Aerial Firefighting Conference in Athens

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21st & 22nd October 2008, Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, Greece. The new millenium has experienced some of the worst fires around the globe in living memory.  Not just wildfires that affect huge swathes of forest, savannah and agricultural land, but also fires occurring in suburban areas and city high-rise buildings as a result of both deliberate and…

Sikorsky’s X2 TECHNOLOGY™ Demonstrator Achieves First Flight

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HORSEHEADS, N.Y., Aug. 27, 2008 – Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation successfully completed the first flight of its X2 TECHNOLOGY™ Demonstrator, maneuvering the prototype aircraft through hover, forward flight, and a hover turn, in a test flight that lasted approximately 30 minutes. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Sikorsky Chief Test Pilot Kevin Bredenbeck…

Lycoming Engines Announces IO/O-360 Automotive Gas Approval Program

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Williamsport, PA – June 2, 2008 – Recognizing global concerns about the immediate an long-term availability of aviation grade 100LL fuel, Lycoming Engines, a Textron INC. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced an unleaded automotive gasoline approval program for its standard compression ratio O-360 and IO-360 product lines. Unleaded 93 AKI automotive gasoline conforming to either Euro…

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…