MIDWEEK UPDATE 15 JUNE 2016
THIS WEEK IN MIDWEEK UPDATE
AvClicks Photo Competition……Plan Your Weekend……..Forthcoming Events
Aviation News………. Worldwide Incidents and Accidents
This Week in Aviation History………Advertising Rate Card
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17-19: Memorial fly in and airshow Mafeking. Cancelled
18: Whisper Carnarvon fly in. For information go to www.facebook/whisperaircraft
25: Rustenburg (FARG) Breakfast Fly-In 25 June 2016. Rustenburg Airfield info: Elevation: 3700 feet Runway: 16 and 34, 1200 meters long, asphalt Frequency: 122.4 Coordinates 25°38'39?S 027°16'16?E
28 -29: Aviation Festival Africa Sandton Convention Centre Johannesburg. Contact Bianca Wiener e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
1-2: SAPFA SA Landing Championship training day. SAPFA SA Landing Championship. Contact Mauritz du Plessis e-mail: email@example.com Cell 083 601 1042 Wynand Uys e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Frank Eckard e-mail: email@example.com Cell: 083 269 1516
6: EAA Chapter 322 monthly meeting, Dickie Fritz Moth Hall Edenvale. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
6-7: Aero Club safety campaign, Free State. Wednesday 6 July Bloemfontein Tempe Airport evening. Thursday 7 July Bethlehem Flying Club evening.
8 to 10: Absolute Aviation Beechcraft and Cessna fly away to St Lucia KwaZulu Natal. Contact Lizere Malan Tel: 011 548 3000 E-mail: email@example.com
13: Aero Club safety campaign, Northern Cape. Wednesday 13 July Upington Flying Club evening.
14-15: SAC Nationals New Tempe Airfield, Bloemfontein. Contact Annie Boon e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
16: New Tempe airshow. Contact Andre Steyn e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 093 441 3903
15-17: Taildraggers fly in Nylstroom. Contact Richard Nicholson e-mail: email@example.com
16: SAPFA Hoedspruit fun rally. Contact Wynand Uys e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
22-23: Middleburg airshow. Contact Richard Lovett e-mail: email@example.com Cell: 082 771 8775
25-31: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA. Camping on the airfield contact Neil Bowden e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hotels in Appleton contact Calvin Fabig e-mail: email@example.com
27-28: Aero Club safety campaign, Mpumalanga. Wednesday 27 July Nelspruit Flying Club evening. Thursday 28 Middelburg Flying Club evening.
PIPER AIRCRAFT'S ARCHER DX DIESEL ENGINE TBR INCREASED
Photo © Piper
The lifetime extension was possible due to several design improvements engineered in the last two years. Through key improvements, continuous testing and field experience, the CD-155 is now rated to a TBR of 2,100 hours. The TBR of the CD-155 increases from 1,200 hours to 2,100 hours. In addition, the gearbox and timing chain will be rated for 1,200 hours. "This is a major step forward and advancement for the Archer DX and Piper Customers. This improvement helps further strengthen the value proposition of this innovative aircraft. Considering that many of our customers our flight training operators who need to control costs, the Archer DX is quickly becoming the value leader in the single engine trainer market", remarked Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft, Inc.
Powered by the Continental CD-155 diesel engine, the Archer DX cruises at a speed of 114 KTAS / 211 km/h (at 70% power) on only 5.8 gph / 22 kph of jet fuel. The G1000 avionics come standard and provide a great mix of low workload and high technology. The special flight school interior, and the aircraft overall, -are designed to stand up to the rigors of flight training. The Archer DX offers competitive operating economics with a proven airframe perfect for flight training organizations worldwide.
Photo© BAE Systems
The deployment marks the first time these systems have been used in combat operations from an Air Force fixed-wing platform and comes on the heels of the U.S. Marine Corps fielding the rockets on AV-8B fixed-wing aircraft. The APKWS rocket, a mid-body guidance kit that transforms a standard unguided munition into a precision laser-guided rocket, has proven highly successful for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps since 2012 and has also been used by U.S. Army Apache helicopters in combat.
SOLAR IMPULSE LANDS IN NEW YORK COMPLETING THE CROSSING OF THE UNITED STATES
Photo © Solar Image
Photo © Sukhoi/CityJet
Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company and SuperJet International (a joint venture between Leonardo-Finmeccanica Company and Sukhoi Holding) celebrated the delivery of the first Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) to CityJet, which becomes the first European SSJ100 customer. The Irish airline will lease 15 SSJ100 aircraft with an option for additional 16. The deal is worth over 1 Billion USD, including option and after-sales services.
The ceremony was held in Venice (Italy) at the SuperJet International's premises where the first SSJ100 in the CityJet livery was unveiled.
Dublin-based CityJet operates from key airports in Europe, including London City Airport. The airline will receive three 3 aircraft in 2016, with the remainder from 2017 onwards. The SSJ 100 achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification in 2012.
The CityJet aircraft is in the 98-seat configuration with an exclusive interior designed by Pininfarina, five abreast seating in a generous 32" seat pitch combining with a wider seat and cabin height of over 2m.
SuperJet International will also provide CityJet with the technical support through a SuperCare agreement for 12 years. CityJet crews are being trained at the Training Center in Venice.
Photo © Cessna
Cessna Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today celebrates Hahn Air's addition of a Citation Sovereign at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. Through an exclusively Citation operated fleet, Hahn Air provides domestic and international scheduled and charter flights from Germany.
"We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship with Hahn Air and are thrilled to continue it as they expand their fleet with a second Citation Sovereign," said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Textron Aviation. "Hahn Air's success exclusively operating Citations underscores the platform's versatility and that it is ideally suited to the European region."
Hahn Air will take delivery of the Sovereign in June after the completion of select upgrades at Textron Aviation's Wichita Service Center. The aircraft received avionics upgrades, an interior refurbishment and customized paint scheme to match Hahn Air's existing fleet of two Citation CJ4s and a Citation Sovereign.
"We are pleased to extend our relationship with Textron Aviation," Daniel Rudas, general manager and COO of Hahn Air Lines. "The order for yet another Cessna Citation Sovereign is a strategic move that will enable us to produce strong returns with the aircraft's outstanding medium to long range performance, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort. With this new addition to our thriving fleet, we will reinforce our commitment to delivering exceptional convenience, performance and reliability to all our passengers."
HAINAN AIRLINES CELEBRATE DELIVERY OF AIRLINES' FIRST 787-9 DREAMLINER
Photo © Hainan Airlines
Boeing and Hainan Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first 787-9 Dreamliner. Hainan becomes China's first operator of both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family.
"The 787-9 Dreamliner will be a great addition to our long-haul fleet," said Mou Weigang, Vice Chairman, Hainan Airlines. "The 787-9's super efficiency, capability and in-flight experience will accelerate our market position internationally." eing and Hainan Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first 787-9 Dreamliner. Hainan becomes China's first operator of both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family.
"We are honored to celebrate this milestone delivery with both ALC and Hainan Airlines," said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior vice president of Northeast Asia Sales. "The 787-9 will complement Hainan Airlines' existing 787-8 fleet, enabling the airline to open up new nonstop services for continuous global expansion."
The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 20 feet (6 meters) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly over 40 more passengers an additional 280 nautical miles (520 kilometers) with the same exceptional environmental performance - 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces.
Hainan Airlines, headquartered in Haikou, is one of only seven airlines, and the first in China, to be rated as a five-star airline by Skytrax, which surveys international travelers to rate and review airlines and airports. Boeing airplanes make up more than 85 percent of Hainan's current fleet, which serves 500 domestic and international routes.
USA, Gainesville: The main runway at Gainesville Regional Airport was temporarily closed after a corporate Cessna Citation slid off the runway. The jet was flying in from Boston during heavy rains when it went slightly off-track, skidding over 1000 feet before stopping in a ditch on the side of the runway. The two pilots and one passenger suffered no injuries.
Russia, Kubinka AB: A Sukhoi Su-27 plane of the Russian Air Force's Russian Knights aerobatic squadron returning from a group demonstration flight marking the opening of a monument to airmen near Moscow crashed under unknown circumstances. The pilot died in the crash. The Russian air force has grounded its fleet of Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jets until determining what caused the crash.
21 JUNE 1913
Eighteen year-old Gergia "Tiny" Broadwick is first woman to parachute from an airplane jumping from 1,000' over Los Angeles CA.
Georgia Ann Thompson Broadwick
At the age of 15 she saw Charles Broadwick's World Famous Aeronauts parachute from a hot air balloon and decided to join the travelling troupe. She later became Broadwick's adopted daughter. Although she would eventually make her jumps from an airplane, in her earlier career she was jumping from balloons. Billed as "the doll girl," Tiny began performing aerial skydives and stunts while wearing a "life preserver" designed by her adopted father. On December 28, 1908, Tiny made her very first jump out of a hot air balloon. The skydiving family travelled around and performed at fairs, carnivals, and parks. The appeal of the Broadwick Flying troupe, according to Tiny, was that "it was a very neat and fast act."
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