Apple’s iPad receives FAA certification as an electronic flight bag

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Jeppesen, the company that produces most of the paper and electronic “Jepp charts” used by pilots for preflight planning and inflight navigation, announced late last week that jet charter operator Executive Jet Management has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration to use the Jeppesen Mobile TC App for iPad as an alternative to paper charts….

EASA reneges on PPL Instructor promise

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EASA is going back on its pledge to re-introduce the PPL Flying Instructor and is insisting that PPL instructors have ‘demonstrated a CPL level of theoretical knowledge’, despite near-unanimous demand for change from the industry and widespread political support. The Agency’s excuse for doing so seems flimsy – it says comments on its original proposal…

Weight & Balance calculations on the field with the iPhone

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A very useful tool for computing helicopter weight & balance is available for the iPhone on the Apple Store. iBal is a dedicated Helicopter weight and balance app for iPhone. Designed from the ground up for professional and private helicopter pilots, it provides for quick and easy entry of loads and checks against type-specific weight,…

ICARUS 2010 – 2nd International Aero Expo Athens

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AOPA HELLAS and the organizational committee of ICARUS 2010 would like to invite you to participate to the 2nd International Aero Expo of Athens ICARUS 2010 to be hosted at Tatoi Airfield (LGTT), Athens. ICARUS Aero Expo Athens 2010 is the only International Business and General Aviation Exhibition in Southern Europe. Southern Europe is proving…

Opposed Piston Opposed Cylinder (OPOC) engine for the EC120

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Eurocopter has revealed it is evaluating the potential for powering a light helicopter (EC120) with a unique diesel engine developed by US company EcoMotors. A diesel engine could reduce fuel consumption by 40% over a turbine engine, and EcoMotors’ Opposed Piston Opposed Cylinder (OPOC) engine is claimed to be significantly smaller, lighter, simpler and cheaper…