What is a Flight Information Service?

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  A Flight Information Service (FIS) is an Air Traffic Service provided by Air Traffic Service Units (ATSU) and Flight Information Region (FIR) Centres to aircraft flying in uncontrolled airspace for the purpose of supplying information to pilots which is useful for the safe, orderly and efficient conduct of flights.    The FIS is probably the service most…

Rolls-Royce RR300 to power new Robinson helicopter R66

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The new R66 model, a five-seater, is Robinson Helicopter Company’s first venture into gas turbine-powered rotorcraft and will complement the company’s existing line of piston-powered aircraft.Rolls-Royce expects FAA type certification by 2008 with full-rate production to follow.Under the agreement with Robinson Helicopter, Rolls-Royce will provide several hundred RR300 engines in upcoming years.Rolls-Royce is the world-leading…