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What’s That Silver Plane in the Air? Air Canada’s Lockheed 10-A Takes to the Skies to Mark the Airline’s 80th Anniversary

In honor of Air Canada’s 80th anniversary, Air Canada’s Lockheed 10A vintage aircraft took to the skies across Canada. After taking from Vancouver, BC, the L-10A made overnight stops as well as fuel stops at airports across Canada, and was on public display at the Royal Aviation Museum in Winnipeg on September 13 and 14. More information is at: http://www.royalaviationmuseum.com.

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King Airs and Caravans Serve Special Mission Needs

When it comes to special mission aircraft, Textron Aviation has a deep lineup of airplanes suited to the task, ranging from the single-engine piston Cessna 172 to its most sophisticated Citation jets. But its most popular mission-oriented aircraft come in two turboprop types, the Caravan single-engine and the twin-engine King Air series. Both product lines are prime examples of dual-purposing, with a large following in the civil market for everything from owner-flown transport to commercial charter and business aviation flight departments. But these aircraft, when equipped for specific non-commercial or military operations, show their true mettle.

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Maintaining Floatplanes

As one might intuitively guess, maintaining floatplanes and amphibians – particularly those which routinely operate commercial charters or scheduled services and need to provide very high levels of operational reliability – is a rather more specialized and MRO-intensive business than is maintaining aircraft which fly only from runways on land.

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North Star Air Basler BT-67 – An Investment in the North, Fast Facts, a & Brief History

THUNDER BAY – AVIATION – Northern communities increasingly depend on a solid supply chain to get their food, fuel and medical supplies. Climate change and increasingly extreme changes in winter weather are creating problems for the winter road networks.

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Installing Radial Engines – DIY Or DDOF

Installing Radial Engines – DIY Or DDOFMany small aircraft pilots take great pride in their planes, and are also knowledgeable about the mechanic side of things. While maintaining a radial engine may be one task, installing a new engine will often require professional help. This can provide benefit in terms of safety of installation, but it is also appropriate to have a second set of eyes to inspect the work. A trained mechanic can become the difference between a successful installation and more money that is spent on repairs and parts.

While an installation does mean that the engine itself will be fresh from the manufacturer with all new parts, many pilots do sometimes neglect to replace adjunct parts when having an engine fitted. It is important to note that replacing all accessories and parts, like carburetors and fuel pumps, is also a good practice for upkeep and for flight time. This can ensure that no one part of the array is compensating for a worn out o-ring or gasket as well. Continue reading Installing Radial Engines – DIY Or DDOF

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The Importance Of Change In Engine Design

The Importance Of Change In Engine DesignSince the introduction of the PT6 engine in the early 1960s, this turbine has become a standard for airplanes in many smaller commercial fleets and with private pilots. The original engine design marked a significant turning point in aviation, since it provided a lighter weight option to radials, and could still deliver the horsepower that was necessary for extended flights. While this was applicable to industry use, it also meant that smaller aircrafts could perform at a stronger capacity. Continue reading The Importance Of Change In Engine Design

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Aircraft Engine Monitoring Systems And How They Work

Aircraft Engine Monitoring Systems And How They WorkAircraft engine monitoring systems are pieces of technology that can really help you to gauge the health and status of your aircraft. Using these monitoring systems, a pilot can determine just what maintenance may be required for an airplane engine which could be experiencing malfunctions, or simply help him or her to determine if their airplane engine is in sound condition for a day of flying. These systems are often used on commercial aircraft, but are popular for personal aircraft as well. Continue reading Aircraft Engine Monitoring Systems And How They Work

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Pratt & Whitney Soon To Shake Up The World Of Aircraft Engines For Sale

Pratt & Whitney Soon To Shake Up The World Of Aircraft Engines For SaleFor decades, Pratt & Whitney has been considered one of the top names in the world of commercial aircraft engine development. Not only does Pratt & Whitney provide some of the world’s top-ranked commercial engines, but it also has a network of government contracts. Continue reading Pratt & Whitney Soon To Shake Up The World Of Aircraft Engines For Sale

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