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The (aviation) chaos theory – Israeli version

The fuel contamination that grounded many international and domestic flights in Israel last week exposed a characteristic of aviation – one single problem can create chaos. It was the ash cloud in Europe last year; it was fuel contamination last week in Israel on a smaller scale. This fact will apparently not be changed, but as […]

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Virtual armour, helicopter style

   To say, it will not be an easy task in an understatement, but they will try because the threat is becoming more imminent. The talk about it at this point is in low profile, as if not to create expectations but something is going on. I can say with a great degree of confidence […]

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The planned Palestinian state – a high altitude problem

The anticipated declaration of a Palestinian sovereign state, in September, is creating some thoughts and worries about aviation issues that will no doubt need a fast solution, if indeed there is one. The two parts of the planned Palestinian state, the west bank and Gaza strip, do not have any operational aviation facilities. The west […]

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Hot market getting hotter

The crowded Israeli skies seem to lure more and more businessmen that think they have the formula to make money by offering “the right thing” to passengers. A group of Israeli aviation entrepreneurs are getting ready to join the already very competitive market. They are negotiating the purchase of two Boeing 737-300s and have applied […]

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Hit the fire on its head

Firefighting aircraft will be more capable of performing accurate “water bombing” with the help of very advanced Israeli developed electro optical payloads. It’s nice to know that this advanced and ripe technology can be used for such a purpose in addition to its other uses, mainly as a locator of targets for sophisticated weapon systems. […]

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Israeli GA: an urgent change of attitude is needed

The Israeli civil aviation authority (CAA) has declared more than once that its efforts are mainly focused at rearranging the issues that concern commercial aviation: namely the airlines. This in an effort to gain back the category 1 safety status taken from Israel almost three years ago. Last week, another general aviation accident claimed lives. […]

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Unmanned air systems: the inevitable slow process

Visiting Israeli manufacturers of unmanned air systems (UAS) leaves no doubt that one of their main efforts is to comply with the standards that are being built gradually, to allow the full integration of their products into a civil airspace already crowded with manned aircraft. This is not a simple task as the regulators themselves […]

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European air terminals – the backyard

Scientists sometimes go to places that usually are not explored. In some cases this results in surprising findings. That is exactly what happened when they went to see what goes on in the back yard of European airports. A study of European air terminals, conducted by the EU-funded Bemosa project, indicates a definite need to improve security […]

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Survival of the small – Israeli companies team

The only chance small Israeli defence manufacturers have to survive is to join forces domestically and overseas. Here is a recent and very good example. Innocon is a small unmanned air systems (UAS) manufacturer trying to penetrate the international market where three major Israeli UAS manufacturers are also competing with companies from the USA and Europe. […]

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An Israeli “hub” in Jordan

The geopolitical circumstances in the Middle East are creating very interesting if not strange situations. One of these is the fact that Jordan’s capital Amman has become Israel’s hub to the Far East. EL AL, the Israeli airline, flies to some Far East destinations, using a safe route over the Red Sea. Because of the direct […]

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