Links to our favorite online content and news from the aviation industry during the past week.
In a recent blog post Michael Huerta, the FAA administrator, said that ‘the dedicated professionals at the Federal Aviation Administration made significant progress this year as we continued to modernize and streamline the nation’s air traffic system while also preparing the way for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to safely play a growing role in aviation.’
Mr. Huerta discussed the agency’s policy to require registration of drones and a program to replace computer systems.
In this interview from Forbes Vistara CEO Phee Teik Yeoh discusses the company’s future and the state of the Indian aviation industry.
He also talks about the ‘high cost of operations and low margins that have been the bane of India aviation.’
Writing for the India Times, Souvik Ray discusses NASA research on fuel consumption, pollution and noise from airplanes that could lead to a $250 billion savings.
Temasek Polytechnic just opened a 6,000 square meter, $30 million facility to train both students and adults for work in the aviation industry.
As Changi Airport continues to expand there is a growing demand for skilled workers in the area.
Textron Aviation, the parent company of Cessna and Beechcraft has entered into an agreement to acquire Able Engineering, an aircraft repair/overhaul company in Arizona.
Details have not been announced yet, but analysts speculate that the deal could be a way for Textron to protect itself in down business cycles.
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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