Two Eagles Team Launches Pacific Flight

Two Eagles Team Launches Pacific Flight »

Two balloonists lifted off from Saga, Japan, about 6:30 a.m. local time on Saturday in a quest to cross the Pacific and set new distance and duration records for their category of aircraft. Troy Bradley, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev plan to continue flying for up to 10 days, perhaps to Albuquerque or beyond. More

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Banyan Pilot Shop to Host MyGoFlight iPad Seminar

Fort Lauderdale, FL - Banyan Pilot Shop will host MyGoFlight's iPad Takes Flight! EFB Challenge - Connected Flight(TM) Edition Seminar. This seminar is designed to advance the use of iPads and tablets as an Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and a connection to critical information and on-board navigational systems during all phases of flights. The goals of Connected Flight(TM) are to improve safety, reduce stress, simplify flight operations, and increase the number and duration of flights.

First Wave Aerospace Announces New Inventory Acquisition

First Wave Aerospace is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a substantial inventory of aircraft ducting, manifolds and tubing. First Wave has obtained the surplus inventory from a world-class component repair center and former manufacturer of aircraft ducting.

Ethiopian Airlines is First in Africa to Operate B787 Dreamliner Simulator

Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian), the largest and most profitable airline in Africa, continued its pursuit of aviation technology leadership with the acquisition of the first-ever B787 Dreamliner full flight simulator in Africa. The installation and build-up of the full flight simulator is in progress at Ethiopian's main hub in Addis Ababa and the first pilot training in the B787 flight simulator will start in March 2015.