight Inspections Near DC Airport? On Saturday, June 11, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operated several low-level aircraft approaches below 1,000 feet in the vicinity of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Pentagon, and..

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Client Spotlight: CAE Top Simulation & Training Company

CAE Overview CAE Top  Simulation & Training Company. CAE is a global leader in delivering training for the civil aviation, defense and security and health care markets. We design and integrate the industry’s most comprehensive training solutions, anchored by the knowledge..

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Offshore Terrorism Threat – Be Prepared and To Do the Right Thing at the Right Moment

By Captain B Thomas AFNI GEA Inspector/Auditor at ISM,ISO Vessel Assurance Inspector Is the Offshore Industry Prepared for the Current Turbulent Times? Of course I am referring to a well known motto by the admirable Baden – Powell. However, is the..

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FAA Expands Drone Detection Pathfinder Initiative

FAA Expands Drone Detection Pathfinder Initiative May 9, 2016 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding the part of its Pathfinder Program that focuses on detecting and identifying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying too close to airports. Today the FAA..

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New FAA Funding Changes for Airport Rail Projects

FAA Proposes Policy Change to PFC Funding for Airport Rail Projects New FAA Funding Changes for Airport Rail Projects – Today, the FAA issued a Federal Register Notice seeking public comment on proposed changes in the Passenger Facility Charge program. Currently,..

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Latest FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements

Latest FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements Latest FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements – Speaking today at the AUVSI annual conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing a broad-based advisory committee..

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AQT at WATS 2016 World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow

AQT at WATS 2016 World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow, Shingle Creek Report, Orlando, Florida April 18-21 – AQT Solutions is proud to be exhibiting ATMS (Advanced Training Management System) for the 16th year in a row at WATS 2016, the..

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FAA Expands Online Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration

FAA Expands Online Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration Thursday, March 31 – Starting today, owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) used for commercial, public and other non-model aircraft operations will be able to use the FAA’s new, streamlined, web-based registration..

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FAA Doubles Blanket Altitude for Many UAS Flights

FAA Doubles Blanket Altitude for Many UAS Flights After a comprehensive risk analysis, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the unmanned aircraft (UAS) “blanket” altitude authorization for Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators to 400 feet. Previously,..

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