Redundant employees only part of the burden on El Al’s wings

Some good fuel hedging agreements may result in a small profit for El Al at the end of this year, but this will not change the Israeli airline’s core problem – about 1,000 redundant employees.   The 6,000+ employees of El Al are the heavy weight that is worsening the airline’s situation to a point where it […]

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A big push for the big puller

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Bankers Capital Transportation Leasing Group plans to purchase dozens of narrowbody (NB) and widebody TaxiBot aircraft towing systems from Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), to be operated in North America. A letter of intent regarding the $97 million deal was signed a few days ago.This was a sign of recognition – and the moment the developers […]

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Sensors over Syria – the hunt for chemical weapons

Traffic congestion over Syria. This is the only way to describe the situation involved in monitoring the fast-developing situation in Syria, and who is in control of the country’s stockpile of chemical weapons.   US, Israeli and other sensors, of all types, are looking into Syria and focusing on the areas where, according to intelligence […]

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Air power distribution as the situation changes

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Before the “Arab Spring” was even conceived, the Israeli air force (IAF) decided to make its Nevatim facility in southern Israel a major base for combat and transport squadrons.The Lockheed Martin F-35s the IAF plans to receive in 2017 will be based at Nevatim. This base will also receive the Lockheed Martin C-130Js that have […]

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The craving for new ‘gadgets’ – the pilots’ side

The minute people bought their first digital camera or smartphone, they became exposed to the planned new generation of these two gadgets waiting around the corner.   Even if the purchased electronic devices worked perfectly, blogs have been full of information about the next versions, which will “give you a better experience”.   This trend […]

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Teaching people how to handle unmanned air systems

It was expected but the pace is surprising. In parallel with the growing use of unmanned air systems (UAS) in the world, clients need someone to show them how to best use the systems, and that is good business.   First there were simulators that allowed basic training. However, this is not enough anymore. The […]

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El Al – the Israeli government may act

The Israeli government may take action if El Al’s financial state threatens its ability to continue its operations.   While El Al is a public company, it is still considered the “flag carrier”. This is not only because the government has a “golden share” in the airline, but also because it has a strategic value […]

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FOD solution approved – but will the market respond?

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The FAA has recently published its final performance assessment report on the FODetect system. The report follows an interim performance assessment.Results show that the hybrid sensor solution, consisting of integrated radar and electro-optical sensors, meets or exceeds the highest level of performance in every parameter required by FAA regulation.This did not surprise the developers and […]

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Boeing, Elbit UAS agreement – more than meets the eye

The press release seemed like the many that are distributed during air shows. But the one released yesterday by Boeing and Elbit Systems is not only different, it is really an earthquake.   A leading manufacturer of unmanned air systems (UAS) teams up with an aerospace superpower. Such an event will have many consequences. The […]

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Small movements of a giant – Israel’s high sensitivity

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When giants make small movements they can send shockwaves that will be detected at very long distances. China is one such giant, and it has recently made small movements that are still being investigated. One thing is already clear – the international arms market is going to change, or rather be transformed. In Israel all […]

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