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  • Video: Timelapse FAA radar shows FedEx aircraft diverted from Memphis hub in heavy storm


    A pilot website has sourced an amazing US Federal Aviation Administration radar track sequence of the Memphis international airport main base of FedEx Express as an intense storm approached and then hit, forcing the aircraft to divert.


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  • Business briefing: 24 October 2006

    News | 23 Oct 2006 23:00

    <P><STRONG>IAI seeks fresh capital for buying spree</STRONG></P> <P>Bond issue Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) is preparing to raise $250 million in 2007 by issuing bonds.The money will be used for investment in infrastructure and the purchase of foreign companies, principally in the USA. The expansion plans are part of the company's strategy for achieving annual sales of $4 billion by 2010 and a net pre-tax margin of 8%. Company sources say the plan is based on building a $9 billion order backlog by 2010. During the first nine months of 2006 IAI has signed new contracts worth $2.2 billion and the sources say the full-year target is $3.5 billion.</P> <P><STRONG>France to help A380 suppliers</STRONG></P> <P>bail-out France is set to provide financial support for some of the sub-contractors affected by delays to the Airbus A380 programme and has formed a working group to assess the time lag's impact on the French aerospace industry. "The government is closely monitoring the decisions mahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Business-briefing-24-October-2006-210054/
  • Video: Timelapse FAA radar shows FedEx aircraft diverted from Memphis hub in heavy storm

    News | 25 May 2006 13:29

    A pilot website has sourced an amazing US Federal Aviation Administration radar track sequence of the Memphis international airport main base of FedEx Express as an intense storm approached and then hit, forcing the aircraft to divert.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Video-Timelapse-FAA-radar-shows-FedEx-aircraft-diverted-from-Memphis-hub-in-heavy-storm-206883/
  • Honeywell lands upgrades for precision approach aids

    News | 13 Jun 2005 23:00

    Honeywell&nbsp;is to improve its satellite-based precision approach aids for airports after the FAA agreed a $4.5 million modification to its existing Category 1 Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS) contract.<BR><BR>Honeywell will provide a hardware and software update, incorporating a new set of system integrity algorithms, into its existing SLS-3000 Beta-LAAS ground systems at Memphis International Airport.<BR><BR>A LAAS ground station helps improve the accuracy of Global Positioning System (GPS) systems by transmitting a local correction signal to nearby aircraft. A single ground station can provide coverage for all runway ends at most airports.<BR><BR>John Oelschlaeger, director of Honeywell's satellite landing systems business, says: "The new integrity algorithms are designed to monitor and mitigate potential disturbances which could adversely affect the integrity of the signals being broadcast by a LAAS ground facility to aircraft.<BR><BR>"During the next 18 months, the FAA/Honehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Honeywell-lands-upgrades-for-precision-approach-aids-199432/
  • MASS moves towards development

    News | 03 Jun 2002 23:00

    <p>L-3/Thales joint venture Aviation Communication &amp; Surveillance Systems (ACSS) is hoping to begin full-scale development of the Military Airborne Surveillance System (MASS). This follows the successful conclusion of a series of trial flights demonstrating to the US Air Force its capabilities for inflight rendezvous, formation flying and station keeping.</p> <p>MASS was recently demonstrated in conjunction with the US Federal Aviation Administration's surveillance systems evaluation at Memphis International Airport in Tennessee. Taking part in the exercise were a USAF Boeing 707 and ACSS's Cessna Citation V, both equipped with MASS, in addition to an air force Bombardier C-21 Learjet fitted with a traffic alert collision avoidance system (TCAS).</p> <p>&quot;TCAS is designed to keep aircraft apart and we're using the technology to keep aircraft together such as for in-flight refuelling and formation flying,&quot; says Rich Baldwin, ACSS vice-president military sales. </p> <p>Thhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/MASS-moves-towards-development-148962/
  • FedEx helps pilot twin safety package

    News | 25 Jun 2001 23:00

    <p>Memphis International Airport is the first US airport where both a GPS-based Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS) airborne and ground equipment are in service. A Honeywell/Pelorus SLS-3000 LAAS ground station was installed in February. A FedEx Boeing 727-200 serving as a testbed is equipped with Rockwell Collins multi-mode receivers to communicate with the LAAS ground station. </p> <p>LAAS augments the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), providing an all-weather approach and landing capability, including Category I, II and III precision approaches. It allows for curved approach paths, not possible using the current 40-year-old instrument landing systems. </p> <p>In 1999, the FAA entered into cost-sharing partnerships for LAAS research and development and production with teams led by Honeywell and Raytheon competing for the work. Steven Hodges, LAAS product team leader, says the FAA is in the final stage of a deal with AIRSYS/ATM to add a third competitor. </p> <p>LAAS procuremhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/FedEx-helps-pilot-twin-safety-package-132435/
  • Power in the tower

    News | 25 Jun 2001 23:00

    <p>US industry and government have been working on technologies to improve flight safety for three years. The result is Safe Flight 21</p> <p>RAMON LOPEZ / MEMPHIS</p> <p>A one-day forum held in Memphis, Tennessee, has showcased progress of a three-year collaboration between government and industry to test emerging technologies designed to improve flight safety while increasing capacity. </p> <p>The event, which took place on 13 June, was spearheaded by the US Federal Aviation Administration, FedEx Express and the Cargo Airline Association (CAA). </p> <p>The backbone of the Safe Flight 21programme is automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) and traffic information services-broadcast (TIS-B). They are designed to demonstrate nine "free flight" operational enhancements such as supply of weather data in the cockpit and better terminal operations in low visibility. </p> <p>The ADS-B equipment relies on the global positioning system (GPS) to "display" targets. An ADS-B-equipphttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Power-in-the-tower-132434/