Things With Wings http://aviationweek.com/blog/6696/feed en Trump Carrier Impact: Faster Automation http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation <div class="node-body blog-body">The president-elect just sped up automation in A&D manufacturing.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/trump-carrier-impact-faster-automation#comments Defense automation offshore Trump North America Things With Wings Ares On Space Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:36:00 +0000 1549101 at http://aviationweek.com POTUS Polka In the Sky http://aviationweek.com/blog/potus-polka-sky <div class="node-body blog-body">To Polka is to do a whole lotta fancy footwork. A new audit by the Government Accountability Office shows that the same is required when military and homeland security aircraft and personnel take the President of the United States out for business and pleasure. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/potus-polka-sky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/potus-polka-sky#comments Blog Defense Things With Wings Fri, 28 Oct 2016 21:37:00 +0000 1531721 at http://aviationweek.com Vulture Disaster: Bad Luck, Poor Planning or Fate? http://aviationweek.com/blog/vulture-disaster-bad-luck-poor-planning-or-fate <div class="node-body blog-body">A basic tenet of pre-flight planning is to “become familiar with all available information concerning that flight….” That’s a tall order given the ever-growing glut of information available, and one that I have to admit I do not always carry out 100%, particularly for a pleasure flight on a known route.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/vulture-disaster-bad-luck-poor-planning-or-fate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/vulture-disaster-bad-luck-poor-planning-or-fate#comments Blog Business Aviation Things With Wings Tue, 11 Oct 2016 08:37:00 +0000 1522451 at http://aviationweek.com 50 And Counting For The BK117-850D2 http://aviationweek.com/blog/50-and-counting-bk117-850d2 <div class="node-body blog-body">Six years after the first BK117-850D2 was converted the 50th conversion is about to be completed.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/50-and-counting-bk117-850d2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/50-and-counting-bk117-850d2#comments Blog Things With Wings Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:15:00 +0000 1506991 at http://aviationweek.com K-MAX Is Back http://aviationweek.com/blog/k-max-back <div class="node-body blog-body">After a 12 year hiatus the K-MAX is back in production.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/k-max-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/k-max-back#comments Blog Things With Wings Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:12:00 +0000 1495381 at http://aviationweek.com Third Generation Flying Eye Hospital Set For Departure http://aviationweek.com/blog/third-generation-flying-eye-hospital-set-departure <div class="node-body blog-body">Orbis International is planning to take its “new” Boeing MD-10 Flying Eye hospital on its inaugural work trip next month, a back-to-the-future mission to China, the inaugural destination for the first Orbis flying eye hospital, a DC-8, back in 1982.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/third-generation-flying-eye-hospital-set-departure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/third-generation-flying-eye-hospital-set-departure#comments Aircraft & Technology Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:25:00 +0000 1496811 at http://aviationweek.com Future Of The Super Puma In Doubt? http://aviationweek.com/blog/future-super-puma-doubt <div class="node-body blog-body">Taking a look at the future of the Super Puma.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/future-super-puma-doubt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/future-super-puma-doubt#comments Blog Things With Wings Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:28:00 +0000 1477881 at http://aviationweek.com <p>EC225s sit idle awaiting the lifting of the EASA Emergency Airworthiness Directive that has grounded the European Super Pumas.</p> Dynamic Aviation - Where Niche Is King http://aviationweek.com/blog/dynamic-aviation-where-niche-king <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Bridgewater, Virginia, June 2016</p></div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/dynamic-aviation-where-niche-king" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/dynamic-aviation-where-niche-king#comments Blog Things With Wings Sun, 19 Jun 2016 20:36:00 +0000 1470501 at http://aviationweek.com Smithsonian Air & Space Museum "Innovations in Flight" Day http://aviationweek.com/blog/smithsonian-air-space-museum-innovations-flight-day <div class="node-body blog-body">The Udvar-Hazy center at Washington Dulles International Airport was the venue for the annual Smithsonian Innovations in Flight Day, this year coinciding with the US Coast Guard's centennial celebrations. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/smithsonian-air-space-museum-innovations-flight-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/smithsonian-air-space-museum-innovations-flight-day#comments Blog Things With Wings Ares Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16:44:00 +0000 1470491 at http://aviationweek.com In Pictures: Russia's New Narrowbody Rolls Out http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-russias-new-narrowbody-rolls-out <div class="node-body blog-body">Russian aircraft manufacturer United Aircraft Corporation this morning rolled out a prototype of its new single-aisle aircraft, MC-21. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-russias-new-narrowbody-rolls-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-russias-new-narrowbody-rolls-out#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:54:00 +0000 1464061 at http://aviationweek.com Five Takeaways From a Visit to Airbus http://aviationweek.com/blog/five-takeaways-visit-airbus <div class="node-body blog-body">Airbus's annual Innovation Days briefing has drawn more than 170 aerospace journalists from around the globe to Hamburg, Germany. Here are five takeaways from the first day of the event.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/five-takeaways-visit-airbus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/five-takeaways-visit-airbus#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Global Things With Wings Tue, 31 May 2016 07:24:00 +0000 1460051 at http://aviationweek.com Why Argentina Was Chosen For Record-Breaking Perlan II Attempts http://aviationweek.com/blog/why-argentina-was-chosen-record-breaking-perlan-ii-attempts <div class="node-body blog-body">The Airbus Group's Perlan II glider is attempting to break the world record of wing-borne altitude this summer, aiming to reach 90,000 ft. Choosing the right place is essential to the success of the flight, so why did the team choose Argentina? </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/why-argentina-was-chosen-record-breaking-perlan-ii-attempts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/why-argentina-was-chosen-record-breaking-perlan-ii-attempts#comments Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Fri, 13 May 2016 11:11:00 +0000 1449941 at http://aviationweek.com Scarecrow Patrol Goes Awry for J-5A Cub http://aviationweek.com/blog/scarecrow-patrol-goes-awry-j-5a-cub <div class="node-body blog-body">I’m not sure which is a more far-fetched – that farmers in Florida use Piper J-5A Cubs to buzz corn fields at 5-15 ft. altitude to scare off birds, or that a there are Cub pilots out there wearing helmets.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/scarecrow-patrol-goes-awry-j-5a-cub" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/scarecrow-patrol-goes-awry-j-5a-cub#comments Blog Business Aviation Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Mon, 09 May 2016 07:21:00 +0000 1447941 at http://aviationweek.com LAN Peru commence Washington DC service http://aviationweek.com/blog/lan-peru-commence-washington-dc-service <div class="node-body blog-body">LAN Peru started service to Washington on May 2nd, with flight LA2800 arriving from Lima at 6.30pm.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/lan-peru-commence-washington-dc-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/lan-peru-commence-washington-dc-service#comments Airlines & Airports Things With Wings Tue, 03 May 2016 14:44:00 +0000 1446411 at http://aviationweek.com In Pictures: First U.S.-Built Airbus Delivered http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-first-us-built-airbus-delivered <div class="node-body blog-body">Airbus delivered their first U.S.-built aircraft to JetBlue Airways on Monday. The A321-200, sporting tail number N965JT, was handed over to JetBlue during a ceremony at Airbus' new final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-first-us-built-airbus-delivered" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/blog/pictures-first-us-built-airbus-delivered#comments Blog Commercial Aviation Things With Wings Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:36:00 +0000 1443471 at http://aviationweek.com