Archive | January, 2011

Targo targo helmet in rocket racing

  Israeli cutting edge technology is helping the American rocket racing league. According to the league’s website,  Rocket Racing is the equivalent of Formula One racing in the sky, using rocket-powered aircraft flown by Top Gun pilots and astronauts. The league is using the Elbit systems Targo advanced pilot helmet to allow the pilots of […]

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AIR WAR -Israeli CAA VS IATA

The open war between Giovanni Bisignani, IATA’s director general, and Giora Rom, director general of the Israeli civil aviation authority (CAA), has reached a new peak. The outcome: the relations between the two bodies are non-existent and the Israeli side is not ready to lower the flames. Rom repeats his criticism on Bisignani and he […]

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dogfight over Israel

Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi and Barack Obama may soon be engaged in a “dog fight” over Israel. The competition aimed at selecting a new advanced trainer for the Israeli air force (IAF) already has inputs that are not directly connected to the quality and capabilities of the two potential aircraft. The request for information (RFI) for […]

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Low cost terminal ?

A problem of definition. Can a charter or scheduled airline perform part of their flights as low cost and enjoy the benefits? The Israeli airport authority thinks that the answer is negative and this may end in the Supreme Court. Arkia ,the Israeli airline, is expanding its low cost operations and plans such flights to […]

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IAF’s SAMSON

 The favourite name for the Israeli airforce’s (IAF) Lockheed Martin C-130 J is “Samson”. That is according to a poll between airforce staff and other aviation related persons. The IAF dubs all its aircraft with Hebrew names. The Currently operated C-130 E/Hs are dubbed “Karnaf” (rhinoceros). If the “Samson” becomes official, the C-130 Hercules is about […]

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Pilots heading for Ben-Gurion…prepare for ramp inspection

If you are an airline pilot heading for Ben-Gurion international airport in Israel be ready for a ramp inspection in one of your next flights. The Israeli civil aviation authority (CAA) has stepped up its presence in the airport as part of its reorganization. The effort of building an effective regulatory body began before Israel […]

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The Israeli air force and the F-35

When a child wants a new toy, he should have a loving caring mother or a wealthy grandmother. In the case of the Lockheed Martin F-35, the Israeli airforce (IAF) is the child while the USA is the wealthy grandmother. The mother is very caring but with very shallow pockets. The decision to purchase the […]

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