Links to our favorite online content and news from the aviation industry during the past week.
Iran’s Transport Minister Abbas Akhoondi recently spoke with 300 aviation executives in Tehran. During the discussion he urged foreign companies to invest in Iran’s aviation sector now that sanctions have been lifted.
The Transport Minister also discussed Iran’s zero-tolerance policy with respect to corruption and middlemen trying to get involved in the country’s purchasing.
Aviation groups are pleading for Congress to stop a proposal to privatize parts of the United States air traffic control system.
Lawmakers are set to debate a proposal from House Republicans to create a non-governmental agency to take over air traffic control from the FAA.
This roundup from Skift highlights popular aviation trends of the last week.
Trends discussed include Crystal Cabin award nominees focusing on innovations that reduce weight, Singapore Airlines offering unlimited data roaming in flight for a fee and new routes to Hawaii.
Smithsonian.com highlights ‘far-out’ designs in aviation engineering, including a new concept for a removable, parachute-equipped airplane cabin.
In a guest post for Midwest Real Estate News, Rick Nini writes about the trend of real estate companies turning to private aviation for client meetings.
“But, as experienced real estate professionals know so well, there are limits to emails and videoconferencing, details that are not always apparent in digital renderings or virtual walkthroughs There are many times when there is simply no substitute for being there in person.”
Recent News and Resources form Belfort Instrument
The new Model 6400 which has been specifically design to meet the requirements of Meteorological Optical Range (MOR) measurements for applications including synoptic stations, lighthouses, highways, resort areas, as well as shipboard and other marine platforms is now available. The Model 6400 visibility sensor is the latest in a long line of forward scatter visibility sensors manufactured by Belfort for more than 50 years. The 6400 provides visibility measurements from 20 feet (6m) to 50 miles (80km).
Have you ever wondered how likely your US flight is to arrive on time?
We analyzed data from the United States Bureau of Transportation Statistics that tracked over 18 million flights between 2012 and 2014 to find the answer.
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